May 1-7, 2009

Re: My Compound Life: Western Conveniences Are Not all That Convenient in Bali Hannah, nice read! I also was like that first, really craving for all the nice amenities of the modern life. But over time I learned I don’t need to possess all those things. Nowadays, the less I own, the better and less […]

April 17-23, 2009

Dear Sir I am a regular reader of your newspaper since inception and find it most informative. As I’m sure you will agree, the positives of living here in Bali far outweigh the negatives. But in saying so, it’s also important not to shy from telling the truth. On Friday night last week I witnessed […]

April 10-16, 2009

Dear Sir With regard to the letter from James Dell-Robb, I am sorry that I am not able to regret my criticism of the postal services in Bali. James Dell-Robb says he lives in what is sometimes called the “Wild West of Bali” and that services such as electricity supply and telecommunication are sometimes irregular. […]

Mar. 27-Apr. 2, 2009

Dear Sir With regard to the letter from Svend Laursen strongly criticizing the postal services, we take this opportunity of congratulating the postal services in our part of Bali for their excellent service. We live in what is sometimes called the Wild West of Bali, and whilst services such as electricity supply and telecommunications are […]

March 20-26, 2009

Dear Sir We can’t be negative or criticize if we are not able also to be positive or praise sometimes. The last number of The Bali Times I was negative, but this time I want to give a big bunch of flowers to all the staff of Kuta Beach Club Hotel. They really deserve it. […]

March 13-19, 2009

Dear Sir First of all I must let you know that I am a lover of Indonesia. For 30 years I have been travelling, especially to Indonesia. For many years I brought tourists to Indonesia, and this year I just finished writing my last book, number 13. Of the 13 books 11 of them are […]

February 13-19, 2009

Dear Sir At 3pm on a recent Friday, I received a distressed phone call from my wife, Ellie. She was involved in an accident at the Ramayana department store in Denpasar. I immediately thought she had had a car accident and I headed straight to Ramayana by motorbike. However, she called back to say she […]

February 6-12, 2009

Dear Sir On a morning walk this week from Double Six Beach to Kuta, I counted seven loose dogs without collars or rabies vaccination tags.  Others had collars but no tag. It seems incredible that the authorities are still allowing these potentially dangerous animals to roam free on Bali’s tourist beaches. Perhaps the facts about […]