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BALI UPDATE #979 - 8 JUNE 2015

IN THIS UPDATE


Bali Arrivals Still in Record Territory
Bali by the Numbers: Bali on the Way to 4.3 million Foreign Visitors for 2015

Total foreign arrivals to Bali for the month of April 2015 totaled 313,329 - an increase of 12% over the same month in 2014. On a cumulative basis for the first four months of 2015, foreign arrivals to Bali reached 1,259,650 – that's 13.31% more than the 1,111,721 foreign tourist who came to Bali during the first four months of the previous year.
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Looking Ahead

If the 13.31% rate of growth is sustained through the end of 2015, Bali will log a record 4.3 million foreign arrivals. Based on current trends of domestic arrivals – total tourist arrivals, both foreign and domestic, will surpass 12 million for the current year.

Australia – Australia continues to represent a 25% market share of all foreign arrivals and remains the top spurce of visitors. Australian arrivals for April hit 75,854 growing by a modest 4.2% over the 72,831 Australian arrivals in April 2014. Looking at the first four months of 2015, Australia arrivals have grown 11.64% Have Australian arrivals to Bali ended their trend of double digit growth or is a threatened boycott having some effect? May and June arrivals figures from “Down Under” will have a tale to tell.

Mainland China – PRC arrivals to Bali in April 2015 totaled 50,690 – an increase of 25.5% month-on-month over April 2014.  More flights and easier immigration procedures will see Chinese arrivals continue to grow. Cumulatively for January-April 2015 Chinese arrivals are up 26.86%.

Japan – Once the top source of foreign tourists to Bali, the Japanese now hold the #3 position. Defying recent trends showing the Japanese market is on the mend for Bali, month-on-month arrivals for Japan declined 1% in April at 13,932. On the bright side, however, Japanese arrivals for the first four months of 2015 are up 22.28% as compared to the same period in 2014.

Malaysia – Malaysians seem to be exhibiting a “fear of flying” with April arrivals of 16,287 decreasing 10.9% when compared to April 2014. Through the end of April on a year-on-year basis Malaysian arrivals are down a disappointing 5,43%,

South Korea – Arrivals from South Korea increased 22.15% month-on-month at 13,016.  For the first four months of 2015, as compared to the same period in 2014,South Korean arrivals are up 16.86%.

European Arrivals – European arrivals as a whole are up 10.96% for the first four months of 2015. Among the top performers demonstrating a cumulative increase for January – April are the UK (+18.08%), The Netherlands (+13.30%) and France (+5.79%).

USA – Now ranking as #8 among Bali source markets, U.S. Arrivals January-April are up 13.44%

Up and Coming Markets for Bali – The Indian market is up 44.67% over last year and has zoomed into the #10 slot. New Zealand arrivals are up 32.57% and now ranks above Russia (down 25.21%), Look also to Canada (+29.40%) and the Philippines (+18.64%) who continue to show strong growth to Bali.

Bali’s Watch List

The situations and developments that may impact positively or negatively on Bali arrivals for the rest of 2015 include:
  •  Indonesian economy - Indonesia is in a state of economic recession with consumer confidence and durable good purchases on the decline.  It must be remembered in this context that Indonesian arrivals constitute an estimated 65%-70% of all tourist arrivals to Bali and any decline in domestic holiday travel would impact adversely on the Island.
  • There is little sign that the polemic over the controversial reclamation of Bali’s Benoa Bay is going to abate. With some opponents pledging to fight to the death (puputan), should the battle over Benoa Bay deteriorate into open social conflict this could have a major impact on tourist arrivals.
  • Indonesia’s #1 market of Australia could encounter threats on several fronts. Australia’s consumer confidence and discretionary spending is on the decline. Also, keep an eye on the financial health of airlines flying between Australia and Bali that could eventually result in cut backs in flight frequencies, higher fares and fewer Australian visitors.
  • The Chinese market promises to continue to grow with more flights coming on line between Mainland China and Bali. The “gold rush” from the Chinese market may be threatened by Bali’s lack of Chinese-speaking guides and the inability of Bali tourism authorities to control predatory behavior still rampantly inflicted upon Chinese visitors.
  •  Expect travel from the Middle East to grow dramaticallt with new flights amd extra capacity comes on line with direct flights from major Gulf carriers.
  • The Russian market continues to evaporate due to the economic and political situation of the Putin government. There is little reason to think the downturn in Russian visitors will change direction and head into positive territory anytime soon.
  • Up and coming markets to Bali demonstrating strong growth are India, New Zealand and the Philippines. 


Bali Connects to Arab Gulf Air Hub
Emirate Airlines Commences Daily Non-Stop Dubai to Bali

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Emirates Airlines landed its inaugural flight from Dubai to Bali at the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

EK 398 landed at 9:40 pm with a plane full of Emirate officials, journalists and paying passengers. said by The Jakarta Globe, to have originated from some 40 Emirate destinations around the world.

The new flight is a daily non-stop service operated with Boeing 77-300ER aircraft in two-class configuration.

Bali is Emirates’ 148th global destination, adding to the airline’s route network in the Asia Pacific region that currently spans 23 destinations in 13 countries.

“Bali is a significantly important market for Emirates. There is high interest in Bali from across our network, specifically in the leisure segment. We are pleased to be able to offer the Emirates product on a daily basis, connecting passengers in Bali to Dubai and to more than 80 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, via one convenient stop in Dubai.” said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Airline.
 
