Customs officers weighed an evidence of 1,54 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine brought by South Africans, Stephen Henry Lubbe at the Customs Office Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, on Friday. The methamphetamine carried inside his luggage on a flight from Hong Kong to Denpasar. Photograph: The Bali Times/ANT

Corby Finally Walks Free on Parole after Years in Jail

KUTA ~ Schapelle Leigh Corby, finally walked free under a parole on Monday morning from a Bali jail where she had spent two thirds of her prison term for drug smuggling. Corby, 36, from Queensland, Australia, walked out of Kerobokan prison in Denpasar at 8 AM local time, Monday, 10 February, under heavy police guard. […]

Balinese Dance is in Queue for World Cultural Heritage Proposal

JAKARTA ~ Balinese dance is among four other cultures from Indonesia that is proposed to UNESCO as the world cultural heritage. Those four national cultural heritages will be proposed to UNESCO one by one starting from 2014. As quoted from Cabinet Secretariat web page, four national cultural heritage that is Taman Mini Indonesia Indah which […]

Bali Gains Success in India’s Tourism Industry

DENPASAR ~ The tourism practitioners in Bali stated that tourists from India are increasing. “Increasing number of Indian tourists to Bali means that the tourism promotion once conducted by the government to India seems to have concrete result,” said tourism practitioner Made Sudana in Denpasar. Nonetheless, he suggested that tourism marketing to overseas should be […]

BNN Urges Prosecutor Office not to put Drugs Addicts in Prison

GIANYAR ~ The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) of Gianyar Regency, Bali, urged prosecutor office not to imprison drug addicts. “We provide advocacy for the addict to avoid jail, but rehabilitation,” said Chief BNN Gianyar, I Made Pastika, on the sidelines of socialization of Prevention, Eradication, Abuse and Drugs Distribution (P4GN) program on Wednesday. He argued […]

Satpol PP Closes Some Villas in Gianyar

GIANYAR ~ Civil Service Police Unit (Satpol PP) closed a number of villas in Jalan Babakan, Gianyar Regency, Bali, because hose villas did not have permit documents, on Wednesday. “We directly seal those villas because there are no operating permits,” said the Head of Peace and Order Operational of Satpol PP Gianyar regency, I Wayan […]

Bali Governor Rejects Tobacco Exhibition

DENPASAR ~ The governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, has threatened to close the international tobacco and smoking accessories exhibition if it continues to be held on the island on February 27-28. “We will close it. How dare they violate it (regulation),” he said after attending an event for collecting aid supplies for natural disaster […]

C151 Luxury Villas Hosts Travel Agents Evening

SEMINYAK ~ C151 Smart Villas hosted a Cocktail Evening for current partners and potential local and international tour & travel agents on Friday, the 7th of February 2014. The gathering, which was attended by forty well respected agents, was a show of appreciation for the long term relationship, between C151 and its loyal agents, both […]