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A number of artists were Dance of Dewi (Goddess) Saraswati at Culture Festival IX Badung Regency 2015 in Mangupura, Bali, Sunday. The festival, which was held for 16 days involving hundreds of artists from six districts in an effort to boost tourism and the preservation of arts and culture in the area. Photograph by The Bali Times/ANT.

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Death row prisoner Merry Utami moved to Nusakambangan

Cilacap – Death row prisoner, Merry Utami, has been moved from the Tangerang prison in Banten, to the Nusakambangan island off this southern Java coastal city. Merry arrived at the Wijaya terminal here on Sunday morning with a tight police guard to be ferried to the notorious island, where a number of drug death convicts […]

Indonesia the most favorite destination for Australian tourists

  Jakarta – Indonesia has so far proven to be the most favorite destination for Australian tourists, overtaking New Zealand, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema said. “The variety of natural wealth and beauty, culture and world-class tourist facilities that the Indonesian government offers to tourists have become special attractions for Australian tourists,” he […]

Bali To Host Regional Meeting Of World Heritage City Organization

Denpasar – Bali will host a regional meeting of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWCH) for Asia and the Pacific, from August 7 to 10, 2016. Representatives of 41 heritage city networks from nine countries in Asia and the Pacific would participate in the meeting to be organized in cooperation with South Korea, Dewa […]

Over Six Million Tourists Visit Indonesia

Jakarta – Some six million foreign tourists visited Indonesia since the issuance of presidential regulation number 21 of 2016 concerning visa-free facilities for foreign citizens from 169 countries, an official said. While 4,095,264 tourists came from 15 countries which have reciprocal agreements with Indonesia, 2,881,945 tourists came from 144 countries without any such pact with […]

Police Doctors Ready to Execute Castration Against Pedophilia Convicts

Jakarta – Police chief spokesman Ins. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said police doctors would be ready to carry out the order to castrate pedophilia convicts. “We are ready to be the executor of castration if given the order, as we are ready to carry out the order for death execution,” Boy Rafli said here on […]

Indonesia Calls on Asia, Europe to Overcome Terrorism

Jakarta – Indonesia called on the Asian and European countries at the eleventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on July 16, 2016, to overcome acts of terrorism. “We need to look closer at the root cause of every terror attack that has taken place around the world,” Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla […]

Heightening Ngurah Rai Airport Security

Jakarta – The security at the Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in the Indonesian island resort of Bali will continue to be at a high level, although the 2016 Lebaran holiday season has ended. Even after the Lebaran transport period is over, the Ministry of Transportation asked the Nguran Rai Airport management and the relevant […]

Denpasar Customs Officials Confiscate Methamphetamine in Postal Parcels

DENPASAR Officials of Customs and Excise of Denpasar chapter’s office in Bali confiscated a hundred grams of methamphetamine which was being smuggled in two postal parcels sent from abroad, an official stated. Head of the Supervisory and Services division of Denpasar Customs and Excises office, Mohamad Saptari made the remarks here on Tuesday, adding that […]

Bali Eyes More Chinese Tourists in 2016

DENPASAR Bali’s Association of Travel Bureaus (Asita Bali) is optimistic of witnessing a surge in the number Chinese tourists visiting Bali in 2016. Direct flights from Chinese cities to Bali Island could help increase the number of Chinese tourist arrivals, Chairman of Asita Bali I Ketut Ardana stated here, Monday. On January 12, 2016, Garuda […]

Three Suicide Bombers Reportedly Blow Themselves Up in Jakarta

JAKARTA Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near a police post in the Jakarta Theatre Building at MH Thamrin Boulevard, Central Jakarta, on Thursday morning, according to an eye witness. The first and second explosions occurred in the Starbucks coffee shop at around 10:40 a.m. local time, Tri Feranto, a security officer of Bank Mandiri […]

Kuta Tourist Area Needs Reform and Management

DENPASAR The tourist region of Kuta, in the Indonesian island resort of Bali, in 2016 needs reform and management in various supporting sectors such as traffic management and environmental hygiene, according to tourism practitioner Nyoman Sarjana. “The Kuta tourist area will face a great challenge in the future because from year to year the traffic […]

Bali Selected as World’s Best Island

JAKARTA Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said he was proud of Bali for being selected as one of the world’s best islands by the US Travel+Leisure Magazine at the end of 2015. “I am very proud of Bali for being selected as one of the world’s best islands,” the minister said here several day ago. Based […]

Australian Minister Resigns Over Hong Kong Bar Incident

SYDNEY/ANTARA/AFP An Australian government minister resigned Tuesday after admitting to an “error of professional judgement” while at a Hong Kong bar with a female public servant. Jamie Briggs was forced to stand down as Minister for Cities and Built Environment after the woman raised questions about his behaviour during the late-night outing. Briggs would not […]

Chili Festival Introduces the Spicy Sambal Sauces of Bali

GIANYAR Bali Safari & Marine Park once again played an active role in spicing up daily life in Bali by hosting the 6th Annual Chili Festival. Held on December 26 – 27, 2015, at the Bale Banjar Area of the Bali Safari Park, the two-day event was dedicated to the proposition that “some like it hot” and was […]

Australian Citizen Deported after Completing Jail Sentence

DENPASAR An Australian citizen, Joshua Ronald Terellick, will be deported to his country after serving two months and 15 days jail sentence following his conviction in a case related to a road accident that claimed the lives of a Balinese citizen. Putu Agus Ardiana (22), a resident of Banjar Cica Abianbase village in Badung District, […]

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