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BALI UPDATE #1124 - 19 March 2018

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Drowning in North Kuta
German Tourist Drowns on Canggu Beach in Bali

A German Tourist, Heinrich Johannes Weilandt (64). drowned near the Batu Bolong Temple on Canggu Beach in Bali on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at around 2:30 pm.

As reported by Denpost, Heinrich was swept off shore by strong currents in the area.

A local resident who witnessed the drowning said the man was swimming opposite the Hotel Canggu Intercontinental when he suddenly disappeared below the waves.

A rescue effort was immediately launched by lifeguards on duty in the area that managed to quickly bring the German to shore on a life-saving surfboard. CPR was given to the man who did not respond and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's body was sent to the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar for forensic examination and further disposition.


Indian Travel to Bali Set to Boom
Garuda Starts Direct Flights Between Bali and Mumbai on April 23, 2018

Indonesian Tourist News confirms that Garuda Indonesia will commence flying direct services between Bali and Mumbai India on April 23, 2018.

During an initial month until May 28, the new Garuda service will operated twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. After May 28, 2018 until October 27, 2018 the new India service will fly three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The General Manager of Garuda for Bali, Joseph Saul, told the press on March 15, 2018: “The Denpasar-Mumbai route is very good. The potential for growth in tourism numbers is very big. The Indian market is also not affected by news about the eruption of Mount Agung. They (the Indians) are very stable and this is an important point.”

The Indonesian Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya, expressed his thanks to Garuda Indonesia for operating the new service, predicting other airlines would soon follow suit flying between Bali and India.

The Deputy Minister for Marketing, I Gde Pitana, said: “With direct flights, the will certainly be many Indian tourists who will come to Bali. In addition to Bali, other destinations in Indonesia will also benefit. India is a big market. There is a large middle and upper class. We certainly need to have direct access in order to attract the Indians to Bali.”

In flying the new service between Mumbai and Bali, Garuda will use Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering 186 economy seats and 36 business class seats.

A member of the Minister's special staff for tourism infrastructure, Judi Rifajantoro, said: “The route Indonesia-India flights used to fly was via Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. If these flights go direct it will be much better. Garuda has made the right decision. The potential of the Indian market is certainly high. They are not influenced by news of the eruption of Mount Agung. We remain optimistic that a targeted growth in visitors of 30% can be achieved this year.”

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Colors of Spring
India Festival of Color Celebrated in Denpasar, Bali

The Indian Festival of Colors – Holi was enthusiastically celebrated in downtown Denpasar, Bali on Saturday, March 10, 2018. An event jointly organized by the Indian Consulate General in Bali and the Indian Culture Center - a large group gathered in Renon Park to “play Holi” before the formal ceremony commenced.

tion for the festivities at the Puputan Badung Park has a strong historical Indian connection. In 1950, India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addressed the Balinese people from this same park during his State visit to Indonesia. 68 years later, this venue was used for the celebration of the most Indian of festivals as India and Indonesia reaffirmed their long-standing connection.

is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Traditionally, it is a time to enjoy the abundance of the colors of spring and to say good-bye to the cold winter. The participants play and color each other and indulge themselves in singing and dancing to take full enjoyment of the advent of spring.

celebration was graced by the members of the diplomatic corps, Indian expatriates in Bali, and local Indonesians who attended to partake in the entertainment and the frivolity of applying the colors of Holi on each others as symbols of mutual friendship and universal brotherhood.

The Consul General of India in Bali, R.O. Sunil Babu, welcomed the gathering and urged them to enjoy the fun of Holi. He briefed those in attendance on the popular origins of Holi celebration in Hindu mythology and remarked that it was an occasion for fun as well as one to rekindle friendships and build new ones.

of the celebrations, the students of Indian Cultural Centre, led by dance teacher Mrs. Preeti Sinha, presented  Indian Dances performed to the Rajasthani Folk Song “Holiya Mein Ude Rei Gulal” and also did a dynamic Indian contemporary dance to a medley of songs taken from various Bollywood productions. The celebration was also enlivened by dance performance of ‘Des Rangila’ from Brahma Kumaris Denpasar.

Once the dance presentations were over, the crowd played Holi with colours and water celebration marking at once both the rites and colors of spring.


High Hopes for High Spending by World Bankers
Preparations Continue Apace for World Bank – International Monetary Fund Conference in Bali in October 2018

The annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be held in Bali in October of 2018. The chairman of the Indonesian Host Committee, Luhut Panjaitan, has announced that all preparations are well in hand involving hotels, security and alternative airports.

While Luhut said aviation measures were in place for the conference that is expected to attract more than 15,000 delegates and 3,500 press to the Island, there is, however, still a lack or needed air seats for those traveling to the conference.

Luhut explained that the IMF and World Bank have expressed concerns over the lack of First Class and Business Class seats to Bali required by the delegates. In order to address this need, the Government is working with the National Carrier Garuda Indonesia to add flights from Singapore to Bali.

