GIANYAR

Gianyar regency is located in central Bali and is one of the more densely populated regencies on the island. While the regency seat is Gianyar, tourists will be most familiar with Gianyar because it’s home to Ubud. Said to be the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud is a booming jungle town where Balinese culture is celebrated. The town attracts all sorts of hippies, holistic health folk, yogis, vegans, and soul-searchers inspired by the book ‘Eat Pray Love’ and made even more famous by the movie under the same name starring Julia Roberts. After Denpasar and Badung, Gianyar is one of Bail’s more densely populated regencies. As a chunk of the regency does touch Bali’s eastern coast, one of Gianyar’s most famous beaches is the black sand Keramas Beach. Keramas has been the host of some epic surfing competitions and has also got a pretty major beach club.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Gianyar
Gianyar court sentences woman to 6 years in prison for abuse of domestic worker

Gianyar court sentences woman to 6 years in prison for abuse of domestic worker

The district court in Gianyar yesterday sentenced Desak Made Wiratningsih to six years in prison for abuse against a domestic worker under her employment.

Classroom ceiling collapses during lesson at Gianyar elementary school, one student injured

Classroom ceiling collapses during lesson at Gianyar elementary school, one student injured

The ceiling of a classroom at Pejeng Elementary School in Gianyar suddenly caved in yesterday morning while a group of 21 third grade students were busy preparing for a lesson....

Gianyar Police recover 13 endangered green turtles from parked car

Gianyar Police recover 13 endangered green turtles from parked car

Working on a public tip-off, officers from Gianyar Police secured 13 live green turtles from an Avanza vehicle parked beside the Ida Bagus Mantra bypass road in the village of...

Dwarf sperm whale found dead on Bali beach after rescue efforts fail

Dwarf sperm whale found dead on Bali beach after rescue efforts fail

The carcass of a dwarf sperm whale was discovered on Rangkan Beach in the east-coast village of Ketewel yesterday morning. The 2.2-meter long mammal had reportedly been stranded...

Bali to host World Surf League event for the fourth time

Bali to host World Surf League event for the fourth time

Keramas Beach on Bali’s east coast has once again been chosen as the location for a prestigious World Surf League (WSL) pro-surfing event. Set for May 13—24, the competition...

Bali schoolgirl dies from deadly cobra bite

Bali schoolgirl dies from deadly cobra bite

A 12-year old girl from Samplangan village in Gianyar died after being bitten by a snake, allegedly a cobra, in her sleep yesterday. Ismi Nursaubah was asleep in the back room of...

Bali lecturer accused of molesting student threatened with 12 years, but not detained

Bali lecturer accused of molesting student threatened with 12 years, but not detained

Shortly after the the controversially short 8-month sentence given to members of a Bali gang found responsible for the deadly beating of a 19-year old student, the Denpasar...

Wild macaques venture into Bali homes, allegedly due to development along the Ayung River

Wild macaques venture into Bali homes, allegedly due to development along the Ayung River

The rise in development near the Ayung River in Gianyar seems to have disturbed the long-tailed macaques that live in the area. Troops of monkeys have started to infiltrate...

Gianyar Police identify housing developer as suspect in deadly Batubulan landslide

Gianyar Police identify housing developer as suspect in deadly Batubulan landslide

The wet season rains have brought a plague of mudslides to Bali, causing traffic delays, extensive damage to property, and worse. On December 8, a mother and her three children...

Ancient bronze jewelry salvaged from Bali sarcophagus

Ancient bronze jewelry salvaged from Bali sarcophagus

Officers from Bali Cultural Heritage Conservation Center (BPCB) have recovered several antique bronze jewelry pieces from a stone burial urn discovered in Keramas village,...