Ubudian

Ubudian 

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Ubudian posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

"Everyone is concentrating on blowing them up in the Middle East, so they could have a few years in Indonesia and Malaysia before "the west" even noticed."

I can't speak for Malaysia, but here in Indonesia they would be very well noticed.   ;)

Ubudian posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

Hailey, I've been thinking about you and wondering if you are getting on OK with the huge demonstrations going on.  What I heard on the news today was somewhat troubling, in that the demonstrators are saying that if the HK executive does not leave his office by Thursday that they will start to occupy public buildings.  That sounds dicey. 

Do be careful if things get out of hand! 

Cheers, Roy

Ubudian posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

I don't know Tom.  My brother in law who is a long time sitting Bali Provincial DPRD member is of the mind that if SBY issues the Perpu, (regulation), which is in his power to do, then the Provinces will most probably be left to decide how their governors are elected...i.e., by Jakarta (which makes no sense) or the Provinces. 

For certain, Bali will not accept any governors not elected by the people of Bali.

Ubudian posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

The elephant in the room, you know, that big animal that's hard to ignore, but seems to be ignored in current discussion, is that if this does in fact play out, it will very likely pave the way towards autonomy, or possibly even independence of some provinces…one in particular I can think of!   :top:

Jokowi is putting a solid face in the midst of all of this:

http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2014/09/29 … ays-Jokowi

In any event, with the weakening IDR, it's time to make hay.

Ubudian posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

I think American attitudes on Islam (Fox News not withstanding) are changing again now that they see other parts of the Islamic world standing up and saying, “enough of this BS in the name of Islam” and doing something about it, like shooting the bums and dropping bombs on their heads.

I also believe that the vast majority of Americans don’t have any issue with the vast majority of Muslims, but they were tired of only lip service being paid.  Proactive butt kicking gets a lot of respect in America.  Heck, we’re damn good at it!   ;)

Ubudian posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

Any of those bums get caught in my neck of the woods the locals will be cutting off a lot more than the head on their shoulder, so all those virgins in heaven waiting for them will be wasted!   :D

Ubudian posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

Folks who start getting nervous about ISIS would benefit from reading up on recent Indonesian history, specifically how they deal with these animals...for example Amrozi and his two comrades (Bali bombers) shot by firing squad and more recently the TNI hunt down and killing of Noordin Top in Java.  Top was a high level terrorist mastermind (a Malaysian), and was handled in just the same manner as the US dealt with Bin Laden...no questions, just kill the SOB. 

Personally, I feel more comfortable here in Indonesia in so far as risk of being caught up in a terrorist attack than if in the UK or the US.

Ubudian posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

I hope everyone watched, and listened closely to President Obama’s speech delivered less than 12 hours ago to the UN General Assembly.

ISIS is simply not going to be tolerated at any level, and they will be ferreted out and destroyed like the rabid rats that they are. 

In discussing Islam and how ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, Obama even mentioned the great country of Indonesia as one predominantly Muslim country that totally understands this.

My gut tells me that we are at a watershed moment, a time when the Islamic world and the non Islamic world will finally find understanding and peace with each other.

Ubudian posted on the thread Looking for souveniers on the Indonesia forum

Personally, I prefer markets over air conditioned malls.  They are much more interesting!

How about checking out Pasar Pabean...assuming of course the original question relates to shopping for souvenirs in Surabaya.

It's been a good few years since I've been there, and hopefully that market is still alive and well, and has not gone the way of the pasar kupu kupu malam!   :o   (Just kidding).

Ubudian posted on the thread visa puzzle- living in Bali long term on the Bali forum

By licensed visa agent, from what I’m told, that means a legit business (as with PT Bali Ide) and as opposed to a "free lance" operator. 

Sponsors of visas for foreigners take on a certain level of responsibility for those they sponsor.  BTW, that is exactly why I always tell my Balinese friends to not be so willing to sponsor a sosbud visa for a foreigner.  Inherent with that is the idea that an established firm that handles visa matters for foreigners is going to use some due diligence if for no other reason than to protect their own business.   

But for sure, it’s 100% legal.

Ubudian posted on the thread visa puzzle- living in Bali long term on the Bali forum

Tom, that was my visa arrangement far before I was able to do the retirement visa, and then the KITAP.   PT Bali Ide was my sponsor and it sure beat having to leave Bali every 6 months for a visa run.

