Serginho Laus, professional Bore Rider, 2 times world record in Guinness Book after surfing the longest wave in to the Amazon river, enjoyed the barrels of Uluwatu. Read full article Bali – The Surfers’ Paradise. (Photograph by (Likoska/The Bali Times))

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Four Highways to be Built in Bali

DENPASAR ~ Four toll roads that will connect the northern to the southern part of Bali is planned to be built to support the acceleration of equalization of development in Bali. “This idea is a follow-up to the President Joko Widodo’s policy who plans the construction of 1,562 kilometers of toll road in Indonesia to […]

Bali Hopes To Receive 30 Million Tourists In 2029

DENPASAR ~ The administration of Bali province has set a target of 30 million tourists arrivals for 2029, Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika said here Tuesday. “We have set a target to receive 30 million tourists in 2029. As compared to Singapore, whose land area is only one seventh of Bali Island, the city […]

Indonesia Should Not Worry About AEC

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia should not worry about the Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2015 as it has huge human resource potential, according to Chairperson of the Indonesia Businesspersons Association (Apindo) for Bali province Panudiana Kuhn. “In terms of human resource potential, Indonesia has gained prominence as compared to other Asean member countries,” he stated here Tuesday. […]

Asia and Africa Are the Future of the World: President

JAKARTA ~ President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is of the viewpoint that the future of the world lies in the hands of Asia and Africa, thanks to their human resources and huge economic potential. Therefore, Asian and African countries need to establish cooperation, which will be able to transform the Asian and African regions into advanced […]

Bali Governor Invite Civil Servant to Fight Drugs

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika invited civil servants (PNS) in local provincial governments to support the fight against drug abuse. “Fighting drugs is not only the task of the police, but also the task of the whole society, including the servant of the state,” Pastika said in Denpasar on Monday. To his view, […]

Russian Sued 17 Years in Jail for Importing Crystal Meth

DENPASAR ~ A Russian woman, MA, 26, caught importing methamphetamine weighing two kilograms was sued 17 years in prison and fined IDR10 billion. “The defendant without any rights and unlawfully imported narcotics class I more than five grams,” said Public Prosecutor Gusti Putu Gede Atmaja in a session in Denpasar District Court on Wednesday. The […]

Bali Targets Four Million Foreign Tourists in 2015

DENPASAR ~ Bali Provincial Government is targeting four million foreign tourists to visit the island during 2015. “We are optimistic that this target can be realized considering the tourism actors continue to introduce creative ideas to bring tourists to Bali,” Head of Tourism Department of Denpasar City Wayan Gunawan said in Denpasar on Wednesday. He […]

Minister to Find Solution on Sale of Beer in Bali

DENPASAR ~ Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel vowed here on Saturday to find a solution to ensure that small retailers in Bali’s tourism resorts can continue to sell beer despite the government ban. “The decision to control the sale of alcoholic drinks will be implemented on April 16 and will not be postponed. Having heard what […]

15 American, Canadian Models, Crew Deported from Bali

KUTA ~ The Ngurah Rai immigration office in Bali province has deported 15 foreign nationals, who are models and their crew from the U. S and Canada, for abusing their permits of stay. “All the foreign nationals came to Bali using the visa-on-arrival facility. However, they abused the visas by having photo shoots,” a spokesman […]

Deportation of 39 Chinese to Be Conducted In Stages: Minister

DENPASAR ~ The deportation of 39 Chinese and Taiwanese citizens arrested for Internet crimes by the police will be carried out in stages from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, stated Justice and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly. “They will be deported in cooperation with the Chinese police,” Laoly noted here on Friday. The Chinese police […]

Health Agencies Encourages the Society to be Aware of Dengue Fever

DENPASAR ~ Bali Provincial Health Agencies (Dinkes) asked the public to be aware of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DBD) peak condition that usually occurs in April each year. “Usually the data report (DBD cases) in February, March, and April are increasing. Some hospitals also receive high number of DBD patients as in Sanglah and Gianyar, even […]

Immigration Service Facilities in Denpasar Should be Improved

DENPASAR ~ Minister of Justice and Human Rights (Menkumham) Yasonna Laoly asked the improvement of facilities and services at the Immigration Office Class I Denpasar, Bali, to simplify the process of immigration to local and foreign people. Laoly claimed that based on his review, one of the main concerns is the speed of the internet […]

Klungkung to Set Salt Center to be Tourism Object

DENPASAR ~ Government of Klungkung Regency, Bali will arrange the center of salt production along Goa Lawah beach as one of the new tourism objects in Klungkung. “The arrangement will raise two functions at once, the economy and tourism,” said Nyoman Suwirta, Klungkung Regent, in Denpasar, on Thursday. This planning is based on the local […]

Bali – The Surfers’ Paradise

ULUWATU ~ The island of Bali is considered the dream of any tourist for practicing extreme sports. The accompanying major magazines surf, aims to get the best waves on the planet already surfed by the best surfers in the world. Points such as famous Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin, Keramas, are among other reef breaks, offer […]

Minister Gives Conditional Permission for Government Meetings in Hotels

JAKARTA ~ Minister for Administrative Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi has decided to allow government offices to hold meetings in hotels, but on certain conditions. “In general, meetings must be held with efficiency. They must not be extravagant. So, only if an office hall is not spacious enough to accommodate many participants or if it is an […]