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Hit and Run Driver In Kuta

Update: The driver in a hit-and-run accident that left a Balinese teenager dead on Saturday has turned himself over to police—after police identified it was his vehicle that plowed into the victim. Original Story: A Balinese teenager was killed in a hit and run accident in Bali’s Legian area in the early hours of Saturday. …

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Bali Tourist Hotspots Now Focus of Police

The Bali Sun Exclusive Undercover The paradise island of Bali needs to clean up it’s act and quickly. The long term future of the tourism industry in Bali could face hard times as drugs and prostitution run rampant in most tourist hotspots.  The Bali Sun wanted to know just how dire the situation has become, …

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Chased Down By Locals After Car Accident

An alleged intoxicated tourist slammed his car into other motorists before being chased down and detained by locals until police arrived.  The alleged incident was caught on video showing a bloody tourist being chased by locals and then arrested. The man was driving a white Mitsubushi Expander when he allegedly collided with other vehicles on …

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Garbage Continues To Overwhelm Kuta Beach

This is the time of year that Bali is battling with one of its biggest foes…Garbage.  Kuta beach is being bombarded with plastic trash washing up on its shores and volunteers are doing their best to help clean it up. Just as the beach looks back to its pristine condition, the very next tide brings …

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Grab Is Now Officially Allowed At The Aiport As ‘Taxi Union’ Loses Battle

It was only a matter of time. The Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport and Grab have come to an official agreement that allows them to pick up passengers at the airport.  For years the ‘taxi mafia’ has held control of the airport allowing only their drivers to pick up passengers. Through threats and even physical …

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A BMW Has Been Parked At Ngurah Rai Airport For 4 Years

A four-wheeled BMW has been parked for around four years in the parking area of ​​the Domestic Airport Terminal I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali.  “From our records, this maroon colored car has been parked since 22 September 2016,” said Communication and Legal Manager of the Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport. He said, until now, no …

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Australian Tourist Loses Posessions In Theft In Kuta

An Australian man was robbed of his cell phone after bringing two local women waiting outside the club back to his hotel room in Kuta.  The incident occurred last Thursday at 10:00pm outside a club in Legian when Australian, Reece Max Dunbier was approached by four Indonesian women.  Dunbier briefly spoke with the women before …

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Party Island Of Bali Has The Second Highest Rates of Infection in Indonesia

According to the latest data, Bali ranks second is Indonesia for the highest rates of HIV/AIDS rates in all of Indonesia.  The number of people living with HIV / AIDS in Bali is estimated at 22,034 people (1987-November 2019). That translates roughly to 1 in 200 people on the island being infected.  The only region …

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Australian Club Promoters Jailed In Bali Posession Bust

Two Melbourne men at the centre of a Bali cocaine scandal have dodged Indonesia’s harsh drug penalties and will walk free in just months. Despite facing a maximum penalty of 12 years imprisonment, Will Cabantog was sentenced today to just one year behind bars and with time already served, he will leave the notorious Kerobokan jail …

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Cobras and Pythons Hunting Inside Homes, Villas and Hotels in Bali

It’s that time of year again when cobras and pythons love to make their way into Denpasar and Badung. During the rainy season its common for these large snakes to find their way into Residential areas. Local residents have reported terrifying encounters with these large snakes in recent weeks.  In addition to their large size, …

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