Ngurah Rai Airport Serves 231,586 Passengers in October

TEMPO.COBali – I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali Province served 231,586 passengers from 3,058 flights in October 2020.

The number of passengers increased 30 percent and the number of flights rose 18.3 percent compared to September 2020, general manager of state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I for I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Herry A.Y. Sikado said in a written statement released on Saturday.

Benoa Bay Port Development Encourages Maritime Tourism

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – BUMN Minister Erick Thohir said that the construction of the Benoa Bay Port in Bali is to encourage tourism as well as the maritime economy. “There is Pelindo III, where we want to ensure Bali becomes a hub for national tourism. So far, if we look at aviation, it has been very good, but maritime tourism is still lagging behind,” said Minister Erick at a press conference for the 2021 State Budget Bill and Financial Notes in Jakarta, Friday (14/8).

Bali is Prepared to Serve Flights on 5 Continents

Ngurah Rai airport. © 2017 Nadi Jaya – The Ministry of Transportation is planning Bali as a Super Hub for tourism. Where Bali will be very worthy of being a world economic area that serves 5 continents.

“We are currently studying, we will coordinate together with stakeholders, including airline friends, so that we will have a mature concept of a super Hub,” said the Director General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto in the Transportation webinar for Knitting Diversity, Friday (14/8).

Beauty of Eruption Gunung Agung

BNPB Will ‘Sell’ Mount Agung Eruption as a Tour Package, It’s 3 Safe and Beautiful Points Seeing It


AMLAPURA – National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) began to design the concept of beauty of eruption Gunung Agung for the benefit of Bali tourism.

The new tourism concept that offers the beauty of Mount Agung eruption is intended for foreign tourists who come to the Island of the Gods.

Deputy Prevention and Preparedness BNPB, Wisnu Widjaja, explained that the beauty of eruption was initiated in order to restore the condition of tourism in Bali.

Known, lately a bit lethargic due to increased activity of Mount Agung.

“The beauty of the mountain when the eruption is very good, and has a high selling value for tourism,” said Wisnu, Wednesday (18/10/2017), in Karangasem.

The eruption of Mount Agung, according to Wisnu, is very good to be a tourist attraction or spectacle for tourists.

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Every Breath You Take


Volunteers from the Anand Ashram Foundation are providing yoga therapy sessions to some of the more than 95,000 people who have evacuated their homes surrounding volcanic Mt. Agung following a “Level IV – Awas” alert.


The chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Sayoga, told the State News Agency Antara that training and exercises focused on breathing techniques as a means of facing challenges and eliminating stress.

The Foundation, founded by spiritual leader Anand Krishnan, has sent 30 volunteers to lead yoga breathing sessions for the evacuees who have been displaced by the volcano alert.

Separate sessions were organized separately for both children and adults in order to learn exercises that are designed to make their lives less stressful.


Dr. Sayoga said the team of volunteers would continue to conduct training and therapy sessions to all the evacuees of Mt. Agung who are now spread across temporary camps in all regencies of Bali.

“I also provided yoga training when Mt. Merapi exploded in Yogyakarta,” explained Dr. Sayoga.

One of the displaced villagers, Ketut Kayun, said he enjoyed receiving the yoga training provided by the foundation, while expressing the hope to follow more sessions so he could fully appreciate its beneficial effects.

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Nusa Penida Still Festive, Only Later

Nusa Penida Festival-IV Postponed Due to Mt. Agung Emergency


The Nusa Penida Festival-IV (NPF) scheduled to commence on October 5, 2017, on Bali’s offshore island of Nusa Penida that forms a part of the Klungkung Regency, has been postponed indefinitely due to ongoing preparations for an eruption of Mount Agung.

NusaBali reports that the event originally set to commence on the coming full moon must be postponed until further notice. Nyoman Suwirta, the Regent of Klungkung, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, said: “We have postponed NPF IV until a future date yet to be determined. We hope God will provide the best course of action and that this condition (a volcanic disaster) will soon end. When this ends, then we will hold the NPF-IV.”

