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Covid-19 Rates In Bali Capital At Record Low And Under Control

The Covid-19 Task Force in Bali’s capital Denpasar has confirmed that cases continue to decline. The latest data shared announced that there were zero deaths and one case that has been confirmed to have recovered. Denpasar Covid-19 Task Force have been alerted to four new positive cases in the city. The authorities shared that the …

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Indonesia Considering Digital Nomad Visa Offering 5 Year Stays In Bali

Bali is the world’s digital nomad capital. From influencers to vloggers, from social media managers to remote workers across all sectors and industries, the Island of the Gods is a top pick as a home away from home for digital nomads. At present, it is difficult for digital nomads to stay in Bali long term. …

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26 Tourists Rescued After Boat Engine Failure Neat Bali

For 26 travelers leaving from Bali on 5th June, the journey became a disaster. After leaving Benoa Harbour, the boat traveled 21.75 nautical miles before the engines completely failed.  The capital sent a distress call to the Mataram Search and Rescue Unit who immediately launched a rescue mission. The ship was carrying international and Indonesian …

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8,500 Moped Enthusiasts Travel To Bali For World Vespa Day Festival

Bali will host the World Vespa Day 2022 Festival from 9-12th June 2022. The event will see over 8,500 Vespa lovers come together on Peninsula Island in Nusa Dua to celebrate the iconic scooter. Organizers have said that they are especially looking forward to welcoming the international attendees, of which there are thought to be …

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Australian Prime Minister Arrives In Indonesia Raising Hopes For New Bali Visa System

The new Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese only took up his new seat in office on the 23rd of May, and he is already holding important trade, climate, and visa-related conversations in Indonesia.  Albanese and his delegation will meet with President Joko Widodo on Monday 6th June, at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West …

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Journalist Arrested For Stealing Smartphones At Bali Airport

An online journalist named Mubinoto Amy has been arrested on suspicion of stealing two smartphones from the bathroom of the domestic arrivals terminal at Bali Airport. Amy, aged 40, was arrested on Saturday 4th June, following an incident that was reported to Ngurah Rai’s Airport Police late at night on Wednesday 1st June.  On the …

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Mass Food Poisoning Incident Puts Hundreds Of Bali School Students In Hospital

Buleleng Police in North Bali has launched an investigation into a mass poisoning incident at a local high school. Over 130 students from SMP Negeri I Atap School were taken to hospitals between the 4th and 5th of June. The police are working alongside the regional health office to understand the source of the poisoning …

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Actress Makes Peace After Bali Nightclub Assault

Indonesian-Dutch actress Jennifer Coppen has reached a restorative justice agreement after being hit in the face while trying to defend a tourist during a night out in Kuta.  On Friday 27th May Coppen and KJ, the man who allegedly hit her during the altercation at Shishi Nightclub, went to North Kuta Police and signed a …

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Malaysia’s Batik Air Lands First Flight In Bali Since 2020

In recent weeks major airlines have been resuming their flight services to Bali. This week it was the turn of Malaysia’s Batik Air. The airline, previously known as Malindo, is now part of the Indonesian Lion Air group. The resumption of the Kuala Lumpur-Bali route comes as welcome news for travelers of all kinds, especially …

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Community Creates Village Tourism Program For Bali’s Best Kept Secret Waterfall

The community of Temesi Village in Gianyar Regency has come together to create a community-led tourism initiative that they hope will bring travelers from all over the world to their home. The project has been led by the younger generation in the village who believe that strong environmental values and a picturesque destination will be …

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Bali Official Confirms Kuta Beach Erosion Will Be Solved By 2023

Bali’s world-famous Kuta Beach is experiencing increased beach erosion as the years go by. This is putting communities around Kuta Village and Regency Departments in a catch-22 situation. On the one hand, they are cautious about the impact coastal management systems would have a negative impact on the aesthetic of the beach. While on the …

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Mother Of Teenager Assaulted In Bali Night Club Seeks Justice

A Balinese mother and son are seeking justice after the 17-year-old boy claims to have been assaulted by a tourist at a nightclub in Seminyak on Sunday 29th June. The pair reported the incident to Denpasar Police on Thursday 2nd, accompanied by their lawyer Erick Kaligis.  Speaking to local newspaper, Radar Bali, Erick Kaligis said …

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