Category BALI NEWS

Jokowi Rejects Australian Drug Convict`s Request For Pardon

President Joko Widodo rejected the clemency petition filed by Australian inmate Andrew Chan (31), who was convicted on drug charges and is serving a death penalty. The presidential decision to that effect was received by the district court of Denpasar on Thursday. “I received presidential decree number 9/10 of 2015 at 1.20 p.m.,” spokesman for […]

Foreigners Working in Bali Reach 1,800 People

Deptartment of Manpower and Transmigration (depnakertrans) of Bali, I Gusti Agung  Sudarsana said foreign workers who work on the island is around 1,800 people. “They work in private companies, mostly in the tourism sector,” he said in Denpasar on Wednesday. He said to keep an eye on foreign workers who work on the island, he […]

World Cultural Heritage Sites in Bali Can Boost Tourism

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) including tourist destinations in Bali to the list of world cultural heritage sites could boost tourism in Indonesia, especially in Bali. “The tourist destinations will be promoted the world over. This has the potential to attract tourists, which can, in turn, improve the welfare of the […]

Chinese Tourism Marketing Website Names Bali Best Travel Destination

A well-known tourism marketing website in China, Ctrip, named Bali the best tourist destination at the Top 10 Best Tourist Destinations Network Selection and Award Ceremony. “During the event, Ctrip presented two awards to Bali, the Best Island Tourist Destination Award and the Best Overseas Tourism City Award. We hope these awards increase the number […]

Australian Women Joining is Foreign Fighters: Minister

Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said Saturday, enticed by the “false glamour” of the organisation. “At an earlier time, perhaps even six months ago, we were concerned almost entirely about young men,” Brandis said, according to […]

Police Foil Smuggling of New Type of Drugs

Bali Police stated that a suspicious package that previously was estimated explosives, have been confirmed as a new kind of narcotics. “Based on laboratory tests, it is a new type of drug that is katinon,” said Head of Public Relations Bali Police Commissioner Hery Wiyanto in Denpasar on Friday. According to him, the package containing […]

Hotel Association Records Losses Due to Meeting Prohibition

Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali recorded substantial losses as a result of the ban for government official to hold meeting at hotel. “From Badung reported about 25 percent (loss) from` mice` sector (`meetings, incentive, conference and exhibition`),” said Chairman of the PHRI Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati in Denpasar, on Saturday. According […]