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1,322 Kites Ready to Compete in Bali

DENPASAR ~ A total of 1,322 kites in Bali are ready to compete in the annual event that is held on 18 to 20 July 2014 in Padanggalak Beach, Sanur, Denpasar. “The kite competition will be held as many as seven series in which in each series will be held for one hour,” said Vice […]

Bali Governor Hopes a Better Image of Bali to Chinese

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika expected to improve the Bali’s tourism image to Chinese people following the plan of opening China consulate office on the island. “So far, there are cases in which the image of Bali tourism looks bad to China due to actions of some unscrupulous travel agents who sell a […]

Israeli Military Action Must Be Immediately Stopped

JAKARTA ~ Israeli military attacks that have claimed civilian lives in Gaza Strip, Palestine, must immediately be put to an end, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday. “Indonesia has underlined four principles to create peace and security in Gaza. First, Israeli military action must be immediately stopped,” he said at the commemoration of the […]

Two Camps of Presidential Candidates Express Optimism

JAKARTA ~ Since having cast their votes at polling stations during the presidential election, the two camps of presidential candidates are optimistic that they can win this contest. “We hope that the election runs smoothly, securely, and peacefully, and there is no fraud and intimidation,” Prabowo Subianto remarked after casting his vote at a polling […]

Balinese Dance Expected To Get UNESCO Recognition

DENPASAR ~ The Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) is expected to propose Balinese dance to receive recognition from UNESCO. “In proposing to get the international recognition, each country is only allowed to propose one dance,” said Advisor of the Minister of Education and Culture of International Cooperation Unit, I […]

Bali Gov Hopes Elected President to Pay Attention on Security in Bali

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika asked the elected president candidate in the 2014 presidential election to continue to pay attention to security aspects on the island so that tourism in the region continues to run well. According to Mangku Pastika, Bali depending on the service sector, especially tourism and agriculture, is particularly vulnerable […]

Australian Man Found Hanging in His Bali Home

BANDUNG ~ An Australian man was found hanging in his house in Dalung residence of Badung District, Bali, on Saturday. Thomas Rick Michael (34) was found lifeless by his wife Restu Wilujeng at 7.39 am local time in their rented house in Banjar Dukuh, Dalung Village, North Kuta, Badung District. The couple was watching television […]

AP Proposes Route to Kuta Not Passing through Airport

KUTA ~ PT Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai International Airport suggested that the route to Kuta, precisely on Jalan Ngurah Rai do not pass the road at the airport because it creates traffic jam. “We expect the way to Kuta do not passing through the airport, for the road from ‘Harris’ should be one lane […]