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Bali is reopening to tourists, but nervous locals wonder what the future will bring

The pandemic has prompted a rethink of tourism’s role on the island as some call for only ‘quality’ visitors

After being shuttered for 17 months, the upmarket Hujan Locale restaurant in the Balinese town of Ubud is slowly coming back to life.

Outside, staff greet a box truck driver who delivers fresh vegetables and stacks of lemongrass, ginger flowers and kaffir lime leaves. Kitchen workers are busy preparing for the day ahead. A chandelier above a stairway is once again casting a warm yellow shimmer across the walls.

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