Survey Party – BYOB

As the Bali Advertiser is now fully online, readership is world wide. For those of you in Singapore, you can take this opportunity to see the work of Bali-based American artist Ashley Bickerton. He runs a wild creative commentary on the various issues confronting him in Bali and in his adventures in the art world […]

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The Four-Way Test

So . . . what do a merchant from Bedulu, a retired BMW executive from Germany, a product development manager for a silver and gold company in Bali, a retired not for profit director from the US, an owner of a health industry business in Ubud, the owner of a restaurant in Keramas, a retired […]

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The Future of Bali is in Your Hands. It’s a Mask, Not a Chin Bra

Heartfelt thanks go out to all Bali Advertiser readers who are protecting and preserving our marvelous Balinese hosts and their culture by following PPKM, the government’s orders for public health in these pandemic days. Anyone still hesitant to shelter at home, properly wear a mask, get vaccinated, and apply strict hygiene, is urged to consider […]

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Times Are A’Changing – So Must Ww – or Else!

Following on from my last article (Code Red – How savers can save the planet) a most unusual announcement has come out from a major fund house advising the closure of a long-time successful fund and its merger into a newer fund. The fund that is closing is an energy fund that has historically and […]

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Wet Walls, Chimpanzees and Poaching Eggs

Wet and damp walls are a perennial problem in many parts of the world. Waterproofing is a specialist skill and can be surprisingly difficult, even the most competent contractors will be doomed to failure if they don’t know what they are doing. By following some basic principles and using initiative combined with sophisticated materials walls […]

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What Do Rotary Clubs Actually Do?

All Rotary Clubs, worldwide, are fundraising organizations. Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS} is no exception. Fundraising is the process of soliciting voluntary financial contributions from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Such funds are then used to support needs in local communities or larger projects that rely on funds from various communities, nationwide […]

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When Investing Becomes a Casino

2020 was a tragic year for those who fell victim to Covid-19. Hundreds of thousands globally lost their lives while millions more lost their livelihoods. Few parts of the world escaped its grip; Bali has been among the worst affected and the misery is not yet over. Yet some have benefitted. Industries and businesses that […]

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Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

This familiar phrase has been around a long time. Since 1640 in fact when an author by the name of George Herbert coined a phrase ‘To him that will, ways are not wanting.’ The modern version, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” appeared in “New Monthly Magazine” in 1822. The phrase can be applied to any aspect of our […]

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Who’s Afraid of The ‘Big I’?

Who is afraid? – Starting close to home: a group of UK retirees in Bali using their UK state pensions to fund their twilight years! Who else? –  Any retiree anywhere on a fixed pension or annuity –  People with small incomes –  Owners of government or corporate bonds –  People holding large cash deposits […]

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