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New Zealander arrested in Bali after being found with 5000 prescription drugs pills

An intellectually-disabled New Zealander’s dream adventure abroad has been turned upside-down after he was arrested at Bali’s international airport with a whopping 4950 prescription pills.Balinese authorities said the almost three kilogram medication haul is the biggest seizure in the island’s history.As required under Indonesian law, Thomas Michael Daly has a doctor’s certificate for the 14…

Chaos at the Denpasar airport: thousands of Australian tourists are left stranded because of a computer glitch

Thousands of holidaymakers have been left stranded in Bali after a glitch with the immigration computers at Denpasar Airport. The system crashed on Friday about 12pm, causing hours of delays for travellers venturing in and out of the holiday hotspot. Frustrated tourists took to Twitter to complain about the ordeal, claiming they had been waiting for hours without…

Bali rockers rage against reclamation in Indonesia’s tourist hub

Musician I Gede ‘Jerinx’ Ari Astina was still a student at the University of National Education in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, when he first got involved in activism. It was 1997 and massive demonstrations had erupted across Indonesia, demanding the resignation of longtime ruler, Soeharto. Jerinx joined the movement, designing posters. “I once…

Two Bulgarians have been arrested for alleged ATM skimming in Canggu, Bali

Police in Bali arrested two Bulgarian nationals for an alleged skimming attempt, after initially catching one of them removing a hidden camera at a local ATM machine in Canggu, leading authorities to investigate a possible skimming network from Bulgaria.  “We delved into [the case] and a joint task force was able to apprehend another accomplice…