With August foreign tourist arrivals now in hand, we can begin to assess the impact of airport closures caused by the Mr. Raung volcano. Read this week’s installment of “Bali by the Numbers.”
Last week a purse-snatcher in Seminyak was set upon and beaten to death by his intended victim, a female Chinese tourist, assisted by a group of bystanders. On the other side of the Island in Sanur, an Italian tourist unhappy with what he considered rude service at a local “warung”, decided to stab the proprietress.
Who said you can’t legislate love? The anger and indignation in some sectors over a gay wedding at a luxury resort in Ubud show little sign of abating. The hotel involved is publishing large public apologies while police are threatening to make a scapegoat of a hapless female sales executive working at the Resort.
Bali’s deputy-governor says rules are being drafted to compel foreign workers in Bali to speak Indonesian.
Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs Minister announces she is considering a moratorium on all private sector reclamation projects. Will this include the controversial Benoa bay project?
The Bali Post has conducted a public opinion survey showing widespread displeasure with how the Government is handling the rabies outbreak. A new early warning tsunami tower installed at Kedungu brings to 9 the number of towers now in operation in Bali. The BMKG is asking the public to conserve water as Bali’s drought continues to worsen. And, Police are warning that motor vehicles staying in Bali more than 3 months need to convert their license plates to Bali registration numbers.
Indonesia has committed to spending US$244 million on tourism promotion in the coming year.
Bali Safari & Marine Park combines local ‘Tumpek Kandang’ celebrations with World Animal Day.
Bali’s deputy-governor has angrily denies that Bali is selling dog meat to dealers in Jakarta.
Cruise News: Foreign-flagged cruise ships are now authorized to carry passengers on port-to-port cruises wholly within Indonesia. And, the Province of Bali wants to build a cruise port in North Bali.
Aviation News: Tigerair Australia is certified as “Australian-owned” and eligible to fly between Australia and Bali. Avoiding a possible shutdown for Indonesian AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia is preparing to close and merge with Indonesia AirAsia X.
NOW! Bali has announced its list of Best Bali restaurants and bars. Read where to eat and drink in Bali!
- Pearls of North Bali – an exhibition in the Lobby of the Conrad Bali Resort through January 10, 2016.
- ‘Human Roots’- an Exhibition of Wood Sculptures by Mickael Obrenovitch at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua through December 4, 2015
- Once-a-Year Epic Performance of 'Mahakarya Borobudur' at the 9th Century Borobudur Temple in Central Java on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
- New Kuta Golf Course 8th Anniversary Tournament October 10-11, 2015.
- ‘Run to Give’ with the folks who work at Starwood Hotels in Bali and Lombok on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
- Citra Scholastika & Bastian Steel perform for children's charities at The Westin Nusa Dua Bali on October 16, 2015.
- World Congress of Consuls in Bali, October 15-18, 2015.
- Global Issues Network Conference in Bali October 16-18, 2015 at the Canggu School.
- ASEAN Senior Law Officials – ASLOM Meet in Bali October 18-22, 2015.
- Pink Ribbon Gala Fund Raising Dinner at The Trans Resort Bali - Friday, October 23, 2015
- 2015 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon on October 25, 2015.
- 15th Edition of the Rock ‘n Run at Hard Rock Bali Hotel on Sunday. November 1, 2015.
- Ubud Writers and Readers Festival October 28 - November 1, 2015
- 4th International Conference on Family Planning November 9-12, 2015.
- ‘Bali Carnaval’ and Wedding Exhibition November 12-15, 2015
- Asian Heritage Network to Meet in Denpasar and Yogyakarta January 8-12, 2016.
- 2016 Interhash Run in Bali May 19-22, 2016.
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