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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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Local Vendors Protest Bali Officials Closing Kuta Beach Gates

Local vendors of Kuta Beach have protested the policy that was recently implemented to permanently close 17 beach’ entrances. As The Bali Sun previously reported officials of Kuta Village have recently set a daily limit for visitors on Kuta Beach by utilizing the PeduliLindungi tracing app at several entrances to the beach area, and permanently …

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Hundreds Of Expats Participate In Charity Swimming Competition On Bali Beach

Hundreds of foreign nationals have participated in a swimming competition that took place on Kuta Beach on Sunday (3/10). The competition that was organized by a non-profit organization called Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) was held to raise money to support disabled children on the island. The Director of BSF, Rodney James Holt said that this …

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Man Arrested After Stealing A Cell Phone From Ukrainian Woman In Bali

 A 30-year-old man named I Wayan Mule (a.k.a Karel) has been arrested after stealing from an expat in Kuta. The Head of the Kuta Criminal Investigation Bureau, AKP Made Putra Yudistira confirmed that the suspect was arrested after stealing a cellphone from a Ukrainian national named Valeriia Odnovol from the street in Denpasar on Saturday …

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Turkish Men Who Skimmed Bali ATMs Potentially Face 7 Years Imprisonment

  Two Turkish nationals who have been detained for skimming ATM machines in Bali will potentially face 7 years of imprisonment. A 31-year-old man named Emrah Kilivan and a 24-year-old man named Abdullah Erkam Mercan attended their virtual trial on Tuesday (31/8) and accepted the prosecutor’s charges without any exceptions. The prosecutor, Ida Ayu Ketut Sulasmi …

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Man Arrested After Breaking Into His Boss’ Shop

   A 30-year-old man named Made Sukayadnya has been arrested after breaking into a shop that belongs to his boss. The Head of the North Kuta Police Department, AKP Putu Diah Kurniawandari confirmed that an investigation about this case began after authorities received a statement from the victim, Ni Kadek Dwi Utama Ningsih (aged 35). The …

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Two Expats With Strange Behavior Spotted In Kuta

    Two foreign nationals with strange behavior have been spotted by the local community in the Kuta area. An official from Legian, Kuta detained an expat woman who was angry and disturbing locals on Jalan Raya Legian on Tuesday morning (17/8) around 7:00am. The Deputy Chief of Kuta Public Civil Officer, AA Putu Subawa confirmed that …

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One Person Injured After A Vehicle Roll Over In Kuta

A car has rolled in Kuta after crashing into a road barrier, resulting in serious injuries for the passenger. The Head of the Denpasar Traffic, Officer Kompol Taufan Rizaldy confirmed that the incident occurred on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Kuta on Wednesday evening (11/8) around 10:00 pm. “The car that was driven by 22-year-old Putri …

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Local Vendor In Bali Loses Thousands Of Dollars Due To A Fire

    A Local art shop that is located in Kuta on Jalan Bisma Number 40C  caught on fire on Friday morning (6/8), resulting in the owner losing thousands of dollars.   The Head of the Denpasar Public Relation Officer, Iptu I Ketut Sukadi confirmed that the incident occurred on Friday morning around 11:00am. The fire caused the …

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