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1980s Bali Photo Gallery by Ric Chan #6

Perth based photo-journalist Ric Chan started going on surf trips to Bali in the early 80s. In 1985 he was lured to Bali to help set up and run Cheaters Night Club in Kuta’s entertainment strip, near the famous Peanuts Club.

Ric lived in Bali until ’91 and then returned to his native NZ after his wife Sami passed away. Ric and his sons Taron & Tao settled in NZ’s North Island.

This is a glimpse of Ric’s 80s Bali photo gallery and a taste of quieter times in Bali.

Photo: 1980s Uluwatu pathway to the waves pre development. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s Uluwatu hire surfboards. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s low tide Sanur with Mount Agung in the background. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s net fisherman at Medewi. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s Balinese surfer ‘Little Froggy’ surfing Legian. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1987 Bali international airport with Jimbaran Bay in the background. Ric Chan pic.

Ric Chan: Jimbaran Bay in the background is full of hotels now, nothing like back then. It’s a pity, but I can say, it was better BACK IN THE day.

Photo: 1980s Jimbaran Bay fishing village. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s Jimbaran Bay fish markets. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s aerial pic of volcano craters in Java. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s Lake Bratan in the volcano crater at Bedugul. Ric Chan pic.

Ric:Now there is a famous golf course that overlooks the lake”.

Photo: 1980s Balinese surfer ‘Little Froggy’ surfing Legian. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s Sami Chan with Balinese family in Legian warung. Ric Chan pic.

Photo: 1980s Dugung sailing just off Kuta. Ric Chan pic.

You can inquire on the SDS Web site to view Ric’s previous Bali photo galleries.

Coming soon 1987 Lombok Gili Nanggu island images by Ric Chan

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