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Recent Poll Shows Australians Doubtful About Safety and Medical Services in Bali

(1/27/2014) A report published in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) on January 25, 2014, saying two-thirds of Australian think Bali is not a safe holiday destination, is certain to cause concern to Bali’s tourism sector.

The SMH article also revealed that 20% of those who responded to the survey were not confident they would receive proper medical care if they were injured or got sick in Bali.

The report comes on the heels of the high profile sudden death of a Queensland woman and her teenage daughter after falling ill in East Bal on January 4, 2014. The survey was undertaken in mid-January.

The wide-ranging survey also expressed Australian doubts that they would receive fair treatment from the Indonesian police or court system if they encountered legal problems whilst on holiday in Bali.

The poll was conducted by UMR against a random sample of 500 Australians.

Among the specific results of the survey:

In 2013 some 900,000 Australians visited Bali, making it the largest source of inbound tourists to the Island

SMH: Australians give thumbs down to Bali for holiday