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  • Nov 27, 2014
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Kuta

Beat a quiet retreat

Bali's split personality has just become more pronounced. There's Kuta, with its sea of Bintang beer singlets and cornrow braids adorning the heads of children and the elderly alike. Just a few kilometres away, but a world apart, is Seminyak.

Friday, 9 September, 2011, 12:00am

Jewel of the archipelago

Guy Bedaria had a life of glamour in New York as head designer of Van Cleef & Arpels. But a phone call from Bali-based eco jeweller John Hardy prompted his relocation to Asia.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Bali widows struggling 5 years after bombs

Five years after terrorist bombs claimed 202 lives in Bali's tourist heart, some of the widows of local victims remain haunted by what happened and still struggle to make ends meet.

Wayan Rastini, 35, says she will never forget how her husband, a taxi driver, acted strangely before going to work on that fatal day.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Be kind, say tourism chiefs - island is 'still quite normal'

Indonesian tourism officials yesterday urged the world's media to paint as positive a picture as possible of the situation in Bali, and not to overplay the impact of Saturday night's suicide bomb attacks.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Travellers stick to plans, but will tread with caution

Despite the terrorist blasts casting a shadow over holidaymakers' plans in Bali, some tourists, including a couple on their honeymoon, have not been deterred by the attacks.

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Travellers stick to plans, but will tread with caution

Despite the terrorist blasts casting a shadow over holidaymakers' plans in Bali, some tourists, including a couple on their honeymoon, have not been deterred by the attacks.

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Bali prepares for anniversary of bombings

Relatives and friends of the 202 killed arrive for services to find a resort still struggling to return to normal

Police line the streets; they loiter outside the surf shops and by the fence in front of the razed Sari Club; they stand conspicuously in threes and fours at the international airport.

11 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

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29 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Rebuilding Bali

The risks posed to tourists by terrorists are now abundantly clear after bombings and missile attacks from Bali to Kenya.

Attacks are now specifically aimed at groups of foreigners in countries which appear to offer 'soft' civilian targets.

9 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Give back to Bali

Hong Kong people have a chance to show their support for the people of Bali thanks to a unique charity effort. One hundred luxury holiday packages - generously donated by Cathay Pacific and the Grand Hyatt Bali - will be sold to raise money for the Balinese victims of the Kuta bombings, at a special charity cocktail night at Wyndham Street's Alibi bar and restaurant on November 25.

11 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Lucky Country loses its sense of invulnerability

It's lunchtime in Sydney's Town Hall Square. The sun is shining and a jazz band is playing as office workers crowd into cafes and restaurants. Svelte secretaries click past on high heels. Just another day in a city renowned for its easy-going lifestyle.

20 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Chief reduced to tears as traumatised islanders count their losses

Kuta's village chief had gathered with his counterparts from Legian and Seminyak to express his condolences to the bombing victims. He began by stressing the need for cool heads, but ended in tears, overcome by the enormity of Bali's tragedy.

17 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

My mates fall victim to gutless terror

When the explosion went off in the Bali nightclub, the Hong Kong rugby players would have been standing there, beers in hands, big smiles, scheming and laughing.

I am a member of the Vandals team and the seven missing members of the Hong Kong Football Club team are my mates. One of them, Peter Record, is my best friend, and was best man at my wedding this year.

15 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Uncertainty and despair take up residence on the tourist strip

Rarely has the traveller been able to stroll down the middle of Jalan Pantai - the main road to Kuta Beach.

Normally, touts of all kinds would be harassing moving packs of eager tourists as a roaring crush of cars, motorcycles and vendors force people on to cramped pavements.

Now quiet reigns.

15 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

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