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BALI UPDATE #1005 - 07 December 2015


The Need for Hotels that Look Balinese
Bali Governor Thretaens to Announce List of Hotels that Fail to Embrace Balinese Cultural and Architectural Values in their Final Designs

Speaking at the 2015 Tri Hita Kirana Awards evening on Friday, November 27, 2015, the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, told the audience that while many hotels and accompanying infrastructure testify to the rapid development of tourism in Indonesia, it is often the case that these manifestations of rapid tourism growth bear little or no resemblance to the special nuances (kerarifan) that are the hallmark of Balinese culture.

Quoted by, Governor Pastika warned: “There are many (hotels) like this with minimal ornamentation that reflects Balinese culture. I hope this will serve as a warning to them, hotels of this sort are not acceptable in Bali.”

The governor revealed that he has been contemplating what sanctions should be imposed on hotels in Bali that fail to reflects Balinese creativity and culture. The Governor said that he hopes that next year at the Tri Hita Karana Awards ceremony that a list would be published of hotels that fail to reflect Balinese culture and creativity.

“Next year the hotels like this (that fail reflect Balinese culture) can also be announced here. If no foundation has the courage to do so, then let me do the job and announce them,” said Pastika.

In the view of the Governor, hotels that fail to reflect local genius and culture are hotels that can also be said to fail to support the Tri Hita Karana concept of development that maintains balance must always be maintained between Man and God, Man and Nature, and Man and his fellow Man. Hotels that fail to embrace Tri Hita Karana are also, in the opinion of the Governor, unsuited to receive recognition during the award ceremonies.

Continuing, the Governor publicly stated his desire that all those involved in Bali’s tourism industry would do all possible to guard the sacredness of the various Balinese performing arts presented in Bali while at the same time always bearing in mind that all the local forms of art and culture can be seen on one level as offerings made by the people of Bali to the Almighty. The Governor said he hoped that material or commercial considerations would not cause people to compromise or sacrifice Bali’s cultural values.

Governor Pastika said he hoped that the annual presentation of the Tri Hita Karana Awards would compel and persuade member of the tourism industry to always pursue a harmonious form of tourism development.

A Series of Cascading Errors
NTSC Report on Crash of AirAsia QZ 8501 Cites Pilot Training and Aircraft Maintenance in Review of December 28, 2014 Crash into Java Sea

Nearly one year after the fatal crash of AirAsia QZ 8501 flying between Surabaya and Singapore that caused the deaths of 162 souls on board December 28, 2014, the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Board published their findings on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Investigators say the Airbus 320 crashed at the end of a cascading chain of errors that commenced with the failure of an onboard computers and the disconnection of the computer from the airplane’s power grid by the pilot that made it impossible for the cockpit crew to control the plane.

The resulting crash into the Java Sea on December 28, 2014, claimed the lives of 155 passengers and 7 crew.

The senior investigator from the Indonesia National Transportation Safety Board, Nurchahyo Utomo, distributed blame to maintenance crews and the cockpit crew, saying: “There was a chain of events, starting with a broken (part), how it was handled and then after it was handled what the consequences were and how the pilot handled it. It's difficult for me to say what the main cause was."

Investigators reported bad weather did not play a role in the crash.

The NTSC team found that the soldering on a control system for the rudder of the plane had become defective during the flight. The same system had been the object of 23 previous maintenance reports and been subjected to numerous repairs.

An analysis of the plane’s “black box” led investigators to conclude the pilot had “likely” turned off the computer controlling the rudder system after repeated “error” messages in the cockpit during the fatal flight.

The NTSC condemned the pilot’s desperate efforts to improvise a repair of the faulty computer, blaming poor pilot training on AirAsia's part and ambiguous instructions on the system from the aircraft’s manufacturer.

Confusion also apparently reigned in the cockpit of the aircraft when the French co-pilot shouted a confusing “Pull Down” as the plane entered a stall, when most pilots agree that “Push Down” or “Pull Down” would have been a more appropriate and clearly understood command.

Legal experts say the final report confirm problems with both the aircraft and pilot training.

AirAsia claims pilot training procedures were altered following the crash while Airbus continues to reserve comment while they study the accident.

Bring the Wet Back!
Bali Residents Encountering Difficulties in Purchasing 19-Liter Bottles of Mineral Water reports that 19-liter bottles of Aqua-brand mineral water are becoming very difficult to find in many areas of Bali’s capital city of Denpasar.

One consumer, Prasetiyo (33) from North Denpasar, complained on Tuesday, December 2, 2015, that he has been unable to purchase the large bottle of Aqua despite a sweep of several areas, including Monang Maning, West Denpasar and Kesiman in South Denpasar.

Similar sentiments were sounded by Desak (25), a housewife from Sanur, who said she is unable to purchase “gallons” (the local name for 19-liter water bottles), insisting her family’s loyalty to the Aqua brand make her family unwilling to move to another brand of mineral water,

The cause of the current shortage in bottled water remains unclear, with no formal confirmation that the lack of rain is affecting the ability of Aqua’s water plant in Bali to harvest ground water.

Some shopkeepers report the shortage of Aqua will persist until at least January 1, 2016.

