Bali refreshed – it’s about making human connections

An Instagram-worthy shot over Tegallalang Rice Terrace. PHOTO: EVE YAP
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BALI – Travellers are flocking back to Bali, and the Balinese are glad to breathe easy again. One of them is Mr I Komang Anugrah, 27, my guide on an e-bike tour in Ubud.

He left high school to work as a waiter at a “resto” (local slang for “restaurant”) for a year, then joined a cruise ship for better income. After two years, he missed his family and returned home, tilling the land. But farming meant only subsistence earnings. 

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