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Bali continues to hand out harsh penalities for drug related crimes as the island tries to rid itself of a massive drug problem. The Denpesar district court sentenced Kadek Budiyasa to 11 years in jail for being a courier of 6.7 grams of methamphetamine. The 24-year-old man was found guilty of transporting the equivalent of …

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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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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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Crew members from Bali working aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess are still quarantined in Japan as families back home grow more worried.  27-year-old I Ketut Janu Artika is one of the crew members stuck on the ship.  Janu hasn’t returned yet home to his family. As a result, his family in Banjar Meranggen, Tangkas …

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New details have been revealed surrounding the drowning of a Russian student.  The student has drowned at sea while on a dream winter break with her two best friends in Bali. Avelina Nazarova, 22, was with her two friends Albina Ahmetgalieva and Karina Kurbanova at Pasut Beach when on February 19, despite dangerous swell, she …

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As the impacts of COVID-19 outbreak ripple across the global tourism industry, the Indonesian government is reportedly working on a contingency plan as part of an attempt to curtail the blow, including on Bali’s economy.  Bali tourism recently reported a 60-80% decline in hotel occupancy in Kuta, Legian and Nusa Dua due to the Coronavirus …

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Indonesia’s tourism sector is expected to incur losses to the tune of US$500 million (Rp6.9 trillion) in monthly earning over the coronavirus outbreak, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated. “According to the Bank Indonesia (the central bank), the tourism sector will lose US$500 million per month in earnings,” Pandjaitan remarked …

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A Mexican tourist that was heavily intoxicated threw himself in front of a speeding car in Denpasar on Tuesday night.  Residents witnessed the victim Jorge Alejandro walking alone when he suddenly jumped in front of a speeding car. He was thrown into the air and landed hard on the concrete.  Head of Denpasar police Dewa …

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Two Thai women convicted of smuggling methamphetamine into Bali have escaped a possible death sentence on the Indonesian holiday island after a court sentenced them to 16 years in jail. The district court in Bali’s capital Denpasar said Kasarin Khamkhao and Sanicha Maneetes — a janitor and an operator of a motorcycle rental shop in …

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The Indonesian government has reportedly allocated IDR72 billion (US$5.2 million) for influencers, as part of an incentive program to boost the country’s tourism industry amid the international coronavirus outbreak that is increasingly fueling fears of a global pandemic. Yes, you read that right, folks. We can’t turn down the power of influencers even amid a …

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Two men were severely beaten for allegedly driving with a very loud muffler in Denpasar.  21-year old Ahmad Shidik Pratama and 29-year-old Rahman Yanuar Risky were driving their motorcycle in Denpasar when three men allegedly stopped them and assaulted them because of the loud exhaust.  One of the victims was rushed to hospital after suffering …

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The Australian government has updated the official travel advisory for Indonesia after two confirmed cases of the Coronavirus were announced Monday.  The warning reads: “The Indonesian Government has confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Indonesia. Australians should note the global situation with COVID-19 is changing very quickly. Read our bulletin on COVID-19 for advice on measures …

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