If 'Indonesian "elder statesman", Prof. Dr. Emil Salim' wishes for better quality tourism in Bali maybe he can be motivated to agitate for better quality infrastructure.
1. Inbound immigration is a disgrace - even compared to Jakarta and other points of entry from international destinations - with overlong queues, surly immigration and sleazy customs officials.
2. Taxi mafia at the airport with Indonesia's most outrageous taxi fares!
3. Complete lack of coordinated public transport in tourist areas. Thank god Blue Bird taxis are available so it is easy to get around safely and cheaply.
4. Dogs with rabies. When are Balinese public health officials going to get off their collective a$$e$ and do something about the problem?
5. 5* star hotels franchisee owned by Bakrie group and other local carpetbaggers. The people who know the inside story of Bali's tourism development would rather be buried alive than patronise some of these places.
What is lovely about Bali is the beautiful countryside outside built-up areas, international food for people like Yerun (Jeroen) and myself who otherwise spend their time in Yogya despairing about where their next wholewheat bread and Brie come from, and last and not least freedom from the oppressive hand of so-called religious propriety...