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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.

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The new facebook group, Stop The Problem Before It Starts, is dedicated to raising funds for Bali Pet Crusaders and educating people on the importance of desexing animals. Deb Banfield, creator of Bali Pet Crusaders, said Bali was home to over 500,000 dogs alone. "They can't manage that on a tiny ...
police at the home in Jimbaran, Bali where Australian man Anthony Gallagher died on Wednesday February 14. Picture: News Corp. "The Australian has died after being electrocuted when he was cleaning the pool. It's an accident," Mr Patrem said. "We did not find any crime in the case. It is purely an ...

Bali, Indonesia, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's tourist attraction Bali on Thursday hosted a Spring Festival celebration for Chinese tourists. Deputy Tourism Minister for International marketing Development I Gde Pitana said that the event was very important as it occurred after Bali saw sharp arrival drop of ...
The abandoned plane is located near the southern coast of the Bukit Peninsula in Bali. It's just off the Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Highway, and only five minutes from the popular and picturesque Pandawa beach. In other words, it's not exactly hidden away from the world. Which makes it even stranger is that ...
Sue Gillbanks and Titch Turner have turned their sheltered sun-trap on the Kaitake Ranges into a little bit of Bali, their home away from home, writer Lyn Humphreys has discovered. Sue Gillbanks has successfully surrounded herself with the lush plants and flowers reminiscent of her beloved Indonesian ...
Female prisoners in Bali move to new facility New facility: Inmates serving their sentences at the Denpasar women's Penitentiary clean rooms in their new facility in Kerobokan, Bali, on Feb.14. (JP/Ni Komang Erviani) ...

China's airlines stopped flying to Bali reportedly after a directive from China's aviation authority. But in the past week the tourists have begun returning, just in time for Chinese New Year. "During Agung tourists went to Malaysia and Thailand, now they've come back because Bali is safe," Andreas Aris ...
PREMIUM Bali's highest peak, Mount Agung, erupted again on Tuesday only days after authorities lowered the alert status following the decreasing seismic activity of the volcano. The monitoring post of The Volcanology and Geological disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) recorded that the eruption took ...
The couple are dishing up all kids of levels as they post loved-up snaps of their vaycay together. "I was playing golf‚ the most calming thing you can ever do and then you get that feeling‚ that anxiety‚ I knew it then something is wrong. April was not nice but now I know why he led me here. I was forced to ...
Fire at Bali governor's office investigated Ablaze: Fire is seen in a building at the Bali governor's office in Denpasar, Bali, on Feb. 13. (JP/Ni Komang Erviani) ...
Unfortunately, like many people, my imagination conjured an image of Bali, Indonesia, as a crowded, westernized beach scene swarming with perfect "Instagrammable" moments. I must admit that lounging on the beach, getting cheap massages and eating delectable, inexpensive food sounded incredibly ...
The Indonesian island of Bali is eager to attract visitors again after visitor numbers fell in the aftermath of volcanic activity in recent years. Some hotels have slashed prices by more than 50% to try to lure back holiday-makers to the tropical island, which is famous for its sandy beaches and sunshine.
Together with Jetstar the Qantas Group will now offer customers 84 return services to Bali from across Australia - the largest international airline group to operate into the island. Indonesian authorities recently lowered the alert status of the volcano from the highest level following a significant decrease in ...
A Russian Man carrying 63 cannabis capsules (hash pills) in his stomach was arrested in Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport on January 15, as reported by Republika. The man, only known by the initials AT, arrived in Bali through a Malindo Air flight originating from Kathmandu. AT had already been on ...
Jakarta, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in Indonesia's resort island of Bali are making preparations to welcome Chinese tourists during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, an official said. Head of Indonesia's Bali provincial tourism office Agung Yuniarta said measures aimed at assuring security ...
It started out as a facebook page for recommendations for friends in 2009, but six years later The Bali Bible has become a fully-fledged travel business and tourism guide with a website that attracts nearly two million people a month to its homepage. The Bali Bible has close to a million Instagram followers, ...
A court in Denpasar heard that Mr Roberts was caught at Bali's airport in December carrying 14 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 14 ecstasy tablets. Mr Roberts claims he is an addict and the drugs were for personal use. After the prosecution indictment was read to the court, Mr Roberts told the media ...

