Airdate: Bali: The Dark Side of Paradise
Nine has a news special on Bali which presumably contradicts what Getaway has been telling us for years...
Nine is also due to screen a Schapelle telemovie this year even though there has been no word on casting or production commencing.
Bali – they call it the Island of the Gods. It’s exotic, enchanting, and it’s Australia’s favourite holiday destination. So what’s not to love about it?
Plenty, as Bali: The Dark Side of Paradise will reveal on Sunday, July 21, at 8.30pm in a Nine Network special presentation hosted by reporter Denham Hitchcock.
From the moment you step off the plane, Bali is a sensory overload. From the sweaty chaos of the streets where designer stores compete with pushy hawkers to the air-conditioned luxury of the resorts it’s a grand bazaar of sights, smells and sounds framed by Bali’s famous beaches, with some of the world’s best surfing.
It’s not surprising that one million Aussies visit Bali every year. But there’s another statistic you won’t read about in the guidebooks: the number of Australians injured and killed in Bali. In fact one Australian dies there every nine days.
Many of these deaths are from misadventure, especially drownings and motorbike accidents. But there’s another, far more sinister side to this tourist paradise – the robberies, the shocking rapes and the murders.
Bali is a shadowy world where sometimes it’s hard to know who’s the criminal and who’s the victim.
In this Nine Network special, we take viewers inside the feared Kerobokan Prison, where you’ll see for the first time what it’s really like for Australians behind the razor wire … the drugs, the weapons, the wild parties – and just what it takes to stay alive.
Denham Hitchcock shows you Bali as you’ve never seen it, the other side, the dark side of Australia’s most popular holiday playground.
Sunday, July 21, at 8.30pm on Nine.