4.000 domestic tourist arrived in Bali Airport

4.000 domestic tourist arrived in Bali airport  on the first day of Bali’s reopening  on Friday July 31 th 2020 .All seven business and 77 economy class passengers of the first plane that arrived from Jakarta to Bali at 10:15 a.m. local time on flight Garuda Indonesia GA402, which used the wide-body Airbus A330 plane, were given flower garlands by Bali Deputy Governor Cok Ace and airport officials.

Tourist on emergency visa forced to leave Bali

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“There’s been an increase [in passenger arrivals] this long weekend, although gradually and not directly significant,” state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) cogeneral manager of commercial operations for Ngurah Rai airport, A representative of Airport Authority Office Area IV, Puguh Lukito, said Ngurah Rai airport served 28 flight departures and 28 arrivals on Friday. On Thursday, it recorded 29 flight arrivals with total passenger movement of 1,800 people and 30 flight departures with 2,200 passengers. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, it reported 34 flight arrivals with 1,700 passengers and 33 flight departures with 2,300 passengers.

4.000 domestic tourist arrived in Bali Airport

During the period of July 26 to 30, the airport welcomed 17,757 domestic route passengers through 278 flights. One week prior, July 19 to 23, it saw an increase of 17 percent for the number of passengers and 8 percent for the number of domestic route flights.The traffic movement of domestic route passengers has slowly shown good growth. As of July 30, we welcomed up to 73,875 passengers with a daily average of 2,463 people,” said Rahmat.In all of June, there were only 17,861 passengers. We do have to emphasize that we continue to implement strict health protocols in accordance with the increasing number of passenger arrivals,” Rahmat added.According to data on covid19.go.id, as of July 31, Bali has recorded 3,407 positive cases of COVID-19 with 2,876 recoveries and 48 deaths.

4.000 domestic tourist arrived

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Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

Visa free tourists finally allowed to to extend their expired visas without leaving the island after a change of heart from Indonesia’s central government. An estimated 3000 Australians are among those told in early July they had to leave Bali by August 12, after a ruling from Jakarta that an amnesty on expired tourist visas was coming to an end. Since March, tourists using the visa issued for free on arrival had been allowed to stay on beyond the 30-day limit with no penalty as Bali scrambled to respond to the coronavirus. On July 10, tourists were told this waiver would finish on August 12 2020.

Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

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With foreign arrivals largely banned during the pandemic, Bali is now preparing to reopen. The wheels of bureaucracy are creaking back into gear and immigration offices have begun processing applications again. After an outcry following the August 12 deadline, the central government has relented and decided that for the first time, the free visas issued on arrival can be extended without leaving Bali. Putu Winastra from the Association of Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies in Bali said local businesses welcomed the decision.The foreign tourists who have stayed during the pandemic have moved around the island,” Mr Winastra said.

Visa free tourists finally allowed to stay

“Employers here appreciate the fact they are spending money while tourists tell us that, compared to their home country, prices in Bali are very good – especially now, when the tourism industry is giving a lot of promotions,” On Monday, Indonesia reported 1525 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total to 100,303. Some 4838 have died and 58,173 have recovered.The daily increase in Bali was 62, taking the total number to have tested positive to 3219. Of these, 48 have died, 601 are being treated and 2570 have recovered. The vast majority of the cases has been among Indonesian citizens and locally transmitted. Only 22 foreigners have tested positive on the island.

bali stranded tourist emergency visa

Bali officially opens for domestic tourists on Thursday, though some Indonesians keen for a holiday have already made their way in. Health protocols are in place across the province to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infections. Medical facilities and testing labs have also been readied and the provincial government is working with traditional village officials to enforce the new regime.Bali has adapted before and it will do so again,” said Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati.

Tourist on emergency visa forced to leave Bali

This is a new situation. We have experienced bombs – twice – and natural disasters including the eruption of Mount Agung. However, this is the first time we are experiencing a pandemic situation.We have communicated a lot with our partners from abroad, including those from Europe, China and Australia. Many have expressed their interest and readiness to travel to Bali, though while we intend to be open from September 11, we understand they may not be ready to travel until October,” Mr Tjokorda said.

Visa free tourists

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US fugitive made porn to survive in Bali

US fugitive made porn to survive while hiding out in Bali when listed on Interpol for alleged investment fraud in his home country. The recently captured Interpol fugitive, 50-year-old American Marcus Beam, who is wanted for alleged investment fraud in the United States, allegedly produced and sold pornographic videos to make money while hiding out in Bali, police have said.Investigators of the Bali Police’s general crimes division and the Counter Transnational and Organized Crime (CTOC) task force arrested Beam and his female friend, a 48-year-old identified as WPC on Thursday.He made pornographic movies to make money on the internet. That was one of his activities to survive in Bali. He made a lot of contacts with local people,” Bali Police chief Insp. Gen. Petrus Reinhard Golose said at Bali Police’s headquarters in Denpasar on Friday.

