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    Mobile plans and credit topup

    I am with Telkomsel, but always find it very confusing when buying extra data on the phone when dealing the standard *363# routine. Apart from it all bing in Bahasa, the deals seem to be very different every time and include really strange extras. Other hard thing to know is how long the data...
  2. 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...
  3. B

    Flotation tanks in Bali

    I was wondering if any spa has flotation tanks in Bali?
  4. Steve Rossell

    Walking in Ubud at night.

    Just a quick note as a reminder to visitors to Bali. After some pretty torrential rainfall the other night in Ubud the already deteriorating footways are collapsing and in disrepair. 2 nights before the storm I was walking to a local warung and being aware of a gaping manhole in a dark footpath...
  5. J

    Turkish bread baking here in Bali

    We are baking authentic turkish bread here in Bali +62 858 47137369 and delivering to Kuta, Seminyak, Changu, Legian, Denpasar and Sanur. Pitta bread and pizza base also available. We are on Facebook as Turkish Bread Factory Bali and based in Renon. Admin please delete if not allowed. Thank you...
  6. BestofBali

    Best Sunset Happy Hour spots

    Hey guys, Does anyone have any favourite beach/ocean view spots that offer sunset happy hour? I have 2 favourites so far are: 1) Chez Gado Gado on Seminyak beach offer 2 for 1 cocktails 4pm - 6pm great spot as it’s just back from the beach on a low set deck with comfy seats -...
  7. T

    xBox Modding

    Does anyone know where I can take an xBox to get hacked/ modified to play copied games that they sell here in Bali? Any idea of cost? Thanks
  8. geedee

    brilliant owner response on Tripadvisor

    THE PLACE IS THE CRAGS HOTEL IN SCOTLAND THE GUY HAS LOTS OF BRILLIANT RESPONSES Customer review DREADFUL” 1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile We had a voucher for this hotel,we could never get a booking for it despite several tries,we eventually got a booking for the 15th of...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Getting your best mates here

    G'day forum members Understanding there is currently provisions in place that prohibit mans best friend coming to Bali with them, I am sure there must be some out there who look beyond this and found a way to keep the family together. Can anyone shed light on how to carry out this...
  13. 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...
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    Looking for a native English speaker

    Hi, we are a French family looking for a native English speaker (young female) to train our 8 year old boy with conversational sessions in our place, twice a week. Our son went to International schools so far. His level of English is good. However now that he is going to the French school we...
  15. balinews

    14 months jail for Facebook tag

    A man in Medan, North Sumatra, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison and a fine of Rp 5 million (US$381) after the Medan District Court declared him guilty of violating the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law in light of a tag on his Facebook page. The man, Dodi Sutanto, was...
  16. admin

    Luxurious Bed and Breakfast in Jimbaran

    Welcome to our newest sponsor - Puri Sabina Bed and Breakfast in Jimbaran. They offer daily and monthly rates, with prices starting at just 6,800,000 rupiah per month. You can contact them on: +62 812 3955 6859 Email: purisabinabali@gmail.com Website: Puri sabina bed and breakfast Jimbaran...
  17. davita

    Brexit

    Well....it's over and UK has voted to leave EU. Overnight the UKP has dropped from US$1.49 to 1.34. the lowest since 1985. The rate for IDR is hovering around 18,000...lucky I sold most of my sterling a couple of weeks ago at 20,000. Expats on UK pensions in sterling, like myself, will have...
  18. I

    Business Visa - out and back in a day?

    I've got a multi-entry business visa which is valid valid for a year. The restrictions are that I cant stay in Indonesia for longer than 60 days at a time. Previously when I've exited I've always been away for several days before returning. As I don't have any business trips in the short term...
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    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...
  20. Markit

    Import a TV into Bali

    Anyone tried to import a TV into Bali? I understand if it's new I'd have to pay a shedload of tax on it but what actually does that mean? If I buy it and play it for 2 weeks somewhere it's not "new" anymore is it? Would be interested in any experience you've had.