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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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Australian Pub Director Arrested For Running Gambling Operation In Bali Sports Bar

The director of Seminyak’s newest tourist sports bar has been arrested for soliciting gambling on his premises. Michael Jerome Le Grand, 47, who is thought to be a long-time resident in Bali, was arrested on Saturday 29th June. Following days of questioning and investigation, police in Bali have released details of the arrest to local …

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6 Year Old Girl Conquers Bali’s Highest Peak, Mount Agung

A six-year-old girl from Bali has put her determination into action and climbed to the summit of Bali’s Mount Agung. The active volcano stands at 3,031m high and is the highest point on the island of Bali. The volcano last erupted on the 13th of June 2019 and is the most strenuous hike in Bali. …

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Bali Police Detain Beggars With Over $500 Cash And Motorbikes

The West Denpasar Police Department has detained 2 beggars carrying a large amount of cash and fancy motorbikes. An officer of the West Denpasar Police Department confirmed that 2 street beggars were detained from the Jalan Teuku Umar Barat Intersection on Tuesday evening (26/4). They were identified as a 22-year-old man named Wisono from Jember, …

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Bali Officials To Reduce Entry Fees For Kintamani Visitors By May 1

The Bangli regional government has decided to reduce entry fees for locals who want to gain access to the Kintamani area. The Head of the Bangli Tourism and Cultural Office, I Wayan Sugiarta, confirmed that after discussing this issue with the Bangli regional government, everyone has agreed to reduce Kintamani’s entry fees for domestic visitors. …

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Bali Expects To Receive 18,000 Visitors During The Eid-al Fitr Holiday

The Bali provincial government predicts that Bali will receive an influx of domestic tourists starting this week. Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) confirmed that Bali is expected to receive a significant increase in domestic visitors during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday season that starts on April 29. “We expect to receive …

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Bali Trade Office Bans All Kinder Joy Snacks

The Bali Trade Office has instructed all shops across the island to stop displaying and selling Kinder Joy. The Trade Office received a memo from PT. Ferrero Confectionary Indonesia, the factory that produced Kinder Joy Snacks, instructing the withdrawal of all their products from shops and outlets in Indonesia. In response to this, the Head …

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Emergency Sirens Across Bali Will Be Activated For The Natural Disaster Drill On April 26

An official from the Bali provincial government has announced that authorities will turn on all the emergency sirens across the island on April 26. The Secretary of Bali Provincial Government, Dewa Indra, confirmed that following the latest Decree published on Monday (18/4), the authorities must turn on all emergency sirens. This is part of the …

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Inmate Marries Fiance Inside Bali Police Department Building

A man named I Wayan Bawa Kartika has married his fiance in the Denpasar Police Department building lobby. The Head of the Denpasar Police Department, AKBP Bambang Yugo Pamungkas, confirmed that Denpasar Police Department hosted a wedding ceremony for an inmate on Monday (18/4). The wedding procession attended by their families was strictly supervised by …

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Headmaster In Bali Fired For Punishing His Students With Pushups

The headmaster of a high school in Karangasem has been fired for pressing his foot on a student’s shoulder while making him do push-ups. The Head of Bali Educational Youth and Sports, Ketut Ngurah Boy Jayawibawa, confirmed that the headmaster of Karangasem Public High School 3, I Komang Sudiana, was dismissed from his job for …

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Bali Hotel Occupancy Expected To Increase During The Eid Al-Fitr Holidays

An official from a tourism association has stated that the occupancy of Bali hotels is expected to increase in the upcoming holiday season. The Head of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association for Badung, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya, confirmed that the hotel occupancy in the region is expected to increase by 40 percent during …

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Tourism Association Reports Illegal Fees In Bali Tourist Spots

The Nusa Penida Tourism Activist Association (HPPNP) has filed a report to the police department regarding the illegal fees in several tourist places in Nusa Penida. The Head of HPPNP, I Putu Gede Suka Widana , confirmed that he has filed a report to the police concerning the illegal fees being collected from tourists. This …

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