Indonesian celeb condemned for swimming with a dolphin in banned Sanur facility

A video showing dangdut singer Lucinta Luna swimming with a dolphin at the Dolphin Lodge in Sanur, Bali is being widely castigated online.

Hotels in Bali brace for impact from upcoming mudik ban

Before the pandemic, thousands of tourists regularly poured into the island.

Hotels in Bali brace for impact from upcoming mudik ban

Half of Indonesia’s COVID-19 red zones are in Bali, task force says

As of April 11, 10 regencies and cities in Indonesia are deemed as having the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Half of Indonesia’s COVID-19 red zones are in Bali, task force says

Buleleng student apprehended for stabbing friend who allegedly bullied him

Police in Bali’s Buleleng regency apprehended a high school student after he allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old boy with...

Buleleng student apprehended for stabbing friend who allegedly bullied him

French pedophile sentenced to 8 years for child rape in Bali

French national Emannuel Alain Pascal Maillet has decided against an appeal.

French pedophile sentenced to 8 years for child rape in Bali
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