- Russian influencer Alina Fazleeva is being deported from Bali after staging a naked photoshoot three years ago on a 700-year-old sacred tree.
- Fazleeva reportedly took the nude photos on a weeping paperbark tree inside Babakan temple grounds in the Tabanan Regency in 2019.
- The photos, which were taken by her husband Andrey Fazleev, were uploaded to Instagram, enraging local Hindu-Buddhists and many Balinese people.
- Fazleeva wrote on social media that she had “heard her ancestors’ voices” while hugging the tree naked and that she was a “part of an endless chain.”
- The couple were required to participate in a cleansing ceremony at the tree and will be barred from entering Indonesia for a minimum of six months.
- Fazleeva apologized on her Instagram in English and Bahasa Indonesian, explaining that she had “made a big mistake” and that it is “very important to treat these places and traditions with respect.”
Indonesian officials announced on Friday that a Russian influencer and her husband will be deported from Bali after they staged a naked photoshoot on a sacred 700-year-old tree three years ago.
Alina Fazleeva, who has over 18,000 followers on Instagram, staged a nude photoshoot in 2019 at a weeping paperbark tree inside Babakan temple grounds in the Tabanan Regency. She uploaded the photos, taken by her husband Andrey Fazleev, and in the caption described hearing “her ancestors’ voices” when she hugged the tree, saying that she had become a “part of an endless chain.”
Police in Bali, Indonesia, combed through porn videos to locate a “porn villa” that has been used by tourists as a filming site.
How the crackdown started: Clips showing a “sex party” at the villa went viral on social media, eventually catching the attention of law enforcement in the Muslim-majority country.
A 22-year-old Russian social media influencer is facing heavy criticism online for posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali, Indonesia for her 553,000 Instagram followers.
Digital nomad Kristen Gray, and girlfriend Saundra Michelle Alexander, are now facing deportation after their controversial Bali, Indonesia trip post went viral on social media.
Deportation: Gray and Alexander, who lived in Indonesia for “over a year,” are now facing deportation and a six-month ban from Indonesia after authorities discovered several violations they committed during their stay in the country, according to Coconuts Bali.
Digital Nomad Blasted for ‘Foreigner Privilege’ After Writing ‘Tone-Deaf’ Guide to Living ‘Rich’ in Bali
An African American digital nomad has been accused of exploiting their “foreigner privilege” after posting a how-to guide on living a life of luxury in Bali, Indonesia.
In a now-inaccessible Twitter thread, Kristen Gray, who runs a graphic design business, shared that they struggled to find work in the U.S. and wanted to get out of survival mode — and Bali was “the perfect medicine.”
A 21-year-old American student has been arrested and may face a sentence of 15 years in prison for smuggling “space cakes” — cakes or brownies laced with marijuana — in Bali, Indonesia.
A yoga studio in Bali has sparked outrage for packing over 100 people for a “celebration of bliss” and then lying about the event taking place when criticized by the public.
What happened: House of Om, a popular Balinese yoga business, organized an event to raise money for its local employees currently out of work due to pandemic.
South Korean DJ and producer Peggy Gou expressed her anger at people who leave their trash on a beach in Bali, Indonesia in an Instagram video on January 2.
The 28-year-old Berlin-based house and techno DJ, who performed on New Year’s Eve at Desa Potato Head, went out for a walk on one of Bali’s beaches during her stay in the country, according to her Instagram post.
Burger King Indonesia has slammed an online skeptic for questioning why the company hired a deaf person to be an order taker.
Twitter user Lucas criticized Burger King’s intention to hire deaf employees at its branch in Jalan Sunset in Kuta, Bali to join their cashiers and order takers team, according to Bored Panda.
An Australian tourist was arrested in Bali, Indonesia after committing a slew of random, violent acts on the streets over the weekend.
Nicholas Carr, 26, an apprentice builder from Adelaide, fly-kicked a motorcyclist before throwing himself at a moving car along Sunset Road in Kuta on Saturday morning.
Indonesian netizens were infuriated after viral videos emerged showing a pair of Instagrammers desecrating a sacred site in Bali.
Later identified as fitness models Sabina Dolezalova and Zdenek Slouka, the two Instagrammers were seen on video frolicking in what locals consider to be the sacred ground of a temple when Dolezalova bends over, hikes up her skirt and Slouka splashes spring water from the fountain on her behind.
A family from India has sparked national outrage after stealing accessories from a hotel in Bali, Indonesia last week.
In a now-viral video, a member of the hotel staff can be seen going through the luggage of the family, who were about to leave the premises.