Abandoned Motorbikes

100 Abandoned Motorbikes at Ngurah Rai Airport, Generating IDR 74 Million in Bills Over Years


A video shared by the @lombokpirates account on TikTok (3/12/2023) displayed numerous abandoned motorbikes deserted by their owners at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport parking area.

These abandoned motorbikes appear visibly dirty, still arranged neatly within the airport premises. Many of them have suffered damage due to prolonged neglect, and the identity of their owners remains unknown.

Typically, the owners of these abandoned motorbikes double-lock them without leaving any keys behind. Some bikes are additionally secured with chains and padlocks, significantly complicating any attempts to relocate them. Moreover, many of these motorbikes exhibit severe damage, including eroded seats and engine parts that are either rusty or broken.

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Following the TikTok video depicting the abandoned motorbikes, numerous netizens speculated in the comments. Some suggested that the individuals leaving the motorbikes might be renters or tourists vacationing in Bali.

Iwan Novi, the General Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai Airport Bali, confirmed that the owners intentionally deserted their motorbikes. They parked them on the third floor of the parking area and simply abandoned their vehicles.

Some motorbikes have remained parked for over three months, while dozens of others have occupied the parking area for more than 7 years, dating back to 2016. The current parking rate at Ngurah Rai Airport stands at IDR 28,000, and when multiplied by the number of stranded motorbikes, the total amounts to IDR 74 million.

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport swiftly addressed this issue seriously. Iwan Novi mentioned their collaboration with the Bali High Prosecutor’s Office to address the issue of abandoned motorbikes in the parking area. Additionally, the airport is working with law enforcement and relevant agencies to determine the ownership of these vehicles.

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