Tourists File Petition over Noisy Roosters in Bali: A Mediation Attempted to Resolve the Issue

  • Tourists File Petition over Noisy Roosters in Bali
  • Mediation Attempted to Resolve the Issue with Local Community and Foreign Visitors

Noisy Roosters in Bali

Bali, - A group of foreign tourists have sent a petition to the South Kuta sub-district office in Badung Regency, Bali on Thursday (2/3). The petition contained complaints about the crowing of a rooster that they considered disruptive as it crowed every day. The sound could be heard from their lodging at Anumaya Bay View homestay in Jimbaran, South Kuta sub-district, Badung Regency.

The Head of Bali Tourism Agency (Dispar), Tjok Bagus Pemayun, stated that a team from the South Kuta sub-district had conducted a field check. It turns out that the crowing sound came from a local resident's pet rooster and was not related to any business.

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"That is a pet and not a business. So it just needs to be communicated. I also have not received any report from Badung Tourism Agency regarding this matter," said Pemayun on Friday (3/3).

Based on information from the Head of the South Kuta sub-district's Security and Order Unit (Trantib), I Kadek Agus Alit Juwita, the petition was initiated by a foreign national from Russia.

"Yes, it's true that most of the complainants are Russian tourists. If we don't know whether it's a petition or not, what is clear is that there is a signed letter with a written complaint about the crowing sound of the rooster that occurs every morning and night," said Alit Juwita.

According to him, the rooster's owner was the first to live there, not the homestay. The homestay owner did not complain about anything. Only the tourists complained.

"We mediated between the rooster's owner and the homestay owner, so that he could inform the tourists who live there. That the owner of the house who lived there first was the rooster's owner," he said.

The mediation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday (7/2). It is hoped that the problem can be resolved in a family-like manner.

"If the mediation is at a dead-end, then the homestay must install a sound dampener there. So that their guests will not complain," concluded Alit Juwita.

In a separate occasion, the owner of the rooster, known as Wayan Agus Juli, a resident of Pondok Mekar 2 in Udayana Campus Road, Jimbaran, insisted on not moving the roosters. Despite being offered 500 thousand rupiahs by one of the foreign tourists, he refused. Wayan Agus claimed to be indifferent because he was born and raised in the area.

"I don't care. I was here since the Dutch colonial era, my grandparents and parents were here," said Agus with a laugh.(*)