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  1. 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...
  2. T

    Large Bag of Rice

    Hi All Does anyone know what one of those large bags of rice should cost at a local store/ market? Wanted to buy some for locals near us as a gift. Thanks
  3. Fred2

    Motor Bikes

    I'm thinking of buying a new bike, looking at the Nmax or PCX. Markit has had a good run out of his Nmax, anyone had a good run with there PCX ?
  4. spicyayam

    Different reactions to terror threats

    It is interesting the reaction in the Australian media when a terror attack is found in Australia itself. In Melbourne a planned attack was found yesterday and the police have "urged" people to go about their business. Seven arrested as police foil planned Christmas Day terror attack in...
  5. spicyayam

    Why are Indonesian's salaries so low?

    An interesting perspective on quora: This goes back to when Indonesian was occupied by VOC or the Netherlands. At the time, the dutch need cheap laborers to work on the plantations and trading route. So they need to pay these people (slavery is sub-optimal since you degrade the dignity of...
  6. klaatu

    AF/SAE tools

    Does anyone know where to buy spanners(wrenches),allen keys, sockets etc. that are non_metric ,Tnx.
  7. begonia

    Anybody knows why part of the Ubud Market still broken, black and empthy?

    Any of you have any idea what is going on with the Ubud market? I have been away for almost four months and I am still shock to see the market is still the same and nobody repair it!! If I am not wrong probably has been already one year since got fire isn't it? how come they don't do anything...
  8. 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...
  9. spicyayam

    Pound drops to lowest level since 1985

    The pound tumbled to its lowest level in three decades amid mounting concern the U.K. is heading for a so-called hard Brexit that would restrict access to the European Union’s single market. Sterling exceeded its lows versus the dollar set in the wake of the June 23 referendum and touched the...
  10. F

    Best time of the year to visit Bali?

    Hi everyone. Planning to go visit Bali this December with the whole family. We are going a Bali holiday and our main concern now is if December is best for us or too crowded or bad timing? It's for 2 weeks visit, and if you have suggestion for any family-friendly activity or place too, is...
  11. balinews

    Amazon coming to Indonesia

    There are plenty of e-commerce companies trying to crack open the Indonesian market, like Tokopedia, Matahari Mall and Lazada. But none of them have quite managed to catch on the way e-commerce giant Amazon has hooked Americans onto their online shopping services. But now it looks like the...
  12. 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...
  13. DenpasarHouse

    Where to buy drinks/bar/mini fridge?

    Has anyone seen a drinks/bar/mini fridge for sale anywhere? I've tried Lotte Mart, Carrefour and a couple of the local electronic stores, but no luck. It seems like the medium sized fridges are pretty cheap so that there's no market for the mini ones, but I need one to fit under a bench like...
  14. balinews

    Surabaya to become alcohol free city

    The second-largest city in Indonesia, Surabaya, has approved a bylaw that bans the production, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages. “If in three months [Governor] Soekarwo does not respond to this bylaw, it would be enacted directly in Surabaya. The bylaw does not contradict...
  15. spicyayam

    Could be a bad year for Bali tourism

    I don't follow the news too closely, but acts of terrorism seem to be getting worse. This time now at an airport in Brussels https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/two-explosions-detonated-at-brussels-airport/2016/03/22/7ef77dec-f001-11e5-a61f-e9c95c06edca_story.html As anecdotal evidence that...
  16. balinews

    Indonesian government set to woo foreign investment

    Facing an economic slowdown, the Indonesian government is set to revamp laws on foreign ownership in certain sectors, starting with tourism investments. To many foreigners, doing business in Indonesia has long been an attractive opportunity. The country is strengthening in terms of spending...
  17. Markit

    Bowie's Ashes?

    The papers are all reporting that David Bowie was cremated and his ashes scattered here in Bali. Anyone know where?
  18. N

    Looking for 3-4 are land Sanur

    Hi all, I'm looking for some land in Sanur, sure some of you might be able to provide some feedback or opinions. Requirements: * About 3-4 are hak-milik land * Beachside of bypass in between Jl. Sagara Ayu and the beginning of Jl Danau Tamblingan Questions: * What are the current market rates...
  19. geedee

    My visit to Candidasa with Markit

    I thought I would share my experience and hope the subject doesn't mind. I arrived on the 7th staying at Candidasa.My son didn't arrive till the following evening due to me stuffing up his passport only 5 months left but he got one within a day by waiting at passport office in Sydney. We...
  20. balinews

    Diageo to produce alcohol free Guiness in Indonesia

    Diageo is planning to open a manufacturing plant in Bali in a few months to produce its alcohol-free drink Guinness Zero. This is in line with the company's new strategy in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, where drinking alcohol is a sin. The move follows the regulation...