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After being closed since July 2021, the Kanto Lampo Waterfall in Gianyar Regency has reopened. The terraced waterfall which was closed because of the tunnel construction is operating normally.
“The staff is still limited,” said Nyoman Suta, 58, manager of the Kato Lampo waterfall.
Normally there were 22 staff members divided into two shifts, currently there are only 7.
Since the waterfall was reopened, the number of tourists on Saturday (4/12/2021) recorded 60 people, Sunday (5/12/2021) 70 people. There were only 20 tourists on Monday because it rained all day.
“Rain is a big problem. Apart from that, tourists are reluctant to do tourism activities when it rains, besides that the water rises and it is a little dangerous to move around the river,” said Nyoman Suta.
Several improvements around the Kanto Lampo waterfall area are also being carried out, including additional toilet facilities and a pool which is still in the design stage.
“It’s still in discussion with the community. In the future, apart from natural tourism, I also plan to organize religious tourism, namely Melukat activities,” he explained.
Nyoman Suta hopes that tourism conditions in Bali will gradually recover. And the pandemic will end soon, to revive the pulse of the Balinese economy.
“Before the pandemic, the Kanto Lampo waterfall could generate around IDR 400 million per month. During the pandemic, it was only around Rp. 40 million,” he concluded.