Australian tourists in Bali said they would not continue to visit the holiday island if a mooted ban on alcohol was enforced. And tourist and hotel operators have warned a booze ban would spell disaster for the island’s lucrative tourist … Continue reading
Indonesia is mulling a proposal to introduce a nationwide ban on alcohol, triggering uproar among holidaymakers and unsurprisingly, the island country’s tourism sector.
The deliberations on the alcohol prohibition bill have been causing consternation among tourists, businesspeople and even labor unions, as the question, to beer or not to beer, is expected to have a serious impact.
Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is bringing beer back to its mini-marts, the city’s governor said on Tuesday (May 24), more than a year after sales of the alcoholic drink were banned in small retailers in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
The controversial alcohol prohibition bill is back in lawmakers’ deliberation agenda although the bill has forced breweries to postpone their expansion plan.
Since April 2015 sales of alcoholic beverages in kiosks or minimarkets in Indonesia are forbidden. Previously, light alcoholic beverages, such as beer or breezers, could be bought in these shops that have mushroomed in Indonesian cities. This was bad news … Continue reading
One of Indonesia’s oldest red-light districts was demolished on Monday in an operation overseen by hundreds of police and troops, as authorities press on with a plan to close all brothel areas in the Muslim-majority country.
Just a little over a year ago, former Trade Minister Rachmat Goebel made life very inconvenient for everybody in Indonesia who like to occasionally crack open a cold beer at the end of a long day by banning the sale … Continue reading
Diageo is planning to open a manufacturing plant in Bali in a few months to produce its alcohol-free drink Guinness Zero. This is in line with the company’s new strategy in Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, where drinking alcohol … Continue reading
British alcoholic beverage company Diageo has introduced a nonalcoholic version of its famous Guinness beer in Indonesia called Guinness Zero. The new beverage was launched exclusively for the Muslim-majority country after the government banned the sale of beer in convenience … Continue reading