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Hindu Priests Declare Benoa Bay a Sacred Area

Hindu Priests Declare Benoa Bay a Sacred Area

The Jakarta Post reports the religious leaders and high priests of The Indonesian Hindu Religious Council (PHDI) has formally issued an edict declaring Bali’s Benoa Bay a sacred area.

Bali Running Out of Water

Bali Running Out of Water

Bali will face an acute deficit of fresh water over the coming decade as both water quality and water quantity are in serious decline, reported Bali Discovery.

Leonardo DiCaprio Faces Deportation Threat After Criticizing Indonesia

Leonardo DiCaprio Faces Deportation Threat After Criticizing Indonesia

Leonardo DiCaprio has been threatened with deportation by officials from the Indonesian government after the actor’s recent visit to the Leuser Ecosystem and his vocal stance against the area’s industrial development for palm oil, according to several Indonesian publications.

Beauty of Bali Under Threat from Pressures of Mass Tourism

Beauty of Bali Under Threat from Pressures of Mass Tourism

For years Bali, the pearl among the Sunda Islands, has been touted as an earthly paradise, thanks to the its tropical landscapes, its white sandy beaches, the tormented beauty of its Hindu temples and its inhabitants’ reputation for kindness and tolerance.

Indonesia is One of Largest Exporter of Shark fins

Indonesia is One of Largest Exporter of Shark fins

Conservation group Save Sharks Indonesia has said Indonesia is the largest supplier of shark fins in the international market, and this has led to an increase in shark fishing among local fishermen, which puts the species at risk of extinction due to overfishing.