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Kuta Police Chief Investigated Over Alleged Extortion of Tourist

The chief of the police precinct in Bali’s popular Kuta area is being investigated over alleged extortion of an Australian tourist, after the latter reported him to the Australian consulate general in Denpasar.

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Australian Surfer Dies in Mentawai

An Australian male surfer has died while surfing in South Sipora in the Mentawai Islands on Tuesday.

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The Funniest Indonesian Expressions (And How To Use Them)

As is the case with all languages, Bahasa Indonesia is full of expressions that invariably get lost in translation. Here are wowshack.com give us 19 tips which will have anyone mastering colloquial Indonesian expressions in no time.

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48 Foreigners Arrested in Bali for Online Gambling

Indonesian authorities have broken up an illegal online gambling ring operating on the island of Bali.

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Indonesia Convinces ASEAN to Keep Alcohol Import Tax

Indonesia, has managed to convince other ASEAN member countries to keep an import tax on alcohol beverages entering the region.

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No Language or KITAS Requirements for Foreign Workers

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered that the requirements for foreigners working in Indonesia to master Indonesian and to hold a Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS) be scrapped.

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Foreign Tourists Flock to Bali After Visa-free Policy

The international community, particularly originating from Asia, welcomes the visa-free policy imposed by the Indonesian government in the attempt to increase foreign visit to Bali.

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74,000 Tourists Cancelled Bali Holidays Due to Volcanic Eruptions.

The series of temporary closures and flight cancellation in late July and early August 2015 at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has cost the Island of Bali visitors during what is traditionally the busiest period of the year.

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Tired of Being Ripped off in Indo Transports and Taxis: Uber Works in Bali

In many places around the world a taxi rip-off is unfortunately a common occurrence, particularly for visitors. It can be a sly discrete thing and sometimes surprisingly blatant. We all have our own share of taxi experiences here in Bali:

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Indonesia President Calls for More Tourism Promotions

President Joko Widodo has urged for an increase in tourism promotional activities to attract more foreign and domestic tourists.

“The president has asked the minister of tourism to maximize the country’s tourism promotional activities to attract more foreign tourists to Indonesia,” Chief of the Presidential Communications Team Teten Masduki said in a press statement here on Wednesday.

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