The rubbish-strewn pool of an abandoned resort on the Indonesian island of Gili Air after a tropical cyclone swept through on Christmas Day 2022. Photo: Dave Smith
The rubbish-strewn pool of an abandoned resort on the Indonesian island of Gili Air after a tropical cyclone swept through on Christmas Day 2022. Photo: Dave Smith
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Pummelled Indonesian resort island between Bali and Lombok has more misery piled on its tourism industry

  • Gili Air saw large sections of its ring road fall into the sea and its beach left covered in rubbish after a tropical cyclone swept through on Christmas Day
  • Compounding matters is the off-putting sight of dozens of rundown villas and small hotels that were abandoned during the pandemic

The rubbish-strewn pool of an abandoned resort on the Indonesian island of Gili Air after a tropical cyclone swept through on Christmas Day 2022. Photo: Dave Smith
The rubbish-strewn pool of an abandoned resort on the Indonesian island of Gili Air after a tropical cyclone swept through on Christmas Day 2022. Photo: Dave Smith
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