Bali News

Luhut: Bandara internasional Bali baru akan tetap dibangun, Monday 2 April 2018

Menteri Koordinator Kemaritiman Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan menegaskan rencana pembangunan Bandara Bali Utara tetap dilanjutkan.

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Optimalkan Ngurah Rai, pembangunan bandara Bali utara belum mendesak

Kompas, Monday 5 March 2018

Wacana pembangunan Bandara di utara Pulau Bali tengah menjadi pembahasan oleh pemerintah.

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Offshore airport in northern Bali not urgent: Minister

The Jakarta Post, Monday 5 March 2018

The central government will not prioritize the development of an offshore airport in northern Bali as proposed by the local government, saying that such a project was not urgent, according to Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.

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Aussie dollar paves the way for luxury villa boom in idyllic Bali

The Australian, 19 August 2017

For a song — compared to Australian real estate prices — you can pick up a luxury beachfront Bali villa replete with swimming pools and cheap labour via a leasehold or a long-term rental contract.

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Bali to get new underpass before IMF meeting

The Jakarta Post, 05 April 2017

The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry is set to build an underpass at the intersection of the Ngurah Rai Monument in Badung regency to ease traffic on roads connecting Ngurah Rai International Airport, Nusa Dua and Denpasar.

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Tax amnesty funds yet to impact on Indonesia's property sector, 10 February 2017

The tax amnesty program of Indonesia is yet to have an impact on Indonesia's property sector. Earlier, analysts and stakeholders expected part of the asset repatriations into Indonesia (under the government's tax amnesty program) to flow to property, either property ownership or property development projects.

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Prenup rule for mixed marriages abolished

The Jakarta Post, 28 October 2016

Local spouses of foreigners can now purchase a plot of land or a building without having to create a prenuptial agreement separating the ownership of their property, a 42-year-old policy that has just been declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court.

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Jokowi agrees to relax deadline of tax amnesty

The Jakarta Post, 22 September 2016

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has agreed to relax the tax amnesty's first period deadline, which sees the lowest penalty payments and which ends on September 30, following talks with economists and businessmen at the State Palace Thursday evening.

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Rich Indonesians snap up Singapore homes as taxman beckons

Bloomberg, 13 September 2016

Never mind that Singapore is experiencing one of the worst property slumps in its history, demand for luxury housing is suddenly coming from an unexpected group: wealthy Indonesians.

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Why celebrities love the villas on Bali's Bukit Peninsula, 1 September 2016

Justin Bieber finished mastering one of his albums in a prestigious villa with private studios on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.

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Indonesia cuts property transfer fee to 1% to boost investment

The Jakarta Post, 18 July 2016

The government plan to cut the property transfer fee (BPHTB) to 1 percent in its fourth economic stimulus package, also slashing tax on real estate investment trustees (REITs) to almost zero.

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Indonesia plans emergency law to let foreigners buy apartments

Asia One Business, 2 July 2016

Property sector needs reform to attract investments, says minister.

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Property sector expects growth with tax amnesty law

Tempo, 29 June 2016

Real Estate Indonesia (REI) welcomes the recently passed tax amnesty law. REI chairman Eddy Hussy said the policy will allow Indonesia's economy to improve as there would be more money circulating in the market.

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Atasi kemacetan di Badung Selatan, jalan lingkar Nusa Dua-Jimbaran diusulkan melayang

Tribun Bali, 26 April 2016

DRPD Badung sudah mendengar adanya rencana proyek infrastruktur jalan lingkar Nusa Dua-Jimbaran yang digagas Bupati Giri Prasta.

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Foreign ownership landed houses & apartments in Indonesia (update), 18 April 2016

Foreigners (expats) can buy a landed house or apartment in Indonesia (under the so-called 'right-of-use' category, locally known as hak pakai, which is weaker than the ‘right-of-ownership’ category or hak milik).

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Kunjungan wisatawan domestik ke Bali selama libur Paskah naik 3%

Industri Bisnis, 30 March 2016

Dinas Pariwisata Provinsi Bali menyatakan kunjungan wisatawan domestik saat libur hari raya Paskah pada 25 Maret 2016 hingga 27 Maret 2016 lalu meningkat sekitar 3% dibandingkan dengan hari-hari sebelumnya.

