A New, Hassle Free Kuta Beach?
The Kuta Traditional Village has issued a new regulation in response to a viral video of a female tourist who spilled her anger towards street hawkers recently – in which said she had been harassed while walking on the beach.
Firstly, hawkers in the Kuta Beach area will be charged a fee of Rp5,000 per day to operate in the area. Each trader will be limited to sell only one type of merchandise and only bring up to 4 chairs for customers.
The Kuta area is now heavily guarded by pecalang (traditional security), from morning to night, with 39 pecalang, 26 traditional village officers and 8 beach task force officers involved in patrolling the Kuta area.
They will be a fixture at Kuta Beach to ensure the new regulations are enforced and to make sure tourists are no longer harassed by hawkers.
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