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BALI UPDATE #980 - 15 JUNE 2015

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Free Roaming Dogs Subject to Elimination
Out of VAR Vaccine, Bali Steps Up the Elimination of Stray Dogs

In order to prevent growing contagion, the Bali Provincial Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health is launching drives to euthanize stray dogs in regencies and municipalities where positive cases of rabies have been detected.
 
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Chief veterinarian Dr. Nata Kesuma, said, “The target is to eliminate stray dogs in areas where rabies contagion is taking place and where large populations of stray dogs exist.”
 
Nata Kesuma said that regulations governing the keeping of dogs as pets in set down in Provincial Regulation no 15 of 2009, Paragraph 5, that people who have animals considered capable of spreading rabies must pay attention to the health and welfare of their pets and be in possession of an official registration (HPR) card.
 
Those keeping pets that are susceptible to rabies are required to have their animals vaccinated and have a vaccination card, regardless of whether the animal is confined to the house or the yard.
 
“We also ask the public to cage or tie their animals up to prevent them from running about on the road and other public places,” said Nata Kesuma.
 
Individuals or organizations not following these laws can be subject to fines of Rp. 50 million (US$3,760) and 6 months in jail.
 
The head of the Bali Provincial Health Service, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya, said his office supports efforts to eliminate wild dogs in Bali in order to reduce the number of dog bites and the continuing spread of rabies.
 
Meanwhile efforts continue to obtain an emergency supply of human anti-rabies vaccines (VAR) for the treatment of dog bite victims in Bali. The Island has been without VAR injections for several weeks resulting in many  bite victims going untreated.


The Heart that Matters
Governor Pastika Back in Singapore for Routine Health Monitoring

Beritadewata.com reports that Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika again returned to Singapore to undergo a routine medical check up, just one month after visiting Singapore for the same reason.

The latest medical trip for the Governor was revealed by deputy-governor Ketut Sudikerta when he was called upon to read a prepared text form the Pastika on the realization of the provincial budget before the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Sudikerta told the meeting of legislators: “I am sorry, but the Governor is unable to attend (today) because he is in Singapore undergoing a routine medical check.”

The check up was long scheduled for the Governor and was done with the advance permission of the Minister of Home Affairs.

The Governor has undergone a series of regular check ups in Singapore after undergoing heart surgery there in 2014. While the operation in Singapore was a success, doctors there have reportedly told the Governor that his heart can only be expected to function well for the next 20 years.

Governor Pastika is 63 years of age.

The Governor was back in Bali to attend the opening the 37th Bali Arts Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015.


Cheaper by the Dozen
Noor Ellis Given 12-Year Sentence in Murder of Her Businessman Husband Bob Ellis

Jlaikah Noor Aini, also known as Noor Ellis, has been sentenced to 12 years prison in the death of her 60-year-old expatriate husband Robert Ellis.

The case has received wide publicity locally and internationally following the October 2014 murder at Emerald Villas in Sanur that saw Noor Ellis hired five accomplices to help her kill her Australian husband and dump him in a ditch on the outskirts of Denpasar.

The sentence was less than the 15-year sentence sought by prosecutors, with the presiding judge citing the woman’s contrition and a promise to not commit similar acts in the future.

The couple’s two sons, now students in Australia, are now openly estranged from their Mother, refusing to speak or meet with the woman who orchestrated the death of their Father.

Noor Ellis’ Balinese lawyer feels the sentence given to by the court is excessive and promised to appeal. However, appealing the criminal conviction carries certain risk for Noor Ellis who could see her sentence increased and even changed to the maximum penalty of execution for premeditated murder.

Separately, Metrobali.com reports that two of the five accomplices who plotted with Noor Ellis in the murder have been sentenced in Denpasar on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Malina Bella (24) and Yuliana (22) who worked as housemaids for the Ellis household were given 7-year prison sentences, less than the 10 years sought by prosecutor.

Another accomplice, Adreanus Ngongo (23), was sentenced to 12 years in prison, three years less than the 15 years sought by prosecutors.


The French Connection
Festival Gastronomique with Four Chefs June 19 – 21, 2015

Bali’s very own celebrity Masterchef Chris Salans will launch a four-day-long “The French Connection – Festival Gatronomique” – presenting cooking master classes, workshops, dinners and other food-centered events.

This first-of-its-kind event in Indonesia will bring together celebrity chefs from around the world to celebrate the best of French gourmet food in Bali and showcase current international trends in cuisine to Indonesia. 

The four chefs joining forces force have strong French connections are:

Chris Salans

balidiscovery.com news, bali news, bali update, bali informationsThe U.S.-born son of a French mother and an American father, Chris was whisked away to France at age two when ready for sold foods. His culinary weaning and formal culinary training was quintessentially French. A legend in gastronomique circles in Bali, Chris is the founder of the Mozaic Brands and a soon-to-be-opened “Spices” eatery in Ubud.


Jacques Pourcel

balidiscovery.com news, bali news, bali update, bali informationsJacques Pourcel’s Montpellier Le Jardin des Sens opened in 1988 and quickly became one of the top gastronomic venues of South of France, with the Michelin Stars and awards to follow. In 1998, the third Michelin Star was awarded recognizing Pourcel’s creative style of fine food that is known for  textural plays and its contrasts of hot and cold, smooth and crunchy and the sweet and savory. Jacques Pourcel has opened restaurants in Shanghai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Geneva, Marrakesh and Paris. With twin brother Laurent, Jacques Pourcel is a French Culinary ambassador and an author of several books.