Continuing, he said: “The new service will greatly increase convenience, choice, and consistency of travel experience for consumers who currently have to travel via multiple stops, or via other points in Indonesia to reach Bali.”
 
Emirates’ new daily flight to Bali will depart Dubai as EK398 at 08:20 am local time and arrive at Bali’s Denpasar International Airport at 21: 40 pm the same day. The return flight, EK399 depart at 23:40 pm arriving Dubai International Airport at 5:00 am the next day.
 
Emirates has been flying to Indonesia since 1992 and has operated three flights daily to Jakarta since 2013. Denpasar, Bali is the second destination in Indonesia for Emirates.


A Bouncing Two Year Old
Le Meridien Throws a Party to Celebrate its Second Anniversary

Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran celebrated its two-year anniversary on May 29, 2015 with an appreciation party for the press, travel industry and Bali officials.

“This year was truly a remarkable one,” said hotel manager, Muhammad Yuslan. The hotel opened in May 2013 joining the grouping of luxury hotels located on Bali’s white sand Jimbaran Bay,

“We are all extremely proud of what the property has become, the property can be attributed to bringing jobs to the area, along with business and leisure travellers to discover Jimbaran.” Yuslan said.

The celebration of its 2nd birthday was marked with drinks, delicious food, a fashion show and exciting door prizes.

Opened on 13 May 2013, Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran, is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts's growing footprint in Bali. The hotel showcases a unique combination of chic and contemporary style displayed in the architectural and interior design.

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Berthing in Bali
Bali to Host World Seaport Conference May 7-12, 2017

Nusa Dua on Bali’s southernmost tip has been named to host the 30th International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Port Conference (WPC) May 7-12, 2017.

Finance.detik.com reports the decision to accept Bali’s invitation to host the 30th IAPH-WPC was taken at the 29th IAPH-WPC that ended in Hamburg, Germany on June 5, 2015.

The State-owned port authorities of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I, II, III & IV will jointly host the prestigious gathering in Bali.

PT Pelindo held a “Bali Night” in Hamburg on June 3, 2015 to publicize and celebrate the coming 2017 Bali event.
 
One thousand international delegates are expected to attend the Bali conference comprised of port operators, logistic companies and marine operators.
 
As part of the coming conference, delegate will have a stopover in Jakarta to view Indonesia’s largest port operation at Tanjung Priok.
 
IAPH is an alliance representing some 180 ports and related companies operating in 90 countries around the world.


Things that Go Buzz in the Night
Deaths from Dengue Fever Double in Bali in 2015

The State News Agency Antara reports that 18 people have died from hemorrhagic fever (Deman Berdarah – DBD) through the end of April 2015 numbered among the 5,249 reported cases of the illness.

Dr. Ketut Suarjaya, head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, said, “The number of deaths attributed to DBD in Bali is high with deaths January-April 2015 twice as high as the same period last year.”
 
During January-April 2014 there were 3,970 reported cases of DBD resulting in 9 deaths.
 
Bali health officials attribute the deaths caused by DBD to delays in seeking medical treatment, with many of those who die do so after presenting at a medical center suffering from Dengue Shock Syndrome.
 

Those suffering form DBD need to rest, take vitamin supplements, medicate to reduce high temperatures and stay hydrated.
 
In the case of DBD, prevention is better than a cure. “The elimination of mosquito nesting areas is needed to break the chain of the disease. The elimination of nesting areas needs to be done simultaneously in every regency and metropolitan area at a minimum of once a week,” explained Suarjaya at a conference held on ASEAN Dengue Day in Bali.
 
The disease carrying mosquitoes can also be eliminated with insecticides, mosquito nettings and the installation of electrified mosquito traps.
 
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Why Taxis are Called Hacks
Bali Airport Monopolistic Taxi Service Under Fire for Exorbitant Fares

Tribun-Bali.com reports that high and unregulated taxi fares from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport  are becoming an increasing source of complaints from those using the Island’s only airport.
 
Airport users are complaining that the fares charged by the monopoly Ngurah Rai Taxi Cooperative are substantially higher than the cost of a metered-taxi traveling the same distance and, in addition, those using the taxis in late evening hours are coerced by drivers to pay even more than the already-high posted fares.
 
One passenger told Tribun-Bali.com that a trip from the Airport to the nearby Dewi Ruci Monument costs Rp. 120,000 (US$9.25), a price substantially higher than what a taxi using a meter would charge.
 
When a reporter questioned the counter staff for the Ngurah Rai Taxi Cooperative he was told that pricing was based on a zone system. Passengers traveling a short distance pay a minimum Rp. 70,000 (US$5.40) while those traveling longer trips can pay up to Rp. 600,000 (US$46) or more.
 
“This has been set by management. We just follow the procedures,” explained Wayan Putra, a counter staff attendant at the Airport.
 
One expatriate resident of Bali wrote to Bali Update to complain of a "Taxi Mafia" where air passengers arriving on late flights discover that the Ngurah Rai Taxi Booth is closed and the lack of a signage listing the approved tariffs to various destinations. The same reader said taxis standing by late at night demand a fare of Rp 350,000 (US$27) or more for a ride to nearby Legian.
 
Also incongruous is the fact that a ride from the airport to the Ubung Bus station pay substantially less than a trip those traveling to Sanur Beach, almost half the distance from the airport.
 
Angkasa Pura I, the managers of the Bali Airport, have granted an exclusive monopoly to the Ngurah Rai Taxi Cooperative despite such a monopoly arrangements and any limitation on free trade being expressly forbidden by the anti-monopoly law No. 5 of 1999.
 
