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Shopping tip for Fashionista’s..

ARIZA II (shop)

 

embroidered bag

Ethnic tribal fashion bags for those hippie boho kinda days….

 

If you’re a lover of these embroidered, vibrantly coloured bags and purses in assorted sizes, Exclusively bali recommends you head to ARIZA II who are centrally located in Legian.

 

You won’t pay too much here with competitive prices eg. embroidered bags with leather handles selling at 170,000Rph and embroidered wallets starting at 130,000Rph.

 

Shop: ARIZA II
Address: Jalan Legian Kaja No 468, Legian
Phone: +6281337097985

 

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FIXED PRICE SHOPPING TIP:

 

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The ever popular Ketut’s Fixed Price shop in Legian is often crowded these days and you have to stand in line to be served.

You can easily bypass this however by shopping at Ketut’s Family Shop, run by her baby brother, Wayan!

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Ketut’s Family Shop is literally a short walk away and it amazes me that not many people know of it.

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Shopping here is a breeze!  There are no crowds and stock is plentiful.  Clothing, sunglasses, bags, belts, perfumes and even small toys are sold here by the helpful and always friendly, Wayan.  He will offer you bottled water, just as Ketut does (and has even been known to offer a Bintang!!)

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By shopping at Ketut’s Family Shop, you are continuing to support her family and benefiting from a trustworthy fixed price source.

  • Did you know that Ketut is one of 9 children?  (8 girls and 1 boy, Wayan).

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Ketut’s Family Clothing Shop

Shop Address:

Jalan Melasti/Lebak Bene

Phone: (0361) 763 821

Legian Kuta – Bali – Indonesia

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How to hail a Blue Bird Taxi in Bali on YourSmart Phone

Blue Bird Taxi On Line Booking Application in Bali

 
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Indonesia’s leading taxi and transportation company – the Blue Bird Group has introduced a mobile application that promises to make hailing a taxi in Bali a less burdensome task than in the past.
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After the introduction and trial operation of the same system in the greater Jakarta metropolitan area, Medan and Semarang – Blue Bird Group has extended their Taxi Mobile Reservation System to Bali commencing May 14, 2014.
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Using an Android, IPone, Blackberrry, Windows 8 and Nokia Ash applications – the new system allows both visiting tourists and local residents in Bali to hail a taxi via their smart phones.
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Those wishing to use one of the five applications listed only need to perform a free download via www.bluebirdgroup.com/mobile or via the social network on Facebook  or Twitter at @bluebirdgroup
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The new application using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) allows immediate confirmation in the form of a taxi number and a map showing the current location of your taxi in relation to your current position.

 

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Waisak Day – The Buddha’s Birthday…

Buddha in the pond of Semadhi in Pemuteran

Waisak Day is a holiday observed by Buddhists in Bali, it is also a national holiday in Indonesia. The exact date of Waisak varies according to the various types of calendars. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually falls in April or May. This year, Waisak will be on 15th May 2014, the theme is to carry the spirit of self-contemplation and living in harmony.

Waisak honours three important events: the birth, life and teaching of Siddhartha Gautama.  Early Buddhist scriptures describe that the Buddha was born enlightened and died on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month, Vesakha.

On Waisak day, Buddhists assemble in various Buddhist temples for a ritual. The ritual comprises of collecting water from a holy spring, lighting a torch from the eternal flame, food donation for Buddhist monks and meditation under the full moon.

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Legian to Fine Bali Visitors who Give Money to Street Beggars Rp. 2 million

Time Out for Hand Outs

Cooperation between three local community elements in Bali has resulted in a new regulation intended to once and for all eliminate beggars from the beach and streets of Legian.

In the future those who hand money to street beggars are liable to a fine of Rp. 2 million (US$174).

Quoted in DenPost, the chairman of the Legian People’s Association (LPM), I Gusti Oka Wardana, said on April 28, 2014: “Beggars will always operate if people continue to give them money. If no one donates money to them, automatically the receivers (beggars) will disappear.”

Oka Wardana said it will take several months to socialize and make the new rule effective. Local community leaders will coordinate the publication of the new rules to accommodation providers in Legian who will, in turn, inform their guests.

Wardana is confident the new program will eliminate beggars in Legian.

 

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Photo:  Jakarta Post

 

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Laundry service

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Lets face it, one of the big attractions about holidaying is the fact that there is generally no cooking, cleaning or washing whilst away.

In Bali, it is inexpensive to have your clothes washed and ironed. Hotels can be a little pricier, but local laundries are common in the tourist locations and charge by the kilo.

