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  1. H

    Massive X-Class Solar Storm

    In short, a Massive X-Class Solar Storm is hitting earth. Story is US centric but you know the time difference.
  2. A

    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...
  3. geedee

    brilliant owner response on Tripadvisor

    THE PLACE IS THE CRAGS HOTEL IN SCOTLAND THE GUY HAS LOTS OF BRILLIANT RESPONSES Customer review DREADFUL” 1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile We had a voucher for this hotel,we could never get a booking for it despite several tries,we eventually got a booking for the 15th of...
  4. geedee

    Another Australian media story

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

    Is it really necessary

    to start discussing this poor guys financial situation while he is in unconscious in hospital: Aussie bashed unconscious in Bali was broke and surviving on handouts -
  6. balinews

    Planets align on Nyepi - Bali's day of silence

    Nyepi – the Balinese Hindu New Year, and a public holiday for all Indonesians – coincides with the new moon of the spring equinox. In 2016 this will be a very special new moon, because it will produce one of the most spectacular things in nature: a total solar eclipse. On Nyepi Day...
  7. P

    Earth Tremors

    Seeing as there isn't a forum for earth tremors, earthquakes, acts of nature, storms, etc, I am posting into here. I felt a very, very small tremor this morning at 8:47. Over the past few years I have felt them, mostly in the mornings before 10:00am. I wonder if the time of day (Earth...
  8. G

    A REAL butcher in Sanur.

    On the bypass, just past Splash Bakery. They have their own pig ranch (?) and produce really good quality charcuterie. The butcher, Willi is a 3rd generation butcher and his business partner, Pete is a displaced Zimbabwean farmer. It is well worth a try!
  9. begonia

    did you feel a small earthquake tonight at 1:45 am?

    I woke up tonight at 1:45 am because I felt a small earthquake, did you feel it?
  10. Markit

    Road Rage Anyone?

    After nearly 8 years of denying and putting them down I have finally decided to enthusiastically join the swarms (pods?) of motorcycle drivers on the Indonesian roads and I can confirm my original statements about the deadliness of the undertaking. On the upside it's also the most fun you can...
  11. S

    Mobile wifi in Bali

    In Australia, I bought myself a wifi modem from Vodaphone. I have no idea how it works, but it does not require any software on my laptop other than standard wifi connectivity that is built in with the operating system. I switch it on, and connect to the Vodaphone wifi network wherever I may...
  12. T

    Any gardeners around here?

    Hello all, we have finally moved into our new house in Kerobokan and have a nice space to put in a vegetable and herb garden. When I lived in Hawaii I was a member of a self-sustainability group that shared garden knowledge, cutting and seeds, mostly online but we got together sometimes. Anyone...
  13. Steve Rossell

    Bali '82.

    My first trip to Bali was 1982 and it nearly knocked me out from the moment the aircraft door opened. The humidity and the smell is something I've come to love but back then it was like a physical and sensory wall. I was one of the thousands of surfers in the early 80's that made the trek...
  14. Markit

    Chili Cooking Time Again!

    CHILI COOKING TIME AGAIN Sunday the 21st of June , 2015 Tasting starts at around 2pm @ The Melting Pot Saloon in Ubud.
  15. balinews

    Bali expats snap up $400,000 bamboo homes

    IF you have to ask the price, you probably can’t afford one. But thanks to a relatively inexpensive material, Australian expats are discovering a new concept in Bali: handcrafted bamboo houses. Open-air multi-level bamboo mansions, some eight levels high, are being developed in a masterplanned...
  16. davita

    Satellite internet

    I keep getting spam about satellite internet but, as soon as I open, it says not available in your area. Does anyone know about satellite it available anywhere and, if so, is it any good? I know that some cities have internet coverage, using antennas, but if the world was covered...
  17. spicyayam

    Problem with Speedy during rainy season

    We have been using Speedy for a few years now and pretty happy with their service. During rainy season however, it just stops working for no reason and sometimes during big storms the outages become more frequent. Anyone else have this problem?
  18. davita

    earthquake advisory 15 Nov

    Breaking News....big earthquake somewhere in Moluccas...possible tsunami! May be too far from Bali... but best to warn everyone on the north shoreline
  19. P

    Growing Mint in Bali

    Just in case you want to grow your own mint in Bali . . . . I did We managed to get one plant (purloined from I don't know where) It arrived here one day and I was thrilled But it was a small, unhappy looking specimen I asked the hskpr to water it every day And she said Oh yes I...
  20. 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...