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New virus cases knock hopes of reviving Southeast Asia's holiday hotspots

08 Sep 2020

BALI, Indonesia/BANGKOK A spike in coronavirus infections in Indonesia's holiday island of Bali and Thailand's first locally transmitted case in 100 days have dealt further blows to Southeast Asian hopes of reviving vital tourism industries.

Australian woman jailed over Bali policeman's death gets early release

16 Jul 2020

BADUNG, Indonesia An Australian woman sentenced to four years imprisonment over the death of a policeman on the Indonesian island of Bali was given early release on Thursday, and was keen to be reunited with family, her lawyer said. | Video

Bali hosts first centre to return captive dolphins to the wild

09 Jul 2020

BANYUWEDANG BAY, Indonesia Just a year ago, Rambo was confined to a shallow, chlorinated pool in an Indonesian hotel on the island of Bali entertaining visitors from around the world by jumping through hoops. | Video

Bali holds mass prayers for reopening from coronavirus lockdown

05 Jul 2020

KARANGASEM, Indonesia Bali conducted mass prayers on Sunday as the Indonesian resort island prepares to reopen to tourists shut out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sun, sea, sand and space as coronavirus empties Asia's beaches

10 Apr 2020

BALI, Indonesia Just weeks ago, some visitors were complaining that Bali's famous sand and surf spot of Kuta Beach was way too busy.

Trapped in paradise: Tourists stranded by virus seek visa extensions

23 Mar 2020

KUTA, Indonesia Travelers stranded by coronavirus in some of Southeast Asia's idyllic tourism hotspots are trying to extend visas as more countries enforce travel restrictions that in some cases make it impossible to go home.

Trapped in Bali, Chinese tourists extend holiday on coronavirus concerns

07 Feb 2020

DENPASAR, Indonesia Steven Gu, a Chinese tourist on the Indonesian island of Bali, was supposed to fly back last month from his holiday to his home town in Jiangsu province to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Trapped in Bali, Chinese tourists extend holiday on coronavirus concerns

07 Feb 2020

DENPASAR, Indonesia Steven Gu, a Chinese tourist on the Indonesian island of Bali, was supposed to fly back last month from his holiday to his home town in Jiangsu province to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Trapped in Bali, Chinese tourists extend holiday on coronavirus concerns

07 Feb 2020

DENPASAR, Indonesia Steven Gu, a Chinese tourist on the Indonesian island of Bali, was supposed to fly back last month from his holiday to his home town in Jiangsu province to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Trapped in Bali, Chinese tourists extend holiday on coronavirus concerns

07 Feb 2020

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Feb 7 Steven Gu, a Chinese tourist on the Indonesian island of Bali, was supposed to fly back last month from his holiday to his home town in Jiangsu province to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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