Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Bali is a destination on the list not to be visited by 2020

Bali is a destination on the list not to be visited by 2020
Travel media from the United States, Fodor's Travel, publishes a list of destinations to visit and it is better not to be visited in 2020. Interestingly, in the list of destinations that are better considered not to be visited in 2020 or No List, Fodor's Travel, is Bali as one of destination on the list. The reason is that Bali, the most visited island in Indonesia, has suffered and experienced many of the side effects of mass tourism in recent years, the government levies a tax on tourists to help overcome the buri effect of mass tourism on the environment.

In 2017, Bali was declared a rubbish emergency area, due to too much plastic waste on the beach and waters. The Bali Environment Agency notes that the island of Bali produces 3800 tons of garbage every day, with only 60 percent ending up in landfills. A clear observation for anyone visiting the island of Bali.

Another thing that is the focus of attention by Fodor's Travel is the scarcity of clean water in Bali due to the construction of villas and golf courses that have an impact on local farmers. Also obscene tourist behavior, especially in the central shrine of worship, makes authorities in Bali try to make regulations and guidelines. Tourists who visit religious sites wear swimsuits, climb holy sites, and generally do not respect local customs and cultural norms.

Tourists after surfing cross beside the garbage pile during the west wind season and during the rainy season on the coast of Kuta, Bali. As a result of the occurrence of the west wind season in the waters of Bali has an impact on the amount of rubbish that was washed away by ocean currents so that it has accumulated on the coast of Kuta tourist area. Besides Bali, there are still other famous destinations in the world that are not recommended by Fodor's Travel to be visited in 2020. The destinations such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Hanoi Train Street or train lines in Hanoi, Vietnam, Barcelona in Spain, and Big Sur in California. No List or list of destinations that are better considered not to be visited from Fodor's Travel focuses on environmental, ethical, and sometimes political issues.

The underlying problems are the problems that we will face in the next decade. At the end it is written that the decision is left to the reader because the reader is planning his own trip. According to the magazine, which is displayed in the No List is not a prohibited list. On the contrary, this is a promise when we actually discuss the goals mentioned here, in an amazing place, we will travel responsibly.

Fodor's Travel is a tourism media that began with a travel guide book with a forerunner in 1936 in London, England. In 1949, Fodor's modern travel guide book was produced in France. Then, in 1996 the official website of Fodor's Travel was created. Furthermore, in 2016 this site was acquired by an internet company in California, United States.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Nyepi 2019, silent day without internet and television broadcasts

Religious assemblies in Bali again agreed to propose a 24-hour internet halt during the Nyepi Holy Day on the 7th of March. The Bali Regional Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPID) along with the Bali Provincial Government and the Bali DPRD signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the appeal not to broadcast and relay broadcasts during the Nyepi day on March 7.

The purpose of terminating the internet was the same as what was done last year, so that Hindus can be solemn to carry out Nyepi day and keep no provocation, no bad words on social media that are not good when Nyepi day. Nyepi in previous years often appeared slander, utterances of hatred, and insulting words sent by irresponsible people on social media, even leading to fights. The hate speech about Nyepi in Bali is sent via social media and the internet. So that there arises resentment and slander between religious people in Bali.

Even though the internet will be turned off for 24 hours on Nyepi day, it does not apply to the interests of government facilities, hospitals, airports, security and other vital public facilities. The internet will be accessible in these places, for example hospitals to access insurance services whose data is internet based.

Not only the internet will be turned off during Nyepi, also television and radio broadcasts. Stopping all television and radio broadcast activities in Bali has been carried out in the last few years, and it is very effective and without contra.