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Logo Logo Bali Update Edition 828 - 16 July 2012
The weekly news update from the island of Bali

Om Swastiastu ...

Three-days of kite flying fun at the Bali International Kite Festival have ended on a note of tragedy with the death of a young spectator hit by a kite.

Other news stories include the final appeal against a death penalty by Myuran Sukumaran of the “Bali Nine.”  There’s been an historical firing of a sitting judge at the Denpasar District Court for unethical behavior. And news of a protest outside the coal-powered power plant project in Celukan Bawang, North Bali.

Bali’s governor is projecting 5 million foreign tourists to Bali by 2015; more report surface of a “planned” new international airport in North Bali; the FAO sends desperately needed 130,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccine to Bali; the trade in protected turtles is down dramatically as Bali adjusts its religious practices; and ProFauna calls on Bali residents to stop consuming the meat of monitor lizards.

A provincial official blames rules on regional autonomy for Bali’s inability to implement a moratorium on new hotels.

In development news: The new toll road Benoa to Nusa Dua is scheduled for completion on April 25, 2013. Governor Pastika blames traffic congestion on the estimated 100 new motorcycles and 35 new cars launched on Bali’s roads every day. And the wife of Bali’s governor, Ayu Pastika, salutes the ladies of the Bali Pink Ribbon project for making a significant difference in the health of Bali’s women.

There’s dramatic shifts if the ranking of the world airlines; we examine the results.

A US guided missile warship has just concluded a visit to Bali.

Those in search of a chic Bali life style – visit the Mozaic Beach Club just opened on Batubelig beach.

Hotel News: We cover new top appointments at hotels in Pecatu and Sanur; a birthday party for a temple at Nusa Dua; and the elephant in the room at the Pullman Legian Nirwana Resort.

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Dodging Bullets
Bali Nineís Myuran Sukumaran Files Formal Request for Presidential Remission of Death Sentence More...

You Make Me Feel Brand New
A Day of Renewal as The Westin Nusa Dua Says ďHappy BirthdayĒ to the Resortís Temple More...

The Elephant in the Room
ĎLarger than Lifeí VIP Guest Checks into Pullman Legian Nirwana Resort More...

Sip, Play, Flirt
W Retreat & Spa Bali Ė Seminyak Launches 4-Day Musical Festival with 12 International DJs More...

3rd Indonesian E Tourism Summit Sept. 13-14, 2012
Indonesiaís Social Media, Mobile in Travel and Online Travel Marketing Summit Platform for Hospitality Industry is now back with more Speakers and more Exciting Sessions More...

And Iíll Take the High Road
Baliís Benoa to Nusa Dua Toll Way to Open by April 25, 2013 More...

Judge, Ye Not
Denpasar District Court Judge Dismissed by Supreme Court for Ethical Improprieties More...

Baliís Clogged Arteries
Migration and New Vehicle Purchases Contribute to Baliís Traffic Woes More...

When Your Numberís Up
Baliís Governor Predicting 5 Million Foreign Tourists by 2015 More...

German Culinary Superstar to Shine in Bali
Michelin Chef Frank Seyfried at Ju-Ma-Na, Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali August 3-10, 2012 More...

God Have Mercy on Such as We. Baa! Baa! Baa!
Tickets Selling Fast as Yale Whiffenpoofs Return to Bali on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at The Laguna Luxury Collection More...

Helping Balinese Women Deal with Cancer
Wife of Governor Salutes the Cancer-Fighting Dedication of Bali Pink Ribbon Project More...

Frenchman to Head Baliís First 'U' Hotel
Didier Gourmaud Named General Manager of U Agathis Pecatu Bali Hotel More...

The Missing Mozaic
Mozaic Beach Club opens on Batubelig Beach, Bali More...

Flights of Fancy?
Rumors of an International Airport in North Bali Resurface More...

In the Navy
US Navy Destroyer USS Benfold Pays Four-Day Visit to Bali More...

Leapiní Lizards
ProFauna Indonesian Asks People in Bali to Stop Consuming Water Monitor Meat More...

A Moratorium on Moratoria< br>Regional Autonomy in Bali Places Calls for Moratorium on New Hotels at an Impasse More...

Change of Reign at Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel
Stuart Bolwell Replaces Keith Bell as General Manager of Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel & Suites Ė Bali More...

Changes in Flight Formation
New Ranking of International Airlines Shows Major Shifts in Passengers Preference for Air Carriers Serving Bali More...

New Leash on Life
FAO Provide Vials of Anti-Rabies Vaccine Permitting Island-Wide Inoculation Program to Continue More...

Good News for Turtles
Commerce in Protected Turtles Declines in Bali as Rules for Religious Ritual Change More...

Trading Coal for New Castles
Angry Citizens, Demanding Promised New Homes, Block Construction of New Coal Burning Power Plant in North Bali More...

Bali Kite Festival Touched by Tragedy
Eight-Year-Old Boy Dies From Injuries Sustained at Bali Kite Festival More...

Spiritual Tourism in Bali
Half-Day Seminar on Spiritual Tourism at Grand Bali Beach Hotel Saturday, July 28, 2012 More...

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Not in His Motherí Recipe
Bali-based German Chef Arrested in Bali for Narcotics Possession

Illegal Expatriate Workers in Bali
Denpasar Manpower Official Claims Many Foreigners in Bali are Abusing Visa Rules

Oh Happy Days!
Schapelle Corby Mood Improves on Prospects of Early Release and Parole from Prison

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