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  1. spicyayam

    No confirmed cases of Wuhan Corona virus in Indonesia

    I think this is more worrying than not having a confirmed case of the virus - It would suggest that hospitals cannot test for the virus here. This is a report from SMH a few days...
  2. balinews

    Indonesia to bid on hosting 2032 Olympics

    JAKARTA: Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics, the state news agency said on Tuesday (Feb 19), after winning praise for hosting last year's Asian Games, though it could face competition from India and a joint bid by North and South Korea. Indonesia's ambassador to Switzerland...
  3. L

    Ogoh Ogoh night Sanur

    The annual Ogoh Ogoh parade the night before Nyepi is the biggest night of the year in Bali. Communities throughout the island work for months in advance to build intricate "monsters" to parade through the street. These fantastic creations symbolize bad spirits that are chased of the island...
  4. balinews

    Flag misprinting angers Indonesia at games in Malaysia

    Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organisers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook. The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland's, has caused anger in Indonesia where...
  5. balinews

    Indonesia laziest country in the world

    If you've ever wondered which country leads the way in terms of staying fit each day, your queries have been answered. Smartphone data from more than 700,000 people has been collated by scientists to show just how active different parts of the world are. And residents of Hong Kong can proudly...
  6. balinews

    Oldest person in world dies in Indonesia at age 146

    A man who was heralded as being the world’s longest living human has died at a claimed age of 146. According to his papers, Indonesian national Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (Grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870. He would have been 43 at the start of the first world war and turned 70...
  7. balinews

    Indonesia discovers its own coffee

    The Indonesian island of Java has long been synonymous with coffee. But it's only in the past decade or so that Indonesians have begun to wake up and smell the coffee — their own, that is. Big changes are brewing in the country's coffee industry, as demand from a rising middle class fuels...
  8. T

    admin, is there a problem to post ?

    I have tried to post over the last couple of days, no success , Is there a problem at the moment ?
  9. Billt4SF

    Do morons make you nervous?

    Anyone else nervous? Recent political events in the US, and the speed at which they were promulgated, and especially the questionable sanity -- dare I say outright crazed approach -- of those at VERY high levels of government, make me a bit nervous that a long term living situation for...
  10. K

    Looking for Denpasar office space

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a dedicated office space (not just a desk, but an actual room) in the Denpasar region (preferably west) in an office building with an office IMB. As cheap as possible. The only one I found so far is in the ibis styles, however they don't have any available...
  11. 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...
  12. R

    Im looking to purchase a top end didgeridoo

    I am travelling to bali in march staying in seminyak. I am a didgeridoo enthusiast and keen on purcbasing a balinese made top end didgeridoo (not a cheap bamboo one) as the balinese are renowned for their woodwork and art i would love to add one to my collection. Any pointers on Where to look...
  13. 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...
  14. 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): I...
  15. balinews

    Australian bar owner in Bali court on drug charge

    A British former war correspondent and an Australian man have faced court in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish. David Fox, an ex-Reuters reporter, and Giuseppe Serafino, a bar owner, were arrested in Bali on 8 October. The pair could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted of...
  16. 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...
  17. balinews

    BNN says more then 60,000 drug users in Bali

    The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) says its data reveal that 2 percent of the population in Bali, a total of more than 61,000 people, are drug users. Most of them are between 21 to 40 years old, with the rest belonging to non-productive age groups. Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika admits...
  18. 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...
  19. spicyayam

    Can foreign acupuncturists work in Indonesia?

    Does anyone know if it is possible?
  20. spicyayam

    We are bored

    This reminded me of all the people who said they were going to leave America if Trump won the election but then they never do.