Singaporeans extend helping hand in tourist-drained Bali

Darny Mancano runs Asmiera Spice Cooking Studio in Umalas, which operates classes for children aged five to 12.
Darny Mancano runs Asmiera Spice Cooking Studio in Umalas, which operates classes for children aged five to 12.PHOTO: ADI WIBAWA

Singaporeans have had a long-lasting love affair with Bali, consistently a top travel destination due to its close geographical location and high-end accommodation offerings.

But the Covid-19 climate has meant that borders are now closed and tourism on the Island of the Gods has ceased, causing massive unemployment. Life continues, however, thanks to small acts of kindness from a selection of Singaporeans living in Bali.

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