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  1. R

    Im looking to purchase a top end didgeridoo

    I am travelling to bali in march staying in seminyak. I am a didgeridoo enthusiast and keen on purcbasing a balinese made top end didgeridoo (not a cheap bamboo one) as the balinese are renowned for their woodwork and art i would love to add one to my collection. Any pointers on Where to look...
  2. K

    Mental Health Wuestion

    Can/ Do a person with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, reside in Bali? How would they be treated if they suffered a psychotic episode or became unstable. Would they be welcome at clinic/ hospital for treatment? or would they be locked up somewhere horrible. Would they be allowed to fly...
  3. BestofBali

    Increased Police presence as President’s son gets married

    There are so many police and military out in force today. President Widodo's son is getting married at Semara Beach house in Canggu. Anyone know anything about this wedding? Anyone lucky enough to get an invite?
  4. balinews

    Protests rage in Jakarta

    One person was killed as Indonesian police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse tens of thousands of protesters who rallied to demand the resignation of the Christian governor of Jakarta for allegedly insulting the Quran. At least seven people were injured in clashes between...
  5. L

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. davita

    Brexit'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...
  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. spicyayam

    Fastest turnaround for Australian passport renewal

    My mum was supposed to be arriving in Bali today and has just realized her passport will expire in less than 6 months :icon_eek: She boarded a flight in Melbourne and the airline picked it up in Sydney. I think the airline is going to put them up in a hotel in Sydney. Anyone know how it will...
  10. T

    24. April Sonntags Markt Mertasari Beach - Curry Wurst, Bratwurst, Frikadellen etc

    am Sonntag 24. April ist Sonntags Markt Mertasari Beach. Wir bieten Imbiss Food, Curry Wurst, Bratwurst, Frikadellen und Kartoffel Salat. Wir eroeffnen in Kuerze unser Garten Restaurant in Renon.
  11. geedee

    Beyond Bali

    I will be coming for a visit possibly mid August. Probably spend about 10 days in Bali I also will go somewhere else in Indonesia Don't want Jakarta Bandung Jorga as Ive been and Lombok doesn't appeal I know you guys are not travel agents but you probably have the experience so am open to...
  12. spicyayam

    Telkom DNS woes - looking for a fix

    Overall I am happy with Indihome, but the last couple of days I have been getting lots of 'page not found' errors each time I click on a link. Refreshing the page usually works. I have my computer and modem set to use Google's DNS, but I suspect Telkom is controlling this. It is pretty...
  13. M

    Missing Child

    Have you seen my son, Dylan Martin, 6 years old. Last seen November 15 2015. Please call me on 081246378002 if you know anything related to this
  14. spicyayam

    Longer and longer holidays

    I hope everyone had a relaxing day yesterday. I know we have many holidays in Bali for various ceremonies, which of course I don't have a problem with. But it does seem like a one day holiday becomes extended to days off before and after the ceremonies. For example at my son's school they...
  15. 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?
  16. Markit

    Bowie's Ashes?

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

    Beautiful Australia!

    2m long deadly Mulga Brown snake bites teenage son: Julie Bain’s harrowing account There are 2 stories in this link. Scroll down for the second one.
  18. P

    Villa Experience

    GD, how was your Villa experience, overall? I had a quick squizz on the internet after you mentioned the name and the photos made it look absolutely smashing. I thought 'he will be enjoying that, for sure'. Where 1 is it was awful and 10 is it was heavenly, how would you rate it? I would...
  19. geedee

    Need to get out for the day

    I know I know I know it's an expat forum so who better to ask. In Seminyak and need to get out for a couple of day trips. In the past have been to Ubud ,Candi Dasa , Sanur and Tegellalang rice terraces. Any suggestions not too far like way up north With wife and 15y/o son. Not into lying...
  20. 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...