Alain Caron


balidiscovery.com news, bali news, bali update, bali informationsBased in the Netherlands, French-born Alain Caron has worked with super-chefs that include Boyer, Bardet, Roux, Guérard, TroisGros. Alain Caron has appeared as a star chef in many international world culinary events and television programs. Although he does not own a restaurant, his appearances, caterings and many special private dinner and culinary activities have made him one of the world’s most famous chef and recognized culinary phenomenon.  His latest cookbook The French Country of Alain was published in 2012.

Gilles Marx

balidiscovery.com news, bali news, bali update, bali informationsJakarta-based Gilles Marx’s international experiences include time spent at Michelin-starred restaurants in Alsace, Lyon, Burgundy and Paris, as well as period cooking in Australia and Southeast Asia. After three decades, Masterchef Chef Gilles Marx is still striving for the highest standards of culinary excellence. The man behind the range of AMUZ in Jakarta, his Jakarta restaurant has earned numerous acknowledgments and accolades. He continues to oversee AMUZ as well as APREZ - a catering company, Auroz Bistro Grill and Artoz Bar & Lounge.

The four-chef and four-day long “The French Connection - Festival Gastronomique” will be hosted by Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique in Ubud and Mozaic Beachclub in Seminyak. 


June 19th  - A Four- Hands Intimate Dinner,

 
Hosted in the state of the art Miele Workshop in Mozaic Restaurant in Ubud, the dinner presents a unique opportunity to taste an amazing array of culinary delicacies, while also giving participants the opportunity of witnessing live the preparation of each dish in the open Miele kitchen. Foodies will be able to pick up tips from top chefs to bring back home. Dinner for a limited number of participants  will be paired with fine French wines. Price per person for dinner and wine pairings: Rp. 2.000.000 ++  (US$182).
 
June 20th – Cook Like a Master


Hosted in the Kitchen of Mozaic Beachclub in Batubelig, Cook Like a Master is a cooking class for amateur chefs and food lovers with celebrity Chef Alain Caron.

Rp. 950.000 ++  (US$87)  for cooking class and lunch with the chef Alain Caron. Early booking essential due to limited space.

June 20th - A Four Chefs Collaborative Dinner Party

Presented at the Mozaic Brasserie of the Mozaic Beachclub, four French chefs - Jacques Pourcel, Alain Caron, Gilles Marx and Chris Salans will celebrate their shared passion for cooking from a single venue.

Commencing at 6:00 p.m. with sunset canapés and drinks, the dinner in the Mozaic Brasserie will follow. After dinner, Jim Larkin the Saucy Soul Band entertain followed by DJ Ari will entertain till late night. Price per person including sunset drinks, dinner and after dinner drinks Rp. 1.300.000 ++ (US$98).
 
June 21st – LIQUID Pool Party


From 2:00 pm onwards at Mozaic Beachclub gourmet cocktails and tapas from the four guest chefs will feature as well as a fully featured bikini pool party with international DJs to close the festival in style.

First Drink Cover Rp. 150.000 (UDS$11).
 
Complete Details on “The French Connection



Aru’s in Charge
Malaysian Aru Santhiran Named Corporate General Manager of Rama Hotels and Resorts

Rama Hotels & Resorts have announced the appointment of Aru Santhiran as corporate general manager where he will assume responsibility for the group’s seven properties, including the flagship Ramayana Resort & Spa.

Malaysian-born Aru has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, many spent in Bali. As a result,  he proclaims to be passionate about the island, its unique culture, and efforts to achieve economic and environmental sustainability.

Aru’s first stint in Bali was as director of sales & marketing for Shangri La’s Bali Dynasty Resort. During the mid 1990’s, he was part of a highly successful campaign that branded the area of Tuban as a “family friendly destination.”

From 2000 to 2011 Aru was the general manager of the Alam KulKul Boutique Resort where he restructured the entire property and instigated a series of extensive renovation projects. He was also instrumental in establishing a pioneering environmental program that earned the resort numerous accolades including the prestigious PATA Grand Award 2010.

Aru then moved to a senior position with Sentosa Group, managing specific elements of the Sea Sentosa Project in Canggu. He later joined Meritus Pecatu where he was responsible for assembling a hospitality team and overseeing all pre-opening details. During this process the property changed brands and eventually launched in 2014 as Lexington Klapa Resort. 

Aru’s career has now come full circle as he returns to his roots the heart of Kuta. Part of his new role with Rama Hotels & Resorts will be reshaping the brand so that it remains relevant in today’s evolving marketplace. He also aims to revitalize each property under the corporate banner and reignite the essence of Balinese hospitality.  

He is eager to set up a CSR program under the owning company Ramayana & Co which has a diversified business interest on the Island to have a positive impact on Bali’s local community. Aru also plans to draw the strength of Rama Hotels & Resorts to contribute positively to South Kuta Bali Business Association to further enhance cooperation for the mutual benefit of its members.