In addition to the extremely heavy demand for rooms in Bali during the conference, the Government remains hopeful that delegates will use their trip to Indonesia to explore surrounding areas, such as Banyuwangi and Lombok, on pre and post-conference holidays with their accompanying family member.

To ensure the security of conference delegates, the Indonesian Armed Forces and Police have assigned 12,000 personnel to maintain safety and public order during the event.

Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, confirmed that expenditures of State funds needed to prepare for the conference is proceeding according to plan with strict monitoring measures in place. “Based on all the budget expenditures, the impact will be enjoyed by all Indonesians. For instance, for the Asia Games we refurbished the stadium that was not just used for the games. It is the same with the IMF-World Bank Conference that will create improvements of value to Bali as a famous tourism destination in Indonesia,” Minister Mulyani explained.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Communications and Information Rudiantara said those attending the IMF-World Bank Conference will stimulate shopping expenditures in Bali. Adding: “Those that are coming aren’t backpackers, they will undertake spending in Bali.”

Rudiantara said delegates were being offered tourism packets to 60 destinations beyond Bali in connection with their visit.


Mövenpick the Pick of Bali
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Concludes a Successful First Year of Operations in Bali

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is crowning its first year of operations a number of significant achievements. Following a successful opening, the Resort has also won accolades from GTA Travel as the “Most Revenue Generated” hotel in Bali and obtained quality certification from FIT Reisen in Germany in the category for Wellbeing from a Premium Quality Hotel, based on evaluation from the strong service and quality orientation and reviews from customers. The leading travel fare aggregator website, Booking.com, also presented the resort with a prestigious Guest Review Award with a score of 9.2 out of 10 based on positive guest reviews.

ion closer to home came with a 2nd place award as “Best Café” in Bali in the annual Best Restaurant Bar & Café Awards by NOW!Bali.

The Indonesian developer PT. Summarecon Agung owns the hotel and has created a successful dining and shopping enclave that surround the 297-room property.

in 2017, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali’s innovative design, exotic lagoon swimming pool and family-friendly facilities have managed to capture significant market shares from the Australian, European, Asian and domestic travel markets. The adjoining Samasta Lifestyle Village provides a smart open-plan venue providing a one-stop hub for shopping, dining and socializing.

ml;venpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is the premiere Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts property in Indonesia intended to become the Bali beachhead for a planned further expansion into the Indonesia hospitality market.


Travel Takes its Toll
Bali Toll Operators Establishing Separate Drive-Thru Booths to ‘Top-Up’ Electronic Money Cards

Tempo.com reports that Jasamarga Bali Toll – Bali’s only toll road traveling over Benoa Bay to Nusa Dua and the Island's airport has commenced steps that will hopefully eliminate delays resulting from people recharging or “topping up” their electronic money cards at the tollgates.

While attendants working at the Toll Booths are currently assisting by selling electronic money cards, Jasamarga Bali Toll President Director Akhmad Tito Karim said on Wednesday, March 14, 2018: “We will gradually reduce and remove the selling and reloading of e-money cards at the toll gate. Consequently, we'll prepare this [drive-thru] service which will be started at the Benoa Toll Gate.”

The first drive-through card purchase and top-up facility mounted on a moveable trailer is already in operation in a traffic bay on Jalan Pelabuhan near the Benoa entrance to the toll way.

Motorists needing this service should continue several hundred meters past the on-ramp at Benoa for the toll road to find the booth. After concluding the purchase, four-wheeled motorists will need to do a “double-double back” to once again join the exit road back to Sanur before undertaking another U-turn in order to join the on-ramp to the toll road.


Bye Bye Plastic
Bali Governor Calls on Public to Reduce and Eliminate the Use of Plastic

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has invited the people of Bali to reduce the use of plastic in their daily lives.

The Governor’s comments were made on Sunday, March 11, 2018, during the weekly “Free Speech Forum” (Podium Bali Bebas Bicara Apa Saja-PB3AS) held at the Ninti Mandala Park in Denpasar.

As reported by Beritabali.com, Pastika said that Bali, as a leading world tourism destination, the problem of trash and especially plastic must receive the serious attention of the entire community. The inability of plastic to be reabsorbed into the natural environment means the widespread popularity of single-use plastic creates a lasting pollution problem for the environment and future generations.The Governor also pointed out that plastic used in Bali often ends up in the surrounding oceans where it threatens marine life and damages the Island’s reputation as a tourism destination.

The Governor’s comments follows on the heals of social media video that went viral showing an alarming amount of free-floating plastic refuse intermixed with divers and fish life near Nusa Penida island.

Acknowledging that recent coverage of plastic trash in the ocean surrounding Bali may be due, at least in part, to seasonal cycles, Pastika called on the public to be active participants in efforts to reduce the use of plastic and protecting Bali’s natural environment.

