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  • ross1948 23:58 on October 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Dope Francis Spurns My Plan – Castelgandolfo, Open To Tourists, NOT 'Migrants!' 

    The old hypocrite in The Vatican has evidently decided to ignore my ever-helpful suggestion, made a few months ago…

    Don’t Let This Demented Old Alien Land in Lesbos! 

    …when I noted that  –  

    ‘The Old Argie has a cute little vacation cottage outside Rome, called Castel Gandolfo.



    Francis’ ‘summer residence‘ could handle hundreds while his palace in Rome could easily accommodate a thousand illegal undesirables…’




    Now we read that Dope Francis has visited the palace some 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Rome only a couple of times since his election in 2013, and has never spent the night there.


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    •  His predecessors John Paul II (1978-2005) and Benedict (2005-2013) often stayed at the site, which has been owned by the Holy See since 1596 and has expanded over the centuries to now sprawl over 55 hectares (135 acres)   https://www.thelocal.it/20161015/pope-francis-opens-castel-gandolfo-palace-to-public

    • That’s a lot of acres, about the size of the Perth County, Ontario, farm where I spent many happy boyhood years.

    • And even within the Castelgandolfo courtyard, I can easily envisage how much space there’d be for loads of illegals to establish a camp, maybe like this one in Paris.

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    • Hasil gambar untuk migrant filthy camp paris street
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    • Imagine the improvement if Dope designated the area inside those walls for the use of his beloved ‘migrants!’

    • But HH is instead opening the luxurious palace to tourists, with the interior housing a museum – no info on admission charges, alas!

    • No migrants to be housed indoors, then.

    • But while one can understand his presumed wish that the works of art exhibited not offend any jihadist fanatics among the horde, just as Red Renzi chose not to upset his sectarian guest in Rome last year…

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    • rome_statues

    • On the left, what the anti-democratic sectarians saw of the beautiful statue on the right


    Renzi was clearly keen to avoid offending his new business partner. The nude statues and sculptures in the museum were completely covered by large white boxes…  http://www.thelocal.it/20160126/nude-statues-covered-up-for-rouhanis-visit

     as a mark of respect…


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    Naked Truth? Renzi Belly-Crawls To Islamist Intolerance! 


    …how about all that lovely open countryside outside the palace walls?

    Just think how the view from Castel Gandolfo’s walls would be enhanced by the importation into those spacious fields of a few hundred Calais-type crimmigrants!


     Hasil gambar untuk migrant filthy camp

    Mind you, maybe the devout tourists would be scared off… 

    Family escape attack byCalais migrants who launched metal pole

    …and Heaven help the poor livestock on the pope’s organic farm, which houses cows, free-range hens, cockerels and pontifical bees.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-opens-private-summer-apartments-tourists-165634405.html

    Hasil gambar untuk free food meme









  • ross1948 11:37 on February 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    So Will Bigot Ba’asyir Be Unleashed, Since God’s On His Side? 

    So that nasty old bigot Abu Bakr Ba’asyir had Habib Rizieq, former Fuhrer of the IslamoNazi FPI (self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam’) testifying on his behalf during a review of his conviction for involvement in terrorist activity.


    • habib_rizieq_temui_hasyim_muzadi Rizieq
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    • Hundreds of FPI louts crowded around the scene of the hearing.

    “Free Bashir, he is not a terrorist!” one cried.

    Ba’asyir told the judges that based on Islamic rules, he was not guilty because he just carried out God’s orders.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/02/09/abu-bakar-ba-asyir-asks-court-be-fair-judging-his-guilt.html


    Time therefore to remind anyone who may have forgotten how vicious and intolerant the old beast is, captured on video, inciting violence against Australian tourists has been made public…




    In the video, Bashir urges those in the village to beat up tourists that disrespect Islamic ways, saying, “If there are infidels here, then beat them up. Do not tolerate them.” 

    Later in the sermon, he likens non-Muslims to crawling “worms, snakes, maggots.” He also says infidels ruin moral values by exposing their skin at the beach.

    Then he hammered home his hate-theme in words that expose his total rejection of the very concept of the Republic of Indonesia.

    “Take a look at Bali”, he said.


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    • Bali is overwhelmingly Hindu.

    NOT Islamic at all, so to demand that Islamic values be imposed on a Hindu island amounts to a sectarian assault NOT just on Aussie tourists but on almost the entire population of a non-Muslim province.  

