Bali tourism will feel shock waves, says local surfer



SAI FRAME believes Saturday night's bombing attack on Bali will frighten a lot of Australians away from the tourist mecca.

The Byron Bay surfer has been leasing a house in Bali since before the 2002 Bali bombings.

"The tourism numbers were only just starting to improve," he said.

While Sai's holiday home is a long distance away from the chaos, his grandparents and sister Komala were staying about four kilometres from where the bombs were detonated.

"I called as soon as I heard and they are all fine," he said.

"My sister told me she could see the blasts from their unit," he said.

Sai said he was pleased to be in Byron Bay this time.

"I'd hate to witness it all again," he said.

"I'll wait at least six months before I go back.

"I don't know why the extremists are doing this, maybe they're against tourism."



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