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Australia Is Back To Being Bali’s Number One Source Of Tourism

Australia has reclaimed its title as Bali’s number one source of tourism for the first time since China took the crown in 2017. Official figures to be released this week reveal a record 1.23 million Australians traveled to Bali in 2019, a 5.4% increase from the previous year. The figures were released by the Perth-based Indonesia Institute Inc who have …

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Australian Man Accused of Harrassing Balinese Taxi Driver

A young man from Perth arrested in Bali for the alleged assault on a taxi driver tried to hide in the warehouse on the third floor of a convenience store, but was later found by police. According to 9News, Tore Gerard Vincenzo Bempasciuto was arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning, accused of hitting …

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Bali Private Driver Gives Away 4 Million Rp TIP To His Parents To Fix Their Sidewalk

A private driver in Bali received the tip of a lifetime of 4 million Rp but instead of using it to pay for his own wedding, he gave it to his parents to help fix their crumbling sidewalk.  Enrico had saved up his whole life for a down payment on a new car so he …

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Trans Studio Mall Roller Coaster Bursts Into Fire

The roller coaster track at the Trans Studio Mall burst into flames Monday night when an electrical box short circuited and burst into flames.  The fire shocked nearby residents of Jalan Imam Bonjol, Denpasar when flames and smoke appeared in the night sky at around 10:00pm.  The fire was reportedly caused by an electrical short-circuit …

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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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