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 Indonesian island of Bali

Bali is a province of Indonesia. The province covers a few small neighbouring islands as well as the isle of Bali. The main island is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country's 34 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.

With a population recorded as 3,890,757 in the 2010 census, and currently 4.22 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia's Hindu minority. According to the 2010 Census, 83.5% of Bali's population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder followed Islam. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. A tourist haven for decades, the city has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years. logo
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updated Sun. April 29, 2018

A Spanish man, identified as Francisco Miguel Garcia Perez, 53, died on Saturday while on vacation in Nusa Ceningan, a small islet off Bali. Perez died after he was swept away by a heavy current when trying to rescue his wife and children from drowning. Nusa Penida Police chief Comr. I Ketut ...
Pat Kadek -- who has also opened a Perth branch of his Seminyak beach club -- and his wife Nattalia are set to auction their three-bedroom apartment at 1/1085 Malvern Rd on May 12, with a $2-$2.2 million price guide. RELATED: Toorak pad earns almost $40 million in secret off-market sale.

"Partying" seems to mean finding a beachside bar with beanbags, buying a Bintang and settling in to watch the sun sink slowly over Bali, and the infamous Mt Agung volcano in the west. Post-sunset and everyone looks for a place to eat - and there's plenty for every budget - and maybe a dance club. Indonesia
The Green School in Bali is the brainchild of founder John Hardy who, in 2008 had just wrapped up a 20-year career in the jewelry industry and watched Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth which, in John's words to us over dinner, "ruined his life" as it demanded action on his part. That action manifested ...
LOS ANGELES -- Bali, the first 100 percent Mangosteen fruit juice, is coming just in time for spring with a launch across all Albertsons, Von's and Pavilions grocery stores in Southern California. Albertsons is the second largest grocery chain in America. "Mangosteen fruit originates in South East Asia ...
She rang her bank to inquire and was told Drew had booked himself a one-way ticket from Sydney to Bali and a week's accommodation at his favourite holiday resort on the island. "I called the police on him so he'd get dealt with," Emma said. "I mean, he stole my money. I didn't know at that stage that ...

Australian police are investigating how a 12-year-old boy managed to fly alone to the Indonesian island of Bali and spend four days at a resort using his parents' credit card. The boy ran away from his Sydney home after a row with his mother, flying first to the Western Australian city of Perth on budget ... Bali
A&E. April 12, 2018. Global Melodies: Students explore new sounds, find home in Music of Bali Ensemble · Ethnomusicology professor I Nyoman Wenten dances as the students of his advanced Music of Bali Ensemble ... Bali
One of Bali Baby's earliest brushes with fame was totally coincidental. The 20-year-old Atlanta artist, who has been making noise via her tough-talking track "Banana Clip," was serving a month-long jail sentence in 2016, for violating her probation when she received an unexpected shoutout from 2 Chainz ... Bali
A Perth grandfather holidaying in Bali who fell and broke his leg, then had a stroke and developed a serious infection, is finally on his way home. Alan Conway has been bedridden in a Kuta hospital bed for nine days and his family was concerned he wouldn't be able to return to Australia. He had travel ... Bali
A sequence of repeating numbers written on a whiteboard guides percussionists through a swelling, fast-paced musical performance. The song “Siwanata,” complete with hefty drumbeats overlain with reverberating chimes, was just one of the few numbers that the members of the Music of Bali Ensemble ... Bali
Having nabbed the last remaining stretch of beach in southern Seminyak, this is the brand's first resort and the design is a lively celebration of everything visitors love about Bali. Urbane French-born general manager Guillaume Epinette has personally sourced, and placed, most of the local objets d'art to be ... Bali
(THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In a race to prepare for October's IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting, state airport operator Angkasa Pura (AP) I is set to begin construction on the expansion of Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. The high-level meeting will see Bali welcome 17,000 ... Bali
A Perth grandfather on his first holiday in five years has become gravely ill in Bali with fears he may not be able to return to Australia. Alan Conway, 84, was on a trip to the Indonesian island with son Marc when he fell and broke his leg, and then had a stroke. Alan Conway broke his leg, had a stroke and ... Bali
But Malindo Air will be on the radar of many more Aussie travellers when it launches new daily services to Bali from Melbourne's Tullamarine airport — and they will be some of the cheapest flights available to the holiday island. The Malaysian airline will start daily runs between Melbourne and Denpasar ... Bali
Tragic passing: 29-year-old Anthony Cavallaro had been holidaying with friends on the island of Bali in Indonesia before his shock death earlier this week. TRIBUTES are pouring in for a Newcastle man who died while holidaying in Bali with friends. The family of Anthony Cavallaro has travelled to Bali after ... Bali
Synthetic marijuana factory in Bali uncovered Police detectives show synthetic marijuana, locally known as gorilla tobacco, at the production house in Denpasar, Bali, on Thursday. The National Police and the Soekarno Hatta Customs Office uncovered a local production which produced 30 kilograms within ... Bali

