12 Things Complained by Tourists when Traveling to Bali
Bali Provincial Government held a survey to gather information from tourists about the service and comfort on the island. The survey result was quite astonishing, in which there were 12 tourist’s complaints specific to Bali.
“After we did the survey, there were 12 complaints from tourists about Bali. Among them are traffic jam, garbage, immigration and custom’s service at the airport and service at the money changer. Tourists often being cheated,” said Governor of Bali, Made MangkuPastika in Bappenas office, Jakarta, on Wednesday.
In fact, he said, Bali is an international tourist destination, so the government must fix the infrastructure and services in Bali. That way, tourists will feel comfortable and stay longer on the island.
In terms of traffic jam, Mangku Pastika added, the provincial government of Bali has developed Sarbagita metropolitan areas (Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan) through the construction of Nusa Dua – Benoa – Ngurah Rai toll roads.
“Those four cities in Bali is frequently hit by traffic, it is different from Jakarta, which is jammed everywhere. Because 95 % vehicles in Bali is a private vehicle and there are 2.7 million vehicles (600 thousand cars and 2.1 million motorcycles),” he said.
The Governor admitted that he will develop other mass transportation that can carry passengers in large quantities and supported infrastructure such as toll roads, underpass, fly overs and road widening.
“It’s very difficult to restrict vehicle as the local economy is improving. In Bali, constraints to build infrastructure is due to cultural issues, such as widening the road is difficult because a lot of the temple there, and build fly overs could not be done for fear of traditional ceremony that takes place,” he explained.Filed under: Headlines