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Bali Bomber’s Wife Reveals Dreams Of Bali Holiday After His Release

Convicted terrorist Umar Patek has appeared in a second video interview ahead of his much-anticipated release from prison. The bomb maker hit the headlines over the weekend as he appeared in a 20-minute interview with Porong Prison Governor Jalu Yuswa Panjang. The pair can be seen laughing and joking while walking around the prison grounds. …

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Questions Raised Over Paramount’s Plans To Build Theme Park In Bali

Plans for a Paramount-branded theme park and holiday resort have been rumored in Bali for years. The vision to build the biggest theme park in South East Asia on the Island of the Gods has been much anticipated, but now questions are being raised as to whether the project will ever go ahead, despite recent …

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Peru Government Requests Official Report From Bali Following Death Of Tourist

The Peruvian government has requested an official report from authorities in Indonesia over the death of Rodrigo Ventocilla, who died in police custody in Bali on the 11th of August. Ventocilla, a Harvard student and transgender activist, was traveling to Bali for his honeymoon. He was arrested on the 6th of August because he was …

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Bali Fishermen Demand Action From Government Over Devastating Coal Spill

Ten fishermen from Celukan Bawang village in Buleleng Regency launched a protest outside Governor Wayan Koster’s office on Monday 29th August. The fishermen visited the Governor’s offices on behalf of their community and urged officials to take direct action over a coal spill in the coastal waters of Buleleng.  The team of fishermen submitted a …

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Bali Bomber’s Prison Interview Sparks Fresh Heartache For Victims And Loved Ones

The man found guilty of being part of the team that built the bombs used in the 2002 Bali Bombing attacks is set to be released from prison in the coming weeks. Over the weekend, Umar Patek appeared in a 20-minute video interview with a prison general, sparking more heartache and frustration for victims and …

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Russian Man Detained In Bali For Public Indecency And Drunken Disturbance

A Russian tourist has been arrested in Ubud for disorderly behavior. The man, reported in local media as Alexsei T, was arrested outside the Ari Canti Hospital on Jalan Raya Mas on Saturday, 27th August. Police were alerted to a foreigner behaving in an ‘uneasy’ way and causing distress to the public.  The Head of …

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Officials In Bali’s Nusa Penida Welcome Return Of Mass Tourism

Tourism numbers in Nusa Penida have finally started to bounce back after the height of the pandemic. While areas in Bali like Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak, have been comparatively quick to return to healthy levels, outlying regions of Bali Province like Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan have noted a slower than hoped return …

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Concerns Grow As Bali’s Sanur Beach Development Project Falls Off Target

The development of improved infrastructure around Sanur Beach is reported to have been slower than initially planned. While the deadline has not been overrun, with less than one month to go before the project must be completed, project management teams have confessed that the project is only 65% finished. The project deadline is the 22nd …

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Weather Warning Issued For Bali Beaches This Weekend

The Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) Region III Denpasar has issued weather warnings to beachgoers for the 26th-29th of August. The BBMKG has announced that high waves can be expected across Southern Bali. While there will be fluctuations between 2.5-4 meter waves, beachgoers are being advised to be vigilant as to changing conditions. …

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Construction Of 200m Glass Bridge Built For Tourism Completed In Bali

Communities in Bali are sharing their excitement at the opening of the glass bridge that connects two districts together. The 200m bridge connects Blangsinga Traditional Village, Blahbatuh District, and Tegenungan Traditional Village, Sukawati District, and is the first of its kind in Bali.  The bridge stands at 40m above the Tukad Petanu stream. As tourists …

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Family Of Peruvian Tourist Who Died In Bali Police Custody Speak Out

The family of a Peruvian student and activist who died while in police custody in Bali have spoken out about their ordeal. Rodrigo Ventocilla, 32, was arrested at Bali Airport on the 6th of August on a drug-related charge. He died in hospital on the 11th of August while still in police custody. Ventocilla’s case …

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Victims Left Distraught At News Of Bali Bomber’s Early Prison Release

Victims and loved ones of those killed in the 2002 Bali Bombings have spoken out about their shock and distress at the announcement of the early release of one of the men behind the attacks. The Indonesian Government announced last week that Umar Patek will be granted early release from prison for showing remorse for …

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