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Canggu Locals Share Mixed Feelings About Bali’s New Party Rules

Canggu has become the focal point of major noise complaints in recent weeks. Once a quiet coastal and farming community that welcomed surfers and the more intrepid backpacker, Canggu has rapidly transformed into one of Asia’s biggest party destinations. With rumors that the area will compete with Amsterdam, Ibiza, and Rio de Janeiro in the …

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German Man Arrested In Bali For Car Theft And Reckless Driving

A German man has been arrested in Bali after reports that he took control of his driver’s vehicle and began driving recklessly through the streets. In a series of viral videos, the middle-aged man can be seen swerving through busy streets. In one heart-stopping moment looks as though he is about to run over a …

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Bali Lawyers Plea Australian Arrested On Major Drug Charges Is Addict In Need Of Support

On 5th September 2022, Bali Police arrested 51-year-old Australian Jeff Walton at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Walton was found in possession of Class A drugs and was immediately bought into police custody for further questioning. Walton, a diving and surfing instructor, landed in Bali from Vietnam. His story has hit international headlines today …

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Bali Governor Shares Solutions For Sustained Tourism Development And Food Security

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has responded to questions from the media about the island’s plans for sustained tourism development and food production. Koster highlighted solutions to food security and infrastructural development during a press conference in Denpasar on Thursday 22nd September.  Concerns were raised over Bali’s ability to produce and import sufficient food to support …

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Bali To Host FIFA U20s World Cup Matches In 2023

Denpasar has been named one of the six cities in Indonesia that will be hosting world cup soccer matches in 2023. The FIFA U20s World Cup will be hosted by Indonesia next year. The organizing committee has confirmed that some qualifying matches will be held in Bali.  Indonesia’s Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali told …

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Bali Visa Extension Processing Time Down To Just 4-Days

The Department of Immigration in Indonesia has confirmed that they are cutting visa processing times. As requested by President Joko Widodo, visa extension processing times have been cut with immediate effect. It is hoped that this will make extending and renewing visas easier for travelers and long-term international residents. The visa extension process in Indonesia …

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Death Of Russian Tourist In Ubud Guesthouse Confirmed

Police in Bali have confirmed the death of a Russian tourist in Ubud. The police told the media late on Friday night, 23rd September, that they had been called to a guesthouse close to the Pendet Museum in Mas Village, Ubud. Speaking to reporters, Ubud Police Chief Kompol Gusti Ngurah Yudistira confirmed the death of …

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Bali Cockfighting Granted Cultural Attraction Status With No Gambling Allowed

Cockfighting, also known locally as Tajen, has been granted permission to become a cultural attraction in the Gianyar Regency in Bali. The development comes with a strict condition; however, events can only go ahead provided there is no gambling or ‘transactions’. Indonesia has a strict zero-tolerance stance on gambling of any kind, however, there have …

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Bali’s Deputy Governor Shares Concerns Over Rising Cost Of Airfares

The Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukwati, also known as Cok Ace, has expressed concern over the rising price of flight tickets to Bali. This is not the first time the Deputy Governor has highlighted the issue. Last month, he called on the central government to subsidize international flight tickets so that …

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Police Arrest Thief Who Snatched Tourist’s Phone

Bali police have arrested a 25-year-old man concerning the theft of a mobile phone. The device belongs to a 21-year-old Australian school teacher on holiday on the island. According to North Kuta Police, this was another incident of a phone snatching at the back of a moped.  The Badung Police Chief, AKBP Leo Dedy Defretes, …

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Bali Promotes Islands As World-Class Wedding Destination

Indonesia’s Ministry for Tourism has announced that Bali will host the 8th Annual Destination Wedding Planner Exhibition later this month. The event will be hosted at the Bali International Convention Center from 27th-29th September.  The event will feature stands and stalls from wedding organizers from all over the world. It is hoped that the exhibition …

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Australian Tourist In Bali Hospital After Horrifying Moped Crash

An Australian tourist in Bali remains in hospital after a devastating moped crash. It is believed that Tey Evans, 35, came off his moped after serving away from three dogs that were trying to attack him.  Evans was found by a young mother who wishes to remain anonymous. She found him unresponsive and lying at …

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