Various local, national, and social media are reporting an outrageous incident involving a German woman, Darja Tuschinski (28), that took place at the Saraswati Royal Palace (Puri Saraswati) in Ubud, Central Bali Monday, 22 May 2023, at around 10:00 pm.
The Saraswati Royal Household of Tjokorda Ngurah Suyadnya (Cok Wah) was hosting one of its regular public Balinese cultural evenings for foreign tourists, replete with a full gamelan orchestra and a troupe of local dancers when the German woman took to the stage in a fully naked state.
The incident was confirmed by Police Commissioner Satake Bayu Setianto, spokesman for the Bali Provincial Police.
Earlier, the deranged woman had forced her way past a ticket booth at the event entrance before entering the palace grounds and removing all her clothing items.
The entire incident, captured on a handphone video of 69 seconds duration, shows the naked woman joining a group of palace dancers performing on the stage, crudely ascending a ceremonial staircase before she damaged a gold-leaf doorway that she forced open at the top of the stairs.
Feigning elaborate mock dance movements, she descended the stairs, eventually leaving the stage as a male palace official in traditional dress ushered her off.
Continuing her mindless shenanigans, Darja Tuschinski briefly left the stage to kneel and adopt a meditative pose among the audience members before returning to the stage.
The incident was immediately reported to the local police by the manager of the Lotus Restaurant, I Wayan Sanglah, and the owner of the Saraswati Royal Palace, Cok Wah.
Police took the German woman into custody, later surrendering her to the care of Bangli Insane Asylum (RSJ-Bangli) in northeast Bali. Preliminary examination by the medical staff revealed Tuchinski may be suffering from mental illness and clinical depression.
Separately, Kompas.com reports that the German had frequently changed private villas in Ubud without paying her accommodation bill. Villa operators said the woman would nakedly cavort around the villa premises, disturbing other guests.
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