KPU Klungkung reminds residents of ‘no-selfie’ policy at the polling station

It’s no secret that capturing the perfect selfie has become a national pursuit in Indonesia. We were reminded of this just last week when frenzied Javanese housewives almost trampled over each other in their desperation to take a picture with President Jokowi on the election trail. With just a day to go until Indonesia’s presidential ...

Bali’s Kintamani dogs become the first Indonesian dog breed to get global recognition

Bali’s Kintamani dogs become the first Indonesian dog breed to get global recognition

It’s been a long time coming, but the Kintamani dog from Bali has finally received recognition from the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), an international...

Boyfriend of Bali student found dead in boarding house cites jealousy as murder motive

Boyfriend of Bali student found dead in boarding house cites jealousy as murder motive

The boyfriend of the university student who was found dead in her boarding room in Banyuasri village in Singaraja last Thursday has admitted to killing the victim, allegedly...

Police catch escapee from Denpasar detention cell in Central Java, shoot him in both legs for resisting arrest

Police catch escapee from Denpasar detention cell in Central Java, shoot him in both legs for resisting arrest

Yesterday, police officers intercepted and arrested a prisoner, who had previously escaped from a detention cell in Denpasar, in the Pati regency of Central Java, where he had...

Bali student found dead in boarding house, police suspect foul play

Bali student found dead in boarding house, police suspect foul play

A public university student was discovered dead at her boarding house in Banyuasri village, Singaraja, yesterday after concerned college friends came looking for her. Though...

New Voxpol survey says Prabowo is behind by just 5.5%

New Voxpol survey says Prabowo is behind by just 5.5%

Although the poll is a major outlier from most other surveys that put Jokowi ahead by 15-20%, Voxpol argues that their data is more recent and accurate due to better methodology....

Chairman of Bali KADIN arrested in connection with embezzlement case worth more than IDR16 billion

Chairman of Bali KADIN arrested in connection with embezzlement case worth more than IDR16 billion

Bali Police arrested Anak Agung Alit Wiraputra, the chairman of the Bali KADIN (Indonesian Chamber of Commerce), at the Bellagio Hotel in Kuningan, Jakarta yesterday morning....

Disgruntled villagers report Dutch resident for alleged rowdy behavior, Singaraja Police and Immigration investigating

Disgruntled villagers report Dutch resident for alleged rowdy behavior, Singaraja Police and Immigration investigating

Saying they were fed up with his antisocial behavior, some residents of Buleleng Regency’s Petandakan Village reported their Dutch neighbor to the Singaraja Police and...

Chinese tourist taking selfie at Dreamland Beach nearly drowns after being hit by a strong wave

Chinese tourist taking selfie at Dreamland Beach nearly drowns after being hit by a strong wave

A Chinese tourist busy snapping selfies on Pecatu’s popular Dreamland Beach was swept out to sea when a high wave unexpectedly hit her from behind yesterday afternoon....

Escaped police detainee caught 3 days later for stealing cell phones in Denpasar

Escaped police detainee caught 3 days later for stealing cell phones in Denpasar

One of the two suspected criminals who escaped from a Denpasar Police detention cell on Sunday was recaptured yesterday morning in South Denpasar. Twenty-two-year old Christoni...


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