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BALI UPDATE #939 - 01 September 2014

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Dead Man Walking
Indonesia Prepares to Resume Executions in November 2013

Indonesia appears poised to resume executions with the Jawa Pos reporting that at least one person under sentence of death for a narcotics violation will be brought before a firing squad this month.

This was confirmed by the Junior Prosecutor for Crime (Jampidum), Mahfud Manan, on November 11, 2013 in Jakarta. The formal statement by Manan said: “This month a convict under the sentence of death will be executed by the Prosecutors office in its role as executioner. The case is a narcotics conviction.”

Manan refused to provide more details to the press or provide the name of the prisoner to be executed; citing the need to protect the privacy of the prisoner and ensure the process goes smoothly. “Be patient. I can't tell you anything, not the identity or the location for the execution,” he added.

The coming execution will bring to a total of 5 the number shot by firing squads thus far in 2013 from a targeted total of 10 death row inmates slated for execution before the end of 2013.

If the target of 10 is to be maintained, the government will need to quickly execute 5 more prisoners in the remaining month and a half of 2013.

In May of 2013 three people were put to death on the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilicap, Central Java. Two months earlier, in March 2013, a Nigerian, Adamie Wilson, was executed in the Thousand Islands off the coast of Jakarta.

The number of prisoners sitting on death row in Indonesia numbers 133. Of this total 71 are convicted of drug offenses, 2 of terrorist acts and 60 of capital offenses.
 


Ring Around the Rigmarole
Badung Government Seeking US$26 million to Build a Tanjung Benoa Ring Road in Baliís South

A preliminary feasibility study for a ring road encircling the Tanjung Benoa Peninsula of South Bali has been completed.

The study estimates for building the one-way road that would circle through the popular accommodation, dining, shopping and water sports area are put at Rp. 300 billion (US$26 million).

The Badung Regency administration is now busily trying to find a way to fund the project.

As reported by The Bali Post, the head of Public Works and Water Supply for Badung, Ida Bagus Surya Suamba, said on Sunday, November 10, 2013, that the results of the study will soon delivered to the Regent for his comments and approval. Once approved by the Regent, the next step would be the execution of a detailed engineering design that would be completed in 2014 before actual construction commences in 2015.

Suamba said the need for a Tanjung Benoa ring road was made urgent by the rapid pace of development in the area and the severe traffic congestion now found on Jalan Pratama.

The high density of physical development on the peninsula makes land acquisition for the proposed ring road extremely problematic. As a result, current plans are to use the western beach on the peninsula to create a 30-meter wide roadway.

The options being explored to finance the proposed road are funding by the Regency of Badung, funding from the Central Government or a joint operation with private interests operating as a toll road.


Thatís When Neighbors Become Good Friends
Australiaís Northern Territory Seeking Closers Ties with Bali and Indonesia

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika received a visit from the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory in Australia, the Hon, Adam Graham Giles MLA on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Accompanying Giles on his visit was the Mayor for Darwin, Katrina Fong Lim, who is on a tour with Miles to improve relations with Indonesia and East Timor.

In Indonesia, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara have been identified by Australia as territories in the closest proximity to Australia and, as a result, worthy of special attention. Also, given the large number of Australians who travel to Bali and make the Island their second home, the Australian government sees the need to intensify cooperation with Indonesia in general and Bali in particular.

As reported by Metrobali.com, main areas of cooperation between the Northern Territory and Bali will be in the areas of health, education and trade.

As the same time, the Government of Australia is seeking to open employment opportunities for workers and students to undergo brief periods of training in Darwin and other parts of Australia. The reputation of the University of Darwin is internationally recognized and offers excellent opportunities for training qualified Indonesians.

Governor Pastika welcomed his visitors and the offer of assistance from Australia’s North. Explaining that bi-lateral cooperation was the purview of Indonesia’s Foreign Minister, he said he would nonetheless adopt a pro-active role in seeing their offer is brought before the Indonesian Foreign Minister and comes to fruition.

Pastika said he was confident that the cooperation between Northern Australia and Bali would be mutually beneficial to both parties. Underlining this point, Pastika told of the existing cooperation between the Indera Hospital in Bali and the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Center in Darwin. That project encompasses assistance in the area of hospital management, manpower training and equipment.

The Indera Hospital performs 3,000 cataract operations each year. Pastika is hopeful that in the future such medical cooperation could be extended to include Denpasar's Sanglah General Hospital.

Pastika explained that the ASEAN Economic Community will take effect in less than 2 years easing the flow of materials and manpower, including medical personnel, between Bali and the rest of ASEAN. “To meet these challenges, we need to prepare ourselves. Hopefully through training we can improve the quality of our medical personnel,” said the Governor.

The Governor also expressed the wish that the University of Darwin will be able to lend educational assistance to universities in Bali, such as Udayana University.


Bales of Trouble
Police Arrest Indonesian Man in Kuta with More than 10 Kilograms of Marijuana

A 28-year-old Indonesian man has told police that the more than 10 kilograms of marijuana he was caught bringing from Riau, Sumatra to Bali was intended for sale to tourists in the Kuta area.

Quoted in DenPost, Abdi Gultom told police: “The grass I sent to Kuta I bought in Riau for Rp. 2.5 million per kilogram. Later, in Bali I would break it down into more than 250 packets each sold for Rp. 200,000.”

By extension, Gultom was positioned to earn a 20-fold return on his original investment with a total turnover of more than Rp. 500 million (US$43,500).

Gultom told the police on Sunday, November 10, 2013, that he planned to sell the drugs to domestic and foreign tourists in the Kuta area of Bali.

Bali Police are now trying to uncover what network, if any, Gultom used to market and distribute the drugs.

Gultom was arrested with 22 packages of marijuana on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, on Jalan Mataram Gang Suli I in Kuta, Bali. When police later searched his rented room on Jalan Rangsana, Pesanggaran in South Bali, they found more drugs bringing the total amount of marijuana in the man's possession to 10.48 kilograms.