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Indonesia cuts rate for third month, signals cautious path

Bloomberg, Thursday, 17 March 2016

Indonesia’s central bank cut its main interest rate for the third straight month to boost growth, and signaled it will be more careful in any further policy easing.

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Indonesia aims to attract more Australian real estate investment

The Jakarta Post, Thursday, 17 March 2016

Indonesia aims to lure more real estate investment from neighboring country Australia by stepping up promotion and intensifying communications with Australian business people.

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BTN eyes mortgages for foreigners

The Jakarta Post, Tuesday 16 February 2016

Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), the biggest mortgage provider in Indonesia, plans to launch a specialized mortgage product for foreigners this year, after the government relaxed regulations on foreigners owning property.

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Ingin beli properti tahun ini? Cek caranya...

Kompas, Monday 1 February 2016

Tahun 2018 diperkirakan menjadi tahun meledaknya bisnis properti. Karena itu, banyak pihak mengatakan bahwa tahun ini adalah waktu yang tepat untuk membeli properti.

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Indonesia 2016 property sales to grow 10-12 pct y/y - industry group

Reuters, Monday 18 January 2016

Jan 18 Indonesia's property sales growth is expected to accelerate this year to 10-12 percent from 7-8 percent last year, the chairman of property industry group Realestat Indonesia (REI) said on Monday.

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Editorial: Property rule mostly hot air

The Jakarta Post, Monday 18 January 2016

Given the high expectations generated by debates over the past few years on the government’s plan to liberalize property ownership for foreigners in Indonesia, the latest Government Regulation (PP) on the issue, PP No. 103/2015 is mainly hot air.

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Lippo Mall Kuta dijual Rp800 miliar, Monday 11 Januray 2015

PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk mengumumkan telah meneken perjanjian jual-beli bersyarat atas aset tanah dan bangunan di Bali senilai Rp800 miliar pada 8 Januari 2016.

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Sambut Imlek, sebanyak 65 pesawat charter, 23.000 wisatawan rayakan Imlek di Bali

Tribun News, Monday 11 January 2016

Sedikitnya, ada sejumlah 65 chartered flights bakal membawa sekitar 23.000 wisatawan asal Tiongkok pada musim libur Tahun Baru Imlek bulan depan.

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'For Indians, Bali most popular global destination in winter'

The Economic Times, 25 November 2015

This winter, Bali, a city in Indonesia, has topped the list of most popular international destination for Indian travellers while Goa is the most preferred domestic destination, according to a survey.

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Pembebasan lahan ruas tol Bali utara dimulai 2016

Republika, 12 November 2015

Wakil Gubernur Bali Ketut Sudikerta mengatakan rencana pembebasan lahan untuk pembangunan beberapa ruas tol menuju wilayah Bali bagian utara akan dimulai pada 2016.

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New Zealand to play second fiddle to Bali and China in the Australian tourism race, figures reveal, 3 November 2015

Bali will replace New Zealand as Australia’s most popular overseas travel destination by 2023, and the Chinese will overtake Kiwis as our largest source of international visitors by 2019.

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Jumlah kunjungan wisman ke Bali naik 7,6 persen

Tribun Bali, 31 October 2015

Dinas Pariwisata Provinsi Bali mencatat wisatawan mancanegara dengan menumpang pesawat yang terbang dari negerinya maupun lewat laut ke Pulau Dewata sebanyak 2.992.925 orang selama Januari-September 2015 atau naik 7,63 persen, jika dibandingkan periode sama 2014 hanya 2.780.741 orang.

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Paket kebijakan ekonomi V: Ini respons Bank Indonesia

Bisnis, 22 October 2015

Bank Indonesia menyambut baik pengumuman Paket Kebijakan Pemerintah V pada hari ini, Kamis (22/10/2015).

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Now, tourists can open forex account in Indonesia

The Bali Times, 23 October 2015

Recently, the opening of accounts for foreigners should include a lot of documents other than a passport, such as temporary residence permit card (Kitas), for customer due diligence (CDD). However it has now been changed by policies that facilitate expatriates and tourists to open foreign currency accounts in all banks operating in Indonesia.

