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 · Governor Pastika: Time to call a 'Time Out'
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

Governor Pastika: Time to call a 'Time Out'

Editorial: Balidiscovery.com Appeals to Bali's Governor to Carefully Pause and Reflect Before Allowing Proposed Changes in Property Ownership Rules for Foreigners.


Bali News: Governor Pastika: Time to call a 'Time Out'
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/13/2010)

With fundamental changes promised in the property laws that may open the doors to foreign ownership of land in Bali and the rest of Indonesia, we call on Bali's hard working governor to declare a "moratorium" – calling a "Time Out" on any changes in property ownership laws in Bali until the matter can be thoroughly and carefully considered by Bali's indigenous citizens.

One Sanur-based expatriate property developer, boasts via a website, seminars, newsletters and weekly radio show that Bali will become "the next Hawaii" with demand increasing by 500% to 1,000% once the law is changed. Such boasts ignore the irrevocable destruction and displacement inflicted on Hawaii's traditional culture by past real-estate booms. It is as though these greedy magnates have forgotten the charm of deeply held traditions that first persuaded them to move to Bali.

As underlined on numerous occasions, we are deeply concerned that Bali's subak and banjar-based societies will prove unable to withstand the full-on assault of cash-rich non-Balinese, both Indonesian and foreign, eager to stake a claim on their own personal piece of paradise.

Lured by quick money with little mind to the long-term consequence, the Balinese are proving to be abysmal stewards of their precious birthright, an island whose charms and natural beauty are quickly losing their luster.

Sad proof that things have seriously gotten out of hand are everywhere. The Islands Rivers are fetid with pollution. Beaches are washing away as surrounding reefs that once protected the island are bombed, pummeled and hauled away. A growing water shortage and over-exploitation of underground water reservoirs are allowing sea water encroachments and turning once-verdant areas of the island into wastelands. Architectural standards that once mandated cosmic balance be maintained in layout and finishes have been abandoned in favor of cement and aluminum monstrosities. Cliff and beach side construction erect barriers to century-old rights-of-way once used by the Balinese for seaside prayer. And, huge billboards, standing three-deep in some areas, provide ironically comic relief to the man-made devastation they camouflage on the horizon.

Governor Pastika, Call a 'Time Out' for Bali

With the International Real Estate Association (FIABCI) conference set to take place in Bali May 24-28, 2010, targeted as the launch date for new liberalized foreign ownership rules for Indonesia, we think that date would also be auspicious for Bali's governor to proclaim "not now, not here and not until the Balinese have a chance to thoroughly consider the matter" as regards foreign property ownership in Bali.

Pak Pastika, there is little to be lost and much to be potentially gained by calling a moratorium and ordering the barbarians at Bali's gates to "hold on to their horses."

In keeping with the legal autonomy put in place in 1999 and intended to allow Bali to decide and determine its own future course, such a moratorium could be used to convene Balinese experts in law, culture and sociology to thoroughly consider how best to preserve and protect Bali for future generations of Balinese.

Om Çanti Çanti Çanti Om ...

Related Articles

[The Liberalization of Foreign Property Ownership in Bali]

[Defacing Bali]

[Bali Real Estate: Boom or Bust?]


© 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]!