Bali Warns Unruly Tourists

Bali Warns Unruly Tourists
Tourists to be sent home if they disrespect Balinese culture, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Bali officials have issued a warning stating that tourists who are disrespectful to the culture of Bali will be turned out

OT Staff
August 22 , 2019
01 Min Read

If you’re planning on visiting the Indonesian island of Bali for your next vacation, then you might want to pay a little extra attention to this one. Bali has recently warned its tourists that any kind of disorderly conduct will not be tolerated and tourists may even be sent back home for their misbehaviour.

In a recent video that has come to light, a Czech couple who happen to be Instagram Influencers can be seen splashing holy water on each other and behaving in a highly inappropriate manner at the sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud. This has caused massive public outrage as the whole incident was considered disrespectful to the Balinese culture. However this isn’t the first time that tourists have violated the rituals and traditions of Bali temples. Tourists earlier have worn skimpy clothes and behaved in an unruly manner inside the temple premises.

However this time the authorities have issued an official warning stating that anyone who violates their traditions must either take part in a purification ritual or they will be sent back home.

This incident has surfaced after an Indian family was recently caught stealing appliances from a Bali hotel. A Russian tourist was also recently imprisoned for trying to smuggle a drugged baby orangutan. The Czech couple in question have tried to make up for their action by participating in a purification ritual in which they had donned traditional attires and touched their hands to their heads as a symbol of respect.

Arya Wadekarna, Balinese senator has even stated that purification custom should be made mandatory for all tourists, but no such official rule has been announced so far.

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