Ubudian

Ubudian 

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Ubudian posted on the thread Moving to Bali, Lovina on the Bali forum

Hmmm, I read his post as offering help as opposed to asking for help. You might well be right that he's asking for help Stumpy.

Ubudian posted on the thread Ubud Restaurants and food? on the Bali forum

In Ubud, there are tons and tons of great restaurants featuring authentic Indonesian food from all over the archipelago, and not just Bali. Seriously, listing them would take hours as there are so many. Just as good and at a fraction of the cost are the many street side warungs run by locals, (both Balinese locals and other Indonesian locals). If you look in during busy meal times and see a lot of Indonesians there, then that’s your clue. Spicy, or hot (pedas) is the norm here, so have no worries about that. Because of over the over saturation in the restaurant business here in Ubud, turnover is very high, so the challenge is more in finding a bad place to eat as opposed to a great place to eat. Do some internet searching and read current reviews as a starter, but keep in mind, it’s always the spontaneous and unplanned things about Bali that always remain the most cherished memories.

Ubudian posted on the thread Healer in Bali ! on the Bali forum

I’m sending you my regular e-mail address via private message. When your future travel plans have you coming to Bali, I’ll be happy at that time to provide you with specific contact details.

Ubudian posted on the thread Health Insurance on the Bali forum

Yes Ricky, they are insurance brokers, not an insurance company as the name suggests. The insurance companies they represent are Allianz, Zurich, Asuransi Rama and Assuransi Bintang. We have already discussed on this thread that premiums for medical insurance with Allianz are higher than with William Russell.

Ubudian posted on the thread Health Insurance on the Bali forum

Ricky, this thread is about health insurance (medical insurance) not life insurance or investment (annuity) products.

Ubudian posted on the thread Anything I Should Consider Bringing? on the Bali forum

Food can be a bit dicey at Ngurah Rai, but of course nothing like going into OZ with food. :( If vacuum sealed, no matter what it is, no problems. Some friends from Paris brought me a whole wheel of Brie de Meaux when visiting last year and that wasn’t an issue, but shortly after that other friends from San Francisco brought me six very thick butcher cut and butcher wrapped rib eye steaks. That was initially an issue, but customs eventually let them in. Carrefour generally has a pretty good selection of imported cheeses, but then again, it is expensive, so I would suggest you go for it and bring whatever you can carry.

Ubudian posted on the thread Anything I Should Consider Bringing? on the Bali forum

I’ll bet you’re pretty excited about your move to Bali next month. Here’s wishing you the best of luck with your move. If you enjoy top quality bed linens and towels, then yes, you would be better off bringing those with you. They can be found here in Bali, but they are more expensive than what you would pay back in OZ simply because the duty on imported textiles is very high (40% last I checked). Other things you might consider bringing with you are tools and cutlery. I have to say that Indonesian made tools are flat out junk and the same goes for cutlery. Once again, you can find top quality imported cutlery and tools here (Ace is the place) but also again, the prices are insane. Cheers and once again, good luck with your move.

Ubudian posted on the thread The world’s happiest country is Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

"I don't think anyone can say whether one country or another has the happiest people..." But you already agreed with your simple reply "yes" to Enny's original question..."do you agree with that?" And what is it that's so simple about your average Indonesian's "lifestyle?" :/

Ubudian posted on the thread The world’s happiest country is Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

"I have one thing less to worry about ... " Well then John, that's an excellent conclusion, as none of us want to have to worry about you worrying about us. :) BTW, you never did answer the very same question that Enny and I both asked you, "Have you ever been to Indonesia?"

Ubudian posted on the thread REGISTRATION PROCESS IN INDONESIA on the Indonesia forum

Non profits are called Yayasan here in Indonesia. You can start your research here: http://coropendekar212.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/establishing-foundation-in-indonesia-pendirian-yayasan-di-indonesia/ For further information, just Google under these key words, cara mendirikan yayasan di Indonesia but what comes up will be in Bahasa Indonesia. You are best advised to hire an attorney in undertaking the establishment of a Yayasan.

Ubudian posted on the thread Daily Motivation Words on the Indonesia forum

A great American President, Harry S. Truman, once said, “if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” BTW, that’s a bit more than a subtle hint. :dumbom: Mengerti?

Ubudian posted on the thread Daily Motivation Words on the Indonesia forum

I was totally kidding about durian, but you are a damn good tuna...always taking the bait! :D Wanna go fishing on your next visit to Bali? :lol:

Ubudian posted on the thread Recommendations on a good SUV on the Indonesia forum

Well, I won’t presume to speak for any sort of majority expats, but most of the ones I know would much rather put 500 million IDR into a few are of good property rather than 12 square inches of rubber meeting the road. But hey, what can I say? Some folks think driving a top brand new over priced SUV says something about themselves. Then, sooner or later, the money God, Kuvera, comes a calling! :whistle:

Ubudian posted on the thread The world’s happiest country is Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

John, we don't care who wrote the article, nor are we looking for some sort of scientific proof that Indonesians are the happiest folks on the planet. Those of us who live here, and are proud to call themselves Indonesian, know this to be true. BTW John, as much as you post on the Indonesia board, it begs the question..."have you ever been to Indonesia?" :cool: [Moderated: Off topic]