Bali archaeologists find Japanese WWII shipwreck on Flores dive

Bali archeologists made an amazing find during dive in eastern Indonesian island of Flores this month: a shipwreck likely belonging to the Japanese army in the World War II era. The findings were a part of a study being conducted by the Bali Archaeological Institute from May 8 to May 23, near Wairterang Beach, Sikka ...

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Volcanic eruptions no match for cockfighting, Bali-style

Volcanic eruptions no match for cockfighting, Bali-style

By Bagus Saragih A volcano may be rumbling off in the distance, but for a group of Balinese men and their fighting roosters it’s the roar of the crowd that says the show...

Explainer: Mount Agung has already started erupting, but volcano threatens to blow its top in larger-scale explosion

Explainer: Mount Agung has already started erupting, but volcano threatens to blow its top in larger-scale explosion

Indonesian authorities have raised a maximum alert as Mount Agung on Bali — an island that attracted nearly five million tourists last year — threatens to erupt....

Secret files show US knew about Bali massacres

Secret files show US knew about Bali massacres

By Harry Pearl The US government was fully aware of a bloody anti-communist purge by the Indonesian army in the 1960s, with one diplomat at the time describing the bloodletting as...

Mount Agung continues to rumble with warnings the volcano could still erupt

Mount Agung continues to rumble with warnings the volcano could still erupt

Heather Handley, Macquarie University It’s more than three weeks since the alert level on Bali’s Mount Agung was raised to its highest level. An eruption was expected...

Victims remembered on 15-year anniversary of Bali bombings

Victims remembered on 15-year anniversary of Bali bombings

Fifteen years have passed since tragedy struck Bali, when bombings took the lives of 202 victims in Kuta. Hundreds of people gathered at the Bali Bombing Memorial at busy Jl....

Rumbling Bali volcano triggers memories of deadly 1963 eruption

Rumbling Bali volcano triggers memories of deadly 1963 eruption

The last time Bali’s Mount Agung volcano erupted, a stream of molten lava flattened teenage Gusti Nyoman Dauh’s home, while cascading ash, rocks and hot gas killed...

A look at Mt. Agung’s last eruption and the wider consequences of a Ring of Fire explosion

A look at Mt. Agung’s last eruption and the wider consequences of a Ring of Fire explosion

Richard John Arculus, Australian National University A marked increase in the number of earthquakes happening below Mount Agung volcano in eastern Bali, Indonesia, over the past...

Bali Police unfurls record-breaking-long Indonesian flag at Pandawa Beach

Bali Police unfurls record-breaking-long Indonesian flag at Pandawa Beach

Just ahead of the country’s Independence Day, Bali Police unfurled one long Indonesian “Merah Putih” (red and white) flag on Monday, stretching 400 meters across Bali’s...

Former Afghan refugee, female pilot landing in Bali on solo flight around the world

Former Afghan refugee, female pilot landing in Bali on solo flight around the world

Afghan-American pilot Shaesta Waiz is due to land in Bali on Tuesday afternoon, one destination of many during her solo world tour. The 29-year-old, piloting a Beechcraft Bonanza...


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We can all agree that history has had a ‘monumental’ impact in shaping what Bali is today. Check our history section for discoveries, anniversaries and look-backs, as well as nods to some of the most badass Balinese history-makers. From where we’re standing, history is far from boring in Bali and we love ourselves a good blast from the past.