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[Bali life] Pandemic impacts on Bali in numbers

This is a documentary describing the situation in Bali during the pandemic. If you've been to Bali in the past, this is a pretty shocking video. Since you are here, please watch it. There are many key figures in the film, and I write down some of the figures that I took note of while watching.

The numbers that show the changes between the pre-pandemic and pandemic period in Bali.

  • 7,000,000 = the number of tourists who were expected to visit in 2020.

  • 0 = the number of tourists who visited after the pandemic (in reality, tourists, including foreigners, did come).

  • 50,000 = the number of tourists usually seen at Kuta Beach and identified by lifeguards.

  • 50 = the number of tourists identified by the lifeguard during the interview.

  • 20 = the number of boat trips per day to Lembongan Island.

  • 2 = the number of boat trips to Lembongan Island now.

  • A$ 800 = Monthly income of a person who was working in the hotel business on Lembongan Island.

  • A$ 300 = Monthly income of the same person who now earns from seaweed farming.

These are the figures that make us feel that the current situation in Bali needs to be improved.

  • 80% = The percentage of Bali's residents who rely on tourism in some form.

  • 65% = the percentage of Balinese who have not finished secondary school.

  • 70% = The amount of money that leaves Bali.

  • 350% = Percentage of waste produced by tourists compared to locals.

  • 1/3 = Percentage of plastic waste that is supposed to be recycled.

This documentary talks about the situation in Bali, where we cannot rely on tourism alone. However, it ends by saying that tourism is a significant industry in Bali and that we need to use this opportunity to move to more environmentally friendly tourism. Let's make that this is actually the case.

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