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Bali Police Officer Arrested For Stealing Jewelry

A 23-year-old police officer named Bripda Pande MRMK has been arrested by officers from Tabanan Police Department for stealing jewelry on Sunday (7/3). Although he managed to escape due to his knowledge of the police cell, he was again captured and is now being detained. The Head of Tabanan Criminal Investigation Bureau, AKP Aji Yoga …

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Expat Responsible For ‘Tantric Retreat’ In Bali Released After Investigation

Australian national, Andrew Irvine Barnes (51) was released after his recent arrest for advertising a “Tantric Orgasm Retreat” on social media. As The Bali Sun previously reported, Barnes was detained by Bali Immigration and Police for his Tantric Orgasm Retreat that he promoted on social media with tickets being sold at USD $500 (IDR 7.1 million). …

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Teen Dies In Motorbike Accident In Bali

A 17-year-old teenager (initials MHA) from Pamekasan, Madura has passed away from a motorbike accident on Jalan Pulau Saelus, Denpasar. Upon investigations, officers conclude that the victim was speeding, causing him to crash. Police urge Bali residents to be careful and follow traffic laws to avoid tragic incidents such as this one. The incident occurred …

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Bali Authorities Increase Safety Measures at Airport

Following the emergence of new, highly transmissible variants of COVID-19 overseas, Bali authorities have increased screening and safety measures at Ngurah Rai International Airport. Primarily, airport authorities are executing strenuous health protocols in every corner of the airport area. The Stakeholder Relations Manager of Ngurah Rai Airport, Taufan Yudhistira noted that as the main gateway …

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Bali Authorities Warn Schools for Allowing In-Person Learning

Badung Education Agency has strictly warned six schools that were caught facilitating in-person learning during partial lockdown currently in place. The government recently postponed the resumption of in-person classes due to the pandemic, ordering schools in Bali to continue teaching virtually. The majority of the six schools caught violating the order were international schools, with …

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Bali Green Zones Nusa Dua And Ubud Prepare To Welcome Tourists

As the Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno recently designated Nusa Dua and Ubud as green zones, areas safe for international tourists, the two regions have begun preparations. “We are setting up COVID-free green zones, there are two regions proposed by all relevant institutions including the Regional Government, which are Ubud and Nusa Dua.” Minister Sandiaga said. Government …

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Government Extends Partial Lockdown In Bali Once Again

The central government has extended the community-based partial lockdown in Bali and Java for another two weeks until March 22, 2021. The news comes as no surprise as the government works to control the transmission of the novel coronavirus with the hopes to soon reopen international borders.

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Bali Authorities Will Not Shut Down Internet On Day of Silence

Bali authorities have agreed to cancel plans to shut down the internet connection on the upcoming Day of Silence Celebration (Nyepi Day) on March 14, 2021. The Day of Silence (Nyepi Day) is an annual celebration in the Hindu tradition to make time for rest and meditation. As a predominantly Hindu province, Bali would promote …

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Expat Meditating in Rice Field Causes Alarm Among Bali Villagers

Villagers in Pejeng Kangin Village, Tampaksiring Gianyar were confused by an expat seen sitting alone in a rice farm from morning to late afternoon. A video of the 20-year-old expat (initials RDJ) taken by a villager went viral on social media.  Read Today’s Breaking News Headlines In Bali For the latest Bali News & Debate …

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Two Russians Arrested For Using Fake Covid Tests at Bali Port

Karangasem Police Department arrested two Russian nationals who are suspected of falsifying the results of the COVID-19 PCR test document to gain entry into Bali from Lombok island. The Head of Karangasem Police Department, AKBP Ni Nyoman Suartini said that officers decided to detain the suspects as they attempted to gain entry through Padangbai Port …

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Tourism Minister Optimistic of Bali Economy in 2021

He highlighted the priority of tourism workers for vaccination in order to help the economy. He noted that the vaccination process and the reopening of the international travel corridor this year could bring growth of 3% to 4.8% to Bali’s economy, according to the data from Statistic Center Agency, Indonesian Bank, and World Bank. “It …

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Bali Police Distribute Free Food and Masks During Patrol Operation

Klungkung Police Department handed out free rice packages (nasi jinggo) and face masks during the operation on Wednesday (3/3). The initiative aimed to raise awareness and compliance of residents while helping the community during the pandemic. The program on Catus Pata, Klungkung District was initiated by police as support to affected residents and tourism workers …

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