Motorbike crashes in Bali killing more foreigners

Riding a motorbike in Bali is commonplace for many foreigners, even for those who never drive motorcycles in their own countries. Most of them rent motorbikes in tourist areas like Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud. This came to the attention of Bali Police after they recorded four deaths of foreign motorcyclists in the first four months […]

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13-year-old found dead, floating in North Kuta

A 13-year-old junior high school student was swept away by strong currents while on the beach in Batu Belig, Kuta on Saturday afternoon. He was discovered one day later to have tragically died, apparently from drowning. The body of I Kadek Agus Surianta was reportedly found on Sunday, floating just 800 meters from where he […]

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Please stop dumping female dogs and pups

Bali Province’s Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health (Disnakeswan) says people need to cut it out with dumping female dogs in the streets, if we are to have any success with stopping the spread of rabies. All too often, female puppies are thrown out like trash on the island, and so the cycle of […]

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12 Indonesian books you should read

To celebrate National Book Day, which falls on May 17, here’s our picks of Indonesian books ( also available in English ) that you should add to your reading list—if you haven’t already. Books : Before Dawn: The Poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono ( 2005 ) Author: Sapardi Djoko Damono Translated by John H. McGlynn, […]

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