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'Winter is coming,' Indonesian leader warns amid economic gloom

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Joko Widodo's offbeat reference to the wildly popular show draw applause from the audience attending the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali

'WINTER IS COMING.' Indonesia President Joko Widodo delivers his speech at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on October 12, 2018. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

3 dead, IMF summit shaken as strong earthquake hits Indonesia

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:03 AM

(UPDATED) Some attendees in Bali for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings this week evacuated their hotels as the quake shook the island

Duterte to visit Bali for October 11 meeting with ASEAN leaders

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Indonesia President Joko Widodo engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on April 28, 2017 following a successful bilateral meeting. Malacañan Photo

Huge drugs haul intercepted in Bali – Indonesia police

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Some 600,000 pseudoephedrine tablets being sent from South Korea to Australia are found during a stopover on the Indonesian resort island. The bust, which occurred in January, is announced Monday.

DRUG BUST. An Indonesian customs officer speaks to journalists during a press conference after they seized cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient for making illicit drugs at at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on July 16, 2018. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

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Jun 29, 2018 - 12:47 PM

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Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption strands thousands of tourists

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:09 AM

(UPDATED) The early morning closure has sparked the cancellation of more than 300 flights to and from the tropical paradise with nearly 27,000 passengers affected

MOUNT AGUNG. This handout picture taken on June 29, 2018 and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, shows Mount Agung erupting in eastern Bali. Handout photo by Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana/AFP

High Flyers escape Water Defenders' threat in 5-set thriller

Jun 06, 2018 - 10:25 PM

PayMaya puts lock on second spot to join the Creamline Cool Smashers as outright semi-finalists

OUTRIGHT SEMIS. PayMaya gets a longer break after jumping straight to the semi-finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Global Cebu caps off 2018 AFC Cup run with win over Bali United

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Sanchez and Mulders save the Cebu-based club from finishing at the bottom of Group G

STATEMENT. Global Cebu FC's second win comes in their final match against Bali United in Indonesia. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook page

Global, Ceres draw in second AFC Cup matches

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Both Filipino clubs look to improve their record as they march into their 3rd matches next week

HUSTLE. Stephan Schrock facilitates Ceres' offense but fell short in the draw with Home United. Photo from Twitter (@AFCCup)

Global Cebu vows to bounce back in home game against Bali United

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Tuesday's match is a 'must-win' for both Global-Cebu and Bali United

BOUNCE BACK. Global-Cebu FC aims to get their first 3 points in the 2018 AFC Cup. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

11 Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive in Syria

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:54 AM

The fatalities follow Turkey sending troops and launching air strikes against Kurdish militia in Northern Syria

Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste

Dec 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Often dubbed a paradise on earth, the Indonesian holiday island has become an embarrassing poster child for the country's trash problem

WASTE. This photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows rubbish collectors picking up trash on Kuta beach near Denpasar, on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali. Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP

Target wisatawan meleset, Bali akan promosi besar-besaran

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:39 AM

Dari target 6 juta wisatawan mancanegara, hanya 5,5 juta yang akan datang ke Bali tahun ini

Menteri Arief Yahya (tengah) seusai pertemuan dengan para pemangku kepentingan pariwisata di Bali Tourism Board, Denpasar, Senin, 18 Desember 2017. Foto oleh Bram Setiawan/Rappler

Gunung Agung kembali erupsi, bandara di Bali dan Lombok tetap buka

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:15 PM

BNPB mengimbau masyarakat tetap tenang dan berwisata ke Bali

ERUPSI. Gunung Agung kembali erupsi dan menyemburkan abu vulkanik pada Jumat, 8 Desember. Foto oleh @Sutopo_BNPB

Pasca erupsi Gunung Agung, industri pariwisata andalkan kunjungan turis domestik

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Pelaku industri pariwisata berharap kunjungan turis ke Bali masih mampu menembus angka 50 persen

MEROSOT. Pasca erupsi Gunung Agung, jumlah kunjungan turis ke Pulau Bali terus merosot. Foto oleh AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 5 Desember 2017

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Menanti Gunung Agung berhenti erupsi

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:17 AM

Para pengungsi meyakini jika Gunung Agung akan kembali meletus seperti tahun 1963 lalu

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 4 Desember 2017

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Flights resume as Bali's volcano-hit airport reopens

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The alert level on Mount Agung remains at the maximum, but a change in wind direction blew towering columns of ash and smoke away from the airport

