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  1. spicyayam

    Drunk Citilink pilot sacked

    You can see the security footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lxKlhzaR9w Budget airline Citilink Indonesia announced that it has dismissed Capt. Tekad Purna for unprofessional conduct, which resulted in the delay of Flight QC 800 from Surabaya, East Java, to Jakarta on Wednesday...
  2. 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...
  3. spicyayam

    Why are Indonesian's salaries so low?

    An interesting perspective on quora: This goes back to when Indonesian was occupied by VOC or the Netherlands. At the time, the dutch need cheap laborers to work on the plantations and trading route. So they need to pay these people (slavery is sub-optimal since you degrade the dignity of...
  4. spicyayam

    Living on Bali for $175 a week

    I am sure this doesn't includes things like flights, insurance, visa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmUJmZgRyDY
  5. 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...
  6. H

    Used cars in Bali

    Good evening all, Buying a used car anywhere is a serious buyers beware matter and I daresay buying a used car in Bali has some extras. But here's the thing. It seems that motor cycling in Indonesia is a rather hazardous occupation and more so with extra considerations for a Bule. Late...
  7. B

    tips for buying a second hand car

    Hi everyone, The family and I have been in Bali for about 5 months now. Feeling settled in, but would like to buy a second hand car. Renting is not viable as we'll be here a long time. I have seen lots of expats driving old suzuki jimny/katanas and they seem to be what we need. Something...
  8. spicyayam

    Australian partner visa highest in the world

    Thought this article might be of interest to any Australians considering marrying a foreigner and planning to live in Australia: Is the government ripping off Australians with foreign partners? | SBS Life
  9. R

    Travel Agency & Tour Operation Business

    Dear Friends, Greetings from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I want to set-up a Travel agency & Tour Operations office in Bali for give better service to our Clients from different countries. I need below answer if anybody can help me it will be a great pleasure.......... 1. Costing to set-up a Travel...
  10. spicyayam

    Racism in Bali

    What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWV5e2IGd80
  11. balinews

    Indonesia's airline ranked lowest in the world

    Indonesia's accident-plagued aviation industry has more airlines with the lowest safety ranking than any other country in the world according to an annual survey. The plane safety rating website AirlineRatings.com surveyed 407 of the world's major airlines, giving each a safety score out of...
  12. spicyayam

    Is Dr. Craig Wright Satoshi Nakamoto?

    What do you think? (re: bitcoin founder)
  13. SHoggard

    Wanted Embroidered T-shirts/ caps etc

    Time to get 'corporate'... I'm looking for a source of quality Embroidered T-shirts/ work-shirts / caps etc Quantity - in the region of 50-100 pcs I realise that Bali is not exactly the center of the clothing industry, and that I'd probably get better deals in Bandung, but I don't know the...
  14. B

    Area Classification

    In a previous post it was suggested that Sanur is for the more 'mature age' expats. I would imagine everyone has their own view on what area attracts what style of people. Soo, share with me your view on Sanur, Kuta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua etc, I am interested in your take on it :) Please
  15. Bali Budget Housing

    Stable Internet in Bali by combining your connections

    Bali Budget Housing just published an interesting post that helps to get stable internet! Read about it on our blogs. Visit balibudgethousing dot com and go to the blog section and check out our blog titled: One Step Closer to Stable Internet in Bali.
  16. I

    where do you stay in Jakarta

    I'm looking for budget hotels for a 2 night stop between flights.
  17. I

    disappointing budget hotels

    I've travelled more extensively and deeply than the average backpacker in SE Asia. In Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, it was possible to find a nice clean hotel room for $8 usd a night. In some cases this even came with aircon and/or cable TV. I was delighted. Meanwhile I've been to kuta and...
  18. K

    Luxury Room for rent in Central Kuta @2.5Million/month only

    Budget Accommodation in Kuta Bali : Kuta Three Jalan Raya Kuta 107 no 3 (KutaThree dot com) Modern open concept guest house in Kuta with complete facility and very affordable price. Located in the heart of Kuta area, Jalan Raya Kuta 107 no.3 Kuta Bali, very strategic and easy to access...
  19. balinews

    Australia to register complaint over treatment of death row inmates

    The Australian government is lodging an official complaint with Indonesia about the treatment of death-row citizens Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Photographs emerged on Thursday of a senior Indonesian police official posing with the two men aboard the plane that flew them to Cilacap the...
  20. B

    Visa run Singapore hotels?

    Can anyone give myself & Husband a few suggestions on some hotels in Singapore to stay 1 night while we get visa requirements sorted? I hear Chinatown is close to the embassy"not sure 1st timers" nothing high end...But would like own room with ensuite. :-)