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A number of dancers performed Sekar Jepun Dance and Mapeed ritual (bottom right) in cultural parade in Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali, on Wednesday. The cultural arts activities take place October 29 to November 16, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Mangupura City as the capital of Badung regency. Photograph by The Bali Times/ANT

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Search and Rescue Team Searches for Missing German Tourist in Bali

DENPASAR ~ The Search and Rescue Team (SAR) of Denpasar, Bali, has been looking for 71-year-old German tourist, Bernhard Manfred Erich Lubke, who went missing while snorkeling at Nusa Dua Beach. “The victim’s wife reported that he went missing while snorkeling at the Nusa Dua Beach,” spokesperson of the SAR Office at Denpasar, Rama, said […]

Indonesia to Sell Oxygen: Chief Minister

CAILACAP ~ The new coordinating minister for maritime affairs, Indroyono Susilo, has said he plans to “sell” the oxygen that Indonesia produces to foreign countries. “Indonesia produces a large amount of oxygen that people all over the world inhale because its three million hectares of mangrove forest is the largest in the world in addition […]

Fire Hits 15 Hectares of Slopes of Mount Agung

AMLAPURA ~ About 15 hectares of forest on the slopes of Mount Agung, Bali’s highest mountain which is located around forest area of Abang Mountain, Karangasem regency was on fire. “The fire happened since Saturday (1/11) has not yet been successfully solved due to its location which is in the top of the mountain,” said […]

No Insurance Cover for Families of Murdered Indonesian Women: Official

MATARAM ~ The two Indonesian women recently murdered by a British investment banker Rurik Jutting in Hong Kong were not registered as legal migrant workers, and so, their families cannot claim insurance, stated a government official. “The insurance claim for the two dead employees is not applicable, but we have been discussing with the Indonesian […]

Bali Province Allocates Rp9 Billion to Eradicate Rabies

DENPASAR ~ The Bali administration allocated an average of Rp9 Billion every year to finance rabies eradication program in the province, Chief of the Bali Health Office Ketut Suarjaya said on Sunday. “The amount of money is used to buy vaccines and finance other activities related to our effort to eradicate rabies in Bali,” said […]

In Building a Qualified Tourism, Violators Should be Controlled

DENPASAR ~ To build a quality tourism that can compete with tourist destinations in the international community, four components of Bali must be maintained and preserved. The four components are the culture, the security, the hygiene and health and last but not least the infrastructure and tourism facilities. To keep all of those things, firmness […]

Bali Provincial Minimum Wage Defined Rp1.621.172

DENPASAR ~ Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) of Bali in 2015 has been set at Rp1.621.172 based on the study refers to number of indicators as well as the principle of mutual benefit. “The UMP has been adjusted, even bigger than the average of living needs in 2014 which is Rp1.524.872,” said the Head of Bali […]

Minister Seeks Suggestions for Tourism Promotion

JAKRATA ~ Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has asked the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI) to suggest solutions and strategies to promote tourism. “We have asked the BPPI to provide us with inputs and solutions to tourism promotion problems so that we can draw up a strategic tourism plan,” the minister said here on Saturday. Earlier, […]

Police Name Two More Suspects in Murder of British Man

DENPASAR ~ The Bali Police named two more suspects in the case of the murder of 60-year old British national, Robert Kevin Ellis. “We have named two more suspects. Both were the victim’s housemaids,” spokesman for the Bali provincial police, Snr. Comsr. Herry Wiyanto said on Thursday. The two housemaids, who were witnesses in the […]

Bali Responds Positively to Puspayoga’s Appointment as Minister

DENPASAR ~ Balinese community responded positively to the appointment of Anak Agung Ngurah Puspayoga as Indonesia’s Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) during the Presidency of Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla. “We are grateful that he is believed to manage business cooperatives and SMEs in Indonesia which are generally managed […]

Prospective Ministers with Red Marks Must Be Revealed

JAKARTA ~ President Joko Widodo should announce the names of prospective ministers who were given red marks by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), a political observer has said. “It has been reported that some prospective ministers were given yellow marks and some got red marks. Their names must be made public in order to avoid […]

Act toward Illegal Foreign Exchange Company

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika called on Bank Indonesia (BI) to take action toward the existence of money changers that have no license. “It was considered urgent because it can disturb tourists in Bali,” said Governor Pastika when welcoming BI Leader III region of Bali Nusa Tenggara, Benny Siswanto Wednesday. He said the […]

Forest Encroachment Protested by Local Residents

NEGARA ~ Dozens of villagers of Yehembang, Jembrana regency, on Tuesday, protested the illegal encroachment for agriculture, because it is damaging the area of forest conservation. The protest was conveyed to Perbekel or village chief of Yehembang Made Semadi, and Bendesa or Chairman of Indigenous Village, Gede Ngurah Aryana, who received these people in the […]

Badung Regency Preserve Balinese Literature through Competition

MANGUPURA ~ Badung regency government continues to preserve Balinese literature through competition in a series of 5th Anniversary of Mangupura City, on 29th October and will be celebrated for three weeks with Art and Cultural Festival. “Competition of nyastra (Balinese Literary Reading) implemented as a tangible manifestation of the vision and mission that emphasizes cultural […]

British Man Found Dead, Murder Suspected Planned by Wife

DENPASAR ~ A British man found murdered in Bali. The bodies were identified as Robert Kelvin Ellis, 60, who also has Australian passport. Head of the Criminal Investigation Unit of Badung Police Assistant Commissioner Wisnu Wardana said that police have secured one suspect and also the victim’s wife, Julaikah Noor Aini (45) is alleged to […]