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Bali Senator’s Son Arrested In Possession Of Drugs

The son of a Bali senator has been arrested and found to be in the possession of a significant amount of marijuana. In what is unraveling as a political scandal, the son of Badung Regency Senator Puts Parwata was arrested at his home on Saturday 14th May. News of the scandal is only hitting headlines …

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Bali Transport Sector Shares Mixed Feelings About Bounce Back From Covid

Despite the reopening of Bali’s borders back in February and the resumption of the visa on arrival program, the influx of tourist numbers hasn’t equated to an increased demand for internal transportation. Transfer companies and independent taxi drivers across Bali have yet to benefit from the bounce back from Covid-19 according to the chairman of …

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Bali Airport Thief Arrested For Theft Of Russian Tourist’s Bag

A 42-year-old man from West Java was arrested at his home on Thursday 12th May for stealing the laptop bag of a Russian tourist. The incident was caught on the CCTV of the domestic airport’s Starbucks cafe making it very easy for the police to track down the thief.  Some commentators are suggesting that 21-year-old …

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Balinese Chef Cheated By Migrant Work Scam Helped To Return Home

An all-too-common story, that often ends in tragedy, has ended with a positive result thanks to the quick thinking of I Made Dalem And Okyartha (Oky). Though the situation is heartbreaking for Okyartha, his quick thinking enabled him to get the support he needed to return to his family.  Across South and South East Asia, …

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Ambulance Driver Arrested For Causing Fatal Accident In Bali

A Bali ambulance driver has been arrested and charged with violating traffic laws and causing a fatal accident after running a red light. On Wednesday 11th May at 2.55 pm ambulance driver Wiwin Samsul Anwar drove through a red light on Jalan Sunset in Kuta. He plowed into a motorbike rider named Pandu Wahya Prayogi …

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Bali Tourism Association Calls On Government To Expand Visa On Arrival Program To 198 Countries

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bali have confirmed that they will be submitting a proposal to the central government of Indonesia requesting that the visa on arrival program is extended to include all 198 of the world’s recognized countries.  In a bold move, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bali, also commonly referred in …

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Polish Man Found Dead In Bali Suspected Of Taking His Own Life

On Thursday 12th May a polish man who has been visiting Bali was found dead in South Kuta. Local police are suspecting that this incident is a case of suicide, though an investigation is underway. The man has been named 34-year-old Michal Tracy, he is thought to have hung himself from a coconut tree. On …

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Indonesian Actress Assaulted While Defending Helpless Tourist At Club In Bali

A beloved Indonesian actress was caught up in an altercation in Kuta over the weekend that resulted in her being hit in the face. Jennifer Coppen, a much-loved Indonesia actress who is on vacation in Bali, came to the aid of a woman in Shishi Bar who was the target of abuse from a group …

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Domestic Visitors To Bali Drop By 10% As International Arrivals Improve

Following a flurry of domestic travelers over the Eid Al-Fitr weekend, the number of domestic travelers arriving in Bali has started to decline. In the days leading up to the Eid holiday, Bali welcomed an average of 39,000 people per day. Since then, the number of domestic arrivals has decreased by 10% per day. This …

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Indonesian Vice President Says ‘Don’t Worry’ About Covid In Bali

The Vice President of Indonesia, Ma’ruf Amin, told the media in a press statement delivered on the 10th of May, that tourists do not need to worry about Covid-19 in Bali.  Speaking at an event for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (UMKM), Amin said that due to the success of the vaccination program, that transmission …

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Sisters Miss Flight To Bali In PCR Test Disaster

What is being touted as a ‘simple mistake’ has resulted in disaster for Australian sisters heading to Bali for a holiday. Jessie and Angie Carr were due to fly from Sydney to Denpasar, Bali on Monday 9th May, but had to reschedule their plans after one of their PCR tests was 2-hours out of the …

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Bali Man Faces Prison Time For Stealing Elderly Woman’s Money In Bali

A 35-year-old many from Pinggan Village in Kintamani has been arrested and charged with theft. Nyoman Wijana is reported to have stolen IDR 10 million from the home of a 92-year-old woman on Saturday 7th May.  In a statement given to the police 92-year-old, Wayan Santi said that her suspicions were aroused when she returned …

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