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  • WORLD

    Diver films rubbish wasteland in Bali waters

    AFP, Published on 08/03/2018

    » NUSA PENIDA, Indonesia: Millions of tourists are drawn to Bali's palm-fringed scenery and rich marine life, but a British diver has released stark footage highlighting a growing problem in its famously crystal-clear waters: plastic rubbish.

  • WORLD

    Indonesia calls Singapore's Bali travel advisory ‘excessive'

    Bloomberg News, Published on 22/11/2017

    » JAKARTA: Indonesia said Singapore’s travel advisory to avoid parts of the vacation island of Bali following a minor eruption at Mount Agung volcano was "excessive".

  • WORLD

    Bali airport reopens after volcano ash shutdown

    Published on 12/07/2015

    » DENPASAR — The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Sunday after an erupting volcano forced its closure for the second time in just a few days and caused fresh travel misery for stranded holidaymakers.

  • THAILAND

    Thai islands dominate travellers' choice in Asia

    Online Reporters, Published on 21/04/2015

    » Koh Tao leads five islands from Thailand named among the top 10 destinations in the list of best islands in Asia, in the latest survey by TripAdvisor released on Tuesday.

  • WORLD

    Indonesia plane skids off runway

    Published on 04/02/2015

    » JAKARTA — A passenger jet skidded off the runway as it landed at a holiday island in central Indonesia, a spokesman said Wednesday, just weeks after the deadly crash of an AirAsia jet in the archipelago.

  • WORLD

    Asean extends pipeline pact

    Online Reporters, Published on 25/09/2013

    » The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has agreed to extend the memorandum of understanding for the Trans-Asean Gas Pipeline project for another 10 years after the present agreement expires in April next year.

  • LIFE

    Creating a buzz

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 19/02/2019

    » Some years ago, I reviewed Colin McPhee's marvellous book, A House In Bali, about life and gamelan music (traditional Balinese music -- mainly percussive and driven by metallophones or gongs) in Bali during the 1930s. Published in 1947, the book details how a young man, after hearing some rare gamelan music on old records, journeys to Bali in 1929 to seek the music that will change his life. It is an enchanting book, well worth reading.

  • THAILAND

    34th ASEAN Summit Marks a Milestone

    Published on 26/07/2019

    » Nowhere else on earth could shadow puppets, Khon, Chinese opera, contemporary dance with Hanuman riding a Segway with an Ipad in his hand, be so harmoniously combined together in one single performance than a show presented in an ASEAN Member State. That was how “Vivid ASEAN,” one of the key performances at the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit held during June 22-23, 2019 in Bangkok, was presented.

  • BUSINESS

    Brand loyalty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Having worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years and solely with Hilton, Paul Hutton has a lot of lasting memories of his time with one of the world's largest hotel chains, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 31. For a start, his three daughters are a constant reminder of his globetrotting career.

  • BUSINESS

    Island of culinary delights

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Renowned for its picturesque scenery, local charm and intriguing arts and culture, the Island of Gods has perhaps become more popular than the country of 250 million where it is located.

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