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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bali Update 870



Om Swastiastu ...

A massive manhunt is underway for a man sought by police in connection with the robbery and rape of an Australian woman in Canggu. May Day demonstrations in support of higher wages for people working in the tourism sector were held last week in Bali. Prosecutors are laying charges in a US$2 million corruption case involving parking fees at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. And, anger is growing against the Bali Post Media Group for their extremely partisan coverage of the current race for governor.

The government is rethinking its original plan for a two-tiered price increase for gasoline, now believing a single flat rate for premium gas is more workable. Badung legislators have finally ratified rules on smoke-free zones in South Bali. And, Bali’s inoculation program to prevent rabies among the island’s canine population continues, despite problems in rounding up the animals to get their jabs.

The Denpasar municipality plans to increase the size of the current system of bike paths. The People’s Republic of China has announced its intention to open a Consulate General in Bali. The Tanah Ampo Cruise Terminal is back in the news with local lawmakers demanding both answers and actions from Karangasem’s Regent. And, Denpasar officials have visited Banjarmasin in Kalimantan to learn how that community has successfully reduced the number of street beggars and vagrants.

Due to strong demand, Bali Agung performances at the Taman Safari and Marine Park have now been expanded to six days a week. A show not to miss!

We’ve also got articles on recent management appointments at Bali hotels and a look at Garuda Indonesia’s losses over the past quarter, despite higher-than-ever numbers of passengers.

Read our latest installment of “Bali by the Numbers” for a six-year perspective of Bali arrivals during Q1.

Be sure to join the fight on cancer and join friends and community members on the “Hope for Life” walk and cycle event on Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Looking Ahead:
Om Swastiastu ... A massive manhunt is underway for a man sought by police in connection with the robbery and rape of an Australian woman in Canggu. May Day demonstrations in support of higher wages for people working in the tourism sector were held last week in Bali. Prosecutors are laying charges in a US$2 million corruption case involving parking fees at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. And, anger is growing against the Bali Post Media Group for their extremely partisan coverage of the current race for governor.

The government is rethinking its original plan for a two-tiered price increase for gasoline, now believing a single flat rate for premium gas is more workable. Badung legislators have finally ratified rules on smoke-free zones in South Bali. And, Bali’s inoculation program to prevent rabies among the island’s canine population continues, despite problems in rounding up the animals to get their jabs.

The Denpasar municipality plans to increase the size of the current system of bike paths. The People’s Republic of China has announced its intention to open a Consulate General in Bali. The Tanah Ampo Cruise Terminal is back in the news with local lawmakers demanding both answers and actions from Karangasem’s Regent. And, Denpasar officials have visited Banjarmasin in Kalimantan to learn how that community has successfully reduced the number of street beggars and vagrants.

Due to strong demand, Bali Agung performances at the Taman Safari and Marine Park have now been expanded to six days a week. A show not to miss!

We’ve also got articles on recent management appointments at Bali hotels and a look at Garuda Indonesia’s losses over the past quarter, despite higher-than-ever numbers of passengers.

Read our latest installment of “Bali by the Numbers” for a six-year perspective of Bali arrivals during Q1.

Be sure to join the fight on cancer and join friends and community members on the “Hope for Life” walk and cycle event on Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Looking Ahead:




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