Fearing the worst, many villagers such as Nyoman Gerti take refuge in relief centres set up amid the threat of a volcanic eruption, but able-bodied men stay back to secure their valuable livestock.
Karim Raslan is a well-known Southeast Asian commentator and columnist. Follow Karim on Twitter: @fromKMR | Instagram: fromkmr
This article is published in collaboration with Ceritalah ASEAN. It is also published in the South China Morning Post.
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