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Japanese Tourist Enthralled by Balinese Arts Performs at Art Festival

JAKARTA ~ During her foremost visit, 25-year-old Japanese citizen, Emiko Nakai, was interested in Balinese arts and culture alike any other tourist visiting Dewata Island for the first time. However, her love for Balinese arts and culture has deepened over the course of time. “After I learnt about Balinese arts and culture in detail, I […]

Tourist Arrivals in Bali Exceed Target

DENPASAR ~ The number of foreign tourists in the world-renowned tourist destination of Bali is expected to exceed the government-set target of 3.5 million for this year, an observer said. “Bali has so far been the favorite tourist destination for international tourists because of its spectacular natural scenery and attractive culture,” tourism observer and practitioner […]

Governor of Bali Invites Students to Model Ngurah Rai

Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, asked the students to follow the personality and spirit of heroism from I Gusti Ngurah Rai as a preparation to face the competition of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. “As a student of University of Ngurah Rai, you have to be careful because this campus bears the popular, […]

Mahendra Mangku Presents Artworks at Tony Raka Gallery

Yogyakarta’s Indonesian Institute of the Arts’ alumnus, Made Mahendra Mangku’s, 30-meter-long and 50-centimeter-wide work of art will be part of his solo show at Tony Raka Gallery, Gianyar, on July 18-August 18, 2014. “The work of the memorial footage canvas is one of the 25 paintings in the exhibition titled, ‘Interior Journey’,” the curator Arif […]

Tabanan Government Encourages Processing Coconut Shell into Briquettes

Government of Tabanan Regency, Bali, encouraged its people to process coconut shells into charcoal briquettes that can increase the income, especially in Tanah Lot. “This pile of young coconut shells trash can be processed into briquettes that have a selling value and can increase the income of the people in this Beraban village, Tabanan,” said […]

Indonesia Seeking to Become Global Hub of Muslim Fashion: Minister

BATAM ~ Indonesia has a target of becoming a global hub of Muslim fashion by 2020, together with the growing Muslim fashion industry, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said. “Indonesia is seeking to become a global hub of the Muslim fashion industry by 2020,” she said on Friday. The domestic Muslim fashion […]

Governor of Bali Worries about the Narrowing of Lake Buyan

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika deeply concerned about damage to the environment and the narrowing of Lake Buyan in Buleleng so it needs immediate action to address these issues. “Lake Buyan getting narrower, I think because there are deliberate factors to use it bits by bits for agriculture,” he said on the sidelines […]

Cigarette Packets to Bear Images Warning of Smoking Dangers

TANGERANG ~ Starting Tuesday, all cigarette packets must bear images instead of only words so far to warn people about the dangers of smoking, Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi stated here on Monday. “Starting tomorrow, the warning about the dangers of smoking that has so far been printed in words on every packet of cigarette must […]