Search for Sari Club Land Owner Prove Fruitless
Plans to develop the site of a building destroyed in the October 12, 2002, bombing in Legian are still on hold after six years because the owner of the land has yet to be found, an official said.
According to officials, a group of Australian citizens hoping to turn the 1,000-square-meter plot of land where the Sari Club once stood into a “peace park” met with regent of Badung AA Gde Agung on February 6 to discuss the issue.
Leader of the group Peter Johnson said funding for the park would be donated by the Australian government and citizens, and would hopefully be a spiritual and historical place.
However, Regent Agung said all that after years of attempting to find out, plans were on hold because no one knew who owned the land.
He said the government had even resorted to putting up signs on the land asking for the owner or anyone with information about the land to get in touch with officials.
Head of Kuta village I Gede Suparta said the trouble was that the land had been changing hands since the 1970s and no one was sure exactly who owned the land and when.
Suparta said they had also opened a hotline for anyone with information about the land to call.Filed under: The Island