He can be contacted through [email]


The Price is in Rupiah
Effective July 1, 2015 Most Transactions in Indonesia Must be in Rupiahs

The Jakarta Globe reports that effective July 1, 2015, hotel rooms, airline tickets, property leases and most salaries must be paid in rupiahs.

The policy being implemented and enforced by Bank Indonesia is intended to halt the slide in the value of the Indonesian Rupiah.

By requiring transaction to be undertaken in Rupiahs the Bank want to decrease the demand for foreign currency and shore up the sagging Indonesian rupiah.

Lambok Siahaan, special staff to the Bank Indonesia board of governors, said: “This is about our sovereignty. Excessive forex demand has an effect on our exchange rate and inflation.”

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 the rupiah hit 13,384 against the greenback - the lowest level since August 1998, in keeping with the its reputation as Asia’s worst-performing currency,

Expat workers hired overseas can continue to be paid in U.S. Dollars.

Key infrastructure projects – such as roads and power plants – can also still have their investment and construction contracts denominated in dollars.

Many companies say they will continue to negotiate and publish prices in dollars and accept payment in local currencies. In fact, all credit card processed in Indonesia are now transacted in rupiahs

The Jakarta Globe said that the new regulations will allows hotels and restaurants to post quotations in dollars for online promotions to attract tourists but settle all purchases in rupiah.


The Rainbow Connection in Bali
Bali Rainbow Community hosts Gala Charity Event – 'A Royal Variety Performance’ – Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Trans Resort Bali

The Bali Rainbow Community (BRC) is hosting a gala fund raising event on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at The Trans Resort Bali. The evening, that gets underway at 7:00 pm, is in support of BRC’s  programs to stimulate HIV & AIDS awareness, and extend education and financial support for HIV positive patients in need within the local community.

Dubbed “A Royal Variety Performance” the evening will see the triumphal return of a star of the Broadway musical stage Michael Cormick, plus comedic talents Julie Rielly and Helen O’Connor. Also on tap will be riveting performances by Bali’s leading female impersonators. 

A silent auction to raise much needed funds will also form  part of the evening.

Tickets are now on sale for the event  limited to 250 guests.  Ticket prices are Rp1.250.000 (US$94) and Rp1.750.000 (US$131) for VIP Premier seating. Tickets price includes a welcome cocktail reception, 4-course dinner, wines, beer and soft drinks.

About the Bali Rainbow Community

For more than 6 years the Bali Rainbow Community has held fund raising charity events on World AIDS Day that falls on December 1st, Working together with Yayasan Kerti Praja, Gaya Dewata, Bali Medika and Spirtia Paracamit – BRC provides direct funding to more than 95 clients via a “test and treat” program within  the LGBT community .

HIV & AIDS Awareness and Education Campaigns

Bali Rainbow Community has also initiated the formation of BUAHA , (Bali United Against HIV AIDS) aimed at increasing community wide education on HIV/AIDS in Bali. A Kuta beach parade held on World AIDS Day and the appeartances of the iconic “Condom Man” to local night spots distributing condoms, lubricants and flyers urging people to “get tested” form part of BUAHA’s community outreach.

On March 10, 2015 BUAHA hosted  “Ayo, Kita Bicara Tentang HIV!” (Let’s Talk About HIV!) to educate and assist people with HIV within the LGBT community.

On June 16, 2015, Bali Rainbow Community in cooperation with the National AIDS Commission (KPAK) is organizing an AIDS Journalist award  competition, to encourage credible coverage of HIV/AIDS awareness in Bali.

For more information and to order tickets to “A Royal Variety Performance" on July 1, 2015 visit The Bali Rainbow Community Website  or email BCR

Bali Rainbow Community
is committed to optimize fund raising activities to support and finance testing, good treatment and opportunities for LGBT community members living with HIV for better health access.


Wellness in Bali
Como Shambhala’s Wellness Spa Cited as Among the World’s Best Spas by CNN

Krisanne Fordham writing for CNN has included the Wellness Spa at Como Shambhala Estate on the outskirts of Ubud, in Bali one of the ten best hotel spas in the world.

Arguably Bali's most luxurious boutique property, the Como Shambhala gives the impression of being perched in the jungle canopy overlooking the Ayung River. The Wellness Spa at the Como Shambhala Retreat are overseen by an Ayurvedic physician and provide a comprehensive to holistic well-being.

Treatments include an initial medical consultation that assists in assessing individual needs and determining therapies.

Among the treatment provided are traditional Balinese healing, hydrotherapy and an extensive range of massage therapies.

Spa programs of five day or more are available – often booked by visiting celebrities who come to Bali to rejuvenate.

CNN Article on the Top Ten Spas
 
Book a Stay at the Como Shambhala Retreat


It’s a Dune Deal
Indonesia Seeks to Grow the Lucrative Middle Eastern Market

The State News Agency Antara reports that Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya is targeting the fast-growing Middle East market.

With the introduction of new and increased flight frequencies from the Gulf region to Bali, Middle Eastern traffic to Bali and the rest of Indonesia is slated to grow dramatically before the end of 2015.

Nationally, travel from the Middle East to Indonesia increased by 26% in 2014. That growth figure should be even larger for the remainder of 2015.

Traveling in groups or family units, the Middle East travelers are seen as “quality tourists” because of their extended lengths of stay and high daily spends estimated at US$1,700 per person per day.

