Indonesia the most favorite destination for Australian tourists

  Jakarta – Indonesia has so far proven to be the most favorite destination for Australian tourists, overtaking New Zealand, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema said. “The variety of natural wealth and beauty, culture and world-class tourist facilities that the Indonesian government offers to tourists have become special attractions for Australian tourists,” he […]

Denpasar to Hold Denpasar Festival

DENPASAR ~ Denpasar City again to hold its annual festival that will be held at the end of the year. The 7th Denpasar Festival (Denfest) will take Art, Mart, Smart as the theme. Head of Public Relation and Protocol of Denpasar, Ida Bagus Rahoela in Denpasar on Tuesday, said, various Denpasar people’s creativity  will fill […]

Number of Chinese Tourists to Bali Up

DENPASAR ~ The number of Chinese tourists visiting Bali Island reached 330,172 people, or an increase of 45.78 percent during January-July 2014, from 226,494 people in last year’s same period. “The significant increase puts China in the second place in the list of countries contributing the largest number of tourists to Bali, after Australia, which […]

17 Tourism Business Certification Institutions Launched

JAKARTA ~ The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has launched 17 tourism business certification institutions (LSU) toward the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. “The 17 LSU in tourism sector are expected to encourage the compliance of business standards and improve the quality of service businesses, while enhancing the competitiveness of […]

Yudhoyono-Jokowi Meeting Marks New Chapter in National Political History in Indonesia

NUSA DUA ~ The meeting between outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and president-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Wednesday night in Bali Province was a new chapter in the history of the national political that encouraged good leadership transition and mutual respect. “Jokowi and I have the same thing in mind. We agree to continue […]

Bali Gov Agrees Airport above the Sea, Asks More Study

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika expressed approval of the idea of building a new airport on the sea which will be located in Buleleng Regency, as described by the consultant from Canada Airport Kinesis. “The airport itself has been definitely determined in Kubutambahan, Buleleng, and there are many first class paddy fields. So […]

Denpasar Police Arrests France for Distributing Cocaine

DENPASAR ~ Drug Investigation Unit of Denpasar City Police arrested a French citizen, initials RY ,24, who distributed cocaine weighing 3.14 grams. “The suspect was arrested when the cocaine is being offered to a resident,” said Deputy Head of Denpasar Police Assistant Commissioner Nyoman Artana in Denpasar, on Wednesday. He explained that the suspect was […]

Suspect in JIS Case May Be Sentenced to 15 Years

JAKARTA ~ Agun Iskandar, who has been named as a suspect in the sexual assault of a kindergarten pupil of Jakarta International School (JIS), may be sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, a public prosecutor said. “Because of his wrongdoings, the suspect, Agun Iskandar, could be sentenced under article 82 of Law No. 23 of 2002 […]