Bali development, the demise of tourism

Bali is one of the best islands in 2015 for tourism activities. Known for its sparkling white sand beaches and beautiful sunsets. This is the main attraction and increases tourist visits every year. But why there is no town in Bali, which is awarded as the best city for tourism. What really happened to Bali’s development? We will try to find out the answer.

  1. The system of transportation to tourist destinations. Sometimes we hear complaints about the distance toward a tourist spot. For example, foreign tourists who stay in the Kuta area would like to see Lake Batur. It takes approximately 2 hours if under normal circumstances. Sometimes you will be stuck in a traffic jam and then smoothly. On the other hand, tourists also have to depend on the travel agent or renting a vehicle. For tourists, it’s really not fun. You realize that they are to Bali want to rest, and enjoy his vacation in Bali. Let’s compare other cities outside Indonesia. In Hongkong, we were able to enjoy the advanced public transportation and safe to visit tourist attractions. The MRT and buses were very comfortable and scheduled without having to wait for a long time and most importantly, inexpensive. Currently, Bali already has a public bus but has no clear timetable. Bali should learn from Jakarta which focuses on improving the mass transportation system. Bali tourism should not continually rely on vehicle rental services and travel agents. But why tourists prefer a specific area to stay in. The following may be the reason.
  2. Development in Bali uneven. Currently, the government focuses on the development of the southern region. Kuta and Nusa Dua, there are already a lot of five-star hotels, shopping centers, and tourist attractions. The streets are wider, adequate lighting on at night, restaurants with a large parking area, and most importantly, close to the airport Ngurah Rai.
    When compared with other areas in Bali, then obviously prioritized development in Bali only in the southern regions. Granting of the reclaimed bay in the southern region of Bali shows clearly that the development is concentrated in the region. The government should direct the investors to invest in other areas in Bali.
    The Government should start thinking to create a new international airport. Began to organize and simplify the licensing process. Investment flows should be directed to other areas that are still vacant. The government must understand that if the development is only in one area, it would be disastrous for Bali. Look at Jakarta, where indigenous people are marginalized and urbanization outstanding. whether Bali is like Jakarta today.
  3. Water pollution is clearly visible to our eyes. Bali is one of the provinces that consider successful in managing the river. Success in our opinion does not mean good for foreigners. we still see some watersheds foaming and stinking. Activities of craftsmen fabrics and garments often blame for the pollution of the river. Exacerbated by changes in ocean currents, which often carries litter and pollutants Kuta beach. The garbage of various sizes and types of littering the beach. It is time the government began shutting down the companies that play around with the environment. Resolute in taking action against any violations and assess the feasibility of business at any time. Supposedly, craftsmen fabric and garment should have a good waste management system. Not just a container vessel but a system that actually improves the quality of waste exhaust itself.

The government should be able to drive the investors to get into all areas evenly. If anyone says, that a region is not suitable for investment in tourism, it is time for the government dares to say no to such investors.
Sustainable tourism development is also important for all the cities in Bali. Development was not only once but should be able to go on forever.

Sustainable development is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. Its roots in earlier ideas about sustainable forest management and twentieth-century environmental concerns. It is also a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the “integrity, stability and beauty” of natural biotic systems.

That is what should be the basis for the development of tourism in Bali and has been known as the concept of Tri Hita Karana. However, when the implementation is very different and even tends toward the demise of tourism development.

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