Pastika Assure US ambassador about Bali Tourism

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika convinced the US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake that Bali will be a clean and organic tourist destination in the future. “Through programs of ‘Bali Mandara’ that is to realize the island of Bali into Organic and Green Province, one day it will be the most desirable destination […]

Government Optimistic of Luring 12 Million Tourists In 2015

JAKARTA ~ Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has expressed optimism that the number of foreign tourists expected to visit Indonesia in 2015 will reach 12 million. The government has increased its target of foreign tourist arrivals from 10 million to 12 million following a plan to significantly intensify tourism promotion activities, the minister stated here on […]

15 Types Culture in Badung are Almost Extinct

A total of 15 types of culture in Badung, Bali, are almost extinct due to lack of interest of the younger generation to continue the heritage of art and culture, according to Head of Culture Division of Badung, Ida Bagus Anom Basma. “A number of cultures that are almost extinct largely a sacred art that […]

Badung Government Invites Community to Promote Tourism Village

BADUNG ~ Government of Badung Regency, Bali, invites public to participate in promoting the tourist village to increase the number of tourists visiting the area. “This promotion is done to equally spread tourism development between the Southern and Northern parts of Badung,” said Head of Tourism Badung Cok Raka Darmawan during the implementation of the […]

Bali Designs Agricultural Insurance This Year

Bali Provincial Government is designing agricultural insurance program that will be started in Badung Regency as a pilot program in 2015. “This year we start the agricultural insurance in Badung as a pilot project,” said Head of the Provincial Agriculture Office of Bali Ida Bagus Wisnuardana in Denpasar on Monday. According to him, per hectare, […]

Government Sets Target to Attract 4 Million International Tourists

JAKARTA ~ The Indonesian government is targeting to lure 4 million international tourists to enjoy its maritime tourism sites for the period between 2015 and 2019. “We are targeting to attract 4 million foreign tourists to enjoy our maritime attractions. For 2015, we are targeting to draw 1.3 million tourists to Indonesia,” Tourism Minister Arief […]

Tourists Opt For Elephant Rides at Borobudur Temple

MAGELANG ~ Elephant rides are a favorite among both domestic and foreign tourists visiting Borobudur Temple, the world’s largest Buddhist Temple, located in Magelang, Central Java Province. Five elephants are ready to entertain the tourists interested in riding them to tour Borobudur Temple or just around Lumbini Park, Aryono Hendro Malyanto of the Borobudur Temple […]

Angklung Performance at Asia-Africa Conference Eyes World Record

Mayor of Bandung city, West Java, Ridwan Kamil said an angklung performance at the 60th commemoration of the Asia-Africa Conference at Bandung in April 2015 will hopefully set a new world record. “God willing, 20 thousand angklung players will perform at the event. I hope it will set a new world record for angklung performance,” […]