Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · We Get Mail
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

We Get Mail

People Write to about Bali's Water Crisis, Eliminating Plastic Bags, Immigration and Coordinated Development.

Bali News:, Bali Water Crisis, Plastic Bags, Immigration, Coordinated Development
Click Image to Enlarge


[Bali's Coming Desert Storm] our report on Bali's worsening water shortage and the suspension of new well licenses in South Bali:

•Persuaded Greg Woodbury to write:

"Aside from the small annoyance of having to walk my bicycle through the wet areas to avoid a spray of mud up my back, it has always surprised me to see so much water wasted spraying down the roads and sidewalks every day around Bali. I've been told it's done to keep the dust down, but does that last more than a few minutes, until the water evaporates? Growing up in northern California, I remember having to collect water in buckets in the shower to use to flush the toilet during a couple of dry years, and we weren't even allowed to water our gardens! But here, unlike there, the reservoirs are not easily filled again during the rains. There seems to be a need for more public awareness of the growing water problem in Bali. Kudos for focusing attention on it."

[Paper or Cloth?] relating how Bali's governor will compel large supermarkets to use paper or cloth carry out bags, eliminating the now ubiquitous plastic bags:

• From Australia, Pamela Burt wrote:

"In Australia most shoppers have switched to cloth and take their shopping bags to store with them. We always bring some in Bali and use them and then leave for staff who appreciates them."

• Monte Monfore, the Bali-based distance swimmer, environmentalist and humanitarian had this to say:

""As an avid swimmer, surfer, diver, snorkeler, and ocean lover - I applaud this plastic bag replacement initiative. Your writing "Governor Made Mangku Pastika said he 'hoped' this new policy would also be 'adopted' by all of Bali's municipalities and regencies leaves me skeptical. This would be a good step forward in solving Bali's horrendous plastic bottle and bag nightmare. Let's hope it comes to fruition."

• Charlotte, writing from Indonesia, said:

"A bravo for our Governor Pastika!"

[A Stamp and a Chop] with details of an alleged assault by an immigration official on a Chinese tour guide in Jakarta while en route with a group to Bali brought several emails to our inbox:

• Barry Acott said :

"These immigration officials are giving Indonesia a bad name which consequently reflects on the rest of the community."

• While, Howard Elliot mused:

"I have several times flown from Australia to Bali, traveled through Java and then flown home from Jakarta and often been asked for a tip by the immigration officer in Jakarta... I just laughed and told him 'impossible' each time. Maybe I should be more careful next time?

[Keeping Bali's Infrastructure Development Coordinated] our editorial showing the linkage between various infrastructure projects in Bali:

• Wouter van der Sluis had this to say:

"My compliments by drawing the interrelations of these three problems so clearly and admitting that solutions are not easy to find."

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Ace Trumps Hotels and Restaurants in Bali
Cok Ace’ Elected to Third Term as Chairman of Bali-PHRI
Unbeatable Seller Prices for BBTF 2016
Seller Discounts for Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2016 for Confirmed Bookings Made Before November 30, 2016
The More the Merrier?
Denpasar Administration will Not Impose Moratorium on New Hotels
GO-JEK Doesn’t Deliver Grass
Famous Indonesian Musician Caught with Marijuana After Using Go-Jek Driver for a Drug Pick Up
When Passengers Roar at the Lion
Angry Lion Air Passengers Commandeer a Runway at Jakarta’s Airport
Indonesians Encouraged to Visit Australia
Australia Introducing Easier Visa Controls to Encourage Indonesians to Visit Australia
Striving for Safety
PHRI: Majority of Hotels Falling Short on Security and Safety Assessments
Buy My Horse, He's Hungry
Competing with Modernity, 80-year Old Dokar Driver in Bali’s Capital of Denpasar Faces Difficulty in Feeding Himself and His Horse
Banyuwangi Flights from Bali Axed
Garuda Indonesia Cancels Bali to Banyuwangi, East Java Flights
You Raise Me Up
New Minimum 2016 Wage Levels Announced for Badung Regency and Denpasar in Bali
RIMBA Takes Mexican Food to New Heights
UNIQUE Rooftops Bar & Restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran Offers Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Ready, Aim. . . Wait!
Indonesia Put Stay on Further Executions While Economy Idles
All [News]!