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Outrage over how Australian are treating locals in Bali

Outrage over how rude Aussies are treating locals in Bali amid calls to send badly behaving bogans straight to one of the island’s toughest jails: ‘It disgusts me’

  • Australian tourists slammed fellow holidaymakers over rude behaviour in Bali
  • Tanieka Monti went to tourist destination for romantic holiday with her partner
  • She said experience was interrupted after seeing Australians behaving badly 

Australian tourists have vented their disgust at fellow holidaymakers for being rude to locals in Bali.

Tanieka Monti and her partner had flown to the popular tourist destination for a romantic getaway.

The Victorian-local was enjoying the exotic sights and culture when she said her experience was interrupted by tourists behaving badly.  

Tanieka Monti (pictured) says she is sick of Australians being rude to the Balinese

‘I cannot stand one thing and that is rude Australians,’ she wrote on Facebook.

‘I’ve caught myself giving the death stare and mentioning to groups of Aussies how rude it is to talk to people the way they are, they are nothing but disrespectful and utterly rude to the local Balinese people.’

Ms Monti said she feared the impoliteness from some tourists would lead locals to believe that all Australians were rude. 

‘It disgusts me to think that they might have a perception of Australians that is only a representation of very few disgusting Aussies,’ she wrote.

Her post has sparked a massive response with social media users sharing their own encounters with rude tourists. 

‘Yes I witnessed two women being so rude to a handbag seller,’ one person wrote.

‘When I called them out I got, ‘this is our second home’ …. That phrase pisses me off big time, 30+ trips for me but never throw off about that. 

Tanieka Monti and her partner had flown to the popular tourist destination for a romantic getaway (stock image)

Tanieka Monti and her partner had flown to the popular tourist destination for a romantic getaway (stock image)

‘Just because you visit there a lot gives you no special entitlement – especially bad manners! It’s the Balinese home, we are visitors no matter how many times you’ve been.’

Another added: ‘It’s so embarrassing. I was at a restaurant yest and this old guy sitting there no shirt having beers and lunch. I mean is it that hard to put a shirt on mate. Gross.’

Other social media users said the bad behaviour was only shown by a small number of Australians and that most were actually well behaved.

‘Fortunately they are the minority, and locals love and appreciate Aussies and vice versa,’ one wrote.

A second added: ‘That is unfortunately the negative side of ‘people’.. its not where they are from but it says more about who they are… on the positive side there are truly beautiful ‘people’ out there.’

Drunk and disrespectful Australian tourists who run amok in Bali should be thrown behind bars, according to Perth-based Indonesia Institute (stock image)

Drunk and disrespectful Australian tourists who run amok in Bali should be thrown behind bars, according to Perth-based Indonesia Institute (stock image)

Ross Taylor from the Indonesia Institute suggest badly behaved Aussies should learn their lesson in prison. 'Give them an extended holiday in Bali and perhaps one to six months in Kerobokan Prison would perhaps enlighten some of these people,' he said

Ross Taylor from the Indonesia Institute suggest badly behaved Aussies should learn their lesson in prison. ‘Give them an extended holiday in Bali and perhaps one to six months in Kerobokan Prison would perhaps enlighten some of these people,’ he said

Her comments come after calls were made for drunk and disrespectful Australian tourists who run amok in Bali to be thrown behind bars, according to an Australian-based Indonesian group.

Perth-based Institute has previously urged local authorities to lock up mischievous visitors after a string of alleged offences rocked the holiday island 

Ross Taylor, a spokesperson for the group suggest badly behaved Aussies should learn their lesson in prison.

‘Give them an extended holiday in Bali and perhaps one to six months in Kerobokan Prison would perhaps enlighten some of these people,’ he said.

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts said she was ’embarrassed’ by the etiquette of some Australian tourists but didn’t think jail time was the solution. 

‘Incarceration brings with it a whole range of other issues and I don’t care if you’re on day one of your holiday in Bali, if you behave in an unacceptable manner you should be sent home,’ she said. 

About 1.2 million Australians choose Bali as a holiday destination each year, with the majority respecting local laws and culture. 

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