Comfort Food, Please
Garuda Indonesia Introduces High-Carbohydrate Menu Options on Flights from Osaka to Bali

Garuda Indoneisa has introduced “high carbohydrate” meal options on flights between Japan and Indonesia.

In a move to provide “comfort food” the “high-carb” menu options include rice, noodles and bread items.

Garuda says the starch options are aimed at main passengers who the carrier claim have larger appetites.

Rocket News 24 reports that the meal will be offered as “In-flight Full Power Charge ★ Men’s Meal Garuda” and will include:
  • Naniwa Special Lunch Fried Rice – Japanese styled fried rice topped with prawns.
  • Yakisoba (Japanese style Noodles) 
  • Fried Chicken
  • Bread topped with sesame seeds
Garuda is promoting the meals as the perfect solution for the hungry male passengers seeking to eliminate the monotony of a long flight.

Despite the profiling of those who will want to enjoy the new menu option, ladies are also welcome to partake in the "Men's Meal Option."

The high carbohydrate options from Garuda Indonesia is being offered initially only on GA 889 and GA 883 flying from Kansai Airport (Osaka) to Bali.


Baliís for The Birds
Bali Conservation Officials Seize Four Endangered Birds at Tanah Lot Temple Complex. Nyoman Wandi Could Face Five Years in Prison and Fines for Possessing Endangered Animals.

The Bali Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has seized four endangered birds near the famous Tanah Lot Temple Complex in Tabanan, West Bali.

The State News Agency Antara reports that the an investigator from the BKSDA, Dewa Gede Yoga, said the four birds confiscated were a Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo, an eagle, Sumba Hornbill and a Helmeted Friarbird.

The four birds were taken from I Nyoman Wandi from Dukuh Banjar in the village of Beraban in Tabanan.

According to Yoga, Wandi was displaying the birds as an added attraction at the Tanah Lot Complex, charging visitors to pose for photographs with the endangered fowl.

The BKSDA officials said the owner of the birds and the birds were under surveillance for an extended period before a decision was finally made to seize the endangered bird.

The birds are now in the protective custody of the BKSDA who are examining how to return the birds to the wild.


In Lieu of Dr Doolittle
Bernard Harrison to Be Keynote Speaker at Bali Animal Training and Enrichment Conference.

Internationally renowned zoologist and zookeeper, Bernard Harrison is now confirmed to be the Keynote Speaker at Indonesia’s first Animal Training and Enrichment Conference to be held at the Bali Safari and Marine Park December 1-5, 2013 (ATEC 2013).
Bernard Harrison at ATEC

Harrison is the former CEO of the Singapore Zoological Garden and the man credited with developing the creative vision and innovative approach to zoo management now synonymous with that facility. Addressing the world leaders and innovators in animal training and enrichment techniques gathering in Bali, Harrison will share insights and experiences gleaned from his stint as the “Boss of the Singapore Zoo" during which he pioneered The Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia Exhibit depicting an Ethiopian village; The Fragile Forest containing a miniature eco-system; and the world renowned Singapore Night Safari.

Famous for creating enclosures that resemble playgrounds instead of cages. His “open” concept also extended to human enclosures as well, creating see-through fencing and basins surrounded by plants in washrooms – an idea Harrison says was inspired by a Bali holiday.

When the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) was formed in 2000 to oversee the operations of the Singapore Zoo, the Jurong Bird Park and the Night Safari Harrison was appointed the CEO.

After leaving that position in 2002, he established the consultancy firm of "Harrison and Friends" specializing in zoo planning and design.

ATEC at Bali Safari and Marine Park

The Bali Safari and Marine Park is a 40-hectare park that is home to more than 400 animals representing 60 species found in Indonesia, India and Africa is hosting ATEC 2013.

A recognized leader in captive animal breeding and animal enrichment programs, the safari park features animals in natural and spacious surroundings, a water park, a boutique safari-themed hotel and the 1,200 seat Bali Agung Theatre – home to a daily theatrical extravaganza featuring hundreds of dancers, actors and musicians – both human and animal.

World leaders and innovators in animal training and enrichment techniques for use with captive animal populations are traveling to Bali to trade insights and share cutting edge methodologies for use by zoos, sanctuaries and animal parks.

As another keynote speaker at ATEC 2013 will be Steve Martin of Natural Encounters, Inc - a recognized animal trainer who has worked with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, San Diego Wild Animal Park, AZA Animal Training School and the Elephant Management School in Hamburg Germany.

Also on hand will be Valerie Hare of The Shape of Enrichment, Inc. (SHAPE). A recognized guru of animal enrichment and a worldwide ambassador for best practice in animal care, Valerie serves on the board of International Conference on Environmental Enrichment Committee (ICEE) and Bear Care Group Board of Directors.

Those attending ATEC 2013 will also encounter Joe Coe who has designed zoos in more than 40 countries including the Bali Safari Marine Park. Coe will conduct walking tours while sharing his expertise on creating enriching animal exhibits.

Hans Manasang, General Manager of the Bali Safari and Marine Park, says the hosting of ATEC 2013 is a natural outgrowth of the Park’s commitment to the tender care of its animal population and educating the community of the need to foster a mutually beneficial coexistence with the animal kingdom. “By gathering experts from around the world at ATEC 2013 we hope to share and obtain ideas and insights that will compliment the Park’s commitment to captive breeding and animal husbandry programs,” said Manasang.

The Bali Safari and Marine Park is actively involved in conservation efforts of a number of endangered species including Bali’s iconic Bali Mynah (Bali Starling), the Sumatran elephant and the Sumatran Tiger

Manasang says the Bali Safari & Marine Park has an unwavering commitment and dedication towards providing the highest standards in animal husbandry and care. Taman Safari has placed an enormous amount of focus in developing the very best animal care facilities and invested heavily into training young animal care professionals whom have the ability to provide the very best care for their animals.

