The Shortcut Way For A Shorten Trip Between Southern And Northern Bali


The distance between Denpasar and Singaraja needed approximately 2,5 hour’s drive and will take you over the Bedugul mountains that has beautiful views of the mountain lakes and much more. There are many places to stop along the way to take pictures or have a bite to eat and of course, stop and feed the monkeys hanging by the mountain roads. In other words, it’s a great way to do some sightseeing while traveling. This journey will make you feel happy to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way and no doubt to feel bored also. Nowadays, the government of Bali has been starting the construction of the shortcut way for Denpasar – Singaraja main line via Bedugul that make the distance between Denpasar and Singaraja can be shortened to 1.5 hours from the initial 2.5 hours. The construction of a shortcut on the Mengwitani – Singaraja road is to facilitate access from South Bali to Buleleng. This is what we called “What a good news”!


And then, how the shortcut will be? How long it will take a time for the construction? How is the progress?

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Well, the new road construction project in the border city of Mengwitani – Singaraja, Bali has begun marked with a groundbreaking on the shortcut point 5-6 along the 1.9 kilometers in the Wanagiri Village – Gitgit Village, Sukasada district, Buleleng regency on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, by the Governor of Bali Dr. Ir. Wayan Koster MM. This new road is a shortcut road project from the South Bali region to North Bali. The construction of the main route shortcut Denpasar – Singaraja via Bedugul will be built with 10 Shortcut points which are as follows:

  1. For shortcut points 1-2 and point 3-4 will be built in Tabanan Regency. It will starts from Baturiti village to Beratan Lake in Candikuning Village. The point 3 of the shortcut will be built in the Cow Statue and goes to the edge of the lake until point 4 shortcuts will break in the Asram Hotel.
  2. And then for the shortcut points 5-6, Point 7-8, and Point 9-10 will be built in Buleleng Regency, start from the Wanagiri Village to Bangkiangsidem Bridge in Ambengan Village in Sukasada District. The point 5 of the shortcut is located in Kilometer 57 in the area of Wanagiri Village, precisely in front of Yeh Ketipat Temple to the east of Pegayaman Village. Whereas, point 6 of the shortcut located in Kilometer 59 border of Wanagiri Village – Gitgit Village. The shortcut length of points 5-6 is designed 1.9 kilometers, with a width of the road 9 meters for two lines. Later, there will be a bridge along 210 meters of nature Shortcut with a maximum of 5 bends and slopes of 6 degrees. The travel time above the 1.9 kilometers of the long shortcut is only 3 minutes, with speeds of 40-60 kilometers per hour.

Currently, the construction of the shortcut still works on point 5-6 in Wanagiri – Gitgit Village, Sukasada Buleleng where the shortcut points 5-6 and Point 3-4 will be completed concurrently on 31 December 2019. After completing Shortcut Point 5-6 and Point 3-4, then the shortcut Point 7-8, Point 9-10, and Point 1-2 will be continued. The entire Denpasar – Singaraja shortcut Path project, via Bedugul, is targeted will be finished in 2021.

For the shortcut points, 5-6 prioritize for the convenience of road users. Whereas, for the shortcut point 3-4, it will be more to parse the traffic congestion node at the Bedugul Botanical Gardens intersection. The shortcut point 5-6 mentioned that it will be more comfortable than the existing road. The existing road has 15 bends, with an increase of 8-20 degrees, while the Shortcut Point 5-6 has only 5 bends, with a maximum slope of 6 degrees.

With the completion of all 10 Shortcut points in 2021, the distance between Denpasar and Singaraja can be shortened to 1.5 hours from the initial 2.5 hours.

Watch the video of the design of the shortcut on

Information and Picture Source: Google