Free from Bali, Schapelle Corby turns to Instagram amidst Australian media frenzy

You can now follow Schapelle Corby on Instagram. Big thank you to my Bali family, neighbours and my brother inlaw Wayan. #realtime #abouttoleavwmyhomeof3years A post shared by Schapellecorby (@schapelle.corby) on May 27, 2017 at 1:51am PDT After completing her parole in Bali, the 39-year-old Australian has turned to the social platform to get her voice

Bali shouldn’t focus tourism development in just south of island: Bank Indonesia

The government is too busy developing tourism infrastructure and facilities in the island’s south, according to analysts at the central bank, Bank Indonesia. The popular, often...

Bali shouldn’t focus tourism development in just south of island: Bank Indonesia

Bali Monkey Masterminds: Uluwatu macaques steal stuff from tourists, barter back plundered goods for food

Monkeys sure can be naughty creatures—you know this to be true if you’ve ever encountered them, especially the plastic-crazy ones at Ubud’s Monkey Forest that will jump you...

Bali Monkey Masterminds: Uluwatu macaques steal stuff from tourists, barter back plundered goods for food

No More Happy Ending: Raid at Denpasar spa uncovers dozens of condoms

Bali Police raided a spa in Denpasar over the weekend after hearing whisperings that the place was offering ‘happy ending’ services to their guests. It turns out the intel...

No More Happy Ending: Raid at Denpasar spa uncovers dozens of condoms

Media frenzy as beauty school dropout returns 12 years after Bali drug trial

Australian Schapelle Corby battled a media storm as she returned home from Bali on Sunday, 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, in a dramatic end to a saga that...

Media frenzy as beauty school dropout returns 12 years after Bali drug trial

Australian drug trafficker Corby to return home amid media storm

Australian Schapelle Corby will on Saturday finally return home from Bali 12 years after she was convicted of drug trafficking, in a long-awaited return that has triggered a media...

Australian drug trafficker Corby to return home amid media storm

Alleged drug dealer netted in Bali, caught with over a kilo of meth and 501 ecstasy pills

An East Java man was stopped in Bali with over a kilo of meth and 501 ecstasy pills that are allegedly from Malaysia. KA, 30, was arrested in front of a mosque on Jl....

Alleged drug dealer netted in Bali, caught with over a kilo of meth and 501 ecstasy pills

Peruvian fraud suspect says he ran away from Bali court to go home because of sick mother

The Peruvian national who has been all over the headlines for fleeing Denpasar court through the bathroom window—then getting caught in Sumatra about a week later—says he only...

Peruvian fraud suspect says he ran away from Bali court to go home because of sick mother

Recaptured narcotics fugitive will be detained in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison, despite alleged death threats

An escaped narcotics suspect, who was recently recaptured, will be detained in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison. This is despite requests from his lawyer that I Wayan Murdana, alias...

Recaptured narcotics fugitive will be detained in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison, despite alleged death threats

Denpasar Police conducts raids, enhances security after deadly Jakarta suicide bombing

Law enforcement in Bali wasted no time at all in responding to a suicide bombing at a busy bus terminal in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta that killed three policemen. A number of...

Denpasar Police conducts raids, enhances security after deadly Jakarta suicide bombing

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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.