There are speculations about the origin of the aircraft, one of which is an unfinished project for a restaurant; In Bali, fairs like this are common
A plane falls in the middle of a quarry in Bali, in IcelandIt has become a tourist spot in the country. For years, the Boeing 737, largely intact, was abandoned in the area, but only now did people seem to notice its presence and turn the place into a must-visit route. Located in a limestone quarry near the Raya Nusa Dua Selatan highway, on the outskirts of Pandawa Beach, there are doubts about how the plane got there. Some say that an ambitious entrepreneur who intends to set up a restaurant in the area got on the plane there. He would take the plane apart and put it back together. However, according to the newspaper daily Mail, the entrepreneur could have run out of money to finish the project and leave it unfinished. To visit the abandoned plane, the curious get help from a guide, because it is difficult to get to the place. Such projects, which involve abandoned aircraft, are not new to the region. The island has other exhibits. One of them is located next to the popular Dunkin Donuts restaurant. Another was set up in late 2021 on top of a cliff on Niang Niang Beach. This was an investment by Felix Demin, a Russian businessman and a Bali resident, who hopes the attraction will help revive the region’s tourism industry, which was hit hard when Indonesia’s borders were in the midst of the Covid pandemic. It took a week to move the parts from the plane to the shelf, but everything was done following the necessary access permissions. For Demin, his project offers hope for a tourism renaissance in Bali, however, some social media users have expressed concern that it might spoil the sea view.
*With information from Agence France-Presse
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