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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.
Reporting from a forum on “Tourism and the Sexual Exploitation of Children” held in Sanur, Bali on Saturday, September 26, 2015, quoted from balidiscovery.com the country manager-Indonesia for Terre Des Hommes, Sudaryanto, who provided discomforting data and observations on the dark nature of some aspects of Indonesian tourism.
The day-trippers swarmed onto the beach to watch one of nature’s most extraordinary sights, hundreds of thousands of olive ridley sea turtles crawling out of the ocean to lay their eggs in the sand.
Metroibali.com reports that Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has joined the chorus of those roundly criticizing widespread reports of extortion and blackmail by immigration officials at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport involving a group of Chinese travelers on Saturday, September 12, 2015, quoted from balidiscovery.com.
Two immigration officers have been temporarily suspended for allegedly extorting US$2,200 from six Chinese tourists at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali.
A minute long wave of some mates playing around, as shot by the even handed drone of Stu Gibson.
Hailing from the heart of Kuta Beach, and a proud member of the most famous family in Balinese surfing, Garut Widiarta’s victory in the 2014 Rip Curl Cup could not have been a more popular one. We return to the scene of the greatest day of Garut’s life to have a chat with the young charger who’s competed in every edition of Indonesia’s most prestigious surfing competition.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered that the requirements for foreigners working in Indonesia to master Indonesian and to hold a Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS) be scrapped.