Monday, April 4, 2011

BALI Latest news Updates

Om Swastiastu the full report at

Today is the deadline from the regent of Badung for the Best Western Hotel in Kuta to close. Stay tuned for further developments.

There were large demonstrations carried out at Bali's Tanah Lot Temple by local residents demanding a larger say in the management of that iconic attraction. The discovery of the H1N1 virus among dead chickens in Bali took on a more serious aspect last week with the hospitalization of a woman suspected to be infected with the virus.

Bali courts continue their "no-nonsense" approach to sentencing narcotics offenders.

The capture of an Indonesian extremist in Pakistan has prompted Australia to issue a new travel warning for Bali-bound holidaymakers.

In development news: 35-hectares of the Udayana University campus will soon be converted into a forested area and the Kuta underpass project is being held up, again, as officials are asked to prepare an environmental impact study.

Zoning remains in the news: Badung legislators applaud tough action against the Best Western in Kuta, while governor Pastika promises to demolish illegal structures along the I.B. Mantra highway.

We have a governor who speaks from the heart. Made Pastika laments that Bali's progress counts for nothing as long as there are hungry Balinese.

We also have a pictorial report on a recent ship visit to Tanah Ampo in East Bali.

The Bali Hotel & Restaurant Association urges its members to waive cancellation penalties for Japanese postponing their visit to Bali. On Saturday, April 2nd, prayers for Japan were offered at the Uluwatu Temple.You're also invited to a very special ceremony for Japan on Tuesday afternoon (tomorrow) in Denpasar.

There's a new hotel in Bali – the Courtyard Marriott at Nusa Dua.

Bali Police are following up their anti-graft campaign with another program, this time to make sure tourist visitors are wearing shirts when driving motorcycles on Bali's roads.

Bali's tourism community is shocked and mystified by a 66% slash in the island's tourism promotional budget.

In Bali and Beyond news: Bromo volcano in East Java has reopened for tourist visits.

There's also news of a special music performance April 22-24 at the AYANA Resort and Spa and an important UNESCO conference is coming to Bali in November.

All this, and more, this week's edition!

Om Çanti Çanti Çanti Om ...

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