Seemingly by design, passengers who opt to avoid the taxis and take the Trans Sarbagita Bus System are compelled to walk a distance of more than 500 meters to wait and indeterminate amount of time for the next bus to depart.
 
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Bamboozled with Banned Booze
Police Seize Thousands of Liters of Alcoholic Drinks from Sky Garden in Kuta

The State News Agency Antara reports that Bali police are in the process of analyzing a large quantity alcoholic beverages mixed with various flavorings seized from the Sky Garden Discothèque in Kuta.

Bali Police Headquarter spokesperson, Commissioner Hery Wiyanti said,  ”We are examining the contents of the (seized) beverages, but the results are not yet available.” Wiyanti said the testing was being performed by Bali Police in cooperation with the Denpasar Agency for the Supervision of Food and Drugs (BBPOM-Denpasar).
 
The seized beverages, said to total thousands of liters in volume, is being stored by a special room at the Directorate of Narcotics at Bali Police Headquarters.
 
The beverages were found in large plastic “jerrycans” of varying capacities.
 
The alcoholic beverages contained in the plastic containers represents 15 flavor, including strawberry, pomegranate, passion fruit and lemon.
 
Thus far, police have interviewed three employees of the Sky Garden as witnesses in the case. The owner of the Sky Garden has yet to be called by police.
 
In this regard, Hery Wiyanti assured the press that the manager of the Sky Garden would be called once they knew exactly what was contained in the large plastic “jerrycans.”
 
“We will see what’s in the seized drinks. Is it a threat to human health or are drinks made to a legal standard and merely mixed with flavorings. (Once we know), we will call (the boss) for an interview,” said Wiyanti.
 
He said the police couldn’t recklessly close the nightspot as that right resided with the regency that issues the operating permits for the Sky Garden.
 
“If the contents of the drinks are non-standard we can make a recommendation to close,” he said.
 
Meanwhile, the lawyer for the Sky Garden, HM Rifan, is denying that the confiscated beverages are in any way illegal. Rifan insisted that all the beverages were provided by licensed distributors are justifiably considered to be legally sold.
 
Said Rifan: “There are no illegal beverages without the proper licenses. What have been seized are cocktails such as sold at all bars in Bali that sell cocktails. We invite (the authorities) to check with BBPOM that these cocktails are not dangerous and are not a threat to health.”
 
Police seized the drinks during a mid-day raid held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
 
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C'est la vie
Ku De Ta Singapore Changes its Name as Singapore High Court Rules that Brand Belongs to Balinese Plaintiffs in a Five-Year Court Case

TTG Asia reports that the Ke De Ta Singapore has complied with the order of the Singapore High Court and has changed its trading name to Ce La Vi.

As reported on Balidiscovery.com, A Coup of Sorts for Bali’s Ku De Ta states the Singapore top rated entertainment venue located on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands Skypark was told its continued use of the Ku De Ta name violated the exclusive right to use the name held by the proprietors of the Ku De Ta located in Seminyak Bali.

L Capital Asia who operates the Singapore venue adopted Ce La Vi derived from the French “C’est la vie” for “such is life.”

Making the best of a bad thing and despite a protracted and expensive five-year legal battle to keep the name, the CEO of the newly christened Ce La Vi is now telling the press that plans to change the name were, in any case, already in the works prior to the court ruling.

The Ce La Vi trademark will also apply to the name of a new venue in Hong Kong operated by L Capital Asia that will open next month on the top three floors of the California Tower. It is assumed that the name of the Hong Kong Club was to be "Ku De Ta" prior to the Singapore Court ruling.
 
L Capital has also been ordered to surrender financial reports of the profits made by the Singapore venue for calls on those profits by the Bali operators of Ku De Ta.


Where’s the Vaccine?
Death of 15-year-old Student Brings to 9 Number of Post-Dog Bite Fatalities Since January 1, 2015

The Bali Provincial Health Service (Dinkes) has confirmed that a 15-year-old junior high school student, identified as Komang MS, has died of rabies at the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the chief of Dinkes, Ketut Suarjaya, said on Friday, June 5, 2015, “I have received a report that a patient who has been bitten by a dog died in Sanglah on Thursday.”

Against growing criticism over the depletion of VAR vaccine and the resulting inability to treat the large number of dog bite cases occurring each day in Bali, Suarjaya assured that steps are underway to quickly import the life-saving vaccine to prevent more deaths.

Official statistics kept by Dinkes now state 9 people have died after suffering dog bites during the period January to early June 2015.


Reptilian Repast
Food Stall Operator in Ketewel, Bali Arrested for Purchase and Sales of Green Turtle Meat

On Friday, June 5, 2015, Forestry Police (Polhut) from the Conservation and Natural Resource Agency (KSDA) arrested the owner of a food stall in the Ketewel area just east of Bali’s capital of Denpasar.

As reported by Metrobali.com, under arrest is I Ketut Sumerta, also known as I Ketut Perit, who operated the “Lawar Tewel” food stall (warung) on Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra, across from the Pertamina gas station.

The warung operator is suspected by authorities of owning, storing and selling 56 kilograms of green turtle meat (Chelonia Mydas) officially protected under Indonesian law.
 
The green turtle meat was stored by Sumerta in a freezer.

The man has told police that he purchased the turtle meat from a Javanese fisherman to be made into a local dish “lawar penyu.

It is expected that the Sumerta will be charge under the Conservation Law of 1990 that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine to Rp. 100 million (US$7,700).
 
KSDA officials have seized the contraband turtle meat.


