The place he has chosen for his extravagant luxury trip is Indonesia’s most famous tourist island, Bali.
Bali is also the only Hindu-majority region in the country and is known for the numerous statues of Hindu gods, goddesses and heroes.
BlogspotBut statues of any kind are forbidden in Saudi Arabia, which follows the strictest form of Islam – Wahhabism.
This is why when the Saudi king landed in Bogor, a city in the Indonesia’s main island of Java, whatever statues were along the way of his entourage were covered by sheets or obstructed by trees.
Despite this the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, ruled out covering of statues on his island.
“Bali is famous for being comfortable, safe, and tolerant, so we will leave it as is. (Sculptures) will not be covered,” he told the local Balinese daily ‘Tribun Bali’.