US fugitive made Porn to survive

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He explained that Beam had been living in Bali since January. During his stay, until he was captured, he and his female friend allegedly uploaded their personal adult videos onto a website to make money to cover his living costs. Deputy director of the Bali Police’s general crimes division Adj. Sr. Comr. Suratno added that the authorities had only managed to find one adult video of the identified “dozens”. The police also named WPC as a witness. Beam and WPC, both American nationals, were arrested at a villa in Badung regency, Bali. Authorities also confiscated a passport, five mobile phones, one folding knife, 14 sex toys and 13 other electronic devices as evidence. Beam has been accused of embezzling around US$500,000 from investors in Chicago, US.

Arrested pornstar in Bali wanted by US for fraud

He reportedly used the money for his personal expenses instead of placing it in investment funds.After previously being detained by US authorities in September, he allegedly escaped the US in January using a passport that listed a different name. Despite there being no extradition treaty between Indonesia and the US, Petrus said that Beam would be sent back to his home country under an agreement between the two countries’ police forces.

US fugitive made Porn

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Russian yoga teachers arrested are facing deportation

Russian yoga teachers arrested who arrived in Bali on March 4 th 2020 on tourist visa are now temporarily detained at the Immigration Detention center in Denpasar The two Russian foreigners , Rodion Antonkin, 40, and his female companion, Albana Mukhamadullina, 31, were arrested  by Bali Immigration agents from Gianyar area last Tuesday (21/07/2020).Both were arrested for misusing their stay permit, by conducting yoga activity for personal benefit.At present they are temporarily detained at the Immigration Detention House in Denpasar while waiting for the deportation process to their home country.Russian yoga teachers arrested

The head of Subdivision of PR of Reformed Bureaucracy and IT for Law and Human Rights Ministry for Bali area, I Putu Surya Dharma explained that both foreigners came to Indonesia on 4th -14th March 2020 with Visa on Arrival (VoA).During their stay in Bali, they misused the stay permit by conducting yoga activity which attracted the masses and collected fees for personal benefit at Arte Villa, Ubud, Gianyar. The Yoga activity was held since the 14th of July 2020 in Ubud, Gianyar” said Surya Dharma on Saturday afternoon (25/7). Antonkin and Albana are suspected of committing an offense of Immigration Law, Art.22, letter a Jo. Art. 75 clauses 1. However, because of lack of evidence for criminal process, both foreigners are charged for Immigration administrative which is Deportation and their names will be put on Alert List for the first attempt. Surya Dharma said that while waiting for that process, they had been put in the detention room of Immigration Office in Denpasar since Tuesday the 21st of July 2020.With various considerations, these two were taken out from the detention room of Immigration Office in Denpasar on the 24th of July 2020 and moved them to the Detention House of Bali Immigration. The transfer of the two Russians to the Detention House of Bali Immigration was done considering both foreigners do not have enough funds to return to their home country. Surya Dharma also added, “We have coordinated with the Russian Embassy for Indonesia regarding the unavailability of Russian citizen repatriation in the near future.

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Russian yoga teachers arrested

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Chinese citizen commits suicide in Kuta villa

Chinese citizen commits suicide by hanging herself in her villa in Tamora on Jalan Raya Semat, Tibubeneng in North Kuta on Wednesday (22/07/2020 at  13.00 H The 47 years old woman was sadly found deceased hanging from the bedroom door.The head  of Badung Police Station, Iptu Oka Bawa said that her body was discovered by the villa employee named Tumirah. It started when Tumirah went to clean the pool at around 12.15 H The witness came to the villa, rang the bell and was calling the victim’s name. But there was no answer from the victim.The witness initiated to open the door after ringing the bell few times, only to find the door was not locked. Iptu Oka explained that the witness then started cleaning the villa and she was shocked to see the victim hanging from the door with black plastic rope tied back to the curtain rail. When the victim was found, she was wearing her pajamas. Seeing the incident, the witness ran out and told the villa staff and local Pecalang which then continued to North Kuta Police Station.

Chinese citizen commits suicide

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Not long after that, the police arrived and processed the crime scenes. After taking the deceased down, the police started the external inspection which found no former violence on the woman’s body that was born in China on the 13 April 1973. Ipto Oka also added, that informed by the victim’s friend, she had been suffering from heart problem and had a medical checkup every 2 weeks by personal doctor who came to the villa. Her body  has been evacuated to Sanglah Hospital for further process.

Chinese citizen commits suicide

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Arrested pornstar in Bali wanted by US for fraud

Arrested pornstar in Bali wanted  in the US for defrauding investors out of US$722 million as part of the BitClub Network and was producing pornographic films in Ubud,  Authorities on the Indonesian holiday island busted Marcus Beam on Thursday on his 50th birthday over charges he bilked clients and women he met online out of some $500,000 between 2015 and last year. He claimed to be an investment manager but didn’t invest the funds and instead spent it on his own expenses,” Bali police chief Petrus Reinhard Golose told reporters, adding that Beam was wanted by Interpol.The former Chicago resident — wearing a virus mask, gloves and face shield at Friday’s briefing — faced nine counts of fraud in an indictment filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission last year.

