Its time for Bali tourists to be on their best behaviour as Bali officials are cracking down on mischievous and inappropriately dressed travellers. The Indonesian Island is on the brink of launching a public campaign, which will see billboards installed where customs are flouted the most — including Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Canggu, Ubud, Sanur, Nusa Dua, and Uluwatu.
The destination known for its cheap beer and partying has long been a hotspot for West Aussies wanting a cheap holiday.
However, Aussies have increasingly become infamous amongst locals for causing chaos on the island and breaking local rules — earning the nickname ‘Bali bogans’.
Bali tourism board chairman Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana explained the campaign will help develop Bali into a country that is not considered a destination for tourists to do whatever they want.
“The point is that tourists respect Balinese cultural customs by dressing well and neatly, following in an orderly manner, carrying out traffic activities and not doing things that are outside the provisions,” he told The Bali Sun.
The billboards will have instructions and advice written in English, with campaigns in foreign languages likely to follow.
“Indeed, we are welcoming and accept everything. Guests are king but don’t abuse,” Mr Adnyana said.
Mr Adnyana said the proposal is in its “socialisation phase”, as officials are awaiting public feedback.
It comes just days after Bali officials launched a specialised task force to find foreign tourists working illegally in the country.