Database of Kerobokan Traditional Village – Badung, Bali

Kerobokan Village is a village located in an urban area, and since the 1980s experienced a transition from traditional village life to a tourism city. In addition, globalisation that is developing now greatly affects people’s lives. These conditions impacted to:

  1. The development of tourism causes the value of land to increase, in addition to the need for land for settlements is also increasingly widespread.
  2. Related to the globalisation and Kerobokan as a tourist area, the flow of people and goods is also getting higher.
  3. As an autonomous living area, villages should have development planning to be able respond the development of globalisation appropriately, based on the existing database.

Administratively, the Kerobokan Traditional Village consists of six official areas, namely:

  • Kelurahan North of Kerobokan – North of Kuta district, consists of 11 banjar/sub-village
  • Kelurahan Kerobokan – North of Kuta district, consists of 10 banjar/sub-village
  • Kelurahan South of Kerobokan – North of Kuta district, consists of 13 banjar/sub-village
  • (part of) Kelurahan Seminyak – Kuta district, consists of 1 banjar/sub-village
  • (part of) North of Padangsambian village – Denpasar city, consists of 4 banjar/sub-village
  • (part of) South of Padangsambian village – Denpasar city, consists of 11 banjar/sub-village

The Kelurahan is the smallest administrative unit at the level of the village. Unlike the village, the Kelurahan has the right to regulate its territory more limited.

The discourse that has been developing since the beginning of 2017 in Badung Regency is changing the status of 16 Kelurahan into villages. This is regulated in Permendagri Number 1 of 2017. However, in the Permendagri there are a number of requirements, namely for those who submit changes in the status of the Kelurahan must have rural authority. Not only that, residents who live are also required to be homogeneous, residents’ livelihoods in agriculture and fishermen, traditional life are still strong and must have clear boundaries. Although it seems that these requirements are difficult to fulfils, in official terms this provides an opportunity for the Kerobokan Traditional Village to be used as a Kerobokan Rural Area.

Community empowerment in making a database in Kerobokan Traditional Village takes longer than planned. The Wisnu Foundation continues to train and assist village mapping teams (young people) as well as culture village / village officials to create a database as a basis for the development of the Kerobokan Traditional Village in the future. There are 50 banjars (sub- villages) that must be made maps and potential data of their village which involve various components of the community. The program is funded entirely by Kerobokan Village from the village funds.

Project duration: 2018 – 2020

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