Author Profile :
Sylvie Tanaga is a freelance writer focusing on identity, minority, and literacy issues. She has published two biographies in Indonesian, and commentaries and opinion articles in several media outlets such as The Jakarta Post and TODAYOnline (Singapore). She currently lives in Bandung, Indonesia.
An American woman living in Bali during the pandemic angered the Indonesian public by seemingly inviting foreigners to the island despite a travel ban. Here are some of the factors that fueled the outrage.