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Ministers Debate Bali’s Status As Tourism Capital Of Indonesia

The debate as to whether Bali is considered the tourism capital of Indonesia has continued this week as the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, addressed the country about his tourism targets and vision for the sector’s economic recovery.  Indonesia’s Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, has made a statement of support for …

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Bali Tourism Director Says Island’s Recovery Is Being Limited By Flight Availability

As the number of international arrivals in Bali steadily increases, the tourism sector is keeping a close eye on every last detail of the island’s recovery to ensure that the industry bounces back efficiently. Speaking at a press conference held by Indonesia’s Minster Tourism and Creative Economies on Monday, the director of Bali tourism also …

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Polish Man Who Served 3-Years In Bali Prison For ATM Tampering Has Been Deported

A polish man who has served 3-years in a Bali prison after being found guilty of skimming ATM machines has been deported. Gawel Amdeusz Wojcik, 38, served his 3-year sentence at Singaraja Class II B Penitentiary. In accordance with his sentencing, Wojcik has been deported to Poland immediately after his release. Wojcik was found guilty …

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Bali Student Steals Temple Donation Box To Pay School Fees

 A high school student in Bali has been caught on CCTV stealing money from a temple donation box. The 16-year-old female student, who is being reported in local media by her initials ESP, was caught on CCTV on Tuesday 21st June.  ESP was caught stealing the sesari (donation box) at Dalem Telepud Temple, Tegalalang District, …

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Young British Couple Remain In Critical Condition In Bali After Moped Crash

A young British couple remains in intensive care in Bali after a serious bike collision on Sunday 12th June. Initial reports from Bali-based news outlets suggested that the couple were knocked unconscious on impact after swerving to avoid a moped turning on the road ahead and both rolled beneath an on-coming car. Reports in UK …

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Bali Tourism Minister Sets Target Of 1.5 Million International Visitors In 2022

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, has announced tourism targets for the second half of 2022. Minister Uno is committed to ensuring that Bali’s tourism economy bounces back as soon as possible by utilizing entrepreneurial spirit and streamlining promotional budgets.  Speaking at a press conference on Monday 20th June, Minister Uno …

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Indonesia Narcotics Agency Will Maintain Zero Tolerance On Drugs In Bali

Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has launched an anti-drugs awareness campaign with a ‘Smash on Drugs’ International Table Tennis Tournament. The event, held at Udayana University in Badung on Sunday 21st June was operand by the Head of the BNN General Petrus Reinhard Golose.  General Golose took the opportunity to speak to the press about …

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Bali Authorities Investigate Money Changers Operating Illegally In Kuta

Authorities in Bali have launched an investigation to crack down on money changers who are operating without the correct paperwork. An operation launched by the Public Civil Service (Satpol PP) and Bank of Indonesia found that eight money-changing outlets in central Kuta were operating without permits and other supporting documents.  The investigation was launched on …

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Fatal 11-Vehicle Collision In Bali Caused By Suspected Brake Failure

A bus, carrying 45 passengers from Java, caused an 11-vehicle pile-up on the Denpasar-Singaraja highway, in Tabanan on Saturday 18th June. The collision caused multiple serious injuries to dozens of drivers and passengers, including five international tourists. The incident also killed a 30-year-old Balinese mother of three.  The accident happened on Kuningan Day, the final …

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Bali Hospital Builds New Cosmetic Surgery Center To Boost Medical Tourism

Bali’s Sanglah Hospital is preparing to open a new purpose-built department that focuses on aesthetic, wellness, and anti-aging treatments. The hospital’s new cosmetic surgery department has been built with Australian medical tourism in mind. The development comes as a part of an island-wide upscaling of infrastructure that is aimed to help Bali become a world …

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First Virgin Australia Flight Lands In Bali After 2 Years Away

One of Australia’s leading airlines, Virgin Australia has returned to the runway at Bali’s International Ngurah Rai Airport this week after two years away. The relaunch of the airline’s Australia to Bali routes has been a long time coming and brings a wave of relief for the tourism sector on the island. Australians make up …

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Bali Police Launch Investigation Into Frisky Foreigners Filmed On Beach

Residents, visitors, and authorities in Bali have been shocked by a viral video of a foreign couple having sex on what is believed to be Pererenan Beach, Canggu. Badung Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are inviting anyone who has any information to come forward.  The video is 2-minutes and 50-seconds long …

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