The erection of illegal building in no-build green zones in Bali has become more rampant in its disregard for the law, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
Hary Tanoesodibjo’s MNC group has been buying up land around the existing Nirwana resort at Tanah Lot, a relatively undeveloped area about an hour’s drive north of the main tourist strip at Kuta, as quoted from ABC News.
The current low occupancy rates of Bali Hotel has resulted in what PHRI-Bali officials term as “unhealthy competition” and is attracting low quality tourists to the Island.
Besides a moratorium on new hotel construction, the alliance also urged the government to consistently enforce Bali’s spatial planning and culture tourism bylaws, which were aimed to protect the region’s culture and nature from uncontrolled development.
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.
Trump Hotels plans to start work on the resort next year and it will be built on a clifftop overlooking the famous 16th century Hindu temple, Tanah Lot.
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.
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