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More Warnings About the Disastrous Effects of Uncontrolled Growth in Bali

The Bali chapter of the Association of Tourism Intellectuals (Ikatan Cendekiawan Pariwisata Indonesia – ICPI) is raising alarms that accommodation development in Bali is following an unclear path. This lack of clarity is reflected in the uncontrolled new growth in starred hotels and city hotels.

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Australian Man Dies While Surfing at Kuta Beach

Denpasar police believe that a 56-year-old Melbourne man who died while surfing Kuta Reef Friday afternoon may have suffered from a fatal health issue.

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The Dark Side of Paradise: Junior High Students Working as Gigolos in Kuta

As published in the Bali Post, a doctor from Udayana University’s medical faculty has painted a dark and depressing story of one of the outcomes of Bali’s current tourism boom.

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Tourist Found Dead on the Beach Near Lovina

A 60-year-old Austrian tourist has apparently drowned on Bali’s north coast The Lovina Hotel.

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Indonesia Now Number One Destination for Australian Child Sex Tourists

Every so often, a convicted Australian paedophile – we’ll call him “Malcolm” – transfers small amounts of cash via Western Union to his “friends” in Indonesia.

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Bali Awarded The Best Island in Asia

Bali again won the award as the best island in Asia in 2014 from international tourism magazine, Travel + Leisure.

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Australian Faces 20 Years in Indonesian Jail

An Australian expat is on trial for drugs charges in Indonesia, accused of dealing from his popular cafe in the tourist hub of east Java.

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Indo’s First Female Surf Star Gets Documentary

The story focuses on Bonne Gea who is a phenomenal surfer and an exception in many ways as she was the first female surfer in Nias and carried on surfing despite all the odds to become 5 times Indonesian Women’s Surfing Champion. Although the film focuses on surfing it is also a story of triumph over adversity and the island serves as a microcosm for change on a global scale so we explore big issues through a personal story.

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Foreign Tourist arrivals rise 7.24% in August

The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia in August this year reached 826,821 people, rising by 7.24 percent from 771,009 people in the same month in 2013, Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data revealed on Wednesday.

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South African Tourist Drown at Pererenan Beach

A South African man, identified as Mark Allan Ramsey, died Thursday when he was washed off his feet by high waves and drowned on Pererenan Beach, Badung, Bali.

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