17 January 2012

Holidays in Hell? (From Bali With Love)

Yup! That's the title, by TIME Magazine, "Holidays in Hell: Bali's Ongoing Woes (Indonesia struggles amid a surge in tourism)". It's actually a very well written and honest article, if you would like to read it.

In a nutshell, the article touches on Bali's biggest issues: water shortages, frequent blackouts, liter problems, pollution, over population and terrible traffic. It's true, Bali has definitely gotten worst on some levels in the 5 years that I've been familiar with the island. Though the article blames this "woe" on too many tourists, and I would agree, I also blame Bali's issues on poor planning, too much development too fast, use of poor materials and lack of education in all areas.

Bali seems to be currently taking appropriate steps to make some significant changes in the roads, future developments, electricity, transportation and a newly renovated airport, to name a few. Let's hope Bali can come out on top and shine again in a few short years.

Read can read the in-depth article HERE.

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