Thursday, November 29, 2007

Is Bali ready to spring a surprise this winter?

Early next month, nations will converge in Bali, Indonesia, an ideal climate friendly place, (adding a few more carbon foot prints in the process), to discuss the next step on the burning issue of global climate change. What after 2012, post-Kyoto, to save the earth?

The values of alphas and betas generated by the scientific models, hotly debated in the IPCC and academia, will get translated into politically correct international protocol vocabulary.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Police in Bali on terrorist watch for climate meeting

Denpasar, 20 Nov. (AKI) – Indonesia’s anti-terror squad, Detachment 88, has provided details of the country’s most wanted terrorists to Bali police, ahead of an international climate conference to be held on the island in December.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place on the island from 3 to 14 December.

Deputy police chief, Denny Setya Nugraha Nasutio, said the list contained information about the network of Noordin Mohammad Top, the fugitive Malaysian terrorist believed to be the leader of the most lethal splinter group of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI).

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Oberoi Bali is a 5-Star luxury resort designed in the style of a Balinese village

The Oberoi Bali is a private paradise village of thatched Lanais and Villas set in beautiful tropical gardens along a 500-metre stretch of golden sand. Secluded and peaceful, with charming and endlessly obliging staff, this resort really is an enchanting escape from the cares of everyday life.

Fifteen Luxury villas and sixty Lanais are all designed in traditional Balinese style, but inside guests find that every imaginable 21st century comfort has been provided. At night, subtle lighting transforms the pools and gardens into scenes worthy of a fairytale romance. The standard of Oberoi service is legendary worldwide, and here in Bali it really makes the quality of your stay come alive.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Booming world tourism heads to Bali with conundrum

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's booming tourism industry is both a contributor to and a victim of climate change but it must not be penalised as part of any solution, the head of the World Tourism Organisation said on Monday.

Francesco Frangialli, secretary general of the United Nations body, said tourism was an economic lifeline for many nations and simplistic moves to curb it could spell doom for millions of people.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Indians in Bali: The ‘New Americans’?

In the wake of the Bali bombings, the country’s traditional tourists—Americans, Australians and Europeans—started to vacation elsewhere. Asians from countries such as India, experiencing rapid economic growth, filled the gap. But as Karim Raslan notes in a recent article for the Financial Times, there’s something familiar about these tourists. They often behave with the same cultural elitism that characterized the stereotypical American, becoming, as Raslan calls them, the “New Americans.”

Friday, November 2, 2007

Discover luxury in Bali on ANY budget

Many Australians think of Bali as a top value destination for the budget-conscious - and they are totally correct.

But Bali is also home to some of the world’s best hotels, including those repeatedly recognised and awarded by leading International travel magazine Travel & Leisure.

In addition to recognising Bali for the sixth consecutive year - as ‘The World’s Best Island Destination’, the accolades in recent years include having several of its hotels recognised as best in the world, including the Four Seasons Resorts at Jimbaran Bay and at Sayan.

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