Minister Yahya has promoted Indonesia at the Arabian Travel Mart held in Dubai in early June 2015.


The Dark Ages
Bali Suffers a Major Power Outage on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Bali experienced a brief total power loss when two submarine cables carrying electricity from Java to Bali went dead.

As reported by Metrobali.com, the cables loss power due to a network failure in the power grid connecting Bali to the Paiton, East Java power plant.

Wayan Redika, a spokesman for the State Power Board (PLN) in Bali, said: “The (failure) was due to two cables running under the sea losing power. That was because the power station at Paiton suffered a service disruption."

The resulting blackout in Bali lasted form about 8:30 am until 9:46 am local time and left an estimated 60% of Bali in the dark. The worst affected area for the blackout was in the densely populated southern parts of the island.


Caught in the Act
Kuta, Bali police Nab Five Thieves Specializing in Preying on Bank Customers

Sindonews.com reports that Police in the Kuta district of Bali arrested five men who specialized in robbing bank customers.

Identified only by their initials - HR (23) ; MSR (46); YY (19); EF Als TT (60) and MS (54) were arrested by police in connection with the theft of Rp. 90 million (US$8,800) in the area of Pasar Senggol in Legian that occurred at around noon on Monday, June 8, 2015.

A police spokesman said that an officer patrolling the area heard a loud noise coming from the area of the local market. Upon further investigation, the officer discovered a man preying open a motorcycle seat that concealed the money. Discovered in the act of stealing form the motorcycle, police and local citizen gave chase.

Intercepted by another group of patrolling police, the thief was arrested a short time later carrying a bag containing Rp. 90 million.

During their subsequent interrogation the thief revealed the name of four associates cooperating in thefts aimed at bank customers. Armed with the names of the group, Kuta police managed to take the remaining four men into custody within 24 hours.
 
Police say each member of the group had an assigned duty in executing a specific robbery, including identifying and trailing potential victims, carrying out the actual robbery and acting as lookouts.
 
The group told police they had been active in conducting robberies in Bali over the past month. According to police, the group was holding airline tickets and preparing to fly back home when arrested,
 
In addition to arresting the five men, police confiscated two motorcycles, three plane tickets and Rp. 1 million in cash.
 
Police continue to investigate, endeavoring to determine linkages to other robberies in Bali over the past month.


Retrieving the Spat Dummy
Australian Ambassador Paul Grigson Returns to Indonesia After One Month Absence to Protest Bali Nine Executions

After departing Jakarta one month ago in protest over the execution of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, Australia Ambassador Paul Grigson returned to Indonesia on Monday, June 8, 2015.

The return of Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia was announced by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and is depicted as a gesture to improve relations between Canberra and Jakarta negatively impacted by the executions and escalating disputes over refugee boat people.

Grigson was the first Australian Ambassador to be formally recalled from Indonesia and took place after the Abbott government lambasted Indonesia's leadership for refusing to cancel the executions. Abbott also cancelled ministerial-level contact between the two countries.

It is not clear when Australia will deign to once again resume high-level contact with Indonesian officials.

Rather than risk a diplomatic embarrassment, Indonesia will only send the Indonesian Ambassador to Canberra, Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, to an upcoming conference on counter-terrorism in Australia.

Also on hold until Canberra’s high dudgeon with Jakarta has run its course are plans to set up a maritime safety security center and renegotiate much-needed new treaties on military and civilian ties.


Keeping MERS at Bay
Bali Airport Installs Thermal Scanner to Detect Passengers Possibly Carrying the MERS Virus

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has installed automatic body temperature monitors in an effort to identify arriving air passengers who may be suffering from the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome virus (MERS) that has been linked to 14 deaths in South Korean.
 
PT Angkasa Pura I – the managers of Bali’s Airport – said the thermal scanner was put in place on June 4, 2015 and would remain in operation until the recent upturn in cases of MERS internationally subsides.
 
Bali has been deemed as an area at risk for the entrance of the MERS virus to Indonesia because of the large number of tourists coming to the Island from South Korean.
 
In recent weeks an estimated 140 people have contracted the disease in South Korea with a  current fatality rate standing at nearly 10%.
 
In Bali quarantine officers will take aside passengers determined by the thermal scanner to be suffering from an elevated body temperature for further examination. Arriving tourists determined to be at actual risk of MERS will be taken to Denpasar’s Sanglah Hospital Isolation Ward.


Jackson to Jack up Sales in Nusa Dua Bali
Julie Jackson Heads Sales and Marketing at St. Regis Bali and The Laguna - a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

The St. Regis Bali Resort and The Laguna - a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa have appointed Julie Jackson as director of sales and marketing, effective May 18th, 2015.

In her new role, Julie is responsible for the development and implementation of the sales and marketing strategies for both Nusa Dua properties, reporting to managing director Helmut Pluecker.

Julie brings more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing acquired across the globe into both properties. She has spent 8 years at various Starwood Hotel & Resort properties worldwide. She also has held diverse positions with some of the world’s most prestigious hotel groups, including Shangri La Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Groups and Langham Hotels and Resorts.
 
Prior to joining The St. Regis Bali and The Laguna Bali, Julie most recently served as hotel manager at The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, China.


