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7 tips for settling into life in Indonesia

Get used to lots of zeros Those visiting Indonesia and first time expats often comment on the vast exchange difference between the native currency – ‘Rupiah’ and their home countries currency. As of the time of writing (January 2017), 1 British pound is equivalent to over 16,000 rupiahs. Apart from feeling like a millionaire briefly […]

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Vodka 9 Bali

One complaint many expats have about living in Bali, is the high cost of alcohol, especially imported spirits. You can sometimes pay two or three times the price for an imported bottle of wine than you would in your own country. Fortunately there is some alcohol which is locally produced, which manages to get around […]

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Artist Rose Johnson dies in Bali from alcohol poisoning

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 […]

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