|Tanah Lot For Idul Fitri Holiday 2011|
Yesterday was the first day of Idul Fitri or moeslim people called Lebaran. Idul Fitri is special day for moeslim people that is a celebration for the Moeslim people after 30 days of fasting. Beside of that, Idul Fitri is holiday for most people and time to visit family and forgiving each other. In Idul Fitri day, most tourist attraction in Bali are fulfilled by visitor.
Also with Tanah Lot which located in Tabanan regency. Note, amount of visitor yesterday reach until 12.726 visitor both domestic and foreigner. If compared with Idul Fitri holiday on year 2010, amount of visitor at Tanah Lot increase reaching 17,51%, on year 2010, amount of visitor are 10.830 visitor.
Police will be monitoring the massive movement of people leaving and entering Bali through the port of Gilimanuk where ferries connect Bali with Java. Not only there be a high chance of traffic accidents, police fear terrorists might target the holiday period to enter the island of Bali. Generally a good time to avoid travel if possible and many government offices, including immigration, are closed during the period.
In anticipation of Idul Fitri holidays, security officer have tightened security at Tanah Lot to prevent the place from any possible disturbances, including terrorist attacks. The security always keeping everyday, but for Idul Fitri and other holiday are more improved than the ordinary day. Start from entrance ticket gate, checking ticket, along of main road go to the temple, until Tanah Lot temple.Thousands of people return home for Idul Fitri holidays, locally known as the mudik tradition. They usually flock to bus stations, airports and harbors a few days before the holidays. About 50 personnel include those from the security staff of Tanah Lot operational management, Tanah Lot police officer, and the Pecalang. Tanah Lot plays an important role in the Bali island as one of major tourist destination. We have to carry out extra measures to anticipate any security problems, from petty crimes to terrorism.