Selling arak is a business opportunity in sidemen village


  • Ni Wayan Wahyu Astuti Politeknik Negeri Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ayu Dwi Yulianthi Politeknik Negeri Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Gede Ginaya Politeknik Negeri Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ni Putu Wiwiek Ary Susyarini Politeknik Negeri Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia


alcoholic drink, arak Bali, commodification, religious ceremony, tourism


Arak Bali is a traditional Balinese alcoholic beverage that is still popular in this modern era. Balinese people are already very familiar with this type of alcoholic drink, especially those who are young or who have religious ceremonies.  Arak Bali is widely produced in Sidemen village, Karangasem Regency. This study applies a descriptive qualitative research method. The data were collected through participating observation, interviews with the community in Sidemen village as well as a literature study of Arak Bali.  The study found, so far Arak needs have been widespread, from the religious need to commodify into the needs of tourism, especially in bars and restaurants. The Arak cocktail has become a spirit in beverage blends, which can be found in the bars and restaurants in Bali. Therefore, this type of beverage is still an item that has high value in the economic sector as well as support for the life of farmers in Sidemen village. This condition makes farmers in the village of Sidemen to consistently produce wine and retain their legacy.


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Astuti, N. W. W., Yulianthi, A. D., Ginaya, G., & Susyarini, N. P. W. A. (2020). Selling arak is a business opportunity in sidemen village. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 6(1), 32-41.



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