Led by Dr. Purwaningtyas Kusumaningsih, The Bali Safari animal 'enrichment’ team are gearing up for ATEC 2013 conference eager to meet with delegates and colleagues from international and Indonesian zoos and animal care facilities to advance in their professional development areas of animal management.

For more information on ATEC 2013 email [secretariat@atecbali.com] or visit the website at www.atecbali.com .

For more information contact:

Ms. Nia Santoso
Secretariat – ATEC 2013
Telephone ++62-(0)361-286283
Email: Email Secretariat ATEC 2013 


Quite Contrary, How does Your Garden Grow?
Sudden Change in Management of Ubud Hanging Garden as Owners Take Command and Rename Property Hanging Garden Ubud

PT Buahan – owners of the Ubud Hanging Gardens have ended their affiliation with Orient Express are now managing and marketing the boutique riverside property in Bali independently.

The property will now be marketed as Hanging Gardens Ubud.

The owners have announced their intent to focus on giving guests a “bespoke” experience, proactively providing guests with individually crafted local experiences that draw on Bali’s culture and incorporate activities that involve the local community.

Orient-Express Objects

Meanwhile, Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, who managed the property have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, claiming the repossession of the hotel by the owners on November 11, 2013 as “unlawful and constitutes a wrongful, and potentially criminal, repossession of the hotel and is a flagrant breach of its long-term lease arrangement, which continues to August 2038.”

While Orient-Express contemplates its next step in the dispute to “vigorously protect the interests of the Company, as well as its clients and staff,” it has removed the Ubud property from its marketing system until further notice

Hanging Gardens Ubud

Hanging Garden Ubud boasts 38 private suites and individual villas, each with its own granite infinity pool. The hotel, position on the banks of Ubud’s Ayung River overlooks rich jungle landscapes.

A funicular takes guests through the resort and gardens which were designed by landscape architect John Pettigrew and incorporate local flora and fauna such as cocoa and coffee trees which blend uniquely with bamboo, ornamental flame trees and orchids to create a tropical paradise.

The property will be managed by John Berndt who last hotel management position in Bai was with the Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort at Tanah Lot.

“By moving to independent management we can become more agile in response to guests’ ever evolving needs. We can invest in higher personalized touches that create value and loyalty for guests at the hotel and provide the ultimate luxury escape demanded by today’s travel elite,” said Berndt.,


Profits Take Off at Indonesian Airports
Angkasa Pura I Recording Record Profits Driven By Strong Performance by Bali Airport

Profits recorded by PT Angkasa Pura I (PAP1) – the operator of major airports across Indonesia including Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, increased 15.83% to Rp. 933,5 billion (US$81.2 million) through the end of the third quarter of 2013.

Profits achieved during the same period in 2012 totaled Rp. 805.9 billion.

Bisnis.com reports that the Corporate Secretary of PAP1, Farid Indra Nugraha, said that income figures covering the first three-quarters of 2013 increased 1.19% hitting  Rp. 2.49 trillion (US$216.5 million).

PAP1 is targeting to generate an income of Rp. 3.5 trillion (US$304.3 million).

“The increase in income by Angkasa Pura I is driven by profits from Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport totaling Rp. 642,2 billion, Surabaya Juanda Airport Rp. 291,8 billion, and Balikpapan’s Sepinggan Airport Rp. 74.3 billion. Continuing. Sultan Hasanuddin in Makassar has contributed Rp. 55.3 billion and Yogyakarta’s Adi Sucipto Rp. 49.9 billion,” said Nugraha on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

In terms of traffic, PAP1 has handled 52 million passengers through the end of the third quarter, an increase of 10.16% over the 47.9 million passengers handled the first three-quarters of 1012.

The number of flights handed by PAP1 also increased by 8.9% with 511,000 flight movements through the end of September. That number is expected to hit 622,000 flights by the end of 2013.


In the Line of Duty
Indonesian Airlines Call on Government to Make Aircraft Spare Parts Duty Free

The Indonesian Air Carriers Association (INACA) is calling on the government to eliminate import duties for aircraft spare parts in order to make Indonesian airlines more competitive internationally reduce the need for foreign maintenance and repair services 

The chairman of INACA, Arif Wibowo, said that spare parts for aircrafts must all be imported. Therefore, in order to make Indonesian air carriers more competitive in the face of coming “open sky” rules, government support is needed to reduce the high cost of import duties for aircraft spare parts.

As reported by Bisnis.com, Wibowo, speaking at the office of the Minister of Industry on Monday November 11, 2013, said competing nations such as Malaysia and Singapore do not charge import duties on aircraft spare parts. Meanwhile, in Indonesia the customs duties for these items ranges between 5-7%.

Saying some 300 different aircraft components are currently imported to Indonesia, Wibowo said suggested the INACA members would be happy if as an initial step if the current list of items being charged duties could be reduced to 200 items.

“We do not hope for too much, perhaps the initial list (of dutiable spare parts) could be reduced to 200. The Minister of Industry, Mr. Hidayat, was positive in listening to our request to assist the national airline industry," said Wibowo.

Wibowo said that the cost of spare parts comprise an average 15% of the total cost of an airline. Thus, if 5% custom’s duties were eliminated this would have a major effect on reducing airline operating costs.

“If (these duties) we eliminated, the competiveness of the Indonesian air transportation industry would be enhanced,” said Wibowo.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar has lent his support to INACA’s call for the lowering or import taxes on aircraft spare parts. Satar said it is unfortunate that aircraft maintenance has to be done abroad. “There (overseas) there is not import duty (on spare parts), while if the work is done in Indonesia import duties apply. This is what was discussed with the Minister of Industry in order that funds don’t run abroad and so that Indonesian airlines can be competitive,” he explained.

The Director General of Industry for High Tech Businesses, Budi Darmadi, said his office would consider the request to reduce or eliminate duties of aircraft spare parts,

He said that those spare parts for which no domestic alternative part exists are those for which a reduction in duty could be considered, but in those cases in which spare parts are produced domestically no reduction in the import tariff can be entertained by the government.


