living in bali

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  1. 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...
  2. K

    Mental Health Wuestion

    Can/ Do a person with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, reside in Bali? How would they be treated if they suffered a psychotic episode or became unstable. Would they be welcome at clinic/ hospital for treatment? or would they be locked up somewhere horrible. Would they be allowed to fly...
  3. spicyayam

    Living on Bali for $175 a week

    I am sure this doesn't includes things like flights, insurance, visa
  4. balinews

    Bali expats arrested for drug possession

    Police in Bali arrested an Australian and a Briton over the weekend and have accused them of possessing more than 17 grams of cannabis resin. Guiseppe Serafino, 48, from Perth and David Matthew Fox, 54 from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, remain in custody and are being interrogated for drug...
  5. balinews

    American woman drugged in Bali bar

    An American woman living in Bali has warned women to watch their drinks after being slipped what she believes was a monster Rohypnol dose in a bar at the island paradise. Mara Wolford said she went to the bar for a drink on July 4 with two friends and ordered mojitos. "I leave the drink...
  6. 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...
  7. M

    travel guide

    Hi all, I am marizka and I am currently living in Bali. I can speak both mandarin and english fluently. Although I have a personal assistant and secretarial background. I can be a travel guide. please contact me at 083877033800. Thank you
  8. spicyayam

    Looking for Bob Maclennan

    Does anyone know Bob Maclennan, originally from Inverness in Scotland. Was supposed to be living in Bali
  9. Z

    Repatriation - any tips on getting stuff home?

    Planing ahead on our eventual repatriation back to Melbourne Australia. We recently moved house and to our shock an horror managed to accumulate an extra three suitcases full of stuff. Surprising as we thought that one think we learnt living in Bali over the past two years was living...
  10. balinews

    Australian man found dead floating in swimming pool

    An Australian man living in Bali was found dead on Friday morning at his residence on Jl. Tungak Bingin Blok H No. 2 in Sanur, Denpasar. The body of the 64-year-old man, identified as Alistair Robert Hugh Frowde, was found floating in his swimming pool. South Denpasar Police chief Comr. Nanang...
  11. geedee

    Do the Balinese like westerners and other Indonesians

    1. Do the Balinese really like westerners or do they just smile and pretend? Do they have a deep down resentment? I think if I was Balinese I would be a bit annoyed that they had all the money ,the nice villas not to mention the yobbos that get drunk ,silly rude and abusive and others who tell...
  12. Apocalypse69

    Tips for driving in Bali

    How do you guys (and girls) stop yourself from getting stressed while driving over here? I’m mostly referring to Monday night when the Balinese closed most of the streets with temples in, causing havoc around here. I guess a notice on the streets to be closed a few days before is a little too...
  13. Markit

    IDR 14,600 today 15,000 When?

    About a year ago I said I'd eat my sandal if the Rupe didn't hit 15,000 by Xmas. Luckily I didn't say which Xmas. Any ideas when or if? How will that affect our lives here? Will the locals eat Bule when rice hits 20K/kilo? Is it even tied to the exchange rate? What's gonna fecking happen!?
  14. Markit

    Weird Situations "R" Us?!

    Purely hypothetical you understand... Once upon a time there was this chap living in Bali (lets call him Mungo) who was a dual national of 2 western countries. He was living here on a retirement visa (Kitas) and was in his 3rd or 4th year. Some fool offered him a nice job here in Indo with...
  15. davita

    How to deal with stress.

    I just read an interesting article about how big-time CEO's deal with stress.... link: Before anybody jumps at me for "what the feck has that got to do with Bali?" let me address that. Richard...
  16. P

    EXPATS ARTISTS living long term in Bali

    Expat Artists, writers, intellectuals etc. living in Bali, loves, hates, difficulties, hang outs, groups and where to connect and live cheaply to create. Those who need intellectual exchanges, ideas etc. and arts and cultural friends living long term in Bali.
  17. balinews

    Australian man arrested for stealing motorbike in Sanur

    AN Australian man is in police custody in Bali, accused of trying to steal a motorbike. The man, identified by police as James Ian Ramsey, from NSW, is now under interrogation at South Denpasar police station. He was nabbed by village security officers no far from the scene of the alleged...
  18. DenpasarHouse

    Buy Gravel / Pebble by the truckload

    Does anyone know where I can go and inspect and buy gravel / pebbles by the truckload. I've seen a lot of places selling bags of various sized pebbles, but I need a truckload to do my driveway. I asked a local, but he gave me a truckload of directions instead of pebbles. ;)
  19. Markit

    Stress and Traffic Jams in East Bali

    It's hell out there:
  20. Markit

    Should This be a Sticky?

    This should be forced reading for anyone (male, female or the other) thinking of living in Bali: And Peter (bless him) does a mean line in erection...