Maria Ozawa wants Indonesian immigration officers punished over Bali selfie scandal: friend

“She wants them to be punished, because she doesn’t want Indonesia getting a bad rep. She loves Indonesia and has many Indonesian friends.”

Ubud bakso seller arrested for allegedly slinging drugs

Ubud bakso seller arrested for allegedly slinging drugs

An Ubud street vendor selling bakso was arrested in Denpasar for allegedly slinging more than just the Indonesian meatball soup. A team from the South Denpasar Police Criminal...

Lombok man arrested over Facebook posts insulting police

Lombok man arrested over Facebook posts insulting police

A man from Indonesia’s Lombok island has been arrested in Bali for allegedly insulting police on Facebook. Under Indonesia’s Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU...

Indonesia to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence: official

Indonesia to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence: official

The only female member of the “Bali Nine” heroin-trafficking gang will be freed from an Indonesian prison next week, a corrections official said Monday, after serving...

Bali airport gets ready for rainy season

Bali airport gets ready for rainy season

Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport is gearing up for rainy season. Airport General Manager Yanus Suprayogi says there will be an increase in ongoing inspections,...

Australian media coverage of Japanese Encephalitis dubbed ‘fake news’ by Bali government

Australian media coverage of Japanese Encephalitis dubbed ‘fake news’ by Bali government

Mainstream Australian media outlets have been called out by the Bali Provincial government for spreading fake news about an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis on the Indonesian...

Bali governor instructs closure of unlicensed Chinese shops, not worried about impact on tourism numbers

Bali governor instructs closure of unlicensed Chinese shops, not worried about impact on tourism numbers

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has instructed municipal police to shut down Chinese shops operating illegally and says he doesn’t care if this crackdown affects the province’s...

Indonesian immigration denies allegations that Maria Ozawa was raided in Bali just so officers could get a selfie with adult star

Indonesian immigration denies allegations that Maria Ozawa was raided in Bali just so officers could get a selfie with adult star

Japanese adult star Maria Ozawa is livid that immigration pulled her out of a friend’s birthday party in Bali for what she believes was an orchestrated opportunity just so...

Indonesia watching regions with highest cases of Japanese Encephalitis: Bali, Manado

Indonesia watching regions with highest cases of Japanese Encephalitis: Bali, Manado

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health says it is keeping close tabs on Japanese Encephalitis in the country’s two regions with the most cases: Bali and Manado. Japanese Encephalitis...

Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa ‘very sad’ after held up by Bali immigration for three hours

Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa ‘very sad’ after held up by Bali immigration for three hours

UPDATE Indonesian immigration denies allegations that Maria Ozawa was raided in Bali just so officers could get a selfie with adult star The Kardashians aren’t the only...


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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.