Bali is Home for the Holidays
Bali Chapter of Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association Predicting 80% Average Occupancy over the Year-End Holidays

The Bali Chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) is projecting that hotel occupancies on the Island will hit 80% during the Christmas and New Year Holiday period.

As reported by the State News Agency Antara, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Cok Ace), said current requests for year-end bookings are strong that will combine with a number of international events scheduled for Bali at the end of the year.

Cok Ace is the Bali chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Associaiton (PHRI-Bali).

“We are holding with projections of 80% average occupancy as there will be hotels running at 100% while others will have 60% occupancy,” explained Cok Ace.

He said that hotels in the Kuta area are generally most popular during the year-end holiday period, popular with both domestic and international tourists.

Saying that “tourism feeds tourism,” Cok Ace the intense popularity of Kuta and its crowded conditions at the end of the year make it “the place” many visitors want to stay.

Admitting that traffic congestion is a natural consequence of Kuta’s popularity as a holiday destination, he said efforts are underway to overcome these problems.

Balidiscovery.com is predicting that Bali will end 2013 with 3.25 million foreign visitors, a number far in excess of official provincial projections of 2.892 million.

When combined with domestic visitors the projection for total tourist visitors for the entire year of 2013 will surpass 7 million.

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Singapore Airlines Encourages Weight Gain
Singapore Airlines Increases Weight Allowances on all Flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has increased the amount of luggage passengers can bring on all flights effective November 15, 2013.

Chin Yau Seng, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for SIA said the change has been made to improve passenger services and includes a 10 kilogram increase in amount of checked baggage in all classes of service.

First class passengers and Suite Class passengers are now allowed 50 kilograms of checked luggage, Business Class passengers 40 kilograms, and 30 kilograms for Economy Class passengers.

Chin said the change was based on passenger feedback and to underline the Airline’s continuing commitment to increase service to its passengers.

Passengers flying to and from the United States where luggage allowances are calculate on a “per piece basis” passengers flying in Suite, First or Business will be allowed to check in two-pieces of luggage with maximum weight per piece of 32 kilograms – an increase form the previous maximum of 23 kilograms.

Kris Flyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members will continue to enjoy a 20-kilogram extra allowance for checked baggage in all classes of service or an extra bag on flights to and from the U.S.A. and Brazil.


The State of the Province of Bali
Governor Pastika Assesses His Past Success, Challenges Ahead and Explores How to Reduce the Number of Vehicles on Baliís Roads

The province of Bali is pointing with pride to a number of statistical indices that demonstrate success and progress for the Island.

Made Mangku Pastika, the Governor of Bali, recently outlined via BisnisBali.com the economic success achieved under his leadership and the many challenges ahead.

Among the favorable economic indicators are:
  • A Provincial Budget (APBD) that has increased from Rp. 1.51 trillion (US$ 131.3 million) in 2008 to Rp. 4.3 trillion (US$374 million) in 2013.
  • A reduction in a poverty rate of 6.17% in 2008 to 3,95% in 2013. This is the second-lowest poverty rate nation-wide after Jakarta.
  • A reduction in the unemployment rate that stood at 3.31% in 2008 to just 2.04% in 2013. This is the lowest unemployment rate in the nation
  • The Human Development Index (IPM) for the island of Bali stood at 72.84 in 2011. Since 20120 the IPM for Bali has ranked ahead of the national average.
  • The economic growth rate of the Bali economy in 2012 was 6.65% - a rate in keeping the rapid rate of national development.
Population Pressures

Bali’s population is estimated at 4.1 million people with approximately 900,000 visitors and tourists thought to be on the Island at any particular point in time bringing the total number of people “living” in Bali to 5 million.

Meanwhile, the Governor estimates that given Bali’s total area is 6,636 square kilometers, an “ideal” and sustainable population base should be around 1.5 million people. Pastika sees the overpopulation of Bali as the source of a long litany of problems currently being confronted by the Island.

Water Shortages

Reflective of population pressures, an estimated 700 hectares of farmable land is diverted each year from agricultural purposes. This has contributed to a severe shortage of fresh water now increasingly felt in main tourist areas of the island such as Sanur, Nusa Dua and Kuta.

Waste Disposal


Bali’s main rubbish disposal area (TPA) located near Benoa Harbor and receives 5,094 cubic meters of waste each day. This is just part of the estimated 10,182 cubic meters of trash generated by Bali each and every day.

Too Many Vehicles

Bali’s record of economic success is also reflected in the growing mobility of its residents. The large number of vehicles operating on the island is causing traffic congestion, particularly in the southern parts of Bali.

A Moratorium on New Vehicles in Bali?

Pastika continued, telling how each year another 20,000 new cars are introduced to Bali’s roadways. This does not include the estimated 5,000 new motorcycles joining the Island's road system each month.

And despite the recent opening of Bali’s first toll road and the completion of the Island’s first underpass, the number of new vehicles crowding roads and highways overwhelms the pace of new road building in Bali.

All these new vehicles operating in Bali are creating a windfall in revenue for the province. In the 2012 APBD 77.63% of all local tax revenues were derived from fees charged from transfer of vehicle ownership and road taxes. The Governor warns that the island’s tax structure must start to wean itself from an over-dependency on road taxes and discover ways to reduce the number of vehicles traveling the Island’s highways.

The Governor said that he is considering declaring a moratorium on new vehicles for five years in order to achieve zero-growth for motorcycles and passenger cars. Pastika points out that with the natural attrition of older cars the proposed moratorium could result in negative growth of vehicles on Bali.

Among the measures under consideration is not allowing cars to be reregistered in Bali from other provinces in Indonesia and by registering every car brought to Bali on a short holiday by its owners.

Pastika defends the idea of a 5-year moratorium on new vehicles for Bali as necessary to provide a pause while road rules are revised and improvements in the infrastructure can be undertaken.

