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  • About Nusa Dua
    About Nusa Dua
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  • About Nusa Dua
    About Nusa Dua
    by balisunshine

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    What’s the story behind Nusa Dua? Part 2

    by balisunshine Written Oct 25, 2006

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    About Nusa Dua

    Because the local government
    became concerned about the "immortality"
    of the western hippie communes,
    which developed in Kuta, it was thus decided
    to isolate future tourist resorts.

    The development of Nusa Dua was therefore carefully planned.

    In the 1970’s the government engaged
    a French firm of consultants,
    called the Société Centrale
    pour l'equipment Touristique Outre-Mer (SCETO)
    to devise a master plan for the development
    of tourism in Bali in a sustainable manner.
    The SCETO plan proposed a
    self-contained resort complex by the sea,
    removed from the main population centres
    to minimise the impact of tourism on Balinese culture.
    The site they proposed was Nusa Dua.

    Nusa Dua means "two islands".

    A By Pass from the North was built in the early 1980’s.

    Today, while Kuta is still synonymous
    with sun, fun and youth, Nusa Dua is
    home to the five-star resorts.
    In all, over 45 large hotels
    and resorts can be found in these areas.

    Residential areas have also sprung up in these localities.

    And because of its remoteness, however, Nusa Dua
    also offers low-price rental properties-ideal for the expat surf enthusiast .

    Transient surfers often prefer to hang out
    on the opposite coast of the Bukit peninsula,
    where they stay in grass roofed beach side accommodations
    adjacent to the source of their passion.

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    What’s the story behind Nusa Dua? Part 1

    by balisunshine Written Oct 25, 2006

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    About Nusa Dua

    It was in the late 1960's
    that Nusa Dua was just
    an obscure strip of coast
    on Bali's southern Bukit Peninsula,
    with striking white sand beaches
    and two peninsular islets.

    It was the resting place of fishermen.

    The only access was by a road
    over the Bukit (hill), because
    the swampy northern shore
    made road building impossible.

    The adjacent, Bualu was a small isolated village
    and Tanjung Benoa a tiny, remote port.

    Behind the coconut groves,
    the villagers of Bualu were barely surviving.
    They used to take the long and arduous journey to Denpasar,
    to barter their salt or coconuts for rice.
    The arid soil was unsuitable for
    growing much besides coconut palms.
    There were no roads, market or electricity.
    Food and freshwater were scarce.

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