Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bad things about Bali, beauty in poverty

Bad things about Bali

Bali is very beautiful, but in the beauty it has a very bad thing that is very heartbreaking. Bali is known for its terrifying and beautiful terraced rice fields. But did you know that there is something bad about Bali that is in the beauty. There are so many bad things about Bali.

The beauty of terraced rice fields in Bali is largely determined by the active role of farmers. There will be no beautiful terraced rice fields if there are no farmers. Beautiful rice fields become a tourist attraction that continues to be enjoyed by the tourists. The benefits will be obtained by the hotels and managers of tourism accommodation nearby.


Beautiful of Ubud, delightful of Kuta Beach, stunning of Nusa Dua, and many other beautiful places in Bali escorted from the sacrifices of traditional life and Balinese. Beautiful scenery of terraced rice fields in Ubud has a sad life from the owner of the rice field. The farmers who work every day in the beautiful rice fields do not get the appropriate from the sparkling hotels and cafes around the rice fields. Farmers live in poverty, while working on their rice fields, viewed with pleasure by tourists sitting in a cafe overlooking the rice fields.

But the bad thing is now felt by farmers. Along with the growing growth of tourism industry in Bali, resulting in more expensive land prices. Dampens on the higher taxes the farmer must pay annually to the state. However, agricultural commodities are not getting better, and even tend to decrease due to decreasing soil fertility.

The peasants' economy is not improving along with the economic growth in Bali. The tourism sector has harmed the peasants. They are required to keep agricultural land for tourism purposes, but they are not rewarded and compensated by any party associated with the industry. When farmers want to sell their land, because of the inability to pay taxes every year.

Bad things about Bali makes farmers have to find other economic resources. Becoming a trader is a job that is considered the easiest, although the competition is getting worse. Farmers sell rice fields and build new businesses with new hope. Not exhausting, but the exact income in a definite situation.

Hotels and villas built next to rice fields do not provide a good impact for the farmers' economy. The hotel and the villa have a beautiful view of the terraced rice paddies that farmers make, but do not provide good for the life of the farmers. Many farmers became angry. They turned the rice fields into the most disgusting places by giving garbage and dirt, as a form of protest to anyone who enjoys the results of the peasants' hard work. Because the hotel and villa built next to the rice field is very disturbing irradiation from the sun for rice growth. This bad impact is felt by many farmers.

Noise and noise from hotels and villas also disrupts farmers' activities. Many hotel guests do not hesitate to enter the rice fields and make contact to the farmers. Of course this kind of activity is very disturbing the comfort of the farmers when working.

I do not know how long this will continue to happen. The losses and injustices that farmers continue to feel are incapable of tackling by the government. Though the government knows that without farmers then the tourism industry in Bali will be destroyed. Because rice fields and subak is the key to the survival of citizens and tourism in Bali.

Kuta Beach is increasingly crowded locals locals as street vendors among the magnificent restaurants flanked by malls and luxury hotels. Kuta becomes a place full of social imbalance between foreign tourists and poor local people.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake in South Bali

Bali tectonic earthquake rocked southern, Saturday (8/4). The results of the analysis of Meteorology and Geophysics Agency, the quake occurred at 01:25, with a strength of 4.7 magnitude. The epicenter was located at 9.40 coordinates of latitude and 115.49 east, precisely in the Indian Ocean at a distance of 59 km southwest of Klungkung with a depth of 72 km.

Head of Information and Early Warning Earthquake BMKG, Daryono said the quake was felt in Kuta, Tuban, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Gianyar, Klungkung, and Nusa Penida on a scale of intensity I SIG-BMKG (I-II MMI).

This is consistent with reports some residents who felt the earthquake. They are worried because since (3/22/2017) Bali's southern region has three times shaken by earthquakes.

Like an earthquake happened before, namely (22/03/2017) earthquake measuring 5.6 magnitude and (04/06/2017) earthquake measuring 4.4 magnitude. From the depths hiposenternya, it appears that this earthquake is also a kind of intermediate depth earthquakes triggered plate subduction activity.

In this case the Indo-Australian Plate subducting under the Eurasian plate at a rate of 70 mm / year, in the strip dip slab deforms / fault.
Bali's southern coastal communities are urged to remain calm, considering this earthquake no tsunami potential.

The St. Regis Bali, a five-star luxury hotel in Bali

The St. Regis Bali is a five star hotel in Bali
The St. Regis Bali is a five star hotel in Bali, is one of the luxury hotels in Bali. This five star hotel is located in the complex of regional hospitality BTDC (Bali Tourism Development Corporation has now become the ITDC (Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation)), Lot S6, PO Box 44 Nusa Dua, Badung regency, Bali, with the postal code 80363. Located about 40 kilometers from Denpasar. Distance from Ngurah Rai Airport is 9.40 km, with a travel time of less than 30 minutes. The St. Regis Bali is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in collaboration with the Rajawali Property Group.

