We are in southern Bali, near the southern coast of the Bukit Peninsula, where there is an abandoned Boeing 737. It’s not at an airport or an airplane boneyard, but it sits in a field near a kind of limestone quarry. It’s just off the Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Highway and only five minutes from the very popular and turistic Pandawa beach, so, it’s not exactly hidden away from the world!
What makes it even stranger, is that no one seems to know how it got there! It would normal that someone notice the arrival of a Boeing 737 in a field near a highway, or not? But no. Some local people say that the plane, which has no livery or notable insignia, was destined to be transformed into a touristic restaurant, but it seems that its hypotetical owner finished money and left his Boeing 737 to slowly rust, surrounded only by a ugly hut and some shipping containers.
Apart from that, suppositions or not, very little is known about this abandoned plane. It may have been purchased and reassembled where it now stands, which would explain, at least in part, why no one saw it arrive. On web there are really a few information about it, but typed ‘abandoned plane’ in Google maps it finds it, so it has become some kind of turistic attraction. The view of the plane is obstructed with container, and for the best views it’s possible climb on the containers and see the plane from the side, or go a bit further down the road and pay 10.000 IDR to go up the path to see it from front/above (because it’s on a private property!).
This is not the only abandoned plane that it’s possible see on the Indonesian island. About 8 kilometers north there is another abandoned Boeing 737, right next to a Dunkin‘ Donuts, or others…(but not only, as this site suggests.)