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  1. balinews

    Indonesian home robbery ends in tragedy

    Six people, including a nine-year-old child, were found dead in Jakarta, after suffocating in a tiny bathroom where armed robbers had locked them the previous day. Petty crime is common in Jakarta, a teeming city of 10 million people, but violent crime including armed robbery is rare. Up...
  2. davita

    Chemical Castration

    Once again Indonesia has proved it hasn't come out of the dark approved chemical castration for sex offenders. Watching the joke of the judiciary re. the Jessica trial, the JISchool trial, the drug trafficker's trials and the recent admittance that the Justice System needs reform and...
  3. N

    Sinking od ships

    It has become quite common for the government to destroy foreign owned boats/ships that have been caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters by blowing them into thousands of pieces as a public display of how the government exercise their authority,the latest display being on Independence...
  4. spicyayam

    A nice article for anyone in a mixed marriage with kids

    So what I've learnt from this is that, it's hard to feel like you belong, if you're constantly feeling like you're different. What I originally thought as feeling trapped, was in fact, the opposite. I was too free. I had separated my two worlds and when I tied them together, I finally understood...
  5. 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...
  6. spicyayam

    Your thoughts

    We had a pembantu for around four years. She just left us recently. She had been with us since our son was born and was a huge help when our second child came along. She was a great worker and a nice person to have around. Things changed when she started dating one of our staff. He is about 10...
  7. geedee

    Indonesia -Acussed

    Tonight's ABC "Foreign Correspondent" program starting 9.30pm Sydney time about the rumours, accusations and panic at International School in Jakarta over child abuse Foreign Correspondent
  8. 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
  9. M

    Missing Child

    Have you seen my son, Dylan Martin, 6 years old. Last seen November 15 2015. Please call me on 081246378002 if you know anything related to this
  10. spicyayam

    Banyuwangi bound ferry goes down

    Apparently no casualties...
  11. balinews

    Life sentence for foster mother in murder case

    The Denpasar District Court on Monday (29/02) sentenced Margriet Megawe, a woman accused of murdering her foster daughter and burying the child's body in her backyard, to life imprisonment. Margriet was found guilty for the May 2015 murder of 8-year-old Engeline, in a case which gripped the...
  12. N

    For those on a spouse sponsored KITAP or KITAS

    I have a question for those on a spouse sponsored KITAP/KITAS - what happens if your spouse dies before you? I know this is a morbid question, but what happens in such a situation? Does the visa become invalid? Can another family member sponsor you for KITAP? Can your child who has Indonesian...
  13. 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
  14. Markit

    Combating Internet Trolls (in Bali)

    For all of those out there that are not so technically proficient or experienced. I publish this as a help and explanation and look forward to hearing what you think. If you wish to read the full article: How to Identify and Defeat an Internet Troll - The Peorian This brings me to the issue of...
  15. Apocalypse69

    Child responsibility

    I have noticed in my daughters Montessori school that there are many mixed couples there. What I find odd (pisses me off) is that many of the kids don't speak English at all. The fathers cannot communicate with their children! I'm not a rocket scientist but there is something seriously...
  16. I

    Totally confused

    After working in hospitality in Indonesia for over 10 years, my KITAS was always taken care of but my employment will end & current KITAS expire in April 2016. IN the meantime of looking for another employer, what visa should i be looking to obtain ( Legally married to Balinese with child )...
  17. spicyayam

    Consensual acts of “kindness”
  18. davita

    Bali boy nominated for 2 Grammy awards.

    This 12 year old piano player from Bali has been nominated for 2 grammy awards in the upcoming 15 Feb 2016 show. It is so rare to find any Indonesian that showcases in almost anything in the International arena I for one will be rooting for him. 12-year-old Indonesian jazz maestro is...
  19. P

    Buying land husband balinese

    Hi everyone I have been reading along and decided to join as I haven't seen my question answered with the westerner being the wife (me) and husband Balinese and buying land. I think if I read correctly there is a difference between the wife being Indonesian and husband not when buying as married...
  20. Markit

    Bonny and Clyde with a rice bowl

    Does anyone else find it mildly or severely annoying that when you go and visit families here the mother of the young family seem to spend her time chasing "junior" through the house with his fecking dinner. Spoon in hand mama runs after the "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (thanks spell check) most of...