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Police in Bali arrested Australian citizen Guiseppe Serafino and a British citizen, reported as former Reuters journalist David Matthew Fox, over the weekend and have accused them of possessing more than 17 grams of cannabis resin, weighing 7.2 grams. The Denpasar police chief, Hadi Purnomo, was cited as saying Serafino had hashish, or cannabis resin. Indonesia has some of the harshest drugs laws in the world and even small amounts of narcotics can lead to years in jail. The pair could receive between four and 12 years imprisonment and fines close to Rp. 8 billion.
Luxury hotel operator Hoshino Resorts is opening its first property outside of Japan with the opening of the Hoshinoya Bali in January 20, 2017, to be located in Ubud, overlooking the Pakerisan River, comprising 30 rooms in three categories, a restaurant, café, spa and pool. The resort is designed to coexist with the surrounding rice terraces, which have been designated Bali’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, TTG Asia reports.
A strip or road in Jl. Gatot Subroto, East Denpasar nearly collapsed, causing a 5 km long traffic, last Monday. There’s no casualty from the incident, and the regional government is currently patching up the problem.
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