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  1. 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...
  2. T

    PS4 Playstation games in Bali

    Has any one purchase the 'legitimate' playstation games that many of the DVD stores sell in Bali? Do they work as normal or do you need to modify your playstation to be able to play them? Thanks
  3. J

    Tabanan builder

    Hello everyone. Finally secured some land at Balian Beach. We are now trying to find a good builder who understands good quality work and charges a fair rate. Not an exorbitant rate. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Regards Gary
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. balinews

    Kiwi holiday maker facing drug charges in Bali

    A friend of the New Zealand woman allegedly caught carrying drugs into Bali says the trip was a catch-up with friends that turned bad. Myra Lynne Williams, a Kiwi who lives in Australia, was supposed to be holidaying with a group of friends on the Indonesian Island. She has been detained...
  7. klaatu


    There was a raid on all the kos aroind here,Pemogan,Denpasar,yesterday for KIPEM,of course the missus had the wrong adressed one,so she ad to go to local banjar somewhere in Denpasar selatan.I got her to ask about SKTT(or whatever they are called here). They say can process all but must go to...
  8. balinews

    Australian entrepreneurs in legal battle in Bali

    They envisioned chilled cocktails amidst a tropical poolside setting, but the owners of popular Sydney bar Mrs Sippy have found themselves embroiled in an unfolding legal nightmare with Balinese authorities over their attempt to open a spin-off venue on the Indonesian island. Sydney...
  9. balinews

    Dutch national facing drug charges

    The heir to the Netherlands' largest supermarket chain is facing drug charges in Bali. Djai Heijn was charged by authorities in January with trying to traffick marijuana into Indonesia after customs agents intercepted a package mailed to him from Spain. The package contained 224 grams of...
  10. I

    Which Hospital?

    Hi folks - I've got a pal staying with me. He seems to be suffering with a chest infection (he has had asthma for a number of years). he's due to fly to KL tomorrow then back to the UK on Thursday - I'm wondering if things take a turn for the worse which hospital we should head for? I'm based in...
  11. spicyayam

    Lebanon child kidnapping case

    Not in Bali, but I think still relevant as there are sometimes similar cases here (without the media involvement): 60 Minutes' Tara Brown and colleagues broke the law and deserve no sympathy, CORRINE BARRACLOUGH writes | Daily Mail Online
  12. L

    change certificate name

    Hi all, I need to ask a question: the house I live in with my partner, in her name, now need to by transferred in my name. What is the procedure and how much will be the cost/s of all this. I know we need to go to the notary to do this and I know they also tax charges based on the sale's price...
  13. Z

    Repatriation - any tips on getting stuff home?

    Planing ahead on our eventual repatriation back to Melbourne Australia. We recently moved house and to our shock an horror managed to accumulate an extra three suitcases full of stuff. Surprising as we thought that one think we learnt living in Bali over the past two years was living...
  14. 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...
  15. Rangi

    Bali police arrest Australian accused of sexually abusing four girls in Denpasar

    Bali police arrest Australian accused of sexually abusing four girls in Denpasar | World news | The Guardian
  16. tintin

    Twas the night before christmas

    First run by, Bali Discovery Tours | Bali Hotels – Bali Villas – Bali Tours – Bali Update – Bali News, in December of 2014, by popular demand we share it again for the current season's celebrants of the Yuletide season. TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

 (Adapted by Richard...
  17. D

    plaga wine in boxes

    does anyone know where can I get plaga wine in 3L boxes under 400k around kuta-kerobokan? thanks
  18. G

    Taking my Harley to Bali

    Me and the missus are moving to Bali soon(2 months)and I want to take my Harley so I can tour around a bit and have a good look around.We intend to go for 3-5 years to start with.We will be on retirement visas,and are both 62.We have very good local friends,as we have been going to Bali for 23...
  19. balinews

    Indian mob boss arrested in Bali

    AN Indian man detained in Bali after a flight from Sydney has been named by the Australian Federal Police as Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje. NIKALJE, 55, is wanted in India on charges of murder, attempted murder, illegal weapons offences, conspiracy, and organised crime. Police at Ngurah Rai...
  20. balinews

    Australian man returns to Bali to face criminal charges over fatal motorbike accident

    THE family of a Balinese university student killed in a motorbike accident say they forgive the Perth man locked up over his death and hope he receives a light sentence. The accident occurred when two motorbikes collided at 2am on July 9. Putu Agus Andryatna, 22, died eight days later...