Ball’s Busy Airport
Bali’s Airport Carries Record Number of Domestic and International Passengers in April 2015

During the month of April 2015 Bali’s International Airport served a total of 2,133 flights carrying 325,964 passengers. As reported by the State News Agency Antara and the Bali Center for Statistics (BPS), this total represents an increase of 6.28% in flights over the month of March.
 
The number of international passengers using Bali’s airport and seaports in April increased 12.02%.when compared to April 2014.
 
Domestic flights operating from Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport in April increased 1.31%.

The number of domestic passengers using the Airport in April totaled 331,444 passengers. This was an increase of 4.97% over domestic travelers carried in March 2015.


Oliver! Oliver!
Jamie Oliver’s ‘Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach’ Now Open in Bali

Jamie’s Italian – Jamie Oliver’s approach to Italian cuisine and the celebrity chef’s first restaurant in Indonesia is now open!

Know for its genuine Italian dishes, healthful ingredients and the cheeky flair of the man also known as “the naked chef,” the growing network of Jamie’s Italian restaurants is a collaborated creation with Gennaro Contaldo, a man dubbed by Oliver as his culinary mentor.

Located adjacent the Bali’s fabled Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Jamie’s Italian offers genuine Italian cuisine at affordable prices presented by a well-trained 125-strong team led by general manager Made Sukadana and head chef Alex Barman.

Located just a stone's throw away from Kuta beach and at the center Bali’s famous entertainment and shopping district, the 220-seat restaurant has something for everyone, both locals and tourists. With award winning kids meals, coloring sheets and crayons, Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach is open for family lunches. Pasta is made on site daily in the front window of the restaurant.

A wide-ranging menu offers a range of pastas, wood-fired pizzas, Italian burgers and mouth-watering desserts. A well-stocked bar and a wine cellar, populated with a large number of Italian vintages, serves Italian aperitifs as well as international favorites that include a legendary frozen margarita.

The restaurants keeps in touch with the Balinese culture with its collection of Balinese works of art, including customized terracotta tableware from local Balinese ceramic maker Jenggala and one-of-a-kind copper light installations from Talenta Rumah Desain - a family-run local company which started by a humble peddler of kitchen tools three generations past.

Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach is located at Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta and open every day of from 12:00 pm  until 11:00 pm.

Guests can also make a reservation via Jamies’s Italian Website or by telephoning +62-(0)361-762118
 
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Never Say No to Pinot Noir
Two Islands Introduces it Latest Bali Made Wine: Pinot Noir

Hatten Wines – Bali’s pioneering winemaker – have added the 7th varietal to their Two Islands and Hatten range of wines with the introduction of TWO Islands Pinot Noir.

The TWO Islands Pinot Noir is the first locally produced Pinot Noir in Bali. Winemaker James Kalleske overseas production at the 21 year-old winery and his expert enological skills have managed to quickly secure approval in Bali wine drinking circles.

The 2014 Two Islands Pinot Noir is made using grapes from the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. A medium-light bodied dry red wine, Two Islands Pinot Noir is soft, silky, fruity and satisfying. It offers complex aromas of toast and raspberry jam, and oregano leaves, with flavors of plum, truffles and warming sweet spices. This vintage is a beautiful blend between complex old world style and fresh fruity new world style, which should appeal equally to experienced Pinot Noir wine drinkers and also general wine consumers who like fruity red wines.

“This new  wine is  outstanding in taste and quality” says the owner of Hatten Wines and the TWO Islands brands, IB Rai Budarsa, adding: “To maintain our position as the market leader in Bali and throughout Indonesia, we must keep a close eye on the wine industry . Demand for a quality Pinot Noir at an affordable price encouraged us to develop this wine and a void in the market here of a Pinot Noir was something we recognized as leaders in the wine industry. We make it our priority to ensure we outsource the finest grapes from South Australia and to ensure our wine is outstanding in every way."

TWO Islands is a collection of wines originating from the wine region of South Australia, designed to offer distinct Australian wine characteristics. From the Pacific Coast in Queensland to the Indian Ocean coast in South Australia, the Australian continent offers up dry riverbeds, rainforest, mountain ranges, endless scrubland, red deserts and eventually the cooler wine-growing valleys of the south coast. Southeastern Australia is officially classified as a viticulture 'super zone' covering the entire southeastern third of Australia. As a result, South Australia produced most of Australia’ wine and boasts some of the oldest individual vines in the world.

The grapes and juices of this region are carefully carried to Bali where the winemaker’s art of fermentation has produced outstanding results in TWO Islands Pinot Noir.

TWO Island Pinot Noir joins a well-regarded range of TWO Islands wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Merlot.

Hatten Wines and TWO Islands Wines are available for tasting at the company’s wine shop, The Cellardoor, open 6 days a week at Simpang Dewi Ruci – Kuta and in Kemang, Jakarta.  The public is welcome to see and experience these wines and view the growing collection of signature wine accessories.

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Lombok–Bali Ferry Mishap: Scores Hospitalized
Wahana Gili Ocean IV Fast Ferry Carrying 129 Passengers from Lombok to Bali Explodes Leaving at Least 25 Hospitalized

25 victims among the some 129 passengers traveling on the Wahana Gili Ocean IV traveling from Lombok to Bali have been hospitalized at the Nusa Tenggara Barat Provincial Hospital in Lombok.

Water Police from Lombok say the fast ferry exploded 30 minutes into its journey or approximately 10 nautical miles from its embarkation pier on Senggigi Beach in Lombok on Friday, June 5, 2015.