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Fortunately, you don’t have to walk far without seeing a laundry or 2… or 3!  The cost is approximately $1 -$1.50 AUS per kg, and it’s a 24 hour turnaround.

It is such a treat to have your washing done before returning home.  It will be folded and wrapped for easy packing too!

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HINT: Be cautious handing over super valuable or delicate items as laundries often use clothes dryers that can be quite harsh on clothing items.

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Guide to MARKET PRICES

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PRINTABLE – GUIDE TO MARKET PRICES 

Current @ December 2013.

(CARRY WITH YOU AS A POINT OF REFERENCE)

* All prices quoted in Indonesian Rupiah.

* These prices are are to be used as a GUIDE only…  Prices may vary shop to shop.

 * Be generous in your negotiations.  Some people’s livelihoods may depend on it.

Baskets (woven)  5 000 – 15 000

Basket (set of 3, incl. mesh tops for food) 50 000

Batik bags 30 000 with Bali written and 45 000 plain

Beach towels (Bintang, Toughen Up Princess) 55 000 rp

Beaded purse  25 000 to 40 000 for larger size

Belt 35 000 – 50 000

Belt (men’s leather) 80 000 – 150 000

Board shorts RP 30 000 40 000

Bowls, silver aluminium 100 000 – 500 000 (av. 260 000)

Bracelets, wide knitted stretch sml beaded 15 000rp, lge beaded 25 000rp.

Buddha statue (coloured)  50 000 – 150 000 (av. size 90 000)

Caps Baseball Peaked  – 25 000

Car steering wheel (with boss kit) 150 000

Cardigans light weight plain crocheted  35 000

Cardigan, large size printed with hood 85 000

Crocheted bag sml 50 000 -100 000/ lge 150 000

Cushion covers  35 000

Dresses (summer) short 45  000/ long 80 000, depending on size/ length

Dresses , flowing 3/4 length 100 000rp/ long 150 000

Earrings  5 000rp ,20 000rp

Earrings, pearl studs 30 000rp – 50 000

Flags/umbal umbals 25 000 – 50 000 for longer

Frangipani hair clips 10 000 med/ 15 000 multiple sml frangipanis on clip

Handbags (Louis Vuitton etc)   65 000 – 90 000, larger 100 000 – 180 000

Hammock, parachute material sml 200 000/ lge 250 000

Kids T-shirts 30 000

Kimonos  65 000

Large Overnight Bag RP 180 000 – 200 000

Masks, sml 25 000/ lge 90 000

Men’s shorts, short pull on 40 000, longer fitted striped 80 000rp.

Necklaces,  25 000 – 40 000

NRL Shirts, kids 100 000/ adults 120 000

Pashminas 50 000 – 90 000

Placemats, wooden (6 pieces) 90 000

Placemats, woven (6 pieces) 80 000

Rayon pants, from 45 000

Salad servers, aluminium 60 000

Sandals, leather 65 000+

Sarongs, Short 40 000

Sarongs, Long 50 000

Sarongs,  fancily embroidered  70 000 – 180 000

Singlets (Billabong/Quicksilver, Nike etc) 30 000 (kids)/ 40 000 (mens)

Scarves, silk or sequined  40 000 – 80 000

Shirts Collared Polo’s, mens 70 000

Sandals, (ladies) dressier 75 000 – 100 000

Skull ornament, coloured, av. size 100 000

Stubby holders, 6 pack 30 000

Sunglasses (Raybans, Gucci etc) 20 000 – 35 000

Shorts Ladies, with zip  55 000

Skirt, denim 70 000

Table runner, sizes vary 40 000 – 95 000

Travel cushion, horseshoe shape 50 000

T-shirts  30 000rp (kids), 45 000 – 50 000 (adults)

Umbrella for wet weather 40 000 – 60 000

Umbrella for ceremony 55 000 – 70 000

Underwear (Jocks – Calvein Klein) men/boys 30 000 – 60 000

Vans (sneaker type shoe)  120 000 -170 000

Watches 50 000 – 150 000

Wallet mens, Billabong etc 80 000 – 100 000

Wallet ladies , branded 80 000 – 100 000

Wind chimes, bamboo (sml) 10 000/ (lge) 30 000

Additional Guide:

Beach Massage (1 hour) 60 000Rp/ (Half hour) 25 000Rp

Beach Bed (whole day use) 50 000Rp

DVD’s 10 000 (buy more, get extra free)

Hand bags, leather from $60 AUD

Jackets (leather) tailor made 800 000 – 1 200 000 (depending on size/leather)

Suit (Tailor made, 2pc, men’s) $60 AUD+

Taxi service (Bluebird), if booked in advance: minimum 30 000Rp

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