Falun Dafa practitioners in Indonesia took part in several events over the 2018 Chinese New Year to celebrate the holiday with the local community as well as tourists from China and around the world.
As one of the most popular tourist sites in Asia, Bali and its smaller neighboring islands are well visited, with 90% of the tourists being from mainland China.
Many tourists stopped to watch the waist drum performance and the group meditation. A young visitor from China asked, “How much money are you making for doing this?” A practitioner explained to him that they reach out to visitors from China voluntarily because many Chinese people have been misled by the hate propaganda from the CCP.
“The practice has improved our physical health and heart and mind nature. But because of the persecution of Falun Dafa in China, many people have been brainwashed by the propaganda. They not only lost an opportunity for a healthier and better life but have also turned against Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Some tour guides initially would not accept any informational materials, but after talking with practitioners and learning the facts about Falun Dafa, many of them changed their mind and began to read the materials.
One practitioner said that she was glad to see more and more Chinese tourists willing to read posters and materials about Falun Dafa. “Some of them have agreed to quit the communist party and its affiliated organizations,” she noted.