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Staying Safe in Bali

Staying Safe in Bali

Unfortunately Bali is in the news for all the wrong reasons more and more often of late. There’s the more typical issues that come with concreting over paradise — over-development, pollution and trash disposal and, of course, the traffic — but there are also more troubling issues such as a rise in petty crime, theft, druggings and corruption.

5 Reasons Why Banning of Alcohol in Indonesia Makes No Sense

5 Reasons Why Banning of Alcohol in Indonesia Makes No Sense

In January 2015, the Ministry of Trade’s legislation banned convenience stores around the nation from selling alcoholic drinks, in hope that this would curb underage locals (especially school kids) from divulging in the act of alcoholic indulgence.

Where Will Surfers Go When Bali Bans Alcohol?

Where Will Surfers Go When Bali Bans Alcohol?

A proposed ban on alcohol in Indonesia, which could see surfers deserting its dream island of Bali in droves, might have positive knock-on effects for emerging surfing hot-spots elsewhere.

Alcohol Ban May Increase Illegal Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol Ban May Increase Illegal Alcohol Consumption

A controversial bill on alcohol prohibition poses a serious threat to public health and safety as it will lead to rising consumption of illegal alcohol, like the oplosan (bootleg liquor) that recently killed the people who drank it, according to a study revealed on Friday, quoted from thejakartapost.com.

Third Methanol Poisoning Victim Dies

Third Methanol Poisoning Victim Dies

Reports have emerged of a third victim who has allegedly died as a result of methanol poisoning caused by drinking tainted alcohol in a Kuta bar.

Import Tax on Alcohol Increase to 150%

Import Tax on Alcohol Increase to 150%

The Indonesian Finance Ministry today put into effect a new import duty system that could lead to dramatic increases in the price of alcoholic drinks in Indonesia.

Two Tourists Dead From Methanol Poisoning in Bali

Two Tourists Dead From Methanol Poisoning in Bali

They were drinking at a club called Oscar in the Legian area. Police have been questioning the club owner, bartender, waitress, and one other witness. One of the victims is a Russian national, and the other is an Indonesian citizen from the city of Medan in Sumatra.