Bali Ngurah Rai underpass open ahead of IMF-World Bank meeting

Much to the relief of anyone traveling around South Bali, after months on end of road work and worse-than-usual traffic, the Simpang Tugu Ngurah underpass is finally open, ahead of target. The underpass runs in a north-south direction through the roundabout in front of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. As the main link between the ...

Czech tourist deported, having such a good time in Bali that he ‘forgot’ to extend his visa

Czech tourist deported, having such a good time in Bali that he ‘forgot’ to extend his visa

A Czech tourist, who Indonesian immigration officers deported on Thursday night, says he was too busy enjoying Bali that he didn’t even notice that he overstayed his visa....

Bali-based fruitarian couple claiming to have skipped brushing their teeth for two years turns to crowdfunding to ‘sustain lifestyle’

Bali-based fruitarian couple claiming to have skipped brushing their teeth for two years turns to crowdfunding to ‘sustain lifestyle’

A fruitarian couple based in Bali, that has earned viral internet fame after claiming to only eat fruit for the past several years, has turned to crowdfunding to sustain their...

Police bust Bali spa sex trafficking operation

Police bust Bali spa sex trafficking operation

A man arrested in Jakarta earlier this month for human trafficking was sending victims to Bali as work as spa therapists, Jakarta Police revealed on Thursday. At least four...

Bali airport installs 10 automated immigration gates to help handle wave of IMF-World Bank delegates

Bali airport installs 10 automated immigration gates to help handle wave of IMF-World Bank delegates

Immigration lines at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport have become notoriously long at times, especially as Bali’s foreign arrivals have been increasing over the past...

Chinese continue to dominate Bali’s foreign arrivals

Chinese continue to dominate Bali’s foreign arrivals

Bali has seen an increase in foreign tourist arrivals over the first three quarters of 2018, compared with the same period last year, with Chinese tourists coming in the lead....

Bali’s ITDC area ‘fully booked up’ for IMF-World Bank meeting

Bali’s ITDC area ‘fully booked up’ for IMF-World Bank meeting

The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation, better known as the ITDC complex, in Nusa Dua is supposedly all booked up for the upcoming annual IMF-World Bank meeting to be held...

Bali government to regulate tourists’ temple entry after another foreigner pictured posing inappropriately

Bali government to regulate tourists’ temple entry after another foreigner pictured posing inappropriately

One of the new Bali Province administration’s first orders of business will be regulating how tourists enter the island’s many temples. Known as the “island of 1,000...

Indonesia’s quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected

Indonesia’s quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected

A malaria outbreak has infected at least 137 people in Indonesia’s West Lombok after the island was rocked by a series of earthquakes in recent months, an official said...

8 suspects arrested over violent beating leaving university student dead in Denpasar: Report

8 suspects arrested over violent beating leaving university student dead in Denpasar: Report

Eight suspects have been brought into custody for questioning over the death of a Bali university student who was violently assaulted in Denpasar on Monday. Umbu Wedo Gaunglahlo...


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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.