Bali`s 3.5 Million-Tourist Target Reasonable: Observer

DENPASAR ~ Tourism industry observer Tjok Gede Agung considered the target of 3.5 million tourists expected to visit Bali in 2015 as reasonable. “Bali Island is still a major tourist destination for foreigners holidaying in Indonesia,” he said here on Saturday. During the first seven months of 2014, about two million tourists had visited Bali, […]

Bali’s Growing Tourism Industry Should Not Harm Environment: Jokowi

DENPASAR ~ The growing tourism industry in Bali should not harm the environment and cultures, stated President elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “I hope that the development of the tourism sector will not damage the local environment and culture,” Jokowi recently noted here. Jokowi also expressed hope that Bali will continue to remain a first-class tourism […]

Bali Tourism Train Development waits for Memorandum of Understanding

DENPASAR ~ Director of Traffic and Transportation Directorate of Railways, Hanggoro  Budi Wiryawan said the central government is still waiting for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bali provincial government regarding the construction of tourism railway network around Bali. “Until now, the center government is still waiting for the memorandum of understanding of the Bali […]

Energy Minister Jero Wacik Named Suspect in Corruption Case

JAKARTA ~ Energy minister Jero Wacik has been named suspect in an alleged extortion case linked with his position as a minister in 2011-2012 on Wednesday. “Indeed, an order had been issued on September 2, 2014, regarding investigation on suspect JW of the Ministry of Energy in connection with violation of Article 12 paragraph e […]

The Murder Case of American will not Affect Tourism

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika stated that the murder of the United States citizen Sheila Ann Von Weise,64, does not affect Bali’s tourism since the case was caused by internal factors of victim’s family. “There is no impact. Public also know and understand,” he said in Denpasar on Sunday. Pastika urged people not […]

District in Bali Anticipates ISIS Infiltration

DENPASAR ~ The Karangasem district government in the island resort of Bali has collaborated with all organizations and religious institutions to anticipate the infiltration of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ideology, noted an official. “To anticipate possible infiltration of the ISIS ideology, we are strengthening communication with all organizations and religious institutions […]

Police Arrests Shaman Who Claims can Multiplies Money

NEGARA ~ Police of the Gilimanuk Sea Zone, captured shaman who claimed able to double money, after getting reports of people who became victim. “The victim handed over Rp20 million, believed the perpetrators who claimed able to double the money. We’ve secured the suspect as well as the evidence,” said police chief of Gilimanuk Sea […]

Chief of Traditional Village is Prohibited to Protect Cafes and Illegal Villa

NEGARA ~ Traditional village chief or Bendesa in Jembrana are forbidden to backing up or protect the existence of a dimly lit cafe and villas that do not have permit. It was uttered by Chairman of village associate of Jembrana Gusti Wiyasa, while giving a speech related to the mass cremation Ekasari Village, District Melaya. […]

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