Pollution in Bali, Indonesia

Pollution in Bali, Indonesia

Air Pollution
59.44 Moderate
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
61.11 High
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
71.20 High
Dirty and Untidy
63.04 High
Noise and Light Pollution
45.11 Moderate
Water Pollution
70.11 High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
56.52 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
46.67 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Bali, Indonesia

Air quality
40.56 Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
38.89 Low
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
28.80 Low
Clean and Tidy
36.96 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
54.89 Moderate
Water Quality
29.89 Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
43.48 Moderate
Quality of Green and Parks
53.33 Moderate

Contributors: 46

Last update: January 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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7 Comments so far

#Marcus on Feb 19, 2017 :
Just came back from Bali and it was okay. I mean the people are friendly and there are some nice places to eat but I too am aware of what I breathe. The beaches were so dirty, it is hard to believe. I've heard it's because of the rain season; people who don't burn trash throw it in the river so someone else can drag it out downstream. Usually farmers who then simply burn it. All the rest of the trash that didnt get burned will come to rest in the ocean to wash up on the shores or just carry on in the sea. It is really sad to see piles of trash smoldering day and night. It seems for every fire that meets its end, two more will start sickening the air. If u value your health, Bali is best avoided imo.
#Faith Harper on Sep 18, 2015 :
Burning garbage is second nature to the Balinese.
No matter where you go or live someone somewhere will be burning garbage. My neighbours in Sayan burn garbage day and night in an effort to extort money from hoping i will pay them to stop. The attitude is Balinese can do what they like on their own land. Dioxins fill the air in Bali
#Anonymous on Sep 08, 2015 :
I visited Bali once and probably will not be coming back in the near future. I've stayed in numerous hotels from seminyak, to Singaraja with Ubud in between and it is sad to say but it is true, they burn trash everywhere. If you would like to get cancer from inhaling plastic and building materials, yes you should visit Bali.
#Myriam Catalá on Sep 14, 2014 :
I have just come back from my holidays in Sumatra and Bali, especially Ubud. Indeed, the lack of garbage management and the practice of slowly burning it are generalized. This, together with continuous traffic jams turns the air by the roads a poisson difficult to breath. The second most disturbing fact is the way sewage is mananged. You can easily drop into the sewage "pipe" while shopping. I am associate Proffesor of Cell Biology and do my research in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health and am really concerned about the pollution in Bali (and SW Asia in general). It seems that a lot of people worry about plastic bags seen in rivers or fields, but they only pose a human health risk if they are burnt by the street!!! Most toxic pollutants are invisible and the bacteria contaminating the freshwaters too. If you are a tourist, do not worry, avoid tap water, update your vaccination history, use mosquito repellent and wash your hands before eating, as you always do. If you develop a partial garbage blindness, you will enjoy your holidays, indonesians are great. The real problem is for the environmental health of the resident population. Local authorities should increase awareness of this problem and invest on adequate public sewage and garbage management systems.
#Anonymous on May 16, 2014 :
The burning of trash is what is horrible about Bali. It seems people breathe without smelling, there is always a hint of poison in the air, it is terrifying!
#Anonymous on Apr 27, 2014 :
People burn trash in every corner hotels too. Smog in the little road unbearable!!! Be preapere to eat dioxine for breakfast!
#dfanielle on Mar 01, 2014 :
Been to Bali a number of times, actually in the process of moving there. we have never been sick, have eaten in roadside cafe's, expensive restaurants and dim-lit cafe's and never been sick although I have a delicate stomach! however you need to take some precautions which you would do anyway like washing your hands with your own soap, using anti-bacterial gel(dettol), have your own baby-wipes for toilet use and during the day,always drink either self made boiled water or buy bottled water, take with you charcoal tablets + buy SMECTA in case you get the runs and be very very hesitant to use diacure and DO N OT FORGET A TRAVEL INSURANCE!!!!! if you remember those rules you be fine and in case something major happens,HEALTHCARE IS EXCELLENT! enjoy your time in Bali, we always do!☼☺