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Tourist criticized for idiotic stunt at Apurva Kempinski hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali

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A well-dressed tourist in Bali caused a stir after knocking over a container of water and flower petals at a hotel while trying to submerge his head in it (pictured).

A man has become the latest tourist to visit Bali to suffer online backlash over an “inappropriate” and disrespectful act at a five-star hotel.

The shocking stunt is believed to have been filmed from inside the Apurva Kempinski in Nusa Dua, on the southern coast of the Indonesian island.

The viral video showed the well-dressed man approaching a large metal bowl filled with water and flower petals before a woman urged him to “put his face in it.”

He bent down to submerge his head, but accidentally knocked over the decorative bowl as water and petals spilled across the hall.

The video has since attracted almost 30,000 views on TikTok.

Many furious viewers claimed the man was reaffirming negative opinions about tourists on the island with his “stupid” actions.

A well-dressed tourist in Bali caused a stir after knocking over a container of water and flower petals at a hotel while trying to submerge his head in it (pictured).

“Well, that’s just lovely, isn’t it, so careful and respectful and cultured,” comments one viewer.

Another added: ‘(Your) holiday is over, pack your bags.’

A third reminded the man that “this is why we don’t touch things we’re not supposed to touch.”

Locals quickly joined the backlash bandwagon.

‘You come to Bali without bringing your brain…why have to destroy everything in someone else’s country (sic),’ they wrote.

Some wondered if the tourist helped clean up or paid for the damages later.

Other spectators came to the tourist’s defense and argued that the act was not as bad as some claimed.

‘I mean it’s just a bowl of water and flowers… Just say you’re sorry,’ one user wrote.

Another added: “Honestly, it’s not your fault.” There should be something to block the plate.

The tourist accident is believed to have occurred inside the Apurva Kempinski, a five-star hotel in Bali (pictured).

The tourist accident is believed to have occurred inside the Apurva Kempinski, a five-star hotel in Bali (pictured).

Many other viewers admitted they would be “mortified” if it had happened to them.

“I was lying on the floor as if I had fainted,” one commented.

Another added: “I would leave the country.”

Others were eager to know what happened next.

The stunt is the latest in a long line of incidents involving tourists on the island since it reopened to international travel in 2022 following the pandemic.

Incidents have included tourists being naked in front of sacred monuments and urinating in public places.

Since February, international tourists have had to pay 150,000 Indonesian rupees (about $15 Australian dollars) to pass through Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar or any of the island’s seaports.

Tourists will have to pay the tax each time they enter the island, in addition to an existing $50 e-visa that is valid from May 2022.

Wayan Koster, governor of Bali, said the tax will help fund efforts to preserve Bali’s rich “culture and environment” and make the destination less attractive to “cheap” tourists.

“They are now trying to make sure that the tourists who come behave in the most appropriate way and are culturally sensitive to Indonesian and Balinese cultural customs and more,” Australian travel expert Quentin Long previously told Yahoo News.

Millions of tourists flock to Bali every year. In the photo, tourists at a beach bar in Kuta.

Millions of tourists flock to Bali every year. In the photo, tourists at a beach bar in Kuta.

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