The Governor implored: “Bali has been named the ‘best destination in the world’ eight times running, but we must not relax and be content. Continue to protect our natural environment; reduce the use of plastics. Bye bye plastic bags. We must be able to eliminate the use of plastic. I am certain we can do this if we choose to do so. Let us all work together to protect Bali’s environment.”


Like a Motherless Child
Police Investigate Drowning Death of Child From Local Orphanage at Restaurant in Nusa Dua

The Surf and Turf Restaurant in the "The Bay" dining and entertainment complex at the Indonesian Tourism Development Complex (ITDC) in Nusa Dua was the location of the tragic drowning of a child on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

The child, Deron Holo (7), was discovered floating lifeless in a swimming pool at the restaurant in the late afternoon.

As reported by Jawapos.com, police investigating the incident suggested negligence on the part of the Restaurant or the child’s guardians may have played a factor in the death.

The child from the Bina Eklesia Orphanage in South Denpasar was apparently on a group outing that was organized and supervised by the staff of the orphanage.

The child was student in the first grade.

The restaurant provides a pool with a water slide for the enjoyment of its guests.

Tourists using the facility raised the alarm when they saw the boy floating motionless in the pool resulting in Deron being brought to a nearby medical facility where he was declared dead by an attending physician.

The family of the dead child reported the restaurant to police at the South Kuta police precinct who immediately commenced an investigation of the death who are expected to determine what role, if any, poor supervision by the management of the restaurant or the orphanage staff may have played in the death of the child.


When Three Turks' Goose is Cooked
Three Turkish Nationals Involved in a Sophisticated ATM Skimming Scheme Are Busted by Bali Police

Police in Bali have arrested three Turkish nationals believed to be have defrauded the ATM accounts of some 12 customers of Bank Mandiri over a period of only two days.

As reported by NusaBali, in custody are Kimis Dogan (43), Mentes Mehmet Ali (29), dan Koc Tayfun (35).

The director of the criminal division at provincial police headquarters, Police Commissioner Sang Made Mahendra Jaya, said on Monday, March 3, 2018, that the trio had admitted to stealing data from the accounts of 12 people living in Bali. Adding: “We continue to investigate how many victims had their pin numbers taken by the three suspects. What’s clear, we have evidence of 83 ATM-like cards now in our custody. These cards were used to steal the data of bank customers. In addition, we have 4 computer routers than we have also seized.”

Police believe at least 12 banking customer in Bali may have had their pin numbers stolen and suffered losses from their accounts as a result.

Commission Mahendra Jaya said two of the three men were caught in the act at at ATM at Canggu Mart on Jalan Batu Mejan Desa Canggu in North Kuta on Friday, March 9, 2018, shortly after midnight. Police say the three are part of an international crime syndicate with each of the three having their individual area of expertise in skimming and misuing ATM codes.

Police say data and pin number stolen from the ATMs is immediately communicated via the Internet to the headquarters of their crime network in Turkey. Two specialized pieces of equipment are used on a targeted ATM machine. One instrument is installed at the back of the ATM unit and another over the keyboard. A sophisticated small camera is also installed to record the unsuspecting victim’s pin number.

Once an ATM customer has completed a transacion, the details of the ATM number and pin-code are captured by the crime syndicate in Turkey. Meanwhile, the 3 accomplices working in Bali are able to observe via their handphones the online banking activity and bank balances of their victims.

Once the data has been successfully captured in Turkey, new codes were sent to the 3 men in Bali permitting them to make withdrawals from local ATM machines using preset codes on electronic cards created in Turkey.

The three Turkish men told police how they traveled frequently in and out of Bali, Thailand and Malaysia in order to fleece ATM customers across the region. The men’s last visit to Bali was in January-February 2018, but they told police that they only began skimming ATM machines on March 7-8, 2018.

“During two days of March 7-8, 2018, they managed to rob 12 bank customers in Bali. One day later, we managed to capture them together with physical evidence of their crimes that were brought from China or purchased in Bali,” said Mahendra Jaya. Among the items seized by police were 4 routers, 4 cameras, 80 elctronic cards, a data cable, 5 laptop computers, 2 TP links, silicone glue, a WiFi mobile camera, and 4 handphones.

Koc Tayfun and Mentes Mehmet Ali were apprehended at the ATM Canggu Mart at 00:15 a.m. on March 9, 2018. Two hours later, at 2:15 am police arrested Kimis Dogan at a hotel on Jalan Dewi Sartika in Kuta.

Police received reports from the regional office of Bank Mandiri who detected suspicious transactions emanating from the ATM in Canggu. Bank officials using surveillance CCTV cameras recorded one of the men installing equipment on the ATM.

A source at Police Headquarters in Bali said: “Based on CCTV recordings a suspicious foreign national used the Mandiri ATM at the Canggu Mart on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 where the man had installed a skimming device. This information was forwarded to the police who immediately commenced an investigation.”

