NTT Governor blames ‘poor people mindset’ as province’s main problem
Viktor Laiskodat, the governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), is back at it again with a controversial statement, this time suggesting that “poor people mindset” is the main issue plaguing his province.
Underage students in East Lombok get married after prolonged online schooling: reports
At least seven underage couples in West Nusa Tenggara’s (NTB) East Lombok regency have gotten married amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with one official citing prolonged physical absence from school as one reason why.
Bali government introduces IDR100,000 face mask fine
The Bali provincial administration is finally imposing tougher sanctions on health protocol violators, with those who don’t wear masks now subject to a fine of IDR100,000 (US$6.82).
Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced the sanction earlier today, along with the launch of a new Gubernatorial Regulation (Pergub) in Denpasar.
3 Russian nationals deported from Bali this week
Indonesia deported three Russian nationals this week, after they were determined to have violated the country’s immigration law while staying in Bali.
The Bali office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights identified the foreigners as MM, PI, and AG, all of whom were briefly detained prior to their deportation on Monday.
Singaporean national claims he was extorted and held captive in Bali hotel, police investigate
Police in Bali are reportedly looking into the claims of a Singaporean national who said he was extorted and held captive for six days by the owner of a hotel in Uluwatu.
Ubud festivals going virtual in October to help ‘rebuild Bali’
Organizers behind two of Bali’s most popular annual events yesterday announced an upcoming online festival celebrating Indonesia’s creative industry and culinary to help rebuild the island’s economy and communities.
The virtual event, titled KEMBALI20: A Rebuild Bali Festival, will take place from Oct.