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  1. Markit

    Why do you love Bali?

    I'm often asked this question and the usual answers are already well known (culture, nature, rice fields, dance, weather, etc) but I thought I'd attempt to show it from a different perspective, that of a 61 year old, balding, running quickly to fat, non-smoking, beer guzzling, motor scooter...
  2. jiker69

    New Member

    Hello everyone, Like the Title says, I'm new to this Forum. I'm an American citizen who will be retiring next year (2017). I plan on visiting Bali in the off season to see if it "works" for me, I have high hopes I can blend in. I appreciate all the help here on the Forum. Thank you for...
  3. Markit

    Life in Indo

    For those that live elsewhere and/or haven't been following it this is an interesting synopsis of general life issues here. I don't know how much or how little these events will impact on Bali but I'm sure there has been some "filter down" in the shape of alcohol bans and a general reluctance to...
  4. spicyayam

    Living on Bali for $175 a week

    I am sure this doesn't includes things like flights, insurance, visa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmUJmZgRyDY
  5. spicyayam

    NZ man missing in Bali

    I wonder how someone can just go missing in Bali. Kiwi man missing in Bali after Tinder date a fortnight ago
  6. 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...
  7. davita

    Bali Airport closed

    I've just heard Bali airport is closed Friday 14 Oct 2016 due to problems with the runway...it is planned to re-open at noon but anyone waiting for arrival visitors or planning a departure should keep up with the news as many delays are expected.
  8. davita

    Bags in overhead bins

    The following is a summarised report in Jakarta Post... "A Garuda Indonesia flight attendant stopped an alleged theft attempt by two Chinese passengers who were spotted trying to take valuables from bags belonging to other passengers from the overhead compartment on board a flight from Jakarta...
  9. 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...
  10. T

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. M

    Tax Amnesty For Trustees?

    By searching the archives I failed to come up with this specific topic. It seems that Indonesian citizens have been offered a tax amnesty on property acquired between 1985 and 2015 that they have not previously declared as taxable, and if they pay up by the end of September 2016 will only have...
  13. davita

    Execution F*** Up

    Must be a first for the Jakarta Post to apologise to its readers for reporting ALL 14 convicts were executed in Nusakambangan...then retracted to only 4. "The Jakarta Post made a serious error of judgment on Thursday night when it decided to run on its front page a headline story for the...
  14. balinews

    Preparations being made for new round of executions

    Convicted drug smuggler Merry Utami was moved from the Tangerang Women's Prison in Banten to Nusakambangan Island in Cilacap, Central Java, on Sunday morning (24/07), pointing to the likelihood that her execution may be imminent. "According to reports I received, she was moved to an isolation...
  15. klaatu

    Sktt

    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...
  16. balinews

    Australians making big investments in Bali

    An unnamed investor from Australia is planning to invest Rp 10 billion ($763,000) to open a restaurant in Bali following a foreigner-friendly revision of Indonesia's negative investment list, according to the Investment Coordinating Board, or BKPM. The list — which is known by its Indonesian...
  17. 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...
  18. Markit

    Rip balipod?

    Have noticed a downward trend here and hope that it is only summer doldrums? Or are the ever more intrusive adds here pissing other users off too?
  19. G

    Tatoos in Bali

    Hi Everyone, I'm a new member and was wondering if anyone can give me a heads up on a really great tattooist in Kuta that are a good & fair prices with clean salons. We will be in Bali for all of August and I would like to get a few more tats done. Cheers Gaza
  20. balinews

    Australian entrepreneurs in legal battle in Bali

    They envisioned chilled cocktails amidst a tropical poolside setting, but the owners of popular Sydney bar Mrs Sippy have found themselves embroiled in an unfolding legal nightmare with Balinese authorities over their attempt to open a spin-off venue on the Indonesian island. Sydney...