BALI NEWS & VIEWS
OCT 29th. 2009
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BALI & LOMBOK TOURISM NEWS
Hello Jakartans' stop by and see us at the Bali Luxury Villas booth ath the 3rd. annual Indonesia Travel & Holiday Fair, Nov 6th. to 8th.
Whether you are interested in buying or renting a villa we have it all .
Jakarta Convention Center
The 2nd Indonesia Tourism & Travel Fair (ITTF 2009) is an annual tourism and travel exhibition and conference event. ITTF receives full support from Department of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Indonesia and work together with 4 largest tourism industry associations i.e.: Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Organization (PHRI), Association of Indonesia Tour and Travel Agent (ASITA), Indonesia Congress and Convention Association (INCCA), Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA) and many related organizations.
"Do not let foreigners in Bali make members of the local community feel uncomfortable in their own land,"
Bali Named World's No. 2 Region for Travelers by Lonely Planet
Bali has been named one of the best regions in the world to visit in a new Lonely Planet travel guide.
The famed Island of the Gods came in second behind Alsace in France, and ahead of Fernando de Noronha in Brazil. Lake Baikal in Russia was the other Asian region to make the top 10 list. MORE
Hopes for faster processing of Indonesian visa on arrival.
The newly reappointed Culture and Tourism Minister sets target at speeding up visa on arrival and provide more advertising for Indonesia tourism. MORE
Hotels gear up for tourist influx during festive season
Hotels around the most popular sites across Bali are preparing for an increasing influx of tourists planning to spend their Christmas and New Year's Eve holidays on the island. MORE
Human and divine
Reflections: Women dance the Pendet dance in the inner courtyard of Batukaru temple, greeting the gods who have just "come down" (tedun). They circle the courtyard three times in a slow, intoxicatingly rhythmic dance. Here, they are reflected in a puddle of water. Courtesy of Rio Helmi. MORE
Bali to host Indian festival
The Indian Cultural Center (ICC) Bali will organize an Indian art and cultural festival in a number of the island's regencies to promote inter-social and cultural dialogue between India and Bali. MORE
Bali Police to set up surveillance cameras
Bali Police is planning set up surveillance cameras in 75 areas considered "vulnerable" in the city of Denpasar and in Badung regency in an effort to curb crime. MORE
From Bali Update WebSite:
Bali: A Victim of its Own Success
Governor Pastika Reflects on Rising Crime Rates in Bali and His Efforts to Keep Bali Safe for Tourist Visitors. MORE
Bali's crime rate one of the lowest in the world:
Recently Bali law makers' chastised the current Bali governor Pastika by saying "that criminal activity on the island was out of control".
I agree with Governor Pastika's reply "any criminality in Bali is quickly internationally publicized". Bali's small amount of crimes is blown out of proportion by the press. They like to pick on Bali like they do public figures because we have been rated the "Best Island in the world" for seven out of the last eight years including this year. MORE
The Post Office foreign currency Long Haul Report shows the Far East flies high for UK holidaymakers
Far East offers unbeatable foreign exchange value for this year's winter sun escapes
London, UK (PRWeb UK/PRWEB ) October 31, 2009 -- The Far East offers the best value for this year's winter sun trips, according to the Post Office Long Haul Report, which looks at foreign currency exchange rates and typical holiday costs. UK holidaymakers' travel money will stretch further in Thailand, which tops the list, followed by Bali and Malaysia. MORE
BALI ECONOMIC NEWS
Bali governor "jealous" of M`sia`s ability in tourism
Sports Trumps Politics as Israeli Star Shahar Peer Arrives for Bali Tournament
Shahar Peer arrived in Bali for the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions without much controversy, and praised Indonesia for granting her an entry visa. MORE
Lisicki, Date join list of 12 for Bali event
Germany's Sabine Lisicki and Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan have been given wild cards for the last two berths at the inaugural Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali next week. MORE
Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
- Rabbi Julius Gordon
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
- Rita Mae Brown
"Bali is wonderfull places to visited,,, you never ever miss It.
"14 days, 5 books and many many Bintangs and cocktails later, I'm sad to say we're done here in Bali ... everything, everything ends".
"Watching an International House Hunters ep in Bali. Makes you wonder what you're doing in your life. Let's all move to Bali!"
"Watching hgtv (again). that's it, the kid and I are moving to bali."
"My last Bali nyt out was crazy! never been bolder on my entire lyf until that nyt! (whew!) ~"
"I miss Bali-Jogja moments. Can i have it again, or at least can i dream about it every night?"