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 · There Went the Neighborhood
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

There Went the Neighborhood

Seminyak Community Leaders Complain About Security and Hooliganism in Their Bali Community.

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Seminyak, police, General Hadiatmoko, hooliganism, noise pollution
Click Image to Enlarge


Local citizens in the Seminyak area of Kuta are making their voices heard to Bali's new chief of police, General Hadiatmoko, complaining about noise pollution, commercial sex workers and hooliganism.

In a public meeting to allow the people of Seminyak to meet with Bali's top cop, local citizens called for better law enforcement and security in their home neighborhood.

As reported in Nusa Bali, at the meeting held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, the traditional leader (Bendesa Adat) of Seminyak, I Wayan Mara, told Hadiatmoko how Seminyak in general and Jalan Camplung Tanduk in particular, is now crowded with bars that operate as discotheques. As a result, local residents are disturbed by loud sound systems that blare music until the morning hours.

Efforts by village security officials and law enforcement who have issued warnings and recommendations have had little effect on reducing the noise levels.

Another local resident, I Nyoman Sudana, told of the presence of commercial sex workers, many of whom are transvestites, who disturb Seminyak women traveling to the morning market. In this case, local security workers have been powerless in stopping the problem, able to do little more than ask the identity of those causing the disturbance.

Sudana told General Hadiatmoko: "As local officials we are not bold enough to take action. Because of this, we ask advice from you, Sir, on how to handle this problem," said Sudana.

In addition to disturbances caused by transvestites, Sudana share his concern about increased hooliganism in Seminyak. Added Sudana: "Our citizens are worried about the growing criminality attributed to gangs of hooligans. We are worried that this situation will only continue."

Made Sukadana, the head of a Seminyak community association aid security in Seminyak must be improved through the establishment of additional police posts and higher staffing of police officers to allow local citizens to feel safe and secure.

Sukadana told the Chief of Police that the people of Seminyak have set up security posts in three locations: Jalan Sunset Road. Jalan Kunti and Jalan Camplung Tanduk.

In response, General Hadiatmoko promised that he would handle all the concerns tabled at the community meeting. As regards the problem of transvestites, he asked the village officials to leave this matter to his officers to handle. He promised that following coordination with provincial officials his officers would try to counsel the transvestites (waria) and, if that didn't work, his department would take sterner action.

On the problem of hooliganism, Hadiatmoko said his office would never compromise with predatory hooligans.

Hadiatmoko closed the meeting by calling for closer cooperation between the Bali police and the public create safe and secure communities.

© 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]!