The Bali Post reports that a “floating restaurant” protruding out from the shoreline of Bali’s volcanic Lake Batur in Kintanami is an illegal operation lacking the required licenses and permits.
The Kedisan Floating Restaurant has been in open operation since 2008.
The head of the Permit and Licensing Office for the regency of Bangli, Komang Pariartha confirmed to The Bali Post that the popular restaurant did not have the needed permits and was an illegal structure.
“As far as I know, the floating restaurant still does not have the needed permits. Previously, the owner applied for a permit which we rejected,” said Ni Made Saseh the head of the licensing processing section in Bangli.
Sasih said the initial application was rejected because the restaurant was considered detrimental to the local environment and the sustainability of the lake. Because of this, the building permit for the restaurant was never issued.
And although the restaurant is in flagrant violation of the law, no enforcement action from the Bangli administration has been taken to close the establishment.
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