These Gili Island Tourists Did The Ultimate Walk Of Shame

Gili Trawangan, the paradise escape just off the coast of Lombok, plays host to many island travelers searching for their taste of paradise! Although most of the time the backpacker-code keeps life fun and carefree, some tourists just don't know how to behave. Scroll down to find out about this couple's ULIMATE walk of shame, delivered in true Indonesian style. 


Now, the majority of holiday-goers on Gili T go for turquoise waters, white sand beaches, awesome parties and sometimes even the ease of magic mushroom indulgence (not condoned!).

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But not this couple... The pair are believed to be parading around the island in a ‘walk of shame’ for the theft of a bike.

On little Gili, there's no escape. The locals tracked down the couple and decided to punish him in the best and most Indonesian way possible. Indonesians hate losing face. Out of this came an effective punishment for thieves "Diarak Keliling Kampung", or Paraded Around the Village, so that everyone may know your dirty deeds - the ultimate embarrassment.

Lalu Muhammad Fauzal, head of West Nusa Tenggara province tourism office, told the BBC that the walk of shame ritual came out of an agreement with local police on mainland Indonesia and locals.

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The reason behind it was because the island of Gili Trawangan as well as its neighbours - Gili Meno and Gili Air - do not have a permanent police presence. Instead they have private security guards and the support from police on the mainland as and when necessary.

In fact, Lalu admitted that the walk of shame may be one of the reasons why the island has a very low crime rate - especially when compared to the more popular tourist island of Bali, just 40km away.

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