Two tourists carried green turtle (Chelonia mydas) that previously seized by the police from smuggling, to be released at Kuta Beach, Bali, on Wednesday. A total of 12 green turtles and hawksbill turtles smuggled from Sumbawa to Bali, which then released back into the ocean as well as a tourist attraction for tourists. The Bali […]

Denpasar Immigration Deport 22 Foreigners due to Permit Violations

DENPASAR ~ Immigration Office Class I Denpasar, Bali, during the period 2013-2014 has deported 22 foreigners who violate immigration permit during 2013-2014. “We have a team of surveillance and immigration enforcement for monitoring activities on foreigners,” said the Head of Immigration Office Class I Denpasar, BambangWisnu Wardana, in Denpasar on Tuesday. According to him, dozens […]

Tourism Area Must Beneficial for Balinese

DENPASAR ~ Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali, Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya, wanted some attractions on the island has the status as a National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) to give benefit to local communities. “KSPN is important to reform the tourist areas, not just the physical part but also the impact […]

Monks from Various Countries Join Waisak Celebration In Borobudur Temple

MAGELANG ~ A number of monks from various countries including India, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand, attended Waisak celebration in Borobudur Temple, on Wednesday. Around 120 monks started the procession from Liong Hok Bio Temple located in the south of Magelang City’s square, Central Java, Monk Bante Wong Shin Labiko […]

Papuan Leader Says Netherlands Created OPM to Oppose Indonesia

JAKARTA ~ A Papuan community leader, Nicolaas Jouwe, said the Netherland’s officers created the Free Papua Movement (OPM) in 1965, to oppose Indonesia and disturb the security of eastern Indonesia’s territory. “I am a leader of the National Liberation Council of West Papua. I am not OPM’s member. In fact, OPM was created by Netherland’s […]

Besan Village to be Projected as Tourism Village

SEMARAPURA ~ Klungkung Regent, Nyoman Suwirta, projected Besan Village as a pilot project of tourism village in the region. “With the temple, it is now how we can make it later as a spiritual tourist village,” he said when met face to face with the people (simakrama) in Besan Village, Dawan district, Klungkung regency, Bali. […]

Indonesia Invites Foreign Investment in Forestry, Ecotourism Sectors

JAKARTA ~ The Indonesian government has invited foreign investors to develop the forestry, marine and fishery sectors, including ecotourism, as per Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 39/2014 signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on April 23, 2014. The forestry business lines are allowed to have foreign investment reaching a maximum of 51 percent of the total […]

Bali to be Oriented to Serve Qualified Foreign Tourists

DENPASAR ~ Bali Tourism observer, Ida Bagus Surakusuma reminded the components of tourism, especially travel agency (BPW) on the island to be more oriented to serve high quality travelers who have more money to enjoy a vacation to this region. “It’s important, so that the increase of foreign tourists visiting Bali is able to have […]