Flash Floods Destroy Tens of Houses in Gerokgak

SINGARAJA Flash floods destroyed tens of houses in two villages in Gerokgak Sub-district, Buleleng District, Bali Province, on Sunday. Tens of families fled to safer areas as the floods swept away their houses, Gerokgak Sub-district Head Putu Ariadi Pribadi said. “The flooding is triggered by incessant heavy rains that have fallen since Saturday afternoon,” Pribadi […]

Denpasar Customs Officials Confiscate Methamphetamine in Postal Parcels

DENPASAR Officials of Customs and Excise of Denpasar chapter’s office in Bali confiscated a hundred grams of methamphetamine which was being smuggled in two postal parcels sent from abroad, an official stated. Head of the Supervisory and Services division of Denpasar Customs and Excises office, Mohamad Saptari made the remarks here on Tuesday, adding that […]

Bali Eyes More Chinese Tourists in 2016

DENPASAR Bali’s Association of Travel Bureaus (Asita Bali) is optimistic of witnessing a surge in the number Chinese tourists visiting Bali in 2016. Direct flights from Chinese cities to Bali Island could help increase the number of Chinese tourist arrivals, Chairman of Asita Bali I Ketut Ardana stated here, Monday. On January 12, 2016, Garuda […]

Three Suicide Bombers Reportedly Blow Themselves Up in Jakarta

JAKARTA Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near a police post in the Jakarta Theatre Building at MH Thamrin Boulevard, Central Jakarta, on Thursday morning, according to an eye witness. The first and second explosions occurred in the Starbucks coffee shop at around 10:40 a.m. local time, Tri Feranto, a security officer of Bank Mandiri […]

Kuta Tourist Area Needs Reform and Management

DENPASAR The tourist region of Kuta, in the Indonesian island resort of Bali, in 2016 needs reform and management in various supporting sectors such as traffic management and environmental hygiene, according to tourism practitioner Nyoman Sarjana. “The Kuta tourist area will face a great challenge in the future because from year to year the traffic […]

Bali Selected as World’s Best Island

JAKARTA Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said he was proud of Bali for being selected as one of the world’s best islands by the US Travel+Leisure Magazine at the end of 2015. “I am very proud of Bali for being selected as one of the world’s best islands,” the minister said here several day ago. Based […]

Australian Minister Resigns Over Hong Kong Bar Incident

SYDNEY/ANTARA/AFP An Australian government minister resigned Tuesday after admitting to an “error of professional judgement” while at a Hong Kong bar with a female public servant. Jamie Briggs was forced to stand down as Minister for Cities and Built Environment after the woman raised questions about his behaviour during the late-night outing. Briggs would not […]

Chili Festival Introduces the Spicy Sambal Sauces of Bali

GIANYAR Bali Safari & Marine Park once again played an active role in spicing up daily life in Bali by hosting the 6th Annual Chili Festival. Held on December 26 – 27, 2015, at the Bale Banjar Area of the Bali Safari Park, the two-day event was dedicated to the proposition that “some like it hot” and was […]

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