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some bali news from 'baliupdate'

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some bali news from 'baliupdate'

these three articles are on topics that appear as questions on this forum.

1 police force for tourists

The special task force is comprised of 20 officers, carried around the island in a new van bearing the motto “To Serve and Protect.” The vehicle carries office equipment, computers and printers that will permit the police to file police reports without compelling the victims of crime to come to a local precinct station.

haven't found contact number yet!

2 if you think monkeys are safe

After being hunted for five days, the enraged monkey thought to have killed Nyoman Gunung (65) of Nongan, Karengasem was shot and killed by police from the Rendang police precinct on Saturday, May 19, 2012.In keeping with local traditions, the dead monkey was given a funeral ceremony before being buried in the forest at a place near the location of its shooting.

3. bali development on oz tv

Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Matt Brown has filed a thoughtful story under the title “They Paved Paradise” for it regular program Foreign Correspondent.

Matt Brown shares his personal recollections and notes the many changes Bali has undergone since his first visit to Bali decades ago.

Center stage in his report is the rampant and uncontrolled development taking place on the island and the impact that development is having on the island’s culture and its environment

don't know when it will be viewable?

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Thanks for the info...interesting read,

the police van will be of great assistance to tourists, maybe it will prevent some of the more common crimes, as I imagine alot of minor issues go un reported just for the fact of having to waste holiday time going to and sitting in a police station to fill out reports.

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The article " They paved Paradise" was shown on the ABC's Foriegn Correspondent program about a week ago. It was avery good article, very thought provoking.

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That Foreign Correspondent article is on ABC iView for the next 18 days. http://www.abc.net.au/iview/

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thanks for the link. will watch!

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Yes, I try to get to Bali a couple of times a year and while the slump after the bombings was noticeable...the now rampant building and development is overwhelming! As a friend commented, in Oz we'd spend three years trying to get planning approval for a building...in Bali the whole street has been re-built in that time.

An ex-pat I spoke to in Sanur quoted figures about the increase in vehicles on Bali roads -- I think 12.5% in the past year? But the money spent on roads and the money flowing back from Jakarta was limited (seems like Bali is their cash cow...mmmm...not unlike WA is to the rest of Oz??? hehe).

His concern was obvious -- you can't keep putting vehicles on the road, building more hotels and all the rest...when the roads, electricity and other important infrastructure is still 10 years behind!

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watched the video link. interesting!

as for infrastructure, the crazy part is that fuel is subsidised by the government by at least 200%. for every dollar spent on petrol the government is paying out $2. to me, that adds up to little money for better roads, education, etc. but on the other hand, increase fuel prices to what it should be would lead to massive internal upheaval and a flow on effect. eg rice at 200% more cost. a hard problem!

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