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Drive-By Robbery Of Tourists Reported In Ubud, Bali

Two friends on holiday in Ubud, Bali, have reported a drive-by robbery on the 23rd of November. After reporting the incident to the local police, the friends shared their story on the Facebook group, Ubud Community, to warn others that the crime is resurfacing in the area once again. Drive-by robberies have often been associated …

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Joyland Festival Bali Announces Dates For 2023

Joyland Festival will be returning to Bali in 2023. The festival showcases some of the hottest musical and creative talent Indonesia has to offer…which is heaps! Following a hugely successful comeback event earlier this year, Joyland 2023 will land in Bali on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of March.  Event organizers are remaining coy about …

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Bali Environmentalists Call Out ‘Destruction Of Nature’ In The Name Of Tourism Development

Environmentalists in Bali are calling out the provincial government and private companies that are playing an active role in turning some of Bali’s biodiversity hotspots over to development projects. Speaking at a community discussion titled ‘How Are We?’ In Denpasar on Saturday, the Manager of the Bali Water Protection Program made it abundantly clear the …

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Police Launch Digital Traffic Enforcement System In Bali

Police in Bali are launching a new traffic enforcement system in Denpasar and Badung Regency on Thursday, 24th November. The new system uses cameras to track traffic violations digitally and gives traffic cops the power to snap traffic violations on their smartphones. There are eight new Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) devices across the area.  …

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Global Tourism Forum Discusses A Collaborative Future In Bali

Following the success of the G20 Summit, leaders in the tourism sector from across the world met to participate in the Global Tourism Forum. The event was opened by Indonesia’s Minster for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, at the Movenpick Hotel in Jimbaran, Bali. Leaders from the tourism sector headed to Bali for the …

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Tourism Leaders Call On Bali To Establish Safety Certification

Tourism leaders in Indonesia and Bali are calling on the industry to establish a safety certification to help protect both travelers and businesses. Speaking during a panel discussion, tourism expert Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya called for the island to create a series of health and safety standards to help regulate the sector.  Wijaya said, “Bali …

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Major Renovations Begin On Beachwalk In Bali Hotspot

It has been a long time coming, but construction has finally started on the new sidewalk at Kuta Beach in Bali. The area is one of the island’s most popular and consistently busy areas, yet, the Kuta Beach sidewalk has also become synonymous with traffic doing moped and hoards of tourists. The sidewalk will now be …

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Bali Fraudulent Money Changing Scams Now Showing Up In Canggu

One man and two teenagers have been detained in Canggu, Bali for running a fraudulent money-changing service in the tourism hotspot. One man, named Kadek Rusdiana Wardana, has been arrested and charged, and the teenagers have been released after questioning since they are underage. The three were detained by Badung Police Criminal Investigation Unit and …

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German Surfer Praised For Rescuing Bali Teenager From Drowning

A German tourist has been praised for his quick response in saving the life of a local Balinese teenager in the late afternoon of Sunday, 20th November. The incident occurred on Keramas Beach in South Bali. The 14-year-old boy from Keramas Village was playing in the shallows when he was hit by a large wave …

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Tourist Falls 40m From Bali Cliffside While Trying To Get The Perfect Photo

Bali Search and Rescue teams have saved the life of a tourist who fell 40m from a cliffside in Nusa Penida. Eyewitnesses have confirmed that the injured tourist was posing for photos at the cliff edge when he decided to do a somersault that ended near death. The man in question has been named as …

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Bali Received Over $51 Million In Infrastructural Developments To Host G20 Summit

As the G20 Summit has been and gone, it is now time for organizers, politicians, and people in Bali to reflect on the impact the conference has had on the island. The G20 Summit has been noted as an overall success. Figures are now being released to demonstrate how much economic benefit the event has …

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Health Professionals React To New Sub-Variant Of Covid-19 Rising In Bali

Bali medical practitioners have shared updates about community infection rates for Covid-19 on the island. News of Covid-19 cases has fallen out of conversation and news headlines recently as caseloads were kept at an all-time low. Medical teams in communities across Bali and Indonesia, more broadly, have started to see cases rising.  Medical professionals in …

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