Fishing boats were stranded after an earthquake and tsunami hit Wani Village in West Coast of Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on October 4, 2018. Photo: Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency

Dark tourism draw: Indonesian earthquake city where mud buried homes exerts a ghoulish fascination for some, one year on

  • Thousands were killed in Palu, Sulawesi, in a September 2018 earthquake that triggered a tsunami and turned the ground into liquid mud that swallowed homes
  • ‘Even graveyards can become tourist attractions,’ says official of visitors who take selfies amid the ruins and survivors who offer tours of liquefaction sites
Topic |   Asia travel

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Fishing boats were stranded after an earthquake and tsunami hit Wani Village in West Coast of Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on October 4, 2018. Photo: Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency
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Unmarried couples, including tourists, could be sent to prison if Indonesia passes a new penal code outlawing extramarital sex. Photo: Shutterstock
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Indonesia’s extramarital sex ban could be disastrous for country’s tourism industry

  • A proposed penal code, which would criminalise sex before marriage and outlaw same-sex relations, has caused protests, petitions, bad press
  • Travellers are already cancelling holidays, amid fears of getting locked up or fined

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Unmarried couples, including tourists, could be sent to prison if Indonesia passes a new penal code outlawing extramarital sex. Photo: Shutterstock
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