Police placed the ATM under surveillance resulting in the detection of Koc Tayfun and Mentes Mehmet Ali trying to remove the skimmer in the early hours of March 9, 2018. Police swooped in to make an arrest of the two men who quickly gave up the name and location of the third man, Kimis Dogan, staying in a hotel on Jalan Dewi Sartika in Kuta.

It is expected that the trio will be charged under a section of the criminal code dealing with cybercrime punishable by up to 7 years imprisonment.


Are Local Languages Under Threat?
Local Language Advocate Concerned that Indonesian and Balinese are Taking a Backseat in Daily Life in Bali

The Balipost.com reports that the use of languages other than Indonesian or Balinese, is becoming increasingly more commonplace. Hotels adopt foreign sounding names, tourist activites are called by their foreign labels, billboards and public facilities are promoted in foreign languages.

The head of the Balinese Language Forum (Balai Bahasa Bali), I Wayan Tama, is concerned that Indonesian language is being relegated to a secondary status and wants the national language to become predominant in all sectors of local society to ensure that the coming generation develops a love and respect for “Bahasa Indonesia.”

“Indonesia is a dignified form of communication that is able to compete with foreign languages. This is demonstrated by other countries in Asia, such as Japan and China, where the majority of their citizens use the language of their homeland. These countries are advanced nations able to compete on an international level,” says Tama.

The love of Indonesia and its primacy in daily life can, according to Tama, bring added value to the nation. Citing the tourism sector as an example, Tama said tourists don’t travel to Bali in search of foreign languages, but because Bali offers travelers “something different” – namely, the culture of Bali and the Balinese language. “So let maximize the potential at our disposal. Even though we command foreign languages, let’s not forget the Indonesian langueges,” lamented Tama.


The World We Create
14th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Announces 2018 Theme

While last years’s 14th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival examined “origins” in adopting the theme 'Sangkan Paraning Dumadi,' the 15th edition of what has now become a major international  literary event will ask ask what harmony and prosperity looks like today, and consider the tensions that have emerged between personal and collective fortunes in contemporary life.

Drawn from Hindu philosophy, the 2018 festival’s theme is 'Jagadhita' when translated into English becomes 'The World We Create'. For the Balinese, ‘Jagadhita’ is the individual pursuit of universal harmony and prosperity as one of life’s primary goals. In Bali, this pursuit is found in almost every aspect of daily life.

From October 24-28, 2018, more than 150 writers, artists, thinkers and activists from across Indonesia and around the world - all contributing to harmony and prosperity, will gather at this year’s Festival. Under the proclaimed theme of 'Jagadhita' the Ubud event will explore the world these people create.

In conjunction with the adoption of this year’s theme, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival has also unveiled its 2018 artwork created by contemporary Balinese artist Kabul Agung Kuswara, better known as Kabul. Titled Anonymous Ancestors, in his words 'Jagadhita' is "not just the accumulation of numbers, but a flow of knowledge from generation to generation, like water, which can be consumed by anyone."

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Website


Lest We Forget
Anzac Day to be Commemorated in Bali On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Finns Recreation Club

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them…..

One of Australia's and New Zealand’s most sacredly regarded national days - Anzac Day is a time to remember all of those military service men and women who have served their country in times of war, conflict and peace-keeping activities in periods both past and present.

Australians and like-minded others who find temsleves in Bali on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, can pay their respects to fallen and returned service men and women in true Anzac style.

Finns Recreation Club’s 30 plus screens within the Sports Bar and Bistro C areas will be screening a live telecast of the Dawn Service from Gallipoli starting from 10.30 am onwards on Wednesday morning. Joining in mind and spirit in similar simultaneous gatherings in RSL clubs and elsewhere across Australia, solemn remembrances will be accompanied by fellowship and bonhomie over beer at a traditional Anzac day BBQ as another ANZAC Day tradition unfolds - the annual Anzac Day AFL Grudge Match between Essendon and Collingwood starting from 1:00 pm.

Guess will be able to satiate their cravings for Aussie BBQ and traditional meat pies topped off with Anzac Cookies acoompanied with special entertainments planned throughout the course of the afternoon.

Finns Recreational Club’s Splash Water Park will be open as usual and is inviting all Australian and New Zealand military personnel, past and present, to ride the slides for the day free of charge.

Join the solemn remembrances and the merriment that follows at Finns Recreation Club on Wednesday April 25, 2018, to those who paid the ultimate price or risked their lives to ensure that current and future generations of Australians and New Zealanders can live free and proud.

‘At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them…..

