AirAsia apologizes after terrifying Australia-Bali flight plummets 20,000 feet, scare had passengers ‘saying their goodbyes’

AirAsia Indonesia has issued a statement apologizing for “any inconvenience caused” by a flight from Australia to Bali on Sunday morning that plummeted a reported 20,0000 feet after just 25 minutes in the air. QZ535 from Perth to Bali dropped down to two thirds of its elevation, when a technical issued caused the plane to ...

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Bali airport roundabout to be closed for underpass construction mid-October, don’t park cars in street on alternative routes: Police

Bali airport roundabout to be closed for underpass construction mid-October, don’t park cars in street on alternative routes: Police

Traffic-stopping construction should begin on the underpass to be carved out in front of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport in the middle of the month. Police have stated that they plan...

Alternative routes mapped out for construction on Bali airport underpass

Alternative routes mapped out for construction on Bali airport underpass

Denpasar Police’s Traffic Unit has mapped out alternative routes to be used during the upcoming construction of an underpass in front of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport but it’s...

Bali toll road no longer takes cash, chaos ensues with apocalyptic-long lines (PHOTOS)

Bali toll road no longer takes cash, chaos ensues with apocalyptic-long lines (PHOTOS)

The Bali Mandara Toll Road stopped accepting cash payments on Oct. 1 and looking at the photos of the lines to get onto the road in the first few days, you would think it’s...

VIDEO: Car drags burning motorbike 500 meters trying to outrun drug enforcement officers in Denpasar, Bali

VIDEO: Car drags burning motorbike 500 meters trying to outrun drug enforcement officers in Denpasar, Bali

Video footage has gone viral of the most exciting yet slow-paced chase scene that Bali has witnessed in quite awhile. A Honda HRV, dragging a burning motorbike, attempted to make...

Bali governor tells tourists it’s still safe to travel to island

Bali governor tells tourists it’s still safe to travel to island

Governor Made Mangku Pastika has been hard at work, trying to quell fears of tourists with plans to holiday in Bali amid a possible eruption from Mount Agung. The governor stated...

Potential damage to infrastructure of Bali Mt. Agung eruption inventoried: roads, bridges hit hard

Potential damage to infrastructure of Bali Mt. Agung eruption inventoried: roads, bridges hit hard

A complete inventory has been taken of the infrastructure that would most likely be damaged, should Bali’s Mount Agung erupt. Roads and bridges would be hit hard. The volcano...

Agung Watch 2017: Aviation alert raised to second highest level for region, 10 airports on standby for Bali flight diversion

Agung Watch 2017: Aviation alert raised to second highest level for region, 10 airports on standby for Bali flight diversion

An “orange” aviation alert—the second highest level—has been issued for Bali’s Mt. Agung, as the volcano threatens to erupt at any moment. The alert was raised on...

Young Australian woman killed in Kuta crash, making her the 4th Aussie to die in motorbike accident in Bali in just over a year

Young Australian woman killed in Kuta crash, making her the 4th Aussie to die in motorbike accident in Bali in just over a year

An Australian woman was killed in an accident in Kuta, Bali after falling off the back of her boyfriend’s scooter. Queensland woman Sophia Martini died early on Monday morning,...

Watch: Indonesian star Nicholas Saputra stands his ground and blocks foreigners from driving on sidewalk in Bali

Watch: Indonesian star Nicholas Saputra stands his ground and blocks foreigners from driving on sidewalk in Bali

Indonesian actor Nicholas Saputra, 33, apparently did not stand idly by when he witnessed a pair of foreigners trying to break traffic rules and scoot on by over the sidewalk he...


 

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.