Fire War: A number of youth attacking each other in fire war tradition in Petulu village, Gianyar, Bali. The tradition was held to celebrate Nyepi Saka year 1936 as well as to foster brotherhood. The Bali Times/ANT

Makepung Appointed as National Cultural Heritage

NEGARA ~ Makepung, a bull race attraction from Negara Regency, is appointed as national cultural heritage by Ministry of Education and Culture. “The appointment is not proposed by government of Jembrana Regency, but it’s by one of universities in Bali. Before the appointment, related ministry conducting research on it first,” said Jembrana Regent, I Putu […]

Bali Strives to Lure More Chinese Tourists

JAKARTA ~ As more and more high-spending Chinese tourists travel abroad, Indonesia does not want to miss the opportunity of enjoying the share of the Chinese tourist boom. Over the past several years, the world had experienced a sharp, upward trend in overseas travel among the Chinese people. Around 3.62 billion journeys, or 200 million […]

Malaysia in the Big Three Supplying Tourists to Bali

DENPASAR ~ More Malaysians come to Bali and even the country is recorded in the best three suppliers of foreign tourists to the island in early 2014. According to data from Bali Tourism Office, the number of Malaysian tourists who come on holiday to Bali is 33,560 people during January- February 2014 increase 29.31 percent […]

Bali to Host International Biology Olympiad

DENPASAR ~ Bali is appointed to host the International Biology Olympiad on July 6-13, 2014, stated an official from the Education and Cultural Ministry Achmad Jazidie here on Wednesday. Achmad explained that biology has become a sort of “leading” or clumps lead in science study. “There are at least four participants from 65 countries to […]

Bali Police Releases Suspects of Threatening Gov. Case

DENPASAR ~ Bali Police finally granted the request from the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, to release four suspects for alleged threats against him by writing on a banner, on Saturday. The four suspects were identified as IMAJ (25), SME (25), IWS (22) and IWT allegedly involved in put up a banner with the […]

23 Thousands Campaign Props in Bali Violating

DENPASAR ~ The Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) noted at least 23 thousand campaign props installation in Bali province have violated the rules. “From approximately 34 thousand props installed in Bali by the legislative candidates and the party carrying them, as many as 23 thousand of them breaking the rules,” said a member of Bali Province […]

Need Effort to Dredge Lake in Bali

DENPASAR ~ Head of the Bali Provincial Develop-ment Planning, Putu Astawa said, a number of lakes that become clean water reservoirs and irrigation need to be dredged in order to avoid siltation and the water level overflows during the rainy season. “The overflowing water of Lake Batur that has occurred since two months ago is […]