Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali Update · Archive
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Bali Excursions
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Holiday packages for 3 days or more stay !
Bali Transportation
Bali Services
Bali News
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
Live Chat
Chat to our customer service using Yahoo Messenger!

Click here to download and install Yahoo Messenger
 
Feedback
"Always a pleasure to read the Bali Update. We've referred many friends who are considering a trip to Bali to the newsletter, as well as several considering a permanent move. It's such a simple way for us to stay in touch."

Robyn McCulloch
Truckee, CA, USA
Send us your [Feedback]!
 
Bali Reasons
We understand
your Dream

A trip to Bali is for many of our clients a once in a lifetime adventure. We therefore plan the smallest details ensuring the highest quality experience for each and every one of our clients.
More good [Reasons]?
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel: ++62 361 286 283
Fax: ++62 361 286 284
24h: ++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
VisaMasterCardAmerican Express
 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
BALI UPDATE #688 - 16 November 2009

Bali's Volcanic Mt Batur Put on Alert Status
Tourist Welcome to View Bali's Rumbling Volcano, But Mountain Closed to Climbers Until Further Notice.

Bali's easily accessible Mt. Batur volcano has had its status raised from "normal" to "alert" (Waspada) due to elevated levels of hot gas emissions and increased seismic activity. Actually a "volcano within a volcano," Mt. Batur allows Bali visitors to Kintamani to drive along the lip of a massive ancient caldera that encompasses Kintamani's crater-lake and the still active Mr. Batur.
The crater-lake can be accessed by road leading to several resorts, a hot water springs, excusrion boats to the ancient Bali Aga village and the departure point used by the thousands who climb Mt. Batur (1,717 meters) each year.
The last significant eruption of Mt. Batur occurred in 2000, but government monitors have recorded more than 21 tremors emitting from the mountain since September of this year. These tremors, together with occasional black clouds of smoke from the mountain's apex, are seen by experts as signs that Mt. Batur may be awakening into a new phase of volcanic activity. The tremors are occurring as many as 60 times a day and are felt as far away as 2 kilometers from the mountain.
Because of this renewed level of activity, the Department of Energy and Natural Resource (ESDM) changed the status of Mt. Batur to "Alert" (Waspada) on November 8, 2009. On a practical level, the enhanced warning level has closed Mt. Batur to mountain climbers and trekkers. Local officials have advised local residents to be prepared to follow any instructions issued by the government in regards to changes in the mountain's status.
Townsfolks who have lived for generations in the shadow of the volcano appear to be carrying on with their normal lives. Between 1804 and 2000 Mt. Batur has exploded 28 times with the longest gap between eruptions of 39 years. Those explosions have, fortunately, been of the relatively low intensity Strombolian nature, characterized by flowing ash, rocks and volcanic clouds as opposed to the more devastating and cataclysmic Plinian, Surtseyan or Vesuvian forms of explosions.
With a modicum of caution and in the hands of a local travel agent monitoring announcements from the government, now, may, in fact, be the perfect time for a tour to Mt. Kintamani and the chance for a relatively close-up view of a working volcano.


Who Owns Taman Festival?
Local Bali Businessman Challenges Governor Pastika's Efforts to Repossess Land Occupied by Defunct Entertainment Center.

In the mid-1990s, the Bali government of Bali entered into a joint-venture with Indonesian businessman Bambang Pengestu for the operation of what was promised to become a US$100 million entertainment complex in Sanur - Taman Festival Bali. A soft-opening in October of 1997 gave visitors a glimpse at the developing amusement park that, when completed, would have thrill rides, animal exhibits, dining venues, a micro-brewery, a man-made volcano erupting nightly and a US$5 million laser show.
Eventually, a lightning strike put an end to the laser show and diminishing pyrotechnic supplies made the ersatz volcano extinct. But, on a more basic level, poor public attendance during the Asian economic crisis and the inability of Pangestu to financially complete the project caused the park to eventually close its doors completely in 2000.
More recently, Bali's governor Made Mangku Pastika, keeping his pledge to reinvigorate underperforming provincial assets, declared his interest in finding a new investor to take over the park or to develop the 9.5 hectare site into some other profitable business.
However, the governor's intentions have, at least for the interim, been put on hold by a local businessman, Hartono, who is trying to bring the Governor before a local procedural court (PTUN) for his refusal to turn the land over to him. Hartono, who owns a beachfront hotel in Kuta and the local Mercedes Benz dealership, is reportedly claiming that he purchased the lease on the land for Rp. 12 billion (US$1.2 million) in an auction conducted by the bank who held the original lease with Pangestu as collateral for money lent to develop the park.
Citing the fact that the original lease is part of a non-performing joint operation and that the project has failed to pay a promised dividend to the people of Bali for more than a decade, the provincial government considers their agreement with Pangestu null and void and now wishes to reclaim the land now claimed by Hartono.
Efforts by the local press to obtain a comment from Hartono in the matter have proven futile with his staff claiming the "boss" is out of town.


Rabies Now Present in 7 Bali Regencies
As Rabies Threat Widens, Only Two Regencies of Bali Remain Rabies Free.

Beritabali.com confirms that the spread of the potentially deadly rabies contagion has now spread to seven of Bali's nine regencies and municipalities. Rabies cases have now been confirmed in Badung, Denpasar, Tabanan, Bangli, Buleleng, Karangasem and Gianyar.
The Head of Bali's Animal Husbandry Department, Ida Bagus Alit, told the press on November 11, 2009, that only the regencies of Klungkung and Jembrana can claim to still be without positively confirmed cases of the disease.
Local authorities are undertaking an education program for local residents, vaccination of pets, and a controversial eradication program of stray dog populations in all areas of Bali in an effort to stem the further spread of rabies.
At least 15 human fatalities in Bali have been linked to the illness since November 2008.
Related Article
[Bali Rabies Saga Continues]


Monumental Opportunity or Monumental Mistake?
Bali's Plans to Try to Salvage Garuda Wisnu Kencana Project Brings Spotlight on New Provincially Owned Company - PT Bali Mandara.

