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  1. DenpasarHouse

    No Motorbike Licence (from your home country) = No Insurance

    Here's an example of what can happen if you don't already have a motorbike licence from your home country. Australian tourist stuck in Thai hospital after head-on collision, owing $56,000 in medical bills - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Also, I'd like to know why they say...
  2. R

    Im looking to purchase a top end didgeridoo

    I am travelling to bali in march staying in seminyak. I am a didgeridoo enthusiast and keen on purcbasing a balinese made top end didgeridoo (not a cheap bamboo one) as the balinese are renowned for their woodwork and art i would love to add one to my collection. Any pointers on Where to look...
  3. balinews

    Australian bar owner in Bali court on drug charge

    A British former war correspondent and an Australian man have faced court in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish. David Fox, an ex-Reuters reporter, and Giuseppe Serafino, a bar owner, were arrested in Bali on 8 October. The pair could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted of...
  4. M

    Visa to Australia for Indonesian friend

    Hi there, I am in a debacle. We have a friend who is Indonesian who we have known for 10+ years. He is married and has three children. As he has always been very good to us when we have been in Bali and we consider him part of our family, we would love to have him come to Australia for a two...
  5. spicyayam

    Different reactions to terror threats

    It is interesting the reaction in the Australian media when a terror attack is found in Australia itself. In Melbourne a planned attack was found yesterday and the police have "urged" people to go about their business. Seven arrested as police foil planned Christmas Day terror attack in...
  6. V

    Poll - What is your MOST favorite thing to do in Bali?

    Hi Everyone, Simple question :) What is your MOST favorite thing to do in Bali? A. Culture Exploration B. Fun Activities C. Dining D. Spiritual Experience E. Party F. Chill Out G. Business H. Other ... Please state :lemo: Can state your nationality please if you don't mind :-) I am doing a...
  7. K

    Mental Health Wuestion

    Can/ Do a person with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, reside in Bali? How would they be treated if they suffered a psychotic episode or became unstable. Would they be welcome at clinic/ hospital for treatment? or would they be locked up somewhere horrible. Would they be allowed to fly...
  8. balinews

    Australian couple involved in motorbike accident

    THE boyfriend of an Australian woman whose face was shattered in a horrific hit and run incident in Bali has shared his devastation in an emotional Instagram post while the injured woman underwent intensive reconstructive surgery. Victoria Van de Stadt, 25, was operated on in a Perth hospital...
  9. geedee

    Adele Australian tour- how much will she earn for a few weeks?

    It goes to show that you don't need to be slim, glamorous and show a bit of leg or bust. Adele has sold out and announced another Sydney show There will be 2 sell out shows at the Olympic stadium alone of 90,000 each show. When first show went on sale the website crashed people struggled to...
  10. balinews

    Australian teenager detained by Bali police for possession of white powder

    A Perth teenager allegedly found with a white powder at a Bali nightclub will remain "locked up" as he and the suspicious substance undergo testing, police have said. Jamie Murphy, 18, was arrested at Bali's popular Kuta nightclub precinct early today, after a security search at Skygarden...
  11. Billt4SF

    Travel domestically with only a COPY of passport?

    According to the rules that Yani stated, I am supposed to give her my passport a week or so before my Sosbud visa renewal is due, so they can process it, etc. That's fine except that I'll be in Raja Ampat diving until one day before the visa runs out. Does anyone KNOW if you can travel...
  12. S

    Importing fabric to Bali for manufacture plus swimwear manufacture

    Hi there This is my first post to the forum. I started a kids clothes range selling in Australia about a year ago with production in Bali. I was found a factory by an agent on my first visit to Bali. It's been a tough year - to say its been slow going getting a small amount of products...
  13. balinews

    Protests rage in Jakarta

    One person was killed as Indonesian police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse tens of thousands of protesters who rallied to demand the resignation of the Christian governor of Jakarta for allegedly insulting the Quran. At least seven people were injured in clashes between...
  14. T

    australian travel warning

    The latest travel advisory from the Australian Government: A major protest is planned for central Jakarta on Friday 4 November (related protests may take place in other cities). Reports indicate that extremists may seek to use protests on 4 November to conduct acts of violence. We strongly...
  15. admin

    Want to watch Ausse TV in Bali (or anywhere else in the world)?

    Check out Aussie Expat tv: Live, On-Demand, Catchup TV | Aussie Expat TV | Watch Aussie TV in Asia You can call them on: 62-812-3973-3359
  16. balinews

    Bali set to become IT hub

    When David Magson came up with the idea of running a software company out of an island better known for its beaches, he had to live with the inevitable sceptical comments about Silicon Bali. But now, having ridden the mining boom and the IT-driven cost-cutting era in corporate Australia, his...
  17. balinews

    Bali expats arrested for drug possession

    Police in Bali arrested an Australian and a Briton over the weekend and have accused them of possessing more than 17 grams of cannabis resin. Guiseppe Serafino, 48, from Perth and David Matthew Fox, 54 from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, remain in custody and are being interrogated for drug...
  18. F

    Best time of the year to visit Bali?

    Hi everyone. Planning to go visit Bali this December with the whole family. We are going a Bali holiday and our main concern now is if December is best for us or too crowded or bad timing? It's for 2 weeks visit, and if you have suggestion for any family-friendly activity or place too, is...
  19. S

    The Family Love Alliance is coming to get you....

    Indonesia's Constitutional Court considers criminalising adultery and gay sex - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) This was on Australian TV news channels last night. I thought it was already illegal in Indonesia?
  20. Markit

    Tick, Tock, Tick ...

    Last couple of years we've seemed to be having a growing tick crisis. Since they only seem to attack the dogs (in between the toes and in the ears) and the missus (occasionally) it's not a major crisis but would like to know if anyone else has a similar problem and how they resolve it (can get...