Govt of Klungkung to Hold Nusa Penida Festival

SEMARAPURA ~ Government of Klungkung Regency plans to hold Nusa Penida Festival to attract tourists to the island. “We plan to hold the event on June 2, 2014,” said Head of Department of Culture and Tourism of Klungkung, Wayan Sujana, in Semarapura, on Tuesday. The event will be centered in Nusa Lembongan and will involve […]

Bali Customs Foils Bid to Smuggle 1,540 Grams of Methamphetamine

KUTA ~ Customs officers at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,540 grams of methamphetamine into the island by a South African national. “There are indications showing he may be part of a Nigerian international syndicate,” Chief of Customs Office for Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Rahmat Subagio told reporters here […]

US will Respect Outcome of Indonesian Upcoming Election

JAKARTA ~ The United States will respect the result of Indonesias April 2014 election, the US Secretary of State John Kerry stated here on Monday, during a press conference with Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa. “Indonesia is an important partner for the United States. But, it is up to the Indonesian people to choose […]

Kuta to be Designed Based on Disaster Mitigation

KUTA ~ The Detail Plan of Layout (RDTR) of Kuta District, Bali, is designed based on disaster mitigation and be active on possibility of disaster happening in the area. “The topography of Kuta District is flat and some of its elevation is lower than the highest sea level that causes Kuta is prone to tidal […]

One More Missing Japanese Diver to Find

JAKARTA ~ One of the two Japanese divers who were still missing in Nusa Lembongan Sea around Bali Island has been found dead by the Search and Research (SAR) team, namely Ritsuko Miyata (58). Head of SAR Denpasar, Bali, Didi Hamzar said that one of the two missing female divers from Japan had been found […]

US Citizen Found Dead in Bali, Investigators Question Three Witnesses

DENPASAR ~ The Police of Bali provincial region of Denpasar Timur has been investigating the death of a US citizen in his residence in Jalan Banteng here. “We are still investigating the cause of death. We are not sure yet about the motive behind the murder,” Police of Denpasar Timur Chief Commisioner Ikhwan Lazuardi asserted […]

Customary Figures Meet the Regent Talking about Traffic Jam in Ubud

GIANYAR ~ A number of customary village figures met Gianyar Regent Anak Agung Gde Agung Bharata to discuss the traffic congestion problem in Ubud, on Tuesday. The customary village figures who are members of Ubud Customary Village Communication Forum (FKDPU) asked the Regent of Gianyar to provide authority to overcome traffic congestion in one of […]

Tanjung Benoa Reclamation Should Consider Balinese Culture

DENPASAR ~ The planned reclamation of Tanjung Benoa in the island resort of Bali should take the local culture into account, according to a member of Democratic Party Advisory Board, Hayono Isman. “Bali government should not be in a hurry to start the Tanjung Benoa reclamation process before seriously taking the local culture into account,” […]