Mon, 14 Mar 2011
Gianyar Bali Officials Post Closure Notice at Entrance to Ubud Hanging Garden Resort and Spa.


The Bali Post reports that the regional government of Gianyar and local enforcement officials have affixed a closure notice (segel) at the entrance to the Hanging Garden Luxury Resort & Spa located in Payangan, Ubud.

The notice, which could effectively close the 38-villa property in two months, was posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

The official displeasure and stern administrative steps which threaten to close the resort are linked to the luxury hotel's licensing and permit deficiencies. According to government officials, the luxury resorts operating permits are based on six separate permits for a "podok wisata" - a class of license intended by the government to be used by a guesthouse or a home-stay. Those permits have been allowed to expire one month ago. The notice posted at the entrance gives the hotel operators two months in which to put their paperwork in order and orders that no bookings be taken from guests beyond that period. A strict application of the rules would see the hotel closed completely if the licensing requirement is not somehow satisfied.

The general manager of the Ubud Hanging Garden, Nicolas Pillet, accompanied by the personnel manager, Bambang, pleaded with officials for another week before officials affixed the segel to the entrance. These pleadings were ignored by Gianyar officials who said the current permits for the property had already expired one month ago.

The head of the Gianyar enforcement agency (Satpol PP), Wayan Kujus Parwita, said, "the Satpol PP has given three warning, but the deadline given passed without the Ubud Hanging Garden able to show a permit extension from the Gianyar government."

The renewal of the expired "Pondok Wisata" licenses are said to be complicated by an internal management issue at the property where the six separate permits are registered in different names. Also, in many areas of Indonesia "Pondok Wisata" licenses are often reserved especially for accommodation providers offering a maximum of 5 rooms for rent to the public.

The luxury villas located on the banks of the Ayung river offer fine dining and a luxury spa with the property served by an inclinator carrying guests up and down the steep hillside. According to Radar Bali, the hotel pays more than Rp. 2 billion (US$222,000) in annual hotel and restaurant taxes.



