Close
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 · An Island Losing its Cultural Character
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

An Island Losing its Cultural Character

Does Bali's Sunset Road Signal the Setting Sun on Efforts to Preserve "Bali Style" in Local Architectural Values?


Bali News: An Island Losing its Cultural Character
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/4/2007)

The Indonesian language daily newspaper NusaBali has questioned in the rapid development of businesses along Kuta's Sunset Road and the lack of Balinese architectural elements in the buildings populating this major thoroughfare.

A formal decree from the Regent of Badung in 2004 (No. 293) mandates that every building along the road must reflect traditional Balinese values in its architecture.

Traditional Balinese Architectural Values?

What actually constitutes Bali style is open to a wide range of interpretations. According to a member of the "Design Committee" of PT Pengembangan Pariwisata Bali, I Gusti Nyoman Putra Sardjana: "the main focus of Bali style is founded on the principle of Tri Angga - a reflection of the basic composition of the human body. In the form and physical structure of building architecture there must be clear divisions between the top (the head), the walls and supports (the body) and the foundations (the legs)."

While commercial and private buildings in Bali are not permitted to duplicate the look of religious temples, they are expected to incorporate proportions and ornamentations in keeping with local cultural traditions.

A local government official charged with supervising compliance with local building codes discounted the lack of local architectural touches along the Sunset Road, suggesting that many of the non-compliant buildings pre-date the 2004 regulation.

Reflecting a possible official lack of genuine concern for the strict application of codes requiring Balinese architectural values, the official told NusaBali, "if every building follows traditional designs people will be bored." Pressed further on the issue, the official said violators only need to "add Balinese ornaments to their building to comply with local laws."

Clearly, those traveling Kuta's busy Sunset Road, home to strip malls and hypermarkets, can be forgiven if they momentarily forget they are actually on the island of 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
For Those in the Know on Indonesian Hotels
Douglas Ramage Joins All-Star Line Up of Speakers and Panelists at Indonesian Hotel Investment Conference in Bali on June 6, 2014
(4/20/2014)
We Get Mail!
Review on the Sad State of Baliís Newly Renovated Airport Causes Many Bali Update Readers to Write
(4/20/2014)
We Get Mail!
Following Bali Updateís Editorial on Channel Seven Australia's Unfair Treatment of Bali, We Get a Record Number of Readers Emails
(4/20/2014)
Saving Baliís Starlings
Four More Bali Starlings Released to the Wilds at Sibang Breeding and Release Site
(4/20/2014)
The Fast Check Out Line is Not Working
Tiara Grocer Ignores Supreme Court Order and Continues to Operate Jalan Cokroaminoto Outlet
(4/20/2014)
Bali Property Market in Decline?
Downturn in Bali Property Business May be Short Term and Cyclical
(4/20/2014)
Paying for the Right to Work
Bali's Capital of Denpasar Gets a Windfall from $100 Per Month Foreign Worker Tax
(4/21/2014)
Providing Gifted Students a Free Education
Bali Allocates US$1.74 Million for a Trade School for Underprivileged Students
(4/21/2014)
Evil Disposition
Foreigners Working Illegally in Baliís Tourism Sector as Guides, Drivers, Dive Guides and Surfing Instructors
(4/20/2014)
Bali and Beyond Travel Fair 2014
350 Buyers Expected at Bali & Beyond Travel Fair to be held in Bali June 10-14. 2014
(4/20/2014)
Dogged till the End
Bali Quarantine Officials Euthanize 31 Dogs Seized from Animal Smugglers
(4/20/2014)
Hastie Rise to the Top
Hard Rock Hotel Bali Andrew Hastie Ė Executive Assistant Manager Food & Beverage
(4/20/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents