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Bali Tourism Task Force Searching For Influencer Who Slammed Condition Of Resort

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Bali’s Tourism Task Force is on the lookout for a travel content creator whose videos went viral on TikTok after she showed the condition of Kuta Beach and traffic in the resort.

The Bali’s Tourism Task Force was established last year to tackle unruly and culturally disrespectful behavior. 

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Travel content creator Corrin, from England, runs a travel blog called Princess As Standard. She shares travel tips and hacks, mostly targeted at solo female travelers.

On a recent trip to Bali, Corrin posted two videos recorded in the Kuta area.

In the videos, she shared her disappointment about the condition of the traffic in the resort and how the roads, in her view, were unsafe and unbearable.

She describes how she ‘hates it here’ and that she would never be coming back

@cor_98 Bali traffic is unbearable, no one shows you this side of things when you are researching it is an absolutle nightmare!#traffic #research #nightmare #joke #fyp #bali ♬ original sound – Corrin

In a second video, Corrin showed the condition of Kuta Beach. She showed trash washed up on the shoreline and across the beach.

Though in the second video, she appeared less frustrated, she still expressed her disappointment that Kuta’s condition didn’t live up to her expectations after months of research. 

Based on her social media, she appears to be back in Thailand, a destination she is far more enthusiastic about.

Nevertheless, Bali’s Tourism Task Force is seeking to track her down for her post and claims that Bali is no longer beautiful. 

@cor_98 I just cant belive what i have whitnessed why on earth dont people show you this side of things on the beach. Kuta beach has been an absolutle dissapoinment. I really dont want to be negative about Bali but so far its just been Awful hopefully jungle life is much better! #indonesia #beach #kuta #litter #dissapointment #travelling #truth #fyp ♬ original sound – Corrin

The Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, told reporters, “I received this information. Now we are [co-ordinating] the Governance Task Force.”

The Tourism Task Force itself is tasked with two areas: the Development and Supervision Sector and the Order and Law Enforcement Sector.

Pemayun said the Task Force would investigate the initial information about these ‘foreigners who have given up on holidaying in Kuta.’

Pemayun said, “We research first to make sure it [information] fits, case to caseThis is different. “If it’s like this, then the case is clear, and then we will coordinate with Immigration.”

@cor_98 What a spontaneous adventure next stop thailand! 7 11 Has my heart, if you havent already tried it you must it is honestly so cheap and the best! #thailand #711 #favourite #happyplace #innerhappiness #travelling #fyp ♬ original sound – Corrin

Following the viral video and online dialogue, the Acting Governor of Bali Sang Made Mahendra Jaya, and the Regent of Badung I Nyoman Giri Prasta visited the Kuta area together to look at the problem.

The duo walked around the Kuta Beach area and made sure to walk past the Tsunami Shelter where Corrin had recorded the video.

Acting Governor Jaya told reporters, “My impression after walking around was that the place that had been built and arranged in such a way now had the impression of being dirty, with lots of empty, damaged stalls and lots of piles of rubbish.” 

Kuta-Beach-Tourists

He also noted that one thing that needs to be arranged is the kiosks and beach stalls in the area. He shared that he hopes that a new arrangement will provide comfort for local residents and visiting tourists.

Regent Prasta told reporters, “So that it doesn’t seem dirty, we will also continue to increase synergy in efforts to maintain security and order so that Kuta will remain a favorite destination for tourists.”

Kuta-Beach-in-Bali

Acting Governor Mahendra Jaya also emphasized the need for synergy among all parts of the community of society, both pecalang and traditional villages, to cooperate and maintain order and security in the Kuta area and its surroundings.

The Acting Governor and Regent were joined on their walk by Bali Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General, I Gusti Kade Budhi Harryarsana, who said that the police were committed to creating a safe, peaceful, and controlled Kuta area.

He confirmed this team will also carry out mapping again to overcome the security problems that occur by strengthening synergy with pecalang and the Kuta community.

Surfboards-on-Kuta-Beach

In addition to the Tourism Task Force, the authorities are also in the process of training up a new Bali Tourism Civil Service Police unit, which will be deployed across top resorts and attractions next month.

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Josh

Friday 2nd of February 2024

LOL - looking for her where?!!

Randy

Thursday 1st of February 2024

The Balinese authorities may need to be more concerned about the conditions that are brought up by this Brit Princess entitled influencer instead of shaming her. But it is always the Princess entitled “Karen“ who will raise hell. There are still British subjects who travel despite the unpopular Brexit and it’s economy on the decline while the rest of the British people are struggling to make ends meet. Sigh...

LONDDO JOWO

Thursday 1st of February 2024

Hundreds of posts on social media of local and foreign groups cleaning up tonnes of rubbish in Bali's rivers and beaches. Travel to the remotest islands in Indonesia to find rubbish everywhere.20 years ago it was common to see endangered species encapsulated in resin , sold to dumb morons in National Depertment stores. The beaches of Java are awash with trash too. Most of it UNILEVER products. They should be taxed to clean up the rivers and beaches and to educate people to be considerate of * the (once) incredible natural wonders all over the Indonesian Archipeligo. (*Other peoples space , consider noise pollution as unpleasant, value anything of natural beauty , manmade beauty)

As long as folks chuck their rubbish in rivers and leave their trash on the beach , nothing will improve. Until the oceans are dead. Then were all dead.

Somchai

Wednesday 31st of January 2024

Sounds more and more like Hitler's Germany. Share your opinion in public and the gestapo comes after you to "investigate".

Elise

Wednesday 31st of January 2024

The trash, rubbish floating in the kura sea and streams even in Ubud, need urgent attention. The traffic is indeed a nightmare as is the noise of scooters. It's ridiculous that the local Balinese authorities try to hunt down tourists who show the truth of the situation...they should address trash and traffic pollution seriously.