Who’s in Charge at the Port of Benoa?
Port of Bali Authority Accused of Being High-Handed and Uncoordinated Development of Port Facilities

Commission III of the Bali House of Representative (DPRD-Bali) summoned the port authority for Benoa – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo) to question them over the State-Owned company’s failure to coordinate development at the port with the provincial government.
 
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Kadek Diana, a member of Commission III, at a meeting the Pelindo said: “Pelindo Benoa is operating in our province. Therefore Pelindo must coordinate their activities with the Provincial Government.”
 
Continuing, Diana said: “They cannot simply ignore us in their activities at the port. This is against the rules.” He said Pelindo behavior at the port was imperialistic and without legal basis.
 
The legislator said recent actions by Pelindo at the port of Benoa were also outside the agreed development plan agreed with the government.
 
Diana said that Pelindo and Benoa’s Port Master, in a misinterpretation of 2008 letters issued by the Transportation Minister and Internal Affairs Minister, were operating the Port of Benoa like a private kingdom.
 
According to the lawmaker, who is also involve in zoning issues at the House of Representative, all development at the Port must be closely coordinated with local authorities.
 
Citing specific complaints, Diana accused Pelindo of acting unilaterally and without proper legal authority in granting permission to establish a helipad, the Akame Restaurant and a massive dredging operation at the Port.
 
In their defense, Pelindo says their activities were conducted with the permission of the Benoa Port Master.


Hello! Holland!
Garuda Increasing Flights Jakarta to Amsterdam

Effective July 22, 2015, Garuda Indonesia will increase its flight schedule between Jakarta and Amsterdam from five to six times a week.

As reported by the State News Agency Antara, the additional flight has been launched to meet growing demand from the Dutch and European markets.

Three of the weekly flights will travel Jakarta – Amsterdam – London, while the remaining three flights will travel Jakarta – Singapore – Amsterdam.

The intermediate stop in Singapore is intended to allow the Indonesian national carrier tap into the Singapore to Europe market.

Garuda and a number of national airlines with a flying time of approximately 1.5 hours connect Jakarta to Bali.


Hard Headed Resistance to the Law
Hindu Leaders Complain to Legislature About Police Plans to Make Helmets Mandatory for all Motorcyclists

A number of leaders from the Hindu Calrawayu Bali organization visited the Bali House of Representatives on Monday, June 8, 2015 to challenge instructions issued by Bali’s Chief of Police deemed offensive to the Balinese Hindu community.

As reported by Beritabali.com, a recent decision by Bali’s Chief of Police General Ronny F. Sompie announced his desire to enforce existing rules requiring motorcyclists requiring the wearing of safety helmets. Over the past 10 years in Bali, enforcement of this rule has been relaxed, particularly as it applies to Hindus attired in traditional clothes.

As one of his first major policy decision after being appointed as Bali’s top policemen, General Sompie announced the change in policy, indicating that enforcement would begin in the Gianyar regency surrounding Ubud and gradually be expanded over time to the rest of the Island.

General Sompie proclaimed that eventually he aimed that the requirement to wear a helmet would be uniformly enforced without exception in all parts of Bali.

The chairman of Cakrawayu Bali, Putu Dana, told provincial lawmakers that the General’s plans were an affront to the religious practices of Balinese Hindus wearing ceremonial dress while traveling to and from rituals.  On this basis, Cakrawayu Bali is seeking to have Balinese Hindus exempted form the planned enforcement of the helmet rule.

Dana said: “There is a Hindu holy day being celebrated almost every day in some part of Bali. This is a new regulation. We do not want a situation that runs smoothly to be upset, causing unrest along the way. 90% of our activities are carried out in traditional dress.”   
                                                                                        
Dana added that if the main reason for the helmet enforcement policy is one of public safety, he said that people on their way to pray at a temple would never be driving their motorcycles in a fast and unsafe manner.
 
The chairman of Commission I of the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali), Ketut Tama Tenaya, endorsed Dana’s comments. He asked how women with their hair prepared in a traditional “sanggul” could be expected to wear a helmet? Moreover, he said there were no facilities for the safe storage of helmets at places of prayer.  
 
Tenaya said he understood the police’s desire to enhance safety, but said there was a “local genius” in Bali that has to be respected.
 
Tenaya said the DPRD-Bali planned to call Bali’s new chief of police to discuss his desire to enforce helmet laws to ask him to demonstrate that significant accidents can be attributed to a failure to wear helmets.


With Immediate Effect
Government Introduces New List of 45 Countries Eligible for Visa-Free Entry to Indonesia at Selected Ports and Airports

After several mis-starts and premature announcement by the Minister of Tourism in April, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo signed on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 a presidential regulation expanding visa free status to an expanded list of nations.

A formal announcement on the State Secretariat Website on Saturday, June 13, 2015 advised that Presidential Decree Number 69 of 2015 on Free Visitor Visa was being extended to the citizens of selected countries and was available at a limited number of international gateways in Indonesia.

In selecting the eligible countries one of the major determining factors, according to the government, was reciprocity of treatment in the immigration policies of other nations.

The citizens of the eligible countries can obtain a free-of-charge visa-on-arrival valid for a 30 day stay in Indonesia and, according to the State Secretariat, cannot be extended or converted into another type of immigration permit.
 
