Hi there - arrived back from Bali yesterday. Had arak at a couple of places & then went to Rama Garden to wath the AFL... Ordered arak - they have stopped serving it as there is an issue with arak at the moment (apparently!!)
A staff member at Rama Garden told us that the Government had put out a warning not to serve arak due to the number of deaths from drinking it - apparently 5 deaths in the past 3 days!!!.
I thought maybe any deaths were from the "amount" people may drink - I have past experience with it in 1985 & have noticed it no longer packs the "punch" it used to!!!
After the advice from Rama Garden, noticed that we could order it pretty much everywhere else & the other bars advised they didnt know anything about the Government advice or deaths.
Just wondering if they "chose" not to serve it so that we would buy cocktails or spirits or if there really is something in this???