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 · Bali: Australian Domestic Tourist Destination?
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

Bali: Australian Domestic Tourist Destination?

Worth Sharing: Who Invited You to Bali?


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Who Invited You to Bali, Tourism as Colonialism, Angleszka Sobocinska, The Guardian, Cultural degradation
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/30/2013)

The Guardian, in an article first published by The Conversation – part of the Guardian Comment Network, featured a thought provoking composition written by academic Angleszka Sobocinska asking “Who invited you to Bali?”

Sobocinska is deputy director of the National Centre for Australian Studies. Her academic background is in history, specializing in the cultural history of Australian-Asian relations, the history of travel and tourism and development.

Who invited you to Bali?” questions basic premises of the international tourism industry and explores the cultural degradation mass tourism brings to a destination.

Taking Bali as a specific case-in-point, Australians constitute 25% of all foreign arrivals to Bali where, she suggests, tolerance and resiliency may be coming to an end as cross-cultural, environmental and social tensions are on the rise.

She also looks at growing demands on limited natural resources, such as water, on an increasingly thirsty Island where 65% of Bali’s water is consumed by tourism. As a result, rivers and rice fields are drying up and salt water intrudes into a rapidly diminishing water table. Meanwhile, developers eye how to turn a profit from the Island's mountainous lakes – Bali’s last vestiges of fresh water.

Also examined by Sobocinska is the rapid loss of agricultural land to tourism development, estimated to be disappearing in Bali at the annual rate of 1,000 hectare. Also under severe strain is Bali's electrical grid where an estimated 50,000 Balinese households sit in absolute darkness watching, from the distance, the after glow of luxury villas and hotels.

Is Tourism the New Form of Colonialism?

On a more basic and perhaps crucial level, the Author raises question of cultural degradation, questioning how her fellow Australians and others have turned certain parts of Bali into a sordid and tawdry domestic destination.

A recommended read [Who Invited You to Bali?]  


© 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
When Things Fail to Add Up
Editorial: Poor Grasp of Mapping Tourism Growth Underlines a Much Larger Problem
(7/5/2015)
Watching You, From a Distance
Indonesia to Introduce Law Requiring its Citizens to Register On Line When Going Abroad
(7/5/2015)
Has the Bali Property Boom Gone Bust?
Developers Say Bali Property Sales Down 75% in 2015
(7/5/2015)
Strokes of Good Luck
Trips to London and Harley Davidson Motorcycles among Prizes to be Won Bali National Golf Club August 8-9, 2015
(7/5/2015)
Bali Airport; Ready for the Holiday Rush
Bali Airport Sets Up Command Posts in Anticipation of Lebaran Rush
(7/5/2015)
Kite Flyers Leave Bali in the Dark
PLN Worried that Baliís Kite-Flying Seasons will Precipitate Power Outages
(7/5/2015)
PATA Mart Returns to Indonesia
Indonesia to Host 2016 PATA Travel Mart
(7/5/2015)
Medan Tragedy
Military Transport Crash in Medan Kills at Least 113 in Long Litany of C-130 Crashes in Indonesia
(7/5/2015)
Small Shops Must Stop Selling Beer
Bali Threaten to Close Down Shops in Kuta and Legian Illegally Selling Beer
(7/5/2015)
Bali Human Cultural Icons
Bali Arts Festival Honor Nine Senior Traditional Arts Performers
(7/5/2015)
The Man of de Malmanche
New Zealand Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Bali
(7/5/2015)
The Hills are Alive
Jetstar Cancels Several Bali Flights to Avoid Volcanic Ash from East Java Volcano
(7/5/2015)
All [News]!