AMZAC Day Commemorations in Bali
Finns Recreation Club – Canggu
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Live Telecast Dawn Services from Gallipoli stating at 10:00
Anzac Day AFL grudge match Essendon verus Collingwood -
starting from 1:00 pm
BBQ and Australian Tucker throughout the Day
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To the Visitor, Goes the Spa
Harper Bazaar Singles Out 8 Spas for ‘Star Spa’ Status in Bali

Romy Oltuski writing for Harpers Bazaar has just published an article focused on Bali titled: “8 Over-the-Top Spa Experiences You’ll Only Find in Bali?”

Is Bali a Spa Destination? In the words of Oltuski:

“. . .those who consider the spa to be their Mecca,
Bali is the world capital of spoiling yourself rotten.”

Follow the link and see why Harpers Bazaar thinks the 8 following spas in Bali warrant special mention:
  • Spa on the Rocks at AYAN
  • COMO Shambhala Estate, near Ubud
  • Four Seasons Sayan, Ubud
  • Anantara, Uluwatu
  • Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, near Ubud
  • Alila Villas, Uluwatu
  • Banyan Tree, Ungasan
  • Amandari, near Bud
The article:

8 Over-the-Top Spa Experiences You’ll Only Find in Bali?


Short Shrift to Trash that Drifts
Indonesia Government Frames Formal Response to Video Showing Plastic Trash Inundation at Manta Point, Nusa Penida

Beritabali.com reports that the Provincial Government of Bali has confirmed that a video that went viral on social media showing a diver and sea life overwhelmed by floating and semi-submerged trash was an incidental situation and not representative of water conditios at the off shore island of Nusa Penida.

The spokesman and Officer for Protocol for the Province of Bali, Dewa Gede Mahendra Putra, said on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, that the trash depicted in the video made at Manta Point off Nusa Penida was the result of circular currents that caused trash to accumulated in a limited area.

Dewa Mahendra confirmed that the Governor of Bali, repesented by the Head of the Provincial Environmental Service Gede Suarjana, attended a coordination meeting in Jakarta led by the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan where the handling of trash in Bali was a main topic. At that meeting, the results of an investigation carried out by a team from the Minister’s office assigned to research the much-publicised video filmed by English tourist Richard Horner were discussed.

Dewa reported: “According to the data collected and observations made by the Coordination Ministers of Maritime Affairs team and discussions with related government agencies and environmental groups, the area of Manta Point depicted in the video was observed for 10 days from March 1st until March 10th.” The Provincial spokesman underlined that during the period covered by the survey, there was no report of a heavy trash presence resembling that recorded in Horner’s video.

Moreover, Dewa Mahendra said that the survey team also met directly with the man who uploaded the video - Englishman Richard Horner at Manta Point, who freely admitted that he has frequently dived at Manta Point and had never on any other occasion encountered trash in the quantities recorded in his video. An expert from the prestigious Bandung Technology Institute (ITB) confirmed to the survey team that at the time the video was made Nusa Penida was subjected to seasonal winds and current conditions moving from the north through the Straits of Lombok. The ITB expert said that in combination with tidal flows, trash in the ocean can appear in great quantities in only a matter of hours.

At the same time, Dewa Mahendra confirmed that the government was sufficiently moved by Horner’s video and concerns expressed by the Province of Bali to install trash traps on rivers in Bali to prevent discarded refuse from flowing into the oceans. To date, said Mahendra, trash traps have been installed on four rivers in Bali with an appreciable positive effect. The Government is also educating the public to dispose of their trash in a more responsible way.


When Anneke Goes Coasting
Dutch Woman Undetakes Annual Marathon Swim in North Bali to Protect the Environment

Anneke Govers obviously likes to swim.

So much so, in fact, that she recently jumped into the water off the shore of North Bali near Lovina and swam 3.6 kilometers along the beach before walking back on shore.

In and of itself, doing a long-distance swim is not big news. Moreover, Anneke Govers has visited Bali each year over the past four years and done the same swim three times, usually joined by a group like the 15 fellow-swimmers who joined her on her swim on Monday, March 12, 2018. Among the 15 fellow swimmers on this years marathon swim were tourist visiting Bali’s north, local policemen, environmental activists, and members of the Indonesian Army and Navy.

But perhaps what makes the swim of Anneke Govers noteworthy is that she is 80-years-old and shows no sign of calling a halt to her annual swim anytime soon.

On her most recent swim, Anneke entered the water next to the North Pier at Lovina Beach some 100 meters from the shoreline at 8:30 a.m.. NusaBali and Jawapos report that Anneke adopted a slow and steady stroke swimming in a westerly direction finishing in front of the Adi Rama Hotel. The Dutch tourist covered the 3.5 kilometers in a total time of 1 hour 27 minutes, walking ashore at 9:57 am to the cheers and applause of fellow tourists and the supportive staff of the Hotel Adi Rama where she was spending her holiday.

A swimming enthusiast, Anneke has made the same swim in the past in 2014, 2015. 2016. She missed the 2017 swim because she felt sub-par in terms of fitnesses. Anneke says in addition to enjoying the swim, she welcomes the opportunity to help publicize the beautiful seascapes and excellent coral formations of North Bali.

