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Officials Plan To Improve Tourism In Western Bali

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Officials from the Jembrana regional government have planned to build an all-in-one circuit to attract more tourism on the western side of Bali.

An official of Pengambengan Village Jembrana, Kamaruzzaman confirmed that the regional government will begin construction of an all-in-one circuit in Pengambenan village by 2022, as one of the efforts to increase the economic activity in Jembrana. “Although the program was initiated by the regional government, I will ensure that Pengambengan village will provide a lot of support for this project,” Kamaruzzaman said.

However, he also admitted that this project has an issue; most parts of the construction site are currently being occupied by local goat farmers, so village officials plan to approach all the goat farmers before finally relocating their herd to a more appropriate place as this area is owned by the regional government. “We will approach friendly and ask them to find another place for their animals to prevent any potential conflict with the villagers,” Kamaruzzaman added.

The project was funded by the Tourism and Creative Economy Minister and it is expected to attract more international and domestic visitors to visit the western parts of the island. They plan on doing this by holding several weekly events such as horse races, traditional buffalo races, and traditional music festivals. Other than that, this facility will also provide an open green space for the local residents in the area.

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Wayan Bo

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Because of crime it’s seems to be already Wild West.


Friday 26th of November 2021

The waterbuffalo races are the most bloody and animal unfriendly feasts one can imagine. And do tourists know their phones can be blocked on arrival?

Paul Speirs

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Strange that they think international tourist want to look for a blood sport on this island. The world is moving away from animal beatings


Friday 26th of November 2021

@Paul Speirs,


Thursday 11th of November 2021

Clearly... they learned absolutely nothing from the pandemic, AT ALL. The First bloody thing they invest in is another tourism gimmick ?? it's been proven and shown for nearly 2 YEARS, that they cannot rely on tourism ! what the heck are they doing ??


Thursday 11th of November 2021

Animal abuse to attract tourists - great job tourism board of Indonesia 😒👏🏼

Mike A

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

These officials just don’t understand what is needed to get Bali back on track. The have caused irreparable harm to Bali and the people of Bali with the ridiculous mandates and quarantines.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 11th of November 2021

@Ben, there is no way back to normalization now. Israel government ist already making preparations for Omega COVID-19 mutation, that will be deadly by 100%


Thursday 11th of November 2021

@Mike A, It sounds like they want to make it some sort of Disneyland but with horses... Probably not something Bali needs, similar to the Benoa Bay madness.