In quake aftermath, a tiny remote Bali village struggles to retain years of progress

Ketut Muliana (left) and Made Indrayana in front of their school in Ban, Bali, which is now unusable following an earthquake.
Ketut Muliana (left) and Made Indrayana in front of their school in Ban, Bali, which is now unusable following an earthquake.ST PHOTO: JEFFREY HUTTON

BAN, BALI - High up on the slopes of Mount Agung, in Bali's remote north-east, 15-year-old Made Indrayana's dream of becoming a doctor has been dealt yet another blow.

Shortly after 4am on Oct 16, a magnitude 4.8 temblor sent shock waves through the flimsy volcanic soil of Ban village, severely damaging hundreds of homes and schools used by some of the country's most vulnerable.

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