The decision to postpone the event, seen as a major tourism event for the Regency of Klungkung, was made after careful consultation with the various agencies of the regional government. The people of Nusa Penida have been advised of the postponement of a celebration that would be inappropriate when a large number of Balinese are experiencing a natural upheaval and displacement from their homes.

The Regent of Klungkung underlined that in postponing the NPF IV the Regency was not abandoning tourism promotion, but only shifting its attention to the more pressing urgent humanitarian demands. Tour activities and other tourism activities in Klungkung are continuing to operate on a normal basis.

The regency has allocated Rp. 1.7 billion for the NPF IV and a number of performances have been rehearsed and prepared, including a colossal Rejeng Dewa dance involving 1,000 performers drawn from students and housewives living on Nusa Penida. The postponed festival was scheduled to present wide range of cultural dances, local games, cooking demonstrations, surfing events, and traditional sailing boat races.

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A Warning in Waiting

5 Warning Sirens Installed in Villages at the Base of Volcanic Mt. Agung. Planes Ordered Not to Fly Over Mountain at Highest Threat Level.


The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has installed warning sirens on the slopes of volcanic Mt. Agung to be sounded when the mountain actually starts to erupt.

The first siren was installed at the religious temple of Pura Bale Agung in the village of Selat on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 located in front of the Selat police station.

Plans are to install a total of 5 warning sirens in various locations surrounding the mountain that is now under a “Level IV – Awas” alert signifying an eruption is imminent. The remaining four siren locations are in the Village of Kubu, the Tianyar Police Station and the Police Station in Rendang.

The Chief of BPBD in Karangasem, Ida Bagus Ketut Arimbawa, told Nusa Bali that the Early Warning System (EWS) are intended to warn surrounding areas that an eruption has commenced. Once the warning is sounded the sirens will continue to sound for a full two hours in order that anyone hearing them will immediately evacuate to a safe distance from Mt. Agung.

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Bali toll road no longer takes cash, chaos ensues with apocalyptic-long lines (PHOTOS)

Shock to the system: The line at the Bali Mandara Toll on the first day of no-cash payments, Oct. 1, 2017. Photo via Info Badung

The Bali Mandara Toll Road stopped accepting cash payments on Oct. 1 and looking at the photos of the lines to get onto the road in the first few days, you would think it’s the coming of the apocalypse.

Photos taken of the toll road under the new exclusively-electronic system have gone viral, showing super long queues of motorists packed together, waiting to get on the road.

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PVMBG Will Perform Evaluations Related Mount Agung A Week To The Next, If This Happens

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Gunung Agung’s volcanic activity to this day is still fluctuating.If the trend of decreasing earthquake activity, Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) Ministry of ESDM will evaluate the next week.

“If there is a trend of decreasing the seismicity, it means we are still evaluating the future, because we are still waiting for the data again.At least a week ahead, we see the level of seismic like what this week ahead,” explained Head of Volcano Mitigation PVMBG I Gede Suantika, Tuesday 3/10/2017) found in Post Observation Gunungapi Agung, Rendang Village, Karangasem, Bali.

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Ministry of Transportation: Aviation Has Not Impacted Mount Agung Condition

The aircraft took off at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali

Kuta (Antara Bali) – The Ministry of Transportation stated that until now the flight from and to Bali has not been affected by the condition of Gunung Agung in Karangasem regency which has been set up status due to the absence of volcanic ash.

“During this week’s alert status there is no fear of flight as long as there is no volcanic ash,” said Air Transportation Director General Kushub Agus Santoso when welcoming the first flight of India-Bali Kolkata route by AirAsia Indonesia at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Badung, Monday.

Similarly, when the volcanic ash potential level of Mount Agung was raised to “orange” by the Vulcano Observatory Notice to Aviation (VONA) also has not had an impact on normal flight in Bali.

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