A number of children reading a book in the library in conjunction with the Rare Festival in Denpasar, Bali, on Thursday. The festival held for the first time involving about 1,200 children aged 3-15 years filled with a variety of activities for education, arts and culture and the development of children’s creativity. Read full story […]

Bali holds Rare Bali Festival, Showcases Children Arts Event

DENPASAR ~ Penggak Men Mersi Puri Kesiman House of Culture supported by Denpasar city government held Rare (kids) Bali Festival, which showcases a variety of arts events involving children, on August 7-18, 2014. “A cultural parade featured children involving about 1,200 people, which is opened by IX Military Commander Major General Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, Denpasar […]

Narcotics Agency of Bali Vigilant towards New Type of Drugs

DENPASAR ~ National Narcotics Agency (BNN) of Bali Province is vigilant of new type of synthetic drugs discovery in the form of powder and liquid as many as 261 types developing rapidly in Indonesia. “In Indonesia there are 261 new types of drugs found. However, in Bali itself, there are two new types found, they […]

BTCI Asks Local Government to Control Cigarette Advertisement

DENPASAR ~ Chairman of the Bali Tobacco Control Initiative (BTCI) Made Kerta Duana asked regional and city governments in Bali to seriously control cigarette advertising billboards in accordance with the spirit of Local Regulation about Smoke Free Zone (KTR). “Local governments should seriously discipline the cigarette advertising billboard, because Bali has had KTR regulation,” he […]

Mangrove Forest in Nusa Lembongan Dredged Up

SEMARAPURA ~ A number of mangrove forests in Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida Island Klungkung regency, Bali is dredged using heavy equipment for the location of the boat dock without obtaining a license from the relevant agency. Klungkung Regent, Suwirta, who returned to his hometown to Ceningan Island, Nusa Penida, on Sunday, found heavy equipment of […]

Legislator Asks Local Government to Firmly Enforce Spatial Layout Plan Regulation

DENPASAR ~ Vice Chairman of Commission I DPRD Bali, Gusti Putu Widjera, asked the provincial, regional and city government to strictly enforce the Provincial Spatial Layout Plan (RTRWP) regulation for the construction of hotels and similar types of accommodation that violate beach line. “Local governments should be firm to investors that violate these rules. We […]

Invalidation of Citizenship of Indonesians Supporting ISIS Demanded

JAKARTA ~ The Muhammadiyah Youth organization urged the government to declare invalid the citizenship of Indonesians supporting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). There were 20 Indonesians, former terrorist convicts, had reportedly left for Iraq to join ISIS. “Firm measure is necessary to prevent them from returning to Indonesia to spread their ideology,” Saleh […]

Pastika Demands Titab Reservoir to be developed as Tourism Attraction

SINGARAJA ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika wanted Titab Reservoir in Buleleng Regency can be developed as tourism object with the addition of periodic appearance of attractions. Pastika, on the sidelines of his visit to the reservoir in Singaraja, on Thursday said that addition tourist attractions and cultural performances will certainly make the reservoir very […]