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When colum­nist Susie O'Brien wrote in May about her fam­ily's beach­side hol­i­day, I had no idea she was about to ig­nite wide­spread out­rage.

Susie was in Bali, and un­happy about the plane loads of Aussie "bo­gans" she ac­cused of dam­ag­ing the Is­land of the Gods. Hun­dreds of read­ers re­acted, in op­po­si­tion and support.

Clearly, a lot of South Aus­tralians have strong and con­flict­ing views about this beau­ti­ful, cheap In­done­sian hol­i­day spot.

There's no de­bate though that Bali is un­der im­mense pres­sure.

To­day we look at how the is­land is cop­ing, and ask: whether it's bo­gans, brides or board rid­ers, are we just loving it to death?

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