The Island

January 7, 2020

BMW left at Ngurah Rai International Airport since 2016 accrues more than IDR70 million in parking fees

A BMW sedan parked at Ngurah Rai International Airport has been the subject of much discussion online lately in Bali, as people inevitably began speculating the car’s ownership and why – Read More...
December 30, 2019

Road access to Kuta Beach will be closed for New Year

Road access to Kuta and particularly, the Kuta Beach area will be temporarily closed on Tuesday starting at around 4pm. Police advised tourists and visitors who wanted to celebrate the – Read More...
December 20, 2019

I Ketut Sudikerta sentenced to 12 years in prison for IDR150 billion fraud

I Ketut Sudikerta, a former deputy governor of Bali, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering by the Denpasar District – Read More...
December 15, 2019

Man caught with crystal meth at Denpasar Airport arrivals

A Chilean man, 57, was secured by Customs officers when he landed at Ngurah Rai Airport last Wednesday (27/11). The man was arrested in possession of 77.26 grams of liquid – Read More...
December 11, 2019

Bali Police dispute claims of violent robbery involving Australian woman

Police in Bali are looking into the case involving a 25-year-old Australian woman who claimed she was violently mugged in Canggu. Authorities are now disputing initial claims, saying that she may have been involved in a traffic accident and not a robbery.
December 9, 2019

Jakarta and Bali are Safer than Some Other Cities in the World

Jakarta is considered more secure than Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, and Johor Bahru in Malaysia, in terms of the crime rate and general security of their citizens. Numbeo, a database – Read More...
December 9, 2019
Bali Cracks Down on Dirt Cheap Package Tours From China

Bali Cracks Down on Dirt Cheap Package Tours From China

By Emma Connors A crackdown on Chinese-operated package tours to Bali that do little to boost the local economy could put Australia back on top of the list of source – Read More...
December 6, 2019

'We Need To Bring Him Home': Family's Plea For Help After Schoolie Critically Injured In Bali

The family of an Australian teen who was critically injured in a scooter crash while celebrating schoolies in Bali have raised more than $130,000 to bring him home for treatment. – Read More...
October 18, 2019

Thai meth swallowers get 16 years’ jail in Indonesia

BALI, Indonesia: Two Thai men were sentenced to heavy 16-year jail terms in Indonesia on Wednesday after swallowing a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine in a foiled drug smuggling bid. – Read More...
October 14, 2019

Indonesia nabs 2 accused of planning to attack Bali police

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s counterterrorism squad has arrested two suspected militants accused of plotting an attack on police on the tourist island of Bali, police said Saturday. Bali police spokesman – Read More...