Police general accused of forging details in travel permit for Djoko Tjandra – National

A police general has allegedly ordered his subordinates to falsify information contained in a travel letter issued to allow graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra to travel within the country while he was a fugitive.

Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office read their indictment against Brig. Gen. Prasetyo Utomo, the former head of the Civil Servant Investigators Supervisory and Coordination Bureau at the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim), during a hearing on Tuesday.

Prosecutors also wrote in the indictment letter that the one-star police general had ordered his subordinates to burn the letter to eliminate any evidence linking him to the fugitive.

“On June 3, the defendant ordered a witness, Dodi Jaya, to issue a letter for travel to Pontianak, West Kalimantan, in the defendant’s office,” a prosecutor read from the indictment at the East Jakarta District Court, as quoted by kompas.com.

According to the indictment, Prasetyo instructed Dodi

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Ellen DeGeneres Lists Bali-Inspired Montecito Compound

When it comes to her multimillion-dollar real estate hobby, Ellen DeGeneres shows no signs of slowing down. According to Variety, the talk show host and her wife, Portia de Rossi, recently listed their lavish Balinese-style Montecito compound for just shy of $40 million. This news comes just several months after they sold a unique Tudor-style home in the same area to Ariana Grande.

The sprawling 9.3-acre compound, which they purchased in early 2019 for $27 million, comprises a number of structures including a main house, a separate guesthouse, a cabana, and a detached office. In total, the spaces measure 10,700 square feet, with four bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The 8,188-square-foot primary residence features an entryway with an entire wall of glass that opens onto a cavernous great room decked out in a Balinese-style aesthetic: thatched bamboo ceilings, distressed oak floors, and flamed black limestone. There is direct access from

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13 October 2020

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8 travel-inspired homes to fulfil your wanderlust, Lifestyle News

To say that the pandemic putting a halt on all travelling plans is a huge damper is perhaps a major understatement. To ease your restless spirit, we put together 8 homes in Singapore inspired by places around the world.

Taking inspiration from popular travel destinations like New York, Bali and London, these homes will hopefully fulfil a part of your wanderlust.

1. Place of Inspiration: Japan

Design: AkiHaus


The homeowner wanted a home that was inspired by Japanese interiors as Japan is a place he frequently travels to for work. To recreate the look in the one-bedroom apartment, AkiHaus employed a neutral palette of white, wood and black —a palette commonly associated with Japanese interiors — with the occasional greys to lend visual texture and a modern slant.


Much of the interiors were kept clean and simple, with fuss-free silhouettes and lines. An open concept was adopted to facilitate hosting

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10 new hotels in Asia we can’t wait to stay in once it’s safe to travel again

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It’s been a strange and sometimes challenging year, but that hasn’t stopped a host of incredible new hotels from opening their doors across Asia.

From Tokyo to Bangkok to Bali and beyond, an impressive slate of new properties is ready to welcome travellers once travel restrictions have been lifted. We’re not quite there yet unfortunately, but there’s no harm in daydreaming about future holidays in better times, right? Whether you’re fantasising about escaping to a picture-perfect beach resort, a posh lakefront pad with mountain views or a hip haven in a cultural capital, these are the 10 new hotels in Asia that should be on your radar when it’s safe to travel again.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

Spanning the top floors of a new 39-storey tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts’ second Tokyo property opened its doors

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Chris Harrison on a ‘Bachelorette’ Season Without Travel

In any given season, the cast and crew of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will set off to half a dozen destinations, visiting everywhere from the Bahamas to Peru to Bali. This year, travel restrictions kept the show in one place—Palm Springs, California. We spoke with host Chris Harrison about what a stationary season of the show looked like, where he hopes the franchise will go next, and his 2020 vacation plans. 

Like many of us, those plans included a road trip. After spending two months in Palm Springs filming, Harrison drove across his home state of Texas and up into Oklahoma to visit college friends, a drive he says he could take in his sleep. Less familiar is his knowledge of cars themselves. “I don’t know how much a brake job costs, I don’t know how much a battery costs or when it needs to be changed,” he says.

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Provocative Videos Suggest Some Australians Still Enjoying Bali Just Fine

Sweeping clifftops. Peachy panoramas. House music. Bintangs. Bikinis. Day clubs. Hipster cafes. Dreadlocks. Waves that get the world’s most blasé surfers frothing. Though our heads may be full of stereotypes, you can’t deny Australians love Bali with impressive fervor.

Not only is it the final component of the seductive Bondi – Byron – Bali triangle (Maslow clearly forgot to tell us self actualisation is impossible without having started a pyramid scheme wellness shop in Seminyak), but Bali is in many senses a holy place.

Not only is it a paradise we go to escape, unwind, and start businesses in, but it’s also a trip down memory lane, feeling, if not like Bali in the 70s, a little like Australia in the 70s (before health and safety legislators went nuts).

For these reasons (and more) many Australians have moved to Bali permanently. And after the pandemic sparked a global shutdown

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San Diego man injured in Bali returns home on road to recovery

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Solana Beach man is back in San Diego still recovering from a spinal cord injury that happened halfway around the world in Bali.

Anthony Galvan-Schaible’s journey happened during the pandemic and even though he’s back home, there are months of intensive rehab ahead.

Schaible went to Bali in February with plans to stay until April. Then the pandemic started and he had to stay.

In late July, Schaible was in a motorcycle accident that left him with a spinal cord injury. He required emergency surgery halfway around the world.

RELATED: Local man’s trip to Bali takes unexpected turn after crash

His mom flying to be by his side.

“Pretty much just got stronger and we had to figure out how to fly business class,” Schaible said before his return.

Two weeks ago, Schaible made it back home, transferred to UCSD La Jolla after three flights

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Bali tops Agoda’s list of most-searched destinations – News

Bali has topped the list of most-searched post-pandemic destinations by Indonesian travelers, according to travel platform Agoda. Data showed that the island ranked first for the travel period of June to December.

Bali took the first place for family trips, followed by Yogyakarta and Bandung in West Java in second and third, respectively. For group travelers, however, the island ranked third as most preferred to fly to the Japanese cities of Kyoto and Takayama.

Globally, Indonesia ranked in 10th spot in the top searched-for destinations among all traveler groups. Taiwan topped the list, defeating the 2019 champion Bangkok, which fell to second place this year. The capital of Thailand was followed by Japan, Vietnam and South Korea in the top five. The United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia ranked sixth to ninth.

List of most-searched destinations in 2020 worldwide by travel platform Agoda. List of most-searched destinations in 2020 worldwide by travel platform Agoda. (Agoda/File)

The data from Agoda revealed

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McDonald’s in Bali shuts down due to a lack of Australian tourists

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A 20-year-old McDonald’s restaurant in Bali has shut down due to the lack of Australian tourists craving fast food. 

McDonald’s on Bali’s popular Kuta Beach permanently closed its doors on September 29 after Indonesia closed its borders to travellers in April. 

More than a million Australians travel to Indonesia each year and make up more than a quarter of Bali tourists – but this has dropped to zero during the pandemic.

Signs announcing the Bali restaurant’s closure appeared at the fast food restaurant just days before it shut its doors for good.  

a man riding a skateboard down a sidewalk next to a building: A fashion influencer outside of McDonald's on Kuta Beach before it closed. The fast food restaurant permanently closed its doors on September 29 after Indonesia closed its borders to travellers in April

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A fashion influencer outside of McDonald’s on Kuta Beach before it closed. The fast food restaurant permanently closed its doors on September 29 after Indonesia closed its borders to travellers in April

‘See you! McDonald’s Kuta Beach will be closed permanently on September 29. Thank you

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