Villa Kalimaya
Named after a river of gem, Villa Kalimaya is just a stone throw from the vast Indian Ocean where most rivers in Bali ended. Situated on Bali’s southwest coast, on 2000 square meters of premium strategic Seminyak’s “Golden Triangle” where you just few minutes drive away form Bali’s best sunset bars, cafés and restaurants, Villa Kalimaya is a perfect place for you to explore the beauty of Bali southwest coast and its vibrant nightlife.

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Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - The Bali Art Festival (PKB) will feature at least 180 art shows during the time it is held from June 13 through July 12, a spokesman said.
Around 14,000 artists representing eight districts/towns in Bali and those from other 12 provinces in Indonesia, and the representatives of eight foreign countries will take part in the PKB, head of arts division at Bali provincial cultural office, I Made Santha said here on Wednesday.

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Amankila Resort
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Perched on a cliff side overlooking the Lombok Strait, Amankila is a haven of tranquility. Chic and understated, drawing on the traditional architecture of the region, the resort is enveloped in the scent of frangipani and tuberose. The Resort Amankila or 'peaceful hill' is set on a cliff side overlooking the Lombok Strait in East Bali. Below the resort is its private stretch of sand and beach club. From the intimate, airy lobby, the views are already very much in evidence. The resort is close to Manggis, Candi Dasa, Tenganan and other villages in Karangasem, Bali’s most traditional regency.Amankila’s.. (Jun 18 - Mar 31)


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Bali needs to revitalize agricultural sector
May 30th, 2009

Rapid development of tourism and property projects threatens the existence of traditional villages and the centuries-old subak agricultural system the two strong pillars of Balinese society, a professor at Udayana University said.

Wayan Windia, a professor of agriculture, expressed his concern over the diminishing roles of subak, a traditional organization of local farmers responsible for the management of rice fields, irrigation and social and religious activities.

The growing need for tourist accommodation and supporting facilities has reduced the island’s rice paddies and plantations.

Currently, there are 1,599 subak organizations in Bali, although only 20 percent of them are still active.

Many farmers have been forced to give up their land for economic reasons. Many of them have found that agricultural activities no longer support their livelihood. Every year, Bali sees 800 hectares of productive land transformed into hotels, villas and supporting infrastructure.

The present agricultural system promoted by the central and provincial governments has diminished the bargaining power of local farmers.

By adopting the subak system, farmers received multiple benefits, the professor said. Subak not only regulates the distribution of water and seeds to its members, but gives farmers strong bargaining power to distribute their harvests and determine the price of their products.

Farmers would not have to worry about the absence of fertilizers or seeds because all members would be responsible for procuring them.

“All problems faced by farmers could be solved and discussed by members of the subak organization,” Windia said.

“Now, they have to go to the agricultural agency or the public works agency, which are usually slow to respond to farmers’ needs.”

The function of the subak system was halted by the local administration in the early l980s.

The local administration has provided Rp 20 million (US$2,000) per year to support every subak organization, but this has not prevented farmers from selling their land.

“The price of fertilizers and seeds were very high, while harvest yields were sold at very low prices,” Windia said.

“It was not fair for the government to ask farmers to keep their rice fields when they were too expensive to maintain,” Windia said.

Nyoman Budiana, another agricultural expert, said most farmers now faced water shortages and reduced farming land.

“They cannot produce the same amount of harvest because they work on very small plots of land,” Budiana said.

Most fertile rice field areas in Badung and Gianyar regencies are now surrounded by buildings that cut off water distribution.

Nyoman Suwirya Patra, head of the Bali Investment Coordinating Board suggested that local administrations invite more investors to work in the agricultural sector.

“Bali has a huge agricultural potential that has not been tapped and managed properly,” Patra said.

The island produces high quality cacao, salak (snakefruit), seaweed and many other commodities.

Investment plans in Bali are dominated by the property, tourism, textile and garment sectors. There was a total Rp 53 billion of approved investment in Bali in the first quarter of 2009.

To attract more investors to the agricultural sector, the office is now launching a promotional campaign, including a website containing information about the various agricultural potentialof Bali.

The provincial administration has spent Rp 320 million on the campaign.

I Wayan Ramantha, dean of the School of Economics at Udayana University supported the efforts, saying the campaign would enhance the island’s agriculture.

“We have to focus on investment in agricultural technology to properly develop this sector. Investment in tourism-related sectors has already matured,” Ramantha said.

“A wide gap between the tourism and agricultural sector could create both economic and social problems.”

Ramantha also urged local administrations to seriously shift their development preferences from tourism toward the agricultural sector.

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The Holiday Inn Resort Batam is the only all suite luxury accommodation in Batam. Ideally situated just minutes away from the Waterfront City Ferry Terminal and a short ferry ride from Singapore. The ultimate height of pleasure comes in the form of our award-winning Tea Tree Spa. Sooth your mind and body with a selection of signature spa packages at one of 14 spacious Balinese-styled couple villas or individual treatment rooms. Spread across 3.4 hectares of open space and lush greenery, each of our 235 premium suites features a private balcony and guests can choose from spacious one or two bedroom suites, all elegantly furnished and equipped to provide unmatched comfort.

When it comes to leisurely activities, guests of all walks of life are spoilt for choice at the Holiday Inn Resort Batam. The Panda Kidís Club offers families a real treat. Our selection of six restaurants and bars, offers a variety of cuisines from around the world. For the business traveller, the Resortís multi-functional Meeting rooms complete with a variety of options for corporate meetings, functions, and events, supported by 24-hour business centre and a dedicated concierge. Whether you are a family with children or a corporation with a team of employees, the Holiday Inn Resort Batam has the facilities and activities to ensure that your trip is one youíll never regret making. Come experience world-class hospitality infused with traditional Indonesian island charm!


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