After laying in a state of suspended animation for nearly 20 years, the Provincial Government of Bali headed by Governor Made Mangku Pastika has restated its resolve to restart the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) project at an estimated cost that has increase from an estimated Rp. 400 billion (US$40 million) in the 1990s to a current figure of Rp. 2 trillion (US$200 million).
IN its current state statue components comprising the bust of the Lord Wisnu and the head of a mythical Garuda bird that, should the final vision be realized, would be joined in a monument standing 300 meters above sea level atop a 70 meter high pedestal at the center of a 100-hectare site.
On an island where many still live in poverty, the mega-project's completion with funds from the public coffers remains highly controversial, as demonstrated by various comments collected from community leaders by the Bali Post.
Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana, an economist from Undikas called for careful attention to be paid to laws governing the issuance of shares and the investment of capital, questioning if the investment is capable of creating a viable return on investment.
Badung community and tourism leader, Nyoman Ruth Ady, questioned the commitment of Governor Pastika to his program of community betterment espoused in his Bali Mandara program during the 2008 campaign. Ady's says his misgivings are linked to several ideas put forth by the governor that appear not to be firmly linked to the public's welfare. Citing one example, Ady pointed to the formation of PT Bali Mandara - a company owned by the provincial government whose start-up capital has been financed from Rp. 200 billion (US$2 million) in "efficiencies" from the provincial budget.
Following much public scrutiny and comment, plans have been put on hold by Bali's House of Representatives to hold discussions regarding plans for PT Bali Mandara to invest in a mall, hotel and a convention center at the GWK complex. Ady said: "Ideas that jump around like this indicate that the provincial government of Bali under Mangku Pastika lacks in being truly for the people. This is not in accordance with the campaign promises that have been made."
In addition, Ady, the former chairman of the Badung Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), claims that plans to invest in the GWK are a violation of legal procedure that mandate prior approval from the Bali House of Representatives. "I also question if the investment in the GWK will eventually profit the provincial government of Bali? Because, as far as I know, GWK loses money."
Ady contends that if the government of Bali truly intends to build a conference center or trade center, they should first use one of the parcels of land they own around the city of Denpasar that is more accessible to the regencies of Badung, Ginayar and Denpasar.
Bali Post point out that there are long standing efforts to salvage the GWK project. Former Telecommunications, Post and Tourism minister Joop Ave; Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik; and Governor Made Mangku Pastika have all lobbied the Central government to lend a hand in bringing the long-stalled park project to realization. In 2007, President Yudhoyono also issued a call for the monument to be inaugurated by May 10, 2008, the 100th anniversary of National Awakening Day - a deadline that has come and gone with GWK still far from completion.
Meanwhile, the Chief Commissioner of the company that manages the complex, PT Garuda Adhimatra Indonesia (GAIN), Nyoman Nuarta, has welcomed indications from Bali's provincial government that they will invest funds in the project. Nuarta, who is also the sculptor-designer of the monument, said it has always been his hope that the government and people of Bali would jointly take possession of GWK. For this reason, he claims he has rejected approaches by a number of foreign investors, including Malaysia and Bahrain. Nuarta added, however, that if the provincial government of Bali did invest in GWK that the project should be managed professionally for the benefit of all the people of Bali.
Nuarta said the current main focus for finishing the GWK project is the completion of the statue and its pedestal. Nurata estimated the cost of completing the statue phase of the GWK project will consume additional funds totaling around Rp. 750 billion (US$7.5 million).


Cooking Up Some Fun for Bali's Kids
Bali Culinary Professionals Host Over 100 Orphans to a Day at Bali's Safari & Marine Park.

Bali Culinary Professionals (BCP) - the professional organization for the island's chefs, joined forces with the Bali Safari and Marine Park on Nov 12, 2009, to host over 100 underprivileged kids in a dual celebration of International Chefs Day and the Second Anniversary of the Bali Safari & Marine Park.
A day dedicated to professional chefs around the world, International Chefs Day is traditionally celebrated by chefs spending the day in service to their surrounding communities.
"This year we decided to treat some local children to a day out at the Safari park. As the park was also planning an orphans' day to celebrate their second anniversary, we felt it would be great to combine the events and it turned out so well we are considering making it an annual event," said Darren Lauder, BCP's Vice President and Executive Chef of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa.
Safari adventures, the park's famous elephant show, games, prizes and a wildly popular cake decorating competition provided the children from four of Bali's orphanages with some long overdue fun and laughs.
The kid's day began with a Safari Adventure – a motorized trip through the park's extensive animal collection before bringing them to Kampung Gajah where an elephant show was staged while the children were treated to snacks and drinks. The kids were also given a chance to take to the stage to perform songs and dances for the other groups who joined the fun day out.
Later, the kids put the finishing touches on a large birthday cake cooked by the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa that was presented to the Park on the occasion of its 2nd birthday.
Before the day ended, all the children were given gifts donated by various sponsors including The Bali Safari and Marine Park and Travel Works Communications International. Other sponsors for the day included Sukanda Djaya who donated all the Diamond Ice Creams and juices, Bapak Bakery and Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa.
The more than 100 children invited to the Park came from the following Bali orphanages: Yappenatim Gianyar. Dharma jati Trenggeli, Elisama Seseatan and Tat Twam Asi of Renon.
Book a Trip to Bali Safari & Marine Park
[Bali Safari & Marine Park]


How Much is that Doggy on the Volcano?
Efforts are Underway to Earn International Recognition for Bali's Famed Kintamani Dogs.

If Bali's dog aficionados have their say, Bali's long-haired Kintamani breed from the cool mountain areas surrounding Lake Batur will soon become the first recognized breed of dog from Indonesia.
Professor Dr. I Nyoman Sadra Sharmawan of Bali's Udayana Veterinary Faculty told the national news agency Antara, "socialization efforts to make the Kintamani dogs the preferred pet of the people have been performed, despite the current epidemic of rabies."
Sadra says public awareness and support is needed to earn worldwide recognition for the Kintimani breed. Adding, local people in Bali must learn to care for and breed the Kintimani dogs.
A breed of dog that superficially resembles a Samoyed or Chow-Chow, the Kintamani can be white, black or brown in color. The breed is essentially fearless in its bearing, cautious and highly territorial. The dogs are intensely loyal to their owner or his family. They will typically mark their territory by digging the ground and will attack any outside dog violating their domain.
In 1994 the Indonesian Kennel Association officially acknowledged the Kintamani as a breed.


Garuda Shopping for More Aircraft
Indonesian National Carrier Sets Aside US$100 for New Planes in 2010.

