Good day from Bali!
President Joko Widodo has signed a government regulation in lieu of law, or perppu, to amend a 2002 law on child protection, adding an article of chemical castration as punishment. “The law is designed to address the urgency caused by sexual crimes against children, which have increased significantly,” Jokowi said in a press conference earlier this week, as reported by Jakarta Globe. The call for harsher sentences comes after a string of high profile sex crimes and murders of children across the archipelago. Don’t forget to check out the Ubud Food Festival happening this week, from 27-29 May. This year the festival will focus on the theme of ‘Go Local’. Alongside Indonesian chefs, restaurateurs, producers and food professionals, celebrated culinary icons from around the world will dish up a program rich in fresh produce, fresh tastes, and fresh ideas.
With this newsletter we’d also like to announce our brand new look for the website that’s sleeker, more organized, easier to navigate, and most definitely more packed with exciting and informative things about Bali. See our recommendations for information on things to do and places to visit in the island, and our events calendar for exciting events and promotions. Check out the website now to have a look, and tell us what you think!
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Have a great long weekend!