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  1. Chris A

    Looking for Babysitter (Aka Baby Sister) - North Bali, Lovina Area

    Casting the net....Looking for a 2nd babysitter to work from noon till 9:00 PM caring for our very high energy 18 month old son 6 Days per week with the ability to travel occasionally both here and in SE Asia. For international travel we will help obtain a passport if needed. Sticking points to...
  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. hadodi

    Not happy with police help

    I reported few months ago a fraud and embezzlement. Just few days ago I received a litter from the officer who handled the case that there was no criminal case... He adviced that I could complain. With whom? Him! Does somebody similar experience? What tomdo?
  4. M

    Accountant Lovina or Denpasar

    Hi all, Would anyone be recommend and provide the name and details of a accountant in either the Lovina/Singaraja or Denpasar area. Would prefer the Lovina/Singaraja area but understand that most accountants are based around Denpasar. I'm overseas at the moment and was hoping to get an...
  5. T

    Does this plan stand up to scrutiny

    Hi, Reformed lurker here and first posting to a very useful forum. I appreciate all the information shared publically by the members. It has been helpful in planning for my imminent retirement to Bali. By way of background I lived before in Bali in the early 90s (Legian area) and have returned...
  6. Markit

    Island Hoping with My Scooter - East Java

    Travels With(out) Barley (water, yeast, hops and malt, optional) Through East Java 2016 Indonesia being a Moslem country it can get pretty challenging to find a cold beer. That’s if you just go at it like you would in any other country: walk into shop, ask for beer, walk out disappointed and...
  7. Markit

    Bulk buying

    Just paid 2juta for 50 kilos of chlorine for the pool and was wondering if anyone knows where I can bulk buy it better? I'm not really after cheaper, that would of course be nice but I get these really sturdy and well made plastic buckets (see picture) every time that I'd like to stop getting...
  8. spicyayam

    Your thoughts

    We had a pembantu for around four years. She just left us recently. She had been with us since our son was born and was a huge help when our second child came along. She was a great worker and a nice person to have around. Things changed when she started dating one of our staff. He is about 10...
  9. geedee


    Thinking of spending a couple of days in Sidemen on my upcoming visit. Will visit Kintamani and Lake Batur on a day trip while staying there Any comments please on Sidemen.
  10. Z

    Pica Fest 2016 - Bali

    We went to Pica Fest 2016 last Sunday (April 03) in Denpasar, it was only 15,000 IDR per person (no Bule price :lemo:). It's a 3 days festival of hard rock music and selling t-shirts with a Food Court and Bintangs Dingin (cold local beers). The concept is amazing, don't miss out the next Pica...
  11. spicyayam

    Would you buy a property with no public access

    Just a hypothetical question. Would you consider buying a property with no public access, even if you had a notarized document from the owner of the road granting you "lifetime" access?
  12. S

    Buying Property in Bali

    Hey guys just wondering if you can help? My mother in law met a Balinese man about 8 months ago and moved in with him pretty much straight away. Which was fine, she paid the rent for a year in advance and obviously has to come back here when her visa runs out etc for a week or two. This time...
  13. P

    Terror threat for Balinese cities

    JANUARY 19, 2016 10:26AM THE Balinese cities of Denpasar and Singaraja could soon be targeted by terrorists responsible for the Jakarta blasts outside the Sarinah shopping mall, according to reports. Indonesian police are investigating a threatening letter that was sent to a local...
  14. P

    Traffic prangs

    In keeping with the prompt of how did Bali influence your life today in a positive way, I saw not one but two 2-wheeler prangs today. One on the way to Singaraja and one on the way back. (Positive, because it wasn't me!). The one on the way to Sgrja (nr Pemaron) was a bule, maybe in mid to...
  15. geedee

    Uber go-Jek and general

    I know a lot of members don't like the travel section but the airport - Candi Dasa got 48 replies so I'm not going to be deterred. I have used Uber on 6 occasions now and Go-jek 4 times. Uber, I just love it maximum fare so far has been 22k from Uma sapna Jl Drupadi to Krisna on Sunset rd the...
  16. P


    I sometimes wonder just how many people aren't what they purport to be on balipod.com. For example, a man posing as a woman. Or 2-3 people posing as only one person. It must be happening. Sometimes, reading between the lines, this inkling just gurgles to the surface and I wonder. . . . ...
  17. M

    Land Prices in North Bali

    Hi all, Was hoping anyone who knows North Bali might have an opinion on land prices up there – perhaps there are members living in places about Lovina that could share about buying land and living up there. After looking through the forum didn’t find any recent posts on this. I’ve spent...
  18. P

    North Bali - NOTARIS

    This relates to business contracts, in the North Bali area. I have seen the topic of NOTARIS come up on balipod.com a few times now. A NOTARIS is a Notary. Notaries can carry out Property Conveyancing and Contract work in the sense the contract becomes validated and 'registered' somehow...
  19. geedee

    Best place to stop and change money Airport - Candi Dasa

    Arriving next Friday at about 3.30pm so should be on the road by 4.30pm 1. Length of time to get To Candi Dasa . 2. Where to change money on the way or wait till Candi Dasa (need local currency before arriving at hotel) Thanks Happy new year
  20. davita

    Windows 10

    As most regular readers may recall I'm not the smartest when it comes to computer technology...in fact, when I tell everyone my phone is smarter than I am there is a deathly hush... no-one has ever heard Davita admit anything/one smarter than he....:icon_e_biggrin: So last night I tried to...