Jalan Legian in Kuta Becomes a Mall

The idea of creating a Mall in the heart of Kuta, Bali by sealing off sections of Jala Legian has been bantered around for the past few years. The greatest objection to it was that it would be difficult to funnel the already heavy traffic around the Mall area. Now, the idea has become a reality and I am pleased.

In an article I read, Jalan Legian – between Bemo Corner and the Jalan Patik Jelantik intersection – was closed on Saturday, November 27, 2010, from 10:00 pm until 5 am. For those of you that know this section of road then you will know how excessive the traffic is. It’s always been a cough-spluttering walk along there!

So, if you are heading to Bali then look forward to a relaxing Saturday night along this stretch of road where you can walk in relative safety, enjoy the several nightclubs along this stretch or shop to your heart’s delight. Personally, I would like to see this ‘car-free’ zone nights on a Sunday as well as the Saturday.