When Housewives Scream for Garlic

Shallots and garlic have been the main ingredients for many of Indonesian cuisines. Almost every dish is served with these famous herbs to enrich the flavor of almost every Indonesian dining table. Lately, the ordinarily famous herbs went scarce in the Indonesian markets, and the price was skyrocketing from Rp20 thousand per kilogram to about […]

No More Child Marriage

The fate of a fourteen years old Balinese girl, NJA, is so tragic. The girl who is from Bangli was deceived by Wayan Cidra (40) so they were involved in a sexual intercourse. Although finally she married to the man, the law process is still unclear. Hopefully, that condition is not happened to other children […]

New Airport to Establish at Kubutambahan

SINGARAJA Location of new airport construction at North Bali is appointed at Kubutambahan, Buleleng regency due to the result of proper test done by the Transportation Ministry. “Out of three locations, finally the Transportation Ministry decides that the new airport location is Kubutambahan,” Buleleng Regent Putu Agus Suradnyana said. After listening to the explanation from […]

Will Bali Have a New Airport?

Some parties representing Balinese exclaimed desire to have a new airport in the area with aim to improve its economics matters. After Bali Province government exposed issue to construct a new airport in North Bali or exactly in Buleleng regency, some days ago some people in Karangasem argued to have the new airport in East […]

Doubts about the Ceasing Cold War between Bali Governor and Vice Governor?

A number of people and communities suspect that “cold war” has occurred between Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika with Vice Governor AA Ngurah Puspayoga. The indication of the cold war, appeared from the lack of communication between the two top officials in Paradise island. But the cold war that thought by many parties was refuted […]

Democracy Decorum

How strange it is that Bali hosts an annual forum about democracy when it is an island that is far from being democratic. World leaders arrived in Bali this week to chat with host President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono about developing democratic principles globally. Indonesia even waded into the fermenting showdown on the Korean Peninsula this […]

Training Wheels

A railway system for Bali is a great idea. Creating a workable off-road mass transit infrastructure makes sense in the crowded south where the streets are jammed on no particular schedule, or at the behest of some policeman’s whistle or some stupidly parked or broken-down truck. But like everything, assessing a proposal, formulating a plan, […]

A Taxing Haven

Many people are dumbstruck by a central government scheme to charge people coming into Indonesia for bringing small personal items with them. Indeed the plan seems so ludicrous that you would certainly be forgiven for not taking it seriously at all and laughing out loud. But as bizarre and iniquitous as it sounds, the government […]