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 · Making Up the Rules as They Go Along
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

Making Up the Rules as They Go Along

Sara Residence in Legian Making Bali Officials Angry with its Refusal to Obtain Required Permits and Licenses.


Bali News: Making Up the Rules as They Go Along
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/5/2009)

As reported previously on balidiscovery.com, another hotel in Bali has commenced operations without first obtaining the required zoning permits and operating licenses. [See: Sara Residence in Bali - Where Rules Don't Apply]

In a follow up report in Radar Bali, the owner of the Sara Residence, located on Jalan Nakula in the Legian area of Bali, is alleged to be ignoring warnings from local officials to halt all operations until such a time as all necessary licenses and permits are in hand. The luxury hotel who license positions itself as a "homestay" (kelas melati) is apparently in possession of only a "principle permit" (izin prinsip) and does not hold any of the other required permits and licenses, including a building permit (IMB).

Radar Bali reporters who have been observing the operation of the 11 rooms property says that occupancy has been high over the Lebaran Holiday period. In the building's parking lot a number of luxury vehicles from Jakarta and Surabaya have been parked with guests seen regularly coming and going from the property.

Hotel operations continue despite recent warnings from Badung Regency officials who are coordinating with local enforcement officials for more punitive action. The Badung official, Nyoman Suardana, said: "After we checked, the hotel's owner claimed he was only conducting training for his staff and that the property was not formally opened for operations."

Officials found this explanation from the owner peculiar and difficult to comprehend. The Chief tourism official for the regency of Badung, Made Subawa, said all new hotels are given a period of three months during which they can train their staff. In the case of the Sara Residence, however, the hotel has been operating on a training basis for almost an entire year. Parwata, the owner of the hotel does not deny this, explaining that while waiting for permits and licenses to be processed the hotel is receiving guests in order to make some return on investment.

Suardana told the press that requests to the owner to cease operations until the necessary permits are in hand, have been met with unfulfilled promises from the owner. At the end of his patience in the case, Suardana told Radar Bali, "just wait and see, we will be taking action against them."

Another owner of the Sara Residence Project, I.B. Suryahadi has purportedly provided false explanations to officials. Acknowledging warning letters from the regency asking that operations be suspended during the licensing period, Suryahadi told Radar Bali: "We are not operating. We are still waiting for our licenses to be issued."

Despite Suryahadi's explanations, reporters told of a number of vehicles in the hotel's parking lot with license plates origination form Jakarta and Surabaya. Meanwhile, laundry was hanging from the upper floor of one of the units.


© 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
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
We Get More Mail!
Folly has its Price. Spirited Comments of Disaffection Continue to Flow in About Bali’s Newly Renovated Airport
(10/20/2014)
Who Owns Bali’s Heritage
Legality of Badung Regency Funding of Taman Ayun Questioned by Badung Legislator
(10/19/2014)
The Gods Must be Irritated
French Climber Evacuated From Upper Slopes of Mount Agung
(10/20/2014)
Sauvetage en Mer
Bali Lifesavers Show Their Skills at International Surf Rescue Games in France
(10/19/2014)
Chefs Al Fresco in Sanur Bali
Bali Culinary Professionals to Meet at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar on Saturday, October 25, 2014
(10/19/2014)
World Travel Agents to Meet in Bali
United Federation of Travel Agents to Meet in Bali November 16-19, 2014
(10/19/2014)
Travel May be Ebola’s Biggest Victim
Editorial: In the Unfolding Ebola Epidemic Crisis the Most Deadly Symptom May be Fear
(10/20/2014)
Human Charity – On the House
‘Together as One’ Fun Run Raises More than US$9.000 to Improve Housing for the Poor in Bali
(10/19/2014)
Passing Gas
Denpasar, Bali Mayor Joins Chorus Urging Port of Benoa Not be Used for LNG Depot
(10/19/2014)
Ignoring the Protests
Tirta Wahana Bali International to Go Ahead with Benoa Bay Reclamation Project
(10/19/2014)
Ease of Access
Indonesia Fails to Enforce Rules on Handicapped Access
(10/18/2014)
All [News]!