The 5-year pause would allow the formulation and introduction of a progressive tax structure for those owning more than one vehicle and a retribution plan for vehicles “visiting” Bali.

During the same period, Bali would be able to prioritize the construction of new underpasses, flyovers and other infrastructure improvements that would include new toll roads and a monorail or train systems.

The Governor said a means must also be found to reduce the number of intersections in Bali, as traffic lights at busy intersections remain a major source of traffic jams.

Of main importance to the Governor is how to grow Bali’s mass transportation system to create a system that is inexpensive and user-friendly in order to attract the masses to use such services. The Trans-Sarbagita bus system introduced during Pastika’s governorship should be expanded both in terms of routes and armada.

Of equal importance, says Pastika, is the creation of satellite parking areas in the cities and economic centers while at the same time increasing areas for pedestrians and cyclists.

Pastika admits that all these ideas will require further study and widespread socialization to the public. Pastika said his thoughts in these areas remain tentative in nature, still requiring input from the general public and experts.


Burning with Desire
Bali Airport Customs Office Burns Confiscated Items

The Ngurah Rai Airport Customs Office lit a fire on Thursday, October 14, burning a large quantity of  items and contraband confiscated by them since 2010.

As reported by Radar Bali, the seized items represented smuggled items, articles band from entry to Indonesia, items considered dangerous to the public or items requiring special import permits

Included in the bonfire or destruction exercise held at the airport were:
  • 39 Metal-Body Air Rifles
  • 2 firearms
  • 26 pieces of ammunition
  • 7 sex toys
  • 117 hand phones
  • 18 kilograms of medications
  • 2 surfboards
  • 9 kilograms of brochures
Ranking officials of the Customs Office, the Airport’s management and Airport officials witnessed the fire.


Given a Wide Berth in Bali
Bali Port of Benoa Enlarged to Welcome More Cruise Ships

Following a dredging operation to increase the water depth of the port area and increases in the length of piers, Bali’s port of Benoa is ready to receive cruise vessels of up to 300 meters in length in 2014.

The general manager of Pelindo III – Benoa, Ali Sodikin, said on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 that Benoa would become the busiest cruise ship port in Indonesia in 2014.

He told Bisnis Bali that in March 2014 a 297-meter cruise ship is expected to berth at Benoa.

Sodikin revealed that Pelindo III is now working with cruise ship associations in Australia and Miami (Florida), and lobbying cruise ship operators worldwide to include Bali and Benoa in their itineraries.

Thus far in 2013, Benoa has been visited by 42 cruise ships. In 2014 47 ships are currently schedule to visit.

In addition, the number of yachts visiting Bali continues to grow, with most cruising from Thailand and Singapore to Bali.

The cruise facilities available at Benoa are divided into three sections:
  • The public dock located in the southern portion of Benoa with a length of 206 meters and width of 15 meters. The adjacent ship’s basin in 4-6 meters in depth.
  • The tourist dock located in the eastern portion of Benoa with a length of 290 meters and a width of 20 meters. The adjacent ship’s basin is 8 meters in depth.
  • The local dock located in the fishing zone of the port has a length of 478 meters and a width of 8 meters. The adjacent ship’s basin is 3.5 meters in depth.
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Love in a Punt
Baliís Lake Beratan Under Threat from an Invasion of Power Boats

Bali’s Lake Beratan located in the mountain lake district of Bedugul was recently cited as one of the world’s 20 most beautiful lakes.

As reported by Radar Bali, this unexpected honor for Lake Beratan also brings with it certain challenges, according to I Wayan Mustika who is operational manager for the Ulundanu Beratan Tourist Attraction.

According to Mustika, the growing popularity of the lake for Bali visitors is also increasing the threat of pollution from the pleasure crafts used by those spending the day on the volcanic lake.

Despite many calls from tourism operators and those living on the lake to limit the number of boats allowed to operate on the lake, the regional government of Tabanan has yet to set any clear and firm standards in that area. Local officials from the Transportation, information and Telecommunications Service who are entitled to set such limits say the lack of any clear guidelines from Jakarta on the carrying capacity of recreational boats on lakes of a given size is barring them from introducing any limits.

A site plan is currently in development for the Lake Beratan area causing officials to hope that limits on the number of ships permitted to operate on the lake will be included in the final plan.

Meanwhile, officials from the Transportation Ministry have promised to personally inspect the lake in the very near future.


Bali - the Spa Destination
Bali Wins Honors at 9th Annual AsiaSpa Awads in Hong Kong

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the 9th Annual AsiaSpa Awards were announced at a gala evening held at the W Hong Kong at a ceremony with a distinctive Indian nuance adopting the theme of “Maharajas and Maharanis.”

Bali spa operations were prominent among the winners across a total 21 categories selected by a panel of 18 expert judges who presented awards to spas, hotels and resorts, retreats, academies, personalities and products that have exhibited outstanding achievements in not only luxury standards, but also innovation and ecological awareness in the wellness fields.

The evening saw over 350 leading spa professionals gathered to pay tribute to the winners and colleagues.

Bali companies winning recognition at the AsiaSpa Awards 2013 were:
  • Men's Spa of the Year: Jiwa Spa, Conrad Bali, Indonesia
  • Spa Retreat of the Year: Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa – Bali, Indonesia
 
  • Medi-Spa of the Year: Cocoon Medical Spa, Bali, Indonesia


  • Spa Cuisine of the Year: COMO Shambhala Estate, COMO Hotels and Resorts, Bali, Indonesia


The big winners of the night included ESPA at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand, which took home “Spa of the Year.”


Non-Predatory Behavior
Save our Sharks: Garuda Bans Shipment of Sharks Fins on all Flights

Garuda Indonesia has earned praise from The World Wildlife Fund-Indonesia (WWF-Indonesia) for taking a proactive stance in protecting the world’s shark populations now under severe threat from over-exploitation.

The national flag carrier of Indonesia has banned the transportation of shark’s fin on all flights.

