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Troops Step Up Security As Bali Welcomes World Leaders For Global Summit

From the 23-28th May 2022, Bali will be hosting the 7th Global Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction. The five-day conference will be held across multiple venues in Bali and sees the island welcome government officials, non-government delegates, and industry leaders. The conference is an opportunity for countries to come together, under the guidance of the …

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Estonian Model Flees Bali After Viral Video But Police Still Considering Blacklisting

Estonian model and winner of Miss Global 2022 caused a social media scandal last week when she uploaded a video accusing Bali traffic cops of corruption. Valeria Vasilieva was pulled over by traffic police in Bali on 18th May and ordered to pay a fine.  Dismayed and frustrated by her fine, Vasilieva turned to social …

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Disruptions Minimized As Six Flights Diverted To Bali Airport

Sunday 22nd May was a day of disruptions at Bali airport as the runaway saw six flights diverted from Juanda International Airport and called into land. Flights we diverted to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport after disaster struck at Surabaya’s international airport in Java. Thankfully, air traffic controllers at both airports managed the situation with ease …

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Luxury Wellness Center To Open In Ubud Celebrating Bali Heritage And Hospitality

Yoga guru and international wellness entrepreneur Russel Simmons will be opening the doors of his new wellness center in Mas, Ubud in August. This week Gdas Bali held a press tour of the new multi-million dollar facility to show off the luxury health and wellness resort. Russel Simmons is from the USA and is a …

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7 Arrested For Drugs In Bali Including Serving Military Officer

Indonesia is well known for its zero-tolerance of drug abuse and this month in Bali has been no exception. In a statement released by Tabanan Police this week, seven suspects have been arrested and charged with offenses related to drug abuse including the possession of methamphetamine in May alone. The seven suspects are all from …

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Police In Bali Announce Cause Of Death For Australian Skincare Tycoon

Police in Bali have released a statement confirming the cause of death of Australian skincare tycoon Ryan Channing. Channing, passed away in hospital in Bali on the 8th of May, after collapsing in his villa. Before his death, Ryan Channing split his time between Australia, the USA, and Bali. He was on holiday with his …

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Bali Ranks High On Hotel Booking Site’s Most Searched Destinations

Hotel booking provider Agoda has shared their latest data on travel trends and searches for Bali are booming. The online travel platform is one of the biggest websites for travelers and their data is echoing sentiments from the Indonesian government that the island is irreversibly open for business.  The data shared by Aodga tracks searches …

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Bali Covid Entrepreneurs Must Pivot Business Model As Indonesia Relaxes Mask Mandate

At the height of the pandemic mask shops and covid hygiene supply stores were popping up left, right and center in Bali. For those who have managed to show entrepreneurial spirit during the economic downturn of the pandemic, the opportunity to pivot business operations has come around again.  On Tuesday 17th May, Indonesian President Joko …

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Estonian Model Apologises For Accusing Bali Police Of Corruption

An Estonian model has got herself in hot water with Bali’s netizens after accusing local police of corruption in an emotionally charged Instagram video.  The winner of Miss Global 2022, Valeria Vasilieva has been visiting Bali for two weeks and has found herself on the wrong side of the law. She was pulled over by …

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PCR Tests Scrapped For Bali Travelers As Local Government Boost Vaccine Efforts

On Tuesday 17th May Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that the need for PCR tests for vaccinated travelers arriving in Indonesia is over. This news has been welcomed by the regional Bali government which is now renewing efforts to ensure the island’s vaccine uptake remains high to support public health. Jokowi’s government has also scrapped …

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Illegal Beach Huts Demolished On Bali’s Beloved Berawa Beach

Bali beaches are famous for their informal, slightly ramshackle yet charming beach bars. The beach huts of beaches like Berawa have become the life and soul of tourist hotspots, providing visitors with cheap bars and epic views, and local vendors with a place to run their small businesses. On the 15th of May, Berawa beach’s …

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Indonesia Removes Testing For International Arrivals Including Bali

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has announced a removal of the outdoor mask mandate and pre arrival testing for international travelers. This including the popular island paradise of Bali. The announcement was made in a press conference broadcast to the nation from the Presendital Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday 17th May.  Jokowi shared …

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