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 · Kuta – Bali's Wild Wild West
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

Kuta – Bali's Wild Wild West

Editorial: Recent Death of New Zealand Man Underlines Lack of Rules and Official Security Presence in Kuta-Seminyak Night-Life Corridor.

Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge


The death on a New Zealand man April 12, 2009, at the Bounty Discothèque in Kuta after being brutalized by three employees has created a chorus in the local press calling for the closure of the venue now blamed with having damaged Bali's reputation.

The Badung regency's tourism service has responded via comments publlished in Radar Bali saying the it is difficult to close the fully-licensed entertainment venue established under rules of the National Investment Board in 1995.

Despite receiving a "silver" certification issued in September 2008 by the Bali police for its security precautions, Badung tourism officials condemned the bar's poor service and employment of "thugs" (preman) as security staff. Badung tourism official, Nyoman Suardana, quoted in the local press said: "Many of the security staff are thugs. So, the thuggery becomes part of the company's profile. What's more, while there is a police post at the locale, the police will only get involved after things get out of hand."

Local observers and long-time residents know that violoent physical altercations are not uncommon at Kuta's nightspots, often involving assaults on guests by employees or fellow revellers. By virtue of existing security arrangements between pub owners and the authorities, police only become involved when death, serious injury or an official police complaint results.

This unhappy state of affairs in which many night spots "are a rule unto themselves" is fueling calls for stronger regulation of Bali's nightlife industry, including regulating the number of entertainment venues allowed to operate, stricter operating hours, general security standards, limiting sound amplification, age limitation requirements for guests and limiting service provided to intoxicated customers.

While reminding the press that three men have been charged and are awaiting trial in the death of the New Zealand man, tourism officials point out that the current rules allow them them only the right to send a reprimand letter to the owners of Bounty.

© 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
Bali’s 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
Bali’s Arma Museum Named the Nation’s 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 Indonesia’s Cruise Sector
Foreign Flagged Cruise Ships Allowed to Carry Domestic Passengers
Dogs Tied to a Poll
Bali Post Conducts Public Opinion Survey on Government’s 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]!