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A branding advertisement on Sanur Beach has drawn criticism from the local people because it has been installed in a public area where permanent advertising isn’t allowed.

In response to the travel company advert, residents of Sanur held a meeting last Tuesday (12/09) to discuss the matter. The village leaders claimed that they did not give a permit for the commercial entity to install the advert, and they also denied the rumors circulating amongst the public that the complaint was mostly instigated by not receiving a big enough compensation for the ad.

“Because people are talking about it on whatsapp and social media, the leaders of the village held this meeting to discuss this serious problem,” said I.B. Ketut Kiana, a representative of Sanur Village, as quoted by Bali Post.

Kiana added that the branding installation in a public place isn’t appropriate, and if they let it slide then other companies will follow suit and inundate the beach with advertising. “It would not be a problem if it is temporary. Meaning that it only relates to the activities that they are doing at the time and afterward they take it down. But what we have here is permanent.”

Further exacerbating the matter is the fact that the company used plastic and fabric as materials for the ad, which are not the materials that they listed on the permit they obtained.

“Even though they have a permit from Denpasar’s Integrated Investment and Licensing Service Agency, we from Sanur Village object to it. We do not want our village, as a tourist area, to be littered with ads like these.”

Photo: Imgrum

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  • Josh Howard
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  • Marcus McEntee
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    these are aweful.. they are in seminyak and kuta too.. what sort of a mung would want a photo with it..

  • Pam Dorrian
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    As if there isn’t already enough trash on the beach!

  • Bob Woodpecker
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    Sanur seems more and more attractive these days. Or is it just me getting older?

  • Michel Commandeur
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    So ugly

  • Cinzio Bulana
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    They employee really reckless drivers, it might be the same driver everywhere I go that brakes hard, never signals and positions the car to block traffic… so i shouldn’t generalise. Moving on, the sign comes as little surprise

    • João Machado
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      You just described 90% of Balinese drivers.

  • Susan Darcy
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    Take it down now !

  • Susan Darcy
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    Maybe Traveloka needs to be boycoted.

  • Susan Darcy
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    Traveloka bali has a fb page. Please go to it and tell them what u think.

    • Peter Anderson
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      I’ve done that Susan, with photo but I doubt if they’ll let it on their site.

    • Susan Darcy
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      They probably will not let it be seen but they wiĺl get the message. If they get several then they will start to worry….

  • Brian Strilesky
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    Hideous

  • Simon Wright
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    Instagram muppet fodder

  • Des Koval
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    Next they’ll try to “sponsor” temples 🙁

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