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Lovina Beach / Singaraja Town, Bali

Perth, Australia
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Lovina Beach / Singaraja Town, Bali


Lovina Beach is the filthiest place I’ve been to in Asia. The beach is a mass of rubbish, you cannot sit on it. The water is so full of garbage, you can’t swim in it. I was walking barefoot through shallow water and trod on what I thought was funny feeling seaweed, I looked down and I was standing on 100’s of items of other people’s clothing. They had been there so long and so waterlogged that they were stuck on the sea floor ..... gross!!, we’re outa there.!!

Singaraja Town is dusty, filthy and rubbish everywhere. The Shopkeepers make no effort to clean up the streets or the garbage outside their shops.


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Duncraig, Australia
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1. Re: Lovina Beach / Singaraja Town, Bali

I’ve been to Lovina and it was lovely.

I’ll think you find with all rain of recent times , rubbish has been flushed out of the hills and out of the ocean plus there is lot of rubbish that flows out through the currents from Java too , it happens a lot this time of year and unfortunately it’s not going to get better in a hurry.

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2. Re: Lovina Beach / Singaraja Town, Bali

As above, we go to Lovina quite often and spend a week or two there. However, we don't bother with the beach, which I agree is not the best. Waste often gets dumped high in the holls, and bring on the wet season, and down it comes via the rivers and back into the ocean.

We also love Singaraja, but take it for what it is, not expecting it to conform to our idea of how clean a city should be.

Do yourself a favour, do not go to any the west coast beaches right now either....they also will be full of rubbish!

All of Bali has a garbage issue, we all know about it, and agree that things need to change. The rainy season just makes it a lot worse in some areas.

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3. Re: Lovina Beach / Singaraja Town, Bali

Pity you hadn’t taken your own advice given in a June, 2017.

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