Here's that Rainy Day
Bali Weather Forecasters Say Rainy Season to Start by the end of December

The Bali office of the Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics (BMKG-Bali) now predicts the height of Bali’s raining season will occur in January 2016.

AA Putu Eka Putra Wirawan, a forecaster at BMKG-Bali told said on Saturday, November 28, 2015, that rain will become commonplace in most regions of Bali in January 2016.

Eka said that rain has already begun to fall in several areas of Bali on a sporadic basis. Rain will become more of a daily occurence in most areas of the Island by late December 2015.

Infection Detection
Bali Deputy Governor Warns HIV/AIDS Cases Continue to Increase in Bali reports that HIV/AID infections in Bali are on the increase with the greatest concentration of cases occurring in the Island’s capital of Denpasar.

The growing threat of HIV/AIDS was revealed by Bali’s deputy-governor Ketut Sudikerta, who also serves as the day-to-day head of the Bali Commission for the Control of HIV/AIDS.

Speaking at a gathering to mark World HIV/AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Sudikerta said, “In Denpasar there are 4,974 cases (of HIV/AIDS), Buleleng (North Bali) 2,203 cases and Badung 1,998 cases.”

The Deputy-Governor said most cases of HIV/AIDS are affecting people within the productive age range of 15-49 from every walk of life. Among those afflicted with the diseases, he said, are university students, junior high school students, senior high school students, police officers, the military and civil servants.

Sudikerta said the spread of HIV/AIDS is occurring via casual sexual contact, the sharing of intravenous needles and contaminated medical equipment.

Alarmingly, in the villages of Bali there is an increasing number of HIV/AIDS cases in which a mother is sharing the disease with their unborn children.

Sudikerta told the press that HIV/AIDS can only be prevented with more information on the disease available in the public, greater prudence in people’s sexual practice, avoidance of unprotected sex through the use of condoms, ending the practice of shared needles among intravenous drug users and the treatment of AIDS sufferers with retrovirus drugs (ARV).

Serious Accusations of Wrongdoing
Leading Balinese Lawyer Accuses Deputy-Governor of Involvement in a Criminal Conspiracy to Falsify Land Title reports that the Bali Provincial Police are being called upon to investigate and reveal all the details surrounding the falsification of a land certificate for the a sacred temple site at Pura Jurit at Uluwatu, South Bali measuring 3,865 hectares.

The demand for an urgent open and forthright investigation was made by a senior lawyer in Bali, Rizal Akbar, on Friday, December 4, 2015. Akbar told a gathering at a Denpasar restaurant that Bali’s Deputy-Governor Ketut Sudikerta was the main “director” in the criminal manipulation of the subject land certificate.

Akbar made accusations of criminal wrongdoing without hesitating to name names, saying, “In the falsification of the land certificates a criminal conspiracy has occurred involving the Deputy-Governor Ketut Sudikerta, an official in the National Land Agency (BPN), a lawyer named Wayan Santosa and a person from the PT Maspion Group Henrik Kaunang."

Rizal claimed he has an abundance of evidence in the case and proof of the involvement of Sudirkerta in the falsification process. Rizal said that the land certificate had been falsified has been affirmed in a statement from the Provincial Police.

“After being examined by the Forensic Laboratory at the Denpasar Police Headquarters, it was revealed that the land certificate for the Pura Jurit, Uluwatu, Ungasan in Pecatu measuring 3,865 'are' was falsified before being handed to PT Malindo Investama (Maspion). The falsification is shown in the scanning in of a signature by an official by an official from BPN,” said Hery Wiyanto, a Bali police spokesperson.

Rizal also said he holds additional proof showing the transfer of Rp. 150 billion that was paid into a bank account of Bali’s Deputy Governor Sudikerta that he suspects were proceeds from the sale of the land to PT Maspion.

“I have received information directly from the Maspion Group that from the sale of the land for Rp. 273 billion, 55% was deposited into the account belonging to Ketut Sudikerta,” charged Rizal.

“The Deputy Governor can sidestep or deny (these accusations), because our system of law provides for the right of denial. But I have strong proof that a criminal conspiracy has taken place in the falsification of the land certificate,” insisted Rizal.

Rizal is calling on the Provincial and National Police Commands to investigate this case, no matter where it leads. Claiming such criminality, if left unaddressed, can destroy the investment climate in Bali, Rizal added:“Investors will become frightened to invest in Bali; they will want to buy land for their investment but their land certificate will be falsified. What’s more, when the falsification of a land certificate involves an official of the Province of Bali. This has to be completely investigatedby law enforcement, such as the Bali police. Law must not be dull-edged when applied in high places, but only sharp when applied against the lower echelons.”

The subject case originates from the purchase of land measuring 3,865 are from the Pura Jurit Uluwatu for Rp. 273 billion by the PT Maspion Group of Surabaya in which the authenticity of the land certificate is now being called into question. According to Rizal, the original land certificate held by the Notary with a registration number of 5084 was taken and altered into a new certificate with the number 5074 issues to PT Marinda Gemilang - a subsidiary of the Maspion Group.

In the past, Bali’s Deputy Governor Ketut Sudikerta has vehemently denied accusations of any wrongdoing, characterizing the attacks as vicious slander meant to destroy his reputation as a politician, officials and Balinese public figure.

