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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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Thousands of Pounds of Garbage Is Being Tossed Into The Jembrana Rivers

It appears in Jembrana some locals are not getting the message.  Thounsands of pounds of trash and plastic is being dumped into the waterways from markets and households.  It’s alleged that Pasar Pagi Lelateng market in Jembrana is one of the main culprits adding to the problem.  Radar reported that every morning there are still …

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Brit Tourist Suspected of Faking His Passing In Bali Stole His Grandma’s Life Savings

THE Brit suspected of FAKING his death in Bali faces fresh allegations from his own uncle of stealing his gran’s life savings and setting up fake charities. Sean Flynn, 58, claims his “slippery” nephew – entrepreneur Ryan Roth – is nothing more than a con artist and a “serial fraudster living his life on other …

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Bali Chaos As Thousands of Australian Tourists Left Stranded Due To Computer Glitch at Airport

Thousands of holidaymakers have been left stranded in Bali after a glitch with the immigration computers at Denpasar Airport. The system crashed on Friday about 12pm, causing hours of delays for travellers venturing in and out of the holiday hotspot. Frustrated tourists took to Twitter to complain about the ordeal, claiming they had been waiting for hours without …

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Pigs Allegedly Being Dumped In Rivers Are Ending Up on Canggu and Seminyak Beaches

Photos and videos have emerged on social media of dead pigs allegedly washing up on the beach in the popular tourist hotspots of Seminyak and Canggu.  Over 1000 pigs have died from what Bali authorities are calling  “swine fever like” illness. Earlier in the month Bali officials had confirmed the presence of African Swine fever …

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The Young People In Bali Are Fighting Back Against The Plastic Plague

Special Guest Feature Story: By Johan Augustin for Mongabay.com The Indonesia island of Bali has long grappled with plastic pollution both on land and in its seas. With the problem growing more acute, local organisations and youths are pushing for a greater role by the government, particularly to centralise the waste collection and processing system. …

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Denpasar-Gilimanuk Toll Road Will Be Built In 2021

Bali Governor Wayan Koster, said that the construction of the Denpasar-Gilimanuk Toll Road will begin in early 2021.  The completion target of the 30-40 kilometer toll road was set to be no later than 2023. The plan was presented by the governor at the launching the Bali BPD Quick Response Code Indonesia Standard (QRIS) for …

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Russian Female Tourist Has Passed Away In Bali After Friend Almost Died Trying To Save Her

A Russian female tourist has drowned in Bali after being swept out by strong ocean currents in Tabanan.  Tabanan police have identified the woman as 23-year-old Avelina Abennha Anekcahapobh.   Kerambitan Police Chief Dewa Gede Putra told The Bali Sun that a male friend identified as 23-year-old, Ivan Gaivichev almost drowned while trying to save her.  …

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Australia Labor MPs Caught On Video Partying At Bali Nightclub Amid Bushfire Crisis

Video has emerged of four Victorian Labor MPs drinking and dancing at a Bali nightclub on the eve of the state’s bushfire crisis. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos was secretly filmed partying with backbenchers Steve Dimopolous, Nick Staikos and Jackson Taylor at Seminyak’s Motel Mexicola on December 28; just as bushfires in East Gippsland started to flare. Opposition Leader Michael …

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Woman Passed Away and Husband in Critical Condition After Being Burned in Tragic Motorbike Fire

An woman in Bali has died from burns suffered to 90% of her body.  Her husband is in critical condition after suffering burns to 40% of his body.  36-year-old IA Shanty died at the Sanglah Hospital on Sunday after being severly burnt in a fire on her motorbike at Siyut Beach in Gianyar. According to …

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Second Serial Phone Snatcher Shot By Police In A Week

Local police have a strong message for phone and purse snatchers currently operating in Bali. Run and you will be shot. A second serial phone snatcher within the last week was shot by police while trying to flee in Denpasar Sunday evening.  27-year-old Husein Maulana was arrested Sunday evening after police received reports from two …

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