Mention of Punjabi food fills the mind with thoughts of gravy, butter chicken and all that is creamy and laden with butter. So, I did what came most natural to me when I was to meet a chef from Punjab — Chef Parvinder Singh Bali from The Oberoi Delhi—I asked excitedly, 'Do you make butter chicken?' “No ... Bali
The title of this story was going to be different. It was going to be, "Why I've never been to Bali". But then I remembered that I have actually been to Bali. It was only for two days, for a hotel opening back in 2012, and I'd kind of forgotten that it ever happened. Clearly, Bali made a large impression on me. Bali
The Qantas owned carrier has pulled the pin on the route, which Townsville Airport says was well supported. “Like the people of Townsville, we are disappointed to see the end of services to Bali,” Townsville Airport chief operating officer Kevin Gill said. “This route was well supported by the community right ... Bali
With bold, bright flavours, vibrant hues and names as exotic as their origins, Indonesian food brings together a plethora of herbs, spices and mixes and is a celebrated cuisine world-over. Visiting Chef Made Kanyasa from The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, was in the city recently at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, to bring ... Bali
Bali, the Island of the Gods, is an Indonesian island sandwiched between Java and Lombok. There really isn't a “wrong” time to visit the island; it just depends on what you're after. If you are deciding when to go to Bali, there are a few factors to consider: weather, price, festivals and activities. Bali
CO, Jakarta - Som Chai in Seminyak, Bali, can be considered to be one of Bali`s Thai restaurants that serve halal menus. The chef of this restaurant uses accepted food ingredients and spices in the halal diet. During Tempo`s visit in early February, we ordered multiple foods such as a crispy whole piece, ... Bali
All phone companies in Bali have agreed to shut down the mobile internet for 24 hours to mark the country's Day of Silence. ... But this year it will be nearly impossible to do that as the head of the Bali office of Indonesia's ministry of communications, Nyoman Sujaya, said that telecoms firms had agreed to ... Bali
DESA BAN, Indonesia -- On the wall of East Bali Bamboo Bikes' workshop in Desa Ban, a big yellow sign declares: "Safety First." Just around the corner, a starker warning has been pinned to the roadside: "Volcano Hazard -- No Entry." Now abandoned, the site is just 6km away from the crater of Mount ... Bali
A Perth man who travelled to Bali to propose to his girlfriend is now stuck there, after getting into a fight and breaking his jaw. Aden Field said he was attacked at the La Favella bar in Seminyak in the early hours of Saturday morning, when he got into an argument with a group of men. Aden Field had flown ... Bali
Ms Bergsma said Balinese people were often hesitant to tell foreigners to cover up but tourists had to realise wearing skimpy clothes, or going totally topless, was not OK in Bali. "It is not new to Bali to see girls dressed inappropriately, it has been a problem with Europeans for a while now," Ms Bergsma told ... Bali
Thousands celebrate Holi in Bali Revelers enjoy a Holi event in Puputan Badung Park, Denpasar, Bali, on Saturday. Thousands took part in the festival. (JP/Zul Edoardo) ... Bali
Australian high tea marks Int'l Women's Day in Bali Raising awareness: More than 90 Balinese and Australian guests attend the celebration of International Women's Day hosted by Australian Consul General to Bali Helena Studdert on March 8. (Courtesy of MAMPU/File) ... Bali
If you're craving donuts while exploring the southern tip of Bali, you might be pointed in the direction of the Dunkin' Donuts on the Ngurah Rai Bypass. Upon arrival, you may be surprised to see an abandoned Boeing 747 sitting in an empty lot next door. Bali
... the country's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) to implement the shutdown, according to English language local media. Some of Bali's highest ranking officials have thrown their support behind the anti-internet appeal including the island's governor and top police inspector. Bali
The footage, posted to Facebook and YouTube, was shot at a dive site known as Manta Point, around 20km from the shores of south-east Bali, and shows the British diver surrounded by plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic baskets and bendy straws. As shocking as this is for the rest of the world to see, Bali ... Bali
Another abandoned Boeing 737 can be found on Bali's southern peninsula near Pandawa Beach. This is probably the most famous airplane in Bali. It is not really clear how the plane ended at this location. Various sources state that it was transported there in parts and remounted on site. The plane is said ... Bali
Rehabilitation centers in Bali offer a range of programs, with by far the most popular being 28-day options in group facilities, which include an initial detox period followed by rehabilitation including counselling, exercise regimes and getting started on a 12-step program. Almost all rehab centers work closely ... Bali
