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  1. balinews

    Pilot who missed runway at Bali airport was under the influence

    Today apparently has been a real tell-all for the director of Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN). After confirming on Thursday from Denpasar that two WNA pilots working for Indonesian airline Susi Air tested positive for heroin use, Commissioner General Budi Waseso had another big...
  2. 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...
  3. balinews

    Pokemon GO popular in Indonesia

    Despite not having yet officially launched in Indonesia, Pokémon GO, the smartphone game in which players hunt for virtual characters using a real-life map, has gained instant success among gamers and manga enthusiasts. The app — a brainchild of the license owner Pokémon Company...
  4. balinews

    Surabaya to become alcohol free city

    The second-largest city in Indonesia, Surabaya, has approved a bylaw that bans the production, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages. “If in three months [Governor] Soekarwo does not respond to this bylaw, it would be enacted directly in Surabaya. The bylaw does not contradict...
  5. balinews

    Bali drug ring busted

    The National Police announced Wednesday that they arrested on Sunday a drug ring that had been operating out of Denpasar, Bali. The group involved an inmate housed at Kerobokan Prison, identified as DN, who is alleged to have acted as a supplier. Bali Police narcotics division director Sr...
  6. Markit

    Motorcycle Madness No. 3 Java/Malang/Bromo/Jogja/Madura/Surabaya - home again.

    Next week a mate and I are planning on doing some motorbike touring over Bangmewangme up the southern route to Malang where we plan to stay and visit Bromo (I got this volcano thing) and the mountain resort of Tretes because the mate reckons there's some seriously beautiful women up there. Me I...
  7. Apocalypse69

    Tips for driving in Bali

    How do you guys (and girls) stop yourself from getting stressed while driving over here? I’m mostly referring to Monday night when the Balinese closed most of the streets with temples in, causing havoc around here. I guess a notice on the streets to be closed a few days before is a little too...
  8. Steve Rossell

    Indonesian Fires.

    As reported in The Straits Times. 17/10/2015. "Indonesia arrests seven company executives for illegal forest fires." "Suspects from the latest bust included a senior executive from Bumi Mekar Hijau, a unit of Singapore based Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), which is also Indonesia's largest pulp...
  9. balinews

    Jakarta councilors study trip to Bali comes under fire

    City councilors from Jakarta have come under fire over the cost of their purported “study trip” to Bali, and their only response has been to complain that they don’t get enough money to buy souvenirs. A group of 32 councilors and eight of their staff left Jakarta on a three-day trip to Bali...
  10. M

    Want to refuse free entry and instead just pay for VOA, possible?

    I could get a free entry to Bali, but I prefer to pay for a VOA, because VOA is extendable for an other month. Can this be done? I know obtaining a 60 days tourist visa at the IN Embassy is also a possibility.*** Thanks a lot. *** Not all embassies btw. Just read that a 60 days Tourist Visa...
  11. Rangi

    1000 foreigners busted for traffic violations in the last 12 months

    1000 foreigners busted for traffic violations in the last 12 months | Latest News From Bali | The Beat Daily That just goes to show how well behaved all the drivers are on these Bali roads. It averages out to only around 11 violations per day. That is an incredibly low number and all of us...
  12. B

    Dring schools near Ubud?

    Do anyone know of a dring school in the Ubud area? I know an Indinesian driving licens is not worth the paper it is printed on but the idea is that my should wife to some basic practice.
  13. I

    what do you do when...

    The taxi driver taking you home falls asleep for a moment, the taxi swerves and nearly hits a motorbike, but he comes to just it time to prevent a disaster.? Report the driver? Get angry and make a fuss? Refuse to pay? Just pay and ignore it the most common Indonesian way?
  14. Braveheart_shaped_box

    THREE freebies from Uncle Joe ... but hurry

    FREE - GRATIS – BUGGERALL- FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS Warning all contain profanity and content of an adult nature. From Jarrow to Jebel Ali (on a beer bus) Amazon.com: From Jarrow to Jebel Ali (From Jarrow to ... Book 2) eBook: Joe Writeson: Kindle Store From Jarrow to Jurong (wearing...
  15. T

    Costs to hire driver long term

    Hi All Big thanks to the many people that have already replied to my posts and helping us with planning- very much appreciated. Had a question with regards to hiring a driver for the year that we would be in Bali. At the simplest this would be for taking our kids to and from school so...
  16. Markit

    Bali Property Value to Grow by %10 2015

    And ownership laws to "relax" hmmmm. Won't hold my breath... Indonesia property market lures growing Gulf attention
  17. Rangi

    Five police officers arrested in massive drug bust

  18. marklindsay

    Timber versus masonry?

    Am curious as to the cost difference between an all timber dwelling versus a masonry walled dwelling Obviously the masonry type also uses timber for roofing etc, probably cast cement bricks or cast form work The timber type would mainly be a la Joglo in fabrication ( not necessarily in style)...
  19. Rangi

    Jakarta drug bust largest in Indonesian history

    Jakarta drug bust largest in Indonesian history | Latest News From Bali | The Beat Daily There will be a lot of angry Drug Fiens out there
  20. Smoke

    Possible Indo Corruption found

    http://www.merdeka.com/peristiwa/kejagung-sita-tiga-unit-kondotel-rp-3-m-milik-udar-di-bali.html Huge money siezed by RI goverment translated by google Merdeka.com - Attorney General seized back three condotel units belonging to suspect corruption TransJakarta bus procurement and...