Bali official cautions closure of spiritual community after controversial crowded event
Gianyar regent I Made Mahayastra has reportedly cautioned the closure of spiritual community House of Om following an event last week that drew dozens of people who blatantly ignored social distancing protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indonesia confirms over 68,000 dengue fever cases as Bali records second-highest tally
Indonesian health officials are recording a spike in cases of dengue fever across the country, with the Ministry of Health reporting about 68,000 cases so far, alongside the country’s rising cases of COVID-19 that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
18-year-old Russian influencer Anastasia Tropitsel killed in motorbike accident in Bali
An 18-year-old Russian woman, who has been identified as influencer Anastasia Tropitsel, died in a motorbike accident in Bali on Sunday. Local authorities said that her vehicle might have gotten “out of control” as she was riding along Jalan Sunset Road in Seminyak.
Residents in Bali’s Gianyar regency cut up beached dwarf sperm whale for oil: official
A wounded dwarf sperm whale that had washed up ashore on Lembeng Beach in Bali’s Gianyar regency last week was reportedly cut into parts and had its oil extracted by local residents, conservation officers said, pointing to a lack of awareness on protected species among citizens.
Spiritual community in Bali under fire for hosting crowded gathering, ignoring social distancing
A spiritual community in Bali has been the subject of online ire since the weekend for allegedly hosting a crowded gathering last week, after photos from the event show dozens of people blatantly ignoring social distancing protocols despite rising coronavirus cases on the island.
Denpasar man dies following freak accident involving kite string
A 61-year-old man from Denpasar died in a freak accident this week, in which the string of a kite got tangled around his neck as he was riding a motorcycle and leading to his direct collision with a wheel loader.