Snowing in Bali

Author: Kathