Australian Women Joining is Foreign Fighters: Minister

SYDNEY ~ Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said Saturday, enticed by the “false glamour” of the organisation. “At an earlier time, perhaps even six months ago, we were concerned almost entirely about young men,” Brandis said, […]

Chinese Tourism Marketing Website Names Bali Best Travel Destination

JAKARTA ~ A well-known tourism marketing website in China, Ctrip, named Bali the best tourist destination at the Top 10 Best Tourist Destinations Network Selection and Award Ceremony. “During the event, Ctrip presented two awards to Bali, the Best Island Tourist Destination Award and the Best Overseas Tourism City Award. We hope these awards increase […]

World Cultural Heritage Sites in Bali Can Boost Tourism

DENPASAR ~ The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) including tourist destinations in Bali to the list of world cultural heritage sites could boost tourism in Indonesia, especially in Bali. “The tourist destinations will be promoted the world over. This has the potential to attract tourists, which can, in turn, improve the welfare […]

Jokowi Rejects Australian Drug Convict`s Request For Pardon

DENPASAR ~ President Joko Widodo rejected the clemency petition filed by Australian inmate Andrew Chan (31), who was convicted on drug charges and is serving a death penalty. The presidential decision to that effect was received by the district court of Denpasar on Thursday. “I received presidential decree number 9/10 of 2015 at 1.20 p.m.,” […]

Foreigners Working in Bali Reach 1,800 People

DENPASAR ~ Deptartment of Manpower and Transmigration (depnakertrans) of Bali, I Gusti Agung  Sudarsana said foreign workers who work on the island is around 1,800 people. “They work in private companies, mostly in the tourism sector,” he said in Denpasar on Wednesday. He said to keep an eye on foreign workers who work on the […]

The Murderer of British Citizens Are Being Shot

DENPASAR ~ Two murder suspects of British citizens, Robert Kevin Ellis (60) arrived in Denpasar, Bali, after being arrested in his hometown in West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. Both suspects are Adolf Malo Rangga and Marthen Ngongo Bili, after landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport directly taken to Trijata Bhayangkara hospital, in Denpasar on Tuesday. […]

Access Road at Ngurah Rai Airport to be Evaluated

DENPASAR ~ Officials from a number of agencies evaluated the access road from Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, to Kuta area within one to two weeks after the refusal from local residents. “We also agreed on the result of the meeting to temporarily open access for one to two weeks ahead while leading a review with […]

Tourist Attractions Should Be Improved

JAKARTA ~ President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called to improve Indonesian tourist attractions and intensify tourism promotion in order to attract more tourists. “We have a huge tourism potential, but the number of tourists is only seven million. This figure is very small as compared to those of neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and […]