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Anak usaha Waskita berniat bangun tol terpanjang RI 125 Km di Bali

Merdeka, 5 October, 2015

Waskita Toll Road (WTR), anak usaha Waskita, makin serius menjajaki pembangunan jalan tol terpanjang se-Indonesia di Bali. Tol ini nantinya akan memiliki panjang 125 kilometer (Km) mengalahkan tol terpanjang saat ini, Cipali, yang berjarak 116 Km.

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What Asia-Pacific’s soaring rich list means for regional real estate

Property Report, 18 September 2015

By the end of 2015, there will once again be more high-net-worth individuals in the region than North America.

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Implications of mixed marriage for Indonesian women’s property ownership

The Jakarta Post, 12 September 2015

Awareness of the Marriage Law is essential for Indonesian women who marry foreigners to retain their land rights.

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REI berharap paket kebijakan ekonomi tingkatkan daya beli

Sindo News, 10 September 2015

Real Estate Indonesia (REI) menyambut positif langkah Presiden Joko Widodo yang mengeluarkan paket kebijakan ekonomi. Hal ini menandakan pemerintah peka terhadap kondisi ekonomi yang diharapkan dapat menggairahkan perekonomian dan meningkatkan daya beli masyarakat.

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Rata-rata wisawatan asing di Bali habiskan Rp 1,76 juta per hari

Kompas, 10 September 2015

Bank Indonesia mencatat total rata-rata pengeluaran wisatawan mancanegara sebesar 125,93 dollar AS atau sekitar Rp 1,76 juta (kurs Rp 14.000 per dollar AS) per hari. Hal itu didasarkan pada hasil survei Perilaku wisatawan mancanegara.

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Why confusion reigns over Indonesia’s foreign property rules

Opp Today, 19 August 2015

Overseas property professionals and buyers have been encouraged by press reports suggesting that Indonesia is considering removing the current price restriction limits on foreign buyers.

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Indonesia to ease property ownership rules

Bloomberg, 28 July 2015

Indonesia is reviewing regulations that currently ban foreigners from directly owning luxury apartments. Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports on “Trending Business.”

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Islands in the sun make property waves

The Australian, 15 July 2015

Bali has outpaced the global glamour destinations of Ibiza and Mustique, with luxury villa and land prices jumping 15 per cent last year compared with just 5 per cent growth on the Spanish and Caribbean havens.

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Buying an island property as a second home becoming more popular

Property Wire, 13 July 2015

Whether it is a villa on Mallorca, a hideaway in the Caribbean or a remote Scottish retreat, owning an island home is proving popular with wealthy real estate investors.

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Menteri Agraria dan Tata Ruang: Asing boleh miliki properti seumur hidup

Metro News, 8 July 2015

Menteri Agraria dan Tata Ruang (Menteri ATR) Ferry Mursyidan Baldan mengatakan pihaknya tengah menyiapkan finalisasi aturan kepemilikan properti bagi Warga Negara Asing (WNA) di Indonesia.

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With easy visa policy, Indonesia is a top draw for Chinese visitors

ECNS, 1 July 2015

Indonesia has emerged as a top vacation destination for Chinese this summer, along with Thailand's Phuket island and the Maldives archipelago.

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Jokowi Gave Green Light on Property Ownership by Foreign Citizens

Berita Satu, 25 June 2015

Jokowi gave green light on property ownership by foreign citizens

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Jokowi OKs plan for foreigners to own flats

The Jakarta Post, 25 June 2015

The government is close to finalizing a regulation that would allow foreigners to own apartments after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo approved the proposal, top government officials have said.

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Indonesian president to allow foreigners acquiring properties: official

Xinhua, 23 June 2015

A senior official said on Tuesday that Indonesian President Joko Widodo would allow foreigners to own properties in the country, saying that it was intended to encourage national developers to compete in regional business.

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Jokowi restui warga asing miliki properti di Indonesia

CNN Indonesia, 23 June 2015

Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi) bakal mengizinkan warga negara asing (WNA) untuk memiliki properti di Indonesia. Dalam waktu dekat, Jokowi bakal merevisi Peraturan Pemerintah Nomor 41 Tahun 1996 tentang Pemilikan Rumah Tempat Tinggal atau Hunian oleh Orang Asing yang Berkedudukan di Indonesia.

