Up to a dozen school leavers have been caught on camera in a wild brawl in the streets of Bali.
The international airport on the Indonesian island of Bali is closed for a third day due to an erupting volcano. Indonesian authorities to close Bali’s airport for a third day on Wednesday (Nov 29), as a threatened eruption stranded tourists and forced mass evacuations.
Some of travellers have been transferred from Bali Ngurah Rai Airport to Mengwi Terminal and Padang Bay Port to transfer their departure from Blimbing Sari Airport, Banyuwangi, Juanda, Surabaya or Lombok Praya, West Nusa Tenggara.
To prevent visa overstay or if you wish to exit the country using alternative airports, the Indonesian immigration service is also standing by at the Airline Command Post on the 2nd Floor, International Terminal of the Ngurah Rai International Airport to provide further assistance.
So is Bali over? “Yes, if you compare it to what it used to be,” is — at the very least — what many residents agree on. Indeed, paradises have no future: they are just fragile perfections in an imperfect world. And if you define them as the receptacles of a frozen past, they can only be victims of modernization. Bali, among other “paradises,” seems ill-equipped to resist the 21st century’s mutations.
But beneath the glamorous surface of cocktails, swimming pools and beach holidays lies an environmental threat that may cause the island to face a water crisis in less than four years.
The world’s largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered across more than 3,000 miles of the equator.
Its 250 million inhabitants speak more than 700 languages and practice six official religions, not to mention a range of animist traditions.
One calculation suggests it would take 48 years to visit all of Indonesia. Yet, if two weeks is all you have, that shouldn’t stop you from discovering this diverse nation.
There are fresh fears that Bali’s Mount Agung could erupt after the volcano reached peak earthquake activity few days ago.
The number of hotel rooms in Bali is in a serious state of over-supply, yet construction of new hotels in the southernmost regency of Badung continues apace.
Bali Tourism Board (BTB) through Media Center Bali Tourism Hospitality convinced the world that should the eruption of Mount Agung occurs, 98 percent of destinations in Bali are still safe to visit.
The Association of Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants (PHRI) has estimated that about 70,000 foreign tourists postponed their plans to visit Bali in October and November because of reports of seismic activity of Mount Agung