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

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

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

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

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...

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

Cockfighting in Bali: A relic or a right?

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

Cockfighting in Bali: A relic or a right?

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

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

The Sacrifice: Idul Adha 2016 in photos

While Balinese Hindus are in the midst of commemorating Galungan in a ten-day celebration starting from Sept. 7, Muslims in Indonesia marked their own holiday this

The Sacrifice: Idul Adha 2016 in photos

Who’s behind those eyes? The artist responsible for the charcoal-drawn lady’s face in Ubud’s streets

The real-life face behind the minimalistic lady’s portrait is an American artist, Bill

Who’s behind those eyes? The artist responsible for the charcoal-drawn lady’s face in Ubud’s streets

Sacred Rinjani overwhelmed by trekkers’ trash, not just volcanic ash

Mt. Rinjani, considered sacred by locals in Lombok, is starting to become just as famous for being a trash dump as it is for its breathtaking

Sacred Rinjani overwhelmed by trekkers’ trash, not just volcanic ash

The story of Bali’s canang sari commoditization: How those little offerings have changed amidst the island’s booming tourism industry

On the Island of the Gods many people are unaware of how canang sari offerings have been commoditized since Bali’s tourism industry

The story of Bali’s canang sari commoditization: How those little offerings have changed amidst the island’s booming tourism industry

Coconuts Bali Features

As with all of our other city sites, at the very heart of Coconuts Bali is our features section. Original content straight outta Bali, written and produced by the Coconuts Bali team and freelancer friends. Long reads, photo essays, interviews, opinion pieces, and columns about some of Bali’s most salient, relevant, and intriguing topics. Stories range anywhere from human interest to in-depth investigative reports. Informative original reports, handy ultra-handy explainer guides, and humorous, laugh-your-socks-off pieces. Laugh til you cry, cry til you laugh, get inspired, get angry, feel the content. Leave knowing a heck of a lot more about what’s really going on in Bali than you did coming in. Typically longer in length than our quick, super-digestible news feed, our features go much deeper than the news section—but trust us, it is worth the time, so sit down and make sure to get comfortable as you delve way down into the core of our site. Bali has got so much more going on than all the humdrum guidebooks, glossy travel magazines, and superficial Instagram photos will have you believe, so come on and let us show you what is really happening on this amazing island, for better or for worse, whether it is meeting a new intriguing character or better understanding a widely-reported topic and seeing it from a different perspective. Take the time to get up close and personal with the people, groups, trends, phenomenon, and places that our stories explore.