A police spokesperson said the ship departed at approximately 1:30 pm before exploding 10 miles into its crossing to the Island of Bali.

A quick response by Water Police saw all passengers and crew evacuated from the ship within one hour. Most passengers were unharmed, with some suffering abrasions and broken bones.
 
Dr. Oxy Cahaya Wahyuni, the head of the hospital’s emergency care center at the hospital told Kompas.com that the majority of those hospitalized were foreign nationals.

At 4:00 pm on Friday, June 5, 2015, following the ship’s explosion as it departed Lombok, Dr. Oxy was notified by telephone of the incident and that 25 injured patient were on route to the hospital. The majority of those injured suffered abrasions, sprains, burns and broken bones that were treated at nearby medical centers.

Dr. Oxy said 2 of the 25 patients cared for by the hospital had suffered severe injuries linked to a broken back and burns. “One person had a broken back, another had burns over 30% of the body,” he said. Both remain in intensive care.
 
No fatalities have been reported in connection with the incident.
 
A spokesperson for the hospital said that in connection with the ship fire and explosion 3 Indonesian nationals are hospitalized with the foreigners originating from Italy, Germany, USA, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Holland, Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK.

Subsequent reports say that 23 of the victimes warded at the Nusa Tenggara Barat General Hospital were transfered to hospitals in Bali on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
 
Police are still investigating the cause of the explosion.


Bet You Can’t
Immigration and Police Authorities Holding 36 Taiwanese and Chinese Nationals on Suspicion of Committing Cybercrime in Bali

36 foreigners from Mainland China and Taiwan have been taken into custody by immigration officers and police following a raid on a villa at Jalan Bukit Damai No. 101 in Jimbaran on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
 
Quoted by Kompas.com, the head of the Bali office for the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, I Gusti Kompiang Adnyana, said on Friday, June 5, 2015: “The arrests took place after immigration officials received reports of suspicious activities at the villa. The rented villa was closed off with curtains and duct tape, preventing any view of the activities taking place within.”

When officials made the nighttime raid on Thursday night, polite knocks on the gate were unanswered, causing immigration to seek the assistance of the neighborhood chief to gain entry. Several of the villa’s occupants tried to make an escape but were prevented from doing do by immigration and police officials.
 
The 36 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals are being interviewed at the Immigration Detention Center in Jimbaran. At the time of their apprehension, police also seized tens of hand phones, modems, and calculators while other physical evidence was burnt as authorities arrived on the scene.
 
Immigration officers believe the group and the villa were used to run an illegal on-line betting operation. In proven to be involved in cyber-crime the group faces both criminal and immigration charges.


Dili Daily from Bali
Air Timor Leases Aircraft from Citilink to Operate Bali to Dili Flights

Jakarta Globe reports that Garuda Indonesia’s low-cost subsidiary Citilink has signed an agreement with Timor Leste’s national carrier Air Timor to operate flights between Bali and Dili.

The agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Friday, June 5, 2015 in Jakarta by Citilink’s finance director Mega Satria and the CEO of Air Timor Belchior Francisco Beno Alves Pereira.

The new air service will commence on September 1, 2015 using a Boeing 737-500.

Mega Satria said, “This cooperation reflects not only business interests, but also aims to develop tourism in both countries.”

Under the agreement Air Timor will lease a Citilink Aircraft to serve the route Denpasar-Dili.


Veteran Marketer Leads Trans Resort Sales
Gede Parmita Heads Director Sales and Marketing at The Trans Resort Bali.

The Trans Resort Bali, the recently-opened 200 room and villa luxury resort located in Bali’s lively Seminyak district, has appointed I Ketut Gede Parmita as director of sales and marketing.
 
A Ball-native with over three decades of hospitality industry experience Parmita started his hotel career in 1982 at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa where he spent 15 years rising through the ranks from a restaurant captain, to the front office and finally to the role of sssistant director of sales. Leaving in 1997 to assume a senior sales role during the opening phase of the Le Meridien Nirwana Golf and Spa, Parmita was lured back to the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa where he spent the following 12 successful years as director of sales of marketing. Since 2012, Parmita’s has held senior sales and management roles at leading hotels and luxury resorts in Bali before joining The Trans Resort Bali in its top sales role.
 
Dedicated to continually expanding both his practical experience as a professional hotelier and his professional knowledge, Parmita has pursued academic studies while working full time securing a post-graduate degree in tourism studies from Bali’s prestigious Udayana University and completing an undergraduate degree in business studies from Tri Atma Mulya University. During a distinguished career Parmita has also undertaken advance course work at the University of Manoa (Hawaii, USA), Cornel University (New York, USA) and Leeuwarden Management School (The Netherlands).
 
Alex Jovanovic, general manager of The Trans Resort Bali, commenting on Gede Parmita’s appointment said: “The Resort is blessed to have a person of Gede’s wide breadth of experience in hotel sales and marketing join us after a very successful opening and launch of the hotel Resort. Over the space of a few short months the Resort is developing a very committed customer base, moving up to #12 among the 116 hotels ranked by Trip Advisor in the Seminyak area of Bali. Parmita’s extensive network of contacts within the international tourism industry and professional understanding of travel distribution guarantees our continuing success and even higher rankings in the coming years.”
 
