Bali The Island of Gods
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http://sg.news.yahoo.com/bali-public-transportation-taking-baby-steps-improve-170000104.htmlali may be a world famous tourism site with a myriad of swanky cafes and luxurious hotels, but the paradise island is still yet to have any solid mass public transportation facility.
Aside from taxis and self-employed locals offering motorcycle rides at distance-determined prices, you will notice the lack of land public transport in Bali.
This is quite unusual compared to many other Indonesian big cities that are crowded with hordes of buses and minivans. This situation raises the question of how the people actually get around on the island.
A few years back, you could still find bemo-ancient modified minivans- on Bali’s streets, but the Bali chapter of Land Transportation Owners Organization (Organda) reported last year that the number of bemo in Bali has greatly diminished, leaving the island with only 40 percent of its operating armada because locals prefer private vehicles over public transport.
Authorities responded by launching the state-owned Trans Sarbagita bus program, which is similar to Jakarta’s Trans Jakarta busway system, where buses serve the main roads, stopping only at designated places, with the support of feeder vehicles.
While the Bemo was a great choice of transportation for short distance traveling, taking longer journeys can be troublesome because it means having to switch cars –and, naturally, pay fares – multiple times.
Currently, some of the bemo armada is being transformed into feeder vehicles – carrying passengers from the rural streets to the Trans Sarbagita bus stops. It was launched in 2011 and Trans Sarbagita is currently operating on two corridors: one serving the Nusa Dua to Batu Bulan route, and the other connecting Denpasar with Jimbaran. A third route, which includes the bus going inside the Ngurah Rai Airport, will be introduced later this year.
“[Trans Sarbagita at the airport] will also be an attempt to attract more people to use public transport, as a solution for congested traffic going in and out of the airport,” Dewa Putu Punia Asa, the chief of the Transportation, Information and Communication Services (Dishubinfokom) for Bali, said as quoted by Antara news agency.
Despite enjoying quite a monopoly in the South Bali area, Trans Sarbagita has not yet become the preferred mode of transport as locals still lean toward the use of private vehicles to get around.
A recent survey done by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Udayana University in Bali says that only six percent of their respondents have ever used the Trans Sarbagita. Yet, the rising number of passengers from year to year shows that Trans Sarbagita is slowly gaining favor. Passenger numbers rose from 205,101 in 2011 to 855,580 in 2012.
“The average usage of Trans Sarbagita by 2,886 people per day in 2012 shows that the bus is having success in reducing traffic congestion and fuel consumption,” I Ketut Teneng, Bali administration’s spokesperson, said.
Adit and Oka, drivers of the Trans Sarbagita, confirmed the claim. “During the rush hour it can get very crowded in the bus.”
Trans Sarbagita’s future plan, which is displayed in most of the bus stops, involves an extensive network of routes covering significant areas, mostly in the South and the Central Bali areas. Intra city buses and travel van services will be used in other areas on the island that are not part of the plan.
Meanwhile, those thinking of heading South to areas such as Gilimanuk, Singaraja, usually go to the hub that is Karangasem Ubung Terminal, north of Denpasar, to hop on buses heading to these areas.
What remains of bemo services are still thriving in the long-distance-journey market.
Other means of transportation are currently still on the planning table or still being deliberated. Regent Putu Agus Suradnyana from Buleleng area north of Bali has stated that his area's Kubutambahan village has been declared a suitable place to build another airport in Bali by the Ministry of Transportation, while Governor Made Mangku Pastika said that he already received the blessings from local religious figures to build a monorail – provided that he could find suitable funds.
source:http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/03/22/china-railway-interested-building-monorail-bali.htmlChina Railway Corporation, the national railway operator in China, has conveyed its excitement to invest in the construction of a monorail connecting all regencies in Bali, officials have said.
“China Railway came to me several months ago, requesting information related to the plan to build a monorail,” Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said recently.
Pastika added that officials from China Railway said they needed time to calculate its feasibility. They have not come to a conclusion,” he added.
The Bali administration would encourage China Railway to invest in the construction of the monorail. “I will try to ask them. We hope that they will invest in the project,” Pastika said.
The idea to construct a railway system in Bali first emerged in 2009 based on the premise that Bali had no integrated public transportation system to enable tourists to reach all corners of Bali, including its faraway villages, outside Kuta, Sanur and the southern parts of Bali. As well as being for the benefit of local people, the monorail would also be designed for tourists.
Unfortunately, the plan to develop a monorail in Bali folded and was filed away due to a study conducted by the state-owned railway company, PT KAI, revealing it to be impossible due to cost and technical issues. The study demonstrated that it was not feasible to build a railway system in Bali due to the very high price of land. The study estimated that the monorail project would cost Rp 17 trillion (US$1.74 billion).
Despite the study’s result, the provincial administration insists on continuing with the plan through private investment.
Pastika said that the monorail project was the new solution to provide good quality mass rapid transport on the island, as well as to boost equitable development throughout the island.
Pastika added that he hoped the severe congestion in southern Bali would be solved by the monorail. “By providing a monorail that also serves Kuta-Nusa Dua, for example, it would be very useful for the development of Ubud tourism,” Pastika said.