    There’s a wider context that needs to be taken into account. Ba’asyir is hardly alone in his disrespect for Hindu culture and customs.

    Bali Hindu King – Don’t Kill Our Cows! Muslim ‘Scholars’ – Get Lost!! 

    .That wasn’t Ba’asyir, nor the FPI’s Rizieq, but the state-sponsored MUI, the so-called ‘scholars’ of the MUI.

    Dr. Shri I Gusti Ngurah Arya Wedakarna MWS III, President of  the Hindu Center Of Indonesia and also Majapahit King of Bali, was seeking to open some closed bigot minds to a key tenet of the Hindu creed.


    Bali’s King

    “In respect of Eid 2012, I urge Muslims to avoid cow slaughter as a sacrifice. Maybe cows could be replaced with other animals. This is important, because in Bali, the cow is a sacred animal, and is also believed to be the vehicle of Lord Shiva. And the majority of Balinese people are adherents of Shivaism,” he said.

    Muslims sacrifice animals at Idul Fitri, and most of them, for economic reasons, sacrifice goats. Here in Jakarta, cows too get the chop, but there’s absolutely no religious requirement to do so.  

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    • Anyone with even the tiniest knowledge of Hinduism, or even the tiniest respect for the multi-faith basis on which Indonesia was founded and is enshrined in its constitution, would have respected the king’s appeal.

    But ‘anyone’ in this context clearly did not include the MUI.

    The attitude of the Majapahit King of Bali to banning cow slaughter is damaging to tolerance in Indonesia, according to the Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Dr Amirsyah Tambunan. The Bali King has no appreciation of what Indonesia’s about..


    ‘Scholar’ Amirsyah


    Amirsyah said that free speech is a cherished thing in Indonesia. However, in the case of sacrifices, the King must respect the religious rights of Muslims.

    “In Islamic belief, slaughtering cows, goats and sheep is legal, whichever they can afford,” he said…“Other religions also have to respect Muslims (who believe cows are kosher )” he explained.   http://www.hidayatullah.com/read/25607/25/10/2012/mui:-sikap-raja-bali-melarang-qurban-sapi-menodai-toleransi-.html

    Yes, killing cows is legal, but NOT  obligatory. In other words, they can disrespect the Hindu faith, but Hindus had better kow-tow to theirs.

    If these bigots merely made such crass intolerant declarations, okay, most people would simply dismiss their outbursts as benighted arrogance and ignore them. However, as I say, the MUI is sponsored, funded, by the Indonesian Government. And their intolerance is enforced by that government’s security forces.


    Cops – “Islamist ‘Scholars’ Can Veto Religious Liberty” \


     ‘Adam Created By Angel?” Islamist ‘Scholars’Call the Cops

    The idea of debating matters of faith and religious observance – which most sane people would regard as a hall-mark of any civilised society – is alien to Islamist fanatics.


    Maybe they’re incapable of theological argument.

    Or maybe they just feel the rest of us have no right to challenge their sectarian diktats, a mind-set perfectly exemplified by Amidhan, MUI’s top man, a couple of years ago…


    Amidhan-MUI-2011 Amidhan


    …when he told people who felt non-Muslims should not have to comply with Islamist demands at Ramadhan.. 

     Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Don’t Complain if You’re Attacked!” 

    And don’t let’s forget this fine fanatic fellow!


    Syamsul Maarif,  General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta


    “If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.

    Jakarta Islamist ‘Scholars’ – Adultery, Co-Habiting? Stoning and Whipping! 

    So don’t for a moment think that Ba’asyir’s thinking is unusually freakish,not here, not these days.

    Cikeusik Anniversary Looms, D-Day for Indonesian Innocents! 

    Indonesia faces a real danger – not so much creeping but galluping shariah.   Creeping Shariah,’ Warns Prof. Muhammed, As Jakarta Dims! 

    What’s happened this month in Bangka illustrates this process all too horribly, and I’m glad so many decent Indonesians, including many honourable Muslims, agree. 

    It is shocking that government officials always give in to the demands of hardline groups. There is a paradox in the way the government works so hard to eradicate terrorism, but gives free reign to those groups opposing pluralism and diversity.  http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2016/02/10/314743742/Depriving-Ahmadiyah-of-Their-Rights

    • Wulan 13:08 on February 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      He is not on god’s side so why will god be on his side.


