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The risk you’re taking when you hire a scooter in Southeast Asia

The risk you’re taking when you hire a scooter in Southeast Asia

Young, carefree Aussie heads over to Thailand or Bali for a tropical holiday. They soak up the sun, hit the surf, sip on cocktails, buy a Bintang singlet and hire a scooter to get around. It is a rite of passage that many young Australians enjoy. Until it kills them, News Australia reported.

Bali Police Issue Warning to Foreign Tourist Riding Scooters

Bali Police Issue Warning to Foreign Tourist Riding Scooters

Bali police have issued a warning to tourists riding motorbikes on the holiday island — obey the road rules or face criminal charges. Anyone who tries to bribe an officer to get away with bad behaviour will also be charged.

Mentawai Charter Boat Crashes and Burns

Mentawai Charter Boat Crashes and Burns

Last friday, the surf charter boat Star Koat, an eighty-foot trad Indonesian wooden boat built in Sibolga for twelve passengers, ran aground while taking a short cut in the Mentawai’s deep south a little before eight pm, Beach Grit reported.

German Tourists Who Fell into Mt. Agung’s Crater in Bali Rescued

German Tourists Who Fell into Mt. Agung’s Crater in Bali Rescued

They were warned before starting their climb to use a local guide, but dismissed this advice and commenced the climb on their own. When they reached a height of 2,843 meters above sea level, Torge Sense slipped into the crater. His companions entered the crater and tried to help, but ended up also being caught in the crater and unable to climb out.

Video: Probably The Worst Drop in Ever

Video: Probably The Worst Drop in Ever

Dropping in someone is one of the worst sins a surfer can make, especially if it’s this bad. Sometimes they happen by accident occasionally… but when you’re screwing someone out of a barrel like this and risking knocking his head clean off in the process… you should probably rethink how you surf.