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  1. balinews

    Pilot who missed runway at Bali airport was under the influence

    Today apparently has been a real tell-all for the director of Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN). After confirming on Thursday from Denpasar that two WNA pilots working for Indonesian airline Susi Air tested positive for heroin use, Commissioner General Budi Waseso had another big...
  2. J

    Tabanan builder

    Hello everyone. Finally secured some land at Balian Beach. We are now trying to find a good builder who understands good quality work and charges a fair rate. Not an exorbitant rate. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Regards Gary
  3. V

    Poll - What is your MOST favorite thing to do in Bali?

    Hi Everyone, Simple question :) What is your MOST favorite thing to do in Bali? A. Culture Exploration B. Fun Activities C. Dining D. Spiritual Experience E. Party F. Chill Out G. Business H. Other ... Please state :lemo: Can state your nationality please if you don't mind :-) I am doing a...
  4. 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.
  5. davita

    Bill Cosby is blind

    This is no joke. Bill Cosby's lawyers say he cannot stand trial for drug-raping all those women because he's now blind.....Bill Cosby's lawyers say he is too blind to defend himself in court - AOL News He's 79...same age as myself ...so, If anyone sees this grey-haired but handsome man...
  6. begonia

    I went to Lottle Mart last week and it was not a very nice experience

    I use to buy things in Lotte Mart two or three times per a year and until now it has been good, but I haven't been there for almost six months and I went last week. My personal experience it was really bad and I got a little bit stress, many things didn't have price or the shelves were emthy, or...
  7. klaatu

    Public phones

    Does anyone know where there is a phone that I can use to make an international reverse charge call (bloody banks and their security codes) Denpasar/Kuta area hopefully? Post offices had them once or do they still? Thanks in advance
  8. balinews

    New premium rum launched in Bali

    Distilled from pure Indonesian sugar cane in Java, Nusa Cana is a new premium rum brand launched in Bali between former Diageo executives, Marc Rodrigues, Joe Milner and Andy Gaunt in conjunction with Hong Kong-based mixologist, Sam Jeveons. Loosely translated as ‘island cane’, Nusa Cana is a...
  9. S

    The Family Love Alliance is coming to get you....

    Indonesia's Constitutional Court considers criminalising adultery and gay sex - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) This was on Australian TV news channels last night. I thought it was already illegal in Indonesia?
  10. G

    Ideas for a bucks/stag trip?

    Arranging a bucks/stag trip for 5 nights from the 6th of October. There will be approximately 6-8 of us. Any advice anyone has for us re fun activities/nightlife etc would be very welcome. Lively group of early-mid 30's. We are staying in Seminyak.
  11. balinews

    Breaking Bad in Bali

    A German man has been arrested on Indonesia's Bali island for allegedly making crystal methamphetamine in a secret lab, officials said Thursday, with authorities seizing bags of powders and bottles used to produce the drug. The 35-year-old German, his Indonesian partner - a transgender woman...
  12. Billt4SF

    Got a Visa! Need another visa!!

    Hello Bali expats: We will be in North America during September, returning 23 Sept. Upon return, Generally we intend to stay in Bali up to next August but likely we'll go somewhere out of Indo during that time. I (Bill) will stay in Indonesia for at least 3 months, but much of this time...
  13. 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...
  14. spicyayam

    Video: Bali airport taxi drivers not happy with Uber drivers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXtA-iDv_WI
  15. O

    Disabled mobility options

    Hi, coming to Sanur again in August. My Oz mate whom I'm meeting has a leg off. Can we get him a 3 or 4 wheel scooter? Any other options? Some places, no doubt will try to take advantage. Cheers
  16. Markit

    Import a TV into Bali

    Anyone tried to import a TV into Bali? I understand if it's new I'd have to pay a shedload of tax on it but what actually does that mean? If I buy it and play it for 2 weeks somewhere it's not "new" anymore is it? Would be interested in any experience you've had.
  17. Markit

    Limited Time IMB (building permit)

    Had a very interesting chat with an estate agent today who had lots of interesting things to say, most of which I won't bore you with but of massive note was her comment that the government are now issuing limited time IMBs. In most cases that she's seen they were for only 5 years and as to the...
  18. spicyayam

    One month temporary working visas

    Someone was asking me about a "temporary working visa". Has anyone heard of this before? I have heard of DJs getting some kind of visa, but never really knew the details. This is the email they received from their agent: The person wants to teach yoga in Bali.
  19. spicyayam

    Racism in Bali

    What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWV5e2IGd80
  20. spicyayam

    Two planes collide at Jakarta airport

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQZ98Dhf_No