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Bali leads Indonesia effort to lure tourists with free visas

Bloomberg, 24 June 2015

Indonesia will focus on Bali and islands near Singapore rather than developing more remote spots in the world’s largest archipelago, as it seeks to double tourist numbers by 2020.

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Indonesian govt to waive visa requirements for 30 more countries

Antara News, 12 June 2015

The Indonesian government plans to waive visa requirements for 30 more countries from July 1 to attract more tourists.

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Jokowi optimistis pesona budaya bali mampu gaet 10 juta wisman

Berita Satu, 14 June 2015

Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi) optimistis, pesona budaya dan keindahan alam Pulau Bali mampu menggaet 10 juta wisatawan manca negara (wisman), pada 2019.

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Emirates starts daily flights to Bali

Trade Arabia, 9 June 2015

Dubai-based Emirates has commenced a daily nonstop service to the island of Bali in Indonesia with its inaugural flight having landed at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on June 3.

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Indonesia to ease downpayment for mortgages, allow foreigners to buy apartments.

Reuters, 13 May 2015

Indonesia will ease retrictions on property and auto loans and allow foreigners to buy apartments as it looks to boost economic activity, officials said on Wednesday.

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Bali achieves 6.2% economic growth for the year’s first quarter

Beat Mag, 6 May 2015

Bali’s Bureau of Statistics (BPS) has recorded a 6.2% rise in economic growth for the first quarter of 2015, when compared to the same period in 2014.

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BPS: Ekonomi Bali tumbuh 6,2% kuartal I/2015

Kabar 24, 5 May 2015

Badan Pusat Statistik mencatat perekonomian Bali pada triwulan pertama tahun ini tumbuh 6,2% dibandingkan triwulan sama tahun lalu.

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Indonesia bidik Timur Tengah

Kompas, 5 May 2015

Pemerintah dan swasta bahu-membahu mempromosikan pariwisata Indonesia ke mancanegara. Promosi tersebut salah satunya melalui acara Arabian Travel Market Dubai 2015 di Dubai, Uni Emirat Arab, pada 4-7 Mei 2015.

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S’pore top source of RI foreign visitors

The Jakarta Post, 5 May 2015

The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia rose to 789,600 in March, up by 3.13 percent from a year earlier, with Singapore the top contributor.

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BPS: Kunjungan wisman India ke Bali naik di kuartal I/2015, Singapura turun

Kabar 24, 4 May 2015

BPS Bali mencatat jumlah kunjungan wisatawan mancanegara pada triwulan I/2015, mencapai 946.011 orang, naik 13,75% dibandingkan dengan periode sama tahun lalu 831.625 orang.

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US companies eying more than US$ 1b investment in Indonesia

The Jakarta Globe, 4 May 2015

A delegation of top executives from 10 major US companies arrived in Jakarta on Monday, as they seek to forge stronger business relationships in Indonesia and are collectively considering more than $1 billion in new investment over the next three to five years.

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Waskita Karya to build Rp 40t Kuta-Lovina toll road in Bali

The Jakarta Post, 23 April 2015

Publicly listed construction firm Waskita Karya is looking to develop a 125 kilometer toll road in Bali worth Rp 40 trillion (US$3.1 billion) in investment, as a part of the company’s aim to operate 400 kilometers of toll road by 2018.

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Why super-rich property investors are mixing business and leisure

Property Report, 3 April 2015

Rather than simply soaking up Southeast Asia’s coveted leisure destinations, a rising segment of the global elite are starting to put their money where their vacation is, sparking a tourism-oriented trend in residential real estate buying.

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Jalan Kuta–Soka terkendala harga lahan

Nusa Bali, 30 March 2015

Pemprov Bali pusing karena harga lahan yang semakin mahal membuat jalan tembus Kuta (Badung)–Tanah Lot–Soka (Tabanan), sulit terwujud.

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Plans to build new highways and toll roads in Bali made problematic by high land acquisition costs

Bali Discovery, 5 April 2015

Plans to build a second toll road in Bali connecting Kuta – Tanah Lot – Soka are stalled due to the lack of candidate investors and the very high cost of land acquisition.

