From the headlines, thousands of passengers were left stranded at several airports in the country on Tuesday morning after pilots of the country’s largest low-cost carrier, Lion Air, went on strike over the delayed payment of travel expenses. They were upset and call for a quick fix in the airline’s management while consumer group YLKI urges the Government to take actions towards the airline that is still opening new routes despite lacking in pilots and aircrews.
Bali health authorities are warning about a sharp increase of dengue fever cases, with almost 40 deaths reported since the beginning of this year. Mayors across Bali have been warned to take steps to eliminate nests of mosquitoes after several districts, including provinces that house the popular tourist hot spots of Kuta and Seminyak, have seen a spike in numbers of the mosquito-borne viral infection.
Around 15,000 artists are expected to take part in the 38th Bali Arts Festival, a month-long cultural festival set to be held from June 11 until July 9. More than 300 traditional and contemporary art performances are scheduled to enliven Bali’s biggest and most magnificent cultural fiesta.
Don’t forget to check out the coming Ubud Food Festival, a three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star, this year running from 27-29 May. Chefs, restaurateurs, producers and food professionals from Indonesia and around the world will dish up a program rich in fresh produce, fresh tastes, and fresh ideas. From coffee to chilli, peanuts to papaya, tofu to turmeric, local produce will be the star in a program spanning live cooking demonstrations, workshops, foodie tours, markets, live music, film screenings and much more.
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