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President Jokowi encourages Bali travel companies to give large discounts

President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has opened opportunities to give discounts of up to 30 percent to both domestic and foreign tourists as part of the government’s efforts to revive the country’s weakened tourism sector following the coronavirus outbreak. “We are still mulling over this possibility this afternoon, to give incentive discounts of 30 percent…

61 Chinese tourists in Bali depart for Wuhan in time for Cap Go Meh celebrations

A flight chartered by the Chinese Consulate-General picked up 61 Chinese nationals from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Saturday to bring them back to Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China.  The tourists, comprising 49 adults and 12 children, had been stranded in Bali since Wednesday following the Indonesian government’s decision to…

India and Indonesia celebrates the first State Hindu university in Bali

It has been accorded university status by the Widodo administration to highlight the importance of I Gusti Bagus Sugriwa’s devotion to the nation and his contribution to understand the ethos of Hinduism and the civilisation roots is a Muslim dominated country. ndonesia has instituted the first State Hindu university of the country in Denpasar, Bali.…

Bali rejects Timor Leste’s request to quarantine citizens

The Bali provincial administration has rejected Timor Leste’s request to put 17 of its citizens who are due to be repatriated from China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak into quarantine on the island. The decision to reject the request was made during a meeting held by the administration on Monday. “The relevant parties in the…