RUMBLING. This general view shows smoke coming from Mount Agung volcano (in background), taken from Kubu in the Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 29, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Letusan Gunung Agung tahun 1963 dalam ingatan warga Bali

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:59 AM

Dalam peristiwa tahun 1963 lalu menewaskan 608 orang

MELETUS. Letusan Gunung Agung yang terlihat dari area Karangasem pada Maret 1963. Foto: dokumentasi PVBMG yang dipajang di posko pemantauan Desa Rendang

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:32 PM

(UPDATED) The eagerly awaited decision opens up a window of hope for some of more than 120,000 tourists stranded after a spike in activity at Mount Agung grounded hundreds of flights

WAITING. Passengers gather at the Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 28, 2017 to wait for possible flights out following Mount Agung's volcano eruption. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Nov 29, 2017 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) Mount Agung, which looms over one of the world's top holiday spots, could produce a thunderous eruption at any moment, officials have warned

CANCELLED. A flight information board shows the list of delayed flights due to the volcano at the Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 28, 2017 to wait for possible flights out following Mount Agung's eruption. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Evacuation centers, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Stranded tourists hunt for accommodation while frightened villagers living in Mount Agung's shadow make their way to more than 200 evacuation centers as the mountain gushes smoke and ash

RUMBLING. A general view shows Mount Agung erupting seen from Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 28, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Gunung Agung meletus, Julie Estelle tak takut pulang ke Bali

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Bali seperti rumah kedua bagi Julie karena orang tuanya menetap di sana

GUNUNG AGUNG. Julie Estelle mengaku tak takut pulang ke Bali meski kondisi Gunung Agung maish tak pasti. Foto dari akun Instagram @julstelle

Ash from rumbling volcano forces Bali airport to stay shut

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:51 AM

(UPDATED) Massive columns of thick grey smoke that have been belching from Mount Agung since last week have now begun shooting more than 3 kilometers (two miles) into the sky, forcing hundreds of flights to be grounded

STRANDED. Passengers gather at the Gusti Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 27, 2017, after flights were cancelled due to the threat of an eruption by the Mount Agung volcano. Yuda A Riyanto/AFP

Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:10 AM

(UPDATED) Some 40,000 frightened people have fled their homes around the volcano but as many as 100,000 will likely be forced to leave, disaster agency officials say

RITUAL. Balinese Hindus take part in a ceremony, where they pray near Mount Agung in hope of preventing a volcanic eruption, in Muntig village of the Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 26, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, disrupting flights

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) At least 2,000 passengers are affected, mostly tourists from Australia

NATURE'S FURY. Mount Agung's eruption is seen next to a Balinese temple at Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 26, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Bali volcano spews smoke for second time in a week

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:46 AM

The alert level for Mount Agung remains at the second-highest, a volcanologist says

EVACUATION. In this file photo, a truckload of livestock leaves a village at the slope of Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem, on paradise island of Bali on September 28, 2017. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Terlibat narkotika, pelarian Wakil Ketua DPRD Bali berakhir di kandang sapi

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:58 PM

"Dia tangkap di dalam kandang sapi, tidur di dalam kandang itu."

Kapolresta Denpasar Kombes Pol Hadi Purnomo bersama Kasat Reserse Narkoba Polresta Denpasar Kompol I Wayan Arta Ariawan memperlihatkan daftar pencarian orang yang salah satunya Wakil Ketua DPRD Bali, Jro Gede Komang Svastika sebagai tersangka bandar narkoba, dalam konferensi pers di Polresta Denpasar, Senin (6/11). FOTO oleh Nyoman Budhiana/ANTARA

Angry woman discovers husband's affair mid-flight, forces emergency landing

Nov 07, 2017 - 5:20 PM

As her husband slept, she used his hand to unlock his fingerprint-protected phone, revealing the alleged affair in all its sordid detail

EMERGENCY LANDING. A Qatar airways flight gets diverted over a mid-flight marital spat.

