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 · Why the Hound Turned Grey
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

Why the Hound Turned Grey

Waiting Forever at the Bus Stop: Will 15 New Buses Be Delivered for Bali's Long-Delayed Sarbagita Bus System in July 2011?

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Bus system. Sarbagita, delays, Gusti Ngurah Suryanta Putra, fares
Click Image to Enlarge


When it comes to Bali’s long-promised Sarbagita Mass Transit System, the Island has received more excuses to date than it has buses from the Central Government in Jakarta. Once promised to start operations in 2009, the system remains still in the status of a promise in July 2011.

Apparently, the Provincial House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) is not amused and are threatening to summon the Bali representatives from the Department of Transportation and officials of the Badung Regency and Denpasar government to account for these endless delays.

According to NusaBali, Bali political leaders are fuming over the elusive bus system – now two years behind schedule – with that the installation of bumpers and the painting of the buses given as reasons as to why the Bali bus system remains long on promises but short on passengers.

Commission III members of the DPRD-Bali are promising to call officials involved in the project to determine the real cause of the delays. Gusti Ngurah Suryanta Putra, Secretary of Commission III from the House said: “We will invite (them) for a discussion on the preparations for the actual handover of the buses can take place in a timely manner. Those to be called include the chief of Transportation Services for the regency of Badung and Denpasar. We’ll invite them for a chat.”

Beyond the problem of late delivery, how exactly the Sarbagita Bus System will be managed and the rules for its use have yet to be decided.

Originally promised to be introduced into service in 2009, the Sarbagita Bus System was the subject of numerous delaying announcements, the latest promise of a handover on July 12, 2011, having come and gone. It also remains unclear if Bali will receive “new” busses manufactured in 2009 which, from an accounting standpoint, means the busses will have depreciated by at least 50% in value before they begin traveling Bali’s roads.

There is, however, growing optimism the new buses are actually on the way with invitations now being distributed for a handover ceremony scheduled for July 20, 2011.

While it would probably be imprudent to line up quite yet for a ride at one of the many bus stops installed across the island, the Sarbagita Bus System is promising to someday operate 15 buses at a fares of Rp. 3,500 (US$0.40) for adults and Rp. 2,500 (US$0.29) for students.

Related Articles

[Bali or Bus!]

[Hop on the Bus, Gusti!]
[Leave the Driving to Us]

[Missing the Bus]

© 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]!