Infamous Bali immigration ‘slapper’ dragged kicking and screaming to court, sentenced to 6 months in jail

Auj-e Taqaddas, the British woman who notoriously slapped an immigration official at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport after being asked to pay a hefty overstay fine last July had to be forcibly escorted to court to attend today’s verdict hearing. Her aggressive behavior led prosecutors to handcuff her, provoking yet another characteristic outburst of shouting, name-calling, ...

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VIDEO: Bali tourists drive their motorbike into pool for fun

VIDEO: Bali tourists drive their motorbike into pool for fun

A viral video, posted on @balilivin, shows a pair of tattooed young men deliberately drive their allegedly rented motorbike into a swimming pool. The Jackass-style stunt is...

Bali prosecutors demand 1 year for ‘Immigration slapper’

Bali prosecutors demand 1 year for ‘Immigration slapper’

The trial of Auj-E Taqaddas, the British woman who infamously slapped an immigration officer last July after being asked to pay a hefty visa overstay fine, has finally resumed....

A Right Royal Send-off: Family bids farewell to Bali nobleman in extravagant fashion

A Right Royal Send-off: Family bids farewell to Bali nobleman in extravagant fashion

Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of Blahbatuh yesterday to watch the funeral procession of I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik XXIV, a royal descendant who was honored with a...

VIRAL: Travel vlogger poses on a trash-filled Bali beach

VIRAL: Travel vlogger poses on a trash-filled Bali beach

An aerial image of a girl lying amidst piles of rubbish on Batu Bolong Beach has gone viral after influencer Jordan Simons posted it to his instagram account, @thelifeofjord,...

Bali motorcyclist burns to death after crashing into petrol kiosk

Bali motorcyclist burns to death after crashing into petrol kiosk

A traditional stall on Jl. Pancing, Denpasar, caught fire after an unidentified motorcyclist collided into it in the early hours of Monday morning. The driver died in the flames...

Benoa Blaze: Three ships catch fire at Bali’s main port

Benoa Blaze: Three ships catch fire at Bali’s main port

Fire broke out at Benoa Harbor’s west pier yesterday at around 2:30pm, causing extensive damage to three fishing boats owned by PT Inti Mas Surya. Thankfully there were no human...

Squirrel Smuggler: Australian tourist caught at Brisbane airport with live Bali squirrels

Squirrel Smuggler: Australian tourist caught at Brisbane airport with live Bali squirrels

A pair of live squirrels from Bali was seized by Australian Biosecurity and Border Force (ABF) at Brisbane Airport earlier this month. The animals were allegedly sneaked in by a...

Bali man hospitalized after sipping dodgy isotonic drink

Bali man hospitalized after sipping dodgy isotonic drink

Ketut Ardika, 48, was rushed to the Emergency Room of Buleleng Hospital at 9am yesterday morning, his body weak from vomiting after reportedly consuming a Coolant isotonic drink....

Huge fire ravages tour agency office in Sanur

Huge fire ravages tour agency office in Sanur

The Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai office building of Pacto Destination Management caught fire this morning at around 7am. Thankfully, there were no casualties and firefighters had the...


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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.