The ban that took effect form October 8, 2013, saw Garuda Indonesia join a growing list of international airlines refusing to transport shark products. Included in the list of airlines joining the crusade are Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airlines, Fiji Airways and Korean Air.

As reported by The Jakarta Globe, a statement issued by Nazir Foead, conservation director for WWF-Indonesia said: “WWF-Indonesia commends this move by Garuda Indonesia, Their policy to cease transporting shark fin products is a positive step that should generate further momentum in the shark conservation movement.”

Prior to the ban, Garuda transported an estimated 36 tons of sharks fin each year.

Indonesia is a leading producer of sharks fins, the result of a rampant and wasteful slaughter of shark populations across the archipelago.

“Save our Sharks” is an initiative of WWF-Indonesia in cooperation with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

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This Zooís for You
Bali Safari and Marine Park Celebrates its Anniversary Through Community Outreach Programs

Nearing its sixth anniversary, Bali Safari and Marine Park is celebrating its 3rd Indonesia Travel and Tourism Award 2013/2014 as the Nation’s Leading Theme Park.

To share its joy, the Bali Safari and Marine Park is giving back to the community via skill-training programs for local villagers, blood donor campaigns and making contributions to a nearby orphanage.
aining sessions were conducted for three villages over a two-week period during November 2013. Senior members of the Park’s staff gave operations training and housekeeping courses on food and beverage training to the villagers.

The celebration of the Park’s 6th anniversary was preceded by a blood donor drive held among employees of the park on November 6, 2013.

In addition, a charity clothes drive saw children at orphanages in nearby Gianyar and Denpasar receive new outfits provided by the Park and its workers.

A visit by staffers to the Dharma Jati , Kesayan Ikang Papa and Yappemakim Orphanages included ‘educative story telling” for the children. Joining the visit were several residents of the Bali Safari Park including an albino python and a sulfur-crested cockatoo handled throughout the visit by experts from the Park.

Hans Manansang, genera manager of the Bali Safari and Marine Park told the Bali Post: “The Corporate Social Responsibility programs carried our within the context of our 6th anniversary as part of Bali’s tourism industry reflects our concern and care for the surrounding communities. In this way, we hope to elevate our concern and outreach to the community and shares our happiness on the occasion of our anniversary. As we grow older, we hope to continue to make a contribution to advancing the Indonesian tourism industry while, at the same time, increasing our contribution as a conservation and education center.”


Soaring Ambitions for Indonesia and Garuda
Garuda Purchasing Short-Haul Aircraft to Speed Development in Eastern and Western Indonesia

In support of Indonesia’s Master Plan to Accelerate Millennial Development (MP3I), Garuda Indonesia is purchasing 15 Bombardier CRJ 1000 aircraft from Canada.

The first phase of the purchase will see 12 units delivered before the end of 2013 with the remaining 3 aircraft to arrive in 2013.

Garuda plans to deploy the CRJ 1000 aircraft in the eastern and western regions of Indonesia serving remote area in order to widen the spread of national development programs.

Over the coming three years, Garuda Indonesia will also be adding Brazilian-built ATR 72 aircraft. Starting in December 2013 the first of a total of 25 new ATR 72 will be delivered to the Indonesian carrier.
 


All Things Come to Those Who Procrastinate
L Hotel and Resort Seminyak Offers Special Last Minute Deal Through November 30, 2013

Voted the “Favorite resort Asia Pacific among small luxury Hotels of the world 2013 and one of the top three boutique hotels in Indonesia” by Hospitality Investment World Indonesia the L Hotel Seminyak is rewarding those who have put off taking a quick holiday break to Bali with a special price of US$ 140 per night for a limited number of rooms through the end of November.

Located in the very heart of Seminyak’s Petiteget sub-district, the L Hotel Seminyak has become the darling of couples and single in search of pampering as practiced and defined in the post modern world.

Its busy street side location belies the bespoke service and attention awaiting within – all in keeping with L Hotel’s credo of “Live Life.”

Professional butler service, rain showers and luxurious Kiehl’s in-room amenities are all in keeping with the quiet attention to detail and understated anticipation of a guest’s every need that has made the Bali property the darling of international designers and fashionistas who like to “hang” at this 30-room boutique property.

Meditate and relax in a cocoon of comfort or venture out to sample the heart of Bali’s nightspots and fine dining venue, such as KuDeTa, LaLuciola and Potato Head – just outside the door and all within easy striking distance of L Resort Seminyak. Closer to home, relocate at the close of the day to the Luna Roof Bar for a relaxing sunset view
of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, L Resort Seminyak is operated by the Singapore-based hospitality management company helmed by Resident Tastemaker, Adeline Quek who, together with co-founder & entrepreneur Kumar Manchharam, have worked with internationally recognized Indonesian architect Popo Danes and Interior Designer Meriem Hall to make the 30-suite hotel blend in with Seminyak’s reputation as a modern life style destination. An indoor and outdoor pool, L’SPA and private beach access complete the L Hotel Seminyak experience.

Available for a very limited number of Lifestyle Rooms for bookings now through the end of November – the available allotment will be sold on a first-come-first served basis at only US$140 per night, room only, inclusive 21% tax and service.

Booking and more information can be obtained by Emailing directly to the general Manager of the Resort -  [Budiman Tanto Widjaja

L Resort Seminyak Website


Let a Smile be Your Umbrella
Bali Weather Bureau Confirms Rainy Season has Arrived. Warns of Possible Landslides, Wind Storms, Flooding and High Seas

After experiences a prolonged dry season, Bali has now entered its rainy season confirmed by torrential rains that swept across South Bali on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

The Bali Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BKMG) is urging people residing in Bali to be prepared for extreme weather conditions over the coming weeks and months.

As reported by Beritabali.com, Nyoman Suarsa of the BKMG-Denpasar office confirmed that the rains have now begun to regularly fall in all parts of Bali, except Nusa Penida. “The appearance of low-pressure systems is producing high winds and high waves,” said Suarsa on Friday, November 15, 2013.

