January 19, 2005

Kuta Baywatch: “Reduce Water Activities” The Kuta Baywatch team has warned visitors to reduce their water activity, following the recent tsunami storm in Aceh. According to I Gusti Ngurah Tresna, head of the team, the weather at the Kuta Beach is not friendly, and strong wind has been appearing at the beach these past few […]

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January 05, 2005

Road to the President Kuswohadi, a 56-year-old Indonesian who once made news by traveling around Indonesia by foot in order to meet the then-President Abdurrahman Wahid in 1999, has again set on a similar crusade – only this time to meet President Yudhoyono. He plans to ride on a becak accompanied by 15 kg of […]

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December 24, 2003

High Winds in Baturiti Residents of Baturiti, Tabanan were shocked by the typhoon like winds on Monday morning (15/12)  that destroyed the roofs of residents’ houses.  Eight houses, 5 chicken coops and cow pens were destroyed. (BP Dec. 16)   Fossil Bones of Ancient Man Cremated The bones which allegedly belonged to an ancient man […]

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December 10, 2003

Balinese Language Programs Lacks Students The  study of Balinese language in private universities in Denpasar lacks students. Those who are interested in studying in this program are teachers: no graduates of senior high school apply for the programs. Two private universities that have Balinese programs  include IKIP PGRI Bali and FKIP University of Dwijendra. Ironically, […]

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November 26, 2003

Bali Prone to Disaster Increasing physical development has made Bali prone to landslides and floods. Also, in terms of geographical position, Bali is in an earthquake sensitive area. Program Manager Australian Red Cross Project I Gede Sudiartha made the comments in Assessment and Preparedness of Disaster Control training in Hotel Batukaru on Tuesday (18/11). “Bali […]

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November 12, 2003

Saraswati Celebration Thousands of Hindu worshipers celebrating Saraswati Day prayed at Puputan Badung Square and Jagadnatha Temple in Denpasar. They prayed to worship the manifestation of Ida sang Hyang Widhi symbolized by Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. The prayer was led by Ida Pedanda Pemaron from Griya Hyang Batu Pemaron. The people congregated at […]

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October 29, 2003

30,000 Packets of Blood   Head of the Blood Transfusion Unit of the Bali Red Cross, Prof. Dr. AA Gede Sudewa Djelantik said that each year Bali needs 30,000 packets of blood. The Bali Red Cross lacks rhesus negative blood that is common to foreigners while most Indonesians have rhesus positive. “We ask tourists to […]

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October 15,2003

Arrested for Using False Identity A Singaporean, Chua Eng Loo, was arrested at the Immigration Office in Denpasar, on Thursday (25/9) for using a false  identity when he applied for a visa. The Immigration office was suspicious because Loo’s answers during the interview were different from the information he had given upon getting his last […]

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October 1,2003

Expatriate Girls Killed Two young expatriate girls, Hayley Cameron and Olivia Ivanyi, were killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday September 11 shortly after midnight. The accident took place on Jalan Double Six while the girls were riding double, without helmets. Both died at the scene.   Thousands of Sponsored Children in Bali The main problem […]

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September 17, 2003

Visas….again a Question Again the government has changed it’s mind and delayed the start of the proposed Visa on Arrival. According to the latest version, it may start in December. In addition the government is studying whether to allow tourists of certain rich nations (USA, Japan etc.) to be given visa free entry while poorer […]

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