False alarm: BMKG says text blast warning about 8.5-magnitude quake and tsunami caused by system error
If you happen to receive an early tsunami warning text from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) this morning, you can breathe a sigh of relief as the agency has confirmed that the SMS blast was caused by a system error.
Bali officials reproach media for reporting man’s death was due to COVID-19 vaccine
Officials in Bali have reproached media outlets for reporting that the death of a man in Denpasar on Monday was related to his recent COVID-19 vaccination.
The officials say the link has yet to be established.
Italian man arrested in Bali for alleged possession of cocaine worth IDR400 million
A 34-year-old Italian national was arrested in Bali’s Badung regency for alleged possession of cocaine, following tips to the police from local residents.
The suspect, FD, was arrested at his villa in North Kuta last Thursday, police said, where they found 94 grams of cocaine stashed inside a wallet that was hidden in a water dispenser.
Indonesian gov’t mulls sending civil servants to work from Bali to boost tourism
Indonesian tourism officials appear to be focusing on prepping their Work From Bali initiative, with the latest plan to revive Bali’s tourism industry possibly requiring a quarter of civil servants from seven ministries to participate.
Man found dead in Denpasar 2 days after receiving vaccine: reports
A man in his 40s with a history of high blood pressure was found dead in Denpasar today, a couple of days after he reportedly received a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca.
Batik Air plane bangs wing into jet bridge in Bali, authorities investigate
You know how they tell you to remain seated with your seatbelt securely fastened until the plane comes to a complete stop? Well, that’s because abrupt plane movements can happen on the tarmac, as this incident in Bali illustrates.