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Bali: Paving Paradise
Balinese youths are fighting to save their Indonesian island from over-development, mountains of trash and pollution.
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2012 12:56

The Indonesian island of Bali, known as the Island of the Gods, is a tropical idyll of ancient temples, terraced rice paddy fields and spectacular surfing beaches.

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Today, rampant development and unchecked mass tourism has created a wave of problems.

These include mountains of trash, overcrowding, water shortages and increasing pollution.

But now young Balinese are fighting back, hoping to save their unique island home before it is too late.

101 East follows their efforts.

 
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