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Bali Police Continues Search for Missing Australian Tourist

DENPASAR ~ Bali Police is still searching for an Australian tourist who reportedly went missing since two weeks ago and there were no signs hinting to his disappearance. “We are still searching for the missing Australian tourist, and we still have not found any signs of him,” Nusa Penida Police Chief Police Commissioner Nyoman Suarsika […]

Tourism Minister Should be Able to Boost Foreign Tourist Arrivals

DENPASAR ~ The government of President-elect Joko Widodo should appoint the right person with requisite skills to take charge of the Tourism Ministry, stated Bali tourism observer Ida Bagus Surakusuma. Ida remarked here on Thursday that the minister of tourism for the government of Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, and Jusuf Kalla (Jokowi-JK government) […]

Denpasar to Hold Denpasar Festival

DENPASAR ~ Denpasar City again to hold its annual festival that will be held at the end of the year. The 7th Denpasar Festival (Denfest) will take Art, Mart, Smart as the theme. Head of Public Relation and Protocol of Denpasar, Ida Bagus Rahoela in Denpasar on Tuesday, said, various Denpasar people’s creativity  will fill […]

Australia Rejects UN Criticism of “Human Rights Violations”

SYDNEY ~ Australia Tuesday rejected United Nations criticism that its treatment of asylum-seekers was “leading to a chain of human rights violations” with Canberra saying abuses in Syria and Iraq were worse. New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Zeid al-Hussein used his inaugural speech Monday to slam Australia’s offshore processing of asylum-seekers […]

Denpasar Police Adds CCTV at Jails

DENPASAR ~ Denpasar City Police added CCTV in the local jails since police found prisoner storing drugs. “We multiply the CCTV to avoid the incidence of drug stored in the jails,” said the Head of Denpasar Police, Commissioner of Police Djoko Hariutomo in Denpasar on Wednesday. He said that the number of CCTV was increased  […]

Clean Water Crisis Yet to be Resolved

NEGARA ~ Clean water crisis that hit three areas in Yehembang village, Jembrana has not been resolved, so that some people are still taking water from irrigation canals. “We’ve been trying to take water from reservoirs owned by water companies, but since the flow only in a short time, it is not enough for all […]

Bali`s 3.5 Million-Tourist Target Reasonable: Observer

DENPASAR ~ Tourism industry observer Tjok Gede Agung considered the target of 3.5 million tourists expected to visit Bali in 2015 as reasonable. “Bali Island is still a major tourist destination for foreigners holidaying in Indonesia,” he said here on Saturday. During the first seven months of 2014, about two million tourists had visited Bali, […]

Bali’s Growing Tourism Industry Should Not Harm Environment: Jokowi

DENPASAR ~ The growing tourism industry in Bali should not harm the environment and cultures, stated President elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “I hope that the development of the tourism sector will not damage the local environment and culture,” Jokowi recently noted here. Jokowi also expressed hope that Bali will continue to remain a first-class tourism […]