Archipelagic and Island States Forum 2023 Set to Begin in Bali, Indonesia

The Archipelagic and Island States Forum (AIS Forum) 2023 in Bali, Indonesia, from October 10th to 11th, fosters collaboration among island nations to address global marine challenges.

The theme is “Fostering Collaboration, Enabling Innovation for Our Ocean and Our Future,” focusing on the blue economy, climate change, and solidarity among island nations.

Bali witnesses sharp rise in expelled foreign tourists, reaching 198 by July 2023


The Balinese administration has launched a determined effort to hold foreign tourists accountable for breaking protocols. Between January and July 2023, 198 foreigners were expelled from Bali, surpassing 2022’s yearly count of 188.

The surge in arrivals has led to concerns about violations, such as immigration breaches and visa misuse.