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Expats living in Karangasem Region

Discussion in 'Bali Expat Forum' started by SteveO, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. SteveO

    SteveO New Member

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    Markit, maybe you can answer my question of approx how many expats living in your region? And any details about them ie;rent, own a nominee etc? And also is the region SAFE,robberies of premises etc?
     
  2. Markit

    Markit Well-Known Member

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    Steve, believe it or not, I tend not to associate with many of the expats here in Bali. I try and keep myself to myself and let the others get on with it.

    It's not unfriendliness or snobbery but in my experience most expats like to sit around all day drinking beer and bitching about Bali or the Balinese and how fecking wonderful "home" is/was.

    If you've read anything I've written here you will know I haven't got any time for that ****.

    Having said that there are expat gatherings here - one is in Crazy Kangaroo (median age ca. 70) but also various venues where expats can regularly be found - Vincent's of a Thursday night - Jazz evening or New Queen Monday's for Cool Bananas concerts. What they all pay you will have to ask yourself.

    If you can find a safer place on the planet then it's probably in the middle of the Sahara desert or Pacific Ocean.

    If you come up here drop me a line and I'll let you buy me beer about the info you want. Remember advise is only worth what you pay for it, and sometimes not even that.
     
  3. SteveO

    SteveO New Member

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    Thanks for the info 15 to 20 are would be way too big for me.But I really like the sound of the position though!Would I have to buy the whole block? Also the expat clubs you mention are they in Candi or somewhere else? Im with you on the limited expat involvement,why move to Bali and hang with expats? Although it serves to pick people like yourselves brain when you are a newbie to an area? You say it is safe but I noticed on another one of your posts that you have many staff including security? What if one had no security wouldnt there be risks involved? It sounds like many of the expats in your region are elderly retirees staying well clear of the South, which seems like a very good idea to me as it isnt the "REAL" Bali as you know! I am guessing many are there to get more BANG for their buck instead of retiring at home,living a boring retirement? Im from Sydney OZ which has become " murah sekali" hope the spellings right Mark. Any idea of a monthly average budget including a small rental etc in the region, just ball parkish mate? Are you on a social buduya? Median age 70 at Crazy Kangaroo ay! Also is there much volunteer work available in the region? Sorry for all the questions but they keep coming to mind as I write!
     
  4. SteveO

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    P.s. Is the picture posted your abode if it is very nice Mark how many bedrooms 2 ? also Im 55years young buddy!
     
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    I think you may have missed markit's point about the Crazy Kangaroo...the median age of 70 is when he's the only one there. If I attend the median goes up and if you arrive it will go down.:cupcake:
     
  6. Markit

    Markit Well-Known Member

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    thanks and it has 3 - sleeps 5
     
  7. Smoke

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    SteveO there are ways to do volunteer work but you must get a sosbud visa sponsored by the actual volunteer place .each place or type has certain requirements .This should be done b4 you move or it would entail doing a visa run to change type or sponsor on visa ( a run to SG costs about $400. when you add it up)
     
  8. SteveO

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    Sorry Markit, mistake Sydney is "Mahal Sekali" Apologies
     
  9. Markit

    Markit Well-Known Member

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    I kinda thought that might be the case - as Smoke says you can try and donate your valuable time to some good cause (chasing small brown women?) but most of that is already solidly in the hands of various NGOs and Charities. But there surely is nothing to keep you from finding your own niche and doing it.

    At the risk of my bad name I have trained a couple of locals to teach swimming and they are now happily training some of the local kids to swim in my pool every Sunday that's available.

    You don't need anything special to do that kind of thing - jest fecking do it!
     
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    Got to say that is AWESOME . very very nice giving to the village!
     
  11. Markit

    Markit Well-Known Member

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    Ta very much Smoke.

    I leave it completely in the hands of the local guys that do the teaching - to organize the participants and what level they get to before we throw them, figuratively, back in to swim on their own.

    Come to think of it Smoke most of the participants are girls about your new daughter-in-laws age so if you want to drop her off here some Sunday we would be happy to teach her the basics? :abnormal:
     
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    Thanks for inviting her to be taught swimming , will update her tonight . But would I just sit by your Pool drinking your Bintangs and having some of your wifes homemade bread while I eat your cheese ?
     
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    Yes to all the above except the cheese - I do have some standards, you know!

    Who said anything about teaching her swimming?
     
  14. Smoke

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    Gee I was thinking it was swimming ,if it another type of "sport" I will just keep her safe down in Lovely Sanur


    and drop your standards and break out the cheese !!
     
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