Head of the Indonesian Tour and Travel Agency Association (ASITA) in Bali, Ketut Ardhana, expressed his support for the monorail plan.
Ardhana explained that the new facility would be a good transportation mode for Bali round-trip packages for tourists. “Many tourists are actually eager to visit other places on the island, besides south Bali. They are even excited to stay in hotels in other parts of Bali, such as north Bali. But the long trip usually makes them cancel their plan. So, the monorail would be very good to manage their time while in Bali,” Ardhana said.
source:http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2013-04-17/tourism-businesses-support-monorail.htmlBY DESY NURHAYATI ON 2013-04-17
Tourism and business associations have expressed their strong support for the Bali administration’s plan to build a monorail connecting all regencies on the island.
They consider the monorail project as a solution to provide quality mass transportation for both people and commodities, which will support the boosting of equitable development throughout the island.
Tourism practitioner Bagus Sudibya, also deputy chairman of the Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies Association (ASITA) expressed his support for the monorail plan to improve all economic sectors.
“Bali indeed needs to improve its infrastructure and reduce travel times between regencies with more effective transportation.”
He said building a monorail system that connected all the island’s regencies would benefit all economic sectors, not only tourism, as it would expedite the transportation of people and goods.
“Overall, it will help with the promoting of many untapped potentials in all the regencies in Bali, be it tourist attractions, agriculture, marine commodities or any other areas of potential.”
He added that the monorail could be a transportation mode for round trip packages for tourists, saying that it would be good if the monorail was built along the coastline, running from Denpasar to Gianyar, Klungkung, Karangasem, heading to the north coast in Buleleng, then to Jembrana, Tabanan and returning to Denpasar. “Another railway should also be built crossing through Bangli regency, located in the central part of Bali.”
Gede Sumarjaya Linggih, chairman of Bali’s Chamber of Commerce (Kadin) also supported the administration’s plan to build a monorail.
“Kadin basically agrees with any plan to develop infrastructure and public transportation in Bali, because infrastructure and public transportation have long been an obstacle for the development of the island’s economy,” he told Bali Daily. He stressed that the provincial administration should ensure that the monorail would be convenient and affordable for all.
The idea to construct a railway system in Bali first emerged in 2009, on the grounds that Bali had no integrated public transportation system that enabled tourists to go around the island, including to its faraway villages outside the southern parts of Bali.
Unfortunately, the plan to develop a monorail was put aside due to a study conducted by the state-owned railway company, PT KAI, that revealed it to be impossible due to cost and technical matters.
The study demonstrated that a railway would not be feasible because of the extremely high price of land. The study predicted that the monorail project would cost Rp 17 trillion (US$1.75 billion).
Despite the study’s result, the provincial administration insists on continuing with the plan through private investment, or by establishing a public-private partnership.
Last month, the China Railway Corporation, the national railway operator of China, conveyed its interest in investing in the construction of a monorail connecting all Bali’s regencies.
However, there had not been any update from the company, said Ketut Wija, the provincial administration’s assistant for economic and development affairs.
“China Railway has not discussed further its plan to invest in the monorail, but we will continue the project with or without them. If we have yet to find other investors, the central government and the provincial administration will finance the project under a sharing scheme,” he told Bali Daily.
He explained further that the project had been included in the Masterplan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI). Therefore, the project would be one of the infrastructure development priorities in Bali.
Progress on MP3EI projects, including the monorail, would be discussed in a coordination meeting to be held in Nusa Dua later this week, he added.
The central government in 2011 launched the ambitious MP3EI program to speedily transform Indonesia into a developed nation recognized by the world community, through high, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
By implementing MP3EI, the country would take its place as one of the world’s developed countries by 2025.
The master plan focuses on eight main development programs — agriculture, mining, energy, industry, maritime, tourism, telecommunications and strategic zones.
Under the MP3EI, Bali and Nusa Tenggara are included in the fifth corridor as the gateway for tourism and national food support.
Bali, as the gateway for the country’s tourism, is required to implement large-scale infrastructure projects, such as airport expansion and renovation projects, toll roads, railway tracks, seaports, cruise ports and high-capacity electricity power plants.
emng susah kemana2 kalau ga punya motor :bash: ngandalin ojek sama busway jg masih kurang.... lama lagi nunggu busnya muncul apa lagi Denpasar.... klo taxi seperti jakarta naik bali taxi ajasaya nulis mungkin agak miring mengenai public transport di Bali:
sangat susah bepergian di bali jika gak punya kendaraan sendiri, paling yg tersedia di jalanan yaitu taksi dan ojek.
Taksi suka ogah pake argo jadi tawar menawar dulu,,,(kalo taksi burung biru sepertinya rajin pake argo karena pengalaman gw naik selalu di-argo-in).
pengalaman tsb adalah di denpasar-badung-tabanan dan sekitarnya
kalo dari denpasar ke gilimanuk relatif mudah karena bus atau sekelas elf itu banyak yg lewat,,tapi ya cuma di jalan besarnya saja.
dari gilimanuk ke singaraja juga ada angkot sekelas elf tapi jarang yg lewat, kalo disini maklum saja karena penduduknya juga gak padat dan rata2 punya sepeda motor.