The Australian man facing court in Indonesia for possessing methamphetamine and ecstasy has warned drug users to avoid picking up the habit. Isaac Emmanuel Roberts was arrested at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport on December 4 after arriving from Bangkok. Customs officers seized 14.3 grams of crystal ...
Bali beckons again, following volcanic eruptions The recent volcanic activity of Mount Agung in Karangasem impacted Bali tourism as there were many flights cancellation, resulting low hotel occupancy. (Shutterstock/File) ...
The young and young at heart flock to the bars and nightclubs of traditional favourites like Kuta, families enjoy the resorts in Nusa Dua and Seminyak, while Ubud, an hour's drive up into the cooler hills region, is considered to be the cultural heart of Bali. But there is another side to Bali - and it's on the other ...
Russell Simmons has fled the US following a series of rape and sexual harassment allegations against him, and is hiding out at a Yoga retreat in Bali, "Page Six TV" has exclusively revealed. The music mogul, who has been accused by more than eight women of misconduct and is being investigated by the ...
Indonesia ready for IMF-WB meetings in Bali Maritime Affairs Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (third right, front line), accompanied by finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (third left, front line) Bank Indonesia Governor Agus (second right) speaks to journalists in Karangasem, Bali recently ...
Jakarta, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's national volcanology agency has lowered alert status of Mount Agung volcano in Bali resort island from top level to the second highest, allowing tens thousands of evacuees to be back home. Head of National Volcanology Agency named only Kasbani told Xinhua ...
I was considering breaking my Bali seal and finally heading there this year. The amazing people, the sublime sights and those cheap airfares. But not now. Bali is off the list of possible holiday destinations. The reason is not because of decisions made in Denpasar but a thousand miles away in Indonesia's ...
Indonesia may ban all sex outside marriage. A TOTAL ban on sex outside of marriage, including all gay sex, is gathering support in Indonesia as pollies clash today in a key meeting over the controversial new laws. Ben Graham. news.com.auFebruary 9, 201810:20am. Video; Image ...
It's one of at least 10 co-working spaces that have opened on the island. Dojo Bali specifically caters for "digital nomads" -- entrepreneurs and freelancers who are able to work online from anywhere in the world. As work becomes increasingly decentralised, relocating to a cheap, tropical island like Bali is ...
She apparently had an extra night added to her bill by mistake after a miscommunication in the booking at the Ramada Bali Sunset Road Kuta in Bali, Indonesia and she was seeking to correct it. In a long caption, Baker wrote that the man had reportedly agreed to give her a refund but she would have to ...
Two passengers on a Jetstar flight from Sydney to Bali who abused fellow travellers and crew have been denied entry to the popular holiday destination and banned from the airline. The man and woman, who were boarding flight JQ37 from Sydney on Monday night, acted aggressively and hurled abuse at ...
In constant pursuit of checking into the next best villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah checked all the boxes on our luxe list: authentic, exclusive and picture perfect. The estate is located in Ubud, the heart of Bali , within the Tanah Gajah private estate surrounded by lush highlands. Twenty villas and suites are ...
This is almost like Bali's version of Times Square. You have the stylish set that looks like they've just walked out of Harper's Bazaar and there is also the grungy crowd that strolls in after a day of biking around the island or swimming in the sea. The clubs get a mix of local and international DJs playing ...
TWO passengers on a Jetstar flight from Sydney to Bali who abused fellow travellers and crew have been denied entry to the popular holiday destination and banned from the airline. The man and woman, who were onboard the JQ37 from Sydney on Monday night, acted aggressively and hurled abuse at ...
The year 2017 was the best of times and the worst of time for Indonesia's tourism icon and Phuket tourism rival, Bali. For the first nine months of the year market demand soared, only to be undermined by global news headlines over volcanic activity of Mt. Agung in October, which in turn resulted in massive ...
When I tell my friends about Bali, their eyes glaze over like I'm talking about visiting Mars or Timbuktu. Bali conjures up exotic images of crystal blue waters, dancers and temples, and it seems so far away. Well, yes it is far away, but it's not that expensive to get to, and once you're there, you'll want to keep ...
