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  1. Billt4SF

    What little thing irritates you the most?

    Since there is little traffic on this site at the moment, and it's been raining for the better part of three days, I thought I would waste your time by asking "What little thing irritates you the most in Bali?" For me, it's that the staff won't answer texts or WA messages. If I call and ask...
  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. DenpasarHouse

    No Bules, no complaints.

    I had a strange experience yesterday while trying to go to a small Balinese waterpark. It's called Gumuh Sari Futsal & Waterpark. Here's their Facebook page, they don't have a website (no surprise there): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gumuh-Sari-Futsal-Water-Park/547940022028319 I...
  4. N

    KITAP help?

    This might be a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone here can offer me some advice. Pretty I've been on a family KITAS for a few years and in recent years been trying to move over to a KITAP. The problem we keep running into is we live in Kerobokan (at a rental), and my husband's KTP & KK...
  5. hadodi

    Not happy with police help

    I reported few months ago a fraud and embezzlement. Just few days ago I received a litter from the officer who handled the case that there was no criminal case... He adviced that I could complain. With whom? Him! Does somebody similar experience? What tomdo?
  6. P

    extending extendable VOA

    I want to extend extendable VOA for me, wife & 2 kids. On the first visit to Immigration is it necessary to bring the whole family or do i just need photocopies of their passports etc I realise that on the second visit when they take photos/scan fingerprints all of us need to be there but on...
  7. M

    Visa to Australia for Indonesian friend

    Hi there, I am in a debacle. We have a friend who is Indonesian who we have known for 10+ years. He is married and has three children. As he has always been very good to us when we have been in Bali and we consider him part of our family, we would love to have him come to Australia for a two...
  8. 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...
  9. balinews

    Indonesian home robbery ends in tragedy

    Six people, including a nine-year-old child, were found dead in Jakarta, after suffocating in a tiny bathroom where armed robbers had locked them the previous day. Petty crime is common in Jakarta, a teeming city of 10 million people, but violent crime including armed robbery is rare. Up...
  10. spicyayam

    Different reactions to terror threats

    It is interesting the reaction in the Australian media when a terror attack is found in Australia itself. In Melbourne a planned attack was found yesterday and the police have "urged" people to go about their business. Seven arrested as police foil planned Christmas Day terror attack in...
  11. balinews

    Australian couple involved in motorbike accident

    THE boyfriend of an Australian woman whose face was shattered in a horrific hit and run incident in Bali has shared his devastation in an emotional Instagram post while the injured woman underwent intensive reconstructive surgery. Victoria Van de Stadt, 25, was operated on in a Perth hospital...
  12. BestofBali

    Best Sunset Happy Hour spots

    Hey guys, Does anyone have any favourite beach/ocean view spots that offer sunset happy hour? I have 2 favourites so far are: 1) Chez Gado Gado on Seminyak beach offer 2 for 1 cocktails 4pm - 6pm great spot as it’s just back from the beach on a low set deck with comfy seats -...
  13. 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...
  14. spicyayam

    Living on Bali for $175 a week

    I am sure this doesn't includes things like flights, insurance, visa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmUJmZgRyDY
  15. spicyayam

    Trump taking the lead in at least one poll

    Donald Trump overtakes Hillary Clinton for first time since May in ABC poll | The Independent I also read if Hillary wins Air Force 1 is going to be renamed to Con Air.
  16. spicyayam

    Lazy inlaws

    I am pretty lucky with my wife's family. They are pretty much all hard working and have good jobs, some in government etc. My BIL however, seems to kind of be on the lethargic side. He has had a good education and he has had some good jobs and even tried to start his own business, but nothing...
  17. C

    Kintamani Tourist Tax

    Has anyone else fallen fowl of the Kintamani Tourist Tax? We went through there the other day and got stopped for 'tourist tax' 160,000!!! 6 of us in the car, made us pay for 5, I didn't have to pay as I was driving. Kitas holders with family. Even if you are just traveling through or not...
  18. 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...
  19. N

    Looking for co-investors here in Bali

    Hello I am looking for co-investors for my unique and very promising project related to IT field here in Bali. if you are interested you can send me a private message which is a better option to public one or send to my e-mail: nerbares at gmail
  20. F

    Best time of the year to visit Bali?

    Hi everyone. Planning to go visit Bali this December with the whole family. We are going a Bali holiday and our main concern now is if December is best for us or too crowded or bad timing? It's for 2 weeks visit, and if you have suggestion for any family-friendly activity or place too, is...