Travel vlogger Dale Philip exposes rubbish problem at popular Bali tourist destination

A travel vlogger has shared their real life “Instagram vs reality” moment after a trip to what should have been a picturesque waterfall in Bali took an unexpected turn. Scottish content creator Dale Philip posted a video on TikTok earlier this month detailing his visit to the popular Pengempu Waterfall near Ubud. WATCH THE VIDEO … Read more

US woman Heather Mack jailed for 26 years over her mother’s murder

An American woman who pleaded guilty to helping kill her own mother and stuffing her body in a suitcase during a luxury vacation in Bali has been jailed for 26 years. Federal prosecutors had recommended a 28-year sentence for Heather Mack for conspiring with her boyfriend to kill Sheila von Wiese-Mack in 2014. The US … Read more

Kevin Malligan’s life support to be switched off after Sydney father critically hurt in Bali scooter crash

A Sydney father critically injured in a scooter crash in Bali has been declared clinically brain dead by doctors, with his heavily pregnant wife now left to decide when the 24-year-old’s life support will be switched off. Kevin Malligan suffered a brain bleed and fractures to his skull and neck when the moped he was … Read more

Sydney father fighting for life in Bali hospital after scooter accident days after Christmas

A Sydney father is fighting for his life in a Bali hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a scooter accident just days after Christmas. Kevin Malligan, 24, was holidaying with friends on the Indonesian island on Friday when the scooter he was a passenger on hit a pothole, sending the father-of-one flying onto the … Read more

Perth man Matthew Stevenson beaten and mugged outside nightclub in Kuta, Bali, now trying to get home

A Perth man who was allegedly beaten and mugged outside a Bali nightclub is now struggling to get home in time for his brother’s wedding. Matthew Stevenson, 27, from Midland, said his cheek was broken when he was set upon by a group of men outside the Engine Room in Kuta on Friday night. WATCH … Read more

Where to travel in 2024? Here are five spots to avoid crowds

Tired of the usual sights or craving a break from the travel herd? These five travel spots may be the getaway you’re looking for. Adventure travel company Intrepid Travel’s new “Not Hot” list is out — spotlighting overlooked travel spots around the world. The company’s annual list attempts to combat overtourism by helping travelers “beat … Read more

Bali officials set to scrap visa on arrival fee for Australian tourists

Australians heading to Bali in the new year are in for some extra cash in their pockets, as Indonesian officials look to scrap a $50 tourist charge. Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economies Minister Sandiaga Uno last week confirmed officials were proposing travellers from 20 countries, including Australia, should be granted visa-free travel. Removing the visa … Read more

Bali tourists warned as concerns grow over volcanic activity on Mount Agung after series of quakes

Tourists in Bali are being told to “limit activities” around the crater and peak of Mount Agung, due to increased volcanic activity around the island’s highest peak. Head of Bali’s Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Made Rentin, told local media on Monday that volcanic earthquakes were being recorded beneath the surface of Mount Agung, according to … Read more