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Bali to face imported alcohol shortage

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 […]

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More deaths from arak alcohol poisoning

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 […]

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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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