A foreign tourist collects rubbish among piles of debris on Batu Belig beach in Bali after it washed up following an offshore storm. Photo: AFP
A foreign tourist collects rubbish among piles of debris on Batu Belig beach in Bali after it washed up following an offshore storm. Photo: AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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Bali sees hardly any foreign tourists in 2021 as travel restrictions continue to bite, but its beaches still drown in rubbish

  • Bali’s record low comes as GDP shrank 3.4 per cent in the first nine months of 2021, though domestic tourists are stepping in to lessen the blow
  • Thirty tons of rubbish were removed from just one Bali beach on December 7, as the wet seasons’ heavy rains redirect waste from the island’s rivers

A foreign tourist collects rubbish among piles of debris on Batu Belig beach in Bali after it washed up following an offshore storm. Photo: AFP
A foreign tourist collects rubbish among piles of debris on Batu Belig beach in Bali after it washed up following an offshore storm. Photo: AFP
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