Bali politician, ex-vice DPRD chairman, made to reenact drug dealing scenes as part of police investigation

The former Balinese politician who got kicked out of his party, Gerindra, for allegedly dealing drugs out of his house then went on the run to temporarily evade an inevitable...

Mass organization Laskar Bali apologizes for intimidating radical Muslim preacher in town for lecture

Laskar Bali, one of Bali’s biggest so-called mass organizations — a loose term for the country’s...

Mass organization Laskar Bali apologizes for intimidating radical Muslim preacher in town for lecture

Climate scientists see silver lining in Bali volcano’s ash cloud

By Hans Nicholas Jong The normally idyllic resort island of Bali in Indonesia has hogged international headlines since...

Climate scientists see silver lining in Bali volcano’s ash cloud

Doggoned tale: Dog gets burned by neighbor in Jimbaran, owner decides to distribute pamphlets warning about animal cruelty, pamphlets get burned

In a cruel twist of fate, a dog owner in Jimbaran, Bali, had his pamphlets warning about violence against animals in...

Doggoned tale: Dog gets burned by neighbor in Jimbaran, owner decides to distribute pamphlets warning about animal cruelty, pamphlets get burned
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Coconuts Reader Survey 2017: Answer some questions for a chance to win a trip to The St. Regis Bali Resort

It’s that time of year again, when we pause for a moment to ask you, dear reader, a few questions. First of all, how are you doing? What have you been up to? Unlike our last Tinder date, we sincerely want to know! So tell us about yourself and, better yet, tell us how we’re ...

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Coconuts Bali

Coconuts Bali is the leading English source of local news in Bali, (Pulau Dewata, Island of the Gods) and we operate exclusively online. We run up to date news stories on a daily basis, from across the island, covering a number of relevant issues, from crime, to health, to transportation, to urban development. From Badung in the south to Buleleng in the north, from Jembrana in the west, to Karangasem in the east, and everything in between (we see you, Ubud), our scope is literally island-wide. We especially love breaking those quirky stories that you would find in the metro news section of your local paper. Cows invading the main road? On it! Super old human skulls uncovered in some random village? We’re there! No one else is really translating those stories from bahasa Indonesia over to English in Bali—except for us. Meanwhile, if there is a big international story that the foreign press is actually reporting on (usually involving Australians or other bule aka foreigners in trouble with the law in Bali) we are also all over it, running updates at lightning speed, and aggregating all the most important and interesting slices of what is happening. And about the net, of course we are on top of all that is viral and buzzed about on social media when it comes to this island. Seriously, we live on social media, which happens to be dominated by Facebook and Instagram in Bali. Get your Bali scoop here, you heard it here first.