Arak Bali Cocktail


Governor Wayan Koster Encourages Utilizing Arak Bali for Positive Purposes and Strongly Discourages Drinking Arak Bali Resulting in Intoxication.

On Sunday (Redite Kliwon, Pujut), January 29th, 2023, Bali Governor Wayan Koster, along with Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, the Bali Regional House of Representatives, Bali Regional Police Chief, and Police Inspector General Putu Jayan Danu Putra, commemorated the first Bali Arak Day at Bali Collection ITDC, Nusa Dua, Badung. The event was attended by other officials from the Bali Provincial Government, the Secretary of the Bali Provincial Government, and the Mayors and Regents of Bali. The ceremony began with the signing of a joint agreement between PT Willtop Intisarana and PT Dewan Arak Bali to market and supply ethyl alcohol beverages made from Bali’s unique fermentation and distillation ingredients in compliance with Governor Bali Regulation Number 1 of 2020. The Tresnaning Arak Brem Bali Association was also confirmed and validated by Bali Governor Wayan Koster.


In his speech, Governor Wayan Koster expressed his gratitude to Hyang Widhi Wasa for being able to attend the first Bali Arak Day, which was established by Bali Governor’s Decree Number 929/03-1/HK/2022 and is celebrated every January 29th. The policy was implemented because Bali Arak is a traditional Bali distilled beverage that needs to be protected, preserved, utilized, marketed, and utilized to support cultural-based economic development and sustainable people’s economies in accordance with the Bali Development Vision “Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali” through the Planned Universal Development Pattern towards the New Era of Bali.


Governor Wayan Koster explained that the Bali Arak Day was established to commemorate the Bali Governor Regulation Number 1 of 2020 regarding the management of Bali’s fermented and/or distilled beverages, which elevates the status of Bali Arak from a prohibited beverage to a legitimate product produced and sold in Bali Province and throughout Indonesia and abroad. The commemoration aimed to encourage the Balinese people, the Bali Government, and businesspeople to regard January 29th as a collective awareness day about Bali Arak’s existence, value, and significance. It also aimed to protect and preserve Bali Arak in line with cultural values and empower, market, and utilize Bali Arak as a sustainable people’s economy. Finally, it urged all individuals and entities to refrain from using Bali Arak for activities that contradict its essential values and applicable laws and regulations.