Disarming Beauty from a Disabled Artist
Severely Disabled Young Woman in Seririt, North Bali Producing Remarkable Works of Art shares the compelling story of a severely disabled 24-year-old girl, Kadek Windari, of the village of Banjarasem, Siritit, North Bali who is making a modest name in the world of painting.

Kadek, together with two siblings, are all afflicted with gross skeletal deformities that have prevented normal movement or development since early childhood.

Windari, who is also known as ‘Winda,” has become a talented artist whose attractive paintings of Balinese daily life and mystical scenes taken from wayang dramas are increasingly in demand, particularly among foreign visitors to Bali vying to bring one of her works of art back to their home countries.

Highly productive, Winda must often use both hands to steady the movement of a brush across the canvas. The results of her labor, however, as shown at, are extremely attractive.

Working on a daily basis, Winda’s mother spends time each morning preparing a canvas and the needed paints to allow the creative process to commence. Kadek tells visitors how from her early childhood she spent years drawing symbols and pictures in notebooks before making the transition to oil paints and canvas.

Proud that her paintings have been purchased and brought to the United States and Australia, the young women’s paintings are now selling for prices between Rp. 1 – 1.5 million.

Komang Warsiki, relates how her daughter’s disability prevented her from attending school, a situation also shared by an older sister. As a physical laborer, Komang has managed to support her family with the help of friends and the proceeds from the sale of Windari’s paintings. Since her Father’s death, Kadek has become the main bread winner of the family while her Mother stays at home carry for her disabled children.

Kadek Windari’s paintings are also made possible through the generous support of a friend, Kadek Roya Ardana, who has helped the young woman’s flourishing artistic career by providing supplies of paint, canvas and other artist’s supplies.

In Need of a Bromo Seltzer?
Volcano and Disaster Experts Increase Warning Alert Level at East Java’s Mount Bromo

Showing signs of significant fluctuations in seismic activity, East Java’s iconic Mount Bromo has its volcanic status increased from “vigilant” (waspada) to “alert” (siaga) on Friday, December 4, 2015.

As reported by, tourism activities on Bromo have been temporarily halted with tourist now kept at a radius of 2.5 kilometers from the Mount Bromo crater.

Authorities are exercising added caution due to increasing seismic activity and the ejection of volcanic ash to an elevation of 200 meters above the smoldering caldera.

The Center for Volcanic Mitigation and Geological Disasters (PVBMG) increased the warning level after a 24-hour period of increased volcanic activity was monitored increasing from former levels of 2-8 millimeters to measurements ranging 3 to14 millimeters.

Volcanic ash ejected to a level of 200 meters that are now being recorded that are four times the average height of 50 meters recorded over the past weeks. The ash clouds containing sulfur, volcanic dust and silicone are falling in an area to the west of the volcano landing in the Regency of Pasuruan and the City of Malang.

Officials are watching carefully for any sign of a major volcanic eruption at Bromo, threatening the tourism park and farming activities of the surrounding population.

Puff, Your Magic’s Draggin’
Increased Activity at Mount Barujari Volcano in Lombok May Once Again Threaten Bali Aviation and the State News Agency Antara are reporting increased volcanic activity at Lombok’s Mount Barjari on Mount Rinjani starting from Sunday, November 29, 2015.

The Bali office of the Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics (BMKG-Bali) have advised people living to the south of Mount Rinjani to exercise caution when working outside as the movement of a volcanic ash cloud threatens Bali.

AA Putu Eka Putra Wirawan of the BMKG-Bali said on Tuesday, December 1, 2015: “Volcanic ash form Mount Barujari in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara is heading for Bali. Reports of volcanic ash from Mount Rinjani are being recorded and reported by the Himawari satellite."

The Himawari satellite system is a network of geostationary satellites launched by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) that provide data on weather forecasting, tropical cyclones and volcanic activity.

AA Putu Eka Putra Wirawan said Bali needs to be vigilant on the possible disruptions to airport operation posed by volcanic ash from Mount Barujari.

At the same time, he discounted any threat to aviation in Bali posed by the recent eruptions at Mount Bromo. That volcano, he said, is in East Java and is at a substantial distance from Bali and with prevailing winds that carry its dust to the west posing little threat to flights operating in or out of Bali.

Smart ala Carte
Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach Launches New Menu and Range of Healthy Dishes for Children in Bali

With a tantalizing new menu offerings at Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach, Bali guests can now enjoy a range of colorful salads, tasty bruschetta plates and an assortment of tempting bites.

Good Beginnings . . .

The exciting menu introduced in November 2015 offers Frizzanti and Antipasti plates as an invitation to start your meal on the right note. Tuck into Italian Nachos of Crispy fried ravioli stuffed with three cheeses & served with arrabbiata sauce or savor a Crab & Avocado Bruschetta with ciabatta - topped with crab, avocado, natural yoghurt, apple, chili, mint and lemon.

