Until the early 1990s, Kedonganan was better known as a slum fishing village. At that time, 90% of Kedonganan residents worked as traditional fishermen, only a small part worked as civil servants (PNS), traders, and laborers. Even in terms of human resources, Kedonganan is still not very developed. The number of graduates can be counted on the fingers. Therefore, it is not surprising that the condition of Kedonganan at that time was far behind compared to other villages around it.
It was only in 1995 that Kedonganan began to be touched by the development of tourism. The existence of Kedonganan Beach as a fishing center in Badung is seen by Kedonganan residents as an opportunity to develop. Opportunities that are seen as promising are culinary tourism. Sea food (grilled fish) cafes/warung began to appear which specifically provide a menu of seafood dishes with all its variations along Kedonganan Beach.
Therefore, after receiving the Badung Regent’s Recommendation Number 603/2006, starting in 2006, the Kedonganan Traditional Village managed the Kedonganan Beach area as part of the palemahan traditional village. The existence of the cafe is arranged to be able to maximize the potential of the residents. The arrangement was also carried out based on the results of field studies from the Nusa Dua Bali Tourism College (STP) and STP Bandung regarding the Kedonganan Beach area.
Learning from the case of previous privately managed cafes and unhealthy competition between cafes, Kedonganan Traditional Village designed a management pattern based on the principles of togetherness and kinship, in accordance with the values of Balinese local wisdom imbued with Hinduism. One important aspect of the new era of cafe management on Kedonganan Beach is collegial collective ownership and management.
Bali Sea Café is one of 24 cafes that were established during the 2006 Kedonganan Beach arrangement. Bali Sea Café was originally founded from 66 ngarep adat krama in Banjar Pengenderan, Kedonganan Traditional Village as a reflection of the Balinese traditional community who established a joint business in the form of a cafe or grilled fish stall. In 2021, the community of owners of Bali Sea Café will increase to 68 krama.
Bali Sea Café was first launched on July 10, 2006 to coincide with Purnama Kasa. This launching day is enshrined as the most advanced piodalan day at Bali Sea Café. Since its launch until now, Bali Sea Café has become one of the choices for tourists who want to enjoy a seafood menu with a charming view of Kedonganan Beach.
Therefore, Bali Sea Café will re-launch on June 24, 2021, to coincide with Purnama Kasa which is a milestone in the anniversary of the inaugural launch of Bali Sea Café 14 years ago.
We transformed to provide a more varied food menu with the best sustainable seafood choices
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