Bali ATMs to go offline in preparation for Nyepi

As the island gets ready for Nyepi (Bali’s Silent Day) on Thursday, Bali banks say that local ATMs will once again be switched off, starting from tomorrow afternoon. “Most of the ATMs outside of offices [not attached to a bank] will be turned off Wednesday (6/3) starting at 12 noon. They will be active again ...

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Bali authorities confirm internet services will be suspended for Nyepi

Bali authorities confirm internet services will be suspended for Nyepi

In response to the appeal by Indonesian Hindu groups, the Bali government yesterday confirmed that, for the second year running, the island will be without any cellular data...

Indonesia donates 1-week-old laptops used during IMF-World Bank meetings to Bali, NTB, Banyuwangi schools

Indonesia donates 1-week-old laptops used during IMF-World Bank meetings to Bali, NTB, Banyuwangi schools

Hundreds of laptops and printers bought brand-new for the IMF-World Bank meetings held in Bali earlier this month will not go to waste. The electronic equipment will be donated to...

Indonesia hasn’t had a tsunami detection buoy system in place since 2012: National Disaster Agency

Indonesia hasn’t had a tsunami detection buoy system in place since 2012: National Disaster Agency

Residents of Indonesian city Palu in Central Sulawesi had little time to escape let alone react to a tsunami that hit hard on Friday evening, following a 7.5 earthquake. The...

Bali News: All of the island’s most essential stories on one app

Bali News: All of the island’s most essential stories on one app

Get all the latest and greatest stories fresh outta Bali faster than a falling coconut. This is not a drill. Coconuts has just launched our newest, freshest, and coolest app ever...

SafeSearch on: Indonesia IT Ministry instructs all ISPs to restrict pornography from search engines by tomorrow

SafeSearch on: Indonesia IT Ministry instructs all ISPs to restrict pornography from search engines by tomorrow

The Indonesian government is escalating their long-yet-ultimately-futile battle against internet pornography.

Uber app will no longer work in SEA from April 8 onwards; Grab promises no fare hikes

Uber app will no longer work in SEA from April 8 onwards; Grab promises no fare hikes

Yeap, it’s official — Grab has won the long ride-hailing battle against Uber in Southeast Asia. The Singapore-based firm announced today it has bought its US rival’s...

Government requesting Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix, other social media to be blocked in Bali during Nyepi

Government requesting Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix, other social media to be blocked in Bali during Nyepi

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Bali will block social media platforms and streaming services like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix, and other such sites for the 24-hour...

Mobile data, not internet service providers, to be blocked in Bali during Nyepi

Mobile data, not internet service providers, to be blocked in Bali during Nyepi

Bali’s going offline this year for Nyepi, the fast approaching Balinese Hindu New Year and “Day of Silence.” But only sort of. There have been plenty of international...

Internet shutdown?: PHDI pushing for all wifi to be ‘turned off’ in Bali during Hindu new year, Nyepi but internet blackout not yet confirmed

Internet shutdown?: PHDI pushing for all wifi to be ‘turned off’ in Bali during Hindu new year, Nyepi but internet blackout not yet confirmed

Bali just might be experiencing an island-wide internet shutdown on March 17 in time for the Balinese Hindu New Year and “Day of Silence,” aka Nyepi, if Hindu...


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Okay, we will level with you—Bali’s not exactly the tech center of Indonesia, or anywhere for that matter. You want big Indonesian tech stories, look to the capital, Jakarta, or happening, hip, student-filled Bandung in West Java. Bali’s big on island culture and the santai (relaxed) attitude here is strong. Come on, we’re talking about a place where much of the island is struggling to get a decent wifi connection. Sure there are a few high-speed fiber optic services, but most of us are in uncovered areas that involve getting UP TO 2 mbps and shelling millions of rupiah out for that snail’s pace speed—if we’re lucky. That said, tech stories occasionally make their way onto Coconuts Bali. Sometimes it’s Ngurah Rai Airport bragging about how fast their wifi is (best hotspot on the island), while other times it’s talking about how local police acquired a drone to help them with traffic monitoring. Other times, tech stories in Bali come courtesy of the island’s thriving digital nomad scene. Coworking space enthusiasts who have come to Bali to launch and work on their start-ups while sipping a lime squash by the pool.