DENPASAR

Bali’s capital city, Denpasar, is the busiest area on the island. Yes, even busier than Kuta. The provincial government is set up in the city and that’s where you’ll also find a number of foreign consulates. The streets are much wider (to make way for the pounding traffic) than everywhere else on the island and you’ll also feel more of a sense of urgency than you would otherwise on this relaxed island. However, don’t write it off too fast. You’ll find Renon to be an interesting spot with plenty of young enterprising Indonesians opening up cafes and trendy restaurants. And don’t forget the iconic Bajra Sandhi Monument, located right in front of the governor’s office, dedicated to the struggles of the Balinese people throughout history.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Denpasar

Denpasar residents left without running water due to disruption in tap water supply

Though the rain has been mercilessly leaving Denpasar’s streets clogged and flooded, the problem is actually a lack of water for many of the capital’s residents on the...

Denpasar residents left without running water due to disruption in tap water supply

Bali cop murder suspect ‘angry’ at ‘witnesses’ for not helping officer he allegedly killed

A man accused of killing a policeman in Bali says he’s “angry” that “witnesses” didn’t step in and help the officer that he fought with on Kuta Beach and allegedly...

Bali cop murder suspect ‘angry’ at ‘witnesses’ for not helping officer he allegedly killed

Disaster responders busy cutting and clearing fallen trees, as Bali experiences intense storms in ‘peak of rainy season’

Trees have been falling down like crazy in Bali over the past couple days, as the rainy season has kicked things up into high gear  With all the torrential downpour and...

Disaster responders busy cutting and clearing fallen trees, as Bali experiences intense storms in ‘peak of rainy season’

Bali ex-cop arrested over alleged drug dealing

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) says that they have arrested a drug dealer in Bali who is an ex-cop  Officers from BNN Badung Regency and Bali Province arrested IWM,...

Bali ex-cop arrested over alleged drug dealing

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...

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

Video: Baby macaques sold openly at Bali market in ‘cruel conditions’

Upsetting footage shows young monkeys for sale at a market in Bali  In a video shared to social media by Indonesian non-profit Scorpion Wildlife Monitoring Group, the...

Bali ATMs hit by thieves, tens of millions pulled out as perps tap into machines’ programming

Within just a 24-hour time period, two ATMs in Bali were reportedly burglarized using identical methods on Thursday  Tens of millions of rupiah were taken out of the...

Bali ATMs hit by thieves, tens of millions pulled out as perps tap into machines’ programming

Ibu typing on phone while driving Byson with helmet-less kid riding on back attracts attention from netizens

Multi-tasking can be a beautiful thing, but not whilst driving  A photo, apparently taken in Denpasar, shows a woman texting and driving a Byson motorcycle with a kid...

Ibu typing on phone while driving Byson with helmet-less kid riding on back attracts attention from netizens

Police arrest suspect in Denpasar murder case, allegedly killed woman for phone

The murder case of a woman found dead in a rice sack in south Denpasar on Saturday has moved quickly  Police have both identified the deceased and have arrested the...

Police arrest suspect in Denpasar murder case, allegedly killed woman for phone

Dead body found in Denpasar ditch, police suspect woman was murdered

UPDATE Police arrest suspect in Denpasar murder case, allegedly killed woman for phone A body was found dumped in a rice sack in Sidakarya, south Denpasar on...

Dead body found in Denpasar ditch, police suspect woman was murdered