The Jakarta Post reports that Garuda Indonesia has allocated US$100 million for expenditure in 2010 as the first of five yearly installments that will increase the airline's present fleet from 67 to 116 aircraft.
Garuda's finance director Eddy Purwanto told the press, "We plan to spend $100 million in capital expenditure in 2010 to buy more planes as well as to fulfill Garuda's other operational expenditure."
2010 will be the third time Garuda has spent more than US$100 million is a single year.
In 2009, Garuda has acquired new Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
Garuda has ordered 10 new Boeing 777-300ERs and 50 Boeing 737-800s. Previously, the company took delivery of three new Airbus 330-200s and one Boeing 737-800.
"We will increase our routes and increase the number of flights from 1,700 times per week in 2009 to 3,000 times per week in 2014," said Emirsyah Satar, the CEO of the airline.
He said that the company was targeting to serve 27 million passengers by 2014, up from 10.1 million passengers recorded in 2008.
Additional funds for the expansion of the airline's fleet will be aide by a 40% initial public offering of its shares in 2010 that is targeted to raise between US$300 to US$400 million in much-needed fresh capital.


St. Regis Bali Wines and Dines
Exclusive Chateau Lynch-Bages Grand Cru Classé Wine at December 1, 2009 Dinner at St. Regis Bali.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, St. Regis Bali will usher in the holiday season with a limited-seating 7-course dinner accompanied by fine wines from Chateau Lynch-Bages together with premier wines from other regions, including Cordeillian-Bages, Villa Bel-Air, L'Ostal Caez, Domaine des Senechaux (Chateauneuf du Pape) and Xisto.
The evening commences at 6:30 pm with cocktails at the King Cole Bar while witnessing the St. Regis Nightly Fire Ritual, sipping Billecart Salmon Champagne and samplimg delicious canapes.
Dinner commences at 7:30 pm in the Astor Ballroom with the following menu:
Lynch-Bages - Grande Astor Gala Dinner
Amuse
Sweet deep-sea scallops and Ahi tuna tartar Sphericals of passion fruit vinaigrette, avruga pearls organic greens and sweet basil oil
- Chateau Villa Bel Air Blanc, Graves, Bordeaux 2004 - Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon-
+ + +
Gently poached river lobster tail in a rich brown onion consommé, Parmesan bread crouton, crispy prosciutto and onion jam
- Domaines des Senechaux Chateauneuf du Pape, Cote Du Rhone 2006, Roussanne, Grenache blanc, Clairette & Bourboulenc-
+ + +
Quick-seared red coral trout and Salmon roe served with pink peppercorn and citrus compote blossom honey and red wine reduction, cinnamon emulsion
- Château Cordeillan Bages, Paulliac, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux 1998, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc-
+ + +
Cured and roasted duck breast pickled red beetroot, fresh horseradish parfait red beetroot and orange reduction, lemon sea salt
- Château L'Ostal Cazes, La Liviniere, Minervois, Langeduec-Roussilon 2004, Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache & Carignan-
+ + +
Wagyu beef tenderloin MB7+ done medium shimeji mushrooms and edamame beans smoked bone marrow, black truffle scented port wine jus
- Xisto Roquette E Cazes, Quinta Do Crasto, Douro Valley, Portugal 2003, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz-
+ + +
Selection of aged French cheese served with dried fig chutney, preserved lemon and apricot, candied walnuts, walnut bread
- Château Lynch Bages 5iem Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux 2002, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot & Cabernet Franc-
+ + +
Warm apple and nougat Douillon homemade vanilla bean ice cream and crunchy Nougatine armagnac and prune compote, sour cream and prune coulis
- Warre's Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Port-
+ + +
St. Regis chocolate truffles
+ + +
Coffee or Tea
+ + +
Digestif and Cigar
The cost for the 7-course menu, cocktail, and paired wines is Rp. 1,700,000 (US$170) net per person.
Seating is strictly limited and reservations are a must.
Telephone ++62-(0)361-300 6414.


A Bigger and Much Improved Airport for Bali
Details Emerge on Bali's Major Airport Renovation Revealed.

PT Angkasa Pura I (PAP), the State-owned company that manages Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, recently outlined the major renovation and upgrading work at Bali's only airport soon to get underway.
Quoted in Beritabali.com, the General Manager of PAP, Heru Legowo, said the total cost of the planned modifications at Bali's airport is budgeted at Rp. 1.6 trillion (US$160 million). When completed, the new domestic and internaitonal passenger terminals will cover 120,000 square meters with the capacity to handle 20 million visitors each year. The current terminals cover only 15,000 square meters and must handle nearly 9 million visitors in a single year, According to Legowo, Bali's present airport is only suitable for handling 4 million visitors each year, meaning that in its present configuration Bali's airport is no longer viable.
Legowo said the renovation program that will begin in early 2010 will require 30 months to complete and may well represent the final upgrade for Bali's airport which has run out of land for any future expansion.
The present expansion will require the leveling of hundreds of housing units once used by airport staff, a post office and an animal quarrantine facility. "Of the 176 staff housing units we have, almost all will be demolished," explained the Deputy Technical Director of PAP, Ketut Reneng Armika.
In addition to enlarging the terminal, the parking area at the airport will also be augmented to permit the parking of 5,000 vehicles. A separate parking area for motorcycles will also be constructed.
In anticipation of the larger numbers to be handled by Bali's international and domestic air terminal over the coming 3 years, Heru said he hoped the provincial government of Bali will begin to consider upgrading road access to the airport in order to handle increased traffic flows.


Saving Bali's Serangan Island
Bali's Denpasar Government Pledging to Bring the Turtles Back to Bali's "Turtle Island."

The government of Denpasar is trageting to restore the badly damaged natural environment of Serangan island by establishing a turtle refuge as part of plans to create the island into a marine sports center.
The Head of Denpasar's Environmental Agency, Anak Agung Sudarsana, told Beritabali.com that the turtle refuge would help restore both the environment of Serangan and help protect the turtle population. As a first step, some 500 baby green trutle from Banyuwangi in East Java will be brought to the island in order to enlarge the species base of turtles living in the island.
According to Sudarsana, the Government for the City of Denpasar is in the process of planning how best to revitalize the natural habitat of Serangan island which was badly damaged by a developer in a beach reclamation project.
"Step-by-step, we hope to rehabilitate (the island), until the point where the turtle population returns to normal levels. We are also hoping for the public's participation in this process," explaied Sudarsana.
Current estimates place the turtle population of Serangan island at 200. In the '1970s the turtle population of the island was estimated to be at least one million, earning the island its name as "turtle island."


An Indonesian Welcome to the Island of Bali
Ayokebali.com - New Bali Travel Website Aimed at Indonesian Domestic market Launched by Bali Discovery Tours. Bookings During 3-month Lunch will Win Travel Bag or Tickets to Bali Taman Safari.

