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Miss World In Bali

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The Miss World Contest started yesterday and will now be conducted entirely on the island of Bali. The contest opened on Sunday and later rounds were due to take place in and around Jakarta, with the winner originally set to be crowned at a venue outside the capital on September 28. Indonesia said on Saturday […]

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Tourist Dies After Falling Into Volcano

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  A SWEDISH tourist was killed yesterday when he fell 150 meters into the crater of Mount Batur, an active volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali. The 25-year-old man slipped as he tried to peer into the crater after a dawn trek to the summit, which climbs to 1700m on the north-eastern side […]

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Bali Visitors Fingerprinted

Airport Delays Expected As Authorities Introduce Fingerprinting Of Tourists (17/4/2010) The Jakarta Globe carries the news that visitors to Bali can now expect yet another delay in the notoriously long lines at customs and immigration at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport with the introduction of a mandatory fingerprinting for tourist visitors. The head of immigration’s sub […]

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Eat Pray Love Trailer

The movie Eat Pray Love starring Julie Roberts is due for release in August 2010.  It was filmed in Italy, India and Bali during 2009.  The filming in Bali took place on various parts of the island in September and October 2009. The movie is a big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling book “Eat Pray […]

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Visa On Arrival

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Recent changes to the Indonesia’s visa on arrival, has seen the 7 day visa scrapped. Previously there were two options available, the US$10 visa which was good for 7 days and the 30 day visa for US$25.  From January 26 2010 there is only one option which is US$25 for a 30 day visa which […]

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Julia Enjoys a Splash While Filming EPL

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Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem shook off controversy over their new movie as they filmed a romantic scene in Bali yesterday. The Oscar-winning actress, who turns 42 this week, stripped down to a string bikini as she cosied up to her on-screen lover for their new film Eat, Pray, Love. The pair resumed filming after […]

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Roberts Expected in Bali Mid October

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Famous movie star Julia Roberts is expected in Bali for the filming of “Eat Pray Love” to commence on 16 October. According to Jakarta Globe, permits have been issued for the filming in Bali, with Roberts due on set from 16 October to 6 November. “We have issued the permit to shoot in Gianyar. Their […]

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Ubud Pothole Update

The pothole in the Ubud Main Road that first appeared in early July is being repaired.  10 days after it appeared an excavator was brought in to find the problem.  After digging a hole 8 metres deep, 8 metres wide and 20 metes long, the cause is quite clear.  There is a river running under […]

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Krakatoa Back From the Dead

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Some stunning pictures of Krakatoa have been captured by an amateur photographer.  Krakatoa lies between Sumatra and Java and in 1883 killed 36,000 people when it blew up. More pictures can be found at Nine MSN.

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Jakarta Bombing – What is Bali Doing?

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Friday terrorists detonated bombs at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Hotels in Jakarta.  55 people were injured and 8 killed in the blasts. Since then, Bali has taken a number of steps to improve security on the island, including: • Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika, the former Police officer credited with resolving the 2002 and 2003 […]

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