2014

Bali offers visitors plenty of options for accommodation fitting with their needs and budget.

The villa is so far one of the most comfortable and enjoyable way to stay in Bali. Balinese market keeps developing its offer and thanks to a wide range of Villas, the island’s guests will find the best option to meet with their expectations. The available Villas are ranging from typical houses with wooden bungalows […]

Some tourist watched Ngelawang performance held in Seminyak, Badung Regency, Bali. Ngelawang on Galungan and Kuningan holy day has become an adorable attraction especially when performed in tourism area such as Seminyak and Kuta. Full story here. Photograph by The Bali Times/Juliyus

Ngelawang, a Special Tradition to Celebrate Galungan and Kuningan Holy Day

SEMINYAK ~ Galungan and Kuningan holy day have always been a special day for Balinese, not just for it is a great holy day to celebrate, but also there are interesting rituals and tradition held at this holy day. One of those traditions is Ngelawang. Ngelawang is a unique tradition in Bali that is held […]

British Woman Found Dead in Ubud, Murderer Arrested in Jakarta

GIANYAR ~ Perpetrator of the murder of a British tourist, Anne Marie Kathryn Drozdz (52) with initial H, was arrested with the cooperation of Bali Police officers and City Police in Jakarta. “The perpetrator has been arrested in Jakarta,” said Bali Police Chief, Inspector General Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu, in Tampaksiring, Gianyar regency, on Saturday. […]

Bali to Gain from Political Condition in Thailand: GIPI

DENPASAR ~ The Indonesian Association of Tourism Industries (GIPI) of Bali said the country’s tourist island would gain from the unfavorable political condition after the military takeover of power in Thailand. Most of the foreign tourists would change their destination from Thailand to Bali, GIPI chairman Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya said here on Monday. “Bali […]

Screening Of Passengers from Malaysia, China Increased Over Narcotics Smuggling

TANGGERANG ~ The customs service of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport will increase screening of passengers arriving from China and Malaysia following a surge in the number of narcotics smuggling cases through the airport. Head of Customs Service Okto Irianto stated here on Tuesday that flights from the two countries will be given special attention by customs […]

Former Rector of Hindu Institute Threaten for 20 Years Imprisonment

DENPASAR ~ Former Rector of the Institute of Hindu Dharma (IHDN) Denpasar, Prof. Made Titib, is threatened a 20-years prison sentence for alleged corruption worth Rp1.2 billion in the procurement of goods and services in 2011. “The suspect is charged against Law on Eradication of Corruption with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison,” […]

Bali Sets Up 58 Rabies Prevention Centers

DENPASAR ~ The Bali provincial administration has set up at least 58 rabies prevention centers in several districts and cities in Bali to avoid the increase of rabies cases on the island. “We have prepared 58 rabies unit centers for the people to handle the dog bite in Bali,” the head of the Environment Restructure […]