Monday, February 15, 2010

Bali Updates

Om Swastiastu ...

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Enter the Year of the Tiger together with our greetings for "Kung Hei Fat Choi" over the Chinese New Year. Ang Pao envelopes received with thanks, just in case you've forgotten.

There's top news this week of a possible embezzlement of tourism funds in Bali; a decision to "retire" the Blue Bird Taxi brand from Bali; and a decision to refuse the importation of more elephants to Bali.

The governor has proposed a new law for travel companies operating in Bali; indications that small, locally-owned hotels in Denpasar may be selling hotel rooms by the hour; an order from the Chief of Police directing all banks to install CCTV units on their ATM machines; and a response from Bali businessman Kadek Wiranatha in his continuing management dispute with Mountbatten Resort International.

Meanwhile, the head of the agricultural faculty at Udayana University warns of the ongoing struggle for land between agriculture and tourism; Bali ranks #3 among Australians as an overseas holiday destination; and local hotels and Bali Discovery earn favorable mention from the U.S.-based Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Ready to learn a new word? Here it is: Pechakucha. Find out how it can change lives for the better in this week's update.

Bali's St. Regis Hotel builds an garden of Eden on its grounds making the hotel 5 stars – both inside and out!

And, there's lots of mails from our readers to share in "We Get Mail!" plus a hard hitting editorial asking why two new developments are being allowed to forever scar the pristine cliff face of Bali's southern peninsula.

Om Çanti Çanti Çanti Om ...

J.M. Daniels - Bali Update
Bali Discovery Tours

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