Saturday, October 13, 2012
Sudaji Village in Sawan District
Since long time ago, their ancestors indeed liked to cultivate many kinds of fruits plants, chiefly local fruits. Around 1960-1970s, the famous fruits of Sudaji were Malaysian mango and lanzone. After the hybrid seedlings of durian and rambutan came to Bali, residents of the village bordering with Suwug Village in the north and verdant hills in the south set to cultivate Acehnese rambutan and Bangkok durian.
So, please do not be surprised if Sudaji has tens of thousands of fruit trees. From the existing data, at the end of 1998 were recorded 1,000 rambutan trees, 1,000 lanzone trees, 200 Malaysian mango trees, 200 mangosten trees, 5,000 coconut trees, 1,000 durian trees and 500 mango trees. Other than fruit trees, the village also had some 3,000 clove trees and 4,000 coffee trees. Within the past three years, local residents started to plant Bangkok durian. Apart from having relatively good price, the durian was more expensive than the other fruits. Now, the Bangkok durian from Sudaji has many lovers so it is always hunted. “Recently, many tourists are indeed watching the fruits while enjoying them at Sudaji Village,” said a resident of Sudaji.
In relation to the forest, Sudaji Customary Village is the village that had received a national champion in the field of forest conservation. Local residents believe if forest can be taken advantage as a tourist attraction. Additionally, the architecture of local buildings remains natural so it can also be enjoyed by tourists who do love natural objects.