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Bali Authorities Investigate Money Changers Operating Illegally In Kuta

Authorities in Bali have launched an investigation to crack down on money changers who are operating without the correct paperwork. An operation launched by the Public Civil Service (Satpol PP) and Bank of Indonesia found that eight money-changing outlets in central Kuta were operating without permits and other supporting documents.  The investigation was launched on …

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28-Year-Old Australian Tourist Dies At Hotel In Bali

Bali’s Badung Police Department has released a statement to confirm that an Australian national was found dead in their hotel room on Friday 10th June. Tyler Turgay Kay, 28, from Australia was found in his hotel room by the hotel’s staff. The alarm was raised when Kay did not answer his phone or the knocks …

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Actress Makes Peace After Bali Nightclub Assault

Indonesian-Dutch actress Jennifer Coppen has reached a restorative justice agreement after being hit in the face while trying to defend a tourist during a night out in Kuta.  On Friday 27th May Coppen and KJ, the man who allegedly hit her during the altercation at Shishi Nightclub, went to North Kuta Police and signed a …

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Falling Tree Crushes Car In Heavy Rain As Weather Warnings Issued In Bali

A week of extreme weather has hit Bali and resulted in trees falling damage to cars, and damage to beach vendors for hire equipment. As the change of seasons rolls across Bali, so too does fluctuations in temperature causing heavy rainfall, rapidly changing tides, and trees falling in residential areas.  Legian Village, in Kuta, received …

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Tourist Boat In Bali Catches Fire With Six Travelers Aboard

A tourist boat used for parasailing excursions caught fire in Tanjung Benoa in Bali on Friday 6th May. Fortunately, all travelers and staff aboard the boat escaped without serious injury.  The boat was offering domestic tourists a parasailing trip on the waters of Tanjung Benoa in South Kuta. The area is famous for its water …

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Discovery Shopping Mall In Kuta Bali Catches Fire

The world-famous Discovery Shopping Mall in Kuta caught on fire in the early afternoon of Thursday 5th May. The fire is alleged to have started after a man, who is yet to be identified, dumped a cigarette in an ashtray without it being full out.  Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing into …

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Dozens Of Kuta Residents Lose Their House In A Fire

Residents of Jalan Pudak Sari, Kuta lost their homes in a fire incident that occurred on Tuesday (12/4). Many of the people who lost their homes were spotted sleeping in front of other people’s houses as they have nowhere else to go. The fire destroyed their homes, comprised of 67 rooms, and a warehouse. “It …

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Debt Collectors Forcibly Towed The Car Of A Hotel Guest In Kuta Bali

Dozens of debt collectors forcibly towed the car of a hotel guest in Kuta on Wednesday afternoon (2/2). Debt collectors went to a hotel in Jalan Kubu Anyar, Kuta on Wednesday afternoon, causing a disturbance to other hotel guests and staff. According to witnesses, dozens of men went to the hotel receptionist and asked the …

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Indonesian Football Player Mugged While Riding His Motorbike In Kuta Bali

An Indonesian football player named Beto Goncalves was mugged while riding a motorbike in Kuta on Sunday (16/1). Goncalves, who plays for the Indonesian football team Madura United, was mugged by a stranger when he rode a motorbike with his daughter in Jalan Basangkasa Legian, Kuta on Sunday evening. His wife, Dewi Costa, shared the …

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Bali Will Close Kuta Beach Early On New Year’s Eve

Authorities from the Denpasar police department have officially announced that Kuta Beach will close at 11:00 pm on New Year’s Eve. The Head of the Denpasar Police Department, Kombes Pol Jansen Avitus Panjaitan, confirmed that Kuta Beach would stop receiving visitors before midnight on New Year’s Eve. “Following the Home Affairs Minister’s Instruction Number 66 …

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Bali Official Tells Kuta Beach Local Vendors To Stop Extorting Tourists

A Bali official has warned local vendors along the Kuta Beach area to stop extorting beach visitors. The Head of the Kuta Beach Handling Task Force, Wayan Sirna, confirmed that he warned all local vendors in the Kuta Beach area to stop their bad behavior towards tourists. “We told them last Saturday (4/12) to give …

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Kuta Bali Experiences Indonesia’s Worst Flood Of The Year

A total of five different villages in the Kuta area has been flooded due to the increase of rain intensity in Bali. The Head of the Denpasar Public Relations, Iptu Ketut Sukadi, confirmed that heavy rain caused rivers to reach their maximum capacity. Consequently, the Kuta area was surrounded by floods. “The rain that has …

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