Fading Souvenirs

Bali and Beyond: 850 Souvenir and Food Kiosks at Borobudur Temple Complex in Central Java Destroyed by Fire

A mid-day fire destroyed 850 souvenir and food kiosks surrounding the Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java on Thursday, October 2, 2014. The blaze started at 12:30 pm during a power outage when a generator set owned by one of the food kiosk operators caught fire. The fire quickly spread, fed by the wood construction of the kiosks strong winds at the time of the incident.

The 850 kiosks consumed by the fire represent nearly 90% of the 956 kiosks operating in the area at the foot of the Buddhist monument. Retno Hardiasiwi, the operational director of PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur Prambanan and Rato Boko said the fire would not disturb operations at the park and Borobudur continues to be open to the public. The exit to the Borobudur shrine has been moved as a result of the fire.

Source : Bali Discovery Tours

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