Bali urging hotels to help control stray dog population by lending a hand with sterilization

In Bali, where hotels are aplenty and so are street dogs, the local government is hoping hotels can play a role in keeping the island’s stray dog population under control  The Bali Province Department of Animal Husbandry is invoking corporate social responsibility and “inviting” hotels, whether five-star or boutique, to pitch in and sterilize some dogs  “For instance, the hotels we’ve asked...

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Keepin’ it old school: Jamu Spa School brings Indonesian traditions alive, one jamu sip at a time

Presented by Someone biting into a “burger” made of quinoa in Seminyak or sipping a smoothie the shade of Ubud’s rice paddies might be tempted to think that Bali’s...

Keepin’ it old school: Jamu Spa School brings Indonesian traditions alive, one jamu sip at a time

Belgian woman in a bind after seriously injured in Bali collision

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help a long-time Bali expat, who was apparently seriously injured in a motorbike accident in Bali on Nov 21  Belgian woman Muriel...

Belgian woman in a bind after seriously injured in Bali collision

Dutch duo cycles 110km in Bali, raising awareness and cash for HIV

Two Dutch nationals cycled 110 kilometers across Bali, raising thousands of dollars for an NGO combatting HIV on the island Ad Landheer, 55, and Mathieu, 55, biked from Tirta...

Dutch duo cycles 110km in Bali, raising awareness and cash for HIV

Switched at birth? NTB family fears child swapped out at hospital after born, brought to Bali for DNA testing

A family from eastern Indonesia is living parents’ worst nightmare They are running DNA tests in Bali to check if they brought the wrong baby home from the...

Switched at birth? NTB family fears child swapped out at hospital after born, brought to Bali for DNA testing

Tabanan man bitten by rabies positive dog

A man in Tabanan, Bali has been bitten by a dog that tested positive for rabies  I Made Wicana, 40, a resident of Dauh Peken Village was attacked by his neighbor’s dog...

Tabanan man bitten by rabies positive dog

Fogging across Tabanan, Bali done as dengue prevention

Mosquitoes are getting fogged out of Tabanan Disaster and response management organization Rescue Perindo conducted fogging around Tabanan on Thursday with the hopes of...

Fogging across Tabanan, Bali done as dengue prevention

Dengue cases in Klungkung, Bali high this year

Dengue cases in Klungkung, an area of eastern Bali, have reportedly been relatively high compared to other parts of the island Since the beginning of the year until the end of...

Dengue cases in Klungkung, Bali high this year

The abandoned patients at Bali’s Sanglah Hospital: seniors left waiting days for family to pick them up

A 60-year-old woman has reportedly been waiting for more than ten days for her family to come pick her up at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar after she was taken to the hospital...

The abandoned patients at Bali’s Sanglah Hospital: seniors left waiting days for family to pick them up

BBPOM finds more and more cosmetics with harmful chemicals in Bali each year

Every year, the number of cosmetic products testing positive for harmful ingredients in the Bali area is increasing, the national food and drug monitoring agency (BBPOM) has...

BBPOM finds more and more cosmetics with harmful chemicals in Bali each year

Coconuts Bali Health

The health section of Coconuts Bali covers a range of stories, many of them stemming from mosquito-borne diseases—developments within the ‘hottest’ tropical diseases (e.g. dengue, zika virus) on the island. Bali has invited the public to take up with the “War on Mosquitoes,” no joke. Those nasty little biters are responsible for so much sickness and suffering on this island. Though all disease carriers in Bali are not as deplorable as mosquitoes. The island is also struggling with rabies, which is most frequently transmitted from dog bites. And every now and then, the health section gets updated with stories on Bali’s questionable food and drug regulations, like a handful of harmful chemicals being found in cosmetics or street food, for example.