Future of 2002 Bali Bombings site uncertain as land owner demands IDR90 billion for compensation before sale

The family that owns the property where Sari Club — one of the sites of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people — once stood in Kuta is reportedly playing hard ball about a potential sale of the property.

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Plans to develop restaurants and offices at site of 2002 Bali bombing halted

Plans to develop restaurants and offices at site of 2002 Bali bombing halted

A controversial project to build a multi-story development at the site of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people has been put on hold following complaints from...

Restaurants and offices to be built on the 2002 Bali bombing site but Australia’s not happy about it

Restaurants and offices to be built on the 2002 Bali bombing site but Australia’s not happy about it

"I know many Australians died... but if they wanted to build a memorial, they should have bought the lot."

Island governor decrees use of Balinese script in government and public spaces like airport

Island governor decrees use of Balinese script in government and public spaces like airport

The new Bali Province governor has made it clear that his administration intends to bring Bali back to its cultural roots. Bali Governor Wayan Koster is decreeing the use of the...

WATCH: What it was like to surf Bali in 1974

WATCH: What it was like to surf Bali in 1974

Ever wonder what it was like to surf Bali back in the “gold school” days before things went boom and the island became an international surfing (and tourist) destination? For...

Bali archaeologists find Japanese WWII shipwreck on Flores dive

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....

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...


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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.