The famed big wave break of Jaws won a major victory late last week. Maui County has bought 267 acres of land for $9.5 million through the Open Space, Natural Resources and Scenic Views Preservation Fund. Saving the land on the cliffs from future development, they plan to keep it mostly as is to create the area’s first Organic Agricultural Park with gardens and public walking trails, quoted from Grindtv.com.
But beneath the glamorous surface of cocktails, swimming pools and beach holidays lies an environmental threat that may cause the island to face a water crisis in less than four years.
Balinese community leaders have called on the government to implement policies that encourage sustainable tourism on the island.
Badung regency government has started work on a Rp 21 billion bridge in Sawangan, Nusa Dua that’s meant to connect to a larger ring road proposed for South Bali that would basically outline the Bukit Peninsula, quoted Bali Coconuts.
Recently announced plans by the Regency of Badung to build hotels as a means of supplementing the regency’s revenue streams has received serious attention from tourism professionals in Bali
With an estimated 130,000 rooms for rent every night in Bali, many of which remain empty, it should be apparent to even the most casual observer that Bali is in a critical oversupply situation.
For years Bali, the pearl among the Sunda Islands, has been touted as an earthly paradise, thanks to the its tropical landscapes, its white sandy beaches, the tormented beauty of its Hindu temples and its inhabitants’ reputation for kindness and tolerance.
“After the success of the first one, they built a road into the break (at Uluwatu). I used to love walking in along the track – this narrow goat track with cactus either side, and stiles you had to climb over. I always regretted that we inadvertently caused that.”
Surfing, like other sports, is learned and perfected though the process of trial and error. Surfers catch thousands of waves and fine-tune their performance according to their level of motivation and natural ability. It goes without saying that some surfers are more capable of exceling than others. But with a higher level of aptitude comes the potential to earn a living through surfing.
Indonesia is drastically increasing its tourism budget, but lawmakers say that alone isn’t enough to catch up with other countries in the region.