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  1. geedee

    Another Australian media story

    This one about banning alcohol Bali alcohol ban? Indonesian law would outlaw beer and wine
  2. balinews

    Government sets target of 4 million visitors in 2015

    The Bali provincial administration is expecting to attract 4 million foreign tourists this year and anticipates considerable growth in the number of foreign visitors following the government’s policy to waive visa requirements for visitors from Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia...
  3. balibule

    Britain may be an Islamic nation within 20 years

    ... When Islam becomes the dominant power in a society, Sharia law oftens follows and non-Muslims may be relegated to dhimmitude which means they are subjects of the Islamic state. Already there are problems with Muslims taking to the streets of London and Paris on Fridays to observe prayers...
  4. Rangi

    Punks detained by police in Denpasar

    Punks detained by police in Denpasar | Latest News From Bali | The Beat Daily This is a sad day. . .I feel sorry for Indonesian Punks that are treated like this.
  5. davita

    Acute bronchitis

    Just thought I'd see what other members think. I've had this serious cough for nearly a month. No other symptoms like fever or anything although the cough had me fainting a few times. My wife has the same and so do a couple of friends (ex the fainting), and the other wife spent 3 days in...
  6. spicyayam

    Bali bursting at the seams

    I haven't ventured out these past few days, but I can only imagine the roads are crazy right now. I can't imagine too many hotels have any vacancies right now.
  7. balinews

    Denpasar considers building underpass at Ubung intersection

    Following the opening of Bali’s first underpass at the Dewa Ruci intersection in Kuta, Badung regency, the island get another underpass in its capital city, Denpasar. The city administration is considering building an underpass to ease traffic congestion at the busy intersection connecting...
  8. C

    Is it me or does Bali employ the least competent transport engineers?

    So let me get this right. If driving from Sanur and I want to go north on Jalan Sunset, I first have to get into the lane that heads to the Airport and drive 400m, cross over the two southern flowing lanes on Sunset in order to make a U turn on to the underpass? If I then get finished with...
  9. balinews

    Bali predicts 3.1 million visitors in 2013

    Bali is expecting to welcome some 3.1 million foreign tourists next year, as the island will have better facilities with the completion of its toll road and underpass, as well as the expansion of Ngurah Rai International Airport. Head of the provincial tourism agency, Ida Bagus Kade Subhiksu...
  10. balinews

    Simpang Siur project 66 per cent complete

    Amidst the painful traffic congestion and pollution the general public have to cope with on a daily basis passing through the Dewa Ruci intersection in Kuta, better known as “Simpang Siur”, the ongoing underpass construction, already in its 11th month, has now reached over 60 percent completion...
  11. balinews

    Bali to get more congested as world leaders arrive for democracy forum

    Ngurah Rai International Airport will be more crowded today (Wednesday), due to the arrival of heads of state and delegates attending the annual Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua. Since the forum will take place on Thursday and Friday, most of the heads of state and delegates will be landing...
  12. Rangi

    Decisive action against loitering Kuta taxis

    Decisive action against loitering Kuta taxis | The Beat Magazine Is it wrong that I would of enjoyed watching this action being taken ? :hopelessness:
  13. JohnnyCool

    Ferrari rental service to start in Bali

    I couldn't find a way to add a comment to the brain-numbing "story" on the forum's home page. It's so completely ridiculous (IMHO) that I'm starting this thread. I wonder if Mr Irmawan has ever set foot in Bali? Bali - "Free from traffic jams"? "Congestion-free streets"? WTF? I can't imagine...
  14. balinews

    Ferrari rental service to start in Bali

    The local authorized dealer of the Ferrari and Maserati luxury sports car brands in Indonesia is set to launch a Ferrari rental business, aimed at high-end customers in Bali, targeting foreign travelers, in particular. The service, to be called Ferrari Experience Rental, will work with hotels...
  15. S


    Has anyone ever heard of this company before? Are they reliable? Someone reffered me to this company and today I received a message from one of ICON+ sales reps, she sent me a surat penawaran, with a note: "harga masih terbuka untuk negosiasi". :confused: I know everything is negotiable in...
  16. balinews

    New toll road to be built in 14 months

    A landmark toll road project started on Wednesday in southern Bali with the government aiming to complete the project within a record 14 months. “If we can finish it in 14 months, that would be fantastic. The Surabaya toll road of an equal length took 12 years to complete,” Minister of State...
  17. balinews

    Bali to get new bus system

    Southern Bali will get its own bus network with dedicated bus lanes before the end of the month, an official said on Wednesday. Based on the TransJakarta busway, the Trans Sarbagita busway will begin operating on a trial basis at the end of the month, said Made Santha, head of the Bali...
  18. A

    What and how can Bali Improve? - An outsider perspective

    I have had the pleasure to be a lurker to this forum and found many fascinating posts. There are many praises and criticisms about Indonesia (naturally, Bali in particular). I think it would be wonderful if we can collect all thoughts on the island's shortcomings and how as outsiders we can each...
  19. balinews

    Tourism potential in Bali underdeveloped says tourism minister

    A top official has rejected international media reports that Bali is overcrowded with tourists. “The [tourism potential] is, in fact, still underdeveloped,” Culture and Tourism Ministry’s cultural and tourism resources head I Gde Pitana said on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news agency. He...
  20. balinews

    CCTV cameras to ease traffic jams and crime

    Bali Police said on Friday that they were setting up 56 CCTV cameras to help monitor traffic and boost security in key areas. Sr. Comr. Syauqie Ahmad, head of the force’s traffic unit, said the cameras would be set up at Ngurah Rai International Airport, seaports, tourism sites and...