BACKPACKER BEGGING
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There is a backlash growing across Asia against Western 'begpackers' who want the locals to fund their travels around the world.

People across the continent are growing tired of the sight of seeing relatively affluent Westerns begging on the streets in the hope that locals help pay for their journey to the next destination.

Bali has now officially cracked down on the growing issue of problematic "tourists".

In an official statement, Setyo Budiwardoyo from the island's immigration department has said that they are now reporting these begpackers to their embassies, according to Detik, as caring for them should be the embassy's responsibility.

He said: "We have seen many cases of problematic tourists, lately they are either Australian, British or Russian.

"We tend to report these cases to the relevant embassies, so that they can oversee their citizens who are on holiday."

The immigration official said that while they had previously looked after these travellers, the cost of living must now be borne by their respective embassies.

While most visitors are genuine tourists, some have been accused of scrounging off their host nations.

Locals and tourists alike have shared photos of the travellers, who are often seen begging for money or selling wares on the street to fund their holidays, hence the moniker of begpackers.

They often come from wealthier western nations and beg in relatively poor countries.

Some are even shamelessly asking for money while posing with cameras worth hundreds.
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While some people may have fallen on hard times, others just want a free handout
Some have even been accused of running scams, by pretending to have lost their debit card and needing money to get home - only to carry on travelling with the money they make. Asia though isn't the only continent affected with one German couple travelling around New Zealand tried to rely entirely on the kindness of others.

While some travellers may very well have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own, others are clearly just looking for a free handout.
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A couple of 'begpackers', thought to be from Russia, were arrested by cops in Malaysia during a street performance where they tossed a baby in the air by his legs.


In the outrageous 90-second clip, a man is seen hurling, swinging and dangling the nappy-wearing baby as music is played in the background.

As the "performers" chant along they plead for donations from the crowd - who look both shocked and amazed at what they are seeing.