INDONESIA AND PARAGUAY: New Prospects for a Greater Partnership

By Peter Tase On November 29th, 2014, Paraguay will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic relations with the Republic of Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest nation with over 252 million people and one of the N – 11 Economies and together with Paraguay is also a memberof the Group of Eleven […]

Two people fight each other used thorny pandanus leaf at the Mekaré tradition or pandanus war in Dauh Tukad Tenganan Village, Karangasem, Bali, on Tuesday. The tradition was a series of local residents’ prayers as a form of honor to the God Indra or the God of War as well as the God of Prosperity.   Photograph […]

1,322 Kites Ready to Compete in Bali

DENPASAR ~ A total of 1,322 kites in Bali are ready to compete in the annual event that is held on 18 to 20 July 2014 in Padanggalak Beach, Sanur, Denpasar. “The kite competition will be held as many as seven series in which in each series will be held for one hour,” said Vice […]

Bali Governor Hopes a Better Image of Bali to Chinese

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika expected to improve the Bali’s tourism image to Chinese people following the plan of opening China consulate office on the island. “So far, there are cases in which the image of Bali tourism looks bad to China due to actions of some unscrupulous travel agents who sell a […]

Israeli Military Action Must Be Immediately Stopped

JAKARTA ~ Israeli military attacks that have claimed civilian lives in Gaza Strip, Palestine, must immediately be put to an end, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday. “Indonesia has underlined four principles to create peace and security in Gaza. First, Israeli military action must be immediately stopped,” he said at the commemoration of the […]

River Silting Disrupt Agriculture

NEGARA ~ Siltation of river in Jembrana Regency as a result of inconsiderate waste dumping done by the residents around the river, has been disrupting the supply of water for agriculture. “The impact of the river silting due to the garbage, not only flooding and disease, but also affects the flow of water for agriculture,” […]

Japanese Tourist Enthralled by Balinese Arts Performs at Art Festival

JAKARTA ~ During her foremost visit, 25-year-old Japanese citizen, Emiko Nakai, was interested in Balinese arts and culture alike any other tourist visiting Dewata Island for the first time. However, her love for Balinese arts and culture has deepened over the course of time. “After I learnt about Balinese arts and culture in detail, I […]

Tourist Arrivals in Bali Exceed Target

DENPASAR ~ The number of foreign tourists in the world-renowned tourist destination of Bali is expected to exceed the government-set target of 3.5 million for this year, an observer said. “Bali has so far been the favorite tourist destination for international tourists because of its spectacular natural scenery and attractive culture,” tourism observer and practitioner […]