As a leading tourist destination in Bali, the management of Tanah Lot tourist attraction is not only carried out by the governing body but also by the involvement of government and local society. Even, the role of community is dominant. “Beraban community plays dominant role in supporting the survival of Tanah Lot tourist attraction,” said I Ketut Toya Adnyana, Operations Manager of the destination.
According to him, the support of Beraban customary village to survival of the objects relying on the nature and culture was so great. It ranged from the maintenance of environmental sanitation, security to the arts and culture becoming the appealing charms of the object. “Art and culture as flavoring of the Tanah Lot must be preserved,” said the former civil servant.
As evidence of the support by rural communities, explained Toya, it could increase the quality of sustainable art and culture managed by the customary village and added new breath to the object. Aside from staging various events, the customary and cultural processions had also become a tourist attraction that could offer its own uniqueness. “There is a kind of taking and giving between the Tanah Lot and Beraban customary village,” he explained.
Beraban customary village also fully supported the safety and comfort of Tanah Lot. It was proved by the coordination between the management and customary village that always went well. Moreover, coupled with the security officers, tourism police and surveillance equipment (CCTV) would support the area security. “In maintaining the area security, we involve all the components, including photographers, postcard sellers, art shop owners and traders,” he said.
Toya said that by the year 2013 his party added 5 units of CCTV to the existing 11 units. The cameras were overseeing the critical points, so that the convenience of tourists could be implemented fully. By doing so, everything could be monitored such as the parking lot, ticket counter, sacred area, object area and other areas. “The purchase of CCTV is purely born by the governing body. In the future, the installation of cameras will be continued,” he promised.
According to him, the area covering 3.5 hectares was ideally monitored by 20 units of camera, mainly in coastal areas and the area mostly visited by tourists. “In the past, we have installed the CCTV on the beach, but it was quickly out of order. Well, this time we choose reliable surveillance cameras within a radius of the beach,” he concluded. (BTN/015)
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