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Popular Canggu Bar Temporarily Shut Down For Violating Social Distancing

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Old Man’s was temporarily shut down by local officials in Bali after the bar was caught violating social distancing measures.

The popular bar on Batu Bolong beach in Canggu is a regular hang out for expats, locals and tourists.

The bar advertised the Wednesday opening night on their social media and website telling people to tag “all their friends”

Old Mans advertisement
(Image: Old Man’s Facebook Post)

Video and photos of the bar packed with people quickly emerged and went viral on social media.

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In one video posted to Instagram, local officials appear to have closed down the bar while locals and expats exit the premises.

It didn’t take long for social media users to voice their opinion.

One user commented, “Immigration needs to deport these idiots”

Another said, “like chickens released from a cage”

Another user said “Immigration clean up in Aisle 3 Canggu”

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OLD MANS CANGGU RAMAI, APARAT DESA GERAM #dpsviral @denpasar.viral . Selasa (9/05/2020) kemarin, petugas dari Desa dan Polsek Kuta Utara memberikan himbauan di Old Mans Canggu di Pantai Batubolong untuk tidak beroperasi untuk mencegah penyebaran Virus Covid 19, mengingat pengunjung tidak memperdulikan Protokol Kesehatan di tengah Wabah Covid 19. . Namun sore tadi, Rabu (10/6) >>>> Slide 2 Pihak dari Old Mans seolah olah tidak mengindahkan himbauan aparat Desa, pengunjung tetap ramai dan tidak memperhatikan Protokol Kesehatan dan himbauan Gubernur @kostergubernurbali . Sumber @baliaman_ #denpasarviral #oldman #wisatawan #covid_19 #canggu #bali

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Old Man’s describes itself as the “most popular beacfront bar in Canggu, A grown-ups playground, fun and friendly hipster hangout.

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⁣ It’s been 8 weeks since we closed our doors for the health and well-being of our customers and staff ❤️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We were the place where everyone experienced pure happiness and joy with people from all around the globe 🌎🤩⁣⁣ We miss you all so much 💙⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Tag your best party crew in the comments below ⬇️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We are counting the days to open the doors for you again 🙌⁣⁣ Stay Strong & HAPPY 😌⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ >>>>>> @oldmansbali

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Earlier this year, a villa party in Canggu was shut down after expats threw a birthday bash during lockdown.

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