Visiting A House Construction Site

Last June break, I went back to Bali and on the third day of my holiday I visited a house construction site. I can’t tell you whose house is that but I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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You could see the roofs have been put with some holes in between. It could get stuffy at times.

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Two doors, one will bring you to darkness while the other one will bring you to more part of the house. Notice some electrical plugs are ready to be fitted in, two holes on the wall with wires.

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It must be the bathroom. It’s waiting for the bathtub to come and stacks of closets are there waiting to be placed on the other bathrooms elsewhere in the house.

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The bricks are stacked nicely and there are wooden boards on the right hand side. The stair is ready, if only the tiles has been placed and the handrail is there, it will be the only place in the house done.

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The backyard garden or should I say the workers’ quarter as most of the workers are sleeping there at night. Their clothes are hanged there and it seems very untidy. The land next door is still empty. Anyone wants to buy?

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Cement packets are being unloaded. Just don’t walk here bare-footed unless you want to help to finish the construction of the house.

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I believe this tiny room is going to be a toilet. But it looks more like a Holocaust killing field to me, at least for the moment.

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The garage and you can see another construction site just opposite the road. Property boom in Bali? May be, expats are still coming to stay and even to become permanent residents of Indonesia.

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There are lesser and lesser of lands available in Bali after the 1970s, the period of the tourism boom. Since then, hotels, houses and shops are springing faster than the rate of incoming tourists. Sadly, it doesn’t always mean economic boom instead an economic doom. Rice field has been decreasing with Tabanan regent is still the most consistent with its agricultural sector. That’s Indonesia, the land of irony.

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Rumours has it that this is going to be the owner’s praying room.

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Do you dare to walk through the door in this condition? I don’t.

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Tiles are being put up at this bathroom on the second storey. Typical house in Indonesia is either one or two storey. There are more than two storey but it is usually rare in Bali because there are height limit for building of 15 metre (or approximately five storey if one storey is to be three-metre high). The reason of putting up this height limit in Bali is because most Balinese Hindus don’t want to destroy the sacredness of the highest temple in Bali. Not just that, subway train is also not allowed as well beacuse there is a rule saying that we must not go faster than the gods by underground. People who have never been to Bali might find it stupid but that’s making Bali unique.

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Cements, bricks, shovel, buckets and hoe are probably things that you will find common when visiting a construction site. Make sure you don’t wear your best suit unless you’re told to do so. This house has a better ventilation system than a house that I visited (I don’t know whether the house is in complete stage or not) two years back in Surabaya. That house will be very stuffy when “PLN Mati Lampu” or blackout is coming, especially the rear part.

That’s my posting for now.

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