tourism

April 23, 2010

GWK: A Bali Vision Still Looking for Light

A BALI TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Carla Albertí de la Rosa looks at the dream that is yet to be realised, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park on the Bukit at – Read More...
April 27, 2010

Dozens of Kuta ‘Beach Cowboys’ Rounded Up

KUTA Authorities at Bali’s famous Kuta Beach have rounded up and detained 28 “beach boys” accused of selling sex to female tourists after a documentary on the island’s “gigolos” was – Read More...
July 25, 2010

‘Winter’ Weather Casts Cloud Over Tropical Bali

ULUWATU Dense, rumbling clouds, sporadic rain and unusually chill temperatures for tropical Bali are continuing far beyond forecasters’ predictions and keeping the normally sunny island in the dark. The months-long – Read More...
August 30, 2010

Hotels, Villas Still Prime Terror Targets

DENPASAR Bali’s new police chief, Hadiatmoko, has reminded his senior officers that hotels and villas in Bali were still potential terrorist targets and said no one could afford to relax – Read More...
September 3, 2010

Even More Aussies Come Calling

DENPASAR More Australians than ever are calling Bali their second home, going on the latest tourism figures — for January to July — just released by the Bali tourism office. – Read More...
September 14, 2010

Thirty Tourist Bites Spark NT Warning Over Monkey Rabies

DARWIN Northern Territory health authorities are warning Australian visitors to Bali to beware of the risk of contracting rabies from monkeys as well as dogs and to get the pre-exposure – Read More...
October 14, 2010

Bali Cruises as Ramadhan Bites Lombok

LEGIAN Bali again led Indonesia’s hotel-room occupancy race in August, on figures just released by BPS, the central statistics agency, recording 60.67 percent in star-rated hotels. Figures for September, which – Read More...
October 14, 2010

Nusa Dua Set For Fiesta Fun

NUSA DUA This year’s Nusa Dua Fiesta, from October 15-19, will showcase both Indonesian culture and Bali’s commitment to the environment. The Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) will again host – Read More...
November 1, 2010

Behind the Lush Bali Headlines Lurks Fertile Despair

Columnist Novar Caine reveals yet another part of the real Bali that is too often ignored Bali is in the news again. Slavish, drooling, adjective-packed features are lining the leisure – Read More...
November 3, 2010

Hotels Nearly Lose ‘Village Views’ in Funding Row

DALUNG Residents of the Badung village of Bongkasa on the Ayung River were stopped at the last minute last weekend from building a fence to block the “ricefield and village – Read More...
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