This luxury hotel has several types of rooms with different prices, the St. Regis Suites (Rp. 5.300.000 to Rp. 5.900.000 per night, villa Rp 13.000.000, Grande Astor Presidential Suite Rp 36.000.000, The Strand Residence Rp 73.000.000. The St. Regis Bali Resort really deserves to be called as a five-star luxury hotel in Bali.
 ITDC (Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation)/BTDC Nusa Dua Bali area
ITDC (Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation)/BTDC Nusa Dua Bali area

This five star hotel has several room types namely Standard Suite, Villa Garden View, Gardenia Villa, Villa Standard Villa Two Bedrooms. The resort is to rely on some of the most desirable dining experience and has won awards in the island.

Rooms & Suites at The St. Regis Bali

Like the other five star hotels in Bali, The St. Regis Bali has plenty of room options for places to stay with your loved one or with family.
  1. St. Regis Suite (92 sqm)
    This room can be occupied by two people with a choice of bed, King Bed and Double Beds.
  2. St. Regis Ocean View Suite (92 sqm)
    This room can be occupied by two people with a choice of bed, King Bed.
  3. St. Regis Pool Suite (92 sqm)
    This room can be occupied by two people with a choice of bed, King Bed and Double Beds.
  4. Orchid Suite (184 square meters)
    This room can be occupied by two people with a choice of bed, King Bed.
  5. Grande Astor Suite (374 square meters)
    This room can be occupied by four people, or two adults with two children, with a choice of beds, King + 2 Single Beds.
  6. Gardenia Villa (area 131 square meters)
    This room can be occupied by two people with a choice of bed, King Bed.
  7. St. Regis Lagoon Villa One Bedroom (131 square meters)
    This room can be occupied by two adults but is not suitable for children with choice of bed, King Bed.
  8. St. Regis Lagoon Villa Two Bedroom (157 square meters)
    This room can be occupied by four adults but no children, or two adults with two children, with a choice of beds, 1 King + 2 Double Beds.
  9. The Strand Villa (131 square meters)
    This room can be occupied by two adults with choice of bed, King Bed.
  10. The Strand Residence (270 square meters)
    This room is the most widespread, may be occupied by six persons, or three adults with three children, with a choice of beds, three King Beds. 

Hotel Features

  • Kids Learning Center
  • Remède Spa in St. Regis Bali
  • A private beach and saltwater lagoon
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Concierge les clefs d'Or service
  • Butler Service St. Regis
Five Star hotels in Bali are very luxurious and ideal for fun and relaxation, The St. Regis Bali Resort is located on Bali's Nusa Dua area which is an area of the venue of various important meeting and internationally. Only 36 km from the city center, this strategic location of the hotel ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach all places of interest in Bali. As a place of rest and relaxation, the hotel is located just steps from a variety of attractions in this city, like Bali National Golf Club, Mengiat Beach, At the Corner, WaterBlow, and more.

Exuding elegance beachfront, The St. Regis Bali Resort is a spectacular destination that offers incredible wealth and luxury for tourists classy award winning most intelligent in the world.

Home to the only series of private villas with direct access to the best white sand beaches in Nusa Dua, the resort consists of a suite and villa offers stunning premier accommodation, service according to the needs of the world-famous, a typical 24-hour Butler Service St. Regis and very special gastronomic experience and have a taste.

This has made the St. Regis Bali Resort is recognized once again in the list of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2016 as one of the favorite resort in the World and Best Resorts for Families in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2016. You definitely captivated by the nuances Balinese life that is elegant and understated here, The best place in Bali.

Five Star Hotel in Bali is very pleasant, because the atmosphere in the hotel area is very convenient. Although the hot air out of the room, but on the beach you can get a shaded area, since the pool / water atmosphere and leafy trees are everywhere. Breakfast was excellent also service in the restaurant. Upon check-out does not need to queue.

All services and amenities that guests expect from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is very comfortable, like at home. The hotel offers access to a number of services, including 24-hour room service, free WiFi in all rooms, 24-hour guard, chapel, shrine.

Accommodations at The St. Regis Bali Resort has been carefully for the sake of maximum comfort with a flat-screen television, internet access (WiFi), private pool, whirlpool in some rooms. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including rental of water sports equipment, yoga room, hot tub, private beach, fitness center, to help guests relax after a busy day in the city.

The St. Regis Bali Resort has excellent meeting facilities. From the extraordinary meeting to meeting packages that can be customized, the best place in Bali this is an impressive location to hold meetings and various events. The total space of 10 688 square feet, 4 meeting rooms, 123 suites and villas, free Wi-Fi access, a place for dinner beachfront private groups, professional on-site event specialists.

The resort is to rely on some of the most desirable dining experience and has won awards in the island. Has several restaurants with the best dishes, Restaurant of Kayuputi, Dolls, Dulang, Gourmand Deli, King Cole Bar, Vista Bar.