President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (center) shakes hands with I Ketut Runtun after appointed as honorary citizen of Tampaksiring village, Gianyar, Bali. Full story here  Photograph: The Bali Times/ANT

President becomes Honorary Resident of Tampaksiring, Bali

TAMPAKSIRING ~ Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and wife Ani Yudhoyono,  were appointed as honorary residents of Tampaksiring Village, Gianyar Regency, Bali. “It’s an honor to be called Semeton Tamu Utama. Me and my wife gratefully, accept it with honor and pride,” said the President in an event held at Puseh Temple Tampaksiring Village. The […]

Denpasar Holds Parade of 30 Ogoh-ogoh

DENPASAR ~ The Government of Denpasar city will hold ogoh-ogoh parade by 30 participants from each hamlet in Kesiman Village. “With the large number of participants joining the parade, it shows people’s high enthusiasm in making ‘ogoh-ogoh’,” said Denpasar Mayor, Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra. According to Rai Mantra, the parade that will be held […]

Ngurah Rai Airport Closed, 400 Flights to be Dispensed

KUTA ~ Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, will be closed for 24 hours on Monday (31/3), which coincides with the implementation of Nyepi. “As in previous years, we close the airport on Monday (31/3) at 6:00 am until Tuesday (1/4) at 06.00 am,” said Co General Manager of Ngurah Rai Airport, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, […]

DPD Candidate Proposes Innovation for Traffic in Kuta

DENPASAR ~ The candidate for Regional Representative Council (DPD) from Bali, Anak Agung Putu Ngurah Wirawan proposed a new innovation in addressing traffic congestion in Kuta. “I suggest the government should think about the route to Kuta area because the traffic congestion is increasing,” he said in Denpasar on Tuesday. He considers the traffic congestion […]

Political Parties in Denpasar Agree to Take Down Attributes on March 28

DENPASAR ~ Political parties in Denpasar participating in 2014 National Election have agreed to take down all campaign attributes starting from March 28, 2014, to respect the celebration of Nyepi Caka 1936. “The political parties representatives have agreed on it when we had coordination meeting in relation to campaign preparation some time ago and it […]

OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum Held In Bali

NUSA DUA ~ Indonesian Finance Minister Muhamad Chatib Basri officially opened the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Southeast Asia Regional Forum on Wednesday. “The forum is a kind of a dialog between ASEAN and OECD to discuss what can be done in Indonesia,” the minister explained after the opening ceremony. The forum’s theme […]

Vice Governor of Bali Proposes Mobile Service to Detect HIV

DENPASAR ~ Vice Governor of Bali, Ketut Sudikerta proposes a mobile service to detect patients of HIV/ AIDS as an effort to optimize prevention on the sexual-transmitted disease. “We will make a blood test mobile car program, which will be spread to various rural areas in Bali. If from the blood test, there are the […]