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Russian Siblings Deported After Being Abandoned By Parents In Bali

Bali Immigration have deported two young siblings to Russia after they were seemingly abandoned by their parents. A 16-year-old her SA, and her 14-year-old brother, RA, were flown back to Russia on Wednesday 16th September.  According to the Head of the Class II Immigration Office of TPI Singaraja, Nanang Mustofa, SA, and RA were deported …

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Bali Government Takes Swift Action Over Canggu Noise Complaints

Officials in Bali have announced that they have implemented a series of steps to tackle noise pollution in Canggu. The news comes just days after they were sent an open letter and petition from local communities calling for action over the noise disturbances in the area. The petition now has over 8,000 signatures and has …

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Bali Taxi Drivers Push Back Against Online Ride Hailing Providers

Taxi drivers in Bali have announced that they are pushing back against ride-hailing apps in the area. Local taxi drivers are fed up with ride-hailing apps undercutting their services and taking business from their communities.  The issues between local taxi drivers, tour guides, and online ride-hailing services have been ongoing for years. The conversation has …

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World Champion Boxing Superstar To Open VIP Sports Bar In Bali

Regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time, Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao has put his name to Bali’s latest sports bar development. Originally from the Philippines, the highly decorated sportsman has signed a deal with the Dynasty Group to open the Pacman Sports Bar and Lounge on the Island of the Gods.  Pacquiao, …

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Up To 4 Hour Wait Times For Photos At Bali’s Famous Gateway To Heaven

Mass tourism has undoubtedly returned to Bali’s leading destinations, and so have the queues. This week tourists have been queuing for upwards of 4-hours to take their photos at the iconic ‘Gateway to Heaven’ temple in Karangasem. Sad Kahyangan Lempuyang Temple quickly became one of the island’s most Instagrammable destinations during the early days of …

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AirAsia To Launch Ride Hailing Service In Bali By November

Malaysia’s budget airline, AirAsia, is launching its new ride-hailing service in Indonesia. As a trail for the broader Indonesian market, the company will launch AirAsia Ride by the end of November in Bali. The announcement was made by the company’s Regional CEO, Lim Chief Shan, during a virtual press conference on the 13th of September.  …

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Bali Officials Proudly Welcome New Generation Of Eco Public Transport Vehicles

Officials in Bali have celebrated the 2022 National Transportation Day by welcoming a fleet of electric buses. The buses will be used by delegations of the G20 Summit that will be held on 15th and 16th November. The buses have been made in Indonesia, and the island’s officials proudly unveiled the vehicles to the media.  …

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Travelers Warned Of Methanol Poisoning In Bali And Surrounding Islands

Travelers to Bali and the surrounding holiday islands are being warned about the dangers of methanol poisoning. Late last week, a traveler from Germany was out partying on Gili Trawangan when he became incredibly ill. Fortunately, due to the help of good samaritans and social media, the 31-year-old will make a recovery. It is yet …

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Tourism Minister Encourages Bali Digital Nomads To Use Socio-Cultural Visa

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has confirmed that digital nomads can reside in Bali using the B211a Social-Cultural Visa for up to 6-months at a time. While there has been much speculation about the introduction of Indonesia’s digital nomad visa, Minister Uno this week confirmed that the B211a Visa is the …

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Security Forces In Bali Will Increase Officers On Duty By 20%

Security forces in Bali have been informed that they must increase boots on the ground by 20%. Before the G20 Summit in November, security forces are already deploying teams to conduct patrols, rehearsal events, and surveillance. There are plans to increase security personnel to over 8,000 in the coming weeks as the island prepares to …

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Bali Aims To Complete New Toll Road By 2025

Bali Government officials held a press event on Saturday, 10th September, celebrating the official start of the Jagat Kerthi Bali Toll Road construction. The road will connect Gilimanuk-Mengwi and is set to be built in record time. The project was planned to start in June 2022, and officials marked the beginning of construction this weekend.  …

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Visitor Numbers To Bali’s Tanah Lot Temple Soar

Bali’s world-famous Tanah Lot Temple is welcoming back tourists en mass. The Bali temple’s tourism operations leaders have told reporters that visitor numbers have nearly doubled since last year. The news is a comforting sign for the surrounding community that the recovery from the pandemic continues in the right direction.  The Head of the Tanah …

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