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  • ross1948 00:02 on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: admission fees, , Besaki, Borobudur, , , , , vandlaism   

    Bali Discriminates? No Complaints, Except – Still – About Besaki! 

    So the Balinese have plans to charge foreign visitors more when visiting provincial tourist locations?

    What’s to object to?

    It’s already done at Borobudur.

    borobudur-main-entrance Borobudur

    And it is, paradoxically, fair.

    If Bali wants to make money, it has to price its heritage sites in such a way as to pay for their upkeep. If they charge, say, ten bucks, for everyone, then how can a poor local family afford to see their own country’s cultural heritage? But ten bucks to a Japanese or Aussie tourist is a not unreasonable price to pay.

    If the charge for all is fifty cents, which poor Indonesians can afford, it’ll take a lot of foreign visitors to cover proper administration and maintenance of the sites.

    Bali people deserve applause for aesthetic appreciation.

    In Java, we’ve seen Islamist ignoramuses doing all they can to destroy their own rich history. See – Blasting Borobudur? ISIS, Enemies of Civilisation!  and  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/ignorant-islamist-bigots-attack-indonesias-heritage-java-statues-wrecked/ 


    patung-bima-purwakarta FUI savages amok in Java


    Sadly, some of the foreigners who visit Bali are as ignorant, though not as moronic, as the FUI malignants.

    Sadly, some tourists never go to see any historical or architectural marvels. They go to bars and discos. (I like both, marvels and nightlife!)

    The bad side of the Bali news is not the price differential, but, as the head of the revenue section of the Provincial Government, I Made Santha, said “this will (only) be applied at tourist objects owned by the province.”  http://www.balidiscovery.com/messages/message.asp?Id=11617


     Bajra Sandhi


    The report mentions a couple of those, namely the Monument of the People’s Struggle (Bajra Sandhi) and Taman Budaya, both located in downtown Denpasar.

    But I fear that list does NOT include the Great Temple of Besaki.




    It is a fine sight to see, but almost every visitor I’ve ever met who’s gone there has been appalled by the scavengers who control it, scurvy layabouts who seek to extort tourists of any and every nationality.

    The whole area is immersed in a rip-off mentality, all the more offensive since it is a place of worship.

    The Governor should clamp down!


  • ross1948 12:47 on January 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Borobudur, , , , , ,   

    Ain’t She Gorgeous? Glorious Miss Indonesia! 

    Just idling at the mo, awaiting an sms to confirm today’s visitor will arrive today or whether it’ll be a Sunday treat instead. If you’re reading the blog this lunchtime, H of Ciledug, please confirm, as I want to go out and dine at the warteg soon.

    However, time is a valuable commodity and I don’t waste it.

    So I have been trawling the net to see if there are any good pictures for you other faithful readers.

    And sure enough!




    Is she not glorious!

    And just imagine all those foul sectarian kill-joys sweating in their white-shirt goon-tunics, aghast at the exemplar for all normal young Indonesian ladies taking such obvious delight in looking like a woman.

    I gather it was taken at Borobudur, a magnificent temple threatened not long ago by savages…

    Blasting Borobudur? ISIS, Enemies of Civilisation!  

    …the same sort who hate Indonesia’s cultural heritage  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/ignorant-islamist-bigots-attack-indonesias-heritage-java-statues-wrecked/  as much as they hate the sight of attractive gals!

    I haven’t paid the bad guys much attention since the Festive Season, but must get back to coverage of their iniquitous conduct soon!

    PS H is en route here, so I hear, so no more blogging till much later.

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