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RI one of world's 5 largest economic by 2030, says PWC

The Jakarta Post, 17 March 2015

Indonesia will be in the top five countries with the biggest gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, a study predicts.

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In focus: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

4hoteliers, 5 March 2015

Over the past decade, Ubud has developed into a niche deluxe hotel market, and an array of boutique hotels and exclusive villas have sprung up among the scenic rice fields and along the valleys surrounding Ubud.

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Near Bali, Lombok invests in Sharia tourism

Japan Times, 23 February 2015

A short hop from the bars and nightclubs of Bali, a Saudi family holidaying on Lombok hears the call to prayer wafting over the self-styled “island of 1,000 mosques.”

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Research and markets: Indonesia real estate market outlook to 2018 - expected burst in demand influe

Business Wire, 5 February 2015

The report titled Indonesia real estate market outlook to 2018 - expected burst in demand influenced by bubble fears provides a comprehensive analysis of the of the various aspects such as market size, segmentation, trends and developments and future projections of the Jabodebek, Banten, Bandung, Surabaya and Bali real estate market as the five major provinces that has been taken as key segments of the market.

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15 ribu kamar hotel baru tersedia di Bali dalam tiga tahun ke depan

Tribun News, 25 January 2015

Bali semakin meneguhkan posisinya sebagai salah satu destinasi wisata dunia. Beberapa brand mewah internasional bakal membuka portofolionya di Pulau Dewata. Di antaranya Rosewood Tanah Lot, dan Movenpick Jimbaran.

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Rp 48t stimulus to help state firms back govt’s infrastructure push

The Jakarta Post, 22 January 2015

The government has announced plans to inject Rp 48 trillion (US$3.8 billion) of capital into a number of state enterprises — more than nine times the amount spent last year — with the expectation that they will support the government’s infrastructure push.

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Bali government hopes visa-free entry can boost tourism

Antara News, 22 January 2015

Bali provincial government is optimistic that visa-free access to the citizens of five countries can increase the number of foreign visitors to Bali.

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Indonesia property market lures growing Gulf attention

Gulf Times, 22 January 2015

The Indonesian property market is increasingly getting into the focus of international investors, among them companies from the Middle East, trying to benefit from the country’s newly-found political stability and favourable economic outlook under the present liberal government of President Joko Widodo.

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Bank Indonesia forecasts 10% rise in property prices

Antara News, 12 January 2015

The property prices on the island could hike by 10 percent in 2015 due to fluctuation in fuel prices in the market, according to a forecast by Bank Indonesia (BI) for Bali region.

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Pemprov Bali genjot pembangunan bandara Buleleng

Antara News, 21 December 2014

Sejumlah tahapan terkait rencana pembangunan bandara baru di Kabupaten Buleleng pada 2015 bakal dipercepat. Pembangunan bandara ini merupakan bagian dari Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah.

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Bondi to Bali: how Australian restaurateurs are taking over the island

The Guardian, 27 November 2014

A clique of Australian operators are riding a tourist wave to riches in Indonesia – but business in Bali is not for the faint-hearted.

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Bali ahead of curve

Ttr weekly, 26 November 2014

Bali’s hotels are seeing increased demand despite broader concerns about what seems to be an endless stream of new rooms coming online.

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Higher property prices swell ranks of Asia Pacific HNWIs

Property Report, 3 November 2014

Asia Pacific will soon have more high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) than North America with their investment in real estate being a key factor increasing their wealth, according to data expert Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management.

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Bali property investment: outer islands take off, 6 September 2014

Bali seems more popular and crowded than ever. New resorts, hotels, villas and condos are popping up all over the island, while the new airport and more direct flights ship in huge volumes of tourists from all over the world, eager to enjoy a vacation or short getaway on the Island of the Gods. Although the tourist industry is booming, some are wondering if the development in Bali is going too fast for its own good – it has already taken a turn for the worst in terms of traffic jams and garbage.

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Escape from Bali: The secret island paradise next door

The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 2014

A stay on a tiny coral cay with horse-drawn taxis tops off a Bali family holiday, writes Andrea Jones.

