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Weather Warning Issued For Bali Beaches This Weekend

The Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BBMKG) Region III Denpasar has issued weather warnings to beachgoers for the 26th-29th of August. The BBMKG has announced that high waves can be expected across Southern Bali. While there will be fluctuations between 2.5-4 meter waves, beachgoers are being advised to be vigilant as to changing conditions. …

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Victims Left Distraught At News Of Bali Bomber’s Early Prison Release

Victims and loved ones of those killed in the 2002 Bali Bombings have spoken out about their shock and distress at the announcement of the early release of one of the men behind the attacks. The Indonesian Government announced last week that Umar Patek will be granted early release from prison for showing remorse for …

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Police Arrest Nine Suspects During Raid Of Bali Gambling Operation

Denpasar Police held a press conference detailing the raid on a property in Kuta on the 17th of August. Speaking at the Police Headquarters in Denpasar on the afternoon of Wednesday 24th August, Police Chief Bambang Yugo Pamungkas confirmed that his teams were able to close down the illegal online gambling operation and arrest nine …

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Tourists Frightened By 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake In Bali

Both tourists and locals in Bali were shocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck around 4.30 pm on Monday 22nd August. Though mild earthquakes are common in Bali and the surrounding islands, this earthquake was the strongest the islands have experienced in some time.  According to official data released by the Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology, …

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Police, Military And Community Leaders Increase Security Patrols In Bali Tourism Hotspots

Bali Police have launched a series of new patrols in tourism hotspots at peak times. Hundreds of personnel from Badung Police, along with soldiers from the Indonesia Army, the Civil Service, and local village governments (Banjar) held a massive patrol of Kuta on Saturday 20th August.  The huge patrol efforts come as part of the …

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Bank Of Indonesia Issues Warning To Tourists Over Bali Money Changers

The Bank of Indonesia has issued formal advice for tourists in Bali while an investigation is underway. The Bank of Indonesia is working with the Bali Provincial government to stamp out illegal money changers across the island. In recent months the Bank of Indonesia and the Bali Civil Service, along with community governments, have been …

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Bali Police Arrest Gang Of Phone Thieves Targeting Tourists In Central Kuta

Kuta Police have arrested five men who are thought to be Kuta’s most prolific phone thieves. The five men were paraded at the Ground Zero Monument, the Bali Bombing Memorial, on Monday 8th August. The five men were presented to the media and local observers, dressed in orange prison overalls and with their hands and …

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Bali Tourists Saved From Thieves As Locals Start Recording Attempted Phone Robbery

Two tourists were saved by locals during an attempted phone robbery on Jalan Poppies in Kuta over the weekend. The video, which has since been shared on local Instagram news accounts, last 53-seconds. Locals who were in the area at the time started recording the commotion. It is thought that although the two men who …

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Police Raid Home Of Californian Living In Bali After Suspicious Parcel Delivery

The Denpasar Narcotics Unit raided a home of a foreigner in Bali late last week after a suspicious package was delivered to the address. Police secured seven bottles of ‘suspected marijuana-containing liquids’ from the house, where Californian JPC has been living.  The Californian in question, JPC, is being referred to by local media only by …

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Staff Outraged As Bali Hotel Lays Off 380 Employees With Little Notice

The Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur has laid off 380 staff with a moment’s notice, causing understandable outrage and upset for hundreds of families across Bali.  Local newspapers have reported that on Monday 25th July employees were summoned to a meeting where they received the news from the management team. Employees were then …

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3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Felt On Bali’s Southern Beaches

People in south Bali felt the earth tremor on Monday evening as a 3.7 magnitude earthquake occurred 7km off shore. There have been no reports of injury or damage, shallow earthquakes under a magnitude of 5 on the Richter scale are common in Bali and the surrounding islands. The tremor started at 5.09 pm on …

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Police In Bali Arrest Two More Thieves Known For Targeting Foreign Tourists

Police in Bali are cracking down on thieves who have been targeting foreign tourists. Late last week Kuta Police arrested two local men who had launched dozens of targets attacks on tourists in the popular tourist destination. The police announced the arrests of the men, only known by their initials, on Saturday 9th July. IWJ, …

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