Recently in the Blog ...

South African In Trouble with Customs

Drugs amounting to 1.54 kilograms of methamphetamines, were recently found in the possession of 58-year-old South African man, Henri Lubbe. The drugs were discovered by cutoms officials, after Mr. Lubbe landed in Bali on a flight from Hong Kong on Feb. 9th. Customs officials suspect the man could be connected to a Nigerian drug syndicate […]

Read More

New Zealand Woman detained.

A villa, which was raided in Nth. Kuta on February 12th, lead to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia resulting in the arrest of a 37-year-old Sydney based New Zealand woman. According to press reports, police claim the raid uncovered 132 grams of MDMA and 27 grams of marijuana. Scales and plastic bags were also […]

Read More

Is Bali Safe?

Is Bali safe? This is a very good question and is often asked on Bali forums. If you know Bali well and have an opinion on this subject, please let me know what you think. If you have not been to Bali, it will also be interesting to know how you perceive this important issue. […]

Read More

West Australians Bali Love Affair Blooming

The West Australian Newspaper, reported that 429,000 West Australians travelled to Bali in the last year, making it the busiest holiday destination out of Perth. Singapore had more people from WA visiting with 492,000 travelers but Singapore is also a business centre as well as transit stop for destinations in Europe and the rest of […]

Read More

Indonesian Road Rules

The following information regarding Indonesian road rules is a good explanation in my opinion for everyone to soak up and in particular, tourists. This topic was recently aired on some Forums concerning what was regarded by them, as unfair methods administered to tourists by  traffic police. There is a comprehensive national highway code in Indonesia with compliance […]

Read More

Schoolies Appalling Behaviour

As recently reported in the West Australian, Perth tourists say their relaxing Bali holiday has been ruined by “appalling”, drunken school leavers as the Indonesian island becomes an increasingly popular playground for WA teens. Lured by cheap alcohol, a lack of age restrictions at bars and a resort atmosphere, up to 6000 Australian leavers are […]

Read More

Schoolies Celebrate Finishing School

Lured by cheap alcohol, a lack of age restrictions at bars and a resort atmosphere, up to 6000 Australian leavers are expected in Bali to celebrate finishing school. Bali doctors say they are bracing for a wave of youngsters needing treatment for ailments ranging from Bali Belly to motorcycle accidents. In the meantime, Australian authorities […]

Read More

Tension High with Spying Row.

Although the ongoing wiretapping row between Australia and Indonesia is straining bilateral relations, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika hopes it will not have a damaging impact on tourism to the island. We hope this issue can be resolved quickly but the nation’s interests are of paramount importance,” he said. The former Bali police chief said […]

Read More

Tourist Minibus Accident

Police have coordinated with the Chinese Embassy in relation to Monday’s minibus accident in Uluwatu. “We have communicated with the Chinese Embassy to inform them of Monday’s accident and they have in turn expressed their gratitude for our efforts in investigating the accident” said Police Chief Djoko Hariutomo. The accident involving the minibus operated by […]

Read More

Spying Allegations

Strained relations between Australia and Indonesia over spying allegations may affect Australian prisoners currently serving sentences in Indonesia, including the approval of parole for Schapelle Corby. “The spying issue should be used as an additional consideration by the Justice and Human Rights Minister in Corby’s parole process,” the deputy chair of the House of Representatives […]

Read More