Salad Days in Bali

Celebrate light, fresh flavors with a selection of vibrant salads. Noteworthy highlights include a summary Roasted Heritage Carrot and Avocado Salad with slabs of feta cheese and a zingy orange dressing. Guests will also enjoy the restaurant’s new Superfood Salad that is brimming with goodness. Packed with puy lentils, quinoa, black rice and roasted beets, this salad is finished with char-grilled avocado, sprouting broccoli and a secret seed mix. It may make for the perfect light lunch, but also proves a hearty main course with additional supplements of grilled free-range chicken, smoked salmon or creamy feta cheese.

Mainly Jamie

Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach will also be featuring other “Must-tries” include a Chicken Caesar Salad with Herby marinated chicken with chicory, cheesy croutons & a creamy, Caesar dressing, topped with aged parmesan & crispy prosciutto. Guests looking for a vegetarian dish will de drawn to Honeycomb Cannelloni Three Ways - Aubergine & sun-dried tomato with pumpkin ricotta and spinach fillings. Those seeking a more substantial main course need look no further than a scrummy Crab Spaghetti. A well-loved classic of chili, capers and brown crabmeat, this dish is crowned with sweet white crabmeat and receives a fresh hit of lemon before making its way to the table.

Healthy Dishes Kids will Adore

Jamie is on the cutting edge of a world movement to ensure children eat wisely and well. Accordingly, kids visiting the Kuta Beach Jamie’s Italian can look forward to being entertained throughout their meal with special take-home goodie bags while parents can be confident that a nutritious kid’s menu options that promise fun dining for their little ones.

A fun focaccia-making party is also available by prior bookings, exclusively at Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach.

Designed to coax your kids into eating healthier with bright colors and flavors that pack a tasty punch, the new kid’s dishes introduced in November 2015 brings worthy additions to the Jamie’s Italian award-winning children’s menu. Jamie’s Proper Picnic Box is already tipped to be a crowd favorite. Presented in an attractive lunch box, this meal is packed with healthy and colorful surprises that include a hearty chicken wrap, rainbow vegetable crisps, seedless grapes, cherry tomatoes and a piece of seasonal fruit. Kids will also enjoy unraveling their fancy Fish in A Bag baked with blanched green beans, tomatoes, and potatoes. Also proving an instant success with the younger set, is a rich Secret Seven Tomato Pasta Bake with Homemade curly-wurly pasta, baked in Jamie's seven-veg tomato sauce with a cheese crust & crunchy herby breadcrumbs.

Every dish on the kid’s menu at Jamie’s Italian also comes with a Shake-Me Salad, encouraging kids to have fun and eat their vegetables too. Served in a plastic jar with baby gem lettuce, cucumber, and sugar snap peas, kids get to try their hand at mixing their own salad and dressing together by vigorously shaking the jar before enjoying their greens.

Offered to kids up to 12 years old, the feature small and large sized portions suited for younger, older kids and kids with parents who covet Jamie’s Italian Kids Menu. In any case, children receive a perfect nutritionally balanced meal.

Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach:
Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali 80361
Telephine: +62 (0)361-762118

Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach Website 

Of Boondoggles and Empty Political Promises
Governor Pastika Warns Karangasem Office Seekers to Avoid Wasting Public Funds on Overseas Travel and Not to Over-Promise Programs that Can’t be Funded

Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika is criticizing and questioning the behavior of Bali officials who enjoy frequent trips abroad at the public’s expense. As reported by NusaBali, the Governor tabled his displeasure in a meeting with Regency officials in Karangasem on Thursday. December 3, 2015.

Pastika said he had earlier heard how Karangasem officials enjoyed taking trips to Japan paid from government funds. Adding: “If the results are good, then it’s no problem. But, what if the come as circus groups? If I travel overseas I never use the regional budget, unless I am invited abroad. It’s so unfortunate that they use public funds; this is most upsetting.”

In his face to face meeting with officials in Karangasem, Governor Made Mangku Pastika reminded local government cadres and community leaders not to be mislead by the promises of candidates seeking election to the posts of Karangasem’s regent and deputy regent in the period leading up to the December 9th elections. The Governor warned that many empty promises are made in the election process that will not necessarily be fulfilled. Pastika said that in the current economic situation, supplemental funding needed to materialize projects is uncertain at best.

The regency development fund (APBD) for 2016 for Karangasem totals Rp. 1.5 trillion, with matching funding of Rp. 874 billion. Only a small portion of this originates from tax sources in Karangasem, with most coming in the form of funding from Jakarta and the Province. Pastika said national tax target are not being met, a fact underlined by the recent resignation of the Director General of Taxation.

In the currently weak economic situation, Governor Pastika said that the grand plans of political candidates might fail to materialize.

The Governor said his trip to Karangasem was to remind civil servants of their obligation to remain neutral in the coming elections set to take place on December 9, 2015.

Bali Arrivals Losing their Steam?
Bali by the Numbers: Bali will Struggle to Break 4 million Foreign Visitor by Year End

October 2016 foreign arrival totals for Bali hit 369,261 – a number 8% ahead of arrivals in the same month of 2015 (341,651).
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Meanwhile year-on-year for the first 10 months of 2015, arrivals totaled 3,058,326 that was 7.57% more than the same period one year earlier.

