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Carrying Capacity of Indonesia’s Tourism Infrastructure

While the government of Indonesia has set itself the ambitious target of 20 million foreign tourists arrivals by 2019, the question that is increasingly asked is if the Country’s tourism infrastructure has the carrying capacity for such a large number of visitors?

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No Fireworks on New Years Eve

Visitors at Kuta Beach appreciate the steps by the local authorities to prohibit firecrackers and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. The ban is enforced primarily in residential areas and other certain points.

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Extra Staff to Cope With Influx of Over 6000 Partying Schoolies

Bali’s biggest private hospital has put on extra staff to cope with more than 6000 Schoolies running amok on the party island.

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Mountains of Trash Wash Ashore in Kuta

Every year when the rainy season starts in Bali the entire length of Kuta beach is inundated with a floating mass of trash that washes ashore in sufficient quantities to disgust visitors to the beachfront, frequently ending plans for a day of surf and sand.

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Free Visa Program is Profitable for Bali’s Economy

The effort of President Joko Widodo to provide free visa to Indonesia for five countries is very favorable for economic of Bali as 25 dollars for visa can be spent for shopping.

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Bali Police Launch Call Center Service and “Panic Button”

The Denpasar Police have launched a “panic button” and Call Center 110 service that will put the public in immediate contact with a sophisticated Central Command Center.

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Indo’s Best 10 Waves

No where in the world has as many good waves as Indo. Fact. tracksmag.com created a list of 10 Indo’s Best waves. Any we’ve missed?

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Bali Airport Adds Counters and Immigration Staff

Regional Office of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Bali add immigration staffs and immigration counters at Ngurah Rai Airport after a number of complaints from foreign tourists about long lines when they arrive at the international arrivals.

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Bali drug-accused did foolish thing for love

The family and friends of the 52-year-old New Zealand man being held in Bali on drugs charges have spoken out about the mystery woman he met online. They even say that New Zealand police warned him.

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You know you are in Canggu when…

Canggu is arguably becoming one of Bali’s most progressive and culturally fascinating areas. Your mum will liken it to “how she remembers Legian in the 80s”, and you will hopefully never liken it to “the new Seminyak”. Having really only found its name on the tourism map over the past few years, Canggu is maturing rapidly and is undergoing a very visible revolution, as a graffitied wall along “the shortcut” suggests. As construction continues and creatives gather to cultivate, there is a fascinating undercurrent of cool becoming increasingly prevalent as Canggu comes into its adolescence.

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