Living in a Petty Crimes Paradise: Bali’s unreported thefts and muggings

More and more people living in Bali are reporting that they became victims of petty crimes amid the pandemic. Where are the authorities?

Frankly too many to keep count, but here’s Coconuts Bali’s 10 most unforgettable foreigner shenanigans

Frankly too many to keep count, but here’s Coconuts Bali’s 10 most unforgettable foreigner shenanigans

It’s really no secret that Bali is famous for many different things, and though we might be a little biased here; there were never any doubts that wondrous stories are only to...

Why aren’t Bali’s viral accounts posting about the escalating COVID crisis?

Why aren’t Bali’s viral accounts posting about the escalating COVID crisis?

Cherry-picking information may hurt us all in the long run.

Grab a Nasi Bungkus: Community-based charity stalls pop up across Bali to help people with free meals

Grab a Nasi Bungkus: Community-based charity stalls pop up across Bali to help people with free meals

Throughout Bali, individuals and communities have been setting up charity stalls providing free nasi bungkus, or wrapped rice, for those who are struggling amid these challenging...

Local NGO out to save neglected thresher sharks from extinction

Local NGO out to save neglected thresher sharks from extinction

Its rodent-like snout has earned it the local nickname hiu tikus, meaning “rat shark.” It’s hardly an intimidating name for an apex predator, and that may be partly why...

Pandemic, tourism, and crime: The most popular Coconuts Bali stories of 2020

Pandemic, tourism, and crime: The most popular Coconuts Bali stories of 2020

As we’re finally nearing the end of what has been dubbed “the longest year” by some people, we here at Coconuts Bali think it’s time to revisit the year’s most popular...

Living in a Petty Crimes Paradise: Bali’s unreported thefts and muggings

Living in a Petty Crimes Paradise: Bali’s unreported thefts and muggings

More and more people living in Bali are reporting that they became victims of petty crimes amid the pandemic. Where are the authorities?

I befriended a pangolin in Bali and learned that its hard scales belied a perilous existence

I befriended a pangolin in Bali and learned that its hard scales belied a perilous existence

An encounter with a rare pangolin opened one Bali resident's eyes to the species' perilous existence.

Jerinx, UU ITE, and the endless threat to freedom of expression in Indonesia

Jerinx, UU ITE, and the endless threat to freedom of expression in Indonesia

Here’s the thing: Jerinx has been a problematic figure in Indonesia for months, as he touted one conspiracy theory after another on social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

As Bali restarts its economy, government, businesses, and organizations should assess their inclusivity

As Bali restarts its economy, government, businesses, and organizations should assess their inclusivity

Almost five months have passed since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. By now, many feel completely overwhelmed by the cacophony of...

Indonesia’s ‘new normal’ immigration policy may break families apart

Indonesia’s ‘new normal’ immigration policy may break families apart

With a 30-day grace period under the new regulations, some foreigners may be forced to leave the country and separate from their Indonesian family.


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