Thursday, June 25, 2015

BALI Latest Updates...Om Swastiastu ...

BALI Latest Updates...Om Swastiastu ...

As the fasting month commences throughout Indonesia, our lead story this week centers on arrival numbers. May arrival figures show a decline in Australian visitors Read the latest installment of ‘Bali by the Numbers’ and an accompanying article on Australian arrivals as we explore what’s happening to Bali’s visitor numbers.

Other top news of the week: A Thai man has been arrested smuggling protected decorate coral through Bali’s airport. A toddler has died after falling from the balcony of a Bali hotel. A New Zealand man topples off a ‘monster’ motorbike and dies in Kuta. And, the 10-fold increase in admission tickets to Menjangan Island is now officially in effect.

Bali’s controversial reclamation project remains in the news: Bali authorities forbid musicians from performing anti-reclamation lyrics at a local protest concert. Meanwhile, residents in the Nusa Dua area of Bali stage street protests against the reclamation.

The Bali Institute for Global Renewal announces its schedule of Cultural and Education Programs.

Professions are changing in Bali. A Bali academic urges the Island’s Youth to explore careers as Yoga instructors. Seaweed farmers at Nusa Penida are turning their talents to becoming guides and parking attendants of motorboats.

A charity concert at Hard Rock Hotel Raises US$25,700 for Solemen Indonesia.

Hotel News: The Sommelier of the Ritz-Carlton Bali has been named Indonesia’s best sommelier. Canadian Sean Mosher is now managing the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

Aviation News: Cathay Pacific Cockpit and Cabin Crew will hold a reunion in Bali September 24-27, 2015. Garuda Indonesia wins, for the second year in a row, honors for the “World’s Best Cabin Crew.” Garuda plans to purchase 30 Airbus A350 XWB. The Lion Group becomes the largest customer of ATR by ordering 40 ATRs 72-600s. There are now more immigration desks at Bali’s airport. And, Bali’s airport listed among the world’s airports with the fastest WiFi connection.,

Looking Ahead:



Om Çanti Çanti Çanti Om ...

J.M. Daniels,
Editor Bali Update
Bali Discovery Tours

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