I was reading in the Bali Post that the construction of a nightclub has started on the site of the former Sari nightclub that was destroyed in the Bali bombings in 2002. An Australian group had been planning to buy the land and build a Peace Park on the site. The Australian government was even […]
I am using the free wifi at Coffee Bean in Kuta, Bali and the internet is crawling and there is just one other person here using it.
Bali arts festival starts tomorrow with a parade in Renon Square Denpasar, starting at 3 p.m. The festival goes for a month. The full schedule is available here.
Just as 26 people, including four foreigners have died from alcohol poisoning after drinking locally made arak, customs officials have raided bars in Kuta and Nusa Dua, confiscating imported alcohol which had fake duty labels. Tourism operators are worried it will have an affect on people wanting to visit Bali. From WA Today: “We’ve asked […]
The Australian has reported that rabies treatment vaccine is critically low in Bali and tourists visiting the island should have vaccination before they go on holiday. There was an outbreak of rabies last September and vaccine supplies are now limited. “Nobody should be allowed to leave Australia without travel insurance,” said Craig Beveridge, the Australian […]
I just arrived in Bali yesterday. It’s not my first time here but it has been a few years since my last trip. I read a lot of complaints about the over-development, traffic and dirty beaches, but compared with many other beach resorts in Asia, I think it’s still not too bad. I am talking […]
The Bali police have advised tourists and locals to avoid drinking unlabelled drinks after 25 people have died in just one week from drinking arak, a local Balinese alcoholic beverage that contained methanol. Gde Sugianyar, Bali police spokesman advised Balinese and tourists to avoid unlabelled drinks as a precaution. “We have been watching and conducting […]
Several more foreigners and have died from drinking the methanol tainted palm wine arak. Rose Johnson died on Sunday and Alan Colen, 59 from died on Saturday. He had been living in Bali for 13 years. Other victims include Rachel Craig, 22, from the Irish Republic, and Rene Puper, 23, her Dutch boyfriend according to […]
There have been several reports recently in the Jakarta Post of people dying from alcohol poisoning from drinking the local drink arak. On Sunday Phoenix artist Rose Johnson 48, died after drinking arak on the island of Bali. Home brewed arak is often mixed with methanol to increase the strength of the beverage. Due to […]
Nikki Stewart, 29 from Aberdeen died in her sleep while staying at a resort on the beautiful island of Gili Trawangan, just off Lombok Isand, Indonesia. A resort spokesman said: “At about 3pm housekeeping staff tried to get into her room but she was dead,”. Nikki, of Aberdeen, worked for an oil company. Her devastated […]