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  1. Steve Rossell

    Best swell of the year in Bali.

    Just for those interested the best swell to hit Bali this year and maybe the last couple started pounding the Bukit this morning. I am still a few days away from leaving Oz and have been checking the live web cam, provided by Bali Belly, at Bingin periodically throughout today. It is a glorious...
  2. M

    Beware the dangers of escolar!

    Having enjoyed Butterfish at Nomad in Ubud, and equally at Made's Warung in Seminyak with no ill effects. And having, like my brethren, long ago passed through the "tourist trot" phase and apparently developed enough bacteria in my gut to adapt to Bali wasn't expecting anything new. Look out...
  3. Steve Rossell

    Bali '85. Definitely positive.

    The surf scene was full blown in Bali by this time and there was even talk of a road to run along the beach down from Bemo corner to Padma. I bought a diamond ring in Oz and took it with me along with the love of my life to the then sleepy backwater of Nusa Lembongan. 1 night on Bali then a 15...
  4. davita

    Rabies Vaccine

    I read from a letter to editor Jakpost that there has been NO vaccine against rabies in Bali hospitals for the last 6 weeks and none arriving soon. Anyone else heard this info? If true I think that's as scary as all those Mini Haj returning from Saudi during Ramadan and the possibility of...
  5. balinews

    Five Uber drivers arrested in Jakarta

    The Jakarta Police have arrested five drivers using the California-based car-hailing app Uber to transport passengers after receiving reports from the city’s transportation agency and the Organization of Land Transport Operators, or Organda. Shafruhan Sinungan, the chairman of the Jakarta...
  6. balinews

    Bali to face tough competition says Jakarta governor

    THE love affair Australians enjoy with Bali might soon face some competition from an unlikely source. That’s the prediction of Jakarta’s charismatic and tough-talking governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, affectionately known as Ahok. On the city’s doorstop are the majestic Thousand Islands (Pulau...
  7. Steve Rossell

    Bali '82.

    My first trip to Bali was 1982 and it nearly knocked me out from the moment the aircraft door opened. The humidity and the smell is something I've come to love but back then it was like a physical and sensory wall. I was one of the thousands of surfers in the early 80's that made the trek...
  8. Markit

    Chili Cooking Time Again!

    CHILI COOKING TIME AGAIN Sunday the 21st of June , 2015 Tasting starts at around 2pm @ The Melting Pot Saloon in Ubud.
  9. balinews

    Australians ignore boycott Bali campaign

    EXCLUSIVE: In the clearest sign yet that the Boycott Bali social media campaign is a major fail, new travel booking data has revealed a big increase in numbers heading to the Indonesian island since the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. With the help of more direct flights to...
  10. Markit

    Timor Calling...

    Since it looks like there will be direct flight to Dili starting September is there any information out there re visa runs/extensions from the Indo embassy there? Bali News: Dili Daily from Bali
  11. Markit

    Stress and Traffic Jams in East Bali

    It's hell out there:
  12. davita

    Indonesian football

    According to breaking news, see link, Indonesia has been suspended from FIFA. However, as the SEA games in Singapore have started, they are permitted to play. Seems like yesterday that 3 (Nigerians) playing for the Malaysian club Pahang were denied entry to Jakarta to play because they didn't...
  13. C

    Going to Bali for 3-6 months...what do I need to do/know?

    Hello there, I'm just starting to plan a trip to Bali for the spring of 2016 for 3-6 months. Any information would be appreciated as it's been awhile since I have packed up and left the comfort of home to travel for that length of time. I'm even open to the possibility of staying abroad for a...
  14. C

    Western Salary in Bali

    Hi there, I am exploring an offer from a western tourist place of business to live long term in Bali. The starting offer is 10Mil IDR / month but through research, I am finding it hard to see how to make ends meet on this. Especially with housing. To be in a safe, clean space (not anything...
  15. balinews

    Beware of plastic rice

    A market called 'Pasar Mutiara Gading Timur' situated in the city of Bekasi is normally packed with people. Pasar Mutiara Gading Timur offers customers commodities ranging from primary goods to secondary ones such as rice, vegetables and many other equally high-on-demand familial household...
  16. balinews

    Police to clamp down on rampant piracy in Indonesia

    President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcers to get tough on Indonesia’s rampant piracy and copyright infringement, arguing that the illegal practices have hurt the country’s creative industry. The president called authorities’ enforcement efforts “inconsistent,” evidenced by how easy...
  17. L

    Looking for a partner for starting a restaurant company

    Looking for a partner for starting a restaurant PMA company in Bali. Must have genuine background. PM for more info.
  18. O

    Bill Dalton-s first edition - Moon Publications 1973

    ‘A Traveller’s Notes’ Indonesia In this 2014 article Bill Dalton tells of the early years The Founding of Moon Publications: For the Love of Travel - Moon Travel Guides also in this interview from February 2003 Travel Writers: Bill Dalton And … as unlikely as .. an original of Bill’s first...