Several shops situated near Ceking Terrace, a tourist attraction close to the center of Ubud, caught on fire yesterday evening, with reports estimating the loss at hundreds of millions of rupiah.


Ceking Terrace is located in Gianyar regency’s Tegallalang sub-district; a spot known for its hilly, terraced rice fields. 

In a video posted by @dewata.terkini on Instagram, the blaze can be seen ravaging the shops, as firefighters attempted to put it out. 

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A witness at the scene said the incident occurred around 7pm, when he noticed smoke rising from the shops, which quickly developed into a bigger fire. 

“I also saw smoke coming from the bottom of the floor … an art shop from the southernmost part was the first to catch on fire, and then suddenly the fire just got so big,” Muhamad Wakik told Kumparan today. 

Thankfully, there are no reports of injuries or fatalities from the fire, which destroyed about a dozen shop units, a restaurant and three empty shophouses. Local media outlets have reported varying numbers, but it seems that at least a dozen shops had been affected. 

“Authorities have yet to determine the cause. By the time local residents saw the fire, it was already blazing,” I Dewa Gede Agung Purnawan, who is acting head of Tegallalang village, said. 

Agung added that authorities will move quickly to clean up the fire debris, adding that the Ceking Terrace will remain open for tourists today. 

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