Arrested pornstar in Bali wanted by US for fraud

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It said he misrepresented his investment acumen and swindled victims “through a purported advisory business known as Chase Private Equity, which he later changed to New World Capital”.Beam entered Bali in January with a fake passport and has since been directing and acting in pornographic films, which he sold online. While in Bali he’s been making porno movies… to earn money,” Golose said, adding that police also seized sex toys during the arrest at his residence.Authorities said they would work with US diplomatic personnel about a possible extradition.

Arrested pornstar in Bali wanted by US for fraud

Last month, police in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta arrested another American fugitive, Russ Medlin, on local sex-abuse charges.Medlin was wanted in the US for defrauding investors out of US$722 million as part of the “BitClub Network,” dubbed the world’s biggest cryptocurrency scam.

 

Arrested pornstar in Bali

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Power blackout in Kuta after kite hit substation

Power blackout in Kuta after kite hit substation and left more then 71.121 users for 5 hours without electricity on Sunday July 19 th 2020. Dewa Ketut Sunardiya (50)  was arrested after his large kite of two meters length hit a substation and caused a explosion. According Police Commissioner Jansen Avitus Panjaitan from Denpasar police, Dewa and his children had their kite flying on a empty area near their home on the  Benoa Harbor Road in Pesanggaran when the string got broken and touched a electric substation on Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai what caused a explosion and left Kuta  and parts of East Denpasar without electricity on sunday afternoon July 19 th 2020 at 16.24 H.

Power blackout in Kuta after kite hit substation
At 7 PM  the power enterprise  PLN  started to investigate the incident  and visit Dewa  at his home and discovered  the damaged kite which caused the explosion at the electric substation earlier .
on Monday (20/7) at 12.30 Dewa was arrested and was charged with Article 188 of the Criminal Code  and could face 5 years prison ,but will finally not get punished  for the incident who made damage for  Rp 31 million.

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Power blackout in Kuta

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Tanzanian arrested for overstaying and deported

Tanzanian arrested for overstaying and deported by Denpasar immigration service in Bali on Sunday (19/7/2020) at 04.00 PM.  Lauhia Hamis Minang (34) born in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania was deported because she overstayed  in Bali where she entered  on September 12 th 2019.

Tanzanian arrested for overstay and deported  by immigration service Denpasar, She departed first from Denpasar airport direct to Jakarta with a Garuda Indonesia on Saturday in company with 3 staff from The Denpsar immigration service  and  on Sunday  afternoon, at 15.15  H.“Lauhia was finally deported back to her country .She got arrested on  October 24 th 2019  by the immigration office  TPI Ngurah Rai and stayed at Immigration department  waiting 9 months to process the deportation back to her home country.

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Tanzanian arrested for overstay and deported  by immigration service Denpasar, Bali

According  I Putu Surya Dharma ,  Lauhia Hamis Minang came to Bali on 12 of September 2019 and only could stay one month in Bali. However she overstayed  and was arrested by the immigration office class 1 specific TPI Ngurah Rai  on Oct 24 th 2019. Before departure she done the rapid rest on July 17 th 2020 with non reactive results on Sunday (19/7/2020)

Tanzanian arrested for overstaying

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Garuda pilot using drugs sacked after police raid

Garuda pilot using drugs sacked after police raid and arrested by South Jakarta Police on July 6 th 2020. National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost subsidiary Citilink have fired a pilot found to have had a history of drug use.Garuda Indonesia president director Irfan Setiaputra said the dismissal was meant to set an example for the airline’s employees, as the company had previously committed to a no-tolerance approach to such activities. Based on our investigation and coordination with the police regarding a pilot working for Garuda Indonesia and Citilink who was involved in drug abuse, the company has decided to sever all professional ties with the pilot,” Irfan said in a statement on Saturday.

Garuda pilot using drugs sacked

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The pilot was one of four people arrested in a drug raid by South Jakarta Police on July 6. Irfan said the airline had held a drug and alcohol management program and had subjected more than 120 crew members and airport officers at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to urine tests on Saturday to ensure the safety and security of its passengers.He said the tests had not found any traces of narcotics in the airline’s employees. Garuda Indonesia Group has regularly conducted drug checks on its employees to prevent any form of drug abuse in the workplace, as well as to ensure the safety and convenience of its customers.

Garuda pilot using drugs

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Missing foreigner Batu Belong beach still not found

Missing foreigner Batu Belong beach still not found after being swept away into the ocean during night swim on July 17 th 2020 at 18.30 H. A rescue team of 13 people searching for the second day the location where the unknow foreigner has been reported missing on July 17 th at 7 PM at Batu Belong beach in Canggu. Missing foreigner Batu Belong beach

When the incident was reported by Nyoman Rizal there was immediately launched a rescue operation in  with help of the local community who gived more specific information of the location but had not the opportunity to search in the dark ocean according  Gede Darmada, the Head of the  Denpasar Search and Relief Office (Basarnas Bali).on Saturday (07/18/2020) at 7.30 AM  the rescue team inclucing  9 members of  Basarnas Bali with 9 people using one rubber boat and two Jetski’s could still nor find any sign from the foreigner. Sofar is also the identity of the victim is still unknow .

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Missing foreigner Batu Belong beach

Missing foreigner Batu Belong

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