Shuttered souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in August. The island will remain closed to international tourists until next year. Photo: EPA-EFE Shuttered souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in August. The island will remain closed to international tourists until next year. Photo: EPA-EFE
Shuttered souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in August. The island will remain closed to international tourists until next year. Photo: EPA-EFE
Mercedes Hutton
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Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Can Bali survive a continued coronavirus closure? It has bounced back before

  • The Indonesian island is still welcoming domestic visitors, but a lack of international arrivals threatens livelihoods
  • Many tourism workers have returned to traditional ways of life and its government aims to boost agriculture and creative sectors

Shuttered souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in August. The island will remain closed to international tourists until next year. Photo: EPA-EFE Shuttered souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in August. The island will remain closed to international tourists until next year. Photo: EPA-EFE
Shuttered souvenir shops in Kuta, Bali, in August. The island will remain closed to international tourists until next year. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.