Good day from Bali!
A week before Eid’l Fitri or Lebaran Day, flow of the ‘mudik’ or exodus starts to build up in Gilimanuk port and prices of bus tickets inUbung Terminal, Denpasar has almost doubled. It is predicted that the flow of home-bound travelers during the Ied’l Fitri festive period to the provinces, will peak on Saturday. It also needs to be noted that heavy rains are still expected to hit several regions, such as Central Java which will affect the flow of travels.
Following the suicide bomb attack that shook Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport, Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has increased their security and deployed more than 1,400 officials to guard the perimeters. The attack on Turkey killed more than 40 people and injured 147 civilians.
The rainy season has definitely started with the recent strikes of rain in most parts of the island; The Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics of Bali predicted that all parts of Bali will get its share of medium to light shower from today to tomorrow.
Bali and Beyond Travel Fair, which was opened by the Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, once again promoted tourism in Bali as well as other regions in Indonesia. BBTF 2016 successfully brought 168 sellers from Bali and other areas emerging destinations such as Toraja, Flores, Wakatobi, Central Java, East Kalimantan, and others together with 222 buyers from 30 different countries.
As we won’t be sending out a newsletter next week, we would like to wish all our Muslim readers a happy and peaceful Eid’l Fitri. For anyone spending the holiday in the island, check out our Lebaran Promotion for staycations and dining options in the island, and for anyone traveling out, we wish you a safe journey throughout!