Frugal – June 29, 2011

Not just souvenirs: On Sunset Road are souvenir stores (toko pusat oleh-oleh Bali) with big tour buses parked out front. Popular with bargain hunting domestic and international tourists, these huge outlets sell all manner of goods at rock bottom prices. Prices are fixed so you don’t need to bargain as you do at other tourist […]

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Frugal – June 01, 2011

Gourmet food discount: Similar to the bright wholesome interior of a Whole Foods Market in the U.S.A., Pepito (Jl. Kediri 36-A, Tuban, tel. 0361-759-112) sells a vast array of gourmet food at fair prices. If you spend more than Rp250,000, bring your receipt over to the customer service counter, present your KTP or passport, then […]

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Frugal – May 4, 2011

Gardening: Millions of man-hours are lost each year by farmers, gardeners and laborers to substandard hand tools. Ill-fitting handles are the main problem with local Bali tools. Farmers waste valuable time each week fixing the wooden handles on their hoes, sickles and machetes which need almost daily maintenance. Sickle blades regularly fly off as handles […]

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