The Benoa Bay Project: The embodiment of the power struggle between the Central Government and Bali

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The Benoa Bay Project: The embodiment of the power struggle between the Central Government and Bali

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: The Benoa Bay Project: The embodiment of the power struggle between the Central Government and Bali
Author: Tahitu, Nerima Sharderu
Issue Date: 2017-09-29
Keywords: Bali
Benoa Bay
Reclamation
Mass tourism
Political struggle
Tourism
Balinese culture
Central government
Indonesia
Environment
Abstract: Tolak Reklamasi Teluk Benoa”, freely translated as “reject the Benoa Bay reclamation”, is the slogan which can be seen on many posters and banners on the streets of Bali nowadays. Balinese locals are protesting against the Benoa Bay reclamation project, which is seen as the biggest mass tourism project in Bali. According to those who oppose the project, the reclamation endangers the physical and cultural landscape of the Balinese. Since 2013, the protest has turned into the largest civil protest, since the Reformasi era, against tourism development. Thousands of people have been protesting the $3 billion reclamation project at the offices of the Bali provincial government in Denpasar. In order to realize the Benoa Bay project, more than 700 hectares of water will be drained out of the former environmental protected zone. Many specialists argue that draining the bay will cause environmental, socio-cultural and political problems in Bali, so how and why is the project still in the running? what is the significance of the Benoa Bay reclamation project, and what are its implications?
Supervisor: Suryadi, Surya
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: South and Southeast Asian Studies (Bachelor)
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52330
 

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