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buying condotel bali

Why I would avoid buying a condotel in Bali

Pick up any magazine or newspaper in Bali and you will see advertisements for condotel sales. Visit a shopping center and you will see models of future developments, complete with attractive sales assistants ready to hand you a brochure. The ads and promotions look great and usually feature beachfront properties, pools and offer a range […]

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Bali travel party scam

Travel Party Scam Alert

Before I moved to Indonesia, I lived in Japan. I spent some time living and working in small towns, where there were few foreigners. It wasn’t uncommon to be invited to people’s houses for a meal. Sometimes it was so their kids could practice English and sometimes I think it was just out of curiosity. […]

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Indonesia to scrap tourist visa fees in 2015?

Reports are circulating that Indonesia might be scrapping tourist visa fees in 2015. The countries being proposed to get free visas include Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia. Indonesia’s tourism minister Arief Yahya told reporters: “These five countries are Indonesia’s major markets, with big potential to grow.” The tourist visa fee (VOA) is currently […]

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Bali D'Luxe Weddings

Bali based Australian wedding planner goes bankrupt

Reports are surfacing that an Australian wedding planner, organizing weddings in Bali, has gone into receivership. There is a news report in the West Australian, saying at least $200,000 in client’s money has been lost. Some couples were about to board the plane for Bali for the wedding before hearing the bad news. They had […]

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FIFO bali

Bali visa options for FIFO workers

Bali is becoming a popular place FIFO (fly-in, fly-out) workers. Typically the family and kids live in Bali, while the FIFO worker commutes back between their workplace and Bali. The family staying in Bali, has several visa options including the social visa and student KITAS, for the kids going to school. The visa on arrival […]

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Bali visa on arrival

Price of Visa on Arrival to rise from US$25 to $35

The price of the visa on arrival (VOA) is expected to rise from US$25 to $35 per person, starting from July 3, 2014. The odd thing is that there has been almost no news regarding the price increase in the mainstream media.  However, you can see the new prices on the immigration website: http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php/berita/berita-utama/478-perubahan-biaya-pelayanan-keimigrasian-berdasarkan-pp-no-45-tahun-2014 For […]

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