Bali’s crashed planes have great uses, attracting tourists and businessmen

16. 10. 2023 | Natalie Bezděková

In Indonesia, on the island of Bali, there are several abandoned aircraft that have become unwanted tourist attractions, but recently these machines have undergone an interesting transformation. Abandoned planes are finding new uses and becoming interesting and functional projects for tourists and lovers of unconventional accommodation.

One of these aircraft was a Boeing 737 that originally flew for the Indonesian airline Mandala Airlines (later Tigerair Mandala). This aircraft was based near a busy road in the village of Kutuh in the Badung Regency and attracted many tourists who wanted to take photos at this unusual location.

Two years ago, this Boeing 737 was purchased by Russian businessman and property developer Felix Demin. Demin moved the plane to the top of a cliff near Nyang Nyang beach, where it began undergoing conversion into a luxury two-bedroom villa. This villa, called Private Jet Villa by Hanging Gardens, will offer luxury amenities including an infinity pool, bar and terrace on one of the plane’s wings. Although the villa was expected to open in March this year, it is still being completed. It will cost 113 million rupees to rent this unconventional villa for one night, which is roughly equivalent to 170,000 crowns. The abandoned plane that once stood beside the road has been shifted to another location and a riding school has now come up on the original site.

Another abandoned Boeing 737 aircraft is located in Kuta, Badung regency. A café called Koffielots Coffee & Eatery and a flight simulator run by the owner, who is a professional pilot, have been built next to it. For Rs 30,000, visitors can get a glimpse of the aircraft itself, which is still in its original, somewhat dilapidated state.

For coffee or food lovers, the Keramas Aero Park near Keramas Beach in Gianyar regency is an interesting option. This Boeing 737, which used to fly for Indonesian airline Lion Air, was converted into a restaurant in 2016. Visitors can see the cockpit and one of the wings.

Overall, abandoned planes in Bali are finding new uses and becoming interesting and functional projects for tourists and lovers of unconventional accommodation.

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Natalie Bezděková

I am a student of Master's degree in Political Science. I am interested in marketing, especially copywriting and social media. I also focus on political and social events at home and abroad and technological innovations. My free time is filled with sports, reading and a passion for travel.


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