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Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Indonesian government reviews immigration fees around every 3 years, with the last review in 2015. Therefore, it is no surprise that they have finally released a new fee table. In general the fees are now higher. In particular, the overstay penalty has been increas...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In the past few weeks you may have noticed some electric mini shuttle buses moving quietly around Sanur with a sign in the front that saying "Free Trial Sanur Shuttle Bus". This is an initiative organized by Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur under the supervision of the Desa S...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

For Don Meredith, retiring to Bali was something he wanted to do since his very first visit. That was in 1979 and back then, many of the island’s roads were nothing more than dirt tracks and there was barely a high-rise hotel in sight, but the culture and the people ma...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

If you’re not sampling the local food when you’re in Bali you’re seriously missing out, it’s one of my favourite things to do. Available at local market stalls, roadside warungs or fancy restaurants, Balinese food is easy to find and it’s delicious and cheap.

• Nasi Cam...

Monday, July 30, 2018

Even after two years of living in Bali, there are still days I’ve been known to pull my hair, stamp my feet and shout, “take me home!” Then there are the days I pinch myself, grateful for the experience. There are far more of those days but there’s still no denying tha...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

THE Bali holiday plans of Australians tourists have been thrown into doubt by fresh rumblings of the island’s Mt Agung volcano. Flights to Bali from Perth and back were tonight cancelled as a result of a fresh ash cloud from Mt Agung, which reached 2000 metres in the a...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The “Koster Ace” team, Wayan Koster and his running mate, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati. Photo: Instagram/@kbsaceofficial

Dr. Wayan Koster wins Bali's Top Job

Quick count of the ballots cast yesterday in the election selecting Bali’s next governor shows that Dr. I Waya...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Your favorite Cartoon Network characters are going to Bali, Indonesia, and they’re bringing to the island its largest waterpark, Chester Chin of The Star/The Asia News Network reports.

The 4.3ha entertainment park – a joint collaboration between Turner Asia Pacific and...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

After fake eggs , fake rice , now the spotlight turns on the fake red onion now sneaking its way and circulated freely in the Indonesian produce markets.

Police moved to secure 670 tons of fake onions packaged in 25 large containers and entered through the city of Meda...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

One of the major causes of injury or death in Bali is traffic accidents, in particular motorbike accidents. Lack of experience, speed, no helmet and alcohol are the main causes. Road rules in Bali are lenient—and may seem non-existent—but the Balinese will ride a motor...

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