Results for development
Indonesia is drastically increasing its tourism budget, but lawmakers say that alone isn’t enough to catch up with other countries in the region.
The Maldivian government has terminated a contract to develop the military owned island of Thanburudhoo near Male’ as a boutique surf resort.
The chief of the Bali Tourism Service (Dinas Pariwisata Bali), A.A. Gede Yuniartha Putra, has sounded a warning on the pages of the Bali Post that despite rising tourist numbers on the Island hotel occupancies continue to decline. He blamed this contradiction on the proliferation of new hotels and a the very short length of stay for tourist visitors.
In addition to Ngurah Rai International Aiport in Denpasar, Bali will be home to a floating international airport that will be constructed on a beach off Kubutambahan in Buleleng.
Four toll roads that will connect the northern to the southern part of Bali is planned to be built to support the acceleration of equalization of development in Bali.
Radar Bali, Bali Post and Denpost all report that protests from local villager stating new hotel project on Canggu Beach – the Canggu Intercontinental Resort has violated a number of provincial and regency zoning rules.
The West Sumatra government is to expand Rokot Airport, the only airport in Mentawai Islands regency, to accommodate larger planes with capacities of 70 to 100 passengers.
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.
Bali must develop a comprehensive environmental assessment study to allow for sustainable development programs on the already crowded island.