Kuta road flows change again after mounting complaints

After negative feedback from the public, police have changed up the directional flow of one of Kuta’s major roads for yet another time While it was announced in January that the month of February would be a test run for a new traffic flow system, with many two-way roads becoming one-way roads, Bali Traffic Police are making adjustments mid-way through RELATED Video produced to help those confused by Kuta...

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Jetstar cancels Perth-Bali flight after crew member calls in sick, around a year ago after the same thing happened

History has a tendency to repeat itself, a point that Jetstar exemplified this week  The Australian budget carrier is getting flak for canceling a Perth-Bali flight on Jan...

Jetstar cancels Perth-Bali flight after crew member calls in sick, around a year ago after the same thing happened

Rebuilding of Nusa Ceningan Yellow Bridge just about complete, inauguration set for later this month

After coming in a little bit behind schedule, construction rebuilding the Yellow Bridge connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan has reportedly been completed  The...

Rebuilding of Nusa Ceningan Yellow Bridge just about complete, inauguration set for later this month

Bali-Gili crossing closed due to extreme conditions

Tourists hoping to make the the trip between Bali and the Gili islands in Lombok are just going to have to wait  The crossing has been closed for fast boats for two...

Bali-Gili crossing closed due to extreme conditions

American MMA fighter, coach killed in Canggu crash

An American MMA fighter living and coaching in Bali was found dead on Jl Batu Bolong in Canggu on Sunday morning  It’s alleged that the American, Casey Suire, 40,...

American MMA fighter, coach killed in Canggu crash

Lion Air passenger alleges pilot and co-captain invited her into the cockpit for a smoke mid-flight

Lion Air apparently has another fire to put out  A woman is alleging that during her Lion Air flight from Makassar to Bali on January 9, 2017, the pilot and co-captain...

Lion Air passenger alleges pilot and co-captain invited her into the cockpit for a smoke mid-flight

Australia’s Tigerair to quit Bali flights after impasse with Indonesia

By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tigerair Australia said on Friday it would permanently quit flying to Bali after Indonesian authorities said it would have to switch to a new...

Australia’s Tigerair to quit Bali flights after impasse with Indonesia

Bali-bound Lion Air flights diverted because of terrible weather

Bad weather conditions on Wednesday resulted in the diversion of two Lion Air flights destined for Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport  The first flight, JT...

Bali-bound Lion Air flights diverted because of terrible weather

Video produced to help those confused by Kuta traffic changes

A handy video has been put together to help those confused by HUGE changes happening with Kuta's traffic directional flows In an experiment to reduce Kuta’s awful congestion,...

Get Ready: Kuta traffic flow changes announced for Feb. 1

Kuta traffic is about to get a major change-up  The experiment introducing major traffic flow changes that police have designed for Kuta will start on Wednesday, Feb 1,...

Get Ready: Kuta traffic flow changes announced for Feb. 1

Coconuts Bali Transportation

Bali, paradise island that it may be, is macet, macet, macet (traffic-filled) in many parts, especially in the south. Roads are usually narrow and too often in need of repair, with numerous potholes;  some roads are even collapsing in places from all the heavy trucks. Trucks, let’s talk about trucks — they are literally everywhere on the island as the mentality here is “build, build, build”. As the island becomes more and more developed, trucks are needed to transport construction materials. There are also plenty of buses, filled with tourists, ready to run motorbikes off the road if drivers aren’t careful. Unfortunately, a lot of our transportation coverage is related to such accidents, that usually occur on narrow roads, when someone tries to pass and gets trapped in a head-on collision. Not surprisingly, with giant vehicles on the road, shared with motorbikes, it’s usually the people on bikes that fear for their lives. Public transportation is almost totally lacking in Bali, so you can bet most people living here use their own motorbike. For visitors though, the big trend in transportation at the moment is ride-hailing apps. Obviously the bulk of people visiting Bali (and heaven knows there are loads of visitors) do not have their own transportation. As transport apps get more and more popular as they are quick and easy to use, hold drivers accountable, and have fixed, predictable rates, trouble brews in paradise when traditional transport gets challenged, putting money-making for some in jeopardy.