Australian tourist in Bali revs scooter and blocks traffic


Outrageous video of heavily tattooed Aussie tourist in Nike TNs holding up traffic while doing a burnout on his scooter in Bali sparks fury: ‘Should be deported and banned’

  • Video of a Aussie in Bali circling motorbike in middle of road prompts backlash
  • Tourist blocks the road for at least a minute as he burns rubber on rental bike
  • Aussies slammed the man as a ‘kook’ while others called for him to be deported 

The reputation of Australian tourists on the party of island of Bali has taken yet another dive with a video of a tourist doing a burnout on a scooter sparking fury.

The Australian man, who is wearing a Burberry t-shirt and Nike TN sneakers, is heard yelling ‘What happens in Bali, stays in Bali’ as he swings around in circles on the rental bike. 

The person filming the stunt is heard laughing as unimpressed locals on the street watch the man burning rubber while blocking the flow of traffic. 

Drivers are forced to wait for at least a minute on the busy road as the grinning tourist continues his stunt without a care in the world. 

The clip, posted by user The Canggu Pole, prompted a massive backlash on Instagram. 

Drivers are forced to wait for at least a minute on the busy road as the grinning tourist continues his stunt without a care in the world (pictured)

 Drivers are forced to wait for at least a minute on the busy road as the grinning tourist continues his stunt without a care in the world (pictured)

‘Kook,’ one user commented, as another slammed the tourist as a ‘d***’. 

‘The no helmet and shit tattoo combo,’ a third wrote. 

 ‘S*** tats, no helmet and TNs. It was bound to happen really…’ a fourth agreed. 

‘He should really rent a brain instead of bike,’ another user said, while another suggested Bali introduce a ‘mandatory Tourist Visa IQ Test Requirement’. 

‘Not even Australians want this guy back,’ another wrote. 

‘This kind of people should be deported and banned for at least two years,’ another user recommended.

Bali has been one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations for decades with holidaymakers scrambling to book flights in 2022 after two years of border closures. 

The man, who is wearing a Burberry t-shirt and Nike TN sneakers, is heard yelling "What happens in Bali, stays in Bali" as he swings around in circles on the rental bike (pictured)

The man, who is wearing a Burberry t-shirt and Nike TN sneakers, is heard yelling ‘What happens in Bali, stays in Bali’ as he swings around in circles on the rental bike (pictured)

The island is one of the most popular destinations for Australian tourists thanks to its friendly locals, low cost of living and stunning beaches.

Between 1.2 and 1.4million Australians visited Bali in 2019, and Balinese authorities are optimistic that number can be matched in 2022 as the island reopens. 

Thousands still flocked to Bali during the pandemic, with the work from home phenomenon allowing them to work and attend meetings by the beach. 

Aussies will soon be able to live and work in Bali completely tax free for six months after the Indonesian government announced a new ‘digital nomad’ visa for foreigners – known officially as the B211A visa.

A similar visa for five years is also under discussion.

Indonesia hopes to lure both remote workers and the companies that employ them with the tax-free sweetener.

Bali has been one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations for decades with holidaymakers scrambling to book flights this year after two years of border closures

Bali has been one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations for decades with holidaymakers scrambling to book flights this year after two years of border closures

The ‘digital nomad visa’ proposed by Indonesia’s tourism minister, Sandiaga Uno in June was passed this week.

Mr Uno hopes the scheme will help bring more than three million overseas travellers to the archipelago in the next year, combined with an increased focus on spiritual retreats and eco-tourism.

The decision is also predicted to create up to create 4.4million jobs without taking away any from local residents.

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