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January 3, 2020

Anies Baswedan Admits River Normalization Yet Avert Flooding

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan admitted that the government’s river normalization program was not yet optimal in preventing floods in the capital. The program had been carried out in Ciliwung River. “It is true that – 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 27, 2019

Badung to spend 7.97 trillion to complete southern outer ring road

Badung Regent, I Nyoman Giri Prasta, and the Head of the Public Works and Spatial Planning (PUPR) Board, IB Surya Suamba, presented the construction details of the new integrated utility – 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 19, 2019

Starting in February 2020, Indonesians Citizens Must Pay 80€ to Apply for a Schengen Visa

As of February 2020, Indonesian citizens will need to pay a fee of €80 instead of €60 as they did so far, when applying for a Schengen Visa from Indonesia. – Read More...
December 18, 2019

Baby Orangutan drugged by Russian trafficker in Bali being returned to wild

The baby orangutan that was drugged by a Russian trafficker who was attempting to smuggle the animal out of Bali and back to his home country earlier this year will – 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 7, 2019

Melbourne men accused of Bali cocaine possession give evidence in each other's trials

Two Melbourne mates accused of possessing cocaine in Bali have given evidence in each other’s trials. David Van Iersal told a Denpasar court the night of their July arrest at – 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...
December 5, 2019

Nusa Penida tops list of world’s best destinations for backpackers

The small island off the east coast of Bali, Nusa Penida, has been crowned as the top destination for backpackers in 2020 by hostel-booking platform Hostelworld.  “Move over Bali, this new – Read More...
November 30, 2019

Indonesia halts Singapore’s water polo reign at SEA Games

Indonesia clinched the first gold medal of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Friday with a historic victory, bringing Singapore’s 54-year stranglehold on the men’s water polo competition – Read More...
November 30, 2019

UK, Chinese visitors top list as 50,000 have a Saudi holiday

Saudi Arabia’s embryonic efforts to turn the kingdom into a magnet for holidaymakers attracted 50,000 visitors since the September launch, and almost three times that number applied for tourist visas officials – Read More...
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