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Trump's planned Bali hotel risks angering the gods, and the locals

New tower may clash with local customs regulating building height and proximity to temples
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 05:50

The Bali project cements ties between Mr Trump's family and MNC Group founder Mr Tanoesoedibjo.


ON THE Indonesian resort island of Bali, building height is measured by coconut trees. Anything taller could anger the gods whom the Hindu locals believe inhabit the island. So plans to renovate a decades old hotel overlooking a 16th century temple and turn it into a bigger six-

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