Bali Discovery Tours - the publishers of Bali Update and one of Bali's leading destination management companies and travel e-commerce innovators is launching a business to consumer (B2C) etravel website aimed at the Indonesian-speaking domestic market.
www.ayokebali.com will complement the well-established and award-winning www.balidiscovery.com already operated by Bali Discovery Tours by offering an entire range of accommodation, tour and attraction options targeted at the Indonesian domestic market. Bali Discovery Tour's Managing Director, Arie Sukirno, welcomed the new website saying: "It is a well established but seldom acknowledged fact that as much as 54% of all Bali visitors are domestic travelers. With the launch of www.ayokebali.com we hope to cater to the specific needs of Indonesian nationals and residents by presenting products tailored to their tastes."
Published entirely in Bahasa Indonesia – the national language of the Republic of Indonesia, the www.ayokebali.com website provides on-line reservations and travel products all quoted in Indonesian Rupiahs. The site also offers the advantage of allowing hotels and travel products offering special pricing to the domestic market the chance to promote those packages. The website also offers payment by all major credit cards, Paypal© and inter-bank electronic transfer methods popular with many Indonesian consumers.
Experience has proven that Indonesian travelers cover the entire milieu – from budget travelers to the very top end of luxury clients. Accordingly, the www.ayokebali.com site will include many less-expensive locally owned and operated accommodation options not found on other travel websites as well as the standard array of villas and hotels for which Bali is internationally famous. "As a travel company with many years of experience, we are confident that we will be able to offer the best deals in the market today," says Ricky Johansyah, Director of MICE and Operations at Bali Discovery Tours. Adding, "customers booking via www.balidiscovery.com and www.ayokebali.com will both enjoy an unparalleled range of quality products at prices guaranteed to be the best available on the Internet, and a well-trained team in Bali providing first-class customer service."
John M. Daniels, the President Director of Bali Discovery Tours, sees the rapidly growing domestic market as a cause of pride for the Indonesian nation and further proof of the dynamic national economy managing to grow in an otherwise sluggish global situation. Daniels explained: "Like every other sustainable world tourism destination, Bali's main market must continue to be the Indonesian consumer. Www.ayokebali.com is our way of putting out a new matt at Bali's doorway that not only reads ‘welcome' but now also says ‘selamat datang."
Prizes to be Won
Indonesian nationals and Indonesian-speaking residents visiting the www.ayokebali.com website will also encounter on-line contests, quizzes and bonus offers. As part of its launching celebration, everyone making a booking over ayokebali between the months of November 2009 and January 2010 will receive a bonus gift from Bali Discovery Tours. Prizes will be drawn at the time of confirmation with every customer winning either an attractive travel bag or 2 complimentary admission tickets from the popular Bali Taman Safari and Marine Park.
About Bali Discovery Tours
A Bali based Destination Management Company established in 1998, Bali Discovery Tours is an acknowledged leader in the Bali travel industry, strategically positioned to meet the growing needs of domestic and international travelers. Professional and experienced experts at Bali Discovery Tours have produced a portfolio of success that includes sending Bali Update - a weekly tourism newsletter to 20,000 subscribers every week; publishing the only comprehensive guides to meetings and conferences in Bali - Bali MICE Guide; operating Bali's leading online travel website balidiscovery.com, and hosting the award -winning MRA Bali International Triathlon held every June.
[Ayokebali.com]


Bali Arrival Numbers Continue to Surge
Bali by the Numbers: 2009 Q3 Bali Arrival Totals Pointing Way to a Record-Breaking 2.2 million Visitors by the End of the Year.

Total Foreign arrivals through the end of September 2009 totalled 208,185 - an increase of 15% over September 2008 when 181,033 foreign arrivals were recorded.
On a cumulative January-September basis, total arivals to Bali hit 1,672,923 for the first three quarters of the year. This is equal to a 13.11% improvement over the same period in 2008 (1,479,079).
Balidiscovery.com predicted in mid-2009 that total arrivals would exceed 2.2 million for the current year, a figure substantially higher than the official target of 1.8 million and a target openly questioned in the Bali press by the head of the Bali Association of Indonesian Travel Agents (ASITA). [See: Bali Tour Operators Association Expresses Doubts on Arrival Targets Despite Positive Tourism Numbers]
However, based on results now in hand covering the first three quarters of 2009, Balidiscovery.com restates with ever greater certitude its earlier projection that total foreign tourist arrivals will surpass 2.2 million by the end of 2009.
Shifting Market Leaders
2009 has been a year a musical chairs in terms of the ranking of main source markets for Bali:
• Australia has staked a solid claim on the top position of source markets for Bali, at 315,389 Australians through the end of September, arrivals from Oz arrivals are up a whopping 39.06%.
• Displaced from their previously sacrosanct top spot is Japan. Reflecting a troubled national economy, Japanese arrivals are down -11.31% at 249,724 through the end of September, relegating Japan to the unaccustomed number two spot in terms of Bali source markets.
• The People's Republic of China now holds the #3 spot at 154,846 arrivals, up an astounding 65.13% when compared to the same period in 2009. These improvements were made possible by an easing of visa procedures and improved air access, clearing the way for the PRC to push Taiwan from its previous hold on the #3 slot.
• Cheap flights from Malaysia have bolstered arrivals from that country with arrivals increasing 13.34% to 100,896 from last year's total of 89,018 through the end of September. Malaysia's move to the # 4 slot among key source markets for Bali displaces South Korea who once held that position.
• Moving down one slot to %5, South Korea arrivals have decreased 1.12% during the first three quarters of 2009, standing at 95,765. The #5 slot was previously held by the PRC who has moved up to the #3 spot.
• U.S.A. arrivals have improved 5.62% for the first three quarters of 2009 totaling 55,314.
• France has become a star performer ex-Europe, improving 43.68% over 2008 totaling 85,602 through the end of September.
• Travelers from the U.K. increased 10.01% during the first three quarters of 2009, achieving 68,428 visitors.


An Informative Evening with Minister Jero Wacik
Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism Exchanges Ideas with Bali's Tourism Leaders. Pledges to Fight for More Flights for Singapore Airlines and Qatar Air.