“Having spent my entire hotel career working on the luxury end of the hotel market, I am amazed by the quality of rooms and facilities at The Trans Resort Bali. 65 square meters in space,  Jacuzzis in every room and 500-stitch Egyptian linen sheets are just some of the luxury amenities that await the Resorts guests. Customer feedback on the hotel has been overwhelmingly positive and my main job will be to make sure that FIT travelers and friends in travel industry learn about this very special property. The growing reputation of The Trans Resort Bali will do the rest,” commented Parmita.
 
Colleagues, friends and business associates wishing to contact Parmita or congratulate him on his new assignment may email.
 
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Here Comes the Sun
Bali Governor Wants to Power Provincial Offices and Official Vehicles with Solar Energy

The State News Agency Antara reports that Bali’s governor Made Mangku Pastika plans to install solar energy cells in provincial government offices.

“We will begin with the Governor’s office,” said Pastika when describing his plans for solar energy in a meeting with PLN (State Electricity Board) officials on Monday, June 1, 2015,
 
Pastika said he also wants to use electricity-powered vehicles for the provinces official modes of transportation.
 
According to the Governor, electricity generated by solar panels during daylight hours can be used to recharge provincial vehicles thereby reducing the dependence on fossil fuels.
 
Continuing, Pastika said: “This plan is part of an integration between new forms of energy, transportation and a green environment – all in support of the official Bali, Clean and Green initiative.”
 
The Governor’s plans received enthusiastic support from the general manager for distribution for PLN, Doddy Pangaribuan, who sees the use of solar energy as a means of reducing the burden on the Bali-Java power grid.


Menjangan: An Isolated Island
Protesting Ten-Fold Increase in Admission Fees, Group of Bali Tourism Operators Win Face Off with Government Over Menjangan Island Admission Fees.

Tourism operators working from the ports of Banyuwedang and Lalang, in the North Bali regency of Buleleng briefly boycotted ferry services destined for Menjangan Island forcing the operators of the West Bali National Park (TNBB) to back down on a proposed admission fee increase.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, a guide working in the area, Ketut Danu, said on Tuesday, June 2, 2015: “The boycott action follows an increase in the cost of admission tickets to Menjangan Island introduced by the West Bali National Park on Monday, June 1st.”

Danu and other tourism operators participating in the boycott objected to an increase on the cost of a single ticket for a foreign visitor to the Island being increased from Rp. 20,000 (US$1.50) to Rp. 200,000 (US$15.40).

Danu said tourism operators feared that the ten-fold increase in admission charges would deter foreign visitors from including the Island in their Bali itinerary.

Danu warned that the boycott would continue for an indefinite period but would not affect Balinese wishing to pray at sacred temples located on Menjangan Island.

“We want those in charge of the West Bali National Park who have the authority over the management of Menjangan Island to review the higher cost of admission tickets,” said Danu.

As reported by The Bali Post and NusaBali, the boycott protest produced the desired effect when the West Bali National Park (TNBB) announced on Thursday, June 4, 2015 that the increase in admission charges would be delayed indefinitely.

Following the announcement of the postponement - regency officials, TNBB management, Forest Ministry officials and local stakeholders surrounding Menjangan Island all agreed to hold discussions in advance of any future admission rate increase and that, such an increase, would be less severe than the just-rejected ten-fold hike.


A Bird in a Gelded Cage
Indonesia Considering Stronger Punishments, including Chemical Castration, for Those Convicted of Sexual Violence Against Children

Beritabali.com reports that the National Commission for the Protection of Children (KNPA) is urging the government to substantially increase the punishments imposed on adults who sexually abuse children.

The chairman of the KNPA, Aris Merdeka Sirait, told the press that the Commission is in the midst or recommending changes to the National Law on Child Protection.

He said that the KNPA has recommended to Commission VIII of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR-RI) that the current maximum penalty for child molestation be increased form 15 years to life, and for other crimes involving children punishable by 5 years in prison be increased to 20 years. Moreover, in certain circumstances the KNPA wants those who commit sexual crimes against children to be punished with chemical castration.
 
Aris’ comments were made at a seminar discussing violence against children held at Bali’s Udayana University on Monday, June 1, 2015.
 
Aris said stronger punishments against those committing sexual and violent crimes against children were needed to deter offenders and reverse the growing trend of such crimes in Indonesian.
 
Explaining his stand in favor of chemical castration, Aris said: “Chemical castration would not be imposed to (permanently) remove the function of an individual’s sexual organs. Instead, the punishment would temporarily remove sexual desire for the length of the punishment. Because of this, I do not feel that chemical castration violates human rights.”
 
Doctors would administer the proposed chemical castration, as it is done in other countries that deter sexual acts against children with this procedure.


Bali Loves a Parade
Governor Calls for Quality Opening Parade for 37th Bali Arts Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015

The 37th Annual Bali Arts Festival will open with the traditional parade around the Margarana Puputan Field on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

The parade, traveling in a clockwise direction, will have 22 participating groups, an increase from the 18 who participated in 2014.

As reported by Beritadewata.com, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika is asking the parade and Bali Arts Festival organizers to correct the many deficiencies and shortcomings  of the past.

The Governor cited past problems of illegal levies for stands rented out at the Festival, unclean public toilets, uncontrolled disposal of trash, poor parking facilities, numerous touts and fast food traders being allowed free access to the performance areas - as just some of the problems plaguing the largest month-long cultural event on Bali's annual calendar.

Addressing the opening parade, Governor Pastika called on those selected to participate in the parade to bring their best performance to the parade, avoiding unsophisticated low-class presentations.

The Governors comments were delivered at an organizing meeting for the Bali Arts Festival held at his offices on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

Recalling past parades, Governor Pastika said the two-minutes given each performance group before than VIP Grandstand is too short, with past performers complaining that at least 15-20 minutes are needed for a quality cultural presentation.

