Bali Police hunt down man posing with ‘AK-47’ in viral photo, weapon turns out to be airsoft gun but guy arrested anyway as raid uncovers stockpile of knives

Police hunted down a Balinese man after photos of him posing with what looked like an “AK-47” went viral. Ketut Sri Wibawa, a Bali hotel security guard, uploaded the pictures to Facebook months ago on April 19, 2017, captioning the post in Indonesian, “for fun.” Police say a number of people reported the photos to ...

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VIRAL: Middle school boy poses disrespectfully on top of Hindu shrine in Indonesia, apologizes after scolded by netizens

VIRAL: Middle school boy poses disrespectfully on top of Hindu shrine in Indonesia, apologizes after scolded by netizens

There’s nothing like an angry storm of comments from thousands of netizens to get someone to remove offensive content. A middle-school-aged boy in Indonesia has apologized over...

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

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...

Bali authorities set up guard posts at entrances to Mount Agung trails after Frenchman films himself at top of smoking volcano

Bali authorities set up guard posts at entrances to Mount Agung trails after Frenchman films himself at top of smoking volcano

Bali authorities are setting up guard posts securing the entrances to the trails leading up to Mount Agung after a series of people have hiked up and filmed themselves at the...

VIRAL: Another Balinese priest summits Agung volcano to check out situation and conduct prayers

VIRAL: Another Balinese priest summits Agung volcano to check out situation and conduct prayers

Another Balinese priest has climbed to the top of the rumbling and smoking volcano in Bali that is threatening to erupt at any moment now. A group of Balinese priests shocked the...

Balinese priests trek to top of volcano to pray against eruption

Balinese priests trek to top of volcano to pray against eruption

Some Balinese priests have trekked to the top of Bali’s rumbling Mount Agung to pray against a volcanic eruption and check out the situation for themselves.  Pictures and video...

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...

Aussie fugitive celebrates 100 days of freedom since Bali prison break

Aussie fugitive celebrates 100 days of freedom since Bali prison break

Australian fugitive Shaun Davidson is celebrating 100 days of freedom since he busted out of Bali’s Kerobokan Prison in June. A celebratory status was posted yesterday to the...

Agung eruption HOAX: Video showing ‘Bali volcano erupting’ is actually of Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra

Agung eruption HOAX: Video showing ‘Bali volcano erupting’ is actually of Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra

Playing on fears of a forthcoming eruption of Bali’s Mt. Agung, a “hoax” video has been circulating the net, of a thundering volcano erupting with lava running down the...

Macy Gray sh*t show: Bali beach club refunds GA tickets after singer ‘plays tracks off laptop’ and bombs ‘Happy Birthday song’ in Canggu performance (VIDEO)

Macy Gray sh*t show: Bali beach club refunds GA tickets after singer ‘plays tracks off laptop’ and bombs ‘Happy Birthday song’ in Canggu performance (VIDEO)

Macy Gray’s performance in Canggu, Bali was apparently so bad on Saturday night that the venue, Finns Beach Club, has publicly announced it will be refunding the cost of general...


 

Coconuts Bali Viral

In this day and age, it doesn’t take much to become internet famous. Do something incredibly stupid (most often this one), super moving, or just plain surprising, and you could be the next internet sensation. This is especially true in Indonesia where people LOVE social media – as in practically live on it 24/7. Crazy posts spread like wildfire here, quickly going viral. Maybe it is a laughable video of a clueless dude getting “attacked” at Ubud Monkey Forest by a band of banana-hungry monkeys, or maybe it’s the story of how an action camera full of memories lost in Australia made its way all the way to its proper owners, kilometers away, in Bali (true story).Or how about the time the video of these badass Bali dogs cruising on top of a motorbike packed high with chopped grass was just everywhere? Viral stories sprouting out of Bali are one of our specialities at Coconuts Bali. We bring you the best (and worst) of the Bali web weeding through the darkest corners of the internet to show you all the new and noteworthy stories you need to hear about that netizens are busy posting, sharing, and commenting on from Facebook, to Twitter, to Instagram. The internet is a wild, crazy, fun, and even dangerous place, and we are proud to say we are full-time netizens.