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  1. Faris Fals

    Support needed for HomeCooking-Warung

    Hello to you all, My wife and I just opened a HomeCooking Warung near Renon (DPS), We would be happy if somebody from this forum would drop by at 'Warung Sembunyi' (google maps/instagram) We have unique daily meals, Karaoke on Sundays or any day with pre-order, Es Campur, Milkshakes, Hot...
  2. balinews

    Indonesian air force plane crashes killing all 13 onboard

    An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 aeroplane has crashed in remote Papua province in the east of the country, killing everyone on board. Three pilots and 10 other military personnel died, officials say. Air force chief of staff Agus Supriatna told MetroTV that bad weather was suspected...
  3. geedee

    Monkey forest rd.

    Arrived back tonight from a week in Japan. Staying on Monkey Forrest rd . Was extremely surprised how little traffic on monkey forest rd at 7.30. Places were busy but traffic very very light. Is this normal?
  4. Markit

    Tick, Tock, Tick ...

    Last couple of years we've seemed to be having a growing tick crisis. Since they only seem to attack the dogs (in between the toes and in the ears) and the missus (occasionally) it's not a major crisis but would like to know if anyone else has a similar problem and how they resolve it (can get...
  5. Markit

    Bamboo is the Future of Easy Ownership in Bali

    When(not if) I build again here in Bali it will look like this: Exploring Bali's enchanting bamboo village - Images I will lease some land for 30 years, include the option and price of the re-lease for a further 30 years and the following 20 in with the contract. Have it notarized, translated...
  6. balinews

    Olympic food not to Indonesian's taste

    The Indonesian Chef de Mission for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Raja Sapta Oktohari has addressed concerns among the national team that the food provided in Rio is not to Indonesian tastes. The organizers of the Rio de Janeiro have provided 24-hour food stalls in the athletes village, but the...
  7. geedee

    Candi Dasa

    1. What is the best restaurant in Candi Dasa. 2. where can i get all my tattoos of various ex wife's removed in Bali
  8. balinews

    Pokemon GO popular in Indonesia

    Despite not having yet officially launched in Indonesia, Pokémon GO, the smartphone game in which players hunt for virtual characters using a real-life map, has gained instant success among gamers and manga enthusiasts. The app — a brainchild of the license owner Pokémon Company...
  9. balinews

    Australians making big investments in Bali

    An unnamed investor from Australia is planning to invest Rp 10 billion ($763,000) to open a restaurant in Bali following a foreigner-friendly revision of Indonesia's negative investment list, according to the Investment Coordinating Board, or BKPM. The list — which is known by its Indonesian...
  10. balinews

    One expat's cost of living in Bali

    People have been asking me what it costs to live in Bali, so I put together this post to breakdown the numbers for inquiring minds that want to know. Keep in mind, I didn't go there to travel, I went there for three main reasons: 1. To live like a local. A local expat I guess? 2. To...
  11. Markit

    Tirta Ganga Karangasem Festival April 30th till May 1st

    Promises to be very colorful and being held in the beautiful Tirta Ganga Water Gardens has the potential to be a thing of lasting fond memories. Will include much dancing, costumes, fashion (hair), food, booze and me. Be there or be spare :lemo:
  12. T

    24. April Sonntags Markt Mertasari Beach - Curry Wurst, Bratwurst, Frikadellen etc

    am Sonntag 24. April ist Sonntags Markt Mertasari Beach. Wir bieten Imbiss Food, Curry Wurst, Bratwurst, Frikadellen und Kartoffel Salat. Wir eroeffnen in Kuerze unser Garten Restaurant in Renon.
  13. Z

    Pica Fest 2016 - Bali

    We went to Pica Fest 2016 last Sunday (April 03) in Denpasar, it was only 15,000 IDR per person (no Bule price :lemo:). It's a 3 days festival of hard rock music and selling t-shirts with a Food Court and Bintangs Dingin (cold local beers). The concept is amazing, don't miss out the next Pica...
  14. Markit

    Rice, Anyone?

    Not my usual controversial, boring or cutting-edge commentary but nevertheless massively important to those that can't stand the stodgy, sticky glued together, tasteless mess that the Balinese/Indonesians call rice. Take a cup (any size container) of the local rice - don't do nuthing to it but...
  15. balinews

    ISIS threatens to poison food and water supply in Indonesia

    ISIS hasn’t been dominating the headlines this month quite as much as they were late last year, but they’re still dreaming up unthinkable ways to torture and kill. Police in Indonesia are now on high alert after the country unearthed a warning that ISIS is threatening to poison food and water...
  16. P

    Just 'how many' are on the waiting list?

    27,000 Noma Sydney pop-up restaurant open: Thousands still trying to get a booking Crazy stuff indeed.
  17. E

    Accommodations In Ubud

    Hi all, I'm new to the group and will be visiting Ubud at the end of this month for about a week. I'm looking for a nice relaxing place to stay as I'm going there for some rest and relaxation and just chill out. But I would also like a place that has social activities so I can meet some...
  18. S

    Expat wages

    So I am beginning work at a surf camp as a manager with a kitas... I worked for them in the beginning of the year as a surf guide and made 5million per month (plus 2 mil with good guest feedback) this was hard work, but with weekends off. With management I will be earning 12mil per month, food...
  19. geedee

    Does a 16y/o need ID to buy alcohol

    Is there a legal drinking age for buying booze from clubs/restaurants etc Or can anyone buy. Is it enforced?
  20. Steve Rossell

    The whinge and bitch thread.

    I hate stubbing my toe on a rock. I think that if I stop hitting my head against a brick wall then the brick wall wins. If I bark loud enough and for long enough then I'll get a sore throat. It's too dry for this time of year. It's not wet enough for this time of year. The traffic...