The growing tourism industry in Bali should not harm the environment and cultures, stated President elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
Bali police have issued a warning to tourists riding motorbikes on the holiday island — obey the road rules or face criminal charges. Anyone who tries to bribe an officer to get away with bad behaviour will also be charged.
“If my house is destroyed I don’t know how to restart my life. I don’t know where my kids will sleep and all I can do now is pray,” said farmer Gusti Gege Astana.
An eruption at Bali’s Mount Agung volcano is imminent, according to experts. Hundreds of tremors are being recorded at the site each day, and more than 75,000 people evacuated in the past few days after local authorities declared a state of emergency
Snakes and monkeys have reportedly begun fleeing the area around Mount Agung in their droves, in what locals claim is the strongest sign yet the Bali volcano will erupt.
“Bali tourism is safe. Do not spread misleading news that Bali is not safe because Mount Agung is on the highest alert status. Please come and visit Bali,” National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent.
On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed.
Thousands of residents were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said on Friday, as seismic tremors rattled some areas and smoke rose above one of the world’s most popular tourist spots.
Queensland woman has become the fourth Australian to die from a scooter accident in Bali this year after a horrific crash. Sophia Martini, 27, was on the back of a bike being ridden by her boyfriend, Steele Nugent when it crashed in the early hours
Bali’s Governor has urged people to remain calm amid fears of a volcanic eruption on the holiday island. Seismic activity at the Mount Agung, or Gunung Agung, volcano significantly increased on Monday, leading authorities to issue a level 3, or high, alert and evacuate areas within 7.5 kilometres.