Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · We Get Mail
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

We Get Mail

Readers Write to Comment on Casinos in Bali and the Cost of Playing Golf.


Bali News: We Get Mail
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/2/2003)

Bali Update's article [Casinos in Bali – Don't Bet On It] generated a number or responses from readers with opinions to share on that subject.

David wrote to support the Investment Board's rejection of a proposed Casino in Bali saying:

"... smart move ... don't be fooled by the 'so called' casino investment benefits."

M.W. Varn shared a similar viewpoint when he wrote:

"Let's all hope that Bali continues to resist the onslaught of gambling casinos. Learn from what happened to the Mississippi coast, on the Gulf of Mexico. In the quiet towns of Gulfport and Biloxi, people in their houses (large and small) and in the wonderful small restaurants and other small businesses along the coast enjoyed a view of the ocean and a reasonably quiet, relaxed lifestyle. The casinos came with their promises of massive employment, money for schools, etc. They built their huge hotel/restaurant/casino/parking complexes into the edge of the water so they are technically categorized as "off-shore". In large areas, ocean view is entirely obstructed. Sleepy little Highway 90 has become a 24-hour noisy madhouse of traffic. The crime rate has increased far more than the local police can manage, even with the extra taxes received from casinos. Gone are the small private restaurants because the casinos have excellent restaurants offering good food at cheap prices, further lure to customers. Some say that for every job the casinos created, two jobs are lost in the community. The quality of life is destroyed. Please don't let this happen to Bali."

A reader from Germany, Camilla Regler had this to say:

"Having been in many places where gambling presents a major part of the economy, I hope that Bali does not follow this path. The detrimental effects associated with casinos, for instance organized crime, an increase of prostitution and large numbers of undesirable tourists. At present Bali is one of the few paradises left in this world, with its people smiling and actually meaning it despite the difficult times they are facing at present, a low crime rate, etc. I visit Bali 3 - 4 times a year and plan to make it my domicile in 2 years time, but should the government actually agree to permit the opening of casinos, I would reconsider my plans for the future as I believe it would spoil Bali and all it stands for."

Golf in Bali

Finally, Paul Monks wrote to express his views on the high cost of playing golf in Bali:

"Having recently visited Bali for the sixth time, I was amazed at the under-usage of the islands golf courses. When top class courses in the rest of Indonesia charge an average of $30-$45 including caddie and buggy, how can the courses on Bali insist on green fees of $65? And this supposedly includes a discount of 25% for local residents. On the day I tried to get a game there (in Bali) were at least 50 caddies sitting around doing nothing I would suggest that, now the Japanese visitors are no longer the dominant tourist group, the islands courses should get together and agree to target European and American visitors who will gladly pay $40 but not $60. It is a real shame for great courses to go unused like this."

Write to Bali Update and tell us what's on your mind!



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Murder at Bali Emerald Villas in Sanur, Bali
Long-Time Bali Resident Bob Ellis Murdered in What Police Believe was Murder-for-Hire Scheme Orchestrated by His Wife, Noor Ellis
(10/24/2014)
Fighting Malaria in Bali
Denpasar Health Officials Undertake Educative Steps and Fogging to Prevent Upswing in Dengue Fever Cases
(10/24/2014)
November Fuel Price Hike Increasingly Certain
Kompas.com Reports Premium Fuel Prices to Increase 46% on November 1, 2104
(10/24/2014)
Harmony Inside
A Solo exhibition by I Made Wiradana, "Harmony Inside" November 20 - December 18, 2014 at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran
(10/24/2014)
Living in an Age of Contagion
Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
(10/24/2014)
Denpasar to Dili Daily
Garuda Starts Daily Flights between Bali and Timor Leste
(10/24/2014)
Picking Fave – orites
Archipelago International Opens 5th Favehotel in Bali
(10/24/2014)
Bali and Beyond: Reading on Borneo
Bookshelf: 'Looking for Borneo' – Insights into the Endless Beauty of the World’s Third Largest Island
(10/24/2014)
Adolescent Desires
Australian Philip Robert Grandfield Deported to Australia After Six Years in Prison on Pedophilia Conviction
(10/24/2014)
Change Has Gotta Come
Putting Bali’s Illegal Moneychangers Out of Business
(10/24/2014)
It’s Beginning to Look a Lotte Like Christmas
BIWA Christmas Bazaar at Lottte Mart Saturday, November 16, 2014
(10/24/2014)
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
All [News]!