Australian arrested after her car allegedly hit and killed a motorbike rider on Bali’s infamous ‘Skull Track’

Police in Bali’s Jembrana regency yesterday arrested an Australian woman, identified as Susan Leslie O’Brien, for hitting a motorcycle with a car she was allegedly driving without a license and killing the rider. 

Transportation

Tourist from Czech Republic dies in motorcycle crash in Bali’s Buleleng regency

Tourist from Czech Republic dies in motorcycle crash in Bali’s Buleleng regency

A 51-year-old man from the Czech Republic died in a motorbike accident yesterday afternoon in Buleleng regency after a truck crashed into his vehicle. 

Young girls orphaned after tragic accident in Bali’s ‘skull track’ kills both parents

Young girls orphaned after tragic accident in Bali’s ‘skull track’ kills both parents

A tragic accident on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk Bypass yesterday took the lives of a couple who died after they were run over by a truck.

North Bali airport project takes a pause as it awaits progress in the development of North-South access

North Bali airport project takes a pause as it awaits progress in the development of North-South access

The development of an airport on the north coast of Bali might take a little longer to get off the ground than first expected as Indonesia’s transportation minister has stressed...

Selfies allowed: Garuda says no ban on passengers taking photos and videos during flight

Selfies allowed: Garuda says no ban on passengers taking photos and videos during flight

The selfie gods are smiling down on us: Garuda Indonesia is now allowing passengers to take photos and videos on board their flights after a week of mixed messages from the flag...

After Garuda, Lion Air prohibits taking photos and videos during flight without company’s prior consent

After Garuda, Lion Air prohibits taking photos and videos during flight without company’s prior consent

One could be forgiven for having reservations about taking photos or videos on board a flight on an Indonesian airline these days. After flag carrier Garuda Indonesia issued a ban...

Bali gov’t seeks to curb air pollution, plans to issue regulations for electric cars and motorcycles

Bali gov’t seeks to curb air pollution, plans to issue regulations for electric cars and motorcycles

Bali Governor Wayan Koster said that his administration is working on issuing a gubernatorial regulation aimed at regulating electric cars and motorcycles. 

Tour helicopter has unplanned landing in Lombok, three foreign tourists reportedly injured

Tour helicopter has unplanned landing in Lombok, three foreign tourists reportedly injured

A tour helicopter operated by Fly Bali had an unplanned landing near Lombok International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara yesterday. Three foreign passengers were reportedly injured...

Chinese, Australian and Indian tourists lead the number of foreign tourists visiting Bali

Chinese, Australian and Indian tourists lead the number of foreign tourists visiting Bali

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport welcomed nearly 2.4 million foreign tourists between January and May of this year, most of whom were from China, Australia and India.

Bali governor set to issue new regulation delineating separate areas of operation for online and metered taxis

Bali governor set to issue new regulation delineating separate areas of operation for online and metered taxis

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said he will soon issue a regulation to organize the operations of conventional and online taxi companies on the island as the provincial government...


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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.