Domestic tourists are trickling back to Bali with authorities recording a gradual increase in arrivals at Ngurah Rai International Airport as the island reopens its doors to domestic tourism.

In a ceremony to mark the official reopening, 84 passengers flying Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta received flower garlands from Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, popularly known as Cok Ace, on Friday morning.

Bali is set to reopen its doors to domestic tourists tomorrow, but despite brewing optimism from the Indonesian government to finally restart tourism on the island after months of relative inactivity, businesses appear to have mixed views about the plan.

Local authorities in Bali took a 64-year-old British man to Immigration yesterday, following reports that the foreigner has been loitering around Mengwi district in Badung regency after he was allegedly robbed weeks ago.

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.

If you’re an avid Coconutsreader, you’re probably into some pretty niche stuff. And now you can literally show off your great taste in independent media AND represent this beautiful island while you’re at it.

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.

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A beautiful and cultural rich island of Indonesia, one among 17.000 islands.


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