Bali-born Minister for Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, who was just reappointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for a second five year term to the cabinet gathered with more around 100 invitees from Bali's tourism culture circles for dinner and conversation on Sunday, November 15, 2009.
The unique gathering, conducted entirely in Indonesian and Balinese, was held at the Puri Santrian Resort & Spa.
Highlights from among the free-flowing and varied comments made by Minister Wacik:
• Wacik outlined to the group his strong emotional commitment to developing Indonesian tourism and his core philosophy of always mantaining a positive mental attitude, even in difficult times. To underline these points, all who attended the dinner meeting were given copies of Waciks Biography themed on maintaining a positive outlook and another volume recording the achievements of his first 5-year term as Minister of Culture and Tourism.
• The Minister used the evening to declare a "truce" with all those who may have challenged, opposed or criticized him during his first term of office and the recently concluded election. Dismissing such matters as signs of a thriving democracy at work in Indonesia, Wacik issued a call for everyone in tourism and culture circles to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with him during the coming 5 years.
• The Minister spoke with pride of the fact that Indonesia's economy is only one of four (together with the PRC, PNG and Vietnam) participating in the current APEC conference that has recorded positive economic growth over the past year. Indonesia's economic success Wacik atributed to the wise leadership of President Yudhoyono and the national unity he has brought to the country.
• The Minister spoke of the national commitment developing a film industry and the important role motion pictures can play in sharing with the world the story of Indonesia's rich cultures and traditions. To this end, Wacik told of his participation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 and meetings held with the producers of "Eat, Pray, Love" which only days ago finished shooting in Bali.
• Jero Wacik explained the political mechanism at work that prompted his October resignation from the Presidential Cabinet in favor of a seat in the National House of Representatives (MPR) followed by his reappointment to the Cabinet.
• The Minister shared his continuing vision for a North Bali airport as a means of leveling the economic imbalance that now exists between people living the the northern and southern regions of the island.
• In response to urgings from Al Purwa, the Chairman of the Bali Chapter of the Indonesian Association of Travel Agents (ASITA), the Minister promised to immediately contact the Minister of Transportation and urge that both Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways be given as many Bali flights as they want. The Minister said that any need to protect the interests of the national carrier Garuda were outweighed by the urgency of maximizing tourist flows to Bali and that Garuda's desire for a larger share of the market could be addressed later, when the national carrier acquires additional planes. The Minister was responding to complaints from the audience that both Singapore Ailrines and Qatar Airways were being thwarted by the Civil Aviation Department in their desire to increase flight frequencies to Bali.
• Minister Wacik underlined the commitment of the current government to eliminating monopolies in Indonesia, including the past policies which allowed only "selected" agents to service specific markets, such as the mainland Chinese. He also promised to advise the Mainland Chinese government that efforts on their part to established "closed travel consortiums" what not in accordance with Indonesian law.
• In response to a question form the Bupati of Gianyar who also serves as the Bali Chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Assocation (PHRI-Bali), "Cok Ace," Wacik promised to help mediate and facilitate the need for a better inter-regency road system in Bali in order to facilite the movement of tourists to and from Ubud.
• Wacik promised the problem of long lines at visa-on-arrival counters in Bali would soon be resolved with more counters and computers. In addition, the government has intorduced visa issuance on board inbound flights from Japane and is seeking to make visas purchaseable on line to speed the immigration process in the future.
• Minister Wacik told how how his Ministry which was once below the Coordinating Minister for the People's Welfare has now been moved to report to Hatta Rajasa, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs. Wacik's view is that this new positioning will clear the way for additional funding for culture and tourism projects in the future.
• The Minister closed the gathering by looking ahead to 2014 when the next round of national elections will be held. Underlining President Yudhoyono's fim commitment to honor his two-term limited, he called on the next generation of Balinese leaders to begin grooming themselves to assume his job at the end of his current five year term when he will be 65-years-old.


Making a Bali Shopping List and Checking it Twice
A Christmas Gift Suggestion for the Person who Already Has Everything.

Consider this a "Dear Santa" letter from everyone at Balidiscovery.com.
As you prepare for the coming holidays and reflect on life's many blessing and scatterted tribulations, we have a gift suggestion that will make a world of difference to the recipient and give to you, the giver, that wonderful fuzzy feeling of Chritsmas' past when you couldn't wait for Mom or Dad to open the present that you pondered over for ages before find your way to the store's cashier.
Reflecting over the years, it tuly was the thought that counted. If you try, you might still able to recall how you danced with glee when Mom or Day feigned delight and awe as ther opened the half-liter bottle of eau de toilette.
Year pass and the special joy that is the preserve of children at Christmas gets tempered with the real knowledge that for many, Christmas day is merely another day in a life filled with challenges and disappointment.
Our Christmas wish for 2009 is that many of those who subscribe to Bali Update or visit balidiscovery.com will set aside a small amount to make a tangible difference of the Balinese people assisted by The John Fawcett Foundation.Here's some practical suggestions we'd like you to add to your Christmas list:
• For just Rp. 200,000 or less than US$20 you can make possible important medical treatment for the many families cared for by The John Fawcett Foundation.
• For Rp. 450,000 or less than US$45 you can cover the cost of a sight-restoring cataract operation performed by the Foundations team of doctors who traverse Bali and Lombok in their fully equipped mobile eye hospital.
• For Rp. 3.6 million or less than US$350 you can bestow the priceless gift of putting a smile on a small child's face by covering the cost of a cleft lip or cleft palate operation for a Balinese child.
Remember, Santa's watching, remembering each of you who take the time to be nice! So, we hope you'll find the time to make a direct gift to The John Fawcett Foundation or make a donation as a gift in the name of someone special to you.
Important Links
[The John Fawcett Foundation]
[A Bali Christmas Shopping List]


A Christmas You'll Always Remember
A Balidiscovery.com Exclusive: Celebrate Christmas Morning in a Balinese Christian Village.

Although not widely known, Balinese history tells of how remote Balinese villages populated only by Balinese Christians were established in the early decades of the '1900s to accommodate "outcasts" who had converted from Hinduism. Located in remote jungle areas of Northwest Bali thought to populated by evil spirits, these small enclaves of Christianity not only survived but prospered to become model communities.
As part of an annual holiday tradition from Balidiscovery.com, we offer a unique Christmas morning pilgrimage certain to form part of a life-long memory for island visitors wishing to celebrate Christmas as a family and among the fellow Christians in Bali.
Hidden away on the lush mountain slopes of Bali's westernmost mountains on the very border of the Bali Barat National Park are two picturesque communities - Belimbingsari and its near neighbor Palasari. These communities were established in the late '1930s by Balinese who had converted to Christianity and who no longer felt at ease or welcome in the traditional setting of a traditional Balinese banjar. In the intervening years these two villages have flourished with Belimbingsari becoming home to a large Protestant community and their central place of worship while, just a few kilometers away, Roman Catholic Balinese live in a community built encircling their dramatic and architecturally eclectic church at Palasari.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel This exclusive Christmas morning offering includes a pre-dawn pick up at any hotel in Bali, the air conditioned transportation and the services of a licensed guide to and from either Belimbingsari or Palasari, morning worship services, a Christmas morning brunch at the magnificent Taman Wana Resort and a scenic drive back to your hotel along Bali's rugged western coast.
While the ride to and from the services takes the better part of two hours each way, distance was never a problem for wise men (and women) seeking to honor the Child whose birthday we celebrate on Friday, December 25, 2009.
Join members of the Bali Discovery team on what always proves to be a special Balinese celebration of the special day!
[A Truly Balinese Christmas]


Garuda Invited to Resume Flights to the U.S.A.
F.A.A. Offers Technical Assistance to Indonesian Government and Garuda to Help Restart Flight Service to the U.S. West Coast.

