PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Uluwatu area

A smoking fire broke out in Bali’s Uluwatu area on Monday afternoon. A post shared by INFORMASI DENPASAR dan BALI (@infodenpasar) on Jul 22, 2018 at 11:24pm PDT Photos and videos of the flames and smoke have been quickly circulating on social media. The fire is understood to have originated somewhere near Ulu Cliff and ...

Frenchman returns home after 18 years in Indonesian custody for Bali drug smuggling

Frenchman returns home after 18 years in Indonesian custody for Bali drug smuggling

A Frenchman has made his way to back to his homeland after spending 18 years in Indonesian custody over smuggling drugs into Bali. Deported from Indonesia, Michael Blanc, 45, flew...

World Bank senior economist drowns in Bali

World Bank senior economist drowns in Bali

A World Bank economist reportedly died after drowning in Bali on Saturday. American woman Aakansha Pande had been swimming at Double Six Beach in the Legian area when strong...

Closure of Padang Bai harbor extended

Closure of Padang Bai harbor extended

Tourists trying to get to the Gilis via fast boat from Padang Bai are going to have to wait. The Port Authority of Padang Bai has tentatively extended the closure of the pier for...

China working with Balinese Hindus to build temple in Middle Kingdom

China working with Balinese Hindus to build temple in Middle Kingdom

Chinese are coming to Bali by the thousands, but now Balinese will leave their impact on the mainland. China is working with Balinese Hindus to build a temple in the country to...

Viral Video: Gigantic waves smash down at Angel’s Billabong on Nusa Penida, fast boats impacted

Viral Video: Gigantic waves smash down at Angel’s Billabong on Nusa Penida, fast boats impacted

Waves are smashing hard into the cliff-side at Angel’s Billabong on the island of Nusa Penida in a video quickly going viral since it was posted yesterday. Nusa Penida, a part...

It was ‘on’ at Padang Padang: Barrel maestro Jack Robinson victor at Bali’s Rip Curl Cup

It was ‘on’ at Padang Padang: Barrel maestro Jack Robinson victor at Bali’s Rip Curl Cup

The ‘super swell’ hit and the barrels rolled in at Bali’s famous Padang Padang Beach for the final round of the Rip Curl Cup on Thursday, with Australian Jack Robinson...

Woman who left newborn twins to die on Bali street threatened with life sentence

Woman who left newborn twins to die on Bali street threatened with life sentence

An Indonesian woman who abandoned her newborn twin babies on a street in Denpasar, leaving them to die, could face a lifetime in jail. A set of newborn twins girls were found dead...

Benoa Port fire ‘totally unnecessary’: Fisheries Ministry

Benoa Port fire ‘totally unnecessary’: Fisheries Ministry

An investigation from the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries looking into the massive fire that took out 39 fishing boats at Bali’s Benoa Harbor last week found...

Bus carrying Chinese tourists flips over in Bukit, Bali

Bus carrying Chinese tourists flips over in Bukit, Bali

A bus carrying tourists from China flipped over when driving in Bali’s Bukit Peninsula on Tuesday. The bus had been carrying 16 passengers when it overturned east of the border...


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