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Bali Authorities Launch Investigation Into Canggu Beach Club Just Days After Grand Opening

After a blasphemy scandal and the last-minute rebrand, the much anticipated grand opening of the Atlas Beach Club in Canggu went ahead on Monday 18th July. The venue, which claims to already be the number one destination in Bali, is already under investigation by local authorities on the grounds that they may have insufficient permits …

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Bali Authorities Investigate Money Changers Operating Illegally In Kuta

Authorities in Bali have launched an investigation to crack down on money changers who are operating without the correct paperwork. An operation launched by the Public Civil Service (Satpol PP) and Bank of Indonesia found that eight money-changing outlets in central Kuta were operating without permits and other supporting documents.  The investigation was launched on …

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Irish Ambassador Raises Toast To Bali’s Covid-19 Recovery With Shot Of Traditional Arak

During a visit to the Bali Governor’s Offices, the Irish Ambassador to Indonesia, Pádraig Frances, congratulated Bali on its handling of the pandemic. This is not the first time this week that government representatives have been praised by global leaders for their response to the pandemic.  This week Bali is hosting the Global Platform For …

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Local Entrepreneur To Develop Motocross Race Track In Bali

A serial entrepreneur in Bali has plans to develop a motocross race track in Saba Village in Gianyar. His plans involve converting agricultural land into an off-road racing track while generating new revenue streams for local farmers.  Gusti Ngurah Anom, who is known locally as Ajik Krisna, is an investor in Krisna Souvenirs. In a …

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Tourism Association Asks Bali Hotels To Lower Their Rates

Officials from the Indonesian Hotel General Manager Association (IHGMA) have proposed that the business sector lower their hotel rates. In support of the visa on arrival and zero quarantine policy implementation, the Head of Bali IHGMA, Agus Yoga Iswara, proposed that accommodation businesses in Bali lower their rates to attract more visitors to the island. …

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Bali Tourism Association Asks Businesses To Stop Laying Off Employees

Officials from the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association for Badung have asked tourism businesses to stop laying off their staff during the pandemic. The Head of the Badung Hotel and Restaurant Association, I Gusti Agung Rai Suryawijaya, stated that all the hotels and restaurants in the Badung region need to find other solutions apart from …

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Dutch Man Deported For Operating A Digital Business In Bali

A foreign national with the initials DMDG (aged 56) from the Netherlands has been deported for operating a digital business in Bali. The Head of the Singaraja Immigration Office Class II, Nanang Mustofa, confirmed that the Dutch man was deported for operating a digital business without a proper visa during his stay in Bunutan Village …

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Bill Gates And Rockefeller Foundations Ask President To Host A Meeting In Bali

The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), has received letters from two of the world’s biggest foundations requesting a meeting in Bali. The Maritime and Investment Ministry coordinator, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, confirmed that the President had received letters from the Bill Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, asking him for permission to hold a meeting. They intend to …

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Bali Police Seized Hundreds Of Fireworks On New Year’s Eve

The West Denpasar Police Department has seized hundreds of fireworks from local vendors on New Year’s Eve. The Head of the West Denpasar Police Department, Kompol I Made Hendra Agustina, confirmed that 430 fireworks were seized from different local vendors in Monang Maning on New Year’s Eve. “During our inspection, we managed to seize 430 …

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Local Vendors Confront Bali Authorities After Refusing To Close Their Shops During The Emergency Partial Lockdown

Local vendors on Penimbangan Beach, Buleleng have confronted authorities after refusing to close their businesses from operating during the emergency  partial lockdown. Official from the Galiran Village, Jro Putu Anteng confirmed that his villagers decided to refuse instructions from the Civil Service Office to close their businesses during an inspection that was conducted on Thursday …

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McDonalds in Kuta Bali Permanently Closed After 20 Years in Business

The McDonalds in Kuta Beach, Bali has permanently closed its doors after more than 20 years in business. McDonalds Kuta Beach closed its doors on permanently on Tuesday, Sept 29th 2020 at 09.00 pm. After 20 years of service, the iconic fast food restaurant that was located right in front of Kuta Beach has decided …

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