Facing challenges on several fronts in the form of a worldwide terror caution following the November 13th ISIS attack in Paris and volcanic uncertainty as Mount Barujari continues to erupt on nearby Lombok Island, Bali will have to struggle to break the 4 million mark for foreign tourist arrivals for all of 2015.

The effect of cancelled flights to and from Australia due to volcanic activity is demonstrated in Australian arrivals for the month of October 2015 with 93,124 visitors – a number just 2.5% more than October 2014 (90,828). Australian arrivals can no longer be said to be “booming” to Bali with a year-on-year performance that is largely flat, increasing only 1%.
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Australian arrivals are also suffering due to lingering resentment over what is seen as selective discrimination against Aussie travelers who have been denied, some say petulantly so, visa free access to Indonesia. There is also a horrendous misfire by the immigration chief at the Bali airport who announced Australians would be limited to two purchased visas on arrival in any twelve month period. That pronouncement, abruptly withdrawn ten days after it was announced, continues to make the rounds in Australia dissuading frequent visitors to Bali from making a return trip.
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More flights connecting Bali and Mainland China have boosted Chinese arrivals to Bali that have increased 4.2% in October when compared to October 2014. For the first ten months of 2015, Chinese arrivals are up 20.53%.

Japanese arrivals have improved 9.02% in 2015, but still fall far short of totals achieved less than 10 years ago when they were the greatest source of Bali’s inbound visitors.

Both Malaysian and Singaporean arrivals to Bali are down dramatically year on year, declining 13.73% and 18.53%, respectively.

Even more dismal are arrivals from Russia that have declined 32.39%. The Russian holiday market that declined by half in January 2014, can be expected to decline further in January 2016.

Continuing to turn in strong performances year-on-year during the first ten months of 2015 are the U.K. (+28.82%), USA (+18.54%), Germany (+14.65%), The Netherlands (+15.75%), India (+27.37%), New Zealand (+15.76%), Canada (+20.39%) and the Swiss (+30.37%).

Cycles of Unfairness
Go-Jek Transportation Drivers Protest Mass Firings in Bali

Reportedin some media as numbering more than 1,000 motorcycle drivers, men for the local delivery and transportation service Go-Jek have protested their suspension as drivers by marching on the Company’s Denpasar office on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

The protesting drivers who were part of a mass dismissal and fines applied against drivers by Go-Jek for alleged cheating and dishonest practice. The fines applied against the drivers ranged between Rp. 300,000 and Rp. 10 million.

The December 3rd protest took place just 3 days after the management of Go-Jek promised to re-open the mobile application of the suspended drivers and allowing them to resume work.

NusaBali said the latest wave of demonstrations against the Company was also joined by drivers who have not been suspended but sympathized nonetheless with the drivers who were summarily fired.

Unlike earlier demonstrations, the latest protests drew two platoons of police deployed to protect the Go-Jek offices on Jalan Teuku Umar Barat in Denpasar.

Drivers are protesting that unilateral termination of employment without prior warnings or a consultative process are forbidden under Indonesian law.

In the absence of an agreement between the terminated drivers and Go-Jek’s management, the protestors threaten to continue their protests.

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance
Nine Balinese Dance Elevated to World Cultural Heritage Status

9 traditional Balinese dances have been designated as Cultural Heritage treasures by UNESCO at the 10th Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

The nine dances designated for cultural preservationare divided into three categories: sacred, semi-sacred and mass entertainment. The nine dances join six cultural traditions in Indonesia chosen in the past by UNESCO as iconic representations of Indonesian society.

Acknowledgement with Cultural Heritage Status was bestowed  in the pastby the UN agency on wayang puppetry (2008), Indonesia daggers or keris (2008), batik (2009), angklung bamboo music (2010), The group Saman dance from Aceh in North Sumatra (2011), Noken woven bags from Papua (2012), and a program for Batik training (2009).

The nine Balinese Dances now included on UNESCO’s list of world heritage treasures are:
  • Rejang – a sacred dance typically performed at a family temple (Pura Rejang).
  • Sanghyang Dedari – a sacred dance performed in a state of religious trance. Not normally performed before the public, the Sanghyang Dedari traces its roots to pre-Hindu history in Bali and is performed by young pre-pubescent girls and is intended protect a village for sickness and natural disaster. Not performed to the music of a gamelan, this dance is accompanied entirely by a capella songs.
  • Baris Upacara – An ornamental dance performed by male warriors using exaggerated movements while bearing spears. This dance often forms a part of the annual celebration of a temple’s creation (odalan) and is used to welcome the gods who descend to partake in the ceremony.
  • Topeng Sidhakarya – a dance from the Balinese mask-dance tradition often presented to mark the end of a sacred dance performance.
  • Dramatari Gambuh – a ceremonial part of the dance-drama repertoire in Bali and performed to accompany important rituals at Balinese temples and welcome the attendance of the deity Ida Bhatara. One of the oldest, classical forms of dance, Dramatari Gambuh involves almost every aspect of Bali’s lively arts: drama, music, song, dramatic dialogue and tembang musical forms. The characters in these dramas draw their names and characterization from East Java royalty of the 12th to 14 centuries.
  • Dramatari Wayang Wong – a musical theatre dramatic dance performance in Bali including classical dance, dialogue, song and gamelan performance drawing their story line from the Hindu epic Ramayana.
  • Legong Kraton – a classical dance tradition performed by three young women that in times past was only performed at royal palaces.
  • Joged Bumbung – a courting or flirtation dance performed before a gamelan orchestra. Young women, performing provocative dance movements, seeks male dance partners from the audience for the pas de deux that follows.
  • Barong Ket – a masked dance in honor of the three countenances of Sanghyang Tri Murti. Depending on the color of the mask used by the dancer, the Barong Ket can symbolize Dewa Brahma (red), Dewa Wisnu (black) or Dewa Iswara (white). Performed to protect the community from evil and ill-fate, the Barong dances masks typically resemble human faces while the Barong Ket resemble animal forms.