The swim also allows Anneke a chance to do a yearly audit to ensure that the sea near Lovina remains clean and pristine. She said her swims are a personal campaign for keeping the environment clean, especially the oceans near Lovina in North Bali. She assures that the coral formations at Lovina remain beautiful, but need vigilant protection from pollution and trash. Adding: “I admit that Lovina and its oceans remain beautiful. I have no desire to swim in a dirty ocean and hopefully the people who live in Lovina will protect and keep their environment free of trash.”

Photo: Jawa Post


Diplomatic Reassignment
British Consulate-General’s New Address in Bali

Effective March 12, 2018, The British Consulate-General in Bali has moved to a new address.

The new highly secure location is shared with with the Australian Consulate-General in Renon, Denpasar.

The new address for the British Consulate-General is Jalan Tantular No 32, Renon, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80234.

Telephone: +62-(0)21 2356 5200

Website for British Consulate in Bali 


Proud List of Past Achievements for the People of Bali
In the Midst of IMF-World Bank Conference Preparations, Bali Governor Pastika Reflects on What his Administration has Achieved on Behalf of the People of Bali

Preparations are now well underway on a number of fronts for the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be held in Bali in October 2018. Construction workers are rushing to complete a new underpass at the entrance to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport; the massive rubbish tip at TPA Suwung at the entrance to the Bali Toll Road is being re-landscaped into an Eco-park; and the apron area at Bali’s airport is being enlarged to accommodate parking for VIP private jets expected during the conference.

The infrastructure improvements, together with the security and hospitality measures to ensure a smooth running conference, were reviewed during a meeting between a representatives of the Ministry for Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), Ida Bagus Lanang, and Bali’s Governor on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Also attending the meeting were the Provincial head of the Department of Public Works Nyoman Astawa Riadi, the general manager of the State Power Board (PLN) for Bali Nyoman Suwarjoni Astawa, the head of the Environmental Department for the Province Gede Suarjana, and the Provincial Spokesperson Dewa Gede Mahendra Putra.

As reported by Nusa Bali, Public Works official IB Lanang told the Governor that a part of the 32.26-hectare rubbish tip at TPA Suwung would be transformed into an Ecopark. The remaining part of the TPA will be reserved for sanitary landfill and the conversion of waste into energy.

The transformation of the odorous and unsightly TPA Suwung began on December 27, 2017, and will cost an estimated Rp. 250 billion. The entire transformation will only be completed in 2019, said Lanang.

The initial phase of the transformation will focus on the west side of TPA Suwung visible from the heavily traveled Bali Mandara Toll Road and aims to eliminate the visibility of the massive eyesore of a mountain of trash by August 2018.

The control over the TPA Suwung has been handed from the Ministry of the Environment to the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing. Lanang said plans call for the final control over the rubbish tip to be handed to the Public Works Department for the Province of Bali.

IB Lanang hopes the planned for facility that will convert trash into electrical power will be quickly built.

Bali’s Governor has expressed his personal delight that a solution has finally been found for handling the massive accumulation of trash at TPA Suwung.

Economic Effect of World Bank IMF Summit

In a separate meeting, an expert from the National Planning Agency dealing with synergizing the economy, Amalia Adininggar Widyastuti, told the Governor on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, of the significant effects the Summit will have on the economy of Bali.

Amalia said her office had already undertaken an impact study on the impact of the IMF-World Bank Meeting over three periods. A pre-event analysis; a second survey based on 1,000 respondents from 500 small and medium-sized enterprises; and a post-event projection looking at the Summit’s effect on Bali’s economy and tourism industry.

Following that meeting, the Governor expressed his conviction that the Summit attended by more than 15,000 participants will have a large and positive effect on the economy of Bali and Indonesia as a whole. Moreover, the Governor was confident that these benefits would be enjoyed by all strata of society.

Responding Amalia’s report, Pastika said: “All of our programs, both the initial mid-term regional development plan (RPJMD) and the second plan are pro poor, pro job, pro environment and pro culture.”

Pastika continued, saying in Bali under his administration was also adamantly pro democracy, as demonstrated in his creation of his weekly open podium to say anything you want (PB3AS) held each Sunday at the Puputan Margarana Field in downtown Denpasar. Pastika said the PB3AS program guarantees the people’s right to discuss any topic in public without first submitting the ideas first to a complicated bureaucracy.

Pastika concluded, saying that the programs of the province under the two terms of his leadership from 2008 – 2018 were inclusive in nature. Citing examples, Pastika said his movement for the coordinated development of villages (Gerbansadu) Mandara and Village-Owned Businesses (BUMDes) that were all created to mobilize the people’s economy.

In the educational sector, Pastika pointed to his creation of Bali Mandara High Schools (SMAN/SMKN Bali Mandara) in the village of Bukti, Kubutambahan in Buleleng, North Bali that fosters children from poor and economically borderline families. Students graduating from this school have qualified for acceptance at leading schools of higher education both in Indonesia and abroad.