Bisnis Indonesia reports that the U.S. Government has invited Garuda Indonesia to re-open its long-abandoned direct flights between the U.S.A. and Indonesia with assistance from the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency (FAA).
Garuda terminated its flights to Los Angeles in mid-1998 that operated on a route that traveled in both directions between Jakarta - Bali - Biak - Honolulu - Los Angeles.
The Minister of Transportation for Indonesia Freddy Numberi told the press that the U.S. invitation was delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron R. Hume after Indonesian aviation was moved from a cautionary category II rating to a more exemplary category I rating. Said Numberi, "this offer looks to be a good opportunity for Garuda and all of Indonesia."
Minister Numberi said the U.S. invitation will facilitate Garuda's possible return to U.S. airspace and fulfill the airline's desire to recommence long-haul services.
The Minister said he hoped Garuda would use this opportunity in accordance with its overall strategic plan for route and business development.
The CEO of Garuda, Emirsyah Satar told the press that his airline was prioritizing Europe in their plans to recommence long-haul flights. The Indonesian national carrier will resume service to Amsterdam in June 2010 and the earliest they might consider flying to the U.S.A. would be 2012.
Despite the reluctance of Garuda's CEO to start flying again to the U.S.A., the Director General of Civil Aviation, Herry Bakti S. Gumay is urging the airline to start flying to the U.S.A. in 2011 and invite the F.A.A. technical team to undertake the needed audits that will permit an Indonesian flag carrier to land in Los Angeles.


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

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and receive every Monday the latest information from the Island of the Gods.

Simply enter your email address below and join the community of more than 19,000 readers of Bali's only weekly newsletter.

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!

The Bali Update is published since more than 5 years. Thousands of articles are waiting for your exploration.

Simply enter your search terms below and travel back in time with Bali's most popular newsletter:

Bali News by Bali Update
HTML-Archive
The links below provide access to the graphical version of the Bali Update.


