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Travelers and volunteers lifted a green turtle (Chelonia Mydas) at the re-release of the rare animal in Kuta Beach, Bali, on Wednesday. A total of 9 green turtles were seized from smugglers, which then released to their habitat by police as a tourist attraction.Photograph by The Bali Times/ANT

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FBI Officer Did Not Intervene In Murder Probe: Police

DENPASAR ~ A United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officer, who visited the resort island, did not intervene in the investigation into the murder of a US citizen, Sheila Von Weise, the Bali provincial police stated. “The FBI only gave information and assistance in the form of technical guidance, but we did not use […]

Constitutional Court Rejects Presidential Election Lawsuit

JAKARTA ~ Constitutional Court (MK) rejected the lawsuit of Indonesian Presidential election that proposed by Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa pair. The hearing that was done on Thursday also decided that all claims proposed by the pair cannot be proven. MK also stated that there was no evidence that the Special Voters List, Additional Final […]

15 Foreign Prisoners Gets Remission

DENPASAR ~ A total of 15 foreign prisoners in Penitentiary II Class-A Denpasar, Bali, get a general remission related to the 69th anniversary of Indonesia Independence Day. “There are 15 foreign prisoners who received remission of to three months,” said Head of Class II-A LP Farid Junaedi Denpasar Kerobokan, Badung regency, on Sunday. According to […]

18 of 20 Foreign Tourists in Sinking Boat off Bima Saved

MATARAM ~ At least 18 of 20 foreign tourists reported missing in the sea off Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, were found safe and rescued by rescue team and local fishermen. The boat with 25 people on board including 5 crewmen capsized off the Sangeang Island in the district of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday. […]

Hundreds of Balinese Coastal Residents Protest Against Planned Reclamation

NUSA DUA ~ Hundreds of Balinese coastal residents on jet skis and parasailing boats staged a rally in the Benoa Bay on Friday to protest against the planned reclamation of the Balinese coasts. Chief of the Regional Council of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), I Wayan Suardana, said the local people’s rejection of […]

Legian Beach Festival 2014 to be Enlivened by Participants from Beyond Bali

LEGIAN ~ Legian Beach Festival (LBF) 2014 will display the arts and culture as well as a number of participants from the districts and provinces in Indonesia which will be held 28-31 August 2014. According to the Chairman of the LBF Committee 2014, Nyoman Sarjana  in Kuta, Bali, on Tuesday, this activity is as an […]

Agricultural Festival Increases the Number of Tourists’ Visit

MANGUPURA ~ Agriculture Cultural Festival held annually at Bridge of Tukad Bangkung, Badung regency, Bali,last week was able to increase the number of foreign tourist arrivals in the region. “From year to year, both domestic and foreign travelers who were present at the festival continued to increase and could enliven the event,” said Head of […]

Police Investigate Suspected Murderer of American in Bali

NUSA DUA ~ The South Kuta Resort Police has been interrogating Schaffer Tommy, 21, who was accused of murdering an American citizen, Sheila Von Weise, 64, in Bali. “We had arrested Tommy in a hotel located in Kuta, Bali, at 08:30 a.m. on Wednesday,” the Chief of Denpasar Resort Police, Senior Commissioner Djoko Hariutomo, said […]

Lithuanian Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine in Bali

KUTA ~ A Lithuanian with the initial VL (41 years old) was arrested by Customs and Excise Office personnel at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, while trying to smuggle four kilograms of methamphetamine. “He had hid the drug inside his luggage by creating false concealment in the partition,” said Bali’s Chairman of Customs and Excise […]

Bali to Hold Sanur Village Festival, Showcases Culture, Heritage and Innate Beauty

DENPASAR ~ The Sanur Village Festival (SVF) scheduled to be held on August 20-24, 2014, will feature traditional art and cultural performances and sports activities, Sanur Development Foundation (YPS) Chairperson Ida Bagus Gde Sidhartha recently stated here. Sidhartha elaborated that the festival has been held for the past nine years and has become an annual […]

Bali Provides 24-Hour Medics in Anticipation of Ebola

DENPASAR ~ The health office of Bali Province has provided a round-the-clock medical team in Ngurah Rai International Airport to anticipate the possibility of Ebola virus transmission coming from the passengers, an official said here on Monday. The medical team consists of doctors, nurses, and ambulances, head of the Bali’s health officer Dr. Ketut Suarjaya […]

Bali Government Asks All Communities to Reject ISIS

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has urged security agencies in the region to be proactive and take early-detection efforts with regard to preventing entry of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ideology and network. “Security agencies have intelligence, community-based security, and guidance units, which we hope will remain proactive to conduct early […]

Ministry Supports International Stadium Construction in Bali

KUTA ~ The Ministry of Youth and Sport is supporting the administration of Bali province to construct a world class stadium located in Cengkiling, Pecatu village, Badung district, Bali, the minister recently stated here. It is expected that with the construction of the stadium, Indonesia will be able to host the World Cup 2022, Roy […]

Russian Tourists Visiting Bali Falling In Number

DENPASAR ~ The number of Russian holiday makers visiting Bali has declined lately on escalation of conflicts in Ukraine and Middle East, an observer said. Russian tourists to Bali generally used chartered aircraft as there is no regular flight between Russia and Indonesia, leading tourist observer Made Sudana said here on Thursday. Generally, Russian holiday […]

Bali holds Rare Bali Festival, Showcases Children Arts Event

DENPASAR ~ Penggak Men Mersi Puri Kesiman House of Culture supported by Denpasar city government held Rare (kids) Bali Festival, which showcases a variety of arts events involving children, on August 7-18, 2014. “A cultural parade featured children involving about 1,200 people, which is opened by IX Military Commander Major General Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, Denpasar […]