January 18, 2008

Foreign Investment Soars

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Indonesia reached US$10.34 billion last year, 73.2 percent up on 2006, the National Investment Coordinating Board said this week. Domestic investment rose 57.8 percent last – Read More...
January 18, 2008

Cement Consumption Rises

Indonesia’s cement consumption rose 6.6 percent to 34.17 million tons in 2007, driven by higher consumption outside the main island of Java, according to data released on Thursday by the – Read More...
January 18, 2008

Cooperative Head Suspected of Embezzlement

DENPASAR ~ One hundred and four customers have reported the head of the Bali Gangga Cooperative, I Made Sutana, 49, to the Denpasar Police for allegedly embezzling Rp1 billion. Anak – Read More...
February 1, 2008

Businessmen Prepare for Great Denpasar Sale

DENPASAR ~ The Chief of the Denpasar Trade and Industry Board, Wayan Gatra, said 58 businessmen are preparing for a trade exhibition called the Great Denpasar Sale, to be held – Read More...
February 1, 2008

Tourist Guides Join Intensive Training Course

DENPASAR ~ Over 1,000 Bali tour guides participated in an intermediate intensive training course this past week in Denpasar. The course was a joint initiative sponsored by the Indonesian Tourist – Read More...
February 8, 2008

Bali Silver Exports Rise 170%

DENPASAR ~ According to data released by the Bali Industry and Trade Office, the export value of silver exports in 2007 totaled US$1,533,091.35, a 170.55-percent increase from 2006, a spokesman – Read More...
February 8, 2008

Rp 2.3 Billion for Disabled People

DENPASAR ~ The government allocated Rp2.3 billion (US$249,500) to help fund the education of disabled people, a spokesman said. Ida Bagus Made Parwata, from the Department of Education, said that – Read More...
February 15, 2008

Into Kenya – and a Nightmare

By Gemma Baker For The Bali Times MOMBASA, Kenya ~ I returned to Kenya three weeks ago, this time independent of the volunteering agency I had been with previously. After – Read More...
March 9, 2008

MSY Seahorse Indo Cruises Dive Trips

The Bali Times Raja Ampat – the final frontier of diving in Indonesia. It’s in this remote part of the world where scientists find hundreds of myriad new species yearly, – Read More...
April 18, 2008

The Five Essentials for Diving

By Sophia Read For The Bali Times SEMINYAK ~ Diving is certainly not the most sartorial of sports. It’s difficult to look good, and elegant when encased in neoprene, weighted – Read More...

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