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Jakarta Post

Famous Kuta Beach free from food vendors

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 16 2011   /  08:00 am

Frequent visitors to Kuta will notice something is missing along the famous beach: food vendors.

Since late August, they have been prohibited from selling food in the area as part of a Kuta Beach makeover.

The decision to ban food vendors was made following the Badung regency administration’s plan to beautify the beach by prohibiting food vendors, with the support from the Kuta customary village.

“We have helped the regency administration to remove food vendors so that the beach becomes cleaner,” village head I Gusti Ketut Sudira said Thursday.

“[Vendors] are still permitted in the area, we are not revoking their permits altogether. They can sell beverages and souvenirs, but not food.”

Data from the customary village shows there are 1,160 registered vendors in Kuta offering, among others, massages, tattoos, surfboard rentals, souvenirs and be...