Schoolies in Bali…

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In the lead up to ‘schoolies’ or ‘leavers’ events it may be a good idea to talk to your  child and discuss some of the tips below for staying safe and having a good time in Bali during their celebrations.

DO NOT get a henna tattoo  (many are allergic with life changing results)

Do NOT accept drugs.  Drugs are illegal (you may end up with a death penalty)

Do NOT ride a motor bike without a helmet, motorbike licence, without travel insurance or while intoxicated

Do NOT get a tattoo – unless you want it FOREVER

Do NOT risk unprotected sex.  Use condoms!  (Sexually transmitted diseases – including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis are more common than you realise. HIV is FOREVER!)

DO NOT go to money changers down lane-ways, in the back of shops or offering better exchange rates than most other places (it is likely they will try to rip you off)

DO NOT go crazy on cheap cocktails  (they WILL contain arak)

DO NOT leave your drink unattended (they could be spiked)

DO NOT take your eyes off where you are walking (paths are uneven)

DO NOT promise to come back to buy if you don’t mean it (you will not be forgotten)

DO NOT forget to apply mozzie repellent (Dengue fever is rife)

Do NOT forget to use sunscreen

DO NOT take the offered scratchy tickets (this is timeshare)

Do NOT leave anyone out on their own (they will be more vulnerable)

Further handy hints:

  • Nominate a sober person in your group to get you home
  • Take an unlocked phone & install an inexpensive Bali sim card – then install emergency numbers.
  • If you MUST get a tattoo, check that the tattoo parlor is using clean, new needles otherwise you risk Hepatitis or HIV
  • Take out travel insurance
  • Always stay in pairs
  • Stick to Bluebird taxis as they have a better reputation
  • Be respectful of the Balinese and fellow tourists
  • Keep hydrated (drinks lots of bottled water)
  • Email to yourself, or other, a copy of your passport, insurance and other travel documents

Some emergency contact numbers:

  1. The Police 110
  2. Ambulance- 118
  3. Bali International Medical Centre Hospital,  Ngurah Rai Bypass open 24 hrs +62 361 761263
  4. Kuta Tourist Police Post, Jalan Pantai Kuta, (0361) 7845988
  5. Sanur Tourist Police Post : BK3S Post, Jalan Danau Tamblingan, (next to Bali Hyatt Hotel, Sanur), (0361) 8531960
  6. Nusa Dua Tourist Police Post : Bundaran Tugu Mandala Kawasan BTDC Nusa Dua, (0361) 7442622
  7. Ngurah Rai Airport Tourist Police : Airport Police Sector Ngurah Rai, (0361) 751 023
  8. Tourist Assistance Centre : Bali Regional Police, (0361) 224111
  9. The Australian Consulate , Jalan Tantular 32
    Renon, Denpasar , Telephone: +62 361 241 118

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10. Some very handy medical services information put together by the AU Consulate Bali:

http://www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au/blli/medical.html

Safe Travels!!

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