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Both Locally and Abroad, the Visa Debate Remains the Topic of the Day in Our Mailbox While One Reader Comments on the Bali Bombing Memorial.


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(9/29/2003)



Visa Debate

• Our coverage [The On-Again Off-Again Visa Saga] article on balidiscovery.com prompted a reader named "David" to comment:

"Yusril Ihza Mahendra and the current government or RI quite simply just does not understand the long term economic implications. Tourists will and are seeking alternative hassle free vacation locations. Travel agents are not recommending Indonesia as a premium location for holiday makers. Think VERY carefully about the impact of what all this means. Unwise and ill thought out decisions will impact heavily on the already shattered tourist industry."

• In a similar vein, Jackman from Australia wrote to say:

"I was planning another holiday for four people to Bali in mid-December. Until the VISA debacle is sorted out, I for one will not travel to Bali. On my most recent trip I found that a lot of companies, hotels eating places, etc. had closed down due to lack of tourist and the remainder had put prices up at least 10 times the old amount. With this new tax and the rising prices, Bali is an expensive holiday and I will be looking for another holiday destination.

The main trouble with this TAX is that with the indecision about when or if it will be introduced makes planning a holiday difficult. The people this is going to hurt are the Balinese as they are the ones that are going to be without work if there are no tourists.

Please make up your mind if and when this is going to come into force so we can all book alternate destinations"


• Another reader, Cheryl Pepper, had this to say:

"I have previously written to you regarding this visa fee fiasco, but I am still at a loss to figure out why on earth they want to limit the stay to 30 days. OK, a payable visa fee will most likely be introduced (at some time), but for goodness sake, can't they see that the longer people can stay the more money they spend, therefore helping the economy to get back on its feet?

They just don't understand the word 'logic.' I am coming to Bali on the 8th of October for my yearly 5 week fix and I am really looking forward to it ... also to not paying a Visa Fee!!!"


• Emmeline Roxon from Australia warned of changing holiday plans if the visa fee is introduced:

"The Visa fee is a great deterrent for our next visit to Bali. My family and I (2 Adults and 2 children) are booked to arrive in Bali on 5 December. Unfortunately if the fee is introduced we will be canceling our holiday in Bali and heading off to Vanuatu or Fiji. On principle I do not feel that this fee is at all fair, especially to the people of Bali, who I doubt will reap any benefit from it."

Bali Bombing Monument

• And finally, Steve Bradle, a travel professional in Australia, changed the topic with his alternate recommendation for the monument now being built to the Bali bombing victims covered in [Work Commences on Bali Bombing Monument]:

"I have been visiting Bali since 1974 and on a fairly regular basis, so you can understand that I am very fond of Bali and it's people. I was devastated that the Bombing should have occurred in Bali, of all places on earth! Where it occurred, the Sari Club was an "institution" on Jalan Legian. Although I know a number of my clients have frequented the place for years, I have not! I have passed it hundreds of times during my visits but never entered ... I do the Bali thing, by going to bed early and rising early to enjoy a full day, however others move in different circles and enjoyed the nightlife provided at the Sari Club. No doubt they had fun, loud music and raucous behavior and probably sore heads the next morning - but that is what youth does around the world and has done 'forever.'

I have passed the 'sorry site' behind the fence enough times now to say that it should not become a memorial to a despicable act of terror but it should return to a place of fun and enjoyment, as it was and has been for years.

The supposed 'goal' of the terrorist was to destroy the 'decadent' night spot and to make a power statement ... don't let them succeed! Every day of our lives should be enjoyed as a celebration - in what ever way 'we' choose."


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