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

A struggle erupts between two groups, ‘police’ and ‘villagers’ “Knock it down! Knock it down!” the police yell The villagers protest, scrambling to push the police back “No! These are our homes!” The villagers abruptly sit down, forming a sort of human barricade to block their homes from destruction, while the police fire tear gas and bring their bulldozer around the to other side of the...

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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  Designed by...

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 festival starting from Sept 7, Muslims in Indonesia marked their own holiday this...

The Sacrifice: Idul Adha 2016 in photos

9 delightful images that will make you appreciate the Balinese holiday Galungan

It was a beautiful day in Bali on Wednesday, as the Balinese celebrated Galungan, their most important feast  Penjor, the long bamboo poles decorated in coconuts leaves,...

9 delightful images that will make you appreciate the Balinese holiday Galungan

9 special moments of Balinese villagers locking lips in new year kissing ritual

For many, celebrating New Year’s is all about that special kiss and some could say that Bali’s no different In fact, one village in Bali has a special ritual where kissing...

9 special moments of Balinese villagers locking lips in new year kissing ritual

10 captivating images of #ogohogoh around Bali this Nyepi

Every year on the eve of Nyepi, their new year, the Balinese make these jaw-dropping, heart-stopping Ogoh-ogoh statues These are mostly monsters and demons that are later paraded...

10 captivating images of #ogohogoh around Bali this Nyepi

Coconuts Bali Photo essays

Some of the best storytelling on Coconuts Bali comes in visual form. Our photo essays are collections of photographs on a given topic that will give you insight or a new perspective on a subject that you likely otherwise wouldn’t have access to in Bali. Feel like you are really there, as you see things through our lens. Our photo essays are on a range of topics, from news coverage, to food stories, to culture. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so imagine how much we convey with a handful of selected images. Feel the emotion, see the scene, and prepare to be moved.