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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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Australian Football Player Caught In Media Storm After Party-Filled Trip To Bali

Collingwood Football Club, also known as the Magpies, and star player Jordan De Goey have been caught in a media frenzy this week. Fans and pundits have expressed their shock, outrage, and frustration at the club’s decision to let De Goey travel to Bali for a mid-season holiday. Videos of the midfielder went viral this …

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Bali Bans Smoking While Driving To Help Improve Road Safety

Bali is working to improve road safety across the island, as well as improve transportation infrastructure. From building a new toll road to installing electric car charging points ahead of the G20 summit, from awareness campaigns around the dangers of drunk driving to the police’s latest announcement of a ban on smoking while driving.  A …

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British Couple Injured In Serious Bike Collision With Car In Bali

A young couple from the UK were involved in a serious moped accident on Jalan Raya Peliatan on Sunday 12th June. The Head of Public Relations of the Badung Police, Iptu Ketut Sudana told spoke to the press on 15th June to explain the events as they unfolded and to remind locals and tourists alike …

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Bali Tourism Industry Relieved As New Zealand Scraps PCR Tests

New Zealand has been regarded as having one of the toughest and most uncompromising approaches to handling the Covid-19 pandemic. As the country’s strategy has proven successful and international borders around the world open up again, New Zealand has finally scrapped the pre-flight PCR test for vaccinated travelers. This comes as huge news for the …

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Bali Governor Shares Optimism For Tourism Recovery

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has shared his optimism for Bali’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Cumulative data shows that the number of new cases is consistently in decline; Bali is currently averaging 15-30 known new cases daily. Bali’s population is over 4.2 million people, to have cases loads below 30 new cases daily is an …

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Australian Tourist Who Climbed Sacred Tree In Bali Apologizes Before Deportation

Australian tourist Samuel Lockton was caught climbing a sacred Banyan tree at a temple in Bali. Videos and photos of Lockton climbing the sacred tree went viral on Saturday 11th June. Eye witness accounts stated that he refused to come down from the tree for over half an hour. When he did eventually come down …

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Bali Increases Conservation Efforts To Tackle Water Scarcity Across Island

Although Bali is surrounded by water, the island is facing water scarcity that is predicted to last until 2030. Many islands in Indonesia, including Bali and Java, and Nusa Tenggara are all facing water scarcity as a result of climate change. Bali-based NGO Puri Kauhan Ubud Foundation launched a new program this week to increase …

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Bali Health Office Advises Local Hotels To Keep 20% Capacity For Covid Isolation

A new variant of Covid-19 in Bali has become a cause for concern for many communities across the island. On Friday 10th June Bali’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin announced the detection of four cases of Covid-19 Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 in Bali in late May. Although Minister Sadikin confirmed that the presence of the …

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Direct Flights From Gold Coast To Bali Announced

As demand for flights to Bali from Australia soars, travelers from the Gold Coast have a reason for celebration this week as Virgin Australia announces the first-ever Gold Coast to Bali flight schedule. Until now, travelers from the Gold Coast who wanted to visit Bali had to travel over an hour north up the coast …

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6 Year Old Girl Conquers Bali’s Highest Peak, Mount Agung

A six-year-old girl from Bali has put her determination into action and climbed to the summit of Bali’s Mount Agung. The active volcano stands at 3,031m high and is the highest point on the island of Bali. The volcano last erupted on the 13th of June 2019 and is the most strenuous hike in Bali. …

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Official Clarifies Statement On New Covid Variant In Bali And Encourages Vaccinations

On Friday 10th June 2022, Bali’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin held a press conference to announce the news that there was a new variant of Covid-19 spreading in Bali. He said that four cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 were detected in Bali for the first time in May.  He told the public ‘the …

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