How to Keep a Traditional Market Open

Salatiga city in Central Java has shown the world it is possible to maintain economic activity while also following health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with traditional market sellers in the city following physical distancing measures while working at the market. The Salatiga administration has allowed sellers to open stalls along a major road in the city to ensure physical distancing measures are followed by both sellers and customers.

Balinese Village Feeds Their Beloved Monkeys

On Friday, 01 May 2020, a large group of local citizens descended on the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest located in the Village of Kukuh, Marga, Tabanan Regency, bringing containers and sacks of food for some 1,500 monkeys that make their home at the popular tourist attraction. Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest was visited by hundreds of tourists who typically purchase food to share with the troops of monkeys. Following the collapse of tourism in Bali, the visitors to Alas Kedaton have disappeared together with the food they once shared with the primates. (Bali Discovery Newsletter)