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Bali Govt to prioritize bringing public order measures in “foreigners’ village”


Jakarta, IO – Recently, the actions of badly-behaved foreign tourists violating rules in Bali have been increasingly in the limelight. Some of them did not comply with traffic regulations; some caught working with a tourist visa, reported Detik, Tuesday (21/3).

Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati pointed to the fact that there is an area in Ubud inhabited exclusively by people from certain country.

He even referred to it as a reclusive ‘village’ and locals around it do not know about their activities there.

“People often call it ‘foreigners’ village’ because they are exclusive, reclusive, only interacting among themselves, so people don’t know what is going on within the walled-off compound,” he said.

Oka said the local administration will come up with measures to restore “discipline” against foreigners who broke rules in Bali.

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“We have made it our priority to monitor the activities of foreign nationals in Ubud, Sanur. Legal measures including deportation will be taken if they are found to have committed criminal violations,” said Oka. (un)


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