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Bali Visitors Fingerprinted

Airport Delays Expected As Authorities Introduce Fingerprinting Of Tourists (17/4/2010) The Jakarta Globe carries the news that visitors to Bali can now expect yet another delay in the notoriously long lines at customs and immigration at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport with the introduction of a mandatory fingerprinting for tourist visitors. The head of immigration’s sub [...]

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Beware Temporary Tattoos in Bali

The West Australian reported that an 11 year old girl was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital on her return from Bali.  The girl was suffering from a reaction to a temporary tattoo that she and her sister and mother got in Sanur. The reaction started on the flight home, and by the time the [...]

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Bali Tour Guide – Do You Need One

So you are planning to visit Bali and trying to decide if you need a Tour Guide.  The first question you need to ask yourself is “what do I want to see in Bali?” If you plan to spend your time in a resort, and only venture out for an occasional meal, then perhaps you [...]

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Global Recession – No Way

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Bali visitors grow as Australia displaces Japan for top spot. Foreign tourist arrival to Bali in April 2009 totaled 179,879 representing the best April on record for Bali tourism and 21.94% improvement over April 2008 (147,515). View cumulatively, the first four months of 2009 saw 645,061 foreign tourists come to Bali, an increase of 8.15% [...]

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Ascension Day

Some public offices being closed yesterday caused me to investigate the public holidays.  That was what prompted me to post my last story. Confused about the Ascension Day holiday on May 22, I did some research.  A quick Google search on “ascension holiday indonesia” came up with some mixed results. Number 1 result said it [...]

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Bali Holidays

I thought Australia had too many public holidays. Well I guess not. Indonesia has more. There are four different New Years Holidays, as well as 4 different religious holidays – Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu. Here is a list of the official public holidays this year. 1 Jan -  New Year’s Day 26 Jan -  [...]

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