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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. A

    Brief intro and Beer question

    Hi New to the forum I’ve been living in Bali a while now currently in my second year in a rented cottage at Legian. I get back to Australia every 2-3 months for a couple of weeks working some of the festivals – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Canberra etc. Spend a bit of time in north Bali...
  3. T

    PS4 Playstation games in Bali

    Has any one purchase the 'legitimate' playstation games that many of the DVD stores sell in Bali? Do they work as normal or do you need to modify your playstation to be able to play them? Thanks
  4. klaatu

    AF/SAE tools

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

    Experiences with AliExpress

    Has anyone had much experience with AliExpress? I am just curious how it works. The site says free shipping to Indonesia and prices seem so cheap. Is it too good to be true?
  6. N

    Local Guides

    Hi All, I am coming to Bali with the other half for a week. We normally go to Thailand and have used the expat forum there for great advice. Figure the Bali one would be the same. My brother was in Bali about a year ago and hired a local he met outside his hotel to show him and his family...
  7. 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...
  8. davita

    Inernet WiFi booster repeater.

    I saw this product is available in N, America and simply plugs into a power socket.....but they work off 120VAC. I have a fiber WiFi modem in an upstairs bedroom but the signal is a bit weak in a guest bedroom downstairs. Can anyone explain how they work and where available to buy in Bali...
  9. 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...
  10. davita

    Russian steals from Bali money changer

    Here's a twist...maybe Karma from when a money changer tried to steal from my wife. from Jakpost today.... BADUNG, BALI: The police have arrested a Russian national, Kriukov Pavel, who they claim robbed a money exchange company in South Kuta on Thursday. Police say they arrested the Russian...
  11. balinews

    Jihad Selfie

    The first thing that strikes you about would-be jihadist Teuku Akbar Maulana is how ordinary he is. This is a pimply teenager who plays badminton and loves his mum, not one of the black-clad, scowling, AK-47-toting Islamic State fighters who stalk the internet. Author, activist and former...
  12. 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
  13. T

    AirSoft or BB Gun- where to buy

    Can anyone recommend a place to purchase a BB gun in Bali? Not looking to take back to any other country, just looking for one to play around with in the backyard for some target practice. Thanks
  14. 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...
  15. Mark

    Motorcycle License

    I understand that Indonesia has plans to enact a three tier system for motorcycle licenses (up to 250cc, 251-500cc, and 501cc+). Motorcycle licenses to be divided into three categories - The Jakarta Post Does anyone know if this has been implemented? Also, it would be great to hear from anyone...
  16. T

    Metal Battons

    Anyone know where I could buy one of those extendable metal battons in Bali?
  17. Z

    Bali Hack: Do you have baby cats or baby dogs and need a litter box? here's a free...

    Everyone knows when the kittens are very small they have the bad tendency to pee and poop everywhere :icon_eek: until hopefully they discover the beauty of a litter box. :icon_e_biggrin: In my experience most of the cats and dogs in Bali are stray animals and figure it out by themselves where...
  18. A

    Visa / Car ownership

    Hi there Do I need a certain Visa to buy a car in my name? Thanks
  19. N

    Indonesian gratitude

    Had a new neighbour move in couple of weeks ago,he is renting,before actually moving in he had his ac guy come by and top up his units with freon,i was sitting outside when they arrived, Two guys on a motorcycle,a cylinder of freon and no ladder,i watched in amazement as one guy was trying to...
  20. L

    Second hand car

    I know that we can't buy a new car without KITAS. But is it possible to buy a second hand car (with social budaya visa)?