Sanur’s Padang Galak Beach could be a site of another hotel or project, kite-flyers fear finish of open space in area

Sanur’s Padang Galak Beach is a favorite among kite-flyers in Bali, though speak of a intensity hotel or other growth plan in a mark have some members of a internal ‘kite community’ disturbed about a finish of what singular open space is left in a area.

Padang Galak Beach is on a northern finish of Sanur, a strand city underneath Denpasar administration, renouned with tourists and expats. The beach is a categorical site of a Bali Kite Festival, an annual kite festival where hulk normal flights are competitively flown, with normal Balinese villages in Denpasar battling for feat and to vigilance to a Hindu gods for prosperity. The festival, that is on a 39th year, saw thousands of people group to a seaside on Saturday.

But amidst this year’s festivities, was apparently rumblings about an involved kite tradition.

Another of Sanur’s beaches, Mertasari that has seen fast growth with hotels, shops, and restaurants, is too tiny a space for a hulk kites, so now a fear is for Padang Galak, says Made Yudha, second management of a Bali Kite Association.

“Mertasari has already shrunk, so a space there is not possible,” Yudha told Tribun Bali on Sunday.

According to Yudha, investors should not be authorised to build for blurb functions on kite-flying spaces, since of a virtue of a area.

“So we can't build anything around here. Actually, a provincial supervision contingency urge this place as a immature open space,” says Yudha.

“Imagine this is happening, it’s roughly a 40th kite festival in Padang Galak. It’s a contrition for a children,” he added.

However, no matter a notice of a area as “sacred” by some, city zoning officials see things differently.

Padang Galak is a “tourism zone” not a “green zone,” says Kadek Kusuma Diputra, conduct of DPMPTSP, a Denpasar Licensing Agency.

Meanwhile, Diputra recently revealed that there are some investors who will build party venues, such as malls and other party centers in Denpasar—though he did not mention who all is behind a projects and where accurately in Denpasar a building would be.

However, a site doesn’t sound like it would be Padang Galak. Diputra says adult til now, there have not been any applications filed for growth permits in a kite-playing area of Padang Galak.

But a mark is adult for grabs, according to a official.

“What is transparent to me is that it is a tourism zone,” he said.

Big growth projects hovering over land viewed as dedicated by Balinese is zero new to a island.

The imminent reclamation of South Denpasar’s Benoa Bay is a identical story on a most incomparable scale. Indonesian developer TWBI has been in a really delayed routine of relocating towards reclaiming 700 hectares of a bay—that’s been designated as “sacred” by a country’s heading management on Hinduism—to build synthetic Dubai-esque islands finish with hotels, other tourism facilities, and an F1 racing track.


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