Ubud: Benteng Terbuka

  • Graeme MacRae



This article discusses evolution and present problems of Ubud as a tourist town in the context of Bali tourismdevelopment. Ubud has always provided an alternativevision of what tourism in Bali could be. The metaphor of an Open Fortress provides a useful lens for looking at Ubudover the past century. “Tourism” is in Ubud has always been closely linked to an expatriate community and other international economic activities. Tourism is not a oneway process – it is always a dialectical process between local communities and visitors (as Michel Picard told uslong ago). This process is always changing and in Ubud ithas now entered a new phase – involving a tourism/expatnexus that is quite disconnected from local community andculture.


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MACRAE, Graeme. Ubud: Benteng Terbuka. Jurnal Kajian Bali (Journal of Bali Studies), [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, june 2014. ISSN 2580-0698. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/kajianbali/article/view/15703>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2023.


Ubud, Open Fortress, Bali tourism, cultural tourism, expatriate, tourism economy