Americans, Tommy Schaefer (rigth picture) and Heather Louise Mack the accused in the murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack, listening to the indictment of the prosecutor in the first trial at Denpasar Court on Wednesday. Prosecutor charged them with premeditated murder with the maximum of death penalty. (The Bali Times/ANT)

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Australian Women Joining is Foreign Fighters: Minister

SYDNEY ~ Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said Saturday, enticed by the “false glamour” of the organisation. “At an earlier time, perhaps even six months ago, we were concerned almost entirely about young men,” Brandis said, […]

Chinese Tourism Marketing Website Names Bali Best Travel Destination

JAKARTA ~ A well-known tourism marketing website in China, Ctrip, named Bali the best tourist destination at the Top 10 Best Tourist Destinations Network Selection and Award Ceremony. “During the event, Ctrip presented two awards to Bali, the Best Island Tourist Destination Award and the Best Overseas Tourism City Award. We hope these awards increase […]

World Cultural Heritage Sites in Bali Can Boost Tourism

DENPASAR ~ The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) including tourist destinations in Bali to the list of world cultural heritage sites could boost tourism in Indonesia, especially in Bali. “The tourist destinations will be promoted the world over. This has the potential to attract tourists, which can, in turn, improve the welfare […]

Jokowi Rejects Australian Drug Convict`s Request For Pardon

DENPASAR ~ President Joko Widodo rejected the clemency petition filed by Australian inmate Andrew Chan (31), who was convicted on drug charges and is serving a death penalty. The presidential decision to that effect was received by the district court of Denpasar on Thursday. “I received presidential decree number 9/10 of 2015 at 1.20 p.m.,” […]

Foreigners Working in Bali Reach 1,800 People

DENPASAR ~ Deptartment of Manpower and Transmigration (depnakertrans) of Bali, I Gusti Agung  Sudarsana said foreign workers who work on the island is around 1,800 people. “They work in private companies, mostly in the tourism sector,” he said in Denpasar on Wednesday. He said to keep an eye on foreign workers who work on the […]

The Murderer of British Citizens Are Being Shot

DENPASAR ~ Two murder suspects of British citizens, Robert Kevin Ellis (60) arrived in Denpasar, Bali, after being arrested in his hometown in West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. Both suspects are Adolf Malo Rangga and Marthen Ngongo Bili, after landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport directly taken to Trijata Bhayangkara hospital, in Denpasar on Tuesday. […]

Access Road at Ngurah Rai Airport to be Evaluated

DENPASAR ~ Officials from a number of agencies evaluated the access road from Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, to Kuta area within one to two weeks after the refusal from local residents. “We also agreed on the result of the meeting to temporarily open access for one to two weeks ahead while leading a review with […]

Tourist Attractions Should Be Improved

JAKARTA ~ President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called to improve Indonesian tourist attractions and intensify tourism promotion in order to attract more tourists. “We have a huge tourism potential, but the number of tourists is only seven million. This figure is very small as compared to those of neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and […]

Bali Allocates Rp6.18 Billion to Prevent, Control Rabies

DENPASAR ~ The administration of Bali province has set aside Rp6.18 billion for rabies vaccinations as part of prevention and control programs in nine regions of the resort island. “The budget will be used to purchase rabies vaccinations and cover operational costs, as they will be allocated from the regional and national budgets,” Head of […]

Denpasar Police Seize the Biggest Amount of Drugs in the Last Three Years

DENPASAR ~ Police Denpasar, Bali, arrested dealer of methamphetamine, marijuana and ecstasy initial EL (29) from Medan, North Sumatra, which was impersonated himself as a construction worker while he is in Bali. “This is the biggest revelation during the last three years,” said Head of Denpasar Police Commissioner Djoko Hariutomo in Denpasar on Monday. Denpasar […]

Bank Indonesia Forecasts Rise of Property Prices in Bali

DENPASAR ~ The property prices on the island could hike by 10 percent in 2015 due to fluctuation in fuel prices in the market, according to a forecast by Bank Indonesia (BI) for Bali region. “It is estimated that the market outlook for properties (primarily home) is still good, in line with the estimated increase […]

Poor in Bali Rises to 0.23 Percent

DENPASAR ~ The poor in Bali reached 195,950 people until September 2014, or 4.76 percent of the total population on the island. An increase of 10,750 people or 0.23 percent compared to March 2014 which recorded 185,200 people (4.53 percent). “Despite the increasing number of poor people, but Bali still in second position for the […]

Bali Police Ensures Safety of Foreign Tourists: Official

DENPASAR ~ Bali is safe despite the Australian government’s recent policy of issuing a travel advisory to its citizens intending to visit Bali, according to the Bali provincial police. “We have intensified security measures in several vital tourist attractions in Bali. We call on the foreign tourists to not be afraid to visit Bali,” spokesman […]

Denpasar Police Investigates Visitor Bringing Drugs

DENPASAR ~ Police Narcotics Unit Investigator Denpasar City is developing a case of a visitor, GMR (39), which was arrested for carrying marijuana and methamphetamine when visiting an inmate at the local police headquarters. According to Head of Denpasar Police Commissioner Djoko Hariutomo, the arrest of GMR which is known working as a driver for […]

Governor Asks Action towards Riders Using Phone

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika asked the police to take action decisively against motorcycle riders both vehicles and cars who use a mobile phone while driving. According to the former head of the Bali Police, if possible, the police is expected to seize the mobile phone being used but must seek legal rules […]