KUTA

Kuta is by far Bali’s best-known touristy hood—seriously, as in we should rename it “Touristland”. Located in the south, not so far from the airport, the beachy resort town is a magnet for backpackers and surfers and backpacking surfers with its hostels, clubs, and sandy beach—perfect for beginners. But it also has some pretty fancy resorts along the coast with premiere shopping, so you’ll find families there as well. If you want to get a piercing or tattoo whilst in Bali, there’s certainly no shortage of parlors waiting to do you up. Want to do some street shopping for stuff like cheap Bintang singlets and sunnies, then Kuta’s also your spot. Some people swear by it, but a lot of others hate it. Kuta’s certainly a polarizing spot and a favorite amongst a certain type of Aussie (aka bogans).
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First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo is making its debut in Bali this month with the opening of a shop at Kuta’s Mal Bali Galeria. Uniqlo’s known for its basic casual wear...

Bali motorbike crash puts Kiwi English teacher in desperate need of medevac

Bali motorbike crash puts Kiwi English teacher in desperate need of medevac

A retired couple in New Zealand is scraping funds together to bring their daughter home from Bali after she was severely injured in a motorbike crash on the Indonesian island....

Indonesian military deserter would use his old uniform to help get away with stealing motorbikes in Bali

Indonesian military deserter would use his old uniform to help get away with stealing motorbikes in Bali

A former Indonesian soldier who had deserted the army, would dress up in his old uniform to help him get away with stealing motorbikes in Bali. Lombok man, Adiarta, was arrested...

Irish tourist found hanged in Kuta hotel room

Irish tourist found hanged in Kuta hotel room

An Irishman was found dead at a hotel in Bali in the popular tourist town of Kuta on Monday evening. The 35-year-old had been hanged using a mosquito net, from the bar of the...

Popular Bali nightlife spots Paddy’s and Sky Garden raided in police operation

Popular Bali nightlife spots Paddy’s and Sky Garden raided in police operation

Bali Police shut the clubs down on Tuesday. Literally. Hundreds of armed police personnel reportedly raided two major Kuta nightlife spots on Tuesday evening: Sky Garden and...

American arrested over assault of security guard at Bali’s Sky Garden

American arrested over assault of security guard at Bali’s Sky Garden

An American man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a security guard at Bali’s infamous Sky Garden club in Kuta. The American, identified in reports as Garyn Cancio, 25,...

Police catch opportunistic iPhone thief who was still trying to have phone unlocked

Police catch opportunistic iPhone thief who was still trying to have phone unlocked

Kuta Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit has reportedly caught a thief who stole an iPhone out of a guy’s motorbike in Tuban, Kuta.

Korean tourist missing after snorkeling at Kuta Beach

Korean tourist missing after snorkeling at Kuta Beach

Police have not been able to find a Korean man who disappeared while swimming at Kuta Beach in front of Beachwalk Shopping Center on Wednesday evening.

Armed robbery reported in Kuta, around Rp 800 million worth of currencies taken from money changer

Armed robbery reported in Kuta, around Rp 800 million worth of currencies taken from money changer

A money changer in Kuta was reportedly robbed on Saturday.

Bali tourists get out of taxi taking them way off course, driver steps on gas before they can get their stuff from the trunk

Bali tourists get out of taxi taking them way off course, driver steps on gas before they can get their stuff from the trunk

A taxi driver has been arrested in Bali for making off with a trunk-full stuff belonging to his passengers.