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Tourists Could Be Charged Entry Fee To Bali’s World Famous Kuta Beach

The conversation as to whether there should be a fee to visit Bali’s world-famous Kuta Beach has been in and out of headlines and coffee shop discussions for years. The conversation has resurfaced this week, and it seems like this is the moment the idea will be formally implemented. The Kuta Traditional Village committee has …

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Bank Of Indonesia Issues Warning To Tourists Over Bali Money Changers

The Bank of Indonesia has issued formal advice for tourists in Bali while an investigation is underway. The Bank of Indonesia is working with the Bali Provincial government to stamp out illegal money changers across the island. In recent months the Bank of Indonesia and the Bali Civil Service, along with community governments, have been …

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Bali Police Arrest Gang Of Phone Thieves Targeting Tourists In Central Kuta

Kuta Police have arrested five men who are thought to be Kuta’s most prolific phone thieves. The five men were paraded at the Ground Zero Monument, the Bali Bombing Memorial, on Monday 8th August. The five men were presented to the media and local observers, dressed in orange prison overalls and with their hands and …

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Bali Tourists Saved From Thieves As Locals Start Recording Attempted Phone Robbery

Two tourists were saved by locals during an attempted phone robbery on Jalan Poppies in Kuta over the weekend. The video, which has since been shared on local Instagram news accounts, last 53-seconds. Locals who were in the area at the time started recording the commotion. It is thought that although the two men who …

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Bali Official Confirms Kuta Beach Erosion Will Be Solved By 2023

Bali’s world-famous Kuta Beach is experiencing increased beach erosion as the years go by. This is putting communities around Kuta Village and Regency Departments in a catch-22 situation. On the one hand, they are cautious about the impact coastal management systems would have a negative impact on the aesthetic of the beach. While on the …

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Discovery Shopping Mall In Kuta Bali Catches Fire

The world-famous Discovery Shopping Mall in Kuta caught on fire in the early afternoon of Thursday 5th May. The fire is alleged to have started after a man, who is yet to be identified, dumped a cigarette in an ashtray without it being full out.  Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing into …

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Tourists File Complaints About Aggressive Kids Asking For Money In Bali

The Kuta Village Office had started receiving complaints regarding children who aggressively ask for money from tourists in Kuta. The Secretary of Kuta Sub-District, Made Agus Suantara, confirmed that he has received complaints from the Kuta Village Office concerning underage street sellers who cause inconveniences by asking for money from tourists in his area. “The …

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Dozens Of Kuta Residents Lose Their House In A Fire

Residents of Jalan Pudak Sari, Kuta lost their homes in a fire incident that occurred on Tuesday (12/4). Many of the people who lost their homes were spotted sleeping in front of other people’s houses as they have nowhere else to go. The fire destroyed their homes, comprised of 67 rooms, and a warehouse. “It …

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Debt Collectors Forcibly Towed The Car Of A Hotel Guest In Kuta Bali

Dozens of debt collectors forcibly towed the car of a hotel guest in Kuta on Wednesday afternoon (2/2). Debt collectors went to a hotel in Jalan Kubu Anyar, Kuta on Wednesday afternoon, causing a disturbance to other hotel guests and staff. According to witnesses, dozens of men went to the hotel receptionist and asked the …

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Ukrainian Man Kidnapped In Bali By Expats Who Impersonated Interpol

An 18-year-old Ukrainian named Oleg Zheinov was assaulted and kidnaped by four expats who impersonated Interpol agents. A 16-second video that went viral on social media showed four expats who were impersonating Interpol agents. They brutally assaulted and kidnapped Oleg from a villa in North Kuta on Wednesday afternoon (2/2), then released him on the …

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Man Attacked By Locals For Attempting To Snatch A Bag In Bali

A man has been mobbed for snatching a bag from a college student on Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta on Sunday evening (23/1). The Head of Denpasar Public Relations, Police Officer Iptu I Ketut Sukadi, confirmed that a man named Ari Furrohman (aged 25) from Jember was mobbed before being arrested by the police. He snatched …

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Indonesian Football Player Mugged While Riding His Motorbike In Kuta Bali

An Indonesian football player named Beto Goncalves was mugged while riding a motorbike in Kuta on Sunday (16/1). Goncalves, who plays for the Indonesian football team Madura United, was mugged by a stranger when he rode a motorbike with his daughter in Jalan Basangkasa Legian, Kuta on Sunday evening. His wife, Dewi Costa, shared the …

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