Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species can be found. For comparison, this is about 7 times as many as in the entire Caribbean. There is a wide range of dive sites with high quality reefs, all with their own specific attractions. Many sites can have strong currents and swell, so diving without a knowledgeable guide is inadvisable. Most recently, Bali was the host of the 2011 ASEAN Summit, 2013 APEC and Miss World 2013.
The hydropower plant will help Indonesia to meet electricity demand and support its decarbonisation goals ... At present, more than 80% of the power generated for the Java-Bali grid comes from fossil fuels ... The Upper Cisokan plant will give more consumers in Java and Bali access to an environmentally friendly and reliable electricity supply.
The World Bank has agreed to finance part of a project owned by Indonesian state-owned utility, PLN... “As a result, a more environmentally friendly and reliable supply of electricity will benefit consumers in Java and Bali.” ... ....
Following the lead of the ASC, where one branch of the cable comes ashore at Anyer on the eastern shore of the Sunda Strait, Indonesia is likely to push for an off-take agreement to supply some of the electricity to Bali and Lombok ... For cultural reasons, there is a ban on exploiting Bali’s 320MW of geothermal potential.
A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, deep in the Bali Sea, army and navy officials said on Sunday, as they confirmed that all 53 crew perished in the disaster ... submarine last dove on Wednesday, off Bali’s northern coast, Margono said.
But debris, including prayer mats and parts of the submarine, were found nearby to where it had requested permission to dive before vanishing ...Contact with the vessel was lost around 60 miles north of the resort island of Bali ... Previously the navy speculated that an electrical failure could have left the submarine unable to resurface ... .
The submarine, KRI Nanggala 402, disappeared during military drills off the resort island of Bali... Also on rt.com Search underway for Indonesian submarine missing north of Bali, 53 on board – military. The cause of the sinking remains unknown, with the navy suggesting an electrical failure might have led to the vessel’s demise.
Rescue aircraft and ships are scouring the sea north of Bali, searching for a missing Indonesian submarine with 53 crew as oxygen supplies dwindle aboard the 44-year-old vessel ...Helicopters also flew from Bali at first light ... The Bali Sea can reach depths of more than 1500m.
The diesel-powered KRI Nanggala 402 was participating in live-fire torpedo exercises north of the island of Bali when it lost contact at about 3am on Wednesday morning. Officials believe the ship had an electrical failure during the dive, causing it to lose control and preventing it from resurfacing.
A CURFEW violator died allegedly after being beaten up by village watchmen in Calamba, Laguna... Barangay watchmen Joel Ortiz and Arjan Bahan Javierta denied the accusation and said Jimenez bumped into an electrical post and hit his head. “Wag po tayong maniniwala sa bali-balita na kesyo binugbog, walang katotohanan ‘yan.
Government planners say the introduction of electric vehicles on the domestic market and a concerted push into solar power, neglected up to now, will help reduce Indonesia’s $21.2 billion in energy imports by at least a third and also utilize 8,000 megawatts of oversupply on the Java-Bali electricity grid.
Shiina Tsuyuki made up her mind that she needed to do something after receiving a rare educational experience overseas at a sustainable, self-reliant school ... Tsuyuki enrolled in Green SchoolBali, a private school in Indonesia, where she studied in the jungle in a bamboo building. The school relied on electricity and food it produced all on its own ... .