<< Badung cancels New Year’s Eve fireworks show >> News from Seminyak Times
Things are obviously tough for everyone this year. The Badung District government announced that they will not hold New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, which usually culminated in a large fireworks display on Kuta beach.
The Head of the Badung Tourism Board, I Made Badra, told the press that the cause was budgetary. “I hope we can hold the show again in 2020, with the money being taken from the 2020 Regional Budget,” he told nusabali.com on Saturday.
巴東旅遊局局長巴德（I Made Badra）對媒體說，原因是預算上的。他在周六告訴nusabali.com： ``我希望我們能在2020年再次舉辦演出，資金將從2020年區域預算中提取。''
Even though the government will not hold the New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, they will let the hotels do it themselves. “The point is we will leave it to the Badung industry to do it,” he added.
He also said that the celebration will not be affected even if the fireworks shows are held at several locations and not centralized like usual. (The entire beach area from Canggu to Kuta normally comes to life with fireworks on NYE. Ed)
Badra also believes that tourist visits will still increase at the end of 2019. Because, just like previous years, many tourists will vacation in Bali at the end of the year. Usually almost all destinations around Bali, especially Badung, are certainly bursting at the seams at the end of the year. “We are optimistic the targeted 6 million tourist visits to Bali will be achieved this year,” said Badra.
Badra還認為，到2019年底遊客訪問量仍將增加。因為與往年一樣，許多遊客將在今年年底在巴厘島度 假。通常，巴厘島周圍幾乎所有目的地，尤其是巴東，肯定會在今年年底湧入。巴德拉說：“我們 對今年將有600萬遊客訪問巴厘島的目標感到樂觀，”
The Badung government spent around Rp 900 million to hold the New Year’s Eve celebration in front of Citadines Hotel, Kuta, last year. The celebration included 5,000 fireworks during 15 minutes and featured local bands and other entertainment, which captured the imagination of the thousands that attended.