New to it all...

#1 21 February 2013 03:59:44

solsouthgate
solsouthgate
Canguu

New to it all...

Hey there all,

I'm just posting for some friendly advice, I've been to bali and indonesia 6times but always to travel and surf, so I've always short term rented etc. This is my first time on a KITAS. I've just taken a job in Kuta for the fore seeable future and need to get a pad and a bike etc.

Im wanting to buy a second hand bike privately rather than from a dealer and I would also like to get a place in or near Canggu, do you have any advice?

Company's to contact or people, and or some kind of round robin style magazine for Expats for buying things etc!?

Would be great to even meet a couple of people living in Bali that fancy being welcoming! I know its not hard to make friends in Bali but it would be nice to maybe meet a few like minded, young people doing similar things and living permanently.

I fully understand if you dont have the time to reply, anything would be helpful many thanks,

Sol

solsouthgate[at]gmail.com

#2 21 February 2013 04:04:33

audi6irl
audi6irl
Jakarta

Re: New to it all...

Its not a gd idea to buy from private because the bike usually comes as is...no guaratees so if problems come up in regards to the machine, etc. U will SOL. U can prob buy a used bike from the dealers too & they might offer guarantee on it still & maybe free maintenance care too. U should ask about this. Hope this helps ! :-)

#3 21 February 2013 04:45:18

Ubudian
Ubudian
Ubud, Bali

Re: New to it all...

Welcome to Bali and good luck with your new job in Kuta. 

As for a good expat newspaper which is excellent for finding places to stay and to buy things, get a copy (it's free) of the tabloid bi-weekly newspaper called The Bali Advertiser.  You can find it all over Bali...in shops, restaurants and bars.

Speaking of bars, it's almost noon!  :lol:

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