2014

Bali’s Subak System Facing Great Challenge

JAKARTA ~ Ubiquitous land conversions on Indonesian island resort of Bali will sooner or later eliminate the traditional agriculture system, locally known as subak, if nothing is done about it. Agricultural land conversion into villas and hotels in Bali for the interests of tourism and other businesses is growing at an alarming rate and threatening […]

Govt to Evaluate Corby’s Parole

JAKARTA ~ Minister of justice and human rights Amir Syamsuddin stated on Tuesday that he awaits a report from the Bali penitentiary office about the interview on TV Australia Channel 7 relating to Schapelle Leigh Corby. He stated that the report will be used as basis for the evaluation of Corby’s parole. Australian citizen Corby […]

Saraswati, the Holy Day of Knowledge

SEMINYAK ~ Saraswati is one of the holiest days which are always celebrated by Balinese Hindu.  This is celebrated every six months or on Saturday, Saniscara Umanis Watugunung, based on Balinese calendar. Since Sarasawati is the day believed when knowledge is born, this holy day is mostly celebrated in school or any education institutions by […]

Buleleng New Airport will Accelerate Bali Economy

DENPASAR ~ The candidate of Regional Representative Council (DPD) from Bali, Anak Agung Ngurah Putu Wirawan said that the construction of a new airport in Buleleng Regency would further accelerate economic growth in Bangli Regency and Bali Province in general. “As an infrastructure expert, I hope that the construction of a new airport in Buleleng, […]

Political Party Reps in Bali Agree on Peaceful Election

DENPASAR ~ Representatives of political parties participating in the election, candidates for legislators in Bali, as well as various stakeholders signed an agreement for the peaceful, honest and fair 2014 election, in Denpasar. “We hope that this agreement not only written, but in order to be a guideline in the action and the success of […]

Legislative Special Committee Encourage Bali to Fight for Airport Tax

DENPASAR ~ The Special Committee (Pansus) for National Financial Regulation Plan in The Parliament encouraged government of Bali Province to ask Ministry of National Owned Enterprise (BUMN) to get some portions from the Ngurah Rai airport tax that is collected by PT. AngkasaPura I. “Tourists come to Bali not because of the nice airport. They […]

Three Residents Surrender Related to Threaten Bali Gov

DENPASAR ~ Three residents of Sidakarya Village, Denpasar, surrendered to Bali Police to be examined in relation to the case of allegedly threaten Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, with a banner written “Cut Mangku P’s Head”. Those three people are I Made Adi Jaya Nata (25), I Kadek Murdana (25), and I Wayan Saniasa […]

Number of Foreign Visitors to Bali Increase 19.89 Percent

DENPASAR ~ The number of foreign visitors to Bali totaled 279,257 in January, 2014 or an increase of 19.89 percent year-on-year. “The Ngurah Rai international airport recorded the largest number arrivals directly from their respective countries with only 572 passengers of tourist boats,” head of the Bali Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS) Panusunan Siregar said […]