Those eligible for the free visa facility are allowed during the 30 days of their stay to perform government service for their home country, participate in educational activities, social cultural affairs, tourism, business, family visits, journalistic duties or participate in a transit stay on route to a third country.

The new presidential decision takes immediate effect and supersedes Presidential Decision Number 18 of 2003 and Presidential Decision Number 43 of 2011.
 
45 Countries
 
An attachment to the Presidential Decree lists 30 countries eligible to enter Indonesia without a visa for 30 days are:
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Russia
  • South Korean
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Mexico
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Qatar
  • U.A.E.
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • South Africa 
Selected Indonesian Gateways
 
Visa free facilities to the above named countries can only be granted by immigration offices in the following locations:
  • Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta   
  • Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Bali
  • Kualu Namu Airport in Medan, North Sumatra
  • Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java
  • Hang Nadim Airport in Batam
  • Port of Sri Bintan in Bintan
  • Port of Sekupang in Batam
  • Port of Batam Center in Batam
  • Port of Tanjung Uban in Riau

Based on the announcement from the State Secretariat Website – international cruise passenger arriving at the Balinese ports of Benoa, Celukan Bawang, Padang Bai or Tanah Ampo will not be extended the new free visa facility.
 
The 30 countries listed above are added to the existing free visitor visa pass granted to the following 13 countries:
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore 
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Philippines
  • Chile
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Ecuador
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
Two additional special administrative territories are also eligable for free visitor visas of 30 days:
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
Australian tourists will still be able to purchase a 30-day visa on arrival in Indonesia for US$35.


Bali Beach Run
Bali Beach Run Set for Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Bali Beach Run is Bali’s first running event organized wholly on the beachfront and conceived to offer fun and recreation to participants of all ages.

Organized by PT Trijaya  Dewata, the first Bali Beach Run was staged in November of 2013 attracting more than 1,500 athletes from around the world. This year’s event, scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2015, is expected to drawn more than 1,800 participants to run the length of Kuta-Legian-Seminyak.

Sponsored by AirAsia Indonesia, the Bali Beach Run will have competition categories for the 10-kilometer open run, 5-kilometer open run and 2.5- kilometer fun run.

Hendra Lapusa, director of PT Trijaya Dewata, said: “We have introduced the 2.5-kilomter fun run this year in order to accommodate participants who want to soak in the atmosphere of the Bali Beach Run, but in a less competitive setting. This is a perfect fit for families with parents able to register their children in this category and then join their kids on the short distance run. This year there will be entertainment throughout the day with live bands, a food bazaar and marching bands."
 
Speaking on behalf of the Bali Fun Run's main sponsor, AirAsia Indonesia, commercial director Andy Adrian Febryanti, said: “Running has become a popular form of sporting activity. As we know, there are numerous sporting activities including triathlon, marathon and others run over various distances that are attracting public interest, especially among those who love to run. This event presents a different sort of running experience of running along a sandy beach and can be followed by people from every walk of life."
 
Registration begins from Rp. 150,000 (US$11.25) for the 2.5-kilometer event; Rp. 200,000 (US$15) for the 5-kilometer event; and Rp. 250,000 (US$19) for the 10-kilometer distance. Race registration includes an exclusive race pack including a bag, race jersey and participant number.

Race packs can be picked up at Beachwalk in Kuta September 3-5, 2015.
 
On-line registration is available via the Bali Beach Run Website
 


A Dime Bag will Get you 12 Months
American May Be Sentenced to 12 Month Prison for Possession 3 Grams of Marijuana

An American national, Scott Wikoff O’Dowd, caught in Bali with 3.1 grams of marijuana has heard Denpasar prosecutors call for a 12-month prison sentence.

As reported by Metrobali.com, prosecutors have called for a severe sentence to act as a deterrent to those undermining Indonesia’s efforts to curb the use of narcotics. Prosecutors also told the court that O’Dowd’s actions damaged the tourism reputation of the Island of Bali.

The American was arrested by police on February 15m 2015 in a room at the Hotel Koi on Jalan Mahendradata in Denpasar.

The small quantity of marijuana were found hidden in the man’s suitcase.

O’Dowd told police he brought the drugs from a man named I Wayan Janu for Rp. 600,000.

Police continue to search for Wayan Janu.

The trail continues with a verdict and sentencing to take place in the coming weeks.


Much Maligned; Much Awarded
Bali’s Airport Ranked World’s Third Best Airport within its Size Category

The State News Agency Antara and Beritabali.com report that Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has been ranked #3 within its category in an Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ) conducted by Airport Council International (ACI).

The ranking covering Q1 of 2015 saw Bali’s air gateway ranked 3rd worldwide among airports serving between 15 and 25 million passengers annually.

The same survey covering Q4 of 2014 saw Ngurah Rai ranked as #7 within the same category of airports.

The category for between 15 and 25 million tourists per year reviews a total of 30 airports internationally.

In winning #3 Bali managed to rank higher than Kansai Airport in Japan, Auckland Airport in New Zealand, San Diego (USA), Helsinki-Vantaa in Finland and Brisbane Airport in Australia.

Winning the #1 and #2 slots ahead of Bali’s airport were, respectively, Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea and Wuhan Tianhe in China.
 