Governor Pastika said that in addition to a “Governor’s Trophy” for the best performance group in the opening parade, a special cash prize was being prepared by the deputy-governor, Ketut Sudikerta. These prizes - personally funded by Sudikerta will amount to Rp. 10 million (US$770) for first prize, Rp. 7.5 million (US$577) for second prize and Rp. 3.5 million (US$270) for third prize.

The Governor confirmed that, as with past opening parades, the President of the Republic will be present on the VIP reviewing stand.


A Problem of Graduation
Minimal Education Requirements for Foreign Workers in Indonesia Causing Problems in Some Industrial Sectors

A number of countries are complaining on new rules being imposed on foreigners applying for stay and working permits in Indonesia. Chief among the complaints from foreign workers are strict educational requirements in order to work in the Republic.

As reported by Kompas.com, the Government is requiring a tertiary degree for foreign workers, while many expert workers from countries such as Japan, China and South Korea only possess High School certificates.

According to the Deputy of the Investment Coordinating Boards (BPKM), Azhar Lubis, the educational requirements are causing a problem in some instances, particularly in the case of trainers and instructors.

“This is indeed becoming a dilemma. On the one hand we have the minimal educational requirement, while on the other the foreign workers are indeed an experienced expert,” said Azhar on Monday, June 1, 2015.

The Government is now considering whether the foreign workers must first be required to undergo additional training or if an exception to the rules should be granted. The BKPM is understood to be reviewing the rules with the Department of Manpower.

In Azhar’s view, High School graduates could be facilitated as foreign workers in Indonesia when they had a record of experience in their field or held other certification.


Maintaining Balance on a Crowded Planet
World Environment Day at Bali Safari and Marine Park

Planet Earth celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2015 seeking, as it does each year on that date, to enhance global awareness of the need for positive action behalf of the environment.  To mark the occasion, the Bali Safari & Marine Park invited children from a local orphanage to visit their 40-hectare complex that is home to more than 60 species of animals in order to obtain an understanding of the importance of protecting the Earth by adopting a green lifestyle.

On World Environment Day 2015 the Bali Safari and Marine Park targeted the coming generation that will play a key role in the conservation and sustainability. Children hosted by the Park were invited to participate in the care and feeding of tame animals – such as goats and ponies, in the Petting Zoo where they also heard presentations on how mankind can best care for the animal kingdom. A number of Safari Rangers led the children and other visitors to the Park on animal encounters with wild species – such as snakes and iguanas. The children were also entertained by a visit to the Bali Safari and Marine Park’s unique Poo Paper Workshop where “recycled” products are produced from elephant manure.

The Park designed all these activities in the hope that children can be persuaded to form closer relationships with the animal kingdom and, as a result, develop a genuine concern for environmental conservation. The coming generation holds the key to creating a more sustainable world. It is therefore vitally important that we share with today’s youth awareness and genuine affection for the natural world in order to foster a more responsible attitude in how we interact with the natural environment.

Commenting on World Environment Day, William Santoso, general manager of the Bali Safari and Marine Park, said: “As a leading conservation center for wild animal species, care for the natural environment is a chief concern of everyone at the Park. The Earth is not the exclusive home of mankind, but must be shared with all living things. By commemorating World Environment Day we hope that people, both in Bali and the rest of the world, can acquire an understanding of the need for good stewardship in how imperative it is that we protect and preserve the Earth for generations to come. This all-important job begins with sharing with the children who visit the Park simple ways in how to keep clean their surrounding environment and the careful and responsible use of our natural resource.”

About World Environment Day

Organized by the United Nations, World Environment Day encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Stakeholders in more than 100 countries create opportunities for the public to do something positive for the environment as part of a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

World Environment Day’s theme for 2015 is: "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." Concerned that people are consuming natural resource in a non-sustainable manner, the day is dedicated to promoting the well being of humanity, the environment and the functioning of the economy – all of which depend on the responsible management of the Earth’s natural resources.


The Monkeys Sleep at Night
Ubud, Bali Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Restaurants and Bars Playing Live Music Until the Early Hours

On the evening of Saturday, May 30, police in Ubud, Bali conducted raids on a nightspots presenting live music following complaints of noise pollution into the early hours.

When officials visited the entertainment venues a number of the establishments were found to be operating without business permits or licenses required for presenting live or amplified music.

As a result, the Regency of Gianyar handed the violating companies initial warning letters including summons to report to the local enforcement agency (Satpol PP Gianyar) for further processing.

Bali Post reports that warnings were issued to businesses on Jalan Monkey Forest.

The head of Satpol PP for Gianyar, I Gede Daging, said complaints from the public regarding the businesses prompted the raids. “We have received reports that a number of bars and restaurants were presenting live music until the early hour of the following day, causing us to undertake inspections,” said Daging.

The inspection raids took place between 9:00 pm until 2:00 am the following morning.

The Satpol PP Gianyar also visited a boarding house in Semabung, Gianyar where 15 of the tenants were found to be lacking the required identity card for temporary residents (KIPPS). The 15 Indonesian from other provinces working in Indonesia had there identity cards taken and were told to immediately process the needed KIPPS.
 


Director of Tourism Ministry Officials
Indonesian Ministry of Tourism Appoints its Top Echelons Managers

After more than a half year in office, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism has finally restructured his department and made key appointments.

As reported by Traveltourismindonesia.com the following officials have been officially appointed to the designated functions within the Ministry.