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Bali targets safeguarding productive land

The Jakarta Post, 16 July 2014

The Bali provincial administration is targeting ensuring a minimum 350,000 hectares (ha) of agricultural land still exists by 2029, based on the island’s bylaw on spatial planning.

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Bali beach-pad boom makes developers top Asean gainers

Bloomberg, 15 July 2014

Indonesian real-estate dollar bonds are gaining the most among emerging Asian developers as the presidential front-runner seeks to allow apartment sales to foreign investors.

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Bali struggles to get special autonomy

The Jakarta Post, 25 June 2014

The Bali administration is working hard to either win special autonomy status from the central government or to gain an increased autonomous funds allocation for the province.

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Activists march on Bali governor’s office to protest reclamation of Benoa bay

The Jakarta Globe, 18 Juni 2014

Hundreds of activists and residents demonstrated on Tuesday outside the office of Bali’s governor in the island’s capital, rallying against a presidential decree supporting the reclamation of Benoa Bay.

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Pro-kontra reklamasi teluk Benoa Bali terus berlanjut

Tempo, 17 Juni 2014

Ribuan orang yang menolak rencana reklamasi Teluk Benoa di Nusa Dua, Bali, Selasa, 17 Juni 2014, mendatangi kantor Gubernur Bali di kawasan Renon, Denpasar.

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Pastika expects Buleleng Airport development to move forward after presidential election

The Beat Daily, 16 June 2014

According to Governor of Bali, I Made Mangku Pastika, the development of the Buleleng International Airport is currently on hold until after the conclusion of the presidential election.

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Usai pilpres, pembangunan bandara Buleleng dikebut

Tribun News, 16 Juni 2014

Gubernur Bali, I Made Mangku Pastika berjanji akan segera mempercepat proses pembangunan Bandara Internasional Buleleng (BIB) setelah Pemilihan Presiden (Pilpres) mendatang.

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Urban resorts on the rise

The Jakarta Post, 12 June 2014

“Beach urbanization” has taken a hold across the island, with much of the southern coast seeing urban-type accommodation development and bigger projects by international brands in the pipeline.

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Indonesia elections impact market

Property Report, 10 June 2014

As the Indonesian presidential election in July approaches, the country’s property sector is expected to experience a temporary slowdown, according to analysts.

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Nusa Penida conservation area declared

The Jakarta Post, 10 June 2014

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif Cicip Sutarjo on Monday officially declared a marine protected area (MPA) around Nusa Penida island, covering a conservation zone that boasts rich marine biodiversity including 150 hectares (ha) of coral reef, which is home to 296 species of coral and 576 fish species.

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Coup in Thailand may send tourists to Malaysia, Bali

The Times of India, 23 May 2014

With Thailand's military taking control of its government in a coup on Thursday, imposing a curfew, apart from suspending the constitution, tourists from India might give the country a miss during the peak travel season.

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Tighter regulations needed to curb developers

The Jakarta Post, 22 May 2014

The Bali chapter of Real Estate Indonesia (REI), a property developer association, has urged local governments to toughen up the requirements for developers wanting to build condominium hotels on the island.

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Pandawa Beach developed as new destination

The Jakarta Post, 20 May 2014

Pandawa Beach is currently being developed as a new destination, adding to the line of beautiful beaches along Bali’s southern coast. The development project is part of the National Tourism Strategic Locations (KSPN) program under the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry and falls in the Sanur-Kuta-Nusa Dua zone.

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Pastika releases location of new airport

The Beat Daily, 20 May 2014

Bali’s Governor, Made Mangku Pastika has released the location of Bali’s second international airport which will be built to reduce traffic at Ngurah Rai airport.

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Kubutambahan jadi lokasi bandara kedua di Bali

Kompas, 19 Mei 2014

Gubernur Bali Made Mangku Pastika memutuskan lokasi pembangunan bandarainternasional kedua di Bali adalah Kubutambahan, Kabupaten Buleleng. Ia tidakbisa menunggu lama dalam memutuskan lokasi karena target pembukaan tenderpembangunan mulai pertengahan tahun ini.

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Kuta-Tanah Lot toll road urged to be started soon

The Bali Times, 05 May 2014

The discourse to build a toll road that will connect Kuta and Tanah Lot has been begun since few years ago especially to smoothen the traffic between the two most visited tourism objects in Bali.

