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  1. spicyayam

    Drunk Citilink pilot sacked

    You can see the security footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lxKlhzaR9w Budget airline Citilink Indonesia announced that it has dismissed Capt. Tekad Purna for unprofessional conduct, which resulted in the delay of Flight QC 800 from Surabaya, East Java, to Jakarta on Wednesday...
  2. balinews

    Tax Amnesty Exceeds Expectations

    Taxpayers in Indonesia waited until the last minute - as taxpayers everywhere often do. But enough of them responded to a new tax amnesty over the last few days to help make it a relative success as the first phase of the scheme came to a close yesterday. As of 8pm in Jakarta, Indonesians...
  3. geedee

    Another Australian media story

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

    Possible jail time for fixing projector

    As reported by Balidiscovery.com, The Italian Job? , an Italian man filed suit against the Denpasar, Bali Immigration office claiming he was illegally detained and charged by officials on May 22, 2016 during an evening cruise in the Port of Benoa. During that cruise, 36-year-old Carmine...
  5. balinews

    Foreigners don't steal Indonesian jobs

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla has reiterated his stance that foreign workers are not stealing jobs from citizens, as they must abide by strict rules in order to work in Indonesia. "Foreign workers have rules to stick to; that means that they must either possess special skills, or have...
  6. balinews

    Expats leaving Indonesia in droves

    Foreign workers are leaving Indonesia at an increasing rate due to the slump in commodity prices that has forced resource companies to slash jobs at a time when the government has also introduced tighter regulations on expatriates in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. The number of temporary...
  7. spicyayam

    Fastest turnaround for Australian passport renewal

    My mum was supposed to be arriving in Bali today and has just realized her passport will expire in less than 6 months :icon_eek: She boarded a flight in Melbourne and the airline picked it up in Sydney. I think the airline is going to put them up in a hotel in Sydney. Anyone know how it will...
  8. H

    Retirement Visa from Australia to Bali

    I'm after some up to date information on the Retirement Visa to Bali. What's needed, by whom, how much and where to apply? We are in Perth, Australia, 57 and 58, both Australians. Have been to Bali many times, have a place to live over there and hoping we have enough finances to carry us through...
  9. I

    KITAS/ KITAP & 10 years of marriage

    We have just celebrated 10 years of marriage in Bali & during these years, i have been on work sponsored KITAS. Is it possible to have BOTH a KITAS & KITAP or do i have to start the whole KITAP application when my employment ceases?
  10. spicyayam

    Just maybe

    With the new investment laws allowing foreign investment into toll roads, maybe this plan will have a better chance of getting finished. Bentuk Tol Denpasar-Buleleng Seperti Huruf Y - Tribun Bali
  11. B

    Seeking employment

    I have over ten years’ experience in administrative and management roles for Foreign Government entities, International NGO and private sector in education, development programs, bilateral cooperation and FMCG both in rural and metropolitan Indonesia. Currently reside in Jakarta, but lived...
  12. P

    University degrees ‘irrelevant’ to big employers

    I agree with this 'new move' with employment. Graduate jobs: University degrees no longer relevant to some employers The 'problem' can be traced back to the poor standards within the teaching ranks. The lecturers/professors have aged or little real world experience and the students don't...
  13. 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 )...
  14. 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!
  15. balinews

    Entrepreneurs swap office cubicles for beanbags in Bali

    IT HAS all the makings of an island holiday. Lush tropical surrounds, endless sun and a leisurely pace with which to collect your thoughts. Days here start like most do in Bali. Guests roll out of bed for a 10am start. But the Macbook mafia at members-only Tribewanted in Ubud didn’t come for...
  16. F

    Help With Indo Tax Question

    Hi, My husband is a freelance worker in Aus and gets paid by an Australian company. Will we need to pay income tax in Indonesia if we go there for an extended holiday even though he is getting paid in Australia to an Australian account and we are not permanently staying in Indo? Any advice...
  17. spicyayam

    Why startups fail in Indonesia

    A good read for anyone contemplating starting a business here : https://www.techinasia.com/talk/foreign-startups-fail-indonesia/
  18. davita

    National Service in Indonesia

    Next week Indonesia will start a National Service Program for all adults under the age of 50. Initially 4,500 persons will be recruited but the aim is to train 100 million Indonesians in the next decade. The Military, Police and other elements will be in charge of training. But it won't be...
  19. spicyayam

    General feeling of uncertainty

    I was wondering if anyone gets the feeling Indonesia might be facing some tough times ahead with regards to business outlook. Rupiah is down, and the government seems to be doing anything they can to stop foreigners from working here. A huge amount of bad press in general about Bali/Indonesia...
  20. balinews

    Australia gets a new PM - Hope for better Australia/Indonesia relations

    Australia's beleaguered prime minister was ousted from power in an internal party ballot on Monday as the ruling conservative party attempts to win back a disenchanted public by replacing the nation's polarizing, gaffe-prone leader with his more moderate rival. Prime Minister Tony Abbott lost...