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Australian Busted with 7,000 Cigarettes From Bali To Sell To His Mates

An Australian man has been fined nearly $40,000 after trying to smuggle more than 7,000 cigarettes from Bali to Perth. He planned on selling the cigarettes to his friends back home for a profit.  The 34-year-old admitted to packing 36 cigarette cartons into his luggage for a flight into Perth International Airport from Bali on November …

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American Tourist Saved By Tour Guide After He Almost Drown While Surfing in Bali

An American tourist’s life was saved by a Bali tour guide after he almost drown while surfing in Bali.  37-year-old Juan Juel Gomes was surfing at Medewi Beach in Pekutatan District Tuesday when large waves overtook him according to Police Commissioner Agung Komang Sukasana. Gomes was surfing around 500 meters from shore when the incident …

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Tourist in Bali Warns of Trap That Cost Him $300 While Getting A Massage

An Australian tourist said masseuses stole up to $300 from his wallet while on holiday in Bali. Father-of-two Dan said the incident unfolded on a busy main street that runs from Kuta to Seminyak. The Melbourne man detailed the experience in a Facebook post on Saturday.  ‘Staff took $200-$300 out of my wallet. Had a bad feeling going …

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Swiss Tourist Finds New Zealand Man Floating In Bali Hotel Pool

A Swiss tourist holidaying in Bali has been left horrified after stumbling upon the body of a Kiwi man who drowned in his hotel pool. Adam Bascombe, from Dunedin in New Zealand, was found dead inside the resort swimming pool on Wednesday January 29. The tourist who found Mr Bascombe’s body reported it to staff, who …

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Indonesia on Track to Host Motorcycle Grand Prix Race in Lombok

Indonesia aims to further boost the country’s tourism as host of the world-class MotoGP motorcycle racing event in 2021 in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, with construction of the street circuit reportedly making good progress so far. “Preparations are going very well I hear, and this is the first of its kind – a MotoGP event …

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American Tourists Were The Fastest Growing Market In Indonesia Up 14% in 2019

The highest increase percentage wise in visitors to Indonesia in 2019 came from the United States up 14.14% over the previous year.  According to the Central Statistics Agency, 16.11 million total foreign tourists arrived to Indonesia in 2019, but fell short of the target of 18 million visitors set by the Tourism and Creative Economy …

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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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Two Thai Women Facing 19 Years For Allegedly Moving Substances Into Bali

Two young women from Thailand are facing 19 years in prison after allegedly attempting to smuggle Methamphetamine into Bali in their underwear Kasarin Khamkhao, 27, and Sanicha Maneetes, 28, appeared in Denpasar court on Monday with charges of drug trafficking for allegedly carrying over 800 grams of meth in capsules.  “The prosecution is demanding that …

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With Chinese Gone From Bali Beaches, Tourism Takes a Hit

With Indonesia suspending visas to Chinese citizens in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, the country risks missing its target to lure a record number of tourists this year. Foreign tourist arrivals into Indonesia climbed 2% to 16.1 million last year, the country’s statistics bureau said Monday. Chinese visitors at 2.1 …

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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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Missing Tourist From East Africa Has Been Found

A missing tourist from the Djibouti, East Africa, who was swept away at Berawa Beach, Tibubeneng, North Kuta, on Saturday has been found dead.  The body of 24-year-old Sahal Elmi Barkadleh was discovered floating in the ocean 500 meters north of where he went missing.  “The victim’s body was floating away and witnesses who found …

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Australian Tourist Found In Bali Hotel Bathroom

The body of a Australian man was discovered in a hotel room bathroom by staff at a hotel in Kuta, Bali.  A police representative told The Bali Sun that an Australian man identified as Richard Murray Buchanan was found deceased and nude on the floor of his hotel bathroom at The Sun and Spa Hotel, …

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