Bali Tourism Board Launches Program for Domestic Tourists

DENPASAR ~ Before June, the Bali Tourism Board (BTB) will launch a Warung Lipat program, in which a brochure-type, pocket-sized small map detailing dining venues and their locations will be published, a spokesman said.

The map would publish 40 venues in Badung, Denpasar and Gianyar, head of the BTB said at a press meeting on Wednesday.

“We want to promote local cuisine for domestic tourists whose lives are similar to locals in Bali. They loved eating at roadside stalls, so we’ve provided them with a list of various, hygienic stalls that would suit their tastes,” Ida Bagus Nurjaya said.

BTB worked with Chefs ‘R’ Us, who publishes and distributes a free monthly food magazine, to help design the Warung Lipat brocure and make it look professional, he said.

The program aimed to support the local industry by spotlighting small stalls, he said.

For instance, he said small places in Setia Budia, Denpasar, that offered jingo rice, a small portion of rice and a side dish wrapped in paper or a leaf, were shown on the map.

I Komang Arsana, an Indonesia Chef Association Bali representative, commented that local Balinese food had excellent value.

“We will try to guide domestic tourists by serving them healthy and interesting food,” he said.

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