Monday, July 24, 2017



Asking a potentially embarrassing question, traditional leaders in Bali are questioning why those vying to become Bali’s next governor are only “now” finding a voice to oppose the reclamation of Benoa Bay?

In other news: 3 domestic tourists have drowned when their car plunged into the waters of Lake Batur at Trunyan Village. In another example of abysmal parenting, a 13-year-old boy has died while driving a motorcycle in Tabanan, West Bali. A Belgium man has apparently jumped to his death from the upper floor of a villa in Tegalalang. A New Zealander’s body has been found on a riverbank in East Bali after a night of drinking beer with family and friends in a local hotel. And, four tourists suffer injuries at Nusa Dua’s “Water Blow”.

A massive police raid in the still of night at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison yields a large haul of contraband.

An embarrassed man, beaten and left naked by two angry transvestites, has yet to file a formal police complaint in the assault.

A Madurese man has received a tough 12-year prison sentence for smuggling methamphetamines into Bali concealed in his rectum. Meanwhile, an Italian man caught with three joints of narcotics is also facing a 12-years prison sentence.

Quick work by police in Kuta results in the arrest of a 14-year-old snatch and run thief and the return of a stolen hand phone to a Russian Tourist.

Balinese community leaders are lining up in their joint rejection of plans to build the “Bali crossing”- the world’s tallest high power lines to be suspended between Java and Bali.

Indonesian Actor Jeremy Thomas' long-pending case for fraud and embezzlement involving a Bali villa has been sent to Jakarta Prosecutors for trial.

Aviation News: Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto Airport now makes all public announcements in Indonesian, English, and Javanese. Will Bali follow suit? An emotionally distressed Australian was prevented from committing suicide in Bali’s airport last week. Flights were delayed (again) this past week while emergency repairs were made on the faulty asphalt at Bali’s airport. And, Air New Zealand plans to double its capacity between Auckland and Denpasar in 2018.

Cruise News: The regional manager for Princess Cruise Lines shares ideas on what Indonesia can do to increase its share of the international cruise ship market.

Bali is creating a Cancer Treatment Center at the Mangusada General Hospital.

In an effort to improve road safety, Bali Police are installing plywood replicas of police cars on roadsides across the Island.

In Kintamani, farmers are complaining of record-low prices being paid for “Jeruk Kintamani.”

French Chambers of Commerce from across the Asia-Pacific are scheduled to meet for three days in Bali in October 2017.

Looking Ahead:



Om Çanti Çanti Çanti Om ...

J.M. Daniels,
Editor Bali Update
Bali Discovery Tours

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