An orphanage using the name of an Australian Bali bombing victim has been accused of sourcing children with living parents from a remote island to help solicit donations from western tourists. Former workers at Jodie O'Shea House, one of Bali's biggest institutions for children, made a detailed complaint ...
COMO Uma Canggu taps into luxe adventure travelers in southern Bali Spread across one hectare of land, COMO Uma Canggu features COMO's signature style, combining Asian and Italian design, created by duo Koichiro Ikebuchi and Paola Navone. (Courtesy of COMO Hotels and Resorts/File) ...
"I sat down with Duncan at the finish line celebration we had organised and it was obvious to both of us that we had to do this again on a bigger scale." Hot, tired, and with only one shoe fit for purpose, Tom Hickman could be forgiven for simply wanting to rest after he'd run clear across Bali. But after ...
Attracted by cheap flights, online hotel deals and the subservience of the local people, the Bogans -- in their natural habitat often a colourful and charming species but far less attractive when migrating -- have been flocking to Bali in record numbers in recent years. The male Bogan spends his days ...
Bali's volcanic eruptions have sent more devastating shockwaves through the Indonesian island's economy than two deadly terrorist attacks, says a leading Australian philanthropist. Bali children Foundation chief executive Margaret Barry, who was born in Victoria's Gippsland region and has lived in Bali ...
Volcanologists in the Indonesian island of Bali are looking for an expensive drone that disappeared while flying near the crater of Mount Agung volcano on Tuesday. The active volcano, whose alert level is at its highest, erupted four consecutive times on Tuesday morning, but the ash cloud could not be ...
"I went to Bali 10days before and checked the weather conditions over there and made arrangements to go on to the Gungagung. Coming to the challenges I faced during exploring Gungagung, there was heavy rainfall and fog would be most of the time and I couldn't see anything around me. There was an ...
Indonesia invites China to invest in '10 new Bali' China is the second-largest investor in the "10 new Balis," after moving up from 16th in 2016. (Antara/Yusran Uccang ) ...
Australian accountant, Isaac Roberts, arrested in Bali with methamphetamine and ecstasy in his luggage. Picture: Lukman S Bintoro/ News Corp Australia. Roberts is being held in a locked cell at the Trijata police hospital, near police headquarters in Denpasar. The 35-year-old former Brisbane man was ...
'The Estate': Finding serenity on the other side of Bali Tucked away among the tall trees of Ubud's jungle, a 90-minute drive north of Ngurah Rai International Airport, sits the COMO Shambhala Estate, a unique accommodation in Bali that offers wellness packages to guests seeking to relax while also ...
AUSSIE tourists are paddling their way around Bali hotspot Kuta after heavy rain caused flash flooding. With water at chest height in some areas, the normally bustling Kuta streets have been deserted in recent days. "It's a bit of a pain in the bum, we're trying to get around to Kuta, it's terrible," one Aussie ...
Lawyers for 33-year-old Brisbane man Joshua James Baker claim he is dependent on the drugs due to a mental illness. A three-judge panel in Denpasar was told Mr Baker was arrested at Bali's international airport in October after customs officers noticed his "nervous and suspicious" behaviour. A customs ...
His lawyer will now apply for him to be moved out of Bali's Kerobokan jail and into hospital for treatment for mental illness. Joshua James Baker, 32, from Brisbane, appeared in Denpasar District Court on Tuesday for the first day of his drug importation and possession trial after being arrested at Bali airport ...
Bali hotels aim to boost Iranian tourists Volunteers dressed in superhero costumes tidy up Bali's Kuta Beach as part of an environmental program in this undated photograph. Several of Bali's hotels are taking part in the ongoing Tehran International Tourism Exhibition to welcome more Iranian travelers to ...
Locals clean up after flash flooding causes chaos in Bali. Photo: Instagram / @punapiBali. Persisting rain overnight has led to muddy landslides down some cliffs and has forced evacuations across the island with drains unable to cope with the flooding. Some tourists have reportedly had to be evacuated ...
Chinese settlement in Bali dates far back, but historical accounts are sparse. However, in 1856, British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace chronicled his visit to the island in his book The Malay Archipelago. He writes about being invited into the house of a Chinese merchant when he first arrived in Bali.
For those of you with a family who think Bali boasts the ultimate offering of a week's relaxation at affordable prices, you should really revisit your own backyard and enjoy a holiday without haggling, taxing low-cost carrier flights, the threat of volcano eruptions and churning Bali bellies (after a misjudged ...


 

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