Suarsa warned that Bali is at risk of destructive small whirlwind storms (angin putting beliung) and strong coastal winds. He said current weather conditions have accelerated the creation of rain clouds, especially in Central and North Bali.

“In the north the public needs to be aware of the danger of landslides and in the south of the threat of flooding,” said Suarsa. He reminded that rain is now regularly falling in all parts of Bali testifying to the fact that the rainy season has commenced.

The BKMG is predicting that low-pressure systems in the southern part of Bali will increase over coming weeks, peaking in December and January. The highest levels of rainfall are expected in January and February.


Tunnel Trouble
Bali Legislator Expresses Flooding Concerns Regarding Bali's First Underpass

Beritabali.com reports that the arrival of Bali’s rainy season is raising concerns surrounding the ability of Bali’s first underpass at the Dewa Ruci Monument in Kuta to operate safely during rainstorms.

Reports that the tunnel is subject to flooding during heavy rains, despite the installation of an elaborate pumping system, are raising safety concerns. Meanwhile, large volumes of water are also reportedly causing manhole covers on the road to “pop” - creating a hazard to both motorists and motorcyclists.

The chairman of Commission III of the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali), Gusti Made Suryanta Putra, said on Friday, November 16, 2013: “We remind PT Adhi Karya as the main contractor and leader of the project to inspect the underpass. Recent reports from the public indicate flooding in the tunnel during rainstorms. Moreover, on Thursday we heard that a manhole cover was open.”

The legislator warned PT Adhi Karya that if his warning were not heeded, the contractor would be called to account before the DPRD-Bali.

Saying that the majority of the funding for the project came from the Central Government in Jakarta, Suryanta Putra said the Bali legislators still had every right to enquire on conditions at the underpass used by Bali's residents and visitors.

Suryanta Putra used the occasion to repeat a list of long-standing complaints on the management and construction of Island’s first underpass. “We will demonstrate how well the water pumps work during rain storms. From the beginning of the project, we have warned (the Contractor) about inferior work, such as the walls on the tunnel and the roadbed. The roadbed should have used cement, but because of a failure in the cementing process, the road is now covered in asphalt,” said Suryanta Putra.

The legislator said changing the roadbed from cement to asphalt is a variation from the original plans. He warns that this change may result in future road damage due to the lability of land in the area.

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Julia Noordraven 1932-2013
Indonesian Tourism Industry Mourns the Loss of Julia Noordraven, Dead at 81

Indonesia’s travel industry has lost another pioneer with the death of Julia Ch. Noordraven in a Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, where she was being treated for a heart condition.

Julia Ch. Noordraven was 81.

Julia Noordraven established Vista Expess in 1971 becoming one of the earliest purveyors of Inbound tours including Java-Bali overland tours. Later, her agency broadened its scope of work handling shore visits in all parts of Indonesia for visiting cruise ships.

A hard worker with an indefatigable love of her Country, Julia was a popular fixture at international travel trade shows where her encyclopedic knowledge of Indonesia was widely sought after.

Julia Noordraven also established the popular Putri Gunung Resort on the outskirts of Bandung, West Java and a successful transportation company Vista Touristama.

Vista Express and Julia Noordraven were the recipients of numerous awards from the national and regional governments in Indonesia for their contributions to national tourism development.

Her husband, a former Air Force officer, preceded her in death. The Noordravens had two children, a daughter who died in childhood, and a son, Otje, a professional pilot, who survives.


Ban on Boondoggles
Buleleng Lawmakers Say Money Expended on Overseas Tourism Promotion Trips Better Spent on Repairing North Bali Tourism Attractions

As reported by Bali Post, Legislators in the regency of Buleleng in North Bali are protesting the use of public funds for overseas promotion trips, saying these funds would best be used for the repair and maintenance of tourism objects.

Commission B of the Buleleng House of Representatives (DPRD-Buleleng) has told a number of regional officials, including the head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Office, that it would be better if they stayed at home and avoided spending large amounts on tourism promotion trip to London and elsewhere.

At a meeting held at DPRD-Buleleng on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the chairman of Commission B, Putu Mangku Budiasa, declared overseas promotion trips were ineffective. Instead, he suggested that the monies spent on travel should be used to repair and upgrade Buleleng tourism objects; a move Budiasa think a program of repairs would bring a better return on investment to local taxpayers.

Among the tourism objects and area Budiasa feels are in need of funding for repairs and maintenance are:
  • The Gitgit Waterfall
  • Wanagiri Stopover
  • Munduk
  • Lovina
  • Air Sanih
  • Batuampar
Budiasa called for a freeze on spending for overseas promotion in 2014 by Buleleng officials.

The head of the Culture and Tourism office for Buleleng, Ketut Warkadea discounted the DPRD’s criticism, saying funds allocated for promotional trips comes from pre-set allocations in the Hotel and Restaurant Tax that cannot be unilaterally reallocated to new areas.

Saying Budiasa’s recommendation was “extremely naïve,” Warkadea said his office would continue to undertake both domestic and international promotional trips funded by Hotel and Restaurant Tax.


A Travel Offer He Can't Refuse
Convicted Mafia Gangster Awaiting Extradition from Bali

A man wanted by Interpol and Italian police will soon be extradited from Bali back to Italy to serve a long prison term for assault and death of a man in 2011.

Antonio Messicati Vitale (40) has was apprehended in Bali on December 7 of 2012 at a local villa and has been resisting extradition since then as Indonesian prosecutors review warrants and evidence files in his case.

Indonesia and Italy do not have a formal extradition treaty.

Prosecutors say their files are now ready for presentation to the Courts in order that a final order of extradition can be issued.

According to NusaBali, Vitale fled Bali in 2011 following an incident involving a physical assault and subsequent death. Before the Italian Courts could render a final verdict in the case and a possible sentence of 24 years in prison, the Italian fled his native land on April 16, 2012.

