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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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3 Illegal Money Changers Shut Down In Legian For Scamming Tourists

Three money changer locations have been shut down by local authorities after multiple compaints were received by tourists that had been scammed.  All three operations were located in Legian and had their exchange boards and operational equipment confiscated.  (Image: Indonesian Expat) Many tourists don’t even realize when they’ve been scammed and those that do, rarely …

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Badung Targets 6.2 Million Foreign Tourists In 2020

Badung District in Bali Province, has set a target of attracting some 6.2 million foreign tourists during 2020. “So in 2020, based on the Regional Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) we set a target of 6.2 million people. That target is very moderate for us to achieve,” I Made Badra, the Head of the Badung Tourism …

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