THE FRUGAL BALINIST

Razia Zebra Gabungan! Big police road blocks will be occurring every day around Bali from 9 am-12 pm, 2 pm-5 pm and 8 pm-12 am. Not just a few cops as in your regular razia spot checks, but multi-personnel checkpoints all across the nation will be set up on major roads checking for payment of […]

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THE FRUGAL BALINIST

Old Car Immunity. Our ancient, dinged up and scraped 2001 Kijang is King of the Road when it comes to right of way. Because so few people are covered by car insurance, motorists who have bought spanking new cars are deathly afraid of their precious gleaming chariot being dented or scratched. They frantically blow their […]

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August 15, 2018

Unplug with flip phone! For people who only need to call or text, use a flip phone which is smaller (fits easily into pockets), is more durable, has a built in holster, is simple to operate with one hand, costs millions of rupiah less than a smartphone (even if it breaks or gets lost, it’s […]

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July 18, 2018

Heat Relief. Bali’s dry hot season is May to September with sunny days and an average temperature of 31 degrees C. *Super-economical ceiling fans cost little to run and make the temperature feel as much as four degrees cooler. *Blinds (kerai) are another very effective and easy to install means of cooling down interior spaces. […]

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June 20, 2018

TED Ed. With millions of channels, You Tube is the biggest media platform in the world. Devoted to products, how-to, personalities and educational subjects that are often aggregated into “verticals” containing similar content. The Ted Ed channel features an ever growing library of video collaborations between talented educators and animators that is highly rated by […]

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May 23, 2018

U.S. Citizens Corner. Low income U.S. vets and their families are eligible for a non-service connected supplemental tax-free monetary benefit under “Aid & Attendance” on the Veteran’s Administration website. You must be honorably discharged, over 65 and served at least 90 days during the Vietnam war era (but not necessarily in combat). The application process […]

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April 25, 2018

Bali Car Boot. Don’t make the mistake of parking your car all night on Ubud’s main road, Jl. Raya Ubud. Aimed to ease traffic congestion, parking on a number of the town’s traffic arteries such as Jl. Cok Sudarsana, Jl. Hanoman and Jl. Monkey Forest Ubud is now illegal. This new rule also applies to […]

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March 28, 2018

Boost your power! Adding more power (daya) to your existing electrical service is not difficult to arrange and doesn’t take much time. A certified PLN contractor needs to do the installation. He will work for PT. Adi Putra, CV. Karya Mulya, CV. Karya Indah Teknik CV. Pancar Electric Kusuma Teknik, CV. Maha Putra Engineering CV. […]

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February 28, 2018

Travel Mask. Been to Jakarta, Chiang Mai or Siem Reap lately? Face masks are now essential for travel in the unhealthy polluted cities of S.E. Asia as well around the Mt. Agung danger zone. Extreme air pollution can damage the mucosa and lead to a bacterial infection. High quality masks are available online. Lazada sells […]

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January 31, 2018

Affordable organic. Canggu Shop sells healthy, fresh food at low prices (Rp26,000-Rp96,000): dried fruit, nuts, seeds, local cheese, coconut sugar, coconut flakes, homemade hummus, flavored kombucha teas, fresh almond milk, probiotics-filled kefir and other specialty items not easily found in Bali. Located Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong 23A, Canggu, Kuta Utara, hp 0859-5378-0775; opening Mon-Sun 9 […]

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