March 13-19, 2009


Serene: A makeshift bridge straddles a lagoon beside the ocean in Canggu, North Kuta, offering diners at a newly refurbished eatery, following a fire that demolished it last year, a chance of a deserted-beach stroll. The lagoon has been the scene of a hotly contested battle among locals and a Jakarta developer who planned to fill it in and build luxury villas, with residents eventually winning in their fight to preserve the area, also known for its holy Hindu attributes.

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