‘Bali is not only about tourism’: Covid-19 prompts rethink for island’s residents

With tourism devastated by the pandemic, many have returned to work the fields. Some believe they will never go back

Ni Kadek Erawati, 40, used to work in a villa in her village, Tegallalang, a Balinese district famous for its Instagram-able rice terraces.

But in March, her employer asked her to take a break until further notice. Her husband is unemployed and she needs to pay school fees for three children, but the only job she could find was working on a farm.

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‘Bali is not only about tourism’: Covid-19 prompts rethink for island’s residents