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Magic Mushrooms Will Send You to Prison, Say Bali Police

The Bali Police have warned all residents, as well as tourists vacationing on the island, to avoid consumption of “magic mushrooms”, stating it could lead to a prison term.

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Indonesian Plane Skids Off Runway in Lombok

A Passenger plane skidded off the runway as it landed at a holiday island in central Indonesia just weeks after the deadly crash of an AirAsia jet in the archipelago.

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Things You’ll See or Experience on Indonesian Roads

You know what they say, “if you can drive in Indonesia, you can drive anywhere!”. In truth, if you’re an expert ‘Indonesian driver’ then you probably shouldn’t have a license and you probably shouldn’t drive in any other country…except maybe Ethiopia, that place is crazy too.

wowshack.com make a list things we should expect to see on Indonesian roads. In the other side, Jakarta just crowned as The Worst Traffic In The World.

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Footage of Leonardo Fioravanti Wipeout at Pipeline

Pipeline has been in an unforgiving mood this last week. From Daniel Jones was knocked cold, then on Saturday 17 year-old Leo Fioravanti broke two vertebrae and tore several ligaments in his back as a consequence of the above wipeout, during his Round 3 heat, and Tahitian charger Tuhiti Haumani was pulled out of the water unconscious. Here’s the footage Leo’s back-breaking wipeout.

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Family’s Desperate Search for Gold Coast Man Missing in Bali

The family of a 24-year-old Gold Coast man missing in Bali have begun a desperate search after reports that he was seen wandering around looking “confused”.

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Indonesia Wages War on Alcohol

Indonesian minimarts will no longer be able to sell alcoholic beverages following a new government regulation that takes full effect in April.

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Video: Mark Mathews On The Rocks

Aussie charger Mark Mathews gets cheese grated over the rocks on his return to Solander. While it’s not as bad as Tyler Wright’s latest encounter, it’s still painful to watch.

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Indonesia Drops Oz from Visa-Free Policy

The plan to waive the visa requirement for visitors from Australia, previously aimed at attracting more foreign tourists, has been dropped amid concerns surrounding repeated turbulence over Jakarta-Canberra diplomatic ties.

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Tyler Wright Washed Over Rocks in Cronulla

Competing for her home surf club, Culburra Boardriders from southern NSW, Tyler Wright (AUS) washed up on the rocks during the Australian Boardriders Battle. She in stable condition but taken to the hospital for precautionary checks.

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Free Visa On Arrival All Nonsense

The Russian Embassy in Indonesia denied statements by local officials and in press articles that stated from 2015 Russian tourists, amongst others, would not need visas to enter Indonesia.

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In the only story on the subject we uncovered in the news, a Russian embassy spokesperson said, “Currently, the immigration regime at crossing points in Indonesia for Russians visiting the country as tourists remains the same, namely tourists get a visa on arrival for a period of 30 days at a cost of $35 (with the possibility of subsequently extending the visa for an additional 30 days).”

The spokesperson added that procedures for other types of Indonesian visas have not changed either.

In November 2014, several Indonesian ministers promised that starting from January 2015, tourists arriving in the country from Russia, Australia, China, South Korea and Japan would be able to get a free visa stamp allowing them to stay in Indonesia for 30 days.

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Sources: The Beat Daily

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