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Bye, Schapelle: Tense Farewell Tipped For Drug Convict

The parole officer of one of Bali’s most high-profile drug convicts, Australian Schapelle Corby, has hinted there will be no love lost at the end of the parole period...

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Bali Chaos Expected As Australian Drug Convict Corby Deported

Tourists and residents alike can expect delays and traffic congestion around Kuta, Bali, over the next week as international media swarms the holiday hotspot ahead of...

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Sanur Death Case Breakthrough

Investigations into the suspicious death of an Australian man earlier this week in Sanur, Bali, continue after police discovered blood not belonging to the victim....

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Tourist Killed in Bali Magic Mushrooms Misadventure

A 23-year-old Singaporean tourist died on Saturday, May 6, after reportedly falling from a balcony in Bali while under the influence of ‘magic mushrooms.’

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Inside Bali’s Most Celebrated Cultural Festivals with Janet DeNeefe

The founder of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival reveals what it takes to run an international cultural festival on the island of gods.  It is...

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Trash-Tinted Goggles: Mountains of Garbage Overshadow Indonesia’s Ambitious Tourism Plans

A sprawling archipelago of white sandy beaches, towering active volcanoes, seas abundant with marine life, rich rainforests, and dozens of ethnic cultures, it’s easy...

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Foul Play Suspected in Australian’s Death in Sanur

Police are investigating the suspicious death of an Australian national in seaside resort town Sanur, Bali, on Monday, May 8.

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Begal Gang Arrested in Bali Sting

Kuta police chief Wayan Sumara said five gang members suspected of begal attacks were arrested on April 22 in tourist hot spot Seminyak, Bali.

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Understanding ‘Bule Prices’ in Indonesia

A huge price disparity between local and foreign tourists reaching every sector from transportation threatens Indonesia’s tourism industry.

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10 Breathtaking Bali Getaways with Infinity Pools

Bali is home to a plethora of resorts that range from budget-friendly to luxurious. Take your pick from these stunning infinity pools.

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Officials Aim to Control the Overpopulation of Bali Hotels

The number of rooms in Bali does not match its number of visitors. Local groups push for all Bali hotels to meet certain criteria before they can be built.

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47 Illegal Money Changers Identified in Bali

In order to protect consumers from illegal money changers, the government has been identifying them and pledging to take action to prevent financial loss.

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Meet the Expat: Chef Chris Salans

What happens when a classically trained chef turns to the island of Bali for inspiration? A new type of cuisine that makes instant delicious shockwaves with fresh local...

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Eight Great Places for Authentic Sushi in Jakarta and Bali

Japanese restaurants can be found all over the place in the capital and other big cities in Indonesia. Many local news stories feature Japanese restaurants in their top...