Mushrooms: Allowed or Not Allowed in Indonesia?

Mushrooms: Allowed or Not Allowed in Indonesia?

With frills as a legal state, Indonesia is determined to eradicate all forms of illegal drugs, yet these strict laws seem a little inconsistent. On any night in Kuta you’ll see all sorts of guys selling magic mushrooms, which contrary to popular belief became a type drug last year. As the head of Denpasar’s drug […]

Prison, Fines Await Drinkers

Prison, Fines Await Drinkers

A priority bill initiated by the House of Representatives has proposed banning all consumption of alcoholic beverages, with imprisonment of between three months and two years for anyone caught consuming alcohol.

Denpasar Zoning and Building Authorities Falling Miserably

Denpasar Zoning and Building Authorities Falling Miserably

DenPost reports that the lack of strong law enforcement, particularly in the area of tourism accommodation, has resulted in widespread and uncontrolled of non-conforming residences and hotels being built in Bali’s capital city of Denpasar.

Bali ‘unsafe’ for international criminals

Bali ‘unsafe’ for international criminals

A fugitive since 2009, Czech national Tomas Toman, a convicted murderer, was finally extradited to his country from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport early on Friday.

Indonesia to ban alcohol

Indonesia to ban alcohol

Indonesia will consider banning all alcoholic beverages and putting drinkers in jail for two years. The ban, which, if implemented, would decimate the night-life in tourist haven Bali, has been proposed and listed on Indonesia’s national parliamentary legislative agenda for next year.

Bali to adopt sanctions for smokers

Bali to adopt sanctions for smokers

Bali Health Agency plans to adopt the same policy as the Bogor administration in prosecuting smokers who ignore non-smoking zones through an ad hoc court for minor violations.

Indonesian Youths Caned for Pre-Marital Sex

Indonesian Youths Caned for Pre-Marital Sex

Sharia police in Aceh, the only Indonesian province to practise the Islamic law, caned a homeless “punk” couple nine times Friday after they were caught having pre-marital sex in public.

Bali’s smoke-free zones bylaw delayed

Bali’s smoke-free zones bylaw delayed

The Bali provincial administration has decided to postpone the enforcement of bylaw No. 10/2011 on smoke-free zones previously set to come into effect on June 1.