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Another Fire Has Broken Out At Trans Studio Mall in Bali

A fire broke out at the Trans Studio Mall in Denpasar, Bali on Wednesday night in a restaurant kitchen.  The mall was quickly evacuated while employees were seen battling the fire in a restaurant kitchen in the food court. No injuries have been reported at this time.  View this post on Instagram A post shared …

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Ngurah Rai Bypass Underpass Covered In Graffiti

The Ngurah Rai Bypass underpass in Tuban, Kuta came into the local authorities spotlight on Monday afternoon when unknown persons painted the walls with various graffiti drawings. The National Road Construction Board, who keeps the Bypass maintained, have been gathering information and say that they are ready to report the incident to the police. Commitment …

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Hotel Occupancy Down 80% In Bali Hotspots of Kuta, Legian and Nusa Dua

The coronavirus has dropped hotel occupancy by 60-80% in the tourist hotspots of Kuta, Legian and Nusa Dua. Chinese tourists make up a large majority of the tourists in these areas. After the government temporarily halted flights from China, Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati explained that the hospitality business in Bali …

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2 More Bulgarians Taken Down In Yet Another ATM Skimming Scheme In Kuta

Two Bulgarian men have been arrested by Bali police after running a skimming operation in Kuta. The two men arrested add another blow to the Bulgarian organized crime syndicate that has been operating in Bali.  Teodor Stepanov Petrov and Kamen Sevdalinov were taken down by police after several banks reported suspicious devices that had been …

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Sky Garden Manager Will Likely Face Harassment Charges Of Owner’s Daughter

The case against the former Human Resources Manager of Sky Garden has been transferred to the Prosecutor’s office.  Investiagtors from the Denpasar police and child protection unit have completed their investigation and have handed over all findings to the Denpasar Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday. Putu Gede Ambara Sadewa is charged with the alleged sexual harassement …

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Australian Tourist Theft While Watching TV In His Bali Villa

An brazen thief has been arrested after entering a Kuta villa while an Australian tourist was watching TV and sneakily stole multiple times including a Apple MacBook Pro laptop.  49-year-old Australian Jonpaul Warren filed a police report immediately following the home invasion that occurred around 7:00 pm on January 30th.  According to Kuta police, the …

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WANTED: Phone Snatcher Escapes Bali Jail

A man charged with snatching phones from tourists in Kuta has escaped from Bali jail. Denpasar Police Chief Senior Commissioner Ruddi Setiawan acknowledged the negligence of his officers when 21-year-old I Wayan Ngongek escaped from the Kuta Police on Monday through a back door at the station.  The suspect who was in custody initially complained …

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4 Men Arrested For An Alleged Helmet Thief

The four men suspected of beating an alleged helmet thief to death in Kuta have been arrested.  Three of the suspects arrested were village security officers.  I Wayan Mahendra, I Wayan Widarta, and Wayan Suranta and a civilian, I Wayan Kuasa, could face up to 12 years in prison for their roles in the death …

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2 Phone Snatchers Behind Bars After Stealing From Tourists in Kuta

Tow young men have been arrested in the alleged phone snatching of an Australian tourist in Kuta.  I Wayan Ngongek, 21, and I Gede Gunturan alias Guntur, 18 were captured by Kuta police after stealing a Samsung A50’s owned by Steavi Lei Adele Mann, a tourist from Australia. Mann filed a police report after her …

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Raging Fire Destroys Boarding House In Kuta

Alarge fire broke out Sunday night at a boarding house located on the Ngurah Rai Bypass road.  The fire started around 8:00 pm on the second floor of the building. All 18 rooms of the boarding house were completely destroyed in the blaze.  Shocking video of the massive blaze appeared on social media shortly after …

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Russian Couple Arrested For Growing Hundreds of Plants In Rental House

Two alleged Russian drug dealers were arrested by Denpasar police for growing hundreds of Marijuana plants in their Bali rental home according to Denpasar Police Chief Commissioner Ruddi Setiawan. (Image: Sahabat Polri Bali) Russian couple Iurii Chernov, 30, and her partner, Mishel Kvara Tskheliya, 27 were arrested Monday afternoon when police raided the rental home …

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