First Echelon Appointments:
  • Secretary to the Ministry: Ukus Kuswara
  • Deputy for Destination Development and the Tourism Industry: Dadang Rizki Ratman
  • Deputy for International Tourism Market Development: I Gde Pitana
  • Deputy for the Development Domestic Tourism Marketing: Esthy Reko Astuty
  • Deputy for the Development of Tourism Organizations: H.M. Ahman Sya
  • Minister’s Expert Staff for the Economy and Tourism Zones: Husen Alaydrus
  • Minister’s Expert Staff on Multiculturalism: Hari Untoro Drajat
  • Minister’s Expert Staff on Marine Tourism: Syamsul Lussa
  • Minister’s Expert Staff on Information Technology and Communications: Kasminto
Second Echelon Appointments:
  • Head of the Bureau for Planning and Finance: Dyah Septiana Isnaryati
  • Head of the Bureau for Law and Public Communications: M. Iqbal Alamsyah
  • Head of the Bureau for Staffing and Organizational Structure: Suhairi Usman
  • Secretary to the Deputy for Destination Development and the Tourism Industry: Zaini Bustaman
  • Assistant Deputy for Infrastructure Development and the Ecosystem: F.X. Teguh
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development of Cultural Destinations: Lokot Ahmad Enda
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development of Nature Destinations: Azwir Malaon
  • Assistant Deputy for the Tourism Industry: Agus Priyono
  • Assistant Deputy for Arrangement of Destinations and Public Empowerment: Oneng Setya Harini
  • Secretary to the Deputy for International Tourism Market Development: Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani
  • Assistant Deputy for Tourism Marketing Strategy: Ratna Suranti
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development for International Marketing Communication: Noviendi Makalam
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development of the Southeast Asian Market: Rizki Handayani Mustafa
  • Assistant Deputy for Development of the Asian Pacifc Market: Vinsensius
  • Assistant Deputy for the Developments of the European, Middle Eastern, American and African Markets: Nia Niscaya
  • Secretary to the Deputy for Domestic Tourism Marketing: Mumus Muslim
  • Assistant Deputy for the Analysis of Data for Domestic Tourism: Francesca Nina Soemitro
  • Assistant Deputy for Domestic Tourism Marketing Strategy: Watie Moerany
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development of Marketing Communications for Domestic Tourism: Putu Ngurah   
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development of Domestic FIT Tourism: Raseno Arya
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development of Domestic Business and Government Travel: Tazbir
  • Secretary to the Deputy for Development of Tourism Organizations: Ani Insani Rochmulyati
  • Assistant Deputy for Research and Development of Tourism Policy: Abdul Kadir
  • Assistant Deputy for the Development of Tourism Manpower: Wisnu Bawa Tarunajaya
  • Assistant Deputy for Development of Bureaucratic Manpower – Riwud Mujirahayu
  • Assistant Deputy for the Control and Transformation at the Deputy for Development of Tourism Organizations: Teti Budi Rachmiati
  • Inspector for the Ministry of Tourism: Sigit Murdianto


Rare Enforcement of the Law
Bali Closes and Seals The Crystal on the Bay Hotel Project

NusaBali, DenPost, Bali Post and Radar Bali all report that The Hotel Crystal Bali on the Bay was officially closed and sealed by Badung Regency Officials (Satpol PP) on Wednesday June 3, 2015 under an official decree issued by the Regent of Badung (Nomor 1378/03/HK/2015) for failing to secure an official building permit (IMB).

The head of Badung’s Satpol PP, Ketut Martha, told the press that the owners of the Hotel had failed to answer three warnings issued by the regency and invitations issued come to discuss the lack of an IMB and possible zoning violations.

Martha said he had serious reservations regarding the seriousness of the Hotel’s owners to resolve procedural and zoning violations.

The closure of the project site under the Regent’s decree expressly forbids any continued construction work on the project.

Satpol PP in declaring the project closed has installed a signboard in both Indonesian and English. Members of the Satpol PP have been ordered to stand guard at the constriction site to prevent workers and contractors from entering before a formal IMB is in hand.

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Brohez Comes Home to Indonesia & Bali
InterContinental Bali Resort Welcomes Frederic Brohez as Resort Manager

InterContinental Bali Resort has appointed Frederic Brohez - an InterContinental Hotel Group veteran as resort manager.

Belgium-born, Frederic spent his childhood in Jakarta and studied the International Baccalaureate of Geneva at Jakarta International School, later graduating from Bournemouth University in England.

Frederic comes to Bali, after holding the post of leading the pre-opening team at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Australia.

Frederic commenced his career in the hospitality industry in 1999 at Helmcken Falls Lodge, British Columbia, Canada, before joining the InterContinental Hotel Group at InterContinental Carlton in Cannes, France, and working his way through the ranks establishing a solid background in hotel operations. He has worked at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in Barcelona, Paris, Mar Menor in Spain, Amman in Jordan, Beirut and Algeria.

An energetic and hands-on leader, Frederic said of his new role, “I am thrilled to be joining InterContinental Bali Resort; it will be an honor to be working with such a dedicated team.”

In his capacity as resort manager, Frederic is responsible for the overall daily operations of InterContinental Bali Resort.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Frederic to our team. His expertise, drive and leadership skills will be a valuable asset to the resort given the high level of customer satisfaction. I am sure that his experience and knowledge will surely continue to move us forward in achieving our objectives”, commented Michel Chertouh, area general manager of InterContinental Bali Resort.


 
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