News Search/Filter
Transaction Rates
15 Oct 18
Buy
Sell
AED1
4,143.74
4,143.74
AFN1
200.32
200.32
ALL1
140.57
140.57
AMD1
31.34
31.34
ANG1
8,577.48
8,577.48
AOA1
50.49
50.49
ARS1
414.45
414.45
AUD1
10,816.83
10,816.83
AWG1
8,455.49
8,455.49
AZN1
8,939.72
8,939.72
BAM1
9,142.46
9,142.46
BBD1
7,609.93
7,609.93
BDT1
181.79
181.79
BGN1
8,998.55
8,998.55
BHD1
40,370.69
40,370.69
BIF1
8.50
8.50
BMD1
15,219.87
15,219.87
BND1
10,792.64
10,792.64
BOB1
2,202.66
2,202.66
BRL1
4,026.19
4,026.19
BSD1
15,219.87
15,219.87
BTC1
97,625,714
97,625,714
BTN1
206.78
206.78
BWP1
1,426.04
1,426.04
BYN1
7,157.71
7,157.71
BZD1
7,574.97
7,574.97
CAD1
11,686.09
11,686.09
CDF1
9.36
9.36
CHF1
15,360.50
15,360.50
CLF1
607,628.35
607,628.35
CLP1
22.39
22.39
CNH1
2,197.88
2,197.88
CNY1
2,198.70
2,198.70
COP1
4.91
4.91
CRC1
25.62
25.62
CUC1
15,219.87
15,219.87
CUP1
591.06
591.06
CVE1
158.99
158.99
CZK1
681.54
681.54
DJF1
85.48
85.48
DKK1
2,356.48
2,356.48
DOP1
305.01
305.01
DZD1
128.61
128.61
EGP1
848.16
848.16
ERN1
1,014.33
1,014.33
ETB1
550.62
550.62
EUR1
17,579.86
17,579.86
FJD1
7,046.20
7,046.20
FKP1
19,942.60
19,942.60
GBP1
19,942.60
19,942.60
GEL1
6,219.83
6,219.83
GGP1
19,942.60
19,942.60
GHS1
3,123.42
3,123.42
GIP1
19,942.60
19,942.60
GMD1
307.78
307.78
GNF1
1.68
1.68
GTQ1
1,967.14
1,967.14
GYD1
72.77
72.77
HKD1
1,942.61
1,942.61
HNL1
632.05
632.05
HRK1
2,373.28
2,373.28
HTG1
218.09
218.09
HUF1
54.21
54.21
IDR1
1.00
1.00
ILS1
4,189.15
4,189.15
IMP1
19,942.60
19,942.60
INR1
206.54
206.54
IQD1
12.77
12.77
IRR1
0.35
0.35
ISK1
130.79
130.79
JEP1
19,942.60
19,942.60
JMD1
114.05
114.05
JOD1
21,451.27
21,451.27
JPY1
135.63
135.63
KES1
150.91
150.91
KGS1
222.05
222.05
KHR1
3.72
3.72
KMF1
35.73
35.73
KPW1
16.91
16.91
KRW1
13.44
13.44
KWD1
50,181.58
50,181.58
KYD1
18,269.84
18,269.84
KZT1
41.07
41.07
LAK1
1.78
1.78
LBP1
10.06
10.06
LKR1
89.71
89.71
LRD1
96.97
96.97
LSL1
1,047.42
1,047.42
LYD1
11,024.38
11,024.38
MAD1
1,610.93
1,610.93
MDL1
898.14
898.14
MGA1
4.30
4.30
MKD1
285.50
285.50
MMK1
9.53
9.53
MNT1
6.11
6.11
MOP1
1,886.43
1,886.43
MRO1
42.63
42.63
MRU1
423.95
423.95
MUR1
443.34
443.34
MVR1
985.09
985.09
MWK1
21.03
21.03
MXN1
806.06
806.06
MYR1
3,663.49
3,663.49
MZN1
251.56
251.56
NAD1
1,045.68
1,045.68
NGN1
41.92
41.92
NIO1
473.62
473.62
NOK1
1,862.20
1,862.20
NPR1
129.23
129.23
NZD1
9,893.52
9,893.52
OMR1
39,533.47
39,533.47
PAB1
15,219.87
15,219.87
PEN1
4,564.36
4,564.36
PGK1
4,534.22
4,534.22
PHP1
281.22
281.22
PKR1
114.36
114.36
PLN1
4,089.78
4,089.78
PYG1
2.56
2.56
QAR1
4,182.10
4,182.10
RON1
3,771.48
3,771.48
RSD1
148.77
148.77
RUB1
230.62
230.62
RWF1
17.37
17.37
SAR1
4,057.49
4,057.49
SBD1
1,917.31
1,917.31
SCR1
1,117.46
1,117.46
SDG1
597.54
597.54
SEK1
1,696.70
1,696.70
SGD1
11,039.35
11,039.35
SHP1
19,942.60
19,942.60
SLL1
1.81
1.81
SOS1
26.29
26.29
SRD1
2,040.74
2,040.74
SSP1
116.83
116.83
STD1
0.72
0.72
STN1
717.24
717.24
SVC1
1,740.02
1,740.02
SYP1
29.53
29.53
SZL1
1,045.68
1,045.68
THB1
464.87
464.87
TJS1
1,616.13
1,616.13
TMT1
4,348.55
4,348.55
TND1
5,354.77
5,354.77
TOP1
6,600.43
6,600.43
TRY1
2,581.78
2,581.78
TTD1
2,258.93
2,258.93
TWD1
492.43
492.43
TZS1
6.65
6.65
UAH1
545.28
545.28
UGX1
4.02
4.02
USD1
15,219.87
15,219.87
UYU1
461.75
461.75
UZS1
1.86
1.86
VEF1
0.06
0.06
VND1
0.65
0.65
VUV1
136.78
136.78
WST1
5,808.68
5,808.68
XAF1
26.80
26.80
XAG1
222,658.75
222,658.75
XAU1
18,557,881.06
18,557,881.06
XCD1
5,631.67
5,631.67
XDR1
21,285.46
21,285.46
XOF1
26.80
26.80
XPD1
16,254,298.56
16,254,298.56
XPF1
147.31
147.31
XPT1
12,776,926.62
12,776,926.62
YER1
60.79
60.79
ZAR1
1,046.53
1,046.53
ZMW1
1,245.41
1,245.41
ZWL1
47.21
47.21
Taxation Exchange Rates
31 Aug 16 - 06 Sep 16
USD 1
13,232.00
AUD 1
10,043.30
CAD 1
10,213.70
DKK 1
1,999.40
HKD 1
1,706.22
MYR 1
3,283.28
NZD 1
9,623.63
NOK 1
1,605.23
GBP 1
17,433.70
SGD 1
9,757.68
SEK 1
1,569.45
CHF 1
13,631.10
JPY 100
13,101.00
MMK 1
11.01
INR 1
197.29
KWD 1
43,920.70
PKR 1
126.23
PHP 1
285.00
SAR 1
3,528.53
LKR 1
91.12
THB 1
382.08
BND 1
9,756.53
EUR 1
14,885.50
CNY 1
1,987.61

Okusi Associates: Indonesian Business & Management Services