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c e
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what is going on in Bali

okay on the news in the last 3 days theres been 3 differnet reports on BAD stuff happening to aussies in bali

what is the go?

i leave in a week and am freaking out!

any advise?

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1. Re: what is going on in Bali

Go and enjoy, be aware of your surroundings and people around you. Bad things happen to people everywhere you just dont read about them. Just take care, Balinese people are beautiful, dont worry, just be safe aware as you would anywhere. The only place anythig bad happened to me was in London! Have fun

perth
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2. Re: what is going on in Bali

Hi!

Welcome to Bali Forum!

I notice you are from Perth, also. We are not immune here either to the violence, drink spiking, drugs etc.

Be aware of your surroundings, do not even stop to speak to someone who may offer you drugs/viagra/weed/woman etc.

JUst say no and keep moving.

Do not go on a bender at clubs/pubs. Stick to bottled alcohol e.g. beers. Do not leave your drink unattended.

Basically all the methods you would employ in Northbridge to stay safe and out of trouble.

Bali is not a alcohol/drug fuelled place! The nightspots are always going to be rowdy etc, just as in Perth.

Enjoy the culture, laid back lifestyle, the people, the sights and behave in a responsible manner.

I do hope you enjoy your holiday!

wendy

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Hi c e

All this sort of thing happens all around the world. (even in Perth a lot)

Dont worry - just take care and watch what you say and do.

I am booked for early November and it has not put me off.

BALI is a beautiful Island with beautiful friendly people.

ENJOY your holiday.

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4. Re: what is going on in Bali

Oh learn to look at news with an open mind. our media is very good at elaborating, speculating and scare mongering.

Do you want to leave Australia every time we see a night club brawl or football hooliganism? Have you seen the coverage of schoolies in Queensland or , kids od'ing on ecstacy in clubs right in our own back yards. Drama sells and drama affecting tourists overseas sells best.

Watch out for rabid monkeys, legionnaires and dope in your suitcase.

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5. Re: what is going on in Bali

Wendy well put :)

c e
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6. Re: what is going on in Bali

ahh thanks so much everyone

Ive been to Bali before - I was there in July this year and i loved it ..

Your right, it is everywhere. I heard tho that they are setting people up by putting it in your pocket as you go into a club? should i just not wear stuff with pockets?

I feel a little better now thanks heaps :)

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7. Re: what is going on in Bali

If you don't buy, smoke, injest or inhale any of the following you should be fine: marjuana, jungle juice, bird faeces/body fluids.

c e
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8. Re: what is going on in Bali

OMG! not jungle juices?? why them??

they are my favorite drink...

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9. Re: what is going on in Bali

I'm assuming because they are made on Arak, and it is Arak that has caused a few deaths in Bali, due to the fact some increadibly stupid people mix ethanol with it and this is extremely dangerous.

This is not to say that all Arak is dangerous, but some definately has been.

perth
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10. Re: what is going on in Bali

Here now not scary at all, just be sensible and have fun!