Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali Indonesia doesn't meet the security standard
I'm very surprised hear report from TSA (Transportation Security Administration) of US Government that said Bali Airport does not meet the security standards of the International Civil Aviation Administration. And I'm getting more surprised reading this from wikipedia, the website read by million of people and sometimes used as primary source of information.
Absolutely Bali is more famous than Indonesia, the beautiful paradise island, beach and sea. Many tourist visit Bali every day for its beautiful view and nice people. And knowing that this airport doesn't meet the international standard makes me sad. I think Indonesia government should become more serious repairing Indonesia image to the world.
Airport is a gate of the country, and Indonesia already has Soekarno Hatta Airport in Jakarta that have annual problem with flood. The access to the airport mostly becomes closed when heavy rain attack Jakarta. Here is the detail article:
"...Ngurah Rai International Airport (IATA: DPS, ICAO: WADD), also known as Bali International Airport, is located in southern Bali, 13 km south of Denpasar. It is Indonesia's third-busiest international airport, after Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Surabaya's Juanda International Airport. The airport is located close to the extensive tourist developments of southern Bali; the resort center of Kuta is 2.5 km north of the airport. Since 2005-12-23, the Transportation Security Administration of the United States of America has determined that the Ngurah Rai International Airport does not meet the security standards of the International Civil Aviation Administration..."