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 · Another Bali Tradition Being Salted Away
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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Another Bali Tradition Being Salted Away

The Disappearing Traditional Salt Makers of Tejakula, North Bali.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Tejakula, Salt, Sea salt, villas, Ketut Suardana, traditional salt making
Click Image to Enlarge

(5/16/2011)

Bali Post tells of how expanses of beach front surrounding Tejakula in north Bali that were once the domain of traditional sea salt producers has seen that industry displaced by the boom in private villas for foreign residents.

While just five years ago large evaporation vats to extract salt from sea water dotted the seaside, today the simple salt makers have chosen to sell their lands and abandon this traditional trade in favor of growing fruit crops further inland. Where the occasional drying vats can still be encountered on the beach, they are generally in poor shape, sitting only as distant reminders of their original purpose.

Tejakula village official, Ketut Suardana, admits that salt production is a vanishing trade in his community, with villagers selling their land seaside lands for Rp. 5 to Rp. 10 million (US$570-US$1,140) per are (100 square meters) and using the proceeds to purchase productive lands away form the shore. Explained Suardana, "because the income from making salt was small, our citizens have sold their shore side property to buy fruit orchards of rambutan which offer a much better income than salt production."

Suardana says that from the 10 salt makers to be found on Tejakula’s shores ten years ago, only 2 remain. He said he felt certain that the remaining two salt makers will soon follow their neighbors and sell their lands to villas builders.

A natural consequence of this process is the fact that the natural sea salt once widely sold in Tejakula has become difficult to find with local salt supplies now imported from other sources.

Suardana admitted efforts by his office to persuade people to preserve their traditional salt making industry for both its economic and touristic value have met with little success. Suardana sadly projects that the trade of making sea salt in his community will soon become a distant memory of Bali’s past.


© 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
A Sleeping or a Napping Giant?
Mount Agung’s New Found Calm May Signal Either a Return to Dormancy or a Coming Eruption
(12/3/2017)
A Mountain of Trouble
Governor Concerned for Bali’s Welfare if Mount Agung Crisis is Prolonged
(12/3/2017)
A Conference to Bank On
Despite Mount Agung Eruption, Plans Moving Ahead for IMF-World Bank Meeting October 12-14, 2018
(12/3/2017)
Jimbaran’s Latest Spa Destination
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Showcases Indonesia’s Wellness Heritage at New Arkipela Spa
(12/3/2017)
Bali Tourism Scholars Lend a Hand
162 Bali Tourism Academy Students Volunteer to Help Mitigate the Impact of Mount Agung Volcano
(12/3/2017)
Eating Well and Frugally in Bali
A List of 5 Very Affordable Bali Culinary Experiences
(12/3/2017)
Back to a New Normal
Bali Airport Slowly Resumes Normal Flight Schedules as Arriving Passenger Numbers Grow
(12/3/2017)
Our Volcanic Cup Runneth Over
Volcanic Experts Predict Mount Agung Crater will Breach with Molten Lava Before 12 December 2017
(12/3/2017)
An Island of Risk Free Explorations
5 (Among Many) Bali Travel Experience to Enjoy Despite the Continued Rumbling of Mount Agung
(12/3/2017)
Democracy in Ashes
Bali Democracy Forum December 7-8, 2017 Relocated to Tangerang, West Java
(12/3/2017)
Pastika not Ready to be Put out to Pasture
Governor Pastika Describes Various Scenarios for Life in Retirement from Public Service
(12/3/2017)
The Run Around at the Roundabout
Police and Construction Teams Recommend Detours and Alternate Routes for Traffic Near Bali’s Airport During Underpass Construction
(12/3/2017)
All [News]!