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Doing business in Bali

The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 2014

Do your research before setting up a business in Bali.

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Hoping for a land rush

Bali Discovery, 28 April 2014

The leadership council of Real Estate Indonesian (REI) is again planning to discuss with the government its desire to see a change in the rules for foreign property ownership in Indonesia, arguing such change is needed as Indonesia embarks on the ASEAN Free Trade Zone (2015).

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Chinese tourist arrivals skyrocketing

The Beat Daily, 28 April 2014

The number of tourist arrivals from China in the first quarter of this year jumped some 50.17 percent when compared to the same period in 2013.

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Lombok tourism set to double

The Development Advisor, April 2014

With new airlines flying to Lombok, we expect international arrivals to boost Lombok tourism and to spur the development of new resorts. Lombok hotel supply should double to more than 4,500 rooms by 2022 supported by continued strong growth in visitor arrivals.

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Pulau Serangan siap jadi desa wisata teranyar di Bali

Okezone, 23 April 2014

Setelah setahun evaluasi, Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif telah menetapkan Pulau Serangan sebagai desa wisata di Bali. Pulau Serangan perlu mendapat prioritas untuk pengembangannya.

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Bali property market in decline?

Bali Discovery, 20 April 2014

Downturn in Bali property business may be short term and cyclical.

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Do your homework before booking a villa in Bali

The Australian, 01 April 2014

These days, luxury villas — with private swimming pools, personal chefs and on-call chauffeurs — offer holidays fit for a rock star. Often cheaper than a hotel and offering more seclusion — think complexes with lush, walled gardens and dedicated staff — the private villa also offers considerably greater bragging rights than a three-star hotel on Kuta Beach. But paradise can have its pitfalls and it pays to do your research before booking your luxury pad.

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Bali set to boom as Australians move to retire on the cheap

Herald Sun, 22 March 2014

WHILE Bali is one of Australia’s most popular destinations for a quick and cheap tropical getaway, developers are increasingly banking on Australians wanting to stay there a little longer.

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Indonesia's travel industry fastest growing amongst G20 nations

The Beat Daily, 21 March 2014

Data released by the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2014 Economic Impact Research Report indicates that Indonesia’s tourism and travel sector recorded the highest growth of all G20 economies last year.

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Industri perjalanan RI tumbuh paling pesat di antara Negara G-20

Liputan6, 20 Maret 2014

Indonesia tercatat menjadi negara dengan pertumbuhan ekonomi sektor pariwisata paling pesat di antara negara anggota G-20 lainnya saat ini. Ini terkuak dalam laporan Penelitian Dampak Ekonomi World Travel & Tourism Council 2014 seperti melansir laman Malaysiandigest, Kamis (20/3/2014).

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Indonesia's resort market pushes beyond Bali

Property Report, 17 March 2014

While southern Indonesia's red hot resort property market has shown remarkable capital appreciation in the last five years, people are now asking: Have things gone too far, too fast?

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Land conversion must be kept in check

The Jakarta Post, 26 February 2014

A spatial planning analyst warned that development projects in green areas in Bali were growing at an alarming rate and threatened not only the local ecology but also productive farmland.

The situation has not been helped by the fact that the local administration lacked a clear overview of its spatial planning...

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Idyllic isles on the rise thanks to buoyant Bali

The Australian, 01 February 2014

LOVE it or hate it, Australians are buying land in Bali and other far-flung Indonesian islands to build villas and resorts - but it's not a venture for the faint-hearted.

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Budget hotel growth predicted to slow down

The Jakarta Post, 11 January 2014

After remarkable growth over the past several years, the development of budget hotels in Bali is predicted to slow down this year...

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Posh hotels, villa works targeting new areas

The Jakarta Post, 10 January 2014

Developments of luxury hotels and villas are starting to penetrate new areas outside the crowded southern Bali...

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Bali turning into urban-resort destination

The Jakarta Post, 05 December 2013

Bali is changing now because it’s welcoming more urban-type resorts. Just like Phuket, it is becoming an urban-resort destination. It’s not going to be the same Bali.

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