Did you know that the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, apparently owns a luxury resort in Indonesia? The name of the resort is Trump International Resorts, located in Bali. Unfortunately, its condition is now deplorable.
Quoting France 24, Friday (9/12), the six-star hotel was originally built to replace the Nirwana Golf Resort. In fact, the project failed, and the once lush golf course is now filled with weeds.
Some of the sites were neglected and overgrown with plant fibers. In addition, the path to the location was dead.
The resort isn’t Trump’s only failed project. Six casinos and hotels have been recorded as bankrupt over the last two decades.
This also had an impact on workers. Like it or not they were fired.
“There was no clarity about our future. We heard we were going to be re-hired but it never happened,” said Ditta Dwi (26), a former caddy at Trump International Resorts Bali who has now been forced to take a waitressing job.
Dwi said many Balinese workers lost their jobs due to the stalled project. He also said hotel workers were being compensated after losing their jobs. However, around 150 caddies with contract status did not receive anything.
It is known, the Trump Organization and developer MNC Group Indonesia closed the six-star resort in 2017 and laid off hundreds of workers.
The two business entities are partnering to transform Nirwana’s image into a resort that offers beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.
The resort development was once dubbed a ‘dream project’ by his son, Donald Trump Jr. during his visit to Jakarta in 2019.
Trump’s deal to license his name to the new resort and help operate it in 2015 turned out to be a dream for Indonesian workers.
MNC Group Head Hary Tanoesoedibjo said the Covid-19 pandemic had hampered plans to reopen the resort.
Meanwhile, the Director of the MNC Property Division, Edwin Darmasetiawan, refused to disclose the number of workers who were laid off. He only mentioned that financial problems were the culprit for the neglect of the resort.
Edwin remains optimistic that the project will be continued in the future.