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    Brief intro and Beer question

    Hi New to the forum I’ve been living in Bali a while now currently in my second year in a rented cottage at Legian. I get back to Australia every 2-3 months for a couple of weeks working some of the festivals – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Canberra etc. Spend a bit of time in north Bali...
  2. balinews

    Australian teenager detained by Bali police for possession of white powder

    A Perth teenager allegedly found with a white powder at a Bali nightclub will remain "locked up" as he and the suspicious substance undergo testing, police have said. Jamie Murphy, 18, was arrested at Bali's popular Kuta nightclub precinct early today, after a security search at Skygarden...
  3. 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...
  4. admin

    Want to watch Ausse TV in Bali (or anywhere else in the world)?

    Check out Aussie Expat tv: Live, On-Demand, Catchup TV | Aussie Expat TV | Watch Aussie TV in Asia You can call them on: 62-812-3973-3359
  5. N

    Local Guides

    Hi All, I am coming to Bali with the other half for a week. We normally go to Thailand and have used the expat forum there for great advice. Figure the Bali one would be the same. My brother was in Bali about a year ago and hired a local he met outside his hotel to show him and his family...
  6. balinews

    Plans for floating airport in north Bali

    While the central government has suspended a land reclamation project in the Jakarta Bay, another controversial project is underway in Bali. An artificial island measuring 1,400 hectares is to be created in waters off Bali’s northern coast for a new airport. Airport Kinesis Financial and...
  7. B

    estate agents

    Does anyone have experience of estate agents in Bali, good or bad? Wanting to sell a highly successful commercial operation which is not in the usual locations where the agents are located, but having approached a couple, neither seem bothered to even find out about it! Are there any...
  8. Markit

    Splitting off topic posts to a new thread

    I have often thought that it would be good if when a thread "goes off the rails" that the admin could place a "Notice Diversion" message in the offended thread and move that section of the discussion to a sort of drainage area where those that wanted to could discuss their fantasies further but...
  9. davita

    CNN Indonesia

    As the title suggests CNN have recently opened a station in Jakarta. I often click to it as some interviews/programs are conducted in English, even tho' the subject is local. Tonight was no exception as I watched some of an interview with Richard Quest. He can be quite annoying but no-one can...
  10. I

    Experience Bali's Beauty Online (Video + Stills)

    My film "Gamelan, Garuda & Ganesh" can be seen on the web, if you have a high speed internet connection. This Bali and Java (Indonesia) video features Balinese dance, music, masks, shadow puppets, a cremation ceremony, Java’s Buddhist & Hindu World Heritage Sites, the Ramayana Ballet, and...
  11. balinews

    Chinese couple not happy with cow in Bali wedding pictures

    A Chinese couple was infuriated after they received their pre-wedding photos taken in Bali which cost them nearly 30,000 yuan (S$6,710), Chengdu Commercial Daily reported on Monday. The couple had fun while taking the pre-wedding photos at different scenic spots at Bali. However, the fun...
  12. T

    Claim photograph rights in private event

    Hi, My girlfriend and I went to that big music festival last year in bali and lately we have noticed that there is a photograph taken of us which is used by the concert organisers for marketing and commercial purposes in several magazines and on social media. We are basically in the centre...
  13. davita

    Pacman visits Indonesia

    I just read that Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao came to Semarang on Wednesday for a 3 day visit to shoot a TV Commercial for herbal products. I hope that Imigrassi have done due diligence and ensured he had the correct visa and work permit for this 'employment' or 'charity'. I'd hate for him to be...
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    Getting married in balinese style

    Hello, I would like to get marry in Bali, but without any legal transcription and the ceremony not being managed by those expensive companies that organize weddings in a western style. Actually we would like a balinese ceremony just in the traditional style, also in some unknown hidden village...
  15. balinews

    39 Chinese con men arrested in Bali

    Police have arrested 39 suspects as part of a crackdown jointly launched by authorities in Taiwan, mainland China and Indonesia on a cross-border fraud ring based on Bali Island. These suspects, including five Chinese nationals, were sent back to Taiwan aboard two flights late Sunday...
  16. davita

    RI to build mega-power plant

    Interesting.... the day after nixing the Sunda bridge connecting Java to Sumatra because its location is right next to the anak Krakatoa volcano, the RI Gov't intends to build 'one of the world's largest' electrical power-plant in Cilacap, central Java. It will be coal-fired. Indonesia...
  17. P

    Immigration - UK style

    Question - Are there too many immigrants in ENGLAND? 17% said yes; 11% said no; 72% said: "I am not understanding the question please.".
  18. Markit

    If Chili Be the Food of Love, Fart On

    This forum being a collection of know-it-all old farts I thought this might be of interest as I, along with several other know-it-all old farts, will be competing (and hopefully conquering) in the Chili Cooking contest next week at The Melting Pot Saloon in Ubud - just off where Hanuman carries...
  19. balinews

    Australia Plus - which providers will carry it

    Australia Plus new media services which will come into effect from Sunday September 29, 2014. With Australia Plus you can experience some of the best of Australian content, covering news and sport, business, lifestyle, education and English language learning. Available online and...
  20. S

    Malaysian Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine near Russian border

    This just came over the news wires... A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane reportedly crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border Thursday. IThe Boeing 777 had 280 passengers and 15 crew members, Interfax reported citing an an aviation industry source.