Indonesia’s legal system just proved its inability to protect foreign investments in the country as the Swedish furniture company IKEA recently lost the trademark to its own name in Indonesia after a Jakarta court ruled against them in a lawsuit filed by PT Ratania Khatulistiwa. The Supreme Court also rejected their appeal of the ruling
Bali Governor Made Mangku has welcomed the news that Bali was recently named the world’s second best island in a survey by Travel+Leisure Magazine, but said he hope this recognition will motivate Bali to become a quality tourism destination as opposed to its current inclination towards mass tourism
After two false starts, Australian visitors to Bali are finally set to get free entry with Indonesia announcing a new list of countries to be exempt from the $49 fee.
Well, your itineraries for the day were set. You just walked out of your vacation rental toward where the chauffeur was waiting when suddenly it started raining. Since all of your itineraries’ settings for the day were outdoor, you couldn’t help but to mutter some profanities.
The Badung Bali Life Guard Association (Balawista-Badung) is advising caution to swimmers and water sports enthusiasts on Kuta Beach and Seminyak Beach over the coming days and weeks.
Two Australian brothers who run a chain of chiropractic clinics in Indonesia have been arrested for allegedly working illegally.
Police have been receiving reports of a man on a motorbike grabbing dozens of women’s breasts and crotches, and exposing his private parts in North Kuta area, Bali.
“The issue is about the permit. They don’t follow the rules. They also display violence and adult content,” said the firm’s consumer director Dian Rachmawan
The head of the Bali Tourism Service (Kadisparda), A.A. Gede Yuniartha Putra told Bisnis Bali that an improving economic situation allows his office to project there will be 4.2 million foreign visitors to Bali in 2016.
So is Bali over? “Yes, if you compare it to what it used to be,” is — at the very least — what many residents agree on. Indeed, paradises have no future: they are just fragile perfections in an imperfect world. And if you define them as the receptacles of a frozen past, they can only be victims of modernization. Bali, among other “paradises,” seems ill-equipped to resist the 21st century’s mutations.