Three Regencies in Bali Included in Red Zone of Public Services

DENPASAR ~ Most of public service work units (SKPD) in three regencies in Bali are included in the red zone with a very low level of service. Head of the Bali Provincial Ombudsman Representative, Umar Ibnu Alkhatab, in Denpasar, on Tuesday said the three districts are Tabanan, Gianyar and Karangasem as surveys of public services […]

175 Hotels in Badung Has Not Been Registered as Taxpayers

MANGUPURA ~ Head of Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPK) Representative of Bali, Didik Krisyanto, revealed that there are 175 of 2,111 units of hotel, tourist lodge and restaurant in Badung regency has not been registered as a taxpayer (WP) due to weak of surveillance systems. “The numbers are obtained based on the results of […]

Persotab Evaluates Sarbagita Carrying Foreign Tourists

DENPASAR ~ Chairman of Bali Taxi Driver Association (Persotab) Ketut Witra requested an evaluation and review by the provincial government about Trans Sarbagita bus that carried foreign tourists, while that public transport is subsidized from regional budget. “We are wondering about the existence of that public transport which is subsidized by the government for local […]

Farmers’ Income Equals with Beggars

DENPASAR ~ Income of farmers who are united in traditional irrigation agriculture organization (Subak) in Bali is very alarming, perhaps only equal to the income of a beggar on highway. “Farmers who own and cultivate one hectare of rice fields produce 3 million per month, while a beggar could reach Rp.100,000  per day, or also […]

Tourism Is Not Yet Affected by the Rising of Fuel Price

DENPASAR ~ Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of Bali Jaya Susila said the price hike of premium and diesel fuel will not have a significant impact on the economy and tourism. “The impact of the fuel price on tourism in Bali has not seen significant,” said Jaya […]

Water Police of Karangasem Foiled Turtle Smuggling

AMLAPURA ~ Water Police of Karangasem Police foiled smuggling of 51 endangered sea turtles around the sea of Kubu, east Bali. Tens of protected green turtles were brought from Madura, East Java transported by boat with six crews. The attempt of the smuggling was done on Wednesday and after the foil, currently stin in further […]

Transportation Ministry Expects Bali to make Feasibility Study on Train

DENPASAR ~ Ministry of Transportation expected Bali Provincial Government to draw up its own feasibility study (FS) related to the plan to build a railway system in that area. “We hope that Bali provincial government could make its FS due to cultural factors in Bali was very special,” said Secretary General of Railway of Ministry […]

Public Transport Driver Complaining Rates

NEGARA ~ Drivers of public transport in Jembrana complained passenger fares, which are difficult to adjust following the hike of fuel price. “When fuel price goes up, officially public transport fares also increased. But the reality passengers often do not want to pay according to the new charges,” said one dirver in Negara Bus Sation, […]