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Foreigners Working in Bali Reach 1,800 People

Deptartment of Manpower and Transmigration (depnakertrans) of Bali, I Gusti Agung  Sudarsana said foreign workers who work on the island is around 1,800 people.

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Australian Arrested After Caught Smoking Marijuana in Batu Bolong Beach

An Australian man has been arrested in Bali after allegedly being caught smoking a marijuana joint in North Kuta.

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Tourist Arrivals in Bali Reached 3.76 Million in 2014

The provincial tourism office of Bali revealed that 3.76 million tourists visited the island in 2014, an increase of 14.94 percent as compared to last years recorded number of 3.27 million tourists.

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Test Drive The New DHD Surfboard and Rip Curl Search GPS Watch For Free

Rip Curl and legendary Australian shaper Darren Handley (DHD surfboards) have teamed up to host Free Surfboard Test Drive days at Keramas and Serangan in Bali on the 5th and 6th February.

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Indonesia Drops Oz from Visa-Free Policy

The plan to waive the visa requirement for visitors from Australia, previously aimed at attracting more foreign tourists, has been dropped amid concerns surrounding repeated turbulence over Jakarta-Canberra diplomatic ties.

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Free Visa On Arrival All Nonsense

The Russian Embassy in Indonesia denied statements by local officials and in press articles that stated from 2015 Russian tourists, amongst others, would not need visas to enter Indonesia.

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In the only story on the subject we uncovered in the news, a Russian embassy spokesperson said, “Currently, the immigration regime at crossing points in Indonesia for Russians visiting the country as tourists remains the same, namely tourists get a visa on arrival for a period of 30 days at a cost of $35 (with the possibility of subsequently extending the visa for an additional 30 days).”

The spokesperson added that procedures for other types of Indonesian visas have not changed either.

In November 2014, several Indonesian ministers promised that starting from January 2015, tourists arriving in the country from Russia, Australia, China, South Korea and Japan would be able to get a free visa stamp allowing them to stay in Indonesia for 30 days.

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Sources: The Beat Daily

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Tourist Attractions Should Be Improved

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called to improve Indonesian tourist attractions and intensify tourism promotion in order to attract more tourists.

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Foreign Workers in Indonesia ‘Must Take Local Language Test’

A draft government regulation that will require foreigners to master the Indonesian language before they are able to obtain a work permit here has elicited incredulity and skepticism from members of the local expatriate community, who responded to the announcement with criticism.

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Oney Anwar “Chasing The Dream” premiers in Bali

Monday evening marked the Indonesian premiere of the documentary Oney Anwar -Chasing The Dream, launched by Rip Curl South East Asia. The premiere was held at the Beachwalk Theatre, Cineplex XX1, Kuta, Bali.

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Indonesians Help Shipwrecked Australian on Remote Tropical Island

An Australian yachtsman who lost a treasured boat at sea has described his rescue off a remote Indonesian tropical island as a “sweet and sour experience”.

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