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  1. davita

    Trump's resort in Bali

    Seems the USA President may find Balinese are not so pleased with his ambitious plan....from Jakarta Post today page 15: "On the Indonesian resort island of Bali, building height is measured by coconut trees. Anything taller could anger the Gods the Hindu locals believe inhabit the island...
  2. M

    Bali Real Estate Market?

    A couple of my expat neighbors have expressed an opinion that the real estate market was fairly flat through out the Island, and wondered how many others would agree? I guess this question was raised in my mind after recently visiting Ubud after being absent from that area for some time and...
  3. spicyayam

    Can foreign acupuncturists work in Indonesia?

    Does anyone know if it is possible?
  4. 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...
  5. M

    Starting a 100% Foreign owned PMA

    Hello, we are looking to start up a 100% foreign owned PMA for a new business. This business will be a small scale guesthouse with 10 rooms. We would like to invest 100.000 US$ for this. We read it's getting more complicated to achieve this with only this small investment, that you...
  6. 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...
  7. Markit

    London Monument to the Kuta Bombing

    Was anyone else aware that there's a monument in London, just outside the Foreign Office, to the 202 dead from the Kuta bombing? For some reason I just think this is pretty cool of old England.
  8. T

    Sara Connor arrested in Bali over the murder of a policeman

    Australian man and woman wanted in Bali after local policeman is found beaten to death on Kuta Beach - lying next to her black leather purse.
  9. balinews

    Government could allow dual citizenship in the future

    The government has signaled that it may allow dual citizenship in the future, considering the growing role of the Indonesian diaspora, which could benefit the country, a top minister says. Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said the country should pay more attention and...
  10. N

    Sinking od ships

    It has become quite common for the government to destroy foreign owned boats/ships that have been caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters by blowing them into thousands of pieces as a public display of how the government exercise their authority,the latest display being on Independence...
  11. 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...
  12. spicyayam

    Fictitious mortgage

    I wonder if they are talking about the usual fake mortgages people use for nominee agreements here:
  13. spicyayam

    Clinton Cash

  14. balinews

    Jihad Selfie

    The first thing that strikes you about would-be jihadist Teuku Akbar Maulana is how ordinary he is. This is a pimply teenager who plays badminton and loves his mum, not one of the black-clad, scowling, AK-47-toting Islamic State fighters who stalk the internet. Author, activist and former...
  15. B

    tips for buying a second hand car

    Hi everyone, The family and I have been in Bali for about 5 months now. Feeling settled in, but would like to buy a second hand car. Renting is not viable as we'll be here a long time. I have seen lots of expats driving old suzuki jimny/katanas and they seem to be what we need. Something...
  16. S

    No 2nd referendum - you read it here first

    Although I was not eligible, I signed the petition, just to see what would happen. I received this email an hour or so ago. (tried to post this in the 'Nothing to do with Bali' section, but for some reason, it ended up here) ================== The Government has responded to the petition you...
  17. S

    This does not make headline news in Australia I wonder why? (rhetorical question). Justin Bieber falling on his arse receives more coverage.
  18. 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...
  19. balinews

    Amazon coming to Indonesia

    There are plenty of e-commerce companies trying to crack open the Indonesian market, like Tokopedia, Matahari Mall and Lazada. But none of them have quite managed to catch on the way e-commerce giant Amazon has hooked Americans onto their online shopping services. But now it looks like the...
  20. balinews

    No outbreak of zika virus in Bali according to health ministry

    Health Ministry has denied the information about the spread of Zika virus in Bali following the appeal of Australia through website http: // as at June 17, 2016 informing that Zika virus is currently spread in Indonesia, especially Bali. Official at the Ministry Oscar...