In the health sector, the Bali Mandara Eye Hospital and the Bali Mandara General Hospital both created during the office term of Governor Pastika prioritize service to the poor provided from high quality medical facilities.


A Rest Area on a 12-Km Toll Road
Bali Toll Road Seeks to Increase Revenues by Moving Ahead with Plans to Build a Rest Area

DenPost reports that PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol – the operators of the Bali Toll Road is moving ahead with plans to create a rest area as a tourist attraction on the toll road connection between Sanur and Bali’s Airport and Nusa Dua.

Detailed plans for the “rest area” have been designed for the rest stop to be named “Bedawangnala.”

The plan to move ahead with the Bedawangnala Project were announced on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, by the President Director Akhmad Tito Karim of PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol (JBT), during a conference to announce the closing of the toll road over the Nyepi period in Bali. At that conference, Karim admitted that plans to build the “rest area” have been delayed due to the Mount Agung volcano and the number of tourists traveling on the toll road.

At the same time, inflationary pressures have made it problematic to increase the toll rates charged to vehicles using the toll road. Therefore, in order to enhance revenues, the JBT will create a new tourist attraction via the “rest area” that the toll operators believe will increase the amount of traffic on the roadway.

“We have completed the design, all that remains is to coordinate with the Provincial Government and those who have authority over development of the toll road. This is feasible because the rules stipulate that a rest area must be built at a minimum once every 50 kilometers on a public toll road. The new attraction will be built over the ocean. We will soon contact the Badung Regency and the Province of Bali regarding the required permits.

In accordance with the original plans the rest stop will be called ‘Bedawangnala,” said Tito. Bedawangnala is the name of a giant turtle in Bali-Hindu mythology that bears the weight of the entire planet on its shell.

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The traditional village of Tenganan is  worth including on the itinerary of any Bali visitors seeking a deeper understanding of the Island’s ancient culture. Tenganan is – one of three “Bali Aga” villages found in Bali that also include Desa Trunyan and Desa Panglipuran.

As recently reported by Kompas.travel, these traditional villages are home to Bali’s aboriginal “Bali Aga” people, believed to be the original residents of Bali who lived on the Island prior to the onslaught of migrants from Java during the Majapahit era.

While a strong amount of cultural accommodation has resulted from the amalgamation of a contrasting local “original” culture and the migrants from Java, unique differences still exists between the Bali Aga and the relative newcomers who have settled Bali dating from the 14th century.

Tenganan in the Regency of Karangasem, this community is located some 60 kilometers from the Island’s capital city of Denpasar. Covering an area of 917.2 hectare, those who live within its walled boundaries are mandated to marry only within existing family networks from Tenganan, and its residents are strictly forbidden from indulging in polygamy or divorce.

The village is known the world over for the unique “double-ikat” gringsing textiles that form part of many of the world’s leading textile collections. These textiles, together with highly skilled woven baskets and lontar leaf scrolls are sold to tourist visitors who are welcome during daylight hours to explore the unusually wide stone-paved boulevards of the community that remain free of four-wheeled vehicle traffic. At night, however, the gates of Tenganan are locked and only local residents are allowed to stay in the village after dark.

Tenganan village celebrates many colorful festivals, best viewed during the months of January, February, June and December.

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New Ubud Gallery Opens with Two-Man Exhibition
Paintings by John van der Sterren and Ketut Gede Susana Exhibiting Through July at NKRI Art at The Ayung Resort, Ubud

Long recognized as Bali’s bohemia, the Central Bali community of Ubud has served as a gathering point for artists, both famous and infamous, who have sought inspiration among the terraced rice fields and deep ravines that bisect its verdant landscapes.

In this setting, a new gallery, NKRI ART has opened in the stunning private grounds of The Ayung Resort Ubud – long known for its eclectic collection of art and artifacts that have always proven a "good fit" with the surrounding community’s heterogeneous predilections. In truth, it may be hard to determine the boundaries between the The Ayung Resort Ubud and the newly opened NKRI ART Gallery in a Resort where the owner’s love for paintings, sculptures, Asian objets d'art occupies and sometimes overwhelms the public areas.

Easily found and fortunately with designated signage, the inaugural exhibition at NKRI ART will feature collections of two artists whose share a love and passion for Indonesia: John Van der Sterren and Ketut Gede Susana.

John Van der Sterren

John van der Sterren hails from Sukabumi, West Java. Widely regarded as one of Asia's leading landscape painters, van der Sterren’s signature white beard and straw hat are the trademarks of a painter known for sketching scenes of a vanishing history. A favorite of discerning collectors and local auction houses, his works are valued parts of many private and public collections.

