KEROBOKAN

Kerobokan is busy AF, connecting Seminyak up to Canggu, so you can bet there’s always a traffic jam on the main road, no matter the time of day. Most famous for “Hotel K”, the nickname for the jail, Kerobokan is the overcrowded house of the bulk of Bali’s incarcerated. But hey, the town has its merits. Plenty of cool restaurants and cafes are scattered around Kerobokan, and many will find it as a more affordable place to live (could be something to do with the prime real estate by the jail). Also a redeeming quality, Kerobokan is home to some of the island’s best furniture workshops and stores. Gorgeous teak wood pieces for pretty affordable prices and that popular reclaimed boat wood furniture that’s typical of Bali villa decor can be haggled over here.
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‘I don’t regret killing my mother’: Heather Mack posts chilling videos confessing to infamous suitcase murder, but she may be lying

In a chilling series of videos posted to YouTube, ’Bali Suitcase Murderer’ Heather Mack confessed to killing her mother in Bali and says her then boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, is...

Aussie expat going to trial in Bali over hashish possession

Aussie expat going to trial in Bali over hashish possession

An Australian man allegedly caught with a small quantity of hashish in Bali last year will face trial over drug possession.

New Zealander convicted in Bali for drug trafficking caught in prison with drugs: reports

New Zealander convicted in Bali for drug trafficking caught in prison with drugs: reports

Really?! Just, really?!

Sweep of Kerobokan Prison turns up the usual stuff: drugs, weapons, tools

Sweep of Kerobokan Prison turns up the usual stuff: drugs, weapons, tools

Surprise, surprise.

Bali governor’s proposal to move Kerobokan Prison to Suwung ‘under review’

Bali governor’s proposal to move Kerobokan Prison to Suwung ‘under review’

For years we’ve been hearing Bali’s governor talk about the necessity of moving Bali’s infamous, overcrowded penitentiary, Kerobokan Prison.

German caught in Bali with meth lab could get 15 years behind bars: National Narcotics Agency

German caught in Bali with meth lab could get 15 years behind bars: National Narcotics Agency

A German man has been arrested on Indonesia's Bali island for allegedly making crystal methamphetamine in a secret lab, officials said Thursday (Aug 25), with authorities seizing...

Drug raid at Bali ‘meth factory’ turns up German amongst suspects

Drug raid at Bali ‘meth factory’ turns up German amongst suspects

A raid at a meth factory in Kerobokan, Bali led to the arrest of four suspects, one of which is German, according to local reports.

22 lucky foreign prisoners in Bali get sentence reductions for Indonesian Independence Day

22 lucky foreign prisoners in Bali get sentence reductions for Indonesian Independence Day

A total of 22 prisoners locked up in Bali of foreign nationality are receiving sentence remissions in honor of Indonesian Independence Day.

Inmate at Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison hangs himself, motive unclear

Inmate at Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison hangs himself, motive unclear

 A prisoner at Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison was found dead on Monday after he apparently hanged himself in the correctional facility.  The body of Karangasem man...

WTF? Bali suitcase murderer is living it up in LP Kerobokan: alleged ‘lesbian 3-ways’, chain-smoking and bringing up baby

WTF? Bali suitcase murderer is living it up in LP Kerobokan: alleged ‘lesbian 3-ways’, chain-smoking and bringing up baby

The latest on Heather Mack is nothing short of ‘WTF’ yet comical territory.