News from Bunutan

 

Bunutan, a fishermen's village in eastern Bali, is in trouble. Mount Agung, impressive 3030 meters tall, landmark of Bali, seat of the gods and active volcano, has awakened after 53 years of sleep. Although the village of Bunutan would not be directly threatened by a volcanic eruption, it is, like the entire region of Amed, in a difficult economic situation.


The east coast of Bali and thus also the region of Amed is largely dependent on tourism. With the volcano's awakening in September 2017, particularly in this region the number of guests has dropped dramatically. In the beginning of July 2018, the bookings finally encreased, only to drop again in August 2018 after the destructive earthquakes with epicenter around the neighbouring island Lombok. The emerging, slowly developing region is on the verge of being thrown back far.


This situation may continue for many years. Years, which could change everything for the people of Bunutan.


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