Eerie footage has captured the normally bustling nightclubs of Bali completely deserted as its tourism industry is pushed to the brink by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kuta, the party capital of the Indonesian island, is still a ghost town 18 months after international borders were first closed around the world in March 2020.
Bar and nightclub owners normally rely on beer-swilling Aussies to make a living, but the federal government's overseas travel ban mean business in the town has almost completely dried up.
Bali-based vloggers The Monkeys on Thursday showed his followers how nightclub complex Legion was all but empty just months after opening to the public.
A vlogger has captured the normally bustling nightclubs of Bali completely deserted as its tourism industry is pushed to the brink by the Covid-19 pandemic
Bali-based vloggers The Monkeys on Thursday showed his followers how nightclub complex Legion was nearly deserted just months after opening to the public
'It's really sad,' he said.
'The club is huge - it's really modern and new but we were the only customer here.
'I really don't know what the future will be for this place.'
The YouTube personality also showed viewers the devastating toll the pandemic has taken on the town's main strip.
'For lease' signs could be seen where thriving bars once stood, while some of the area's cafes and restaurants were completely boarded up.
'It's even quieter than I'm used to in the pandemic,' he said. 'There's so many disused buildings and ones that are up for lease.
'It's just so deserted.'
Bali has also suffered greatly from Indonesia's own Covid-19 outbreak - which led to as many as 50,000 cases being recorded a day in the south-east Asian country in July.
Kuta, the legendary party capital of beer-swilling Australians, is a ghost town. Its bars and clubs, like the one pictured here, are shuttered and silent while falling into disrepair
A man carrying a surfboard walks on an empty beach in Kuta on August 14.
The tourist mecca is still a ghost town 18 months after international borders were first closed around the world in March 2020
Combined with Australia's total overseas travel ban, the localised Indonesian lockdowns have sounded a death knell for the Bali tourist trade and its notorious nightlife, as seen in the darkness of the city streets here
Australian regulars to Bali fear the island may never recover from the terrible effects Covid has had on the tourism industry
Angela Bonsera said Bali gave so many Australians so much happiness but she was now worried for all the struggling locals, like those pictured here
More than 138,000 Indonesians have died from the disease since the pandemic began, and its recent outbreak had up to 1,600 people dying every day.
The lockdowns were targeted at the main tourist destination of Bali and the densely populated main island of Java to stem the tide of the Delta variant of the disease, which has wreaked havoc worldwide.
But the measures meant the total shutdown of Australia's favourite holiday hotspot, famous for attracting sports clubs, bucks parties and hens nights on wild Bintang beer-fuelled adventures.
Haunting photographs of the deserted resort previously sparked pangs of longing and regret for Bali fans stuck in Australia who expressed their support for struggling locals on social media.