Pia Wurtzbach, Marlon Stockinger's vacation pics are giving us all the feels

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Pia and Marlon spend some time together in Bali

Walau status Gunung Agung diturunkan, tidak boleh ada aktivitas di zona bahaya

Oct 30, 2017 - 6:37 AM

Pasca status Gunung Agung diturunkan, sudah ada pengungsi yang kembali ke rumahnya

DITURUNKAN. Status Gunung Agung diturunkan dari level awas menjadi siaga. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @Sutopo_BNPB

Mengolah sudut pandang dan berbicara sastra Indonesia bersama Intan Paramaditha

Oct 23, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Intan akan berbicara di Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 dan membahas mulai dari keberadaan seni Indonesia hingga diskusi kehidupan sastra di Asia Tenggara

Intan Paramaditha, novelis dan akademisi kelahiran Bandung, akan berbicara di Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017. Foto dari UWRF

Aktivitas kegempaan Gunung Agung menurun tak ubah status awas

Oct 22, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Sementara, di saat yang bersamaan, aktivitas Gunung Sinabung juga terus meningkat

KAWAH. Foto drone yang diambil dari tim BNPB dan mengabadikan suasana kawah Gunung Agung. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @Sutopo_BNPB

Sosialisasikan pesan anti korupsi, KPK gandeng komunitas di Bali

Oct 22, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Para pesepeda membawa tabung berisi maklumat anti korupsi


Philippines AirAsia flying to Bali, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh soon

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Philippines AirAsia will start flying to Ho Chi Minh on November 17 this year, and to Jakarta and Bali in January next year

Graphics by Rappler

Lima tim memburu gelar Liga 1, siapa favorit juara?

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Kompetisi tinggal lima pekan lagi. Belum ada yang bisa mengunci gelar.

Belajar menyebar perdamaian pasca peristiwa teror Bom Bali

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Sebanyak 202 orang tewas dalam peristiwa teror Bom Bali I

TABUR BUNGA. Relawan Haji Bambang saat tabur bunga di Tugu Peringatan Bom Bali pada Kamis, 12 Oktober. Foto oleh Bram Setiawan/Rappler

Penulis muda Taufiqurrahman berfilsafat dengan imajinasi sastrawi

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Taufiqurrahman, mahasiswa filsafat UGM, menjadi bagian dari ‘emerging writers’ Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017. Namun ia tidak mau mati seperti Sokrates

Wisatawan diminta hindari Gunung Agung Bali

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:36 AM

"Jangan sampai karena aktivitas gunung (Agung) ini mempengaruhi tempat wisata yang lain."

Sejumlah warga melintas di jalan Desa Datah yang berjarak sekitar 10Km dari kawah Gunung Agung, Karangasem, Bali, Minggu (8/10). FOTO oleh Nyoman Budhiana/ANTARA

Gunung Agung: Cerita warga yang sediakan lahan penitipan sapi

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:53 AM

"Lebih baik sapi dipelihara untuk bekal hidup, jaga-jaga di masa depan," kata I Ketut Dharmayasa, seorang warga yang sediakan lahan penitipan sapi bagi pengungsi Gunung Agung

5 reasons you should attend the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017

Oct 05, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The line-up is phenomenal, with fascinating speakers from both Indonesia and overseas; Ubud itself is booming; and there is a plethora of food-related events. What more could you want?

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. A special event at last year's Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Photo by Xenia Blair/UWRF 2016.

Gubernur Pastika minta negara asing cabut travel warning ke Bali

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Selama ini sudah ada lima negara yang memberlakukan travel warning bagi warganya ke Bali

TRAVEL WARNING. Gubernur Bali Made Mangku Pastika meminta agar travel warning yang diterapkan negara asing dicabut. Foto oleh Bram Setiawan/Rappler

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Bali volcano evacuees outside danger zone told to go home

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:11 PM

Officials say the number of evacuees has grown too high, and only people who live within 9 kilometers of the crater should remain in temporary shelters or with friends and relatives further afield

Bali volcano belches steam, sulfur as more evacuees flee

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation says that remote satellite sensing has picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater

EVACUATION. A truck load of live stocks leaves a village at the slope of Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem, on paradise island of Bali on September 28, 2017. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Rumbling Bali volcano triggers memories of deadly 1963 eruption

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Officials hope improved technology and early warnings this time mean a disaster on the scale of 1963 will be averted

DEADLY SIGHT. People look at Mount Agung in Karangasem on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 24, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Mengulurkan tangan untuk pengungsi Gunung Agung

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Telah terjadi ratusan kali gempa di sekitar Gunung Agung, Bali. Puluhan ribu orang mengungsi dan membutuhkan bantuan

Puluhan ribu jiwa mengungsi karena erupsi Gunung Agung Bali. Foto dari

Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 75,000 flee volcano

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Mount Agung, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the resort hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963 – a potential blow to the country's lucrative tourism industry

READY. A farmer moves cattle from his land in Karangasem Regency on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 26, 2017, as Mount Agung volcano looms in the background. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP