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BALI UPDATE #1038 - 25 July 2016

IN THIS UPDATE


The Ginger Kid
Bali Zoo Welcome it First Captive Born Javanese Langur Monkey

A baby Javanese Langur monkey (Lutung Jawa) has been born at the Bali Zoo in Singapdu, Gianyar, Bali.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Emma Kristiana Chandra, the spokesperson for the Zoo, said, “At this time the Lutung Jawa is under close observation by our medical team to ensure proper nutrition and the best of care.”

The baby primate born on June 13, 2014 at 9:30 am is a male and, like all baby Javanese Langurs has bright orange fur that, by the time it is 4-5 years old, will become black. Always born in a single delivery after a 7-month gestation period, the monkeys can live for 20 years.

The first birth of its kind at the Bali Zoo for this endangered primate species (Trachypithecus auratus); the baby weighed only 500 grams at birth.

The monkey was born to a female named “Dara” who is seven and a father named "Tibo" who is eight. In the wild, the care of newborns is a tasked shared by all the females within a pack of langurs.

The male born in Bali will also develop a very loud shrieking voice used in nature to warn other primates to stay clear if its territory.

The Bali Zoo is proudly pointing to the birth as proof of their success as a conservation institution for endangered endemic animal species in Indonesia.

In the wild, a Langur spends its entire life in an arboreal setting. The money is very slim and can grow to 80 centimeters in length, including its long tail.+++

In the wild, the Javanese Langur can only be found in Java, Bali and Lombok.


High Level Maintenance
Government Urged to Eliminate Customs Tariffs on Import of Aircraft Components

The director of PT Garuda Maintenance Facilities Areo Asia (GMF), Richard Budhihadianto told the press on Thursday, June 19, 2014 that Indonesia is losing out in the aircraft maintenance industry sector due to the high import duties charged on the importation of spare parts and components for aircraft.

GMF is a subsidiary of the national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.

As reported by Bisnis.com, Richard called on the Government to eliminate customs duties on aircraft components so its airline industry as a whole and the aircraft maintenance sector can compete with Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

He also mentioned the time-consuming procedures and bureaucracy surrounding the importation of aircraft spare parts into Indonesia.

Budhihadianto’s comments echo a similar call from the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) who want to see import duties for aircraft spare parts eliminated in Indonesia in order to keep Indonesia’s fast growing aircraft industry competitive.

INACA says such a step by the government would help the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul industry for aircraft grow in Indonesia.


Reclaiming Protest
Peaceful Protest Marches Held in Bali Both For and Against Plans to Reclaim Benoa Bat

Tempo.co reports that thousands of people opposed to plans to reclaim portions of Benoa Bay in Bali and a recently issued Presidential Decree for the project protested in front of the Bali Governor’s office on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

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The latest wave of protests was prompted by the issuance of a Presidential Decree that eliminated the protected conservation status granted to the mangrove forest in Benoa Bay. The decree paves  the way for commercial developments on large swaths of wetlands to be reclaimed for use for businesses, tourist accommodation and a reported F-1 track.

An environmental activist from Indonesian Green Earth (WALHI), Wayan Gendo Suardaana, said the change in status of the areas was an act done at the request of investors to clear the way for the controversial reclamation of the Bay.

The planned reclamation will be undertaken by PT Tirta Wahana Bahari International (TWBI) and will result in a 700-hectare enlargement of Tanjung Benoa.

PT Tirta Wahana Bahari International is owned by a conglomerate headed by Indonesian businessman Tommy Winata who, In seeming contradiction to the proposed development and under the guise of his Artha Graha Peduli Foundation earlier this year invited soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to plant mangrove trees in Benoa Bay accompanied by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. At the same time, Winata unilaterally named Ronaldo as a "global mangrove ambassador".

Meanwhile, a feasibility study conducted by Bali’s Udayana University has stated that the proposed reclamation of Benoa Bay is not environmentally sustainable and will represent a threat to the ecosystem of the most populous southern area of Bali. This information has been taken up by the members of WALHI and other members of the community in an alliance dubbed ForBali.

In their public protests ForBali claim that the reclamation of Benoa Bay will result in widespread beach erosion in South Bali, and change wave and tidal patterns. Because of this, ForBaii is calling for the revocation of the Presidential Decree and for Bali’s Governor Pastika to publicly take a stand against the project.

Protestors claim that the dealings surrounding the reclamation project are mired  in intrigues and have not been carried out in a transparent manner. Critics claim planning meetings for the reclamation have taken place behind closed doors, preventing the presentation of opposing opinions from environmentalists and the general public.

The protests by ForBali were followed by counter-protests by a much smaller group proclaiming themselves Bali Harmoni who marched on the Governor’s office supporting the Presidential Decree and urging Governor Pastika to back plans for reclamation citing that the plan will help Bali’s tourism industry grow.

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Crash Test Dummies
Bali Search and Rescue Teams Demonstrate Emergency Preparedness

The National Search and Rescue Team demonstrated their prowess to hundreds of delegates at a meeting of experts on search and rescue methods by utilizing the international satellite system - Cospas Sarsat  during a conference held in Bali on Thursday. June 19. 2014.

The simulated rescue involved a scenario in which an aircraft crashed on Kuta Beach in Bali.

Quoted by Metrobali.com, the director of training and operations for the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Brigadier General Tatang Zainudi, said: “We showed the delegates in a simulation how we train our officers in case of an emergency, such as an aircraft crash.”

He went on to explain that the simulation depicted how various agencies can quickly cooperate in handling disasters requiring the evacuation of victims.

Spectators witnessing the emergency drill saw passengers evacuate from a “crashed airliner” on fire on the western side of Bali’s airport runway.

During the simulation, the Cospas Sarsat system transmitted an emergency signal at started a chain of coordinated efforts to lend assistance both from sea and land.

In the subject drill, two helicopters and a small fleet of rubber boats were dispatched to help evacuate the passengers.

Tatang explained that the simulation was carried out in a manner to closely duplicate an actual emergency.


Bali as an Island of Artists
The 1000th Show of Bali Agung - a Milestone from the Heart

Bali Safari & Marine Park presented the 1,000th Bali Agung Show on June 17, 2014.

The spectacular show featuring 210 dancers, musicians, a host of animals and a shadow puppet master tells the epic story of King Sri Jaya Pangus, his beloved Chinese wife Kang Ching Wie, and his extramarital assignation with Dewi Danu, the water Goddess of Bali’s volcanic Lake Batur.

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The Bali Agung show was created and produced by an internationally acclaimed theatrical team. Australian Peter Wilson -a highly respected director, writer, producer, and puppeteer who collaborated with Master Balinese Dalang I Made Sidia, in creating a magical one-hour show that resonates with moment after moment of  non-stop spectacular theatricality.

The owners of the Bali Safari and Marine Park have created a show – now seen by hundreds of thousands – that keeps a cherished Balinese legend alive while at the same time reminding local Balinese of the profound beauty of the Island’s culture.

Traditional dance and music in a state-of-the art theatrical setting, on what is arguably among the world’s largest stages, is presented in multiple performances each week in a show that made its debut on August 31, 2010.

Sharing the spotlight at each performance with talented dancers are an equally talented array of beautiful and exotic wildlife animals, including a heard of Sumatran elephants that parade through the audience to open each show.

This “not-to-be-missed” theatrical experience plays daily (except on Mondays) in the Bali Theatre that has a seating capacity of 1200.

The dancers featured in the show come from Sanggar Paripurna in Gianyar and share many family bloodlines. In producing the show, I Made Sidia, strove to form a family show that also features families of performers.

Performers range in age from 4 years old to grandfathers who are 75.

In celebrating the milestone of the 1,000th show the dancers, crew members, and the directors of Bali Agung, along with representatives from Bali Safari & Marine Park, local, and media made a journey – known locally as “Napak Tilas” to the origin of Barong Landung (a rare puppet tradition featured in each showin Mount Batur. There the group visited the temple of Sri Jaya Pangus and traveled on to Dewi Danu temple and to the last to the temple of Balingkang. The journey was intended to express gratitude and pay respect to the culture of Bali that inspired the longest-running theatrical performance in the history of Bali.

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“1000 is a sacred number. It is not easy, a lot of obstacle on the way. And for me, this is an amazing achievement for a colossal show. This show is actually difficult, collaborating humans with wild animals is not easy, but thank God, we have never had an accident. We really do this in a professional way, with a concept of Tri Hita Karana. Lastly, I was born from this show, and I dedicate myself to this show,” said I Made Sidia.

Commenting further, William Santoso, general manager of Bali Safari & Marine Park said: “Bali Agung Show is collaboration between Bali Safari & Marine Park with Peter Wilson, Richard Jeziorny, Chong Lim, Ian Knowles, Phillip Lethlean, Collin Best, Sue Fenty, Richard Sam Pillai, and I Made Sidia. I am very proud that Made Sidia has developed local artists’ talent as well as gave place for them, especially children in the world of stage art, dance, and theater. I hope that Bali Agung will be a stepping-stone to their international career and this collaboration also relives the legend that is good to be known by local and foreign audience,”

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Shown on Balidiscovery.com are images from the celebration of Bali Augung’s 1,000th performance

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TigerAir Mandala to Close July 1, 2014
Indonesian Low-Cost Tigerair Mandala Closes Blaming High Operating Costs and Depreciating Rupiah

Indonesian Air Carrier Tigerair Mandala has announced that they will cease operations effective July 1, 2014, blaming high operating costs and the depreciation of the Indonesian Rupiah as major contributing factor in their closure.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the chief commissioner of PT Mandala Airlines, Jusman Syafi Djamal, issued a written statement on Wednesday, June 18, 2104, saying, “Excess capacity of the airline in comparison with the demand for seats and the weak trading value of the Rupiah that has declined 20% since early 2013 have significantly increased the operating costs of Mandala.”

The Indonesian carrier has consistently sustained losses since it began operating in April 2012.

A difficult operating environment for low-cost airlines and Mandala’s growing losses have dissuaded the airline’s shareholders from providing continuing economic support.

“We have tried to find a number of solutions to allow continued operations, including discussions with new strategic partners and new investors,” explained Jusman.

He went on to say that the airline and its shareholders are in the midst of discussing steps that will permit the settlement of financial obligations of the airline to its employees and creditors

On a more personal level, Jusman said: “We deeply regret having to take this decision and apologize to our employees and their families, our passengers, and all our partners for the inconvenience this decision has created. The Commissioners also issues its thanks to passengers, the government, airport officials and the purveyors of other services for their support in the past.”

Tigerair Mandala will operate its last flight in the form of RI 545 flying from Hong Kong to Denpasar on July 1, 2014 that will depart Hong Kong at 2:35 am. There will be no other flights operated by the airline on that date or thereafter.

Passengers holding tickets on Tigerair Mandala for flights that will no longer operate should visit the Tigerair website or telephone ++62-(0) 21-2939-6688 that will continue to be staffed until July 31, 2014.

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Fond of Their Founders
Hard Rock Hotel Bali Celebrates its 16th Anniversary and its 43rd Founderís Day

Hard Rock Hotel Bali kicked off a season of celebration by marking its 16th anniversary in May 2014 followed by more jubilation during Founders Day that fell on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

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Guest star DJ Leng Yein from Malaysia and the contestants for Ms. Hard Rock Bali 2014 headlined the stage and runway to mark the 43rd Founder’s Day at Sand Island. A bubble and star-studded Foam Party was also enjoyed by VIPs, fans and as invited guests.

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June 14, 1971 was the day that officially started it all for Hard Rock. On that date the very first Hard Rock Cafe opened its doors in London when Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton brought their vision of the American hamburgers to London.

Every year on that date Hard Rock locations around the world celebrate the anniversary of their founding.

Activities held to celebrate its founding range from the staff dressing in their best 70s garb to hamburger eating contests to rolling back prices for anyone with a badge (such as firefighters and police officers).


Baliís Economy on the Upswing
Bank Indonesia Predict Stronger Economic Growth in Q2 2014 for Bali

Bank Indonesia for Bali and Nusa Tenggara is predicting that the national school holidays that coincide with the fasting month set to begin on June 28, 2014 will fuel economic growth for Q2 2014.

As quoted by Metrobali.com, Benny Siswanto, chief of Bank Indonesia in Bali said, “In Q2 2014 we think the development of the economy will be higher than during Q1 2013, that was slow.”

Siswanto said that the diversion of foreign tourists to Bali from Thailand could be expected to provide a boost to Bali’s economy in Q2. He also felt that, based on surveys conducted by Bank Indonesia, consumer and business confidence would remain high in the second quarter.

Economists at Bank Indonesia also believe that Bali’s agricultural sector would make a positive contribution to the Island’s economy due to prevailing good weather conditions. In the same vein, good weather is expected to positively impact Bali’s fishing sector.

Favorable conditions bolster Bali’s economy that Bank Indonesia predicts will grow at a rate of 5.2-5.8% in Q2 2014.

Economic growth in Bali in Q1 2014 slowed to 5.43%, down from growth rates for Q4 2013.

The slowing growth rate in Q1 2014 was blamed by Bank Indonesia on slowing infrastructure growth reduce demand for residential property.


An Ubud Ending
Belgian Woman in Suspected Suicide in Ubud, Bali

Police continue to investigate the death of a Belgian tourist, Sofie Marie Vanbecelaere (24), who was found dead an Ubud villa on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Seruu.com quoted the head of the Ubud police precinct, I Wayan Sumara, who said the death remained under investigation.

Vanbecelaere was staying at the Legon Villa in Tegallantang near Ubud.

Preliminary indications are that the woman may have taken her own life. When discovered, the Vanbecelaere’s body was hanging by the neck supported by a bed sheet.

The owner of the villa is a local Balinese I Gusti Ngurah Brata.

A friend of the deceased woman, I Wayan Edi Adnyana, told police that he had seen the woman attending kecak dance on Monday and that she had returned to her villa at 11:00 pm.

Her body was found the following day at 1:00 pm.


Shanghaied from China to Bali
Austrian Thomas Maier Head Food and Beverage at Grand Nikko Bali

Grand Nikko Bali has appointed Thomas Maier as director of food & beverage. He comes to the resort with over 10 years of culinary experience at a number of luxury hotel brands.

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The Grand Nikko is Maier’s first appointment in Bali and followed assignments in food and beverage roles with Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa, IHG Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark and Kempinski Resort & Spa Sanya in China.

Thomas Maier will be in charge of the entire F&B team of Grand Nikko Bali.

“It's a real privilege to join Grand Nikko Bali and I celebrate the cultural diversity of the people here at the resort. I will be encouraging everyone around me to work as a team so we can exceed the expectations of our guests as well as the Nikko brand,” said Thomas, who was based in China for more than 8 years and speaks fluent Chinese.

Born and raised in Austria, Thomas earned his Kitchen & Service Operations Certificate from the Hotel & Tourism Institute Modul Vienna. He began his career as a hospitality executive by managing his own restaurant in Vienna. Thomas was able to develop his kitchen skills and he later accepted F&B roles with renowned hotel brands in Shenzhen and Shanghai, China.

In his newest assignment Thomas will oversee the daily operations of all restaurant venues including Benkay Japanese Restaurant, The Shore Restaurant & Bar and in-room dining services. Under Thomas’s leadership, the F&B team will play a more active role in functions and special events such as wedding celebrations hosted at the resort.


Death in Baliís West
American Died in Private Villa in Tabanan, Bali

A 46-year old Californian (USA) man, Adam Banwell, has died in his private villa in Anyar, Tabanan, West Bali.

Banwell had earlier complained to friends of feeling unwell fir several days before associates discovered his body at 10:00 am on Friday. June 20, 2014.

According to DenPost, Banwell had rejected suggestions from friends to seek medical advice.

His death occurred at the Villa Sambala, Banjar Anyar in Tambanan where the Californian's body was found in his bedroom by a villa staff member.

Police found no indications of foul play and link his death to illness for which he had earlier refused medical care.

The man’s body was taken the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar.


The Art of Relaxation
Four Seasons Bali Ė The Art of Idle Pleasure

The Sydney Morning Herald June 22, 2014 edition carried an article by Jane Reddy entitled “Four Seasons Bali – The Art of Idle Pleasure” singing high the praises of two stalwarts of Bali’s high end resort sector: Four Seasons Resort Sayan and the Four Season Resort at Jimbaran Bay.

Follow the link and enjoy a vicarious visit to two of Bali’s most outstanding streets:

Sydney Morning Herald: Four Seasons Bali: The art of idle pleasure

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The Road to Boston Via Bali
Bali Marathon Finishing Times Now Accepted for Those Wishing to Run the Boston Marathon

The BII Maybank Bali Marathon scheduled to be held on September 14, 2014 is now officially entered in the official directory of the Boston Marathon.

In practical terms this means that those with sufficiently high finishing times can apply to run the Boston Marathon.

The Boston Marathon – one of the World's Marathon Major – is the oldest annual marathon that requires prospective runners to have a minimum qualifying time in race listed in the Boston Marathon Directory. Times must be run on or after September 14, 2014 for the Boston Marathon to be held in April 2015.

Qualifying times increase depending on the age group, but men between 18-34 will need to finish the Bali Marathon in less than 3:05:00 and women in the same age category in 3:35:00 to qualify to join the 30,000 some runners racing in Boston.

Because qualifying entries to the Boston event are largely on a first-come-first-come basis and because the Bali race is the first international race held during the qualifying period, the Bali Marathon will hold a special attraction for those with aspiration to race in Boston in April 2015.

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Water is Not for Free
May Hotels and Villas in Gianyar, Bali Illegally Avoiding Subterranean Water Taxes

NusaBali reports that many hotels and villas in the Gianyar regency of Bali have avoided paying taxes for tapping into the Island’s water table through unauthorized wells.

The Subterranean Water Tax (Pajak ABT) is applied to any business or dwelling in Bali that uses ground water.

Reports suggest that only small portions of well owners are paying their ABT Tax, blamed on the inefficiency or venality of tax officials.

Abuse of the system and the uncontrolled drilling of ground water are feared by environmental groups to have a lasting detrimental effect of the Island and its mounting water deficit.

Meanwhile the head of Regency’s Revenue Office for Gianyar, I Ketut Anwar, is pledging that the regency will be more proactive in collecting ABT taxes and close businesses using subterranean water illegally.

Prior to 2010, revenue from ABT taxes were collected by the provinces, but are now collected by Bali’s regencies and municipalities.

In 2103 ABT taxes from starred hotel in Gianyar totaled Rp. 1.4 billion (US$122.000).

The hotels that were leading payers of ABT Tax in 2013 in Gianyar were:
  • Hotel Alila Rp. 415,224,824
  • Amandari Rp. 234,733,421
  • Four Seasons at Sayan Rp. 129,618.331
The Gianyar Regency’s ABT Tax target for 2014 is Rp. 3,062,366,398.


Waiting to be Charged
Bali Police Arrest Two Men for Stealing Tourists Credit Cards in Kuta

NusaBali reports that police in Kuta have arrested two men, Heri Agus Sugiono (43) and Sahadi (34), who have reportedly been stealing credit cards from Bali visitors.

Police arrested the two after an Italian, Simone Zanachi Zani, (29) told police on Monday, June 16, 2014 that he had lost his credit card at the ATM Bank Commonwealth on Jalan Legian in Kuta at approximately 10:30 pm.

Zani suspected his credit card was taken by two men loitering near the ATM who closely shadowed him after using the machines. Fearing the men might rob him and his companion, he quickly departed the scene inadvertently leaving his ATM card behind in the machine.

Further investigation showed Rp. 3 million in charges at a Kuta area shop used to buy cigarettes and other items.

Police later managed to arrest the two men in Kuta at a place they were known to frequent. Police, however, are still looking for two known associates of Augus Sugiono and Sahadi who remain at large.

Police say the group of four men is known to steal wallets and handbags from foreign tourists with the intention of using the cards for illegal purchases. Hand Phones stolen form foreign tourists are also resold by the criminal group.


Frida Kahlo as a Role Model
Celebrating the Life of Frida Kahlo and Helping Balinese Women Break the Chains of Poverty on Saturday, June 28, 2104

The Hacienda Mexican Bar and Taqueria have scheduled a special event in honor of famed Mexican painter and feminist Frida Kahlode Rivera to take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to Bali WISE – a women’s educational initiative that provides literacy, language, personal development and vocational training to economically disadvantaged women in Bali. Funds from the Frida Kahlo Evening will be specifically donated to special vocational fund to help local women achieve gainful employment.

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) lived her entire life in Mexico and developed a unique style of painting known for its celebration of Mexican nationalism and indigenous traditions as well as its strong, bold depiction of the female experience. Emblematic of Mexican naïve or folk art, her work was once described by Andre Breton as “ribbon around a bomb.”

Characteristic of her fabled directness of statement, both in person and on canvas, Kalho once said: "I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."

An appropriate spirited role model for women anywhere seeking to improve their roles and position in society, this Mexican feminist hero will be celebrated at one of Bali’s best Mexican bars and restaurant in a night intended to improve the lot of impoverished women in Bali.

Rp. 200,000 (US$17) gains admission for the evening that includes:
  • Free drinks and food from 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Auction Art Limbo
  • Live Auction
Honor the memory of Frida Kahlo and support the women of Bali :

In Memory of Frida Kahlo – Role Model
7:00 pm – Saturday, June 28, 2014
Hacienda Mexican Bar and Taqueria
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 20
Tuban, Kuta, Bali – Indonesia

[Email] for more information or advance tickets 

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Remembering Your Place
Bali Legislators Remind Builders and Business to Make Balinese Looking Buildings

As reported by NusaBali, a member of Commission B  of the Badung House of Representatives (DPRD-Badung), Wayan Suyasa, is calling on greater attention to be paid to local regulations requiring all hotels and villas in Bali to incorporate Balinese architectural elements.

Suyasa bemoaned the fact that not only do many structures in Bali have no architectural connection to Balinese culture; but also ignore other zoning and building rules addressing minimum setbacks from roads, rivers and oceans; and coefficient ratios requiring 40% of any home or project be reserved for open lawns and gardens.

“Just look at the new buildings around us. There are so many where the Bali-style has been lost. This is, in my opinion, most concerning,” said Suyasa.

The lawmaker called on Badung leaders to enforce the rules and ensure that Balinese culture is not being obliterated in the building boom now underway.

As if He Didn't Already Know?

In what sounded very much like insincere perfunctory lip service, Ketut Martha of the agency charged with enforcing zoning and building rules (Satpol PP) profusely thanked Suyasa for his comments, saying everyone is entitled to express their views and such opinions will help improve the development underway in the regency of Badung.

At the same time, Martha promised he would follow up on Suyasa’s comments with surveys in the field, ending by adding, ”Once more I thank everyone for their criticism and input.”


Smoke Shops
Fire Destroy 20 Shops in Kerobokan Traditional Market - Bali

A fire at a traditional market in Banjar Gede, Kerobokan, North Kuta on Sunday, June 15, 2014 resulted in at least 20 small trading kiosks and their content's destruction.

The exact cause of the blaze remains a mystery, but fire officials believe the fire was started by a short circuit.

According to NusaBali the total damage caused by the fire is put at Rp. 1.5 billion (US$130,00).

The fire started at 7:00 pm and quickly spread to other parts of the market in the eastern block of shops before being brought under control by firefighters at about 8:30 pm.

No casualties were reported in connection with the fire.


Penny Pinching on Promotion
Indonesian Government Curbs Spending Plans for Tourism Ministry and Tourism Promotion

Bali Post reports that the government has chopped the 2014 promotional budget for tourism from a proposed Rp. 435 billion (US$37.8 million) to only Rp. 373 billion (US$32.4 million).

Similarly, a total budget for the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy that was given a ceiling of Rp. 1.7 trillion (US$148 million) was, in fact, allocated Rp. 1.5 trillion (US$130 million).

In revealing the reduced figures, Esthy Reko Astuty, the director general of marketing for the Ministry said the reduced level of expenditure would present special challenges in the Ministryís efforts to establish the needed momentum in the promotion of Indonesiaís tourism.

In practical terms the reduced level of spending means that Indonesia will now participate in 51 promotional events instead of 59; reduce purchases of promotional material; and less travel by Ministry officials in the promotion of Indonesia travel.

Nonetheless, Esthy remains optimistic that Indonesia will still manage to attract 9.5 million foreign visitors during the calendar year 2014.


One Leg Left to Stand On
Police Shoot Villa Burglar During Arrest in North Bali

Bali Police has arrested a burglar and a fence in connection with a series of robberies at villas in South Bali.

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, police apprehended Khoiri, also known as Hairi (29), in Singaraja, North Bali.

Police claim the man resisted arrest requiring police to shoot the man in his right leg to prevent his escape.

The man is linked to thefts at villas in Bali occurring between October 2013 and June 2014.

The arrest of Hairi resulted from information collected in an earlier arrest on Thursday, May 15, 2014, of Hemdi Lele, also known as Mendik (44), a fence dealing in stolen merchandise in Denpasar. In arresting Mendik, police recovered three hand phones and three laptop computers. During interrogation, the fence fingered Hairi providing the information that led to his arrest.

Once in police custody, the wounded thief admitted to robbing 11 villas located in Ungasans including Villa Kandara, Villa Cetu The Bali Ungasan and the Alila Uluwatu. Stolen in the heists were money, jewelry and electronic devices.

Hairi also admitted to robbing student accommodation at Udayana University in South Bali, making off with computers and hand phones.

The modus operandi of the thief was to survey his targets, wait for the occupant of the villa to go to sleep and then use a screwdriver to open a window so he could quietly steel items while his victims slept.


Unwanted Aroma Therapy
Kuta Hotels and Restaurants Discharging Sewage Onto Public Beaches

According to Bali Post and Radar Bali, the Island’s fabled Kuta Beach attractiveness is threatened by unthinking hotels restaurant and business operators who continue to allow untreated sewage water to seep into shoreline areas used by swimmers.

Efforts to reduce pollution by sending letters of reminders to errant businesses, socialization through public meetings and even blocking off waste pipes are seemingly failing to curb pollution and eliminate the sometime abhorrent smells that can ruin a day at the beach.

While the problem can be most prevalent on the beach areas surrounding Jalan Padma, a member of the Badung House of Representatives (DPRD-Badung), Wayan Puspa Negara, told the press that the problem extends beyond the Jalan Padma area and also affects Jalan Double Six in Legian and Jalan Toya Ning in Kedonganan.

The problem is becoming sufficiently acute that regency officials are planning to put a sewage truck on stand-by in the area to haul away effluent as the need arises.

The head of the Badung Environmental Agency (BLH-Badung), Ketut Sudarsana, blame much of the pollution on business owners who play cat and mouse games with local officials. He suspects that some hotels, restaurants and entertainment spots are discharging wastes via concealed pipes with outlets in roadside drainage ditches.

In the past, Regency Officials have blocked off 17 sewage pipes discharging into drains connected to hotels and restaurants in the Legian and Kuta area of Bali. Letters have also been sent by the Government to the offending companies. But, in the words, of the BLH Official, “Unfortunately, these businesspeople have little awareness about the natural environment.”


A Roman Way
Ukrainian Tourist Dies in Motorcycle Mishap on the Singaraja to Gilimanuk Highway

A Ukrainian tourist, Roman Kytaiev (25) was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Singaraja-Gilimanuk highway on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

At the time of the accident, Kytaiev was reportedly heading to one Bali’s North Coast, beachside resorts at Pemuteran. The accident occurred at kilometer 50 on Jalan Raya Singaraja-Gilimanuk in front of the village of Banyupoh at Gerokgak.

The man was driving a rented motorbike in a group of three friends. The other members of the party, each driving their own motorcycles, were a German Jan Felix Meier and a French national Florian Ariber.

Police believe that Roman crossed the centerline on a curb and collided with an oncoming truck driven by Wayan Sindia (48) from Mendoyo.

The Ukrainian died at the scene from massive head and limb injuries.

Police continue to interview the truck driver and the two tourists who were eyewitnesses to the collision.


Whiffenpoofs x 4
Whiffenpoofs 4th Annual Return to Bali Performing at The Laguna Luxury Collection on Friday, August 1, 2014 and St. Regis Bali on August 2nd.

On the remaining legs of a world tour – Yale University’s legendary a capella male choir – The Yale Whiffenpoofs return for their 4th annual appearance on August 1st and 2nd, 2014

The Whiffenpoofs visit to Bali [resents a for a two-day-only charitable event at The Laguna a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Nusa Dua on Friday, August 1st and at The St. Regis Resort Bali on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

The Whiffenpoofs, now celebrating 105 years of outstanding singing, is comprised only of graduating seniors who at the end of the current world tour will formally retire and make way for the next crop of “new” Whiffenpoofs seniors who commence their year of song in September.

The Whiffenpoofs appearance in Bali is part of an 18-year relationship UINICEF and Starwood Hotels and Resorts that has raised more than $25 million for the UNICEF Check Out for Children Challenge.



Friday, August 1st

The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

The Whiffenpoofs will perform in the Bali Raya Ballroom at 7:00 pm.
  • VIP Tickets Rp. 550,000 net – Includes pre-shown cocktails starting at 6:15 pm at Balai Ulu followed by the 7:00 pm concert. VIP ticket holders can then join a sumptuous buffet dinner after the show at the Banyubiru Restaurant.
  • Concert Ticket Rp. 100,000 net for admission to the concert only starting at 7:00 pm in Bali Raya Ballroom.
Saturday, August 2nd

The St. Regis Bali Resort
Boneka Restaurant

The Whiffenpoofs will perform at 7:15 pm in the Boneka Restaurant.
  • VIP Tickets Rp. 850,000 net – Includes pre-dinner cocktails and dinner starting from 6:00 with the performance at 7:15 pm. Children’s tickets for 9-12 year olds at Rp. 130,000 net.
For more information and to order tickets:

Telephone: ++62-(0)361 300 5502 (Executive Office) or [Email The Laguna Luxury Collection] or [Email St. Regis Bali


Ubud is a Village
Local Lawmakers Call for City Hotel Ban in Baliís Hillside Community of Ubud

Bali Post reports that a chorus of local voices is growing on the Island seeking to ban the building of city hotels in the traditional arts community of Ubud.

A member of the Gianyar Regency House of Representatives (DPRD-Gianyar), Ketut Karda, says he is opposed to the further development of City Hotels in Ubud. He is concerned that an onslaught of budget city hotels in Ubud will destroy that destination’s appeal as a “village destination.”

Karda asks: “If we allow this (city hotels) to develop, what will be the difference between Ubud and other tourism areas such as Badung or Denpasar?”

Karda is concerned that budget city hotels in Ubud will eventually foster unhealthy price competition between budget hotels and villas, home stays, family hotels and bungalows owned by local people. The Gianyar lawmaker is concerned that the economic livelihoods of long-term residents of Ubud could be destroyed by the introduction of city hotels.

By Karda’s own calculation there are already two city hotels operating in Ubud, on of which is located in Padang Tegal. He wants future development of such hotels to be halted to avoid Ubud becoming branded as a “cheap destination.” Continuing, he adds, if the Government cannot avoid allowing new investments in order to increase local tax revenues, then, at the very least, zoning and building regulations should be enforced to protect Ubud’s branding and image.

Also adding his comments to the discussion was local environmental activist Wayan “Gendo” Suardana, also originally from Ubud. He lamented the fact that despite the low tariff of city hotels, these businesses are, in fact, well-managed in comparison to many family-owned hotels.

Because of this, Gendo calls on the Government to provide training and business counseling to locally owned businesses in order that they can better compete with powerful newcomers to the accommodation market.

“In Ubud many local people depend on the tourism sector. If there are City Hotels this will disrupt the lives of local residents. Eventually guesthouses and home stays will become boarding houses. This is what happened earlier during  the tragedy of the Bali bombing,” said Gendo.


 
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