To Serve and Protect
Bali Police Provide Security Briefing to Foreign Consuls in Bali

In the wake of the ISIS terrorist attack in Paris on November 13, 2015 and in the run up to local elections and the peak holiday period in Bali, the Bali police convened a briefing meeting at the Kuta Police Precinct on Friday, December 4, 2015.

As reported by NusaBali, the police summoned the consuls, honorary consul and consular agents to share the latest information on Bali’s security situation and measures now underway to reduce the threat of terror attacks.

Nyoman Artana of the Denpasar Police made a presentation to 31 foreign representatives on safety and security in Bali. Explaining why the meeting was called, Artana said: “The current world situation is certain to have an impact on Indonesia, especially on Bali. So(we are sharing) how officers from the relevant agencies in Bali are handling security and safety."

Artana said that the busy nightlife, shopping and dining destination of Kuta must increase security measures as he called on the consulates to advise their respective home nationals of the efforts being made to ensure visitors' security. He also asked that foreign visitors be asked to limit the amount of personal belongings they carry to Bali’s nightspots to reduce the chance of robbery.

Wayan Sumara of the Kuta Police Precinct detailed the extensive surveillance and security measures in place in Kuta and the places frequented by foreign tourists.

An important component in maintaining security in Bali is the readiness of all members of the public to immediately report unusual or suspicious circumstances to the police or security official working at hotels, restaurants and businesses.

Seeking to End “Green Washing”
Reclamation of Benoa Bay Protested at COP 21 Paris Talks

Activists from The Friends of the Earth Indonesia (WALHI) and International Friends of the Earth (FOE) have stage demonstrations in Paris at the International Paris Talks on Climate Change (COP 21) to protest plans to reclaim beach and mangrove areas in Bali and the rest of Indonesia.

The demonstration held on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm local time was meant to underline a speech made by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the first day of COP 21 that stated 60% of Indonesians live in coastal area and, as such, are most at risk of the effects of global warming.

The protestors were also their to oppose the practice “green washing” at the Indonesian pavilion used by investors, such as those involved in plans to reclaims Bali’s Benoa Bay, to misrepresent themselves as concerned environmentalists The protestors accused countries around the world, including Indonesia, of facilitating environmental crimes committed by businesses burning down forests and jungles, and creating large quantities of green house gasses.

As reported by, Khalisah Khalid, a national executive of WAHLI on hand for the Paris protests said demonstrations against the reclamation of Benoa Harbor held at COP 21 Paris were meant to remind the Indonesian President that if the Government is serious in its desire to reverse the effects of global warming, then domestic policy must also reflect this serious intent by calling for a halt reclamation projects underway in several cities of Indonesia, including the reclamation of Benoa promoted by business interests behind the project as the “revitalization of Benoa Bay,” and reclamation underway in Jakarta and Makassar.

Khalid warned that if President Widodo’s speech at COP 21 Paris is not accompanied by matching national policies then his comments would come to have little or no meaning, with the interest of interests of the Indonesian people forfeited in the balance. Adding: “We urged that the Government stop providing opportunities for exploitation to corporate environmental criminals.”

Separately, I Wayan Gendo Suardana, the coordinator of ForBali stated his appreciation to elements from FoE International that assisted in making an international protest against Benoa reclamation in Paris. “Salute to our friends in the international network of ForBali om helping to raise this cause in an international forum. This means that wherever business people attempt to undertake ‘green washing’ we will also always be there to oppose them. This proves that there is no longer any field of play left for those seeking to reclaim Benoa Harbor,” proclaimed Gendo.

Gendo added: “I hope the those who want to reclaim Benoa Bay will stop and be truthful with the public who are in the majority opposed to reclamation. The evaluation of the public is that the reclamation of Benoa Bay is bad for Bali and must be stopped by any means possible.

Uber Payment
UBER Passengers in Bali Can Now Pay by Cash

The Jakarta Globe reports that the ride-sharing online application UBER now makes it possible for users in Bali to pay in cash.

Traditionally operating a credit card based payment facility, UBER in Bali will now accept cash payment following a successful trial of this method of payment in Bandung, West Java.

Mike Brown, the regional general manager for Southeast Asia and Oceania for UBER, said: "In less than a month, our cash test in Bandung is seeing great success and we are thrilled to bring cash as a payment option to the thriving tourist hub of Bali. The Indonesian market has fantastic potential and we are excited to see the results of expanding this experiment to more cities in the country."

