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The tarnished beauty of Gili Trawangan

  • Ugly truth: Behind the comfort of five-star hotels on Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, are piles of garbage left unattended due to poor waste management. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Ugly truth: Behind the comfort of five-star hotels on Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, are piles of garbage left unattended due to poor waste management. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Ignorance: Most locals on Gili Trawangan also seem not to respect their own environment. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Ignorance: Most locals on Gili Trawangan also seem not to respect their own environment. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Heavy contrast: Posh cottages and residences in Gili Trawangan are often located nearby garbage areas. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Heavy contrast: Posh cottages and residences in Gili Trawangan are often located nearby garbage areas. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Dark waters: Liquid waste from nearby factories and companies directly goes directly into the ocean. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Dark waters: Liquid waste from nearby factories and companies directly goes directly into the ocean. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Ocean carpet: Gili Kapal, a small islet near Gili Trawangan, becomes submerged during high tide. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Ocean carpet: Gili Kapal, a small islet near Gili Trawangan, becomes submerged during high tide. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Connectivity: Locals build a bridge for mangrove tourism. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Connectivity: Locals build a bridge for mangrove tourism. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

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