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  1. S

    Happy End?

    To all of you old-timer, newcomer, longterm-residents, always-came-back-tourists.... I'm keen to know : do you think that this country heading into the right direction? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Bureaucracy getting more efficient? (too many government staff pretending to work...
  2. davita

    Buying villa without IMB

    we've wanted to move to Sanur for a while so we're always interested in property there. Today we went to see a long-lease Villa with a Realtor. We were impressed as the unfurnished villa was new and had been vacant for 2 years. It was perfect for us and I was very impressed, and eager to make an...
  3. Markit

    Leave Your HOPE at the Immi Desk

    BBC News - Indonesia approves corruption suspect as police chief Anyone really, really surprised?
  4. Smoke

    Possible Indo Corruption found Huge money siezed by RI goverment translated by google - Attorney General seized back three condotel units belonging to suspect corruption TransJakarta bus procurement and...
  5. G

    Does anyone know if it is legal to..........

    ....bait thieves? I.E. To leave something valuable lying around and wait in the bushes with a crossbow/elephant gun/bazooka/trebuchet and then nail them when they commit the act?
  6. balinews

    Wikileaks reveals corruption scandal

    Canberra has cleared Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of any involvement in an international corruption scandal implicating two subsidiaries of the Australian central bank, in a case that only came to light following a revelation by Wikileaks about a nationwide gagging order on the...
  7. F

    Moving to Bali, PT PMA.

    Hello everyone My name is Franco, I'm traveling to Bali this 10th of August with my fiancee, we want to open a freight forwarding company ( and extension of the one we work for in Chile) but I'm not sure what type of company I should open. We've been looking for consultation with legal...
  8. Markit

    Corruption? Not here Boss!

    If even the BBC notice it then there must be something serious going on. BBC News - How common is Indonesian corruption?
  9. JohnnyCool

    "Do you think Bali is becoming more dangerous?"

    [@Admin: I tried to post this as a comment in your blog but had to go through all the FaceBook rubbish, so I cancelled. Decided to put it here instead.] It is and that's inevitable. The total area of Bali is nearly 5,800 square kms. The current population is about 4 million (roughly 3 million...
  10. balinews

    UK diplomat under investigation for link to Bali drug smuggler

    The Foreign Office confirmed last night that it was investigating reports of an alleged relationship between a female British diplomat and a prison inmate serving six years for drugs charges on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali. Alys Harahap, 30, a vice consul, was said to have been...
  11. balinews

    Indonesia goes to the polls

    More than 186 million Indonesians were eligible to vote on Wednesday for 6,600 candidates who are vying for 560 parliamentary seats. The election is a complicated $1.5 billion (1 billion euros) logistical undertaking. Half a million polling stations are spread across three time zones in the...
  12. balinews

    Vote buying widespread in Indonesia

    Indonesians on the remote island of Sumba happily accept chickens and pork from legislative candidates hunting for votes. But, just six months ago, vote-rigging allegations triggered bloody riots on the island. Fifteen people were killed, most hacked to death with machetes, and 75 homes burnt...
  13. Rangi

    True story of one man's stay in Bali's hellhole Kerobokan prison

    True story of one man's stay in Bali's hellhole Kerobokan prison Doesn't sound all that bad. I recently seen Video footage he took while inside with a smuggled mobile. Was definitely an eye opener.
  14. balinews

    Schapelle Corby’s parole could be revoked

    Indonesian authorities are considering revoking Schapelle Corby’s parole after Channel 7’s television program on her release, which featured Corby’s first moments out of Kerobokan prison and an interview with her sister, Mercedes. Justice minister Amir Syamsuddin told reporters in Jakarta he...
  15. joji gulapetis

    Prabowo could be Indonesia’s Lee Kuan Yew

    Prabowo could be Indonesia’s Lee Kuan Yew If public graft were a symphony, Djoko Susilo might be its Mozart. On a salary of US$1,000 a month, the former head of Indonesia’s police academy managed to amass a fortune of $18 million. Earlier this...
  16. W

    Where to go to pay a traffic ticket (Lalu Lintas)

    Couple of days ago I got pull over by the police, my International driving license happend to be expired by 1 month. I got a fine (250.000 IDR) My problem is I have no idea where to go in denpasar to pay the fine? On the top of the paper I have it's say: "POLRES BADUNG" I went on...
  17. balinews

    Schapelle Corby parole decision to be made tomorrow

    Schapelle Corby will know tomorrow if she will be released from the Indonesian jail where she has spent the last nine years. Indonesia's justice minister Amir Syamsuddin has confirmed that he will make a decision on Corby's parole appeal on Friday. The former Gold Coast beauty student was...
  18. davita

    Bali eager to develop retirement tourism

    Today's (16 Jan) Bali Daily has an article headed 'Senior tourist residences to be designed'. The Governor and his team (BRTA) are extolling the idea of building special residences for senior tourists. They have seen this development in other countries, including the Philippines and Malaysia...
  19. davita

    rupiah currecy exchange rate

    Today's rate for the rupiah was 11,755 to the US$ which is the lowest rate in over 4 years. This is good news for expats who bring money in from stronger currencies to make a bid for a cheaper conversion with a higher return ....this is especially useful for those needing Rupiah for their...
  20. balinews

    Bali sets minimum wage to 1.3 million rupiah per month

    The provincial administration has set the 2014 minimum wage for the province at Rp 1,321,000 (US$116) per month, an increase of 11.8 percent over 2012, which was only Rp 1,181,000 per month. The decision was made by the provincial wage board in their final meeting on Oct. 29. Head of Bali...