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  1. balinews

    Australian woman dies after vodka binge

    An Australian woman has died at a luxury seaside villa in Bali, after Indonesian police say she consumed more than a bottle of vodka. Friends and family members are paying tribute to Summa Simmonds, 38, who died at the luxury Peppers Seminyak resort on Sunday night. Indonesian police claim Ms...
  2. balinews

    How cheap arak is made in Indonesia

    The mother of a young man who was poisoned after drinking a methanol-laced cocktail has shared a video of the rusty tins and garbage bins used by bootleggers to produce the deadly mix. Liam Davies, from Perth, started having violent seizures in the back of a car after drinking what he thought...
  3. balinews

    Russian expats on the rise

    Big city life offers people many opportunities but it also comes with a great deal of stress and problems. In recent years, a growing number of Russians are opting out of successful careers and great social lives and instead go where life is simpler. Some look to reconnect with who they really...
  4. balinews

    Bali 9 burger - not in bad taste

    It reportedly tastes beautiful and it is their best seller. But is the Bali Nine burger at Queensland's North Stradbroke Island's Fins n Fries in bad taste? Owner and head chef Cameron Tobin says "No way". "People have a bit of a laugh, but then I explain to them the theory behind it...
  5. davita

    Putin's speech to the Russians.

    I've been following Putin's address to the Russian people. To alleviate the economic woes prevalent he has authorized an amnesty for all overseas money to be returned to questions asked! Lots of Rubles were expatriated to many other countries to be laundered. I heard some to...
  6. Markit

    Make Arak Drinkable (almost?)

    Take real passionfruit juice (Markisa) freeze it into ice cubes, take 4 or 5 in a long drink glass and add 3 fingers of Arak. Top off with sprite. Good sundowner and builds you up as it's knocking you down. Tastes pretty good too!
  7. davita

    will the Russia/Ukraine issue cause us trouble in Paradise.

    Today's acquisition of Crimea by the Russian Federation is surely of concern to people in the EU, and will surely have some repercussions for us in Indonesia. My first point would concern any military purchases (I read that RI are buying fighter jets) and Garuda's planned direct flight...
  8. A

    import and local alcohol

    Hi, can someone please tell me what kind and brends of import alcohol i can find in Bali. Best locals? I'm also interested in good cheap local wine and also imported..what's the best deal? Price list?! Thank you in advance!
  9. Markit

    Fuel Dumping - Airline Tickets for 1/3

    Can any of you airline wonks tell me/us how this FD fuel dumping trick works to get airline tickets for a fraction of their listed prices?
  10. L

    Gili Air..

    I have family/friends visiting over the Christmas break, so trying to get rid of them for a few days...!! Sending them to Gili Air ( Scallywag Resort ) Can anyone please recommend the best form of transport whether its by plane or boat...
  11. balinews

    Perth couple get methanol poisoning in Bali

    A Perth couple believe they fell victim to methanol poisoning after drinking at a popular Bali bar and doctors did not test for it. Colin Finch and Cathryn Williams were violently ill after a night out at the Bounty nightclub in the heart of Kuta late last month. They both spent the next...
  12. davita

    S'pore haze and chuckle

    Found this hilarious report in today's Jakpost regarding the haze in Singapore. "It's disgusting, terrible." Dennis Wong, an IT at a foreign bank, said as he smoked a cigarette in the business district. "It feels very uncomfortable when you walk on the street." I contemplate...was he...
  13. davita

    Kilkenny Beer

    A couple of days ago I had lunch in Plumbers Arms in Jl. Semer, Kerobokan and noticed they now advertise Kilkenny Irish beer. It costs Rp65,000 a pint but I had a couple of glasses (0.25L) for about RP 30,000 each and it was a lovely brew and different from the lager style Bintang I usually...
  14. H

    Gili Trawangan bar still serving methanol drinks

    The bar that allegedly served Perth teenager Liam Davies the methanol-laced drink that killed him is still selling potentially deadly cocktails to oblivious Australian tourists. An investigation by The West Australian has found that as recently as two days ago, Rudy's Pub served poisonous...
  15. D

    Bali Moon Vodka

    Has anyone tried the Bali Moon Vodka? I have heard that it is OK as well as a good price point,approx. 180,000rp(750ml). As that price is more than 50% cheaper than the Smirnoff, I would be interested in a personal review. Mansion House is nothing more than Brem with a 'Vodka Aroma', its pretty bad.
  16. gilbert de jong

    fully licensed factory for sale in lovina-singaraja

    always wanted to own and operate a factory that produces alcoholic drinks like whiskey,rum,brandy,gin,vodka,etcetc... Now you can... fully licensed (golongan B and C) factory on 17 are of (commercial certificated) land in Lovina-Singaraja. produce capacity of 1million liters per year. price...
  17. C

    Jack Daniels whiskey quality

    A price list appeared in my home a few weeks ago. It contains a fairly decent list of wines and spirits at only slightly marked up prices. And last night I decided to contact the provided cell number by text and place an order of W. Oz wine, JD's and Bailey's. Two hours later a couple of chaps...
  18. P

    Really good food & drinks in Bali + import

    I am in Bali from July for around 1 year long project. I tried to setup something which I can call a small home here - and the home is always connected with good food, at least in my case. During around my 1,5 month stay I visited many restaurants across all price levels- in Seminyak, Cangdu...
  19. S

    Methanol test.

    I'm wondering for those of you that choose to drink Arak or other spirits in Bali if you're concerned about added methanol or poor distillation practices. It doesn't take much to seriously damage your health. I found a company that makes a field methanol test that can be used on beer, wine...
  20. RhysG

    who saya notting ever happens in bali??? grand master flash in bali!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    who says notting ever happens in bali???? grand master flash in bali yep you heard right the good father of hip hop dj grand master flash POCO LOCO Kitchen & Bar with AUDiO'BOT Studios PROUDLY Presents..... GRAND MASTER FLASH OPENING ACTS: Sayyer G Funk & Stevie G with MC OZLEM...