Ketut Gede Susana

One of Bali’s up and coming young artists, Ketut Gede Susana's full-time employment is as an art teacher for special need students. His paintings, created during spare evening and weekend hours, reflect a deft ability to depict true-life but in a way that captures and illuminate the nuances and details that escape our normal range of visual perception. His work is sensitive in its detail and strikingly appealing in its ability to create intricate and mesmerizing visuals, using soft hues and monochrome.

e are delighted to be able to open NKRI ART with two very diverse artists, who share a common bond of Bali” said Frits Henskes, general manager of The Ayung Resort. Adding, “We intend to showcase established and emerging Indonesian artists and their collections throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming art lovers and others passing through Ubud to NKRI ART, and hope their visit enhances their enjoyment and appreciation of both Ubud and Bali”.

NKRI ART is open to the public 7 days a week 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

For more information: Telephone: +62-(0)361-9001333

An Exhibition of Art
By Ketut Gede Susana and John van der Sterren

NKRI Gallery at The Ayung Resort Ubud
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan
Ubud - Banjar Begawan
March 25 – July, 2018
Open Daily from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm


Chinese Returning in Droves to Bali
Badung Regency Official Says Chinese Travelers are Bullish on Bali

Bisnis.com quotes a Badung Regency official, Ngakan Putu Tri Ariawan, who says that following the lull in business caused by the eruption of Mount Agung, tourists from Mainland China are once again flooding into Bali.

“I have heard directly from enthusiastic Chinese tourists that they will inform friends and family about Bali when they return to China,” said Ariawan.

Ariawan, who heads the Industrial Section at the Regency, met a large group of tourists attending a dinner on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 for hundreds of employees of the Frudia Corporation from Shandong, China at the Golden Tulip Bay View Hotel in Ungasan.

Ariawan believes slowly but surely tourists arrivals to Bali will increase, including large groups from the Chinese mainland.

Chinese tourists now represent the largest source of foreign visitors to Bali, followed by Australians.

Ariawan said the Regency stands ready to provide the best service to both foreign and domestic visitors. If there are future eruptions of the Mount Agung Volcano tourist will be provided free or discounted accommodations for one night or complimentary land transportation to alternative airports in the region.


Business is Sky High
Indonesia’s Aviation Industry Booming with More than 100 Million Passengers Flown in 2017

Kontoan.co.id reports that Indonesia’s aviation industry – both in terms of passenger loads and cargo, grew in 2017 as compared to 2016. In 2017, the number of air passengers carried in Indonesia exceeded 100 million.

Experts contend that these numbers and the high rate of growth are reflective of not only the Indonesian economy as a whole, but the nation’s tourism industry.

“The smooth travel movements of the people and goods are indicators of the success of national development. The increase of traffic in the air transportation sector, demonstrates that the passenger and goods movements are growing smoothly. This has made a positive contribution to the growth of the national economy that includes tourism and the increasing number of foreign tourists coming to Indonesia,” said the Director General of Civil Aviation, Agus Santoso, in a statement to the press on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Agus said that goods and passengers are now able to travel quickly to almost every corner of the Indonesian archipelago utilising the increasing number of new airports being opened in once remote regions by the Government.

Data from the Department of Civil Aviation records 109,385,107 passengers were served by Indonesian airlines in 2017, an increase of 9.6% compared to the totals of 2016 when 99,762,611 passengers flew.

From these totals, domestic air passengers totaled 96,890,664 – an increase of 8.4% over 2016. International passengers flying on Indonesian carriers in 2017 reached 10,377,246.

In terms of market share, Lion Air dominated the marketplace carrying 34% of all domestic passengers followed by Garuda Indonesia that carried 20% of domestic air travelers.

Garuda dominated market share among Indonesian airlines carrying international passengers boarding 4,833,194 passengers – a market share of 39% followed by Indonesia AirAsia with 3.273.758 passengers – a 26% market share.

Domestic air cargo uplifted in 2017 totaled 729,194 tons, increasing 1.8% in comparison to 2016.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation recorded 19,061,737 passengers carried by foreign airlines and 384,936 tons of cargo moving on foreign carriers.


Airspace Over Bali No Longer Empty
Bali Airport Reopens After 24-Hour Closure for Nyepi New Year Observances

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport reopened at sunrise or 6:00 am on Sunday, March 18, 2018, after being closed for 24 hours in deference to the Bali-Hindu “Nyepi” day of silence.

The Airport was closed at 6:00 am on Saturday, March 17, 2018 as announced to the world via a Notice to Airman (Notam) issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation No. A0117/18.

During the closure of Bali’s airport over the “Nyepi” period starting from 6:00 am on Saturday, March 17 until 6:00 am the following morning, a total of 410 flights were cancelled - comprised of 217 domestic flights and 193 international flights.

Shortly after 6:00 am in Sunday morning, March 18, 2018, the first flight departed Bali as the airport and Bali as a while reopened to the world after 24-hours of suspended animation.




 
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