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When Your Shop Gets Blocked
Shop and Restaurant Owners at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park Complain Access to their Shops Blocked by GWK Management

A conflict continues to intensify between PT Alam Sutera Realty who manage the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument Park (GWK) and the hundreds of small shops and restaurant owners working from the Park organized under the Association of Plaza Amata Shop Owners (PTPA).
 
As reported by Beritabali.com, Bali’s deputy governor Ketut Sudikerta has promised to intervene and mediate the case, saying a prolonged conflict will threaten Bali’s image as a leading tourism destination.
 
At the seat of the conflict between the shop owners and the management of GWK is the decision to deny access by the small business owners to their shops.
 
Sudikerta has ordered the head of the Bali Tourism Service to explore the facts surrounding the current confrontation with an eye to finding a solution acceptable to all parties.


Lock Up and Throw Away the Kiwi?
Bali Prosecutors Wants to Send Love-Lorn Drug-Toting Kiwi to Prison for 18 Years

Bali Prosecutors have asked the Denpasar Court to impose a sentence of 18 years in prison and a fine of Rp. 4 billion (US$300,000) on 52-year-old New Zealander Antony Glen de Malmanche who was caught with 1.6 kilograms of methamphetamines in his hand luggage when he flew from Hong Kong to Bali on December 1, 2014.
 
Malmanche has been widely portrayed in the international media as a clueless victim of an on line romance with a woman who lured him to Hong Kong and sent him on another trip to Bali with a backpack loaded with drugs that he claims he did not know contained narcotics.

The next phase of the man’s trial will see him present a defense against the charges laid against him.


Australia Swimming Fatality
47-Year-Old Australian Drowns Near Padang Bai, East Bali

The body of a 47-year-old Australian tourist Martin Cameron Snodgrass was discovered floating near Padang Bai, Karangasem, East Bali on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Snodgrass, who worked in West Australia, has been missing since Thursday, June 11, 2015 when he left his accommodation address in East Bali to join a snorkeling trip.

According to Kompas.com, the man’s body was found floating in the ocean still wearing snorkeling gear.

When Snodgrass’ body was examined at Bali’s Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar there were no signs of violence found by forensic examiners. Doctors determined based on the body’s state of decomposition that the Australian had died on Thursday, most probably due to drowning.


Celebrating Bali Arts
Tourism Minister Opens 37th Bali Arts Festival

Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, officiated at the opening of 37th annual Bali Arts Festival by striking a traditional wooden “okokan” on the open stage of the Ardha Candra Stage at the Bali Arts Center on Saturday evening, June 13, 2015.

Because schedule conflicts prevented the attendance of President Joko Widodo, Yahya presided at the opening parade for the Festival held earlier in the afternoon.

Speaking at the opening and quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Yahya said: “I extend the highest praise and deep thanks to the government of the Province of Bali and the people of the Bali who have been able to host the Arts Festival without interruption for 37 years.”

When the Minister of Tourism struck the wooden “Okokan” from Tabanan, West Bali to open the festival accompanied by the Minister of Education and Culture Anies Baswedan, Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika and the chairman of the Bali House of Representative (DPR-Bali) Nyoman Adi Wiryatama.
 
Yahya acknowledged Bali’s substantial contribution to national tourism. In 2014, he said, more than 3.7 million foreign tourists and 6.9 million domestic tourists visited Bali producing foreign exchange of around Rp. 40 trillion.
 
The 37th Bali Arts Festival presents a program of cultural and arts performance running for an entire month from June 13th until July 11, 2015 and includes presentations from Balinese, National and international artists.
 
National performing groups from outside Bali include Banten, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, East Kalimantan, Gorontalo, West Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara, Batam, West Lampung, Blitar and Bima (Sumbawa).

Foreign performing groups from India, the USA, Japan, Australia and Timor Leste will also participate in the Bali Arts Festival.


A Much Needed Slap on the Wrist
Bali Update Editor Shares How a Simple Wrist Band is Transforming his Life

Recently, I was taken by the hand on what may prove to be a life changing experience.

t transformational experiences, this one happened largely by chance. During a visit to the PrimatFit Showroom on Jalan Sunset in Bali to discuss preparations for the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2015, I asked only in passing about what looked to be a nondescript wristband on a display shelf and seemingly worn by everyone who worked at the PrimaFit shop that displays a mind-boggling array of exercise equipment amd accessories.

And so began a personal  journey with the Polar Loop® activity tracker that promises a fundamental change in my approach to daily life.

To call the rubberized wristband a pedometer, while technically correct, fails to describe what this health accessory can actually do. Its centerpiece is a LED screen that presents readout visible even in bright sunlight. And its advance computer chip technology counts my steps, measures distance and even counts calories burned over the course of a day. Capable of measuring daily exercise on a myriad of levels, it is waterproof and can be even worn in the pool where it keeps track of my progress stroke by stroke.

Determined to make the most of this unique device, I decided to also purchased an optional heart rate monitor made by Polar Loop®  that clocks my heart’s behavior during periods of exercise and stores it securely on-line so I can monitor and compare cardiac response to exercise over a week, month or year. Polar Loop® is a world leader in cariac monitoring and creates EKG-like charts on my mobile phone after each exercise session that my personal physician even finds interesting.

Oh, and did I forget to mention, the Polar Loop® also tells time?

