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Money Changer In Bali Closed Down After Scamming Tourists Out Of Hundreds Of Dollars

Money changer outlets in Kuta have been the source of much interest from the authorities in recent weeks. After a series of checks from the Bank of Indonesia and the Public Civil Service (Saptol PP), it was found that over a dozen outlets in the Kuta area were operating outside of the law.  This week …

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Bali Authorities Launch Inspection Of Bali’s Gourmet Cave Restaurant After Viral Video

Local police in Bali have been alerted to a cave restaurant in Uluwatu that they say they have no record of. The Cave Restaurant sits under the Edge Hotel property in Pecatu Village in South Kuta. While the restaurant has been open and operational for a few months it seems that the eatery could have …

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New Screening Measures In Place For Australians Returning Home From Bali

As Foot and Mouth Disease continues to spread across Indonesia, authorities in Australia are not taking any chances when it comes to bio-security. The federal government has launched a screening and prevention campaign to hopefully stop the disease from entering the country. According to widespread reports, if Food and Mouth Disease enters Australia the potential …

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Bali Opens Vaccination Clinic In Airport Terminal

As of the 17th of July, Indonesian citizens will need to show proof of a booster vaccination to travel by air either internationally or domestically. In light of this, there are booster vaccination clinics opening up across the island in strategic locations. This week authorities opened a booster vaccination clinic at the domestic terminal at …

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Abandoned Building In Bali Becoming Popular Destination For Ghost-Hunting Tourists

The former Bali Festival Park, in Padang Galak, is gaining an increasing amount of attention from international tourists. The venue, now abandoned, sits on Jalan Pantai Padang Galak, Banjar Kedaton, Kesiman Petilan Village, East Denpasar. The building is said to be haunted and that was partly why the venue was put out of use in …

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Full Moon High Tides In Bali Leads Experts To Issue Weather Warnings

Ships have been stranded on Bali beaches as a result of heavy rains, bad storms, and full moon high tides. Waves crashed high and hard along the coastlines of Gianyar and Karangasem regencies during the early hours of Wednesday 13th July.  According to the Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) Region III Denpasar waves …

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Bali Develops Maritime Tourism Hub To Welcome Large Cruise Ships

Benoa Habour is about to receive a huge investment of funds to create what will be known as the Bali Maritime Tourism Hub. The development is partially funded by the Indonesian government and is being delivered by the private company Pelindo. The investment, totaling nearly USD 80 million has been signed off, and will be …

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Campaign Launched To Help Australian Travelers Reduce Risk Of Foot And Mouth Disease

News of Foot and Mouth Disease being found present in cattle in Bali has become a source of serious concern for border authorities in Australia. Farmers around the country are urging travelers to take new bio-security measures seriously as the risks to the Australian agricultural sector are huge.  The news is hitting the headlines of …

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Australian NGOs Support Bali’s Booster Vaccine Efforts For Locals

As instructed by President Joko Widodo, Covid-19 Task Forces all over Indonesia are renewing efforts to roll out booster vaccines for local people. The rush to give booster vaccines comes as the government brings into place a new mandate on the 17th of July. This mandate is making the booster vaccine compulsory for Indonesian citizens …

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Bali Announces They Will Not Require Booster Vaccinations For International Travelers

Documents released by the Indonesian government confirm that the changes in travel mandates that come into effect on the 17th of July are only applicable to Indonesian citizens.  As of the 17th of July, Indonesian citizens who wish to travel domestically or internationally by air will have to show proof of their booster vaccine. If …

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Police In Bali Arrest Two More Thieves Known For Targeting Foreign Tourists

Police in Bali are cracking down on thieves who have been targeting foreign tourists. Late last week Kuta Police arrested two local men who had launched dozens of targets attacks on tourists in the popular tourist destination. The police announced the arrests of the men, only known by their initials, on Saturday 9th July. IWJ, …

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Bali Police Reportedly Asked Pub Owner For ‘Peace Money’ After Gambling Scandal

Local newspapers in Bali are reporting that the Denpasar Police asked for ‘peace money’ also known as ’86’ from an Australian pub landlord who was arrested in June 2022.  RadarBali is reporting that the management of The Goat Pub in Seminyak has been asked for ‘peace money’ to the tune of IDR 750 million (USD …

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