Bali Update #688
November 16, 2009

Bali Update #687
November 09, 2009

Bali Update #686
November 2, 2009

Bali Update #685
October 26, 2009

Bali Update #684
October 19, 2009

Bali Update #683
October 12, 2009

Bali Update #682
October 05, 2009

Bali Update #681
September 28, 2009

Bali Update #680
September 21, 2009

Bali Update #679
September 14, 2009

Bali Update #678
September 07, 2009

Bali Update #677
August 31, 2009

Bali Update #676
August 24, 2009

Bali Update #675
August 17, 2009

Bali Update #674
August 10, 2009

Bali Update #673
August 03, 2009

Bali Update #672
July 27, 2009

Bali Update #671
July 20, 2009

Bali Update #670
July 13, 2009

Bali Update #669
July 06, 2009

Bali Update #668
June 29, 2009

Bali Update #667
June 22, 2009

Bali Update #666
June 15, 2009

Bali Update #665
June 08, 2009

Bali Update #664
June 01, 2009

Bali Update #663
May 25, 2009

Bali Update #662
May 18, 2009

Bali Update #661
May 11, 2009

Bali Update #660
May 04, 2009

Bali Update #659
April 27, 2009

Bali Update #658
April 20, 2009

Bali Update #657
April 13, 2009

Bali Update #656
April 06, 2009

Bali Update #655
March 30, 2009

Bali Update #654
March 21, 2009

Bali Update #653
March 14, 2009

Bali Update #652
March 07, 2009

Bali Update #651
February 28, 2009

Bali Update #650
February 21, 2009

Bali Update #649
February 14, 2009

Bali Update #648
February 7, 2009

Bali Update #647
January 31, 2009

Bali Update #646
January 26, 2009

Bali Update #645
January 19, 2009

Bali Update #644
January 12, 2009

Bali Update #643
December 29, 2008

Bali Update #642
December 29, 2008

Bali Update #640
December 15, 2008

Bali Update #639
December 08, 2008

Bali Update #638
December 01, 2008

Bali Update #637
November 24, 2008

Bali Update #636
November 17, 2008

Bali Update #635
November 10, 2008

Bali Update #634
November 03, 2008

Bali Update #633
October 27, 2008

Bali Update #632
October 20, 2008

Bali Update #631
October 13, 2008

Bali Update #630
October 06, 2008

Bali Update #629
September 29, 2008

Bali Update #628
September 22, 2008

Bali Update #627
September 15, 2008

Bali Update #626
September 08, 2008

Bali Update #625
September 01, 2008

Bali Update #624
August 25, 2008

Bali Update #623
August 18, 2008

Bali Update #622
August 11, 2008

Bali Update #621
August 04, 2008

Bali Update #620
July 28, 2008

Bali Update #619
July 21, 2008

Bali Update #618
July 14, 2008

Bali Update #617
July 07, 2008

Bali Update #616
June 30, 2008

Bali Update #615
June 23, 2008

Bali Update #614
June 16, 2008

Bali Update #613
June 09, 2008

Bali Update #612
June 02, 2008

Bali Update #611
May 26, 2008

Bali Update #610
May 19, 2008

Bali Update #609
May 12, 2008

Bali Update #608
May 05, 2008

Bali Update #607
April 28, 2008

Bali Update #606
April 21, 2008

Bali Update #605
April 14, 2008

Bali Update #604
April 07, 2008

Bali Update #603
March 31, 2008

Bali Update #602
March 10, 2008

Bali Update #599
March 03, 2008

Bali Update #598
February 25, 2008

Bali Update #597
February 18, 2008

Bali Update #596
February 11, 2008

Bali Update #595
February 04, 2008

Bali Update #594
January 28, 2008

Bali Update #593
January 21, 2008

Bali Update #592
January 14, 2008

Bali Update #591
January 07, 2008

Bali Update #590
December 31, 2007

Bali Update #589
December 24, 2007

Bali Update #588
December 17, 2007

Bali Update #587
December 10, 2007

Bali Update #586
December 03, 2007

Bali Update #585
November 26, 2007

Bali Update #584
November 19, 2007

Bali Update #583
November 12, 2007

Bali Update #582
November 05, 2007

Bali Update #581
October 29, 2007

Bali Update #580
October 22, 2007

Bali Update #579
October 15, 2007

Bali Update #578
October 08, 2007

Bali Update #577
October 01, 2007

Bali Update #576
September 24, 2007

Bali Update #575
September 17, 2007

Bali Update #574
September 10, 2007

Bali Update #573
September 03, 2007

Bali Update #572
August 27, 2007

Bali Update #571
August 20, 2007

Bali Update #570
August 13, 2007

Bali Update #569
August 06, 2007

Bali Update #568
July 30, 2007

Bali Update #567
July 23, 2007

Bali Update #566
July 16, 2007

Bali Update #565
July 09, 2007

Bali Update #564
July 02, 2007

Bali Update #563
June 25, 2007

Bali Update #562
June 18, 2007

Bali Update #561
June 11, 2007

Bali Update #560
June 04, 2007

Bali Update #559
May 28, 2007

Bali Update #558
May 21, 2007

Bali Update #557
May 14, 2007

Bali Update #556
May 07, 2007

Bali Update #555
April 30, 2007

Bali Update #554
April 23, 2007

Bali Update #553
April 16, 2007

Bali Update #552
April 09, 2007

Bali Update #551
April 02, 2007

Bali Update #550
March 26, 2007

Bali Update #549
March 19, 2007

Bali Update #548
March 12, 2007

Bali Update #547
March 05, 2007

Bali Update #546
February 26, 2007

Bali Update #545
February 19, 2007

Bali Update #544
February 12, 2007

Bali Update #543
February 05, 2007

Bali Update #542
January 29, 2007

Bali Update #541
January 22, 2007

Bali Update #540
January 15, 2007

Bali Update #539
January 08, 2007

Bali Update #538
January 01, 2007

Bali Update #537
December 25, 2006

Bali Update #536
December 18, 2006

Bali Update #535
December 11, 2006

Bali Update #534
December 04, 2006

Bali Update #533
November 27, 2006

Bali Update #532
November 20, 2006

Bali Update #531
November 13, 2006

Bali Update #530
November 06, 2006

Bali Update #529
October 30, 2006

Bali Update #528
October 23, 2006

Bali Update #527
October 16, 2006

Bali Update #526
October 9, 2006

Bali Update #525
October 2, 2006

Bali Update #524
September 04, 2006

Bali Update #523
September 04, 2006

Bali Update #522
September 04, 2006

Bali Update #521
September 04, 2006

Bali Update #520
August 28, 2006

Bali Update #519
August 21, 2006

Bali Update #518
August 14, 2006

Bali Update #517
August 07, 2006

Bali Update #516
July 31, 2006

Bali Update #515
July 24, 2006

Bali Update #514
July 17, 2006

Bali Update #513
July 10, 2006

Bali Update #512
July 03, 2006

Bali Update #511
June 26, 2006

Bali Update #510
June 19, 2006

Bali Update #509
June 12, 2006

Bali Update #508
June 05, 2006

Bali Update #507
May 29, 2006

Bali Update #506
May 22, 2006

Bali Update #505
May 15, 2006

Bali Update #504
May 08, 2006

Bali Update #503
May 01, 2006

Bali Update #502
April 24, 2006

Bali Update #501
April 17, 2006

Bali Update #500
April 10, 2006

Bali Update #499
April 03, 2006

Bali Update #498
March 27, 2006

Bali Update #497
March 20, 2006

Bali Update #496
March 13, 2006

Bali Update #495
March 06, 2006

Bali Update #494
February 27, 2006

Bali Update #493
February 20, 2006

Bali Update #492
February 13, 2006

Bali Update #491
February 06, 2006

Bali Update #490
January 30, 2006

Bali Update #489
January 23, 2006

Bali Update #488
January 16, 2006

Bali Update #487
January 09, 2006

Bali Update #486
January 02, 2006

Bali Update #485
December 26, 2005

Bali Update #484
December 19, 2005

Bali Update #482
December 12, 2005

Bali Update #481
December 05, 2005

Bali Update #481
November 28, 2005

Bali Update #480
November 21, 2005

Bali Update #479
November 14, 2005

Bali Update #478
November 07, 2005

Bali Update #477
October 31, 2005

Bali Update #476
October 24, 2005

Bali Update #475
October 17, 2005

Bali Update #474
October 10, 2005

Bali Update #473
October 03, 2005

Bali Update #472
September 26, 2005

Bali Update #471
September 19, 2005

Bali Update #470
September 12, 2005

Bali Update #469
