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archive-title Monthly Archives: March 2016

Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fire Strikes Eiger Gear Shop

After a fire devastated Pasar Badung, the biggest and oldest traditional market in Bali earlier this month, we’re sure everyone was hoping it would be a long time before we heard about any more fires. Unfortunately reports have hit of another fire in Denpasar on Friday morning, this time at adventure gear shop Eiger on […]

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Indonesia to settle past serious human rights violations

The government aims to settle past serious human rights violation cases by early May through reconcilition, or through a non judicial process, despite criticism by human rights groups and the families of victims. At least six major human rights violations namely the 1965 communist purge, the 1989 Talangsari incident in Central Lampung, the 2001 and […]

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Bali mob attack thief who stole tourist’s handbag

A SHOCKING video has emerged of a thief being brutally beaten by a mob of locals in Bali. The footage was taken in Padang Padang, Uluwatu, by Balinese resident Luigi Balifu, who said it came after two youths grabbed a tourist’s handbag. Posting the video on social media, he wrote: “There was a French girl […]

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Kungfu Panda 3 Review and Trailer

It appears as if one ass-kicking cuddly panda was not enough because animation powerhouse DreamWorks has brought the whole village to close out the trilogy. Nearly eight years after the release of the prequel, by creating a sequel markedly better than the predecessor, the team at DreamWorks Animation has maintained its formula and created the […]

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Dead sperm whale in Klungkung, Bali

Sea burial for a gentle giant: Crowds gather by dead sperm whale on Bali beach to say prayers, take selfies and leave fruit so it won’t go hungry in the afterlife The whale was found by two fishermen in Bali while they caught lobster off the coast of Bali earlier this morning. When they approached […]

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Ex-bar owner’s body home from Bali

The body of former Dunedin bar owner Mark Deason is expected back in Dunedin today, after the 41-year-old died following a motorbike crash in Denpasar, Bali. The owner of the former Dunedin student bar the Bowler died on March 5. Friend Brent Cowles, of Otematata, travelled to Bali to bring his body home. Mr Cowles […]

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Violent incident during Ogoh-ogoh parade

A parade for the ogoh-ogoh effigies in Denpasar, as part of the build up to Nyepi was unfortunately marked by a violent incident. A lieutenant for the Indonesian military, Ruli Hamdani, 49, was allegedly attacked on Tuesday by a group of youth around 11 pm at a parade on Jl. Raya Pemogan, South Denpasar. Hamdani, […]

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Battle of Fire before Nyepi

Held on the eve of Nyepi, the Hindu Day of Silence, Mesabatan api is a unique tradition from Pakraman Nagi village in Gianyar regency, 30 kilometers from Denpasar, Bali. At sunset, 15 young men played gamelan instruments at a brisk tempo. Meanwhile, other youngsters standing opposite a field were burning dry coconut fibers, taking only […]

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