  • ross1948 22:45 on June 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Tunis Terror, One Pig Dead – Will Brussels Plead For His Comrade? 

    Over two dozen innocent tourists on a Tunisian beach murdered in cold blood by jihadist scum, rounding off a nightmare day. One of the pigs who launched the attack was shot dead by police, but at least one other has been taken into custody.


    We know that any satanics captured and convicted for the French atrocity this morning will never get what they deserve, not from the courts, at least. There’s no more guillotine nowadays.

    But non-European nations often still grasp the idea of justice, so there IS a possibility any savages caught by Tunisian police may face the death penalty, if they’re found guilty of participation in the mass-murder spree.

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    • gallows
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    • Capital punishment has regrettably not been used for some considerable time, but if the country wants to show tourists it cares for their safety, maybe common sense will return and they’ll start stringing up swine again.

    So what will the European Commission have to say about that, if it comes to pass?


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    • Juncker and his knee-jerk fellow-commissars in Brussels have made it embarrassingly clear there’s no filthy blood-stained brute in the world they won’t bleat for. They’ll assail the ears of Tunisia’s authorities, no stone unturned to save the life of vermin who commit heinous crimes against innocents.
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    • And the same Euro-Creeps are busily importing thousands more primitives, heedless of the plain truth that many among the bludger hordes are after more than benefits.

    Hell, even when they were aboard their crimmigrant cargo vessels, they had begun their sectarian pogroms.  Refugees Drowned for Being Christian – The Daily Beast

  • ross1948 09:20 on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Monopoli Taksi Bali? Ayo, Pak Presiden – Smash The Ngurah Rai Racket! 

    Taksi_blue_bird  \

    Bluebirds are usually reliably metered


    The disgusting rip-off fares charged by many of the taxi-drivers who hang about Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are back in the news again, a report from that useful Bali website confirming that the monopoly exploiting arrivals there are demanding sums substantially higher than the cost of a metered-taxi traveling the same distance.http://www.balidiscovery.com.




    Some of you may be wondering if this rapacity could be perpetrated with impunity unless there were powerful backing from somebody higher up the ranks of airport power. And if so, why are the cops not raiding the airport and rounding up the scurvy knaves responsible?

    Angkasa Pura I, the managers of the Bali Airport, have granted an exclusive monopoly to the Ngurah Rai Taxi Cooperative…

    ...despite such a monopoly arrangement and any limitation on free trade being expressly forbidden by the anti-monopoly law No. 5 of 1999.

    I addressed my headline to President Jokowi because I’m still convinced he’s a decent man at heart, despite much of the nonsense which has emerged from both his ministers and the DPR (parliament) here. I appreciate that a government as indifferent as the current one seems to be ( to tourism as an industry ) may not be overly concerned about the plight of innocent travellers who only want to enjoy a relaxing trip to Bali…Bingung Buaaanget! – Gimana Minum Bir Di Bali? 

    …but surely a word from Palace to Police about corruption  – and/or coercion by cabbies  – would not be too much to ask.

    … in addition, those using the taxis in late evening hours are coerced by drivers to pay even more than the already-high posted fares. 


    • c7f1d-day11-evildead2 A rip-off ratbag cabbie?
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    • One passenger told Tribun-Bali.com that a trip from the Airport to the nearby Dewi Ruci Monument costs Rp. 120,000 (US$9.25), a price substantially higher than what a taxi using a meter would charge. 
    That’s bloody outrageous.
    I’ve posted on this again and again.    

    Bali Cops Corral ‘Gypsy’ Cabs – So When Will The ‘Regulars’ Charge Fair Fares? 

    Beautiful Bali’s Criminal Cabbies – Warning! 

    If you walk past the sleazy ratbags soliciting huge sums, as far as the exit from the airport, you can get a decent cabbie who will either have a meter, like the usually good Bluebirds, or will bargain with you. 

    One expatriate resident of Bali wrote to Bali Update to complain of a “Taxi Mafia” where air passengers arriving on late flights discover that the Ngurah Rai Taxi Booth is closed and the lack of a signage listing the approved tariffs to various destinations. The same reader said taxis standing by late at night demand a fare of Rp 350,000 (US$27) or more for a ride to nearby Legian.


