With ‘We Love Bali’ movement, provincial gov’t ‘guarantees’ Bali is safe amid global coronavirus scare
The Bali provincial government has moved swiftly in response to the international outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its subsequent impact on the global tourism industry, with the recent launch of the “We Love Bali” movement aiming to lessen the blow on the local economy.
Passengers holiday in Bali as Viking Sun cruise ship docks at Benoa harbor
The Bali Provincial Government eventually decided to grant permit for passengers and crew aboard the Norwegian-flagged cruise ship the Viking Sun to disembark in Benoa harbor yesterday, after local health authorities cleared them for entry.
Coronavirus: Ubud Food Festival postponed to June
The culinary adventures promised by the annual Ubud Food Festival (UFF), initially scheduled for mid-April, will now have to wait until at least June, following an announcement of the event’s postponement amid the international outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Thousands more swine deaths reported across Bali
Thousands more pigs have reportedly died across Bali in recent weeks, but animal health authorities have yet to identify the suspected virus that has caused the mass swine deaths in the past couple of months.
Bali Governor delays permit for Viking Sun cruise ship to dock in Benoa amid coronavirus concerns
Bali Governor Wayan Koster said earlier today that he has delayed the permit to grant entry for hundreds aboard a Norwegian-flagged cruise ship, the Viking Sun, which is reportedly scheduled to dock at Benoa harbor this coming Sunday.
Primary school principal in Badung threatened underage victim with nude photos, police say
The 43-year-old primary school principal who was arrested for alleged statutory rape of his former student had threatened to broadcast his victim’s nude photos, police say, as their investigation has uncovered more details about the case.