WATCH: Fire destroys popular Bali institution

For thousands of Aussies visiting Bali each year, a trip to the Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak was like religion.

But the popular store has been destroyed after a fierce fire tore through the centre in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The fire is believed to have started at the rear of the supermarket before quickly spreading.


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It was well alight when firefighters arrived and there was nothing they could do to save it.

Head of Seminyak Village, I Wayan Sunarta, told tribunenews.com that several other stores were also destroyed.

“The fire spread and burned several stores. Among them a pharmacy, a cellphone counter, the post office, cassette shop, photo studio, accessories shop, clothing store, Seminyak restaurant & cafe, coffee shop and the main warehouse for several shops has gone,” he said.

“The fire burned a total of 340 square metres.”

Nobody is believed to have been injured in the blaze.

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The Bintang Supermarket was one of the largest on the island, stocking everything you could possible need while on holiday.

The Bali Bible described it as “a place we all loved to go and get produce, discount drinks and bulk up on supplies.”

Many Australians have taken to social media to express their sadness.

Mandy Bos said it was “part of Bali history for many tourists, especially Aussies.” 

John Simpson described it as “sad  – it’s a great place and so is Seminyak Cafe next door. I hope they get back up and going again soon.”

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