Monday, May 15, 2017

Death in BALI Latest Updates

BALI Latest Updates

Leading news items in this double edition: An English tourist has apparently killed himself in his Sanur hotel room. A Dutch tourist collapsed and died during dinner at a Petitienget Restaurant. A Singaporean tourist was evacuated to Bali for medical treatment after being bitten by a Komodo Dragon at the Komodo National Park. An American had been found dead in his rented room on South Denpasar and an Australian man has apparently been murdered in his Sanur, Bali residence. A Singaporean student, thought to have been under the influence of magic mushrooms, has fallen to his death from a Kuta hotel.

The trial for armed robbery of a series of convenience stores by an American citizen has begun in Denpasar.

5 young boys who have been committing vicious armed robberies of motorists in Denpasar have been arrested by police.

"May Day" Marchers in Bali have demanded higher wages and the enforcement of existing rules allowing days off for menstruating female workers.

The stand-off continues between conventional taxi drivers and online application transportation users in Bali.

Rafting operators in Karangasem are at an impasse with regency officials over the collection of “retribution” fees of Rp. 30,000 from every rafting customer.

If Government plans go ahead, starting in October, cash will no longer be accepted for vehicles traveling on the Bali Mandara Toll Road.

The sailing yacht “Walk on the Wild Side” has taken line honors in the Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic Race.

Hotel News: The Westin Nusa Dua and Bali International Convention Center have appointed a new F&B Manager. The Griya Santrian in Sanur celebrates 45 years of serving Bali Island visitors. And Colliers International counts up the growing number of new hotels openings opening in Bali. The Province of Bali halts (at least, temporarily) a 3,000 Unit Condotel Project at Geger Beach, South Bali.

The Bali Safari & Marine Park will open a Marine Park in early 2017.

Province Calls a Halt to 3,000 Unit Condotel Project at Geger Beach, South Bali

National foreign tourist arrivals increased 15% in Q1 2017, a rate of growth that may fall short of a 15 million target set by the Ministry of Tourism. We have a “Bali by the Numbers” report showing arrivals through the end of Q1 2017 that are up 22%.

Aviation News: AirAsia X will start flying daily and direct between Bali and Mumbai starting on May 19th. Citilink Indonesia now flies daily between Bali and Dili. The Indonesian Tourism Minister say 2 million more airlines seats are needed to meet 15 million tourist target for 2017. Garuda adds 45,000 seats to handle the Lebaran Holiday rush coming in June.

Ferry tariffs between Bali and Java have increased by around 15%.

Bali is spending money on infrastructure improvements to welcome World Bankers and International Monetary Fund representatives for a major international conference in October 2018.

The waters of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan are on the rise, submerging lakeside temples and garden areas.

Bali Hai Cruises celebrates Earth Day and Kartini Day with the children of Nusa Lembongan.

Take a trip back in time as we look at life in the early 1800s when a King ruled almost every aspect of Balinese life.

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