Cliffside Boeing a Bali lure

Central Station | 17 Sep 2021

A retired Boeing passenger jet has been hauled to the top of a seaside cliff in Bali to lure tourists to Indonesia's coronavirus-hit holiday island.

More than a dozen workers used cranes to assemble parts of a Boeing 737 on a cliff near the Nyang Nyang beach this week.

Felix Demin, the plane's new owner, is planning to convert the aircraft into tourist accommodation and expects it will become a popular photography spot.

Demin said he hoped the attraction would help revive the area's tourism sector.

It has been badly hit since Indonesian borders were closed to international tourists in 2019 because of the pandemic.

The Russian entrepreneur and Bali resident said the disassembled plane was about to be sold as scrap metal to China when he purchased it.

But some social media users expressed worries it would spoil the seaside view.

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