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Bali Farmers Take Matters Into Their Own Hands To Reduce Traffic

Over the last few weeks, news has hit the headlines that drivers in Canggu are creating new shortcuts through farmland in desperate bids to avoid the area’s prolific traffic. Earlier this week Head of the Public Works and Spatial Planning Office, Surya Suamba, confirmed that upgrades to the raids in Canggu, Bali are scheduled for …

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British Tourist In Bali Arrested For Stealing Motorbike In Broad Daylight

A British national has been arrested by police in Canggu, Bali, for stealing a custom-built motorbike. The man, known by his initials GTAW, is 43 years old and remains in police custody. The incident occurred at the Deus Ex Machina Indonesia store and cafe in Canggu on Monday, 28th November.  From CCTV footage shared with …

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New Traffic Management in Bali System Receives Mixed Reviews

Canggu, Bali is trailing a series of new traffic management systems. The new systems are receiving mixed reviews from locals in the area. While some have welcomed any effort to tackle the traffic congestion issue in Canggu, others are skeptical that the systems that are being trailed will make enough of a difference.  Officials in …

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Calls For Deportation of Australian In Bali After Video Of Revving Moped In Canggu Goes Viral

People in Bali and around the world are calling for an Australian tourist to be deported after a video has gone viral. In the footage, an Australian tourist can be seen burning skid mark circles on a street in Canggu. Not only is he not wearing a helmet, but he also blocks traffic passing down …

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Bali Commits To Improving Tourism Facilities At Grand Opening Of Canggu Public Bathrooms

Bali is proudly launching the ‘Toilet Program for the Country’ with improvements to public facilities in key tourism destinations on the island. The program aims to improve sanitation in tourist destinations to help sustain public health and enhance tourism facilities.  The program, established by LIXIL Water Technology Indonesia in partnership with Bali tourism agencies, has …

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Bali Authorities Bring Confused Elderly Tourist Into Hospital After Finding Him Wandering The Streets

Officers from Badung Police Department responded to calls concerning an elderly foreign gentleman wandering around Jalan Tegal Gundul and Jalan Pantai Berawa in Tibubeneng Village in Canggu on Monday evening, 3rd October. The man was not carrying an ID and was brought to the attention of the authorities by passersby, who were concerned for his …

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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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Bali Government Takes Swift Action Over Canggu Noise Complaints

Officials in Bali have announced that they have implemented a series of steps to tackle noise pollution in Canggu. The news comes just days after they were sent an open letter and petition from local communities calling for action over the noise disturbances in the area. The petition now has over 8,000 signatures and has …

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Thousands In Bali Sign Petition Against Late Night Noise In Canggu

Thousands of locals in Canggu and surrounding areas have signed an online petition calling the government to take action against late night noise in the tourism hotspot. The petition titled ‘Eradicate Noise Pollution in Canggu’ calls on President Joko Widodo, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies Sandiaga Uno, and Bali Governor Wayan Koster to create …

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Bali Authorities Demolish Dozens Of Beach Huts In Canggu

Despite over three months of warning, vendors on Canggu Beach had their beach huts demolished on Tuesday 6th September. The Badung Civil Service Police Unit (Saptol PP) coordinated the demolition operation. The semi-permeant buildings had been used by vendors as surf shacks, cold drinks stalls, and gift shops.  Talking to reporters, the Head of the …

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Bali Senator Raises Formal Concerns Over Canggu Traffic

Tourism improvements must be accompanied by infrastructure improvements was the main takeaway from a hearing at the Bali Regional Governments Budget meeting on Tuesday 2nd August. During the discussion, Bali senators touched upon the tourism developments in Canggu Village and Tibubeneng Village, both of which are commonly referred to simply as Canggu.  The rapid tourism …

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Dozens Of Dogs In Canggu Bali Have Been Poisoned

Dozens of dogs have been poisoned across multiple beach areas in Canggu, causing them to pass away. Videos and photos of poisoned dogs around Canggu, North Kuta have gone viral on social media, causing the majority of residents, expats, and animal lover communities who live in the area to get mad and condemn such behavior. …

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