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 […]

Australian Citizen Deported after Completing Jail Sentence

DENPASAR An Australian citizen, Joshua Ronald Terellick, will be deported to his country after serving two months and 15 days jail sentence following his conviction in a case related to a road accident that claimed the lives of a Balinese citizen. Putu Agus Ardiana (22), a resident of Banjar Cica Abianbase village in Badung District, […]

Number of British Tourists Visiting Bali Up By 28.82%

DENPASAR Bali provincial tourism office has noted that the number of British travelers visiting Bali rose by 28.82 percent, with the maximum number of foreign tourists visiting Bali in October 2015. “This is very encouraging for Bali’s tourism sector at a time when economic growth has been less favorable,” Bali tourism observer Made Sudana said […]

AirAsia Indonesia Clinched Best National Airline at Bali International Customer Satisfaction Award 2015

SEMINYAK AirAsia Indonesia is named Best National Airline at the prestigious Bali International Customer Satisfaction Award (BICSA) 2015 in Denpasar. AirAsia Indonesia Station Manager in Bali Garry Stefiano Wulyardhi represented the airline to receive the accolade during the awarding night at Harris Kuta Bali on Sunday. Bali International Customer Satisfaction Award (BICSA) was initiated by […]