The controversial UBER operation has proven a hit with the public despite objections from licensed cab operator, as well as tax and licensing authorities who see UBER as operating  illegally and “under the screen.”

Extremely innovative and now a global phenomenon, UBER recently launched a cooperation with PremiAir in Jakarta to provide helicopter transfers in Indonesia’s capital in a service dubbed UberCHOPPER.

You’re on Candid Camera
Kuta to Install 90 More CCTV Cameras in 2016

High crime rates in the Kuta area of Bali is prompting local lawmakers to push for the installation of more CCTV surveillance cameras.

As reported by, Kuta legislators see enhanced CCTV camera coverage as critical to ensuring safety and security in Kuta.

Plans are now being finalized for the installation of more CCTV cameras in 2016 with Rp. 26 billion allocated from the next regional budget to fund their purchase and installation. When completed, there will be 90 new camera surveillance points with the installation of 100 new CCTV cameras.

The plans for more CCTV cameras were announced by a spokesman from the Badung Regency, Nyoman Harry Yudha Saka, speaking before the Badung House of Representative (DPRD-Badung) on November 27, 2015. Saying he agreed with the need for more CCTV surveillance in Kuta, Saka confirmed funds are in place in the 2016 budget to bring the plan to fruition.

Tourists Forbidden to Enter Inner Sanctum of Balinese Temples

Keeping Bali’s thousands of sacred temples sacrosanct is not an easy matter. While temples typically post signs at their entrances stipulating standards of dress and prohibitions against the entrance of menstruating women considered ritually impure, many temples are visited by tourists as mere curiosities that are best suited as a photo stop.

While licensed tour guides will often discourage acts considered to be sacrilegious, it is not unusual to discover tourists standing in the inner sanctum of the temple (utama mandala pura) taking photographs.

While circulating the exterior walls or outer courtyards of a temple are widely tolerated, entrance into the centermost part of a temple for the simple purpose of making photos can be seen as disrespectful of the Hindu-Bali faith and its ancient religious traditions.

The innermost sanctum of a temple is reserved exclusively for those praying and making offerings to the Gods. Tourists wishing to actively participate in the ritual life of a temple by praying at the utama mandala pura should adopt complete Balinese dress and be accompanied by a Balinese-Hindu who will provide guidance in the transaction of prayers and offerings.

Many temples in Bali have a pemgempon pura or a temple priests who forbids visitors from penetrating the middle of a temple.

Quoted by Bali Post, the Pangempon Pura Bukit Sinunggal, Tajun, Kubutambahan, Jro Made Kerta said, “The purity of a temple must be safeguarded and never allowed to decline where it will deplete the energy and power (taksu) of the site.”

Urging all Balinese temples to take steps to preserve Bali-Hindu sanctity and purity, Kerta said, “This is all needed to preserve and protect both the empirical aspects (sekala) as well as the mystical and occult (niskala) of a sacred temple.”

While the Balinese are extremely tolerant and encourage those with a sincere interest in their culture and religious tradition, the careful traveler will always seek to know and respects boundaries of respect and reference for the ancient religion of the Balinese people.

From Immigration Kiosk to Lock Up
Two Immigration Officials from Bali Airport Go on Trial for Criminal Coercion

Two immigration officials from Bali’s airport are commencing their criminal trial in the Bali District Court charge with extorting funds from two Chinese tourist visitors.

Standing before the Court are immigration officers Hendri Ridwan Purba and Wajid Kuncoro Jati who were on duty at Bali’s airport on September 11, 2015, in the international arrival terminal. At approximately 10 minutes past midnight, a group of six Chinese tourists led by Tao Zang disembarked a China Airline flight and processed through immigration formalities by Hendri Purba.

According to documents held by prosecutors, Hendri accompanied by Wajid forced the Chinese tourist into a public bathroom where they reportedly removed US2,200 from his bag. The man ran screaming from the bathroom and joined his traveling companions and a local man who came to meet them waiting in the airport’s parking area.

The continuing altercation between the Chinese tourists and the immigration officials continued in the parking area where Purbas insisted it was his obligation to carry on with the inspection of their checked luggage.

The incident was recorded on a mobile phone that was seized by the two immigration officers. The recording made on the phone reportedly now form part of the evidentiary file held by prosecutors.

Tao Zang and his colleagues filed a formal complaint with the police resulting in widespread coverage in the local press and the eventual filing of criminal charges under Section 365, paragraph 2 of the criminal code (KUHP) on forceful theft undertaken at night carrying a maximum penalty of 12 years in prison.

The trial of the two immigration officials continues.

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Rupiah Expected to Pass Rp. 14,000 Mark at Year’s End and Strengthen Again in 2016

An Indonesian senior economist Anton Gunawan is projecting that the Indonesian Rupiah will touch an exchange rate of Rp. 14,100 to one US Dollar by the end of 2015.

Speaking in Jakarta on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Gunawan said the Rupiah would remain under pressure until year’s end.

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 the Rupiah strengthened against the greenback at Rp. 13,757.

Said Gunawan: “In addition to the factor of the Yuan, domestically the demand for dollars will ne stronger in December. I think the Rupiah will exchange at around Rp. 14,100 to the dollar. I do believe the Rupiah will strengthen in the New Year.”

