‘I never said that’: Indonesia’s new tourism minister denies suggesting to make Bali more Muslim-friendly, highlights misreporting

Thankfully, it was all one big case of misreporting, as opposed to official plans. Phew.

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Dutchman sentenced to 2 years in prison for illegal wildlife trade in Bali

Dutchman sentenced to 2 years in prison for illegal wildlife trade in Bali

Eric Roer, a 56-year-old man from the Netherlands, has been sentenced to two years in prison after judges at the Denpasar District Court found him guilty of violating...

Envisioning a cleaner future for Bali, provincial gov’t issues clean energy policy

Envisioning a cleaner future for Bali, provincial gov’t issues clean energy policy

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has issued gubernatorial regulations on clean energy and electric motor vehicles, thus officially paving the way to make his administration's clean...

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.

Australian who fly-kicked scooter driver in Bali sentenced to 4 months in prison

Australian who fly-kicked scooter driver in Bali sentenced to 4 months in prison

An Australian tourist who fly-kicked a motorcyclist and assaulted a man in his own home during a drunken rampage was jailed for four months on Tuesday.

‘Bali has always been open to everyone’: Governor weighs in on supposed plans to transform island into Muslim-friendly destination

‘Bali has always been open to everyone’: Governor weighs in on supposed plans to transform island into Muslim-friendly destination

The governor said Bali has always been open to everyone and therefore requires no new labels.

Frenchman dies in Bali’s Tabanan regency after getting swept out to sea

Frenchman dies in Bali’s Tabanan regency after getting swept out to sea

A 75-year-old Frenchman who went missing while swimming in Pasut Beach, Tabanan regency yesterday afternoon has been declared dead.

Bali gov’t sets aside IDR1.6 billion to revamp Besakih Temple in 2020

Bali gov’t sets aside IDR1.6 billion to revamp Besakih Temple in 2020

Plans include repairing the shrines and temples, as well as building new food stalls and a parking facility.

Indonesia’s tourism minister plans to make Bali more Muslim-friendly

Indonesia’s tourism minister plans to make Bali more Muslim-friendly

You probably know this already, but Bali is a Hindu-majority province, where Hindus make up more than 80 percent of the population.

Teacher and boyfriend arrested on suspicion of raping student and forcing her into threesome

Teacher and boyfriend arrested on suspicion of raping student and forcing her into threesome

Police said the couple was driven to the crime after watching porn. 


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Coconuts Bali is the leading English source of local news in Bali, Pulau Dewata, Island of the Gods and we operate exclusively online. We run up to date news stories on a daily basis, from across the island, covering a number of relevant issues such as crime to health to transportation to urban development. From Badung in the south to Buleleng in the north, from Jembrana in the west, to Karangasem in the east, and everything in between (we see you Ubud), our scope is literally island-wide. We especially love breaking those quirky stories that you would find in the metro news section of your local paper. Cows invading the main road? On it! Super old human skulls uncovered in some random village? We’re on it! No one else is really translating those stories from bahasa Indonesia over to English in Bali—except for us. Meanwhile, if there is a big international story that the foreign press is actually reporting on (usually involving Australians or other bule (foreigners) in trouble with the law in Bali) we are also all over it, running updates at lightning speed, and aggregating all the most important slices of what is happening. And about the net, of course we are on top of all that is viral and buzzed about on social media when it comes to this island. Seriously, we live on Bali social media, which happens to be dominated by Facebook and Instagram over here. Get your Bali scoop here, you heard it here first.