Australians have flocked to Bali for decades, drawn by the luxurious accommodation, cheap food and beer and the distinctive cultural experience. Many feel something approaching a sense of ownership of the idyllic island.
But we are far from the only people who enjoy Bali's charms, and the type...
Former President Obama and his family landed on the resort island of Bali in Indonesia on Friday to begin a nine-day trip to the country that Obama called home for several years.
The Associated Press reported Saturday that Obama would travel with his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, to the ancient...
I'am 25 live in Australia and my girlfriend is 17, lives in Jakarta
she has all required documents, ID card, passport, birth cert., etc
1. I'am unsure if I should ask my sister/mother to sponsor her or be the sponsor myself?
(as age gap and they might worry she will not return)
I had a strange experience yesterday while trying to go to a small Balinese waterpark. It's called Gumuh Sari Futsal & Waterpark.
Here's their Facebook page, they don't have a website (no surprise there):
I’m a writer for International Living Magazine and International Living Australia. I am coming to Bali next month to research and write a series of articles about living and retiring in Bali. I’m hoping to meet up with some expats from the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand who are...
Has anyone else fallen fowl of the Kintamani Tourist Tax?
We went through there the other day and got stopped for 'tourist tax' 160,000!!! 6 of us in the car, made us pay for 5, I didn't have to pay as I was driving. Kitas holders with family. Even if you are just traveling through or not...
Good evening all,
Buying a used car anywhere is a serious buyers beware matter and I daresay buying a used car in Bali has some extras. But here's the thing. It seems that motor cycling in Indonesia is a rather hazardous occupation and more so with extra considerations for a Bule.
As reported by Balidiscovery.com, The Italian Job? , an Italian man filed suit against the Denpasar, Bali Immigration office claiming he was illegally detained and charged by officials on May 22, 2016 during an evening cruise in the Port of Benoa.
During that cruise, 36-year-old Carmine...
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...
The second-largest city in Indonesia, Surabaya, has approved a bylaw that bans the production, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
“If in three months [Governor] Soekarwo does not respond to this bylaw, it would be enacted directly in Surabaya. The bylaw does not contradict...
We went to Pica Fest 2016 last Sunday (April 03) in Denpasar, it was only 15,000 IDR per person (no Bule price :lemo:). It's a 3 days festival of hard rock music and selling t-shirts with a Food Court and Bintangs Dingin (cold local beers). The concept is amazing, don't miss out the next Pica...
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I don't follow the news too closely, but acts of terrorism seem to be getting worse. This time now at an airport in Brussels https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/two-explosions-detonated-at-brussels-airport/2016/03/22/7ef77dec-f001-11e5-a61f-e9c95c06edca_story.html
As anecdotal evidence that...
Hello everyone !
I am currently preparing a first year university degree in Management of Tourism at La Rochelle, I'm looking for a 3 month internship from June to September.
Passionate about Hindu culture, after extensive traveling in India, I would love to do this internship in Bali! I...
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Indonesia, the world’s...
Facing an economic slowdown, the Indonesian government is set to revamp laws on foreign ownership in certain sectors, starting with tourism investments.
To many foreigners, doing business in Indonesia has long been an attractive opportunity. The country is strengthening in terms of spending...
Turn the clock back 25 years and it was a real cultural adventure.
There were no high class restaurants to speak of. Accommodation was incredibly cheap and the price of going out was very modest by our domestic standards.
The charm of the Bali experience was to some extent wrapped up in...
JANUARY 19, 2016 10:26AM
THE Balinese cities of Denpasar and Singaraja could soon be targeted by terrorists responsible for the Jakarta blasts outside the Sarinah shopping mall, according to reports.
Indonesian police are investigating a threatening letter that was sent to a local...
Three people are said to be dead after riots broke out in Bali's Kerobokan prison, where Australians are among the inmates.
Two groups of inmates clashed around 3pm on Thursday, prison authorities say, claiming the lives of three inmates, according to Daily Telegraph.
Earlier reports from...
Karang Bali Asli Tur president director Putu Winastra suggested that tourism business owners in Bali should not be concerned with the fast approaching ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), since many human resources in Bali had already been certified.
“We need to protect ourselves, so that no...