Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · No Room for More Rooms in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

No Room for More Rooms in Bali

Governor Pastika Writing to Regents and Mayor Asking, Again, for a Halt to New Hotel Construction in Bali

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Made Mangku Pastika, moratorium on new hotels, hotel overcapacity, hotel price war
Click Image to Enlarge


A long-standing circular memorandum authored by Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika’s for a moratorium on new hotel projects in the south of the Island has been completely ignored by regents and mayors who continue to grant new hotel licenses at unprecedented speed.

Perplexed and frustrated by massive oversupply of accommodation rooms in Bali, Governor Pastika is preparing another letter to regional and municipal administrators in an effort to halt new construction.

Quoted by Radar Bali, Pastika said: "I have drafted another letter. It's an affirmation of the moratorium. We express the hope and do not order the moratorium. We can't order a moratorium as that would exceed my authority as Governor."

Pastika refused to confirm when the new letter would be sent to the regents and mayor in Bali, saying the letter was still being drafted.

The governor has long advocated a halt to new hotels being built in South Bali. His desire is that new construction be diverted to other, less developed, areas of Bali as a means of a more even distribution of wealth to the more impoverished areas of the Island.

"The problem is that the regents keep issuing building permits. It's so difficult to implement a moratorium," complained Pastika.

The governor said the failure to heed his desire to halt new hotel construction in Bali has resulted in the current severe overcapacity of hotel rooms in Bali's south and the resulting unhealthy price competition taking place between hotels. "Rates are going down. Quality is also declining. This is terrible for Bali as a whole," said Pastika, expressing his concerns that the image of Bali is threatened by overbuilding of new hotels.

Related Articles 

Rooms to Spare, And then Some

Moratoire est Morte?

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


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
Bali's Best Dining and Bars
Baliís Best Restaurants, Bars, And Cafes 2015 Crowned
Pray for Rain
Extended Drought Threatens Severe Water Shortage in Kuta and Other Areas of Bali
Double Bladed Consequence
Italian Tourist Goes berserk and Attacks Warung Owner with a Knife in Sanur Bali
A Night at the Museum
Baliís Arma Museum Named the Nationís Best Privately Owned Museum
Keeping Ahead of the Wave
New Tsunami Early Warning System Tower at Kedungu Brings to 9 the Total Number of Tsunami Warning Towers in Bali.
Needed: Stroke of Good Luck
New Kuta Golf Course 8th Anniversary October 10-11, 2015
A Ban on Reclamation?
Maritime Affairs Minister Announces Plans for a Moratorium on Reclamation of Seashores Nationwide
Liberalizing Indonesiaís Cruise Sector
Foreign Flagged Cruise Ships Allowed to Carry Domestic Passengers
Dogs Tied to a Poll
Bali Post Conducts Public Opinion Survey on Governmentís Response to the Rabies Crisis
Everything on your Plate
Police and provincial Authorities Warn that Motor Vehicles Staying More than 3 Months in Bali Must Convert to Local Police License Plates
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of North Bali and the Women Who Fashion Them at Living Lobby Art Exhibition Masters Showcase at Conrad Bali Resort Through January 10, 2015
When Kids Communicate and Collaborate
Global Issues Network Conference in Bali October 16-18, 2015
All [News]!