The authoritative website www.indonesia.travel has confirmed that Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Decree No. 104 of 2015 extending short stay visa free facilities to the citizens of 75 countries traveling to Indonesia
He added that the foreigners did not have the right to complain nor know the reason why they could not enter Bali since it is part of the immigration office’s duty to protect the state’s sovereignty.
The Deputy-Governor of Bali, I Ketut Sudikerta, has vehemently denied reports in the Indonesian press and accusations from the Municipal Government of Jakarta that Bali is selling dog meat to vendors in the Nation’s Capital
The City Council’s Legislation Agency (Balegda) plans to prevent nightclubs in Jakarta from staying open after midnight.
In a bid to increase tourism arrivals, the Indonesian Tourism Ministry is budgeting Rp. 3.25 trillion (US$244 million) for promotional activities, including “branding” of Indonesian travel abroad, balidiscovery.com reported.
56 years old foreign tourists from Italy, Della Villa Raffaele involved in legal cases in Denpasar, Bali. He lost temper and stabbing warung owner Ni Made Ekawati, 48 on Wednesday okezone.com reported.
Indonesia is drastically increasing its tourism budget, but lawmakers say that alone isn’t enough to catch up with other countries in the region.
Two recent deaths in the remote Mentawai island chain have highlighted just how dangerous this favourite surfing pilgrimage can be. The first, Ronald Stephen Schneider, 54, from the East Coast of Australia was found dead by friends after being smashed against the reef by heavy surf. He was followed less than a week later by South Australian man, Adam Dube, who was found dead after disappearing during a night swim.
Terre des Hommes International Federation – an alliance of ten organizations supporting children rights and promoting equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination – announced disquieting results of three years of research carried out from 2012-2014. That survey determined that Indonesia holds the unenviable top ranking internationally as the “favorite destination” for sexual predators seeking to prey on children.
I’ve met with the Director General of Immigration (Ronnie Sompie). I asked him to take concrete steps to fix the situation. Because whatever happened, the first impression people get of Bali is from immigration.