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By: Expat Advisory Posted: September-15-2011 in
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Changes to site navigation. We have now relocated all articles related to Indonesia to out main Indonesia pages.

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The Java to Bali Jaunt

By: Will Peach Posted: June-17-2011 in
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Travelling overland between two of Indonesia’s best-known islands is easier than you think. But is it worth it? Will Peach traipses over 600 miles to find out.

Despite the lukewarm welcome sign of “Drug Traffickers will be Sentenced to Death,” the feeling of excitement passing the gates at Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta’s international airport, is building to a satisfying crescendo. It’s early December and the beginning of Java’s wet season. As the bustling capital ploughs along I contemplate my travel plans – 600 miles in the space of a week. That’s how it stands between here and the famous sun-baked beaches of Bali. Here’s hoping I have time to catch the surf.

Villa Juno in Bali Opens for Business

By: Asia Travel Tips Posted: November-26-2010 in
Asia Travel Tips

Villa Juno, a new property in Bali that classifies itself as a Bed & Breakfast, is now open to guests in the premier private villa colony of Canggu, in the south western part of the island.

Villa Juno is located 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and only 20 minutes from the trendy shops and restaurants of Seminyak.

Rugby telecasts in Jakarta

By: EAS Staff Posted: November-24-2010 in
EAS Staff

There was a pretty strong following in Jakarta for international rugby until recent changes in broadcasting rights meant this country (and much of the rest of South East Asia apparently) miss out on most of the big fixtures.

The current northern hemisphere tours by the All Blacks and Wallabies are not being screened on cable TV. At this stage, there are no arrangements in place for the screening of the 2011 Super 15, Tri-Nations and World Cup.

The good news is that enterprising souls at two bars in Jakarta have found a way to bring the big games to the punters.

Jet Set: Jakarta

By: Jeff W. Richards Posted: August-08-2010 in
Jeff W. Richards

Every month, Jet Set swoops down on a city providing all the relevant details to make your next visit click.

There is no getting in, out, or around Jakarta quickly. Welcome to the Big Durian – you better get used to it. The Indonesian capital, the most populous city in Southeast Asia (and twelfth largest in the world) with nearly 8.5 million people, is basically in a constant state of gridlock.

"No traffic, no Djakarta sir."

Bali Airport Fingerprinting to Boost Security, Lines

By: Made Arya Kencana Posted: April-17-2010 in
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Bali Airport Fingerprinting to Boost Security, Lines

Denpasar. Longer lines of inbound tourists are expected at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport with mandatory fingerprint scanning now in full force.

“We chose Bali for this new system because it’s one of the major gateways into the country,” Rohadi Iman Santoso, head of the immigration office’s subdirectorate for information-systems implementation, said on Friday at the office of airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I in Badung district.

Jimbaran Seafood

By: Expat Advisory Posted: December-08-2009 in
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Jimbaran is known as the ‘golden mile’ because of its great white sand bay and selection of high end resorts. Real estate in the area is premium and no wonder, with access to the beach, the airport and Kuta, not to mention the surfing beaches on the Bukit peninsula.

One of the cool things to do when on holiday in Bali is to eat grilled fish on the beach at Jimbaran Bay in the evening. Though not the bargain it once was, visitors love it because its a unique experience. You mention the word ‘Jimbaran’ anywhere in Indonesia and people often will make the connection with grilled seafood.

Opening a restaurant in Bali

By: Mike Posted: July-12-2009 in

I am planning to spend a few months from now in Lovina. It’s probably not the most beautiful place (except for the sunsets) to be in Bali, but it is quiet and has a nice laid back feel to it. Internet speed and connectivity though is worse than the south of Bali.

There is not one free wifi cafe or restaurant though in Lovina. Many restaurants in Ubud and Seminyak though free wifi. I am certain that if you opened a restaurant or cafe with free wifi, you would get a lot of customers. Lovina is moderately popular with tourists and many of the restaurants in central Lovina are fairly crowded at night. If I can’t get decent internet in my new place, I was thinking I should start my own internet cafe or restaurant with free wifi.


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