The counter terrorism simulation was organised by the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Co-operation or JCLEC, an Indonesian police training facility that is sponsored by Australia, the UK and the US, which was set up in the wake of the Bali bombings. The exercises involved the 'shooting' of tourists ... Bali
As the fate of a second airport in northern Bali hangs in the air, what's more urgently needed is better planning and development of land infrastructure in the popular tourist island, trade members told TTG Asia. The idea to develop a second airport came from the Bali regional government in as I Gusti Ngurah ... Bali
The Ministry of Transportation (Menhub) seems far from gung ho about building an airport in North Bali, but conclusions about the airport being flat out “cancelled” are premature, Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said on Monday. A study from the World Bank and state-owned infrastructure financing company PT ... Bali
Consumer Protection is warning Bali-goers not to fall for a card game gambling scam after a Perth man lost his life savings to a gang of fraudsters. The 66-year-old from Baldivis got involved in the scam in October last year and lost $200,000 over three months after also travelling to Johor in Malaysia and ... Bali
A Perth man has issued a chilling warning to travellers heading to Bali after he was fleeced out of his life-savings in a gambling scam on the holiday island. Joe, who asked for his surname to remain unpublished, lost $200,000 after getting trapped in a card game. The 66-year-old, from Baldivis, said he lost ... Bali
An American who escaped from the infamous Kerobokan prison in Bali and was recaptured shortly after received a five-year sentence on Monday. The prosecutor asked for 10 years and a one billion rupiah fine ($80,000 dollars) for 32-year-old Christian Beasley, who was caught with 5.7 grams of hashish ... Bali
'So much plastic!': British diver films deluge of waste off Bali – video ... The footage was shot at a dive site called Manta Point, a cleaning station for the large rays on the island of Nusa Penida, about 20km from the popular Indonesian holiday island of Bali. 'Plastic, plastic, plastic': British diver films sea of ... Bali
A British diver has captured shocking images of himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish off the coast of the Indonesian tourist resort of Bali. A short video posted by diver Rich Horner on his social media account and on YouTube shows the water densely strewn with plastic waste and yellowing ... Bali
Many charities and fundraising organisations rely upon compassionate expats to find new ways to raise support or volunteer their time. Underprivileged and disadvantaged people and animals can really use a helping hand and it's a great way to give something back while enjoying your holiday on the ... Bali
If it is still daylight when you fly into Bali's international airport, and if your captain announces a descent from the west, sit back and enjoy the ride because you're in for a real treat. As you approach the runway you will fly at just a few hundred metres over white-capped waves towards a beautiful golden-sand beach. Welcome ... Bali
The Guardian reports that this isn't a once a year effort—organizers from OIOV want the event to bring awareness to how tourism is affecting the ecological environment of Bali, and the enormous amounts of trash created by visitors, businesses, and local inhabitants. The organization serves as a kind of ... Bali
After its launch in January this year, the airline has announced that its Manila-Bali route would have daily flights starting February. Joined by former AirAsia PH's CEO and chair Maan Hontiveros, the group arrived at the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) just before midnight of February 27 and ... Bali
“My boss said 'just go and have a quick holiday' and I couldn't find anything,” Ms Watson recalls of planning that Bali getaway. “I looked at retreats and I didn't want to have to get up at seven and do yoga with 15 other people . . . I just wanted to have my own experience.” After meeting another solo traveller ... Bali
The central government will not prioritize the development of an offshore airport in northern Bali as proposed by the local government, saying that such a project was not urgent, according to Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. He stressed, however, that the central government was prepared to ... Bali
Nyepi (Hindu Day of Silence) is among the most important events in Bali. During Nyepi, the Island of the Gods shuts down all activities for 24 hours. Balinese people are prohibited from working, travel and even using electricity or lighting a fire, which results in cleaner air and a rare sky full of sparkling stars. Bali
Overwhelmed by tides of waste and decades of mass tourism, to some, the Indonesian island of Bali is a paradise long lost. This weekend, however, thousands of people will join in an effort to rid its coastline, rivers and jungles of rubbish and restore its natural beauty. The mass cleanup is the initiative of ... Bali


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