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Local Flavors to Dominate

Bali Capital of Denpasar Prepared to Require Hotels and Accommodation Providers to Offer a Range of Local Cuisine

(12/28/2013) Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) reports that the Municipality of Denpasar will soon make it mandatory that 10% of all food dishes sold by hotels to be comprised of traditional local cuisine.

The Mayor of Bali’s Capital, Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, on Friday, December 27, 2013, explained the coming ruling requiring traditional food be offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner, adding: 

“I’ve talked directly to hotel managers about this in a recent meeting before I sent the announcement, but we need a stricter regulation to ensure their compliance.”

The ruling will affect 23 starred hotels, 196 non-starred hotels and 65 homestays comprising nearly 8,000 rooms.

The move is being promoted as a mean of supporting local culture and the local businesses that will supply the ingredients for the local cuisine mandated by the ruling.