    Rp.50,000 is a fair fare to Legian or Kuta. Get a taxi outside the rip-off zone. Give him a tip (10 %) and he’ll be happy enough.

    But that’s not so easy if you have a bunch of kids and all that luggage.

    And here’s the rub. They recently allowed, at last, a proper airport bus service. 


    sarbagita bus

    Seemingly by design, passengers who opt to avoid the taxis and take theTrans Sarbagita Bus System are compelled to walk a distance of more than 500 meters to wait an indeterminate amount of time for the next bus to depart.


    • JazPen 11:31 on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      How true.
      There used to be a public angkot-type bus went along that airport road, under 5000 to Kuta, but I haven’t seen one for a while.
      Those airport taxis are sharks.


  • ross1948 00:00 on March 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    ‘Creeping Shariah,’ Warns Prof. Muhammed, As Jakarta Dims! 

    ‘Creeping shariah!’ 

    That’s how an Indonesian Professor of Islamic Studies, named Muhammed Ali, describes the demented decree against beer sales in minimarts, which we have railed about before.

    Bali Beer Ban Looms – Why Pander to Intolerance? 


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    Luckily for the Prof, he teaches at the University of California. Otherwise he might be at risk of unwelcome attention from the IslamoNazi thug gangs. The same sectarian louts we’ve shown you before but show you again today.


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    • The same bigot hoodlums whose violence taints both the creed they claim to represent and the reputation of this otherwise lovely country. Their hooligan antics were mentioned by one of Jakarta’s senior Islamic ‘scholars,’ Amidhan, when he said –

    Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Don’t Complain if You’re Attacked!” 

    Amidhan-MUI-2011 Amidhan


    Nor is Amidhan the only one of his kind who thinks like that.

    Islamist ‘Scholars’ Disown Thuggery – But We Gotta Behave! 

    Thanks be the real Muslim scholar-man in California takes a more perceptive view of what’s going on. 

    “This is creeping shariah, slow but steady, using legal and constitutional means,” said Ali. 

    • jokowi
    • The Jakarta Globe blames President Jokowi, since this intolerant diktat runs counter to the pro-business messages he presented while campaigning for office last year.

    But it’s not only intolerant!

    It’s heedless of its consequences, driving otherwise law-abiding people to seek out more accessible, and cheaper, alternatives, the hooch that kills, sold in back-street dives. The Jakarta Globe quotes Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes – “There is also the risk of illicit alcohol growing again, and that is in nobody’s interest.”

    But who’s concerned in the corridors of power?


    Rachmat Gobel


    The above very well-fed man is the Minister who issued the diktat, and it sounds like he has a low opinion of us foreigners –   “Tourism is not a problem. Do we want to protect Indonesian citizens or tourists?”

    A rational government would wish to protect both, I’d have thought.

    Anyway, Gobel evidently has not much interest in giving his fellow-citizens the right to shop for a cold beer on a hot day! Like today, tonight even, and I have just finished the second bottle whilst relaxing at home – no need to go out, after two seriously enjoyable parties during the week! 

    We can still go shopping for our ale, to the big hypermarkets, but that can be a lengthy trek. It’s much easier to walk five mins to Indomaret or Alfamart.

    bc4fa-malciputragrogol Mal Ciputra aka Citraland

    Curiously, I was in Mal Ciputra earlier today, searching vigorously in the Hero store for a couple of bottles to enjoy with my tv viewing tonight. It used to be found beside the soft drinks and similar stuff, but no longer.

    I had to ask an assistant. She pointed to the area behind the cashier in the corner, and there was the beer, segregated beside the cigarettes, a sanctum of sin. 




    Thus the bright, lively city of Jakarta grows dimmer.

    Hard to understand why the government wants to make a cheerful nation gloomy, but I guess there are electoral debts owed.

    However, there are grounds for optimism, albeit in unsatisfactory ways, according to an English academic, who of course doesn’t live here in Indonesia, and, while aware of the vigilante terrorism, perhaps underestimates its pervasive nature. He reckons that old-fashioned sloppy enforcement and corruption will see us through. 

    “This is purely the politics of symbols,” he said.


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    • But in most cases, the poor little minimarts have already stopped selling. I tried three minimarts along Fatmawati a month or more ago, to get a carry-out for a party – no joy!
    • Scared of raids by rabids?
    • The white-shirt boot-boys are rarely arrested by the cops – inexplicably, after around twenty officers were injured in an IslamoNazi riot in downtown Jakarta late last year – and there are a lot of those white-shirt rats crawling around the city gutters.  .

