Portuguese woman kicked off Bali flight after making bomb joke

Explosives on planes are no laughing matter, but for some reason, a Portuguese woman decided to crack a bomb joke when boarding an Indonesian flight this week. Identified only by her initials, MR, 52, was immediately removed from the Bali bound flight out of Komodo International Airport in Labuan Bajo, Flores on Thursday afternoon and ...

Four escaped Bali police prisoners take bullets to the leg

Four escaped Bali police prisoners take bullets to the leg

Four escaped police detainees in Bali were met with hot lead to the legs when trying to evade arrest, police told reporters, as they paraded the recently recaptured men with their...

‘Go-Jek drivers must wait outside’: Sign at Canggu Italian restaurant sparks outrage

‘Go-Jek drivers must wait outside’: Sign at Canggu Italian restaurant sparks outrage

An Italian restaurant in Bali’s hip Canggu area has been facing the wrath of netizens after a sign on display at the restaurant has gone viral, asking drivers from the...

Russian expat arrested in Bali over Kuta coke dealing

Russian expat arrested in Bali over Kuta coke dealing

A Russian national was arrested in Bali’s tourist hub of Kuta in April for allegedly dealing cocaine. The Russian, identified by Merdeka as Vladimir Rybnokov Aleksandrovich, 24,...

Bali 9 smuggler dies serving life sentence

Bali 9 smuggler dies serving life sentence

Convicted drug smuggler from the infamous Bali Nine, Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, has died, reportedly of stomach cancer, while serving out a life sentence in Indonesian prison. The...

4 detainees still at large after busting out of Bali jail through bathroom ceiling

4 detainees still at large after busting out of Bali jail through bathroom ceiling

One of five detainees who escaped from Bali police custody on Monday morning has been recaptured during a raid the following day. Akbar, 20, who was being detained by West...

Woman tweets her account of sexual harassment from Go-Car driver in Bali

Woman tweets her account of sexual harassment from Go-Car driver in Bali

An Indonesian woman has tweeted a distressing account of sexual harassment from a Go-Car driver in Bali. Screenwriter and author Jenny Jusuf took to Twitter on Monday to chronicle...

Human remains found at Bali’s Melasti Beach

Human remains found at Bali’s Melasti Beach

Human remains were mysteriously found at South Bali’s Melasti Beach on Monday. South Kuta Police shared the finding with the press on Wednesday. “We handled the discovery of...

World Surf League Bali Pro signals Indonesian government’s eagerness to capitalize on surf tourism

World Surf League Bali Pro signals Indonesian government’s eagerness to capitalize on surf tourism

Things are heating up in Keramas on Bali’s eastern coast, as we now enter the third day into World Surf League’s Corona Bali Protected 2018. But it’s not just surfers that...

Thousands of Indonesians follow Australian woman named ‘difficult’ on Instagram

Thousands of Indonesians follow Australian woman named ‘difficult’ on Instagram

An Australian woman has suddenly found herself with a substantial Indonesian following on Instagram, thanks to her handle, which means “difficult” in Bahasa Indonesia. Susan,...


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