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  1. S

    Why Aussies love to go to Bali

    My daughters birthday tomorrow and my wife has a day off so I thought I might book a room in Southport for one night and take the girls to Seaworld. If I want anything half decent, I'll have to pay at least $500, just for the room. $500 for a very ordinary room with a couple of beds and no...
  2. J

    Turkish bread baking here in Bali

    We are baking authentic turkish bread here in Bali +62 858 47137369 and delivering to Kuta, Seminyak, Changu, Legian, Denpasar and Sanur. Pitta bread and pizza base also available. We are on Facebook as Turkish Bread Factory Bali and based in Renon. Admin please delete if not allowed. Thank you...
  3. bunyip

    Anyone Ever rented a Bemo without driver for a week or so? ;)

    Hi people! Do you think it is possible to rent a Suzuki or whatever Bemo and go for a tour in that? Going back to Flores in February on a Mission and Treasure Hunt!! My Lady has an injured Shoulder and Carpel Tunnel of right hand so doing lots of riding is not going to be possible for her...
  4. spicyayam

    Thieving staff

    If you have a business how do you control staff from stealing from you? I am not talking about stealing everything in your cash register but small amounts over a period of time. For example you ask them to buy 10 loaves of bread and they only buy 5 and pocket the difference. Or a customer buys...
  5. P

    Pizza in Bali?

    I hadn't had a pizza in Bali that I thought was good enough in all the years I have been coming here or living here. Yesterday in Carrefours I bought 2 Dr Oetker frozen pizzas to try. (They are new to Carrefours here in Singaraja) They are the best ever frozen pizza I ever had. Just cook...
  6. P

    What is it with cheese on/with cakes here??

    Last week, Ketut gave me about 6-7 Lady Finger bananas. I love their taste but they ended up in the fridge and that was it. Today we looked in the fridge together and she picked up the pack of darkened bananas and looked at me as if to say 'These are a gone-er'. I said 'Make a banana cake'...
  7. spicyayam

    General feeling of uncertainty

    I was wondering if anyone gets the feeling Indonesia might be facing some tough times ahead with regards to business outlook. Rupiah is down, and the government seems to be doing anything they can to stop foreigners from working here. A huge amount of bad press in general about Bali/Indonesia...
  8. T

    Lotte Mart vs Carrefour

    Hi All Wanted to get some advice on what place would be best for a big initial shop when we first move to Bali- CarreFour or Lotte Mart? From what I have seen online Lotte seems more like a sort of 'warehouse' style place where you are buying stables in bulk and CarreFour looks more like a...
  9. G

    The perfect soup for Merkin

    CHEESE AND BEER SOUP Olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 45 ml ( 3 T ) flour 15 ml ( 1 T ) Dijon mustard 1 litre ( 4 c ) chicken stock 1 bottle ( 340 ml ) beer 250 ml ( 1 c ) grated mature Cheddar cheese Generous piece of blue...
  10. Markit

    Food ****

    It strikes me this forum, Indonesia and life in general is getting way too serious what with executions and such like so I thought I'd just post what lunch looked like yesterday and maybe a breakfast shot or two also just to prove it aint all sucking up Bintang/Arak/Tuak. Feel free to add...
  11. no.idea

    Off to the jungle, to see the caveman

    Two days back in a moment of madness I thought I may go visit Markit. I rang him and said "I am coming your way". His American accent is hard to understand but I heard him say something about "a cough" before the phone went dead. Not to be deterred I rang him back and said "I have cheese and I...
  12. Markit

    Make Arak Drinkable (almost?)

    Take real passionfruit juice (Markisa) freeze it into ice cubes, take 4 or 5 in a long drink glass and add 3 fingers of Arak. Top off with sprite. Good sundowner and builds you up as it's knocking you down. Tastes pretty good too!
  13. S

    Homeswap surfing holiday Bengkulu

    Hi, Keen to find out if anyone is wishing to do a home swap holiday with us. We have a rental property in Bengkulu - leased/paid up until December. We are keen to link up with like-minded expats currently living in Indonesia long term, who are keen for a change. We have been here for 12...
  14. balinews

    Australian tourists urged to seek alternative Indonesian holiday destinations

    Australians worried their beloved Bali is being overrun with tourists are being encouraged to seek alternative Indonesian holiday destinations. A travel fair in Bali will this week encourage visitors to see the island as a gateway to adventures beyond the popular beaches of Kuta and Seminyak...
  15. Joe Writeson

    Nan Bread Flour

    Urgent...what is the Indonesian name for the best flour for making Nan Bread...I've made it loads of times but our ex housemaid always bought the the flour for mate is at the pasar now trying to pick some up and called to say they have about ten different types of flour...bit of...
  16. DenpasarHouse

    Floor Tiles - Granite or Ceramic?

    Hi Everyone, I'm hoping to get some advice on floor tiles. In Bali everyone seems to be crazy for granite floor tiles and these were included in the house package we've bought. But after checking out the type of tile we'll be getting I'm not so sure. They've got a glossy finish which is...
  17. Markit

    Bread Maker Advise Please

    Am thinking about importing one of those small bread making machines from Europe and I would appreciate any information as to how well or not they work here, access to good flour and grains, voltage problems, etc. Basically if you use one what is your experience with them. Cheers Markit
  18. S

    Fat and Unhealthy bastards.

    I did not see a health forum here...if one exists and powers to be wish to move it, please do so. Just for informations sake and anyone else out there having some health is my last 6 months story. I never considered myself to be overweight, a little fat in the gut area...
  19. spicyayam

    Coconut milk shortage

    Our staff said they can't find coconut milk anywhere and I read on Facebook there is some kind of shortage? It seems a strange ingredient to have a shortage of in Indonesia. Is there only one company producing the stuff? We have a few coconut trees, but it is quite an effort to make it yourself.
  20. C

    semi soft cheese

    oh i forgot as well new we offer semi sot cheese, tilsiter style called bali-gold. nice for bread or as kasnockerl or similar.