    Those of us who had hoped SBY’s departure from the State Palace and the inauguration of Jokowi would mean an end to IslamoNazi intimidation are undergoing an agonising reappraisal of our optimism.


  • ross1948 19:18 on March 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Breaking News – Armed Savages Open Fire on Tunisia Parliament! 

    Tunisia has been one of the most civilised and successful survivors of the Arab Spring.

    Despite Islamist intolerance rearing its extremely ugly head, the small country has recently held elections and got a government that’s opposed to the evil fanaticism we’ve seen next door in Libya.


    Look Who Won Tunisia’s Election! 

      NORMAL Tunisian women!


    And anytime you see newsreel images of the country, the women, mostly, are attractively dressed, no repulsive head-shrouding. A minor issue, you may say, but it’s generally indicative of how advanced a nation is.

    But tonight, just in, news that ‘three gunmen’ have attacked the elected assembly in Tunis. No IDs yet, but am willing to bet it’s the Forces of Darkness trying to make a come-back. Gunmen ‘take hostages’ in attack on Tunisia parliament Telegraph.co.uk

    I hope the security forces terminate the SOBs with extreme prejudice.

    Postscript several hours later.

    It now turns out that satanists aka jihadists were indeed responsible for an outrage much worse than we first realised. Innocent foreign and Tunisian visitors to the big museum in Tunis have been murdered. ISIS has apparently praised the pigs who committed the crimes.

    Let’s hope Tunisia follows Jordan’s admirable example, takes however many terrorists they may have behind bars straight to the nearest yard and executes them without delay. 

    • Terry 11:10 on March 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I was in Tunisia a few years before they had their ‘Spring.’ A lovely country and hospitable people.Amd you’re right about the women, at least in the cities, none of them cowelled or looking like something out of Bible stories.
      It’s tragic the way these Islamists only want to destroy, anything goes so long as they get their way. I am all for your ideas, or Jordan’s ideas, on what should be done with them..


  • ross1948 00:02 on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: admission fees, , Besaki, , , , , tourists, vandlaism   

    Bali Discriminates? No Complaints, Except – Still – About Besaki! 

    So the Balinese have plans to charge foreign visitors more when visiting provincial tourist locations?

    What’s to object to?

    It’s already done at Borobudur.

    borobudur-main-entrance Borobudur

    And it is, paradoxically, fair.

    If Bali wants to make money, it has to price its heritage sites in such a way as to pay for their upkeep. If they charge, say, ten bucks, for everyone, then how can a poor local family afford to see their own country’s cultural heritage? But ten bucks to a Japanese or Aussie tourist is a not unreasonable price to pay.

    If the charge for all is fifty cents, which poor Indonesians can afford, it’ll take a lot of foreign visitors to cover proper administration and maintenance of the sites.

    Bali people deserve applause for aesthetic appreciation.

    In Java, we’ve seen Islamist ignoramuses doing all they can to destroy their own rich history. See – Blasting Borobudur? ISIS, Enemies of Civilisation!  and  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/ignorant-islamist-bigots-attack-indonesias-heritage-java-statues-wrecked/ 


    patung-bima-purwakarta FUI savages amok in Java


    Sadly, some of the foreigners who visit Bali are as ignorant, though not as moronic, as the FUI malignants.

    Sadly, some tourists never go to see any historical or architectural marvels. They go to bars and discos. (I like both, marvels and nightlife!)

    The bad side of the Bali news is not the price differential, but, as the head of the revenue section of the Provincial Government, I Made Santha, said “this will (only) be applied at tourist objects owned by the province.”  http://www.balidiscovery.com/messages/message.asp?Id=11617


     Bajra Sandhi


    The report mentions a couple of those, namely the Monument of the People’s Struggle (Bajra Sandhi) and Taman Budaya, both located in downtown Denpasar.

    But I fear that list does NOT include the Great Temple of Besaki.




    It is a fine sight to see, but almost every visitor I’ve ever met who’s gone there has been appalled by the scavengers who control it, scurvy layabouts who seek to extort tourists of any and every nationality.

    The whole area is immersed in a rip-off mentality, all the more offensive since it is a place of worship.

    The Governor should clamp down!


