No building will be higher than the coconut trees on the island of Bali lest that person would want to be in the ire of the Hindu gods. Unsurprisingly, it seems like US President Trump would want to see that happen as the Trump International Hotel and Tower Bali would be building across a Hindu temple and its loft towers over a coco tree.
In partnership with an Indonesian tycoon, MNC Group founder Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Indonesia will see it as the largest resort on the island complete with a golf course and is to commence by 2018. It will overlook the 16th century Tanah Lot temple which has locals become unease.
Local Chief of Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia I Gusti Ngurah Sudiana told Bloomberg, "I would strongly recommend against any new developments that impact the temple." He further commented that "These things are sensitive in Bali. The Balinese don't tend to speak up, but these things related to the sacredness of the temple are very sensitive, only the enforcement is too weak.''
Trump Organization believed otherwise and stated that it would bring a new luxurious feel on the island as it overlooks the Indian Ocean and the temple. MNC Group of Tanoesoedibjo though did say, even the resort will be that big, its towers are yet to be determined.
Other than it will anger the gods, indeed, nearby farmers were wary that the resort would require them to sell their lands for expansion. In the same Bloomberg report, Kadek Sudiasi, a farmer, told the news site that he would never sell his fields.
"It's the way of rich people to do whatever they want and to offer money to smooth the way for themselves," he said. "I plan to buy more land to give to my children instead of selling. Money you can make again, but land is finite, let alone fertile land."
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