Can’t handle the kukuruyuk (Indonesian onomatopoeia for a rooster’s crow)? Bali’s tourism agency head is suggesting you, and not the chicken, leave your cheap accommodation that’s situated in a residential area for locals and relocate to an exclusive hotel.
In case you missed all the noise, a group of 17 foreign tourists (previously reported as 10) last week filed a complaint with the South Kuta Public Order Agency about roosters crowing at dawn and disrupting their sleep.
This just won’t cock-a-doodle-do: 10 foreign tourists file complaint about Bali roosters crowing at dawn
Ten foreigners who are staying at a homestay in Jimbaran reportedly filed a complaint about roosters crowing at dawn and disturbing their sleep. Read more.
March 3, 2023
Bali Tourism Agency Head Tjok Bagus Pemayun yesterday gave an update on the matter, saying that agency officials have facilitated a meeting between the owner of the roosters and Anumaya Bay View homestay where the tourists are staying.
“If tourists want to stay in a residential area, they have to follow local customs. Residents keeping chickens is common there — it’s not like they have huge farms,” Tjok Bagus said, adding that tourism officials in Bali had never come across such a complaint before.
“We have told the tourists that in Bali, locals keep cocks, dogs, birds, and cats as pets. We told them if they want to stay elsewhere, hotels are available.”
The official noted that the 17 foreigners have been staying at Anumaya Bay View since before the pandemic.
“One American tourist protested [about the roosters], and the others from Russia followed their lead. So there were 17 people in the complaint,” Tjok Bagus said.
“They said that staying at a hotel is expensive, whereas the homestay [is not].”
Like they say: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Or the roosters will scream in your ears to tell you to get the kukuruyuk outta here.
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