Ubudian posted on the thread visa puzzle- living in Bali long term on the Bali forum

Luke, assuming this fellow used a hak pakai lease, then the family of the deceased land owner, named in the hak milik and hak pakai would be legally bound to the hak pakai lease and would have to wait until the duration of the lease ended.  In essence, the hak mililk land certificate is bound to the hak pakai lease, and it is equal in terms of all land right, permission to build and use (within zoning restrictions), with the exception that the land is not outright owned by the lessee.  The hak pakai lease is the most legally proven and able to stand up in court method of a foreigner enjoying all rights of property “ownership” but with a time certain limit, and that is generally regarded to not exceed two 25 year lease periods.  A hak pakai is not considered property per se and therefore cannot be passed on by way of a last will and testament. 

Tom, yes, beyond the retirement KITAS for those 55 and over, a single person can still have a KITAS (12 month) using a licensed visa agent as their sponsor so long as they can show residency (prior sosbud/60 day visas renewed and continuous time in Indonesia), and means of financial support.

Ubudian posted on the thread visa puzzle- living in Bali long term on the Bali forum

“…since both of you are not Indonesian , nor legally married, nor one of you employed by International company here in Indonesia . it is almost impossible to live here in Bali for long term and apply for KITAS ( Kartu Ijin TInggal Sementara / temporary resident card ).”

I’m sorry, but that is not true.  Plenty of single foreigners live on Bali and not employed by any international company with a KITAS visa.  Actually, most any of the better known visa agents are more than happy to sponsor a foreigner for a KITAS visa. 

“Few people might suggest you to rent a long term lease property or make investment here in Bali in order so you can get your KITAS.”

Obviously a temporary resident visa will not be issued to a foreigner without a steady residence.  Also, a KITAS is not required for a foreigner to take a long term rental.

“I meet with this India Guy in Immigrations office in Denpasar, Bali and he almost have tears in his eyes cause when he tried to extend his 1 years visa, using his Indonesian sponsorship from the previous one, he( the sponsor ) was no where to be found. I  Feel very sorry for him  and hope he find a new sponsor.”

Hah!  With all the visa agents that hang out every day at Kantor Imigrasi, I am shocked that none of them jumped at the chance to sponsor him. 

All that being said, I do agree with you 100% that using a local to be your “nominee” for a land purchase, regardless of how long you’ve known them, is a very risky proposition, and in fact, there is absolutely no valid reason to use an Indonesian sponsor.  Moreover, more and more Balinese are refusing to sell their land these days…only leasing it out…and that is a good thing! 

Cheers!

Ubudian posted on the thread visa puzzle- living in Bali long term on the Bali forum

So, why does your profile say, "Want to move to Thailand" when you have all these plans for life on Bali?

On your next trip, why not hang around the Canggu Club and mingle with other expats that are sending their kids to school in that area?

In my mind I am using "family business" to mean those businesses owned by one spouse Indonesian and the other spouse something else than Indonesian.

I know several folks in Bali who fit this perfectly...owning restaurants, a small hotel and jewelry  manufacturing and they've all put aside the KITAS and Work Permit for a KITAP.   The monetary savings are significant.

Ubudian posted on the thread visa puzzle- living in Bali long term on the Bali forum

"We want to rent for a year and then look at buying and yes we have a good friend her is Balinse."

By that do you mean that you plan on using her as a nominee on your land title (Hak Milik)?

If so, I strongly urge you to think again, and pursue a Hak Pakai lease situation only.

Ubudian posted on the thread Nursing in BIMC on the Bali forum

Foreign doctors and nurses, dentists or anyone in the field of medical arts cannot administer medical care in Indonesia.  There are some exceptions as with the group of Australian doctors that arrived right after the first Bali bombing, and there are medical education exchange programs in place.

Personally I have found the Indonesian doctors, dentists and nurses that I've dealt with over the past 16 years to be quite good.

Ubudian posted on the thread a dentist on Bali on the Bali forum

"yep, Bali did look and feel like an Australian colony to me."

That totally depends on where in Bali you are Yuri.  Legian/Kuta...absolutely, and it's been that way for years, thus the name, "little Oz" for that area.

Just a few points...

While I've never used Peter myself, I know several Australians who have, and with no problems. 

As for the land certificate (Hak Milik) not being in your hands bundyrum, that's not so unusual as after all, it isn't your name on the Hak Milik that is shown as the land owner.