Bali DPRD chairman throws party with guests ignoring health protocols
The chairman of Bali’s Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) is under scrutiny for throwing a birthday party for his child, in which dozens of guests ignored physical distancing protocols and didn’t wear masks despite the fact that the rise in coronavirus cases in the province and across Indonesia have yet to slow down.
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I love you 1,000: Lombok man marries wife with pocket change as dowry
When all you need is love, perhaps the matter of dowries is more of a formality rather than an occasion to present excessive luxury.
That appears to be the case for newlyweds Lalu Pahrurrozi and Widya Wati from West Lombok, who were married last Friday with a IDR1,000 (US$0.068) dowry, another example of a modest wedding in Indonesia that has since achieved a bit of fame online.
Car runs over and kills 11-month-old baby, police suspect negligent driving
An 11-month-old baby in Bangli regency died after a car ran over her yesterday morning, making this the second death of a child involving negligent driving in Bali in less than two weeks.
Bali’s recovery crucial for Indonesian tourism: minister
Indonesia’s tourism industry appears to hinge on Bali’s revival amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with one minister warning that other destinations in the archipelago could be crippled should Bali fail to recover.
Police arrest American fugitive accused of making porn to survive in Bali
Police in Bali last week arrested an Interpol fugitive from the United States, alleging that the American has been hiding out on the island while producing and selling porn to make money.