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Bali - australian government warnings?

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1. Posted by naq (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

I'm just wondering if its worth going to Bali this summer, considering i heard the place is empty after the australian government warnings.

I know there is probably more chance of being hit by a car rather than a terrorist attack but i dont want to go to a party town with no people!

My friend told me she only saw 20 other australians compared to the thousands of japanese tourists

and also the prices for everything have soared because of the lower tourism numbers

Any information would help


2. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

It's true it is quiet, I was there end of March, beginning of April, yes it wasn't the high season. But it was quieter then I expected. It depends what you're looking for, there is still loads to do in Bali in terms of sports, visiting temples, volcanos etc., but if you're looking for a party it may not be the place for that anymore.

I sympathise for the Balinese, their lively hood has been taken away, most people in Bali earn a living through tourism, they are finding it hard making ends meet due to the falling number of tourists. It is a real shame. Whilst there is still a danger of terroris attacks, I would not be put off by visiting again, why should we let terrorism beat us?

But do bear in mind that if you decide to go there, your insurance probably won't cover you, as I'm sure last time I looked at the British Foreign Office website, it advised travellers against all travel to Indonesia. I'm not sure where you're from & what your government have advised.

3. Posted by naq (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

its a shame really a silly bunch of fundamentalists wrecking their own countries economy