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  1. M

    Starting a 100% Foreign owned PMA

    Hello, we are looking to start up a 100% foreign owned PMA for a new business. This business will be a small scale guesthouse with 10 rooms. We would like to invest 100.000 US$ for this. We read it's getting more complicated to achieve this with only this small investment, that you...
  2. C

    taking money out of Indonesia

    We are needing to get quite a bit of money to Thailand. Best options? If we go through the bank, we have to change from IDR to US$ and then to THB. Expensive. The limit of taking money out is only 100,000,000 each I believe and US$20,000 into Thailand. We have a contract for what the money...
  3. balinews

    Tax Amnesty Exceeds Expectations

    Taxpayers in Indonesia waited until the last minute - as taxpayers everywhere often do. But enough of them responded to a new tax amnesty over the last few days to help make it a relative success as the first phase of the scheme came to a close yesterday. As of 8pm in Jakarta, Indonesians...
  4. klaatu

    Public phones

    Does anyone know where there is a phone that I can use to make an international reverse charge call (bloody banks and their security codes) Denpasar/Kuta area hopefully? Post offices had them once or do they still? Thanks in advance
  5. balinews

    New premium rum launched in Bali

    Distilled from pure Indonesian sugar cane in Java, Nusa Cana is a new premium rum brand launched in Bali between former Diageo executives, Marc Rodrigues, Joe Milner and Andy Gaunt in conjunction with Hong Kong-based mixologist, Sam Jeveons. Loosely translated as ‘island cane’, Nusa Cana is a...
  6. T

    Two bulgarians arrested while attempting to steal from an ATM in Sukawati bali

    Hope they enjoy a long stay in "Hotel" Kerobokan.
  7. balinews

    Amazon coming to Indonesia

    There are plenty of e-commerce companies trying to crack open the Indonesian market, like Tokopedia, Matahari Mall and Lazada. But none of them have quite managed to catch on the way e-commerce giant Amazon has hooked Americans onto their online shopping services. But now it looks like the...
  8. O

    Small Real estate (Home) purchase YES/No Thoughts guide lines !!??

    What do you guys thing about small cluster (and not so small) homes ... you those on 1 are .. and its variations ... !? Usually I find it its offerings on down payment of 10% and can be credited like on 15 years or so ... So when you purchase something small for like up to 600 million monthly...
  9. klaatu

    VITAS from Darwin

    I have just submitted my application for VITAS at Darwin Indo Consulate..All i had to do was show them the receipt (or copy) of telex from Jakarta,fill in the form and give them a copy of my ticket to get out of Indonesia...No bank statements ,sponsorship letter or any thing..Have been told to...
  10. geedee


    Thinking of spending a couple of days in Sidemen on my upcoming visit. Will visit Kintamani and Lake Batur on a day trip while staying there Any comments please on Sidemen.
  11. geedee

    Exchange AUD - Yen

    Is it possible to exchange Australian dollars to Yen in Bali. I'm going for a week to Japan in between my Bali trip and reckon I would get a better rate. If so where would be the best area to do this
  12. DenpasarHouse

    Watch-out for ATM card skimmers in Bali

    I just saw this referenced on Reddit: He found this one on an ATM in front of Hardy's Sanur. It's a camera inside the number pad cover that records you entering your PIN number. I don't know how they got the card...
  13. S

    Already Moved to Bali? What can I expect?

    Hi, I'm looking for some detailed insight into living/relocating to Bali (specifically Ubud or North Kuta). I want to know what to expect and what difficulties I might encounter in setting myself up in Bali (if I do indeed choose Bali to relocate to). I have lots of questions below and if anyone...
  14. davita it worth it?

    Recent posts under 'which hospitals' have motivated thought of insurance and since I'm off the booze, and don't spend endless hours in pubs anymore, I have time to review interesting, exciting insurance policies...:excitement: Looking through the last health care policy I had...
  15. C

    Social Visa Bangkok

    Just for anyones info, as of now, the Indo Embassy in Bangkok will not accept an application for a Social Visa without a valid return air ticket.
  16. Rangi

    BI warns Bali retailers over “candy currency”

    BI warns Bali retailers over “candy currencyâ€￾ - The Jakarta Post
  17. Markit

    Legal Nominee Agreements Anyone?

    Over the years I've had to listen time and again to some supercilious asshole know-it-alls (other than me) telling us all how generally stupid, illegal and unenforceable the favored "nominee" land purchase agreement is. I would love to hear their explanation of this case...
  18. spicyayam

    Phantom credit card charges

    I have seen some facebook posts about people saying their credit cards have been charged without their knowledge and at least in one case they never even used it in Bali. People are now suggesting to put their cards in protective sleeves. Does this really do anything? This is what I found from...
  19. A

    Visa / Car ownership

    Hi there Do I need a certain Visa to buy a car in my name? Thanks
  20. R

    Visa for retreat organiser....

    Hello I am in the early stages of planning retreat in Bali.Not a New age or Yoga thing . Its about the culture and religion and tradition . Bali is a Mecca for retreats,what do people do for a Visa?? I know a lot of people do it illegally, i don't feel real comfortable with that.. I have...