Bali may ban bikinis due to inappropriate selfies in sacred temples
When the thin two-piece swimsuit was launched just after the Second World War, the garment was named a bikini, and it was not accidental to conduct a nuclear bomb test after an atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands. Bikini is the second nature of these days, but after years of getting a series of bombs from angry moralists.
The recent anger comes from the Balinese government, who are clearly shocked by women wearing these brushed items on the Indonesian island beaches, and legislators are currently drafting legislation prohibiting swimwear. However, in the shadow of Balinese politicians, this is an annoying dress, because tourists wear such clothes in front of the sacred landmarks to make a self-portrait of obvious misconduct.
Some self-portraits appearing on social media indicate that women in bikinis hang on temple monuments and other sacred characters. Others let them simulate a passionate stance, and some officials believe that these images are blasphemous. As more and more tourists from other countries discover that Bali has become an ideal holiday destination, some locals have commented that courtesy levels have sunk to new lows. In 2018, about 5 million tourists traveled to the island.
Earlier this year, the police launched an investigation and found a Danish couple who said they were at the Puhur Luhur Batukara Temple. One of the tourists sat on the shrine and took pictures. The locals called it Hinggih Padmasana. The throne is considered holy and should not sit there because it is reserved for the Supreme God ruled by the Hindu scriptures of Bali. The mortal who occupied the seat was considered guilty of defamation and was strictly strengthened in the country.
In 2017, visitors entered the provocative posture in front of Mount Agung and were considered a sacred volcano. In 2016, a photographer photographed a yoga pose of a woman in a bikini at the entrance to the temple.
As a result of these incidents, local officials are thinking about restrictions on the possibility of entering the Holy Land, including mandatory authorities must accompany visitors to these locations. Others are considering making it impossible for foreign visitors to access these sites.