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The Head of Indonesian Consultative Assembly (MPR), Bambang Soesatyo, met with Italian Ambassador, Benedetto Latteri, to discuss plans to build a Formula1 (F1) race circuit in Bali. According to Soesatyo’s analysis, Bali is a promising location for the next F1 Circuit as the island is known as a top tourist destination. From an economic stance, …

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Two café owners were trialed at he Denpasar Court House on Wednesday (2/12). The defendants were found guilty of neglecting prevention protocols while operating their businesses. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) The cafes were held responsible for hosting crowded gatherings without maintaining physical distancing along Jalan Badak 1 and Jalan Tukad Gangga. …

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Denpasar has been struggling with waste management for years. The city faces a lack of space as the landfill is overflowing with garbage. As a solution, the city has introduced a new waste control program which requires a collective effort from all residents. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) The Head of Denpasar …

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Ngurah Rai International Airport has made exceptions with travel restrictions for certain international visitors. Stakeholder Relations Manager of Angkasa Pura, I Taufan Yudhistira, said that Ngurah Rai International Airport has allowed international access for business, foreign training, or medical contributions in Bali. “We are only allowing international entry for special circumstances.” Yudhistira said during an …

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The Managing Director of The Nusa Dua Hotel, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, has said that hotel occupancy in November was relatively stable, and is noticeably increasing for December. This is a good indicator that Bali’s tourism sector is beginning to heal. “Hotels in Nusa Dua managed by the Indonesian Tourism Development Center (ITDC) confirmed an …

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Agriculture Professor, Wayan Windia from Udayana University, has urged the government to help the devastated agricultural sector. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) Widiana requests the government to focus its attention on farmers as they struggle to survive the consequences of the current global pandemic. He stated that the Central Government stimulus is …

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The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Bali Province has arrested a man with connection to an international crime and drug network in Malaysia. The suspect was caught in Badung with 100 grams of crystal meth. Officers arrested the 46-year-old Malaysian (initialed RD) after he made his way into Bali from Guangzhou, China, making stops in Singapore …

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The District Attorney of Denpasar exterminated large amounts of narcotics that were seized as evidence by authorities on Wednesday (02/12). The Head of Denpasar District Attorney, Luhur Istighfar, said that the total value of narcotics destroyed was approximately USD 617,000 (IDR 8,7 billion). The illegal drugs were set ablaze using an incinerator machine. “This action …

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Police officers have shot two men, Agus Suginyo and Wahyu Cadra Aditya, as they made an attempt to smuggle stolen motorbikes at Gilimanuk Port on Sunday (29/11). (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) The Head of Denpasar Police Department, Kompol I Dewa Putu Anom Danujaya, explained that the officers began the operation after …

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The Central Government has confirmed plans to build a railway line from Badung to Buleleng . The project aims to optimize economic growth, especially in the tourism sector.  The government is optimistic that the railway, spanning from Badung to Buleleng, will enhance tourism in Bali. The Project is regulated under the President’s Regulation Number 109/2020 in …

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The Covid-19 vaccine is in the final stage of development. Hope is rising in Bali as many view the vaccine as a cure to the declining travel and tourism sector but experts are saying it will take time.  As the industry most confronted by the pandemic, what is in store for tourism once the vaccine …

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A 48-year-old police officer, I Wayan Putra Yasa, has been detained at the Buleleng Police Department after running a false job opportunity scam. An Officer serving on duty at Celukan Bawang Police Station was arrested after his involvement in a scam that falsely promised the victim a job in Public Civil Servants (CPNS) in exchange …

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