2014

A young man stood at the top of pyramid-formed sticks in the Mekotek Tradition, at Munggu village, Badung regency, Bali, on Saturday. Full story here. Photograph by The Bali Times/ANT

Munggu Village Residents Held Mekotek Tradition

BADUNG ~ Hundreds residents of Munggu Village, Badung regency, Bali, held “Mekotek” tradition, on Kuningan Holy Day, on Saturday. “The tradition is carried as a symbol of victory and attempts to reject disasters that occurred in Munggu village decades ago,” said Chief of Munggu customary village, I Made Rai Sujana. That tradition is followed by […]

President Election Expected to be an Interesting Event for Tourists in Bali

DENPASAR ~ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of Bali Province expected that the 2014 Presidential Election to be an event that is interesting to foreign tourists. “Hopefully, the Presidential Election becomes main attraction. Moreover, if it manages to be a great event, it is possible that in the next five years even tourists will […]

Governor of Bali Urges the Curbing of Illegal Travel Agent

DENPASAR ~ Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, urged to do immediate control of a travel agency (BPW) that are still operating illegally on the island because it can damage the image of tourism. “We are sometimes too easy going, it is time to be decisive. Those illegal ones must be closed and caught the […]

Indonesia, Australia to Settle Problems of Asylum Seekers, Wiretapping

JAKARTA ~ Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will meet in Batam on Wednesday to settle the asylum seeker and wiretapping issues that often strained relations between the two countries. “The strategic relations between the two countries are often constrained due to the asylum seeker and wiretapping issues. The meeting […]

Udayana Commander of Military Expects Bali to be Model of Democracy

DENPASAR ~ Commander of Regional Military Command IX/ Udayana Maj. Gen. Wisnu Bawa Tenaya expects Bali to be model of peaceful democracy in the election of Indonesia’s President and Vice President in 2014. “We have to keep the implementation of the presidential election running peacefully so that Bali becomes a model of democracy,” he said […]

Narcotics Agency Monitors Drugs Distribution Ahead of Holiday Season

KUTA ~ Bali Provincial Narcotics Agency (BNP) will oversee drugs trafficking ahead of the long holiday season because it is judged to be the momentum for the syndicate distributing the illicit goods. “It could be by looking at the momentum of a long holiday, the drug can be easily distributed,” said Head of BNP Bali, […]

Irrigation Water in Bali Shared for Other Needs

DENPASAR ~ An observer of agricultural matters of Udayana University, Prof Dr Wayan Windia, judged that irrigation water in Bali now starts to be divided for the needs of making bottled water, PDAM (water company) main water resource, tourism and other factory needs. “Irrigation water for agricultural needs whose channels through residential area now contain […]