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Bali Hosts Training Program With US Army

Bali has recently hosted several American soldiers to assist with a military training program for local soldiers. The Head of Bali Military IX/Udayana, Major General (Mayjen) Maruli confirmed that a team of six soldiers from the Mobile Training Team Security Force Assistance Brigade (MTT SFAB) has arrived at the Raider 900 Infantry Battalion/ Satya Bhakti …

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Tourism Minister Predicts An Influx Of Domestic Tourists Once The Partial Lockdown Ends In Bali

The Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno has predicted an influx in domestic visitors once the partial lockdown has been lifted. During a webinar about the optimism of reviving tourism and creative economic #Diindonesiaaja in Jakarta on Saturday (7/8), Sandiaga stated that based on information from several countries such as the United States, India and Europe, …

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A Couple In Bali Has Been Arrested For Human Trafficking

A couple with initials PM (aged 28) and her husband DD (aged 32) from Bekasi, West Java have been arrested by police for human trafficking in Bali. The Head of the Negara Police Department, AKP I Gusti Made Sudarma Putra confirmed that the suspects were arrested from one of the hotels that is located in …

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Bali Vice Governor Confirms Border To Reopen By July

Bali Vice Governor Cok Ace has confirmed that the island’s borders will reopen to international visitors by July of this year. With new variants of Covid-19 detected in Bali, speculations of extended border closures began circulating. However, Cok Ace has just stated that reopening plans remain intact.  As The Bali Sun previously reported, the new …

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Expat Blacklisted From Entering Bali After Advertising ‘Tantric Retreat”

Canadian national, Christopher Kyle Martin, who previously gained publicity after advertising a so-called ‘Tantric Retreat’ event in Bali, has been deported and blacklisted from reentering the island.  As The Bali Sun previously reported, the expat planned the event to take place at the Karma House of Tattoos in Ubud until he was arrested by Bali …

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ATM Operator In Bali Airport Arrested For Embezzling $36,000

An employee of Ngurah Rai Airport, identified as Rahardian Pratama from Pemalang, Central Java, has been arrested for embezzling thousands of dollars from an ATM machine inside the Ngurah Rai Airport. During a press conference, Head of Denpasar Police Department, Kombes Pol Jansen Avitus Panjaitan, alongside Head of Airport Criminal Investigation Bureau, Iptu AA Made …

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Couple Sentenced 15 Years For Possession Of Narcotics In Bali

A 42-year-old man named I Wayan Kariasa and a 32-year-old woman named Marcia Illasabina Hutasoit were set to be married until they were recently found smuggling narcotics. The couple has been arrested by Bali authorities for drug possession. The Prosecutor, Eddy Arta Wijaya, confirmed that the couple was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for their …

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Bali College Students Urge Government To Reopen International Borders

During the National Labor Day, Denpasar National College Student Movement (GMNI) conveyed their aspiration to the central government to reopen the international travel corridor. The Head of Denpasar GMNI, I Putu Chandra Riantama criticized the central government’s policy to ban all international visitors to gain entry into the island since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Bali’s …

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Bali Receives Vaccine Shipment After Days Of Running Dry

Following days of shortage in supply, Bali provincial government has received a large shipment of Sinovac vaccines. The shipment will be distributed in four regions, yet the island is still running low on supply to cover all regions. 157,200 doses of Covid-19 vaccines landed in Ngurah Rai Airport on Saturday (1/5) after being transported with …

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Italian Man Assaulted By Local In Seminyak

A 47-year-old man named Federico from Italy has been assaulted by a local man on Jalan Camplung Tanduk Number 200X in Seminyak, Badung. A discourse between the two men quickly escalated in the middle of the road, causing serious injury to the victim. The Head of Kuta Criminal Investigation Bureau, Iptu Made Putra Yudistira, confirmed …

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Singapore Airlines To Resume Direct Flights To Bali

Bali Airport authority has confirmed that Singapore Airlines will reopen direct flights between Bali and Singapore by the 4th of May this year. According to the information from the Public Relation Manager of Singapore Airlines, Glory Henriette confirmed that this policy has nothing to do with the current international travel arrangement that is being prepared …

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Bali Region Postpones Plan To Resume In-Person Learning

Following the extension of the partial lockdown in Bali, Jembrana regional government has decided to postpone the in-person learning plan that was set to resume on Monday (26/4). The Head of Jembrana Education Youth and Sports Agency, I Nyoman Wenten confirmed that despite all preparation to restart in-person learning at schools in Jembrana District, the …

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