Sitting is the New Smoking

“Sitting is the New Smoking” was the part of the Polar Loop® sales presentation that really caught my attention and prompted me to purchase and start wearing my activity-monitoring wristband. The new health mantra proclaims that sitting is bad for your health and even the healthy and active can suffer poor blood circulation and reduced metabolic rates from sitting for too long. Because of this, my Polar Loop® flashes a discreet light signal and sends a short message to my mobile phone reminding that its "time to move" whenever I sit for more than 55 minutes.

When I bought my Polar Loop® the good folks at PrimaFit helped me to fit my wristband and link me in to the highly sophisticated applications available to its worldwide community of on-line users. (HINT: If you're considering a purchase, bring your laptop to PrimaFit.) Highly individualized, I programmed in my email and my password together with my age, height, age, gender and generalized level of physical intensity that now tracks my calorie burn and daily activity diary.
 
My Polar Loop® has sufficient memory to store my activity for up to 12 days before having to synchronize with my mobile phone, mobile device or lap top. Synching is done with a USB cable that also charges the device or can be done by Bluetooth in a matter of seconds.

I've discovered that using the heart monitor Bluetooth link does accelerate drains on the power reserve, making a daily recharge necessary. Otherwise the charge seems good for 4-5 days.

oop® does with my data is mesmerizingly detailed. I get historical  reports on my long-term activities presented via a number of graphs. My weight history, Body Mass Index, exercise profile and helpful activity hints are literally “on tap” 24/7. I can also edit exercise diaries to show the type of exercise undertaken that day, enter in personal training notes and even track my mood. And, for reasons not yet completely clear to me, it seems that the more I exercise the more my daily mood improves. Talk about life transforming.

At the end of each day I am presented with a circular 24-hour clock icon showing how many minutes were spent in restful sleep, sitting, standing, walking and running/excercising. At any point in the day, a simple click on the wrist monitor  and I get the number of minutes still reqired to walk, stand, or exercise in order to meet my fitness goal.

I’d love to tell you more about how Polar Loop® technology is changing this couch potato's life, but my 55 minutes are up and I just got a reminder that its time for me to get up and start moving again.
 
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Less is More
Bali and Beyond Travel Fair 2015 Closes with Fewer Buyers But Higher Sales

Organizers of the 2015 Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) held in Nusa Dua June 10-13, 2015 are claiming Rp. 9.4 trillion (US$706 million) in contracted transactions, an increase from the Rp. 6 trillion booked at last year’s BBTF.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the chairman of the organizing committee for BBTF, Ketut Ardana, said, “Even though the participation of buyers declined this year, but they were of a higher quality bringing transactions worth Rp. 9.4 trillion.”
 
Ardana said that 171 buyers registered for BBTF 2015 were 30% less than the 245 buyers hosted the previous year. He added  that the selection of buyers was more selective this year with qualified travel buyers from 28 countries traveling to Bali to attend the event.
 
A total of 176 sellers from hotels, attractions and tour companies across Indonesia participated in BBTF 2015. Sellers erecting booths at the event included delegates from Bali, Toraja, Makassar, Flores, Lombok, Sumbawa, the Riau islands and Tanjung Putting.
 
Archie Foster, a director of Strategy Asia Exchange Travel in Australia said: “The show has made advances over last year, even though this is a new event. This is important not only for Bali but for all of Indonesia and I hope the government will lend more support to this event.” Foster also praised the inclusion of more regions of Indonesia in the BBTF 2015 thereby introducing more destinations across the archipelago to the world’s travelers.
 
While a promised visit to BBTF 2015 by the Indonesian President did not materialize, the deputy-governor of Bali, Ketut Sudikerta officially opened the event.
 
The three days of business-to-business meetings were supplemented with an open day for the public on the last day of BBTF 2015.
 
Because of complaints regarding no-show buyers at last year’s BBTF, buyers were compelled to pay a registration charge that was refunded at the end of the Fair.

The Deputy of Foreign Tourism Marketing Development from the Ministry of Tourism, Professor I Gde Pitana, said during the opening press conference: “The minister of culture and tourism (sic) now expects BBTF to be held annually and give overseas sellers an opportunity to also participate in the event.”
 
“Everything was well organized. It’s been a good experience for me as I have managed to talk with some hoteliers and gather more information about Bali. This kind of event is extremely helpful for us as travel agents to help us source relevant information about the destinations for potential clients. I have also gained valuable details about Lombok and my agency is really keen to explore the island and its attributes,” explains Grace Ballon from Ritz and Grace Travel in Manila.

“The business sessions have been great and most beneficial. I’d like to see the pre-schedule appointment system improved; as I think it would be much better for both sellers and buyers. In terms of what BBTF has delivered for me as a buyer, I’d say that it’s been a positive event. I’ve got some really good information on products outside Bali that I am going to be putting in for side trips. The market needs to be educated that there is a whole lot more outside of Bali,” said Ian Garritt, Director of Venture Holidays Australia.

I Ketut Ardana, Chairman of BBTF 2015 said that there has been a decrease in the numbers of participants compared to last year, “There was a 30% decrease in the numbers of participants compared to 2014. However, according to our records, transactions have closed at 9.478 trillion this year, a significant increase to last year’s 6.291 trillion.” Ardana believes that this proves the strategy for this year’s event has delivered better results for both buyers and sellers attending BBTF 2015.


 
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