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Miss World In Bali

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The Miss World Contest started yesterday and will now be conducted entirely on the island of Bali. The contest opened on Sunday and later rounds were due to take place in and around Jakarta, with the winner originally set to be crowned at a venue outside the capital on September 28. Indonesia said on Saturday [...]

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Boom Boom Bar In Ubud

Ubud has always been known as a quiet retreat where visitors go to kick back, relax and get away from it all.  It is nothing like the beach side areas of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak where the hundreds of clubs and bars are alive until early hours of the morning. Only a couple of short [...]

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Ceremony For Coman’s New House

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Coman has been working hard over the past few months building his new house in his family compound in Tabanan.  The house is almost complete, but they cannot live in it until they have a ceremony to bless the house. Early in June the family and a few guests were invited to join the blessing [...]

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Bali Visitors Fingerprinted

Airport Delays Expected As Authorities Introduce Fingerprinting Of Tourists (17/4/2010) The Jakarta Globe carries the news that visitors to Bali can now expect yet another delay in the notoriously long lines at customs and immigration at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport with the introduction of a mandatory fingerprinting for tourist visitors. The head of immigration’s sub [...]

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Eat Pray Love Trailer

The movie Eat Pray Love starring Julie Roberts is due for release in August 2010.  It was filmed in Italy, India and Bali during 2009.  The filming in Bali took place on various parts of the island in September and October 2009. The movie is a big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling book “Eat Pray [...]

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Can’t Find Julia

It has been reported that Julia Roberts is in Bali for the filming of Eat Pray Love.  Everyone is quite sure she is here, but no-one has seen her. A village north of Ubud was overtaken by a film production crew on Friday and Saturday, but roads were closed and the security was very tight.  [...]

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Tight Security for Julia Roberts

Security is expected to be extremely tight when Julia Roberts comes to Bali for the filming of the Movie “Eat Pray Love”. During the filming in India, India eNews reported that she had 350 security personnel, including police and private security guards. Almost 350 security men, bulletproof cars and a chopper too – that’s what [...]

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Are Australians Computer Literate?

I thought that Australians were fairly computer literate. That was until I was given this list of Australian computer terminology. LOG ON:          Adding wood to make the Barbie hotter. LOG OFF:          Not adding any more wood to the Barbie. MONITOR:           Keeping an eye on the Barbie. DOWNLOAD:       [...]

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Ubud Pothole Update

The pothole in the Ubud Main Road that first appeared in early July is being repaired.  10 days after it appeared an excavator was brought in to find the problem.  After digging a hole 8 metres deep, 8 metres wide and 20 metes long, the cause is quite clear.  There is a river running under [...]

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Krakatoa Back From the Dead

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Some stunning pictures of Krakatoa have been captured by an amateur photographer.  Krakatoa lies between Sumatra and Java and in 1883 killed 36,000 people when it blew up. More pictures can be found at Nine MSN.

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