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Indonesian Environment Minister Concerned About Dolphin Show in Bali

Indonesian Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya has expressed concern over the dolphin show organized in Bali, which is discussed worldwide and has been petitioned on change.org.

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Indonesian Domestic Travel Now Prefer Yogyakarta Over Bali

Travel.detik.com reports that the Kingdom of Yogyakarta is supplanting Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination.

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Third Methanol Poisoning Victim Dies

Reports have emerged of a third victim who has allegedly died as a result of methanol poisoning caused by drinking tainted alcohol in a Kuta bar.

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Rip Curl Cup Trials are on standby from Saturday, July 25th to Friday 31st

This year’s Rip Curl Cup trials are on standby from Saturday July 25 through to Friday July 31, and will be run on the best day of waves at Padang Padang, Uluwatu or Bingin over that window. The main event field has been reduced in 2015, to minimise the run-time of the Cup and capitalise on the best conditions available, and as such the one spot in the draw available for the winning trialist will be more highly sought after than ever, so please check in on live.ripcurl.com for the latest updates on all of the action. 

Last year, the trials, which offer local standouts an opportunity to take on the best in the world on home soil, saw some of the best Padang Padang conditions and surfing of the year, and you can argue the case that the trials are almost harder to win than the main event, with the amount of talent in the draw. 
 
Our official forecast partner, Coastalwatch, assures us there is plenty of swell on the horizon next week, and pumping Uluwatu is looking on the cards, so stay tuned for all the action and updates to come. 

While you’re on the website be sure to check out our interview with last year’s winner Garut Widiarta, and see who else will be lining up alongside the defending champ in this year’s field, the strongest one in the 12 year history of the event!
 
See below for the heat draw for round one of the trials!

Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is sponsors by: 
Telkomsel 4g, IndiHome, Hidden Valley, Bintang, Albens Cider, OctaFX, GrabCar, BIMC and Project Clean Uluwatu.

Media support by: Surfing World, Coastal Watch, Bali Belly, JUICE, Bali Alternative Media, Surf Time, and Indosurflife.com

Rip Curl Cup Trials Round 1

Heat 1
Rahtu Suargita
Tommy Sobri
Betet Merta
Raju Sena
Heat 2
Agus Dag Sumerteyasa
Koko Mitsua
Teko
Dedi Santosa
Heat 3
Koki Hendrawan
Tumbling Sudiantara
Gogo Sujaya
Andre Anwar
Heat 4
Dede Suryana
Darmayasa
Wayan Plekut
Made Loco Swastika
Heat 5
Wayan Gobleg
Nyoman Blacky
Awan Desert
Kadek Rudita
Heat 6
Pepen Hendrik
Marlon Garber
Mega Artana
Randi Dinar
Heat 7
Alik Rudiarta
Agus Blacky Setiawan
Komag Pasek
Dedi Gun
Heat 8
Mustofa Jeksen
Darmaputra Tonjo
Komang Adi Putra
Made Lana
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Import Tax on Alcohol Increase to 150%

Liquor, beer, and wine drinkers will have to pay more than double the price for imported drinks in coming months after the government raised import tariffs.

The Indonesian Finance Ministry today put into effect a new import duty system that could lead to dramatic increases in the price of alcoholic drinks in Indonesia.

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Two Tourists Dead From Methanol Poisoning in Bali

Two tourists dead from methanol poisoning. They were drinking at a club called Oscar in the Legian area. Police have been questioning the club owner, bartender, waitress, and one other witness. One of the victims is a Russian national, and the other is an Indonesian citizen from the city of Medan in Sumatra.

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Do’s and Don’ts in Bali and Indonesia

We see a lot of people coming from many different countries who are completely unaware of basic etiquette, the acceptable way to behave in Bali and Indonesia.

If you pay attention to local etiquette, how the locals act and what they consider to be acceptable behaviour, you will have a much better and safer time here, and your presence here will be much more appreciated than someone who doesn’t care for the local culture.

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A Dugong Plays in The Waves of Uluwatu

At sunrise, when the tide begins to rise, the crystal clear water still bathes the reef bordering the cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali. This is a perfect playground for this Dugong (Dongong dugon: Vulnerable marine mammal in danger of extinction).

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Bali Threaten to Close Down Shops in Kuta and Legian Illegally Selling Beer

 

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High Seas Around Bali Predicted During Lebaran and Galungan Holidays

People traveling to and from Bali are currently encountering special challenges. On the heels of the repeated closure of Bali’s airport due to the threat of volcanic fallout from Mt. Raung in East Java, the Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) is predicting waves of 3 meters in height on the Bali Strait during the busy Lebaran and Galungan Holiday period.

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