11 of Indonesia’s most dangerous volcanoes throughout history

Fears of a possible eruption have been building around Bali’s Mt. Agung, a popular tourist attraction and lure for hikers, for the past two weeks. On Monday, the government expanded an existing “exclusion zone” around the crater to anywhere from 6 kilometers to 7.5 kilometers depending on which side of the mountain you’re on. Residents ...

‘A wife’s nightmare in Bali sheds light on Indonesia’s hidden domestic violence epidemic’

‘A wife’s nightmare in Bali sheds light on Indonesia’s hidden domestic violence epidemic’

“Putu’s family constantly talked her out of [getting a divorce]. They asked her to stay. The last time she asked them permission to get a divorce was just last week, and...

Making a statement: Introducing the Bali brothers paddling down the world’s most polluted river in Indonesia on kayaks they made from plastic bottles and bamboo

Making a statement: Introducing the Bali brothers paddling down the world’s most polluted river in Indonesia on kayaks they made from plastic bottles and bamboo

A pair of brothers from Bali is paddling down Indonesia’s toxic Citarum River on two kayaks they had built –custom-made from bamboo and discarded plastic bottles —...

Lombok Wallflowers: We talk to the photographer behind a surreal, colorful series of portraits shot of Lombok farmers, fishermen, schoolchildren and island workers

Lombok Wallflowers: We talk to the photographer behind a surreal, colorful series of portraits shot of Lombok farmers, fishermen, schoolchildren and island workers

American fine art photographer Jonah Meyers is not afraid of color.

Refugees in Paradise: A humanitarian crisis on Bali’s Serangan Island

Refugees in Paradise: A humanitarian crisis on Bali’s Serangan Island

Just a stone throw from major tourist attractions and resorts, a small village has suddenly been cast out into the cold, thrown from their homes.

This is not a snake: Bali media misidentifies lizards on multiple occasions, why that’s dangerous according to a resident reptile expert

This is not a snake: Bali media misidentifies lizards on multiple occasions, why that’s dangerous according to a resident reptile expert

See the animal pictured above? It is a skink, not a snake. We repeat, to set the record straight, it’s a SKINK, not a SNAKE.

Centre Stage: Singapore’s Linying and the art of fortunate accidents

Centre Stage: Singapore’s Linying and the art of fortunate accidents

Ahead of her stint at Neon Lights in Singapore this weekend, we caught up with Linying to talk about the hype surrounding her, Singapore's import culture and the French...

Cockfighting in Bali: A relic or a right?

Cockfighting in Bali: A relic or a right?

How does cockfighting, Balinese pastime, fit into the 21st century?

PHOTOS: Extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder comes to Bali for Asia debut, but for some not as ‘tough’ as expected

PHOTOS: Extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder comes to Bali for Asia debut, but for some not as ‘tough’ as expected

Competitors from over 37 countries traveled from near and far to get muddied up in Bali last weekend for the extreme obstacle course, Tough Mudder.


 

Coconuts Bali Features

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