September 05, 2005

Bali Update #468
August 29, 2005

Bali Update #467
August 22, 2005

Bali Update #466
August 15, 2005

Bali Update #465
August 08, 2005

Bali Update #464
August 01, 2005

Bali Update #463
July 25, 2005

Bali Update #462
July 18, 2005

Bali Update #461
July 11, 2005

Bali Update #460
July 04, 2005

Bali Update #459
June 27, 2005

Bali Update #458
June 20, 2005

Bali Update #457
June 13, 2005

Bali Update #456
June 06, 2005

Bali Update #455
May 30, 2005

Bali Update #454
May 23, 2005

Bali Update #453
May 16, 2005

Bali Update #452
May 09, 2005

Bali Update #451
May 02, 2005

Bali Update #450
April 25, 2005

Bali Update #449
April 18, 2005

Bali Update #448
April 11, 2005

Bali Update #447
April 04, 2005

Bali Update #446
March 28, 2005

Bali Update #445
March 21, 2005

Bali Update #444
March 14, 2005

Bali Update #443
March 07, 2005

Bali Update #442
February 28, 2005

Bali Update #441
February 21, 2005

Bali Update #440
February 14, 2005

Bali Update #439
February 07, 2005

Bali Update #438
January 31, 2005

Bali Update #437
January 24, 2005

Bali Update #436
January 17, 2005

Bali Update #435
January 10, 2005

Bali Update #434
January 03, 2005

Bali Update #433
December 27, 2004

Bali Update #432
December 20, 2004

Bali Update #431
December 13, 2004

Bali Update #430
December 06, 2004

Bali Update #429
November 29, 2004

Bali Update #428
November 22, 2004

Bali Update #427
November 15, 2004

Bali Update #426
November 08, 2004

Bali Update #425
November 01, 2004

Bali Update #424
October 25, 2004

Bali Update #423
October 18, 2004

Bali Update #422
October 11, 2004

Bali Update #421
October 04, 2004

Bali Update #420
September 27, 2004

Bali Update #419
September 20, 2004

Bali Update #418
September 13, 2004

Bali Update #417
September 06, 2004

Bali Update #416
August 30, 2004

Bali Update #415
August 23, 2004

Bali Update #414
August 16, 2004

Bali Update #413
August 09, 2004

Bali Update #412
August 02, 2004

Bali Update #411
July 26, 2004

Bali Update #410
July 19, 2004

Bali Update #409
July 12, 2004

Bali Update #408
July 05, 2004

Bali Update #407
June 28, 2004

Bali Update #406
June 21, 2004

Bali Update #405
June 14, 2004

Bali Update #404
June 07, 2004

Bali Update #403
May 31, 2004

Bali Update #402
May 24, 2004

Bali Update #401
May 17, 2004

Bali Update #400
May 10, 2004

Bali Update #399
May 03, 2004

Bali Update #398
April 26, 2004

Bali Update #397
April 19, 2004

Bali Update #396
April 12, 2004

Bali Update #395
April 05, 2004

Bali Update #394
March 29, 2004

Bali Update #393
March 22, 2004

Bali Update #392
March 15, 2004

Bali Update #391
March 08, 2004

Bali Update #390
March 01, 2004

Bali Update #389
February 23, 2004

Bali Update #388
February 16, 2004

Bali Update #387
February 09, 2004

Bali Update #386
February 02, 2004

Bali Update #385
January 26, 2004

Bali Update #384
January 19, 2004

Bali Update #383
January 12, 2004

Bali Update #382
January 05, 2004

Bali Update #381
December 29, 2003

Bali Update #380
December 22, 2003

Bali Update #379
December 15, 2003

Bali Update #378
December 08, 2003

Bali Update #377
December 01, 2003

Bali Update #376
November 24, 2003

Bali Update #375
November 17, 2003

Bali Update #374
November 10, 2003

Bali Update #373
November 03, 2003

Bali Update #372
October 27, 2003

Bali Update #371
October 20, 2003

Bali Update #370
October 13, 2003

Bali Update #369
October 06, 2003

Bali Update #368
September 29, 2003

Bali Update #367
September 22, 2003

Bali Update #366
September 15, 2003

Bali Update #365
September 08, 2003

Bali Update #364
September 01, 2003

Bali Update #363
August 25, 2003

Bali Update #362
August 18, 2003

Bali Update #361
August 11, 2003

Bali Update #360
August 04, 2003

Bali Update #359
July 28, 2003

Bali Update #358
July 21, 2003

Bali Update #357
July 14, 2003

Bali Update #356
July 07, 2003

Bali Update #355
June 30, 2003

Bali Update #354
June 23, 2003

Bali Update #353
June 16, 2003

Bali Update #352
June 09, 2003

Bali Update #351
June 02, 2003

Bali Update #350
May 26, 2003

Bali Update #349
May 19, 2003

Bali Update #348
May 12, 2003

Bali Update #347
May 05, 2003

Bali Update #346
April 28, 2003

Bali Update #345
April 21, 2003

Bali Update #344
April 14, 2003

Bali Update #343
April 08, 2003

Bali Update #342
April 07, 2003

Bali Update #341
March 31, 2003

Bali Update #340
March 24, 2003

Bali Update #339
March 17, 2003

Bali Update #338
March 10, 2003

Bali Update #337
March 03, 2003

Bali Update #336
February 24, 2003

Bali Update #335
February 17, 2003

Bali Update #334
February 10, 2003

Bali Update #333
February 03, 2003

Bali Update #332
January 27, 2003

Bali Update #331
January 20, 2003

Bali Update #330
January 13, 2003

Bali Update #329
January 06, 2003

Bali Update #328
December 30, 2002

Bali Update #327
December 23, 2002

Bali Update #326
December 16, 2002

Bali Update #325
December 09, 2002

Bali Update #324
December 02, 2002

Bali Update #323
November 25, 2002

Bali Update #322
November 18, 2002

Bali Update #321
November 11, 2002

Bali Update #320
November 04, 2002

Bali Update #319
October 28, 2002

Bali Update #318
October 21, 2002

Bali Update #317
October 14, 2002

Bali Update #316
October 07, 2002

Bali Update #315
September 30, 2002

Bali Update #314
September 23, 2002

Bali Update #313
September 16, 2002

Bali Update #312
September 09, 2002

Bali Update #311
September 02, 2002

Bali Update #310
August 26, 2002

Bali Update #309
August 19, 2002

Bali Update #308
August 12, 2002

Bali Update #307
August 05, 2002

Bali Update #306
July 29, 2002

Bali Update #305
July 22, 2002

Bali Update #304
July 15, 2002

Bali Update #303
July 08, 2002

Bali Update #302
July 01, 2002

Bali Update #301
June 24, 2002

Bali Update #300
June 17, 2002

Bali Update #299
June 10, 2002

Bali Update #298
June 03, 2002

Bali Update #297
May 27, 2002

Bali Update #296
May 20, 2002

Bali Update #295
May 13, 2002

Bali Update #294
May 06, 2002

Bali Update #293
April 29, 2002

Bali Update #292
April 22, 2002

Bali Update #291
April 15, 2002

Bali Update #290
April 08, 2002

Bali Update #289
April 01, 2002

Bali Update #288
March 25, 2002

Bali Update #287
March 18, 2002

Bali Update #286
March 11, 2002

Bali Update #285
March 04, 2002

Bali Update #284
February 25, 2002

Bali Update #283
February 18, 2002

Bali Update #282
February 11, 2002

Bali Update #281
February 04, 2002

Bali Update #280
January 28, 2002

Bali Update #279
January 21, 2002

Bali Update #278
January 14, 2002

Bali Update #277
January 07, 2002

Bali Update #276
December 31, 2001

Bali Update #275
December 24, 2001

Bali Update #274
December 17, 2001

Bali Update #273
December 10, 2001

Bali Update #272
December 03, 2001

Bali Update #271
November 26, 2001

Bali Update #270
November 19, 2001

Bali Update #269
November 12, 2001

Bali Update #268
November 05, 2001

Bali Update #267
October 29, 2001

Bali Update #266
October 22, 2001

Bali Update #265
October 15, 2001

Bali Update #264
October 08, 2001

Bali Update #263
October 01, 2001

Bali Update #262
September 24, 2001

Bali Update #261
September 17, 2001

Bali Update #260
September 10, 2001

Bali Update #259
September 03, 2001

Bali Update #258
August 27, 2001

Bali Update #257
August 20, 2001

Bali Update #256
August 13, 2001

Bali Update #255
August 06, 2001

Bali Update #254
July 30, 2001
 

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