Bali sees gradual increase in domestic tourist arrivals following reopening
Domestic tourists are trickling back to Bali with authorities recording a gradual increase in arrivals at Ngurah Rai International Airport as the island reopens its doors to domestic tourism.
In a ceremony to mark the official reopening, 84 passengers flying Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta received flower garlands from Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, popularly known as Cok Ace, on Friday morning.
Mixed views by Bali businesses as island restarts domestic tourism tomorrow
Bali is set to reopen its doors to domestic tourists tomorrow, but despite brewing optimism from the Indonesian government to finally restart tourism on the island after months of relative inactivity, businesses appear to have mixed views about the plan.
Robbed British man detained at Immigration after loitering around Badung regency
Local authorities in Bali took a 64-year-old British man to Immigration yesterday, following reports that the foreigner has been loitering around Mengwi district in Badung regency after he was allegedly robbed weeks ago.
Bali DPRD chairman throws party with guests ignoring health protocols
The chairman of Bali’s Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) is under scrutiny for throwing a birthday party for his child, in which dozens of guests ignored physical distancing protocols and didn’t wear masks despite the fact that the rise in coronavirus cases in the province and across Indonesia have yet to slow down.
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I love you 1,000: Lombok man marries wife with pocket change as dowry
When all you need is love, perhaps the matter of dowries is more of a formality rather than an occasion to present excessive luxury.
That appears to be the case for newlyweds Lalu Pahrurrozi and Widya Wati from West Lombok, who were married last Friday with a IDR1,000 (US$0.068) dowry, another example of a modest wedding in Indonesia that has since achieved a bit of fame online.