Even though Bali’s provincial government put a moratorium on new hotels in South Bali (Badung, Gianyar, and Denpasar) back in 2011, growth in the area remains untamed.
Just look at look at how Mr. Trump is making his way to Bali, for instance.
A major reason the moratorium hasn’t been so effective, according to research by Colliers International Indonesia (CII), is that regents and city mayors can apparently sidestep the regulation since they have authority to issue hotel permits, reports the Jakarta Post.
“By the end of last year, Bali already had 39,605 rooms. It is expected to have 42,154 rooms by the end of 2018,” CII research associate director Ferry Salanto told Kompas.