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  1. balinews

    Australian court witness deported from Indonesia

    An Australian expert who testified that Indonesian woman Wayan Mirna Salihin was unlikely to have died from cyanide poisoning after drinking a Vietnamese iced coffee will be deported and banned from entering Indonesia for six months. Professor Beng Beng Ong, a forensic pathologist and senior...
  2. Mark

    Outdoor bathrooms?

    Planning a villa now and interested to hear opinions on indoor vs. outdoor bathrooms in Bali - by outdoor I mean covered by a roof and with appropriate privacy measures but otherwise open to nature. Have stayed in places with both and can see the only advantage of an outdoor bathroom to be...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. L

    Tennis partner in Canggu, Umalas, Kerobokan?

    Hi, I am 37, French expatriate living in Umalas, looking for a tennis partner for a weekly game. My level is NTRP 5. If you are interested please drop me a line. Cheers, LG
  6. begonia

    Anybody knows what happen with living in indonesian forum?

    I have been away for longer than two months and I just went to living indonesian forum and noted is has change totally, not only the format but as well the many of the posters usually posted there are they not anymore there. Anybody knows what happen with the forum? Terimakasi banyak
  7. Billt4SF

    2-prong electrical receptacles

    We have been here a month now and we have realized that the 2-prong electrical plugs and outlets (receptacles) are just not doing the job. They seem to make an electrical connection fine, but a very poor mechanical one. The least bit of jostling (such as moving the lamp on the table to...
  8. spicyayam

    Clinton Cash

  9. klaatu


    There was a raid on all the kos aroind here,Pemogan,Denpasar,yesterday for KIPEM,of course the missus had the wrong adressed one,so she ad to go to local banjar somewhere in Denpasar selatan.I got her to ask about SKTT(or whatever they are called here). They say can process all but must go to...
  10. davita

    Any update to best TV service in Bali.

    We've had Telkom cable TV for about four years and it's been just OK. The picture went blank yesterday and no-one answers the phone. My wife will go to the office tomorrow but meanwhile I'd ask members for opinion on a better service (I live in Kerobokan). We get CBN fiber TV (Dens TV) included...
  11. spicyayam

    France tragedy

    It' getting scary to turn on the news in the morning. Nice, France, truck attack kills 73, official tells French TV -
  12. 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...
  13. Zimbo

    Thinking of moving.

    I'm a newby' on this forum which was reccomended by an ex-forum member. I am looking for a stress free, peaceful place to retire to . My choices are Cebu, Penang or Bali. Can anyone tell me why i should choose bali. My friend advised against it but i would like to hear it from others who live here.
  14. ronb

    Unlimite KITAP

    Just for your info, I have just achieved this milestone. It consists of a letter from Immigration with the heading Permanent Stay Permit Extension, and down in the letter it says "for an indefinite period". With it comes a KITAP card that says "Date to Report" is 5 years from now. Likewise...
  15. O

    Small Real estate (Home) purchase YES/No Thoughts guide lines !!??

    What do you guys thing about small cluster (and not so small) homes ... you those on 1 are .. and its variations ... !? Usually I find it its offerings on down payment of 10% and can be credited like on 15 years or so ... So when you purchase something small for like up to 600 million monthly...
  16. 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...
  17. balinews

    Bali restaurant owner arrested for drug smuggling in Thailand

    A British restaurant owner in Bali has been arrested after police said they found him carrying 500g of cocaine and accused him of being a drugs courier. Matthew Kevin O'Neill, 40, was detained by officers on Saturday night in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, Thailand after allegedly being found...
  18. B

    Just another one moving

    Hi All Well this is my first post. We are another family of expats on the move to Bali. Unlike many of the threads I have read we aren't coming over here with the intention/plan/idea of starting a business. Nor will we be selling anything to move here. We also won't be working here. Or...
  19. N

    Watching you

    According to an article in the Jakarta Post,85 foreigners out of approx. 2,000 living in the Semerang area were involved in crime last year ( I guess ),,so now the police and immigration are putting together a system to track the movements of all foreigners in Ri,, Check it out,Jakarta Post...
  20. J

    Acess design can be a nightmare

    Why do the architects, designers and constructors think that everyone who wants access to a building is a superbly fit mountaineer? The width of stair treads and the height between the treads does not make "ease of use" sense, similarly the slope angle of many access ramps is comparable to a...