The press depicts Vitale as a member of an organized crime organization involved in narcotics, arms dealing, human trafficking and other criminal activities. Vitale is the son of well-known mobster Pietro Messicati Vitale of the Villabate crime family. When, in 1985, famed anti-Mafia policeman Beppe Montana arrested the elder Vitales, Montana was killed in a gangland execution a few days after the arrest.

Pietro, the father of Vitale, was released from prison in 1988. Fifty days after his release he, too, was killed in a Mafia-style slaying while riding a motor scooter in Palermo, Sicily.

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The Road Takes its Toll
Last Minute Changes to Bali Half Marathon Changes Location, Shortens Routes and Disappoints Many. Debate Ensues Between Organizers and Toll Operators.

The Bali International Highway Half-Marathon originally scheduled to take place on Bali’s new Mandala Toll Road on Sunday night, November 17, 2013. was removed at the last minute from the elevated highway, shortened to 16-kilometers and moved to a new location largely within the Nusa Dua Complex.

The State News Agency Antara reports that the change of venue and route for the race took place one day before the race when the organizers were unable to obtain the required recommendation from the toll road’s operators.

Andreas Kansil, representing the organizing committee of the “International Highway Half-Marathon,” told the press on the morning of the race, “We originally planned to hold the race on the Bali Mandara Toll Road, but as the race date neared there was no confirmation given allowing us to use the road compelling us to change the route.”

A Case of Implied Consent?

He said the organizers were originally emboldened to announce the marathon on the toll road based on written and verbal conversations held with PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol.

“Because on the evening of the event there was no final confirmation from the toll roads management, we were forced to change the route to be run by thousands of participants,” explained Kansil.

He explained that the running route would still see the “start” and “finish” take place in front of the BTDC Peninsula, but the new route would now head toward the Geger Temple and surrounding area.

Although Kansil told Antara that the distances would be unchanged, the half-marathon was, in fact, shortened to just 16-kilometers.

Andreas admitted that the change of route and terrain would also have an effect on the winning finishing times for the race.

From an original 13,000 participants orignally targeted on the event's Facebook Page and 3,000 projected on the event's official website, organizers reported approximately only 1,000 had signed up for the race in the remaining days before the event.

While the committe was offering full refunds to those disappointed with the last-minute changes in the race, it is not clear how many took up that option or if any of the elite international athletes withdrew from the race.

Among the world caliber runners expected to appear were Kenyans Mike Keter and Joseph Dennis and Ethiopian Willy Tani.

Toll Operators Responds

Meanwhile, Jaringnews.com carried a strong rebuttal from PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol who claims they never received a formal request to use the road from the organizers.

Drajad Hari Suseno, spokesman for the Toll Road told Jaringnews.com by telephone on the day of the race: “There was none (application). If I am not wrong, the marathon was not there (the toll road). We were asked a couple of times about this, but I don’t understand. There’s no committee or anything on the toll road. I was not involved. It’s strange."

Responding to claims that a series of written and verbal communications had taken place between the race organizers and Jasa Marga Bali Tol, Drajad commented: “Don’t let us (the toll operators) be accused of being in the wrong. Also let’s not over-dramatize this depicting the toll road as cancelling the event. This is just not the case. Did the organizers obtain the necessary permit from the Minister of Public Works?”

Drajad explained that a temporary closure of the toll road could take place for a number of reasons, including emergencies or a state of war. He said the toll road could be use for other purposes, such as the marathon, if there is permission from the Minister of Public Works in accordance with Law No. 38 of 2009. He underlined that PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol does not have the authority to close the road on its own initiative.

Antara reported that comments collected from participants at the race venue suggested the "organizers were ineffective," giving the impression that the execution of the night marathon was being done under some pressure.

The Bali International Highway Half-Marathon was endorsed by the recently formed Bali Tourism Promotion Board and presented at the first official BaliSporti Event.

Among the companies sponsoring the abbreviated race Garuda Indonesia, BIZNET Networks, WIR Global Beachwalk and 3V Fitness.


Less than Half
Kenyan Runners Dominate Winners Platform at Truncated Bali International Half Marathon

A Kenyan runner has claimed line honors in the truncated Bali International Half Marathon held ay Nusa Dua Bali on Sunday night, November 17, 2013.

Due to the organizer’s inability to obtain permission to operate the race on Bali’s new Mandara Toll Road, the race routes and distances were changed on the day before the race. The Half Marathon race was shortened to 16-kilometers. A 10-kilometer and 3.13 kilometer (Pi) event were also held after sunset on a somewhat rainy night.

The first three across the finish line among the males running the 16-kilometer race were all Kenyans:
  • Collins Kipkorir Kimosop 52:38 (Kenyan)
  • Jonah Kipngok 52:40 (Kenyan)
  • Willy Tanui 55:52 (Kenyan)
Meanwhile, the top two female times in the 16-kilometer race were also won by Kenyan athlete with the third place among the ladies claimed by an Indonesian runner:
  • Peninah Kigen 59:34 (Kenyan)
  • Jackline Nzivo 1:02:14 (Kenyan)
  • Supriati 1:04:31 (Indonesia)
Indonesian male runners in the 16-kilomter race saw top performances turned in by :
  • Ari Swandana 56:37 – overall 5th place
  • Thomas Alvian Baitanu 57:37 – overall 7th place 
  • Lamek Yunias Banu 58:06 – overall 8th place
Female Indonesian top runners’ honors in the 16-kilometer race went to:
  • Supriyati 1:04:31. –overall 15th place
  • Rukmini 1:07:35 – overall 18th place
  • Shinta Wanti 1:09:23 – overall 20th place
The State News Agency Antara estimates 1,000 athletes joined in the event, initially projected to attract 13,000 athletes to Bali (Facebook) and reduced to 3,000 (official website).

Sportstate.com reports that the 16-kilometer race had 137 runners while the 10-kilometer race attracted 273 participants. No on line results on times or participants were published for the “Pi” 3.14-kilometer event.

15 international elite athletes traveled to Bali to compete in the event.

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