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Australian Columnist Slams Maskless ‘Brats’ Returning From Bali For Not Taking Biosecurity Seriously

Australian columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald has published a scathing report about his recent return trip from Bali. Jimmy Thomson, an author, and journalist did not shy away from making his feelings known about his fellow traveler’s apparent disregard for biosecurity measures at airports.  In recent weeks Australia has launched a biosecurity campaign to …

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Travelers Warned Bridge Connecting Bali Tourist Islands Closed For Maintenance

The famous yellow bridge that connects Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan Island will be closed for 24 hours for essential maintenance. The bridge will be closed from 10 am to 10-am on 26-27th July 2022. The Klungking regency government has told locals that the repairs to the bridge are small but essential and that the team …

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3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Felt On Bali’s Southern Beaches

People in south Bali felt the earth tremor on Monday evening as a 3.7 magnitude earthquake occurred 7km off shore. There have been no reports of injury or damage, shallow earthquakes under a magnitude of 5 on the Richter scale are common in Bali and the surrounding islands. The tremor started at 5.09 pm on …

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Award Winning Bali Cave Restaurant Reopens After Investigation

The Cave Restaurant in Bali has reopened its doors after an investigation from the Indonesian Civil Service (Saptol PP). An investigation was launched into the subterranean restaurant after a video of the venue went viral on social media. The authorities put a temporary suspension on the business operations last week in order to conduct a …

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Australian PM Reaffirms Borders Will Stay Open For Bali Travelers Amid Rising Pressure

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has reaffirmed his stance on closing international borders after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle in Indonesia. Ministers across Australia, as well as farmers and other agricultural sector officials, are appealing for borders to be locked since the viral outbreak could cause catastrophic damages to Australia’s beef …

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Bali Welcomes The Return Of World Famous Surf Competition

Bali is preparing to welcome surfers from all over the world ahead of the 16th annual Padang Padang Rip Curl Cup. The event has had to be put on hold for the last two years due to the pandemic. Organizers have shared their excitement as they get the final preparations in place. Trials for the …

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Bali Police Find Tourist Dead After Accident In Canggu

Police in Bali has launched an investigation into the death of a tourist who was found dead in village street in Canggu in the early hours of Sunday morning. The Head of the Badung Police Public Relations Section, Iptu Ketut Suardana, confirmed the death of MMA fighter Keith Thomas Coughlan to the media later in …

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Bali Authorities Launch Investigation Into Canggu Beach Club Just Days After Grand Opening

After a blasphemy scandal and the last-minute rebrand, the much anticipated grand opening of the Atlas Beach Club in Canggu went ahead on Monday 18th July. The venue, which claims to already be the number one destination in Bali, is already under investigation by local authorities on the grounds that they may have insufficient permits …

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UNESCO Teams Complete Review Of Bali’s Batur Geopark To Renew Protected Status

An auditing team from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation has been completing an assessment of Bali’s Batur Geopark. The teams arrived in Bali on Saturday 16th July and held a meeting with Governor Koster to discuss their plans for the week ahead.  Governor Koster told the Indonesian News Agency Antara ‘The presence …

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New Zealand Launches New Biosecurity Measures For Travelers Returning From Bali

Australia has been increasing biosecurity measures for the last few weeks for travelers returning from Bali, and other destinations in Indonesia. This has been due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle on the island. Australia has launched a campaign to get travelers returning from Bali to ditch their flip-flops and has …

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Egyptian Man Deported After Overstaying And Running Out Of Money In Bali

Immigration teams in Bali have deported an Egyptian man after he overstayed his visa by over 2-years. The Egyptian citizen, reported in the local press only by his initials KMHHM, is a 37-year-old man who is thought to be married to an Indonesian woman living in Bali.  Reports share how KMHHM arrived in Bali on …

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Champion SUP Athlete Sets Record For Circumnavigating Bali On Paddleboard

Indonesia’s leading stand-up paddle board (SUP) athlete has set a new world record to be the first, and fastest, person to circumnavigate the island of Bali on a paddle board. Lukas Gallu Beko, 26, is from Sumba Island and works as a watersports instructor for SUP Bali. He is an avid surfer, and kite surfer …

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