Bali First in Aussie $2m Indonesia Security Boost

DENPASAR Bali is the first area of the country to benefit from a US$2 million maritime security system donated by the Australian government. Australian Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor said his country had provided the communications system to help Indonesia combat maritime threats and cross-border crimes. “Maritime security is a regional concern and the Gillard […]

Legian Nightspots to Get Standard Security Rules

KUTA Bali Police have a plan to close down nightspots in the Kuta-Legian entertainment district if they are not certified for security by Bali Police Headquarters. The new plan was announced by the director of Bali Tourist Police, Adhi Putra. Putra said poor performance by security guards and the arguments that went on between nightclub […]

Extra Police Out for Bomb Anniversaries

DENPASAR An extra 100 police from Bali Police Headquarters have been sent to Kuta along with additional Tourist Police members to boost security in the holiday zone over October, the anniversary month of both Bali bombings. Bali Police spokesman Gede Sugianyar said extra Tourist Police officers would also be sent to other tourist attractions so […]

Bali Airport’s ‘VIP Service’ Suspended

TUBAN Visitors hoping to be fast-tracked through hours-long queues at the international arrivals hall at Bali’s airport will now have to get in line. Until recently, an unofficial “VIP service” has been available at Ngurah Rai International Airport in which a fee gets arrivals swiftly through Immigration and Customs counters. The service is operated by […]