The well-regarded Indonesian economist sees the Indonesian economy improving in 2016 with capital inflow resulting. “If you look at the prospects of growth at around 5% for next year that will attract capital inflow to Indonesia and that is the reason I think the Rupiah will get stronger next year.”

The Rupiah depreciated against the dollar in Q3 2015 to a rate of Rp. 13,873 to one dollar, Uncertainty towards the Indonesian Rupiah was fueled be fears on the normalization of economic police by the U.S. Fed, with more faith in favor of Indonesia’s currency occurring in October with positive sentiment towards emerging markets resulting from a more dovish approach embraced by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) that is very influential in determining monetary policy.

Meanwhile the Indonesian government and Bank Indonesia have been consistent in pursuing economic policies that will stabilize the value of the Rupiah among world currencies.

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Bali Starling Poaching Still Rife at West Bali National Park

The West Bali National Park – the only National Park on the Island – frequently falls victim to illegal logging and the poaching of protected animal species such as the Jalak Bali or Bali Starling.

The Bali Starlings (Bali Mynah - Leucopsar rothschildi) is the official mascot of the Island of Bali and is featured on the Rp. 200 coin. Critically endangered, the number left in the West Bali National Park may number no more than a few dozen with perhaps another hundred birds living on Nusa Penida Island.

Breeding programs around the globe account for another 1,000 birds. Unfortunately, the birds fetch high prices on the black market, which serves as a stimulus for efforts to illegally capture the animals at the Park.

The method used by poachers in West Bali is to stretch largely invisible fine netting between trees that entangles birds in free flight and allows their eventual capture. Installed near the border of the park and adjacent to the main highway that skirts the reserve, the illegal hunters are able to easily monitor their traps and make a quickget away with their prey.

Some progress has been made in monitoring the whereabouts of Bali Starlings using Global Positioning System monitors. The safety of the Bali Starlings at the Park is the responsibility of four rangers who must monitor a park comprised of a total area of 19,0000 hectares of land an ocean area.

A Most Enabling Day
Bali Sports Foundation and Solemen Indonesia Create a Day of Joy and Possibilities for Disabled People in Bali

The Bali Sports Foundation and Solemen Indonesia joined forces to mark the United Nations Day of Disabilities on Thursday, December 3, 2015 by creating a day of fun, laughter and acceptance at The Bali Sports Foundation in Kesiman, East Denpasar, Bali.
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Celebrated around the world on an annual basis, this was the first time The United Nations Day of Disabilities was held on the Island of Bali. Special guests, visitors, staff and, most importantly, the children with disabilities of differing severity enjoyed a fun day playing ball games such as Boccia and Wheelchair Rugby.
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Also attending were sixteen ‘Solebuddies’ – a term used to identify the children assisted by the foundation and the circle of supporting adults - were treated to a day that provided inspiration and a networking opportunity with other families dealing with the unique challenges of creating purpose-filled lives for people with disabilities.

Bringing her personal charm and commitment to the day, Solemen Ambassador, actress and model celebrity Tamara Bleszynski traveled to Bali to spend the days with the kids and cheer on the Solemen team who were narrowly beaten 8-6 and 7-5 in two keenly contested Wheelchair Rugby matches.
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The UN Day of Disabilities aims to promote understanding of disabilities and mobility as they relate to the dignity, rights and well being of people living with disabilities. Striving to improve the inclusion in society of persons with disabilities, creating sporting activities for this sector of society supports the advancement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Sports-based opportunities can help achieve the goal of universal primary education and reduce the stigma of disability that prevents children with disabilities from attending school. Disability days also promote gender equality by empowering women and girls with disabilities, helping them acquire health information, skills and leadership experience in order to increase employment opportunities.

The Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) provides a safe and supportive environment where disabled youth are treated with dignity while making new friends and learning new skills. A wide range of sporting activities are organized by BSF that include Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball, BlindJjudo, Blind Soccer, special needs swimming, power lifting, stick fighting and Boccia.

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Paint Me Bloo
Miguel Payono - Artist in Residence at Bloo Lagoon Village in Padang Bai, East Bali December 9-13, 2015

The Bloo Lagoon Village in Padang Bai is hosting an exhibition and artist in resident program December 9-13, 2015 for Beijing-based American artist Miguel Payono.

Payono, born in the USA is an honors graduate from Williams College (USA) in Chinese Language and Studio Art, who went on to acquire a Master of Fine Art degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing,

A resident of China for the past decade, Payono has won numerous awards and exhibited his work internationally holding solo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Italy.

Payano works in oil and ink on paper. Creating primarily in the figurative genre, his current series of paintings are investigations into the concept of turbulence and turbulence motifs on the pictorial plane – both of which the Artist says were inspired by his last visit to Padang Bai.

A prolific artist with a great cultural sensibility, Miquel Payono brings together an engaging body of work for public viewing for those who visit Padang Bai during his 4-day stay.

Miguel Payono – Artist in Residence
December 9-13, 2015

The Bloo Lagoon Village
Jalan Silayukti, Padangbai, Bali,
Tel. +62 363 41211 HP. +62 852 0519 9898

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