Indonesia set to host MotoGP in 2021 at Mandalika Circuit, soon to be built in Lombok

Great news for Indonesian MotoGP fans — in 2 years, you won’t have to fly somewhere like France, Japan or Malaysia to watch a race up close and in person.

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Bali religious groups push for a 24-hour total internet shutdown during Nyepi

Bali religious groups push for a 24-hour total internet shutdown during Nyepi

Indonesian Hindu groups are once again urging authorities to cut off Bali’s internet supply during the holy day of Nyepi, which falls on Thursday, March 7, this year. Nyepi,...

Indonesia officially enters race to host 2032 Olympics

Indonesia officially enters race to host 2032 Olympics

Among the other heavyweight countries Indonesia will have to contend with to earn the 2032 hosting duties are Germany, Australia and India, as well as a joint bid from North and...

Bali lecturer accused of molesting student threatened with 12 years, but not detained

Bali lecturer accused of molesting student threatened with 12 years, but not detained

Shortly after the the controversially short 8-month sentence given to members of a Bali gang found responsible for the deadly beating of a 19-year old student, the Denpasar...

Bali Governor Wayan Koster widely criticized for showing Jokowi support at police event

Bali Governor Wayan Koster widely criticized for showing Jokowi support at police event

During a speech at the Millennial Road Safety Festival held by Bali Regional Police in Denpasar on Sunday, Bali Governor Wayan Koster urged crowds to vote for incumbent President...

Filipino tourist drowns while swimming at Petitenget Beach

Filipino tourist drowns while swimming at Petitenget Beach

A Filipino national has died after strong currents on Seminyak’s popular Petitenget Beach swept him out to sea on Friday evening. Talking on Saturday, the head of the Badung...

Ubud residents chase down German tourist for stealing T-shirt

Ubud residents chase down German tourist for stealing T-shirt

A German national who allegedly attempted to steal a T-shirt from an Ubud clothing store on Saturday was made short work of by members of the local community, who chased him down...

Mother of 3 allegedly tricked Bali widower into marriage before pocketing IDR1.4 billion of his money

Mother of 3 allegedly tricked Bali widower into marriage before pocketing IDR1.4 billion of his money

A Singaraja woman, accused of committing fraud up to the value of IDR1.4 billion (US$99,103) against her ex-husband, was tried at the state district court yesterday. The...

Garuda group cutting 20% off all domestic ticket prices following deal to drop jet fuel prices

Garuda group cutting 20% off all domestic ticket prices following deal to drop jet fuel prices

The 20% cut applies to not just to Garuda Indonesia domestic flights but also those of its subsidiary airlines Citilink and Sriwijaya Air — starting today

Bali gang responsible for deadly beating sentenced to 8 months

Bali gang responsible for deadly beating sentenced to 8 months

The five Bali youths who brutally attacked a Sumbanese student in Denpasar last September, leaving him in such a critical state that he died two days later, have been sentenced to...


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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.