  • ross1948 00:14 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: airport taxis, , gypsy cabs, , tourists   

    Bali Cops Corral ‘Gypsy’ Cabs – So When Will The ‘Regulars’ Charge Fair Fares? 

    More odd news from Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport!

    Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Illegal taxis, gypsy taxis, Ngurah Rai International Airport, Operasi Pekat, Herry Sikado
    Click Image to Enlarge

    It seems the police in bali are staging a crack-down on so-called ‘gypsy’ taxis.

    I’m not sure what the term means, but presumably they’re after ordinary Balinese who reckon they can make a fast buck by picking up arrivals.

    I honestly have never been approached by cars without some sort of cab sign, but many a time – as reported previously – I have done the sensible thing and walked out through the gates of the airport compound. The aim of that short stroll is always to avoid the outrageous fares quoted by the rip-off drivers allowed to lurk at the building’s exit where tourists and other travellers emerge after deplaning.

    Any poor pilgrim who has too many bags, or kiddies, to walk a hundred yards or two, will get taken for a hundred thousand just to get taken to Kuta, or Legian.


    Kuta Square Bali

    • The cabbies beyond the perimeter will happily settle for Rp.50K.

    A no-brainer.

    If you are unencumbered, you take the walk and pay half what the others pay.


    I’m not saying visitors to the Isle of the Gods ought to jump into any old vehicle that rattles up hopefully. When last in London, I heard some ghastly stories of ‘pirate’ cabs there, whose drivers committed serious crimes against innocents who boarded them.

    Common sense is something you shouldn’t leave at home when you go on vacation.

    But it would be nice if the cops, or some authority interested in the welfare of the thousands of people who fly into Bali every week, would bust the racket which allows grossly unfair fares to be charged as soon as those people step out of Ngurah Rai’s automatic doors. 



    • JazPen 11:58 on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Have to agree with you, Ross, the prices the favoured taxis, the ones allowed to wait at that exit door, ask tourists to pay really are an insult. I would never use them.
      Also worth mentioning that most hotels will lay on send a car or minibus for you.


    • Ita 10:08 on March 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      This is all exactly true like you say.
      The Bali airport taksi monopoly is bad for all tourists foreigner and we Indonesians..


  • ross1948 10:39 on January 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , mini-markets, , tourists, Tutum Rahanta   

    Bali Beer Ban Looms – Why Pander to Intolerance? 


    Last week I cheered Jakarta Governor Ahok’s stand against the fanatics who want to ban beer from all those handy little mini-markets that seem to sprout on every other corner of the capital.


    ahok Ahok


    Alas, I spoke to soon. His stand, for sanity and free choice, has been over-ruled by the national government, which, in a move which makes no sense at all, is set to enforce a blanket-ban, NATIONWIDE!


    Indonesia to Outlaw Sale of Alcohol at Minimarkets and Convenience Stores Effective April 16, 2015.


    Rachmat Gobel


    This antedeluvian decree emerges from the office of one of President Jokowi’s team, Rachmat Gobel, who’s a big business tycoon himself, so ought to have some grasp of the modern world.

    But it’s not just his whim – it’s endorsed both by parliament and government, heedless of the inconvenience and annoyance it will cause among the many tourists from Australia (and elsewhere) who like to buy a few bottles to drink on the beach or on their hotel balconies in Bali.

    • chill-out-relaxing-polar-bear-poster
    • And all the Indonesians and foreign residents, like me, who enjoy sitting in their front- or back-yards with a six-pack of a weekend arvo. No more ten minute walk for supplies – instead, a lengthy trip to a distant hypermarket. 


    • bintang
    • —————————–
    • No wonder that Tutum Rahanta, vice-chairman of the Indonesian Retail Association (Aprindo), said he regretted the Minister’s decision..

    “These retail outlets sell alcoholic beverages to meet the needs of foreign tourists,” said Tatum.  http://www.balidiscovery.com

    In fact, the sale of these needful products was already hedged around with all kinds of restrictions, some sensible, others less so.

    fpibatam Sectarian sticky-beaks disrupt normal folks’ fun


    But this outright verbot will only please the white-shirt gangsters who have long hit the headlines here for their vigilante vandalism against anywhere that offers simple pleasures like a cold Bintang on a sultry evening.


    And those intolerant uptights will only be happy when total prohibition is imposed.

    April 16th  – a dark day for Indonesia.

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