VIDEO: Nusa Penida netizen releases fish into pond-sized pothole to highlight poor condition of local roads

Less than a month after South Sumatran teens went viral by posing in and around potholes to draw attention to the lousy state of their local roads, an Instagram user from Bali’s neighboring island of Nusa Penida has followed suit with a similarly cheeky protest. In a video posted to the social network, I Wayan ...

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Denpasar residents craft voice-activated ogoh-ogoh for Ngrupuk Parade

Denpasar residents craft voice-activated ogoh-ogoh for Ngrupuk Parade

A group of tech-savvy Denpasar locals have bridged tradition with technology by creating a voice-activated ogoh-ogoh (demonic statue) for this year’s Ngrupuk Parade, which falls...

Bali florist cashes in on Valentine’s Day with banknote bouquets, chocolate penises

Bali florist cashes in on Valentine’s Day with banknote bouquets, chocolate penises

It’s official. Flowers and Ferrero Rocher are yesterday’s news. The new black? Banknote bouquets, of course. Bali resident I Made Wira Astika started his small floristry...

Police seize stuffed exotic animals belonging to court registrar during Banyuwangi harbor raid

Police seize stuffed exotic animals belonging to court registrar during Banyuwangi harbor raid

While doing random inspections yesterday morning on vehicles entering Banyuwangi harbor, the port that connects East Java to Bali, Banyuwangi Police made a grisly discovery....

Bali teenager arrested for theft says he’s happy to be jailed because of the free food

Bali teenager arrested for theft says he’s happy to be jailed because of the free food

Gede Kama, a nineteen-year old from Busungbiu village, Buleleng, will be sent to prison for the third time after he was found guilty of cellphone theft. Police had reportedly been...

Trash scavenger discovers skull in roadside garbage dump

Trash scavenger discovers skull in roadside garbage dump

A garbage scavenger, named as “Ari,” made a surprising discovery yesterday morning as he was sorting through the contents of a dump near Jl Bypass Ir. Soekarno in Tabanan,...

Lombok: Wife burns husband to death after row over cellphone password

Lombok: Wife burns husband to death after row over cellphone password

A Lombok man died in hospital yesterday after being set ablaze by his enraged wife, whom he allegedly struck during a violent argument on Saturday afternoon. The quarrel, which...

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....

Lady streaker chased through Bali traffic by residents

Lady streaker chased through Bali traffic by residents

This morning’s rush hour was abruptly interrupted when a middle-aged Indonesian woman reportedly bolted naked through the streets of Denpasar, prompting an unlikely pursuit by...


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