Remove mafia of obsessive "guides" from Gunung Batur (Bali, Kintamani village)
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The so called "Association of Mount Batur Trekking Guide" made an inadequate and illegal monopoly in the area of Mount Batur (Gunung Batur). Gangs of young men from this region (Kintamani village) behave very rude, provoking and agressive using as a cover their "absolute right" to guide all the tourists on Batur hiking and saying that they are official government organization. This place is really dangerous for any tourist willing to visit Batur.
They don't permit to do anything without giving them a lot of money for being your obligatory guide, they trace you all over the region (around Batur), after finding you - they gather in big groups (their main meeting point is the parking near the start of Batur trekking but they will call the "colleague" to any nearby place you'll go) to threaten and/or banish you. Also, they break tourists scooters (who haven't "listened to them"). They even say they "fights every day with Russian/Ukraine tourists" who don't agree with their so called "rules". At short, they do all the things typical "mafia" does.
If you're interested in saving the Bali's image as the great tourism destination you should:
- Reorganize or totally dispel the current organization in this area (Association of Mount Batur Trekking Guide).
- Provide all the tourists with real and safe opportunities to visit Batur.
- Provide all the tourists with a choice of guides from different organizations.
- Provide all the tourists with some official protection (by police) from guys like those.
You can find a lot of shocking experience from different tourists in the Internet, e.g.:
My wife and me have very similar experience just today (20.01.2015).
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