Following protested from Balinese people, Bali Sharia Economic Society (MES) chairman Dadang Hermawan has apologized for proposing Sharia tourism be promoted on the Islands of the Gods.
Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has opposed the idea of developing sharia tourism in Bali, saying it had the potential to cause discord on the Hindu-majority province.
Unfortunately, things in paradise aren’t quite perfect. Indonesia is among the most corrupt countries in the world and things don’t seem to be getting drastically better. Government officials on all levels are largely open to bribes and sometimes even require them before they will do any sort of work. While the average expat will probably never have anything to do with some of these higher level guys, you will see traffic cops and police on a daily basis. Foreigners are often pulled over, often with no official reason for the stop except to make sure things are all in order, of which things are usually not, at least to the police officer’s satisfaction.
Life’s Better in Boardshorts; but more than that, it’s all about sharing the good vibes all around. Introducing the brand’s newest footprint in Ubud, this is Billabong’s second concept store that is in partnership with Bali Retailindo Lestari.
An Indonesian airline has grounded a pilot after he allegedly offered an air hostess to passengers as compensation for a delay on a flight to the resort island of Bali.
Police personnel have been alerted to intensify their checks on those entering Bali at ports of entry such as Gilimanuk harbor and Ngurah Rai Airport, after the shocking and tragic attacks in Paris on Friday.
When Indonesia’s anti-drugs czar announced plans to guard a death-row prison island with crocodiles, the government rushed to explain that it was just a joke, but on Friday Budi Waseso said he was now thinking of using tigers and piranha fish too.
We’re excited to announce DC De La Calle / Da Rua full length movie premiere is coming to Bali this week.
As the company’s 50th anniversary approaches, Quiksilver is set to debut the new campaign ‘Stay High.’ Melbourne-based design studio, Urchin, and a handpicked team of leading creatives and artists including notable surfers Mikey Wright and Craig Anderson have been chosen to work on the campaign.
Earlier November we reports the news about “Two Germans Kidnapped After Yacht Was Hijacked in Indonesia”, told of how a German passenger on the ship was sending frantic SMS messages to friends ashore telling a forced boarding by violent pirates somewhere between Lombok and Bali. Indonesian police and German Embassy officials were contacted, triggering a search for the vessel and its imperiled crew of two.