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Badung Police Hand Out Masks At Bali Beach Instead of Enforcing Closure

Badung police handed out masks to tourists at Batu Bolong beach in Canggu on Sunday (06/14/2020), instead of enforcing the closure implemented by the Bali Governor.  On June 2, 2020, Governor Wayan Koster reclosed Bali beaches after local Badung officials began allowing foreigners to surf and use the beach.  It appears once again that Badung …

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Police Will Patrol Bali Beaches After Tourists Continue To Disobey Health Orders

According to Badung police, foreign tourists continue to flood closed beaches forcing them to step up patrols to control the crowds.  The main culprits disobeying the health orders have been foreign tourists according to Radar Bali.  Badung Regional Police official, Iptu Jiwa Antara told Radar Bali that they will be stepping up beach patrols to …

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Closed Beach In Canggu Packed With People Defying Governors Orders

A popular beach in the tourism hotspot of Canggu, Bali was packed on Thursday with locals and foreigners in defiance of the Governors orders to reclose all beaches.  Canggu village officers did not have the man power or resources to contain the crowds at the beach.  People on the closed Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu …

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Bali Beaches Prepare For Reopening

Beaches on the tropical island of Bali could be reopening as new Covid-19 prevention measures are being installed.  The forced closure of all tourist attractions expired on May 29th and there has been no word from the Governor on if the closures would be extended. Kuta village official, Wayan Wasista said “the beaches remain closed and we …

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Warning: Coastal Flooding In Bali From High Tides and Large Surf

Coastal floods hit parts of southern Bali yesterday, which saw streets near some of the island’s most popular beaches flooded with seawater. View this post on Instagram A post shared by BALI_UNDERCOVER 🆔 (@jeg.bali) on May 27, 2020 at 3:57am PDT Officials have issued a warning and cautioned local residents to remain alert for any …

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4 Meter Waves Smash Bali Beaches And Threaten Businesses

4 meter waves have been reoprted by witnesses at Double Six beach as locals scrambled to save their businesses from high tides and large surfs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MEDIA INFORMASI SEPUTAR BALI (@denpasar.viral) on May 26, 2020 at 11:26pm PDT Surf’s up on the west coast of Bali today …

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Tourist in Bali Caught On Closed Beach In Tabanan

Some tourists still aren’t getting the message that beaches are closed in Bali.  An unidentified female tourist in distress was spotted by locals using the beach in Tabanan. A local Bali resident at the scene reported that when they approached the woman to find out why she was digging frantically in the sand, she told …

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Tourist Uses Motorcycle And Rope To Pull Down Security Fence So He Can Surf

A tourist from Lithuania was apprehended by local officials after using his motorcyle and rope to pull down a security fence to enter Pererenan beach.  Bratsun Maxim was apprehended on Thursday after CCTV footage showed him damaging the fence and then jumping over it to gain access to the beach.  “The action was discovered after …

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All Major Beaches In Bali Closed

The Badung government continues closing places where large groups gather and this time it was the Canggu beaches. After Kuta beach was closed a few days ago, all access to the beaches through ​​Canggu, (Echo Beach), Tibubeneng (Berawa) have now been blocked to the public. Authorities say that the beaches were closed because they became …

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Pigs Allegedly Being Dumped In Rivers Are Ending Up on Canggu and Seminyak Beaches

Photos and videos have emerged on social media of dead pigs allegedly washing up on the beach in the popular tourist hotspots of Seminyak and Canggu.  Over 1000 pigs have died from what Bali authorities are calling  “swine fever like” illness. Earlier in the month Bali officials had confirmed the presence of African Swine fever …

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The Young People In Bali Are Fighting Back Against The Plastic Plague

Special Guest Feature Story: By Johan Augustin for Mongabay.com The Indonesia island of Bali has long grappled with plastic pollution both on land and in its seas. With the problem growing more acute, local organisations and youths are pushing for a greater role by the government, particularly to centralise the waste collection and processing system. …

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Missing Tourist From East Africa Has Been Found

A missing tourist from the Djibouti, East Africa, who was swept away at Berawa Beach, Tibubeneng, North Kuta, on Saturday has been found dead.  The body of 24-year-old Sahal Elmi Barkadleh was discovered floating in the ocean 500 meters north of where he went missing.  “The victim’s body was floating away and witnesses who found …

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