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  1. balinews

    Pilot who missed runway at Bali airport was under the influence

    Today apparently has been a real tell-all for the director of Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN). After confirming on Thursday from Denpasar that two WNA pilots working for Indonesian airline Susi Air tested positive for heroin use, Commissioner General Budi Waseso had another big...
  2. Markit

    Is Saying "The Japanese are Weird" Racist?

    This is the latest in a long line of things that make me wonder if the Japanese are really from this planet:
  3. balinews

    Bali set to become IT hub

    When David Magson came up with the idea of running a software company out of an island better known for its beaches, he had to live with the inevitable sceptical comments about Silicon Bali. But now, having ridden the mining boom and the IT-driven cost-cutting era in corporate Australia, his...
  4. 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...
  5. balinews

    Outbreak of violence at Kerobokan jail

    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...
  6. balinews

    Aussie receives light sentence for fatal motorcycle accident

    Australian man Joshua Terelinck has been sentenced to a jail term of two months and 15 days for causing the death of an Indonesian man in a motorcycle accident in Bali this year. He will be released from Bali's Kerobokan jail on December 22 given the sentence was minus time already served in...
  7. davita

    Old -age and senility

    Many members have besmirched my posts by adding I'm an old fart and probably senile...most are funny, and intended so, therefore I laugh it off and enjoy the joke with others. However, by the very tone, (usually when the poster lacks communicative skills in the English language) malice is...
  8. balinews

    Year of hell in Bali's Hotel K

    Cowering on a wafer-thin floor mat in an Indonesian prison, Rachel Dougall could do little but cover her face with her hands as a six-foot woman prisoner viciously punched and kicked her. The convent school-educated mother-of-one was only days into a year-long sentence connected to a...
  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. spicyayam

    Bomb alert - false alarm

    This was just posted on Twitter:[COLOR=#141823][FONT=helvetica]
  11. Markit

    Check your Google Identity Cause the Immi Sure Do

    Another friend of mine is now playing hide and seek with Immi because he was working here before his work permit (applied for by his employer) was finalized. As my friend was working in pretty inaccessible places up a mountain he felt fairly safe from unexpected official intrusions...
  12. Rangi

    Jakarta officially has world’s worst traffic.

    Jakarta officially has world’s worst traffic. | Latest News From Bali | The Beat Daily This photo looks crazy Imagine being the person in need of that ambulance.
  13. davita

    The Paris massacre

    Here is a link to the countries and organisations who have condemned the shooting in Paris by Muslim extremists ..... Charlie Hebdo shooting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the 4th largest overall population and 1st in Muslim population, on the planet, is notable absent...
  14. Adam

    Nyepi Day 2015 - how does it impact on happenings in Kuta area?

    Hi all, Am currently in preparations for a SE Asian trip with a few mates in March/April next year. Part of our plans were to spend a few days in Bali watching the Cricket World Cup Qtr Finals before heading on to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Unfortunately, have noted that Nyepi Day occurs...
  15. spicyayam

    Upset over KFC

    The trial of this couple should be interesting. The pregnant teenager accused, along with her boyfriend, of the gruesome murder of her socialite mother has complained about the couple's 'racist' treatment after they were given a KFC meal in jail. Heather Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, are...
  16. balinews

    Bali Bomber Muhammad Cholili freed from Jail

    An Indonesian bombmaker convicted of helping to orchestrate terror attacks on the resort island of Bali in 2005 which killed 20 people - including four Australians - was released on parole Wednesday, an official said. Muhammad Cholili, 36, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in September 2006...
  17. admin

    Twitter style user tagging

    I have enabled a feature where you can tag other users in a post, like Twitter. You just need to add an "@" mark before the username. For example: Markit You can also tag additional people after you hit 'submit'.
  18. admin

    Twitter style user tagging

    I have enabled a feature where you can tag other users in a post, like Twitter. You just need to add an "@" mark before the username. For example: Markit
  19. balinews

    Video streaming website Vimeo banned in Indonesia

    Vimeo doesn't allow porn on its site, but it does let users upload "artistic" and "non-sexual nudity." However, in the eyes of the Indonesian government this is still pornography. Indonesia announced Monday that it ordered all Internet service providers based in the county to block the video...
  20. S

    Just what we 'need'

    As is the U.S. isn't screwed up enough, comes news of this: Instant Alcohol: Powdered alcohol gets thumbs-up from U.S. regulators |