Close
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 · A Quiet Start to a Balinese New Year
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Quiet Start to a Balinese New Year

'Operasi Ogoh Ogoh Agung' a Success as Police Mobilize 7,000 Police to Keep the Peace.


Bali News: A Quiet Start to a  Balinese New Year
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/3/2006)

As reported on balidiscovery.com, [ See: Keeping Nyepi's Peace and Quiet as Advertised], some 7,000 police were deployed across Bali to ensure that pangerupukan (ngerupuk) celebrations were held on virtually every street of every village across the island took place without major incident.

Despite the potentially volatile combination of inter-banjar rivalry among competing Ogoh-Ogoh floats and readily available refreshment in the form of arak wine, the night of abandon followed by day of absolute silence Nyepi passed without major incident.

The Wild Boys of Tanjung Bungkak

According to the Indonesian language Bali Post, police charge six young men from the Denpasar community of Tanjung Bungkak in connection with a violation of rules regarding public intoxication and an alleged attack on a local rice storage shed. The six charged were among a group of 11 boys from the Jalan Akasia area who became angered when pecalang from the local village security force and police refused the group's attempt to bring their Ogoh-ogoh onto a major street, outside the pre-agreed parade area for their banjar.

The Lone Ranger from Holland

The Bali Post also carried the report of a frustrated attempt by 41 year-old Dutchman, Gregori van Gigh, to violate the peace of Nyepi by riding his motorbike from a rented villa in Dalung, Denpasar through the otherwise deserted streets of downtown Kuta. Forceably stopped by local pecalang charged with keeping the officially-mandated "quiet," the Dutchman was told he could only return to his residence if he would agree to push his motorbike the entire way.

The "easy-riding" Dutchman persisted, however, reportedly insisting that he be allowed to freely continue his journey, enjoying the completely deserted streets on his motorcycle. With local pecalang growing increasingly frustrated with van Gigh, the visitor and his motorcycle were eventually escorted to safety by Kuta police to a local home-stay immediately adjacent to the Kuta precinct house. The following morning, when Nyepi observances had officially finished, van Gigh was given his keys and allowed to drive back to his villa.

Police Chief Sunarko

Bali's Chief of Police Drs. Sunarko Danu Ardanto, who joined his oficers on patrol in South Bali during Ogoh-Ogoh celebrations, gave his "thumbs up" on the performance of his security team and the people, saying, "I am proud the witness the solid community spirit of the people of Bali."


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


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



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

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




or try to use Google Search :

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

Bali News: More News
A Voice from Ukraine. A Voice from Beyond
I Wayan Sujana: Born Bali - 1989 Died Ukraine -2014
(7/21/2014)
Calling all F&B Professionals
Join a Feast Breaking Gathering of Bali Culinary Professionals on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Pica Tapas Bar
(7/21/2014)
Bali, Mystical and Darkly Magic
Séance Held to Communicate with one of the Balinese Victims of the Shoot Down of MH17
(7/21/2014)
The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Jazz
Ubud Jazz Festival August 8-9, 2014
(7/20/2014)
Tree of Death
Young Australian Designer Commits Suicide in Dalung, Bali
(7/20/2014)
Interrupted Journey to Paradise
Six Bali Residents Die in Crash of MH 17 Shot Down Over Ukraine
(7/20/2014)
Colorfast Rainbow
Sanur Beach Now Home to Rainbow Coin Laundry - Our Favorite Laundromat.
(7/20/2014)
Show Them the Door
DPR Tells BUMN Minister Dahlan Iskan to Replace all Merpati Directors
(7/20/2014)
Self-energizing
Bali Needs to Become More Energy Independent
(7/21/2014)
Seeking a Lion’s Share of Jetstar
Lion Air Reported to be Seeking to a 49% Share of Jetstar from Qantas Airways
(7/19/2014)
A Disgusting Shell Game
Police Arrest Man Attempting to Sell Turtles to Bali Restaurants
(7/19/2014)
A Decade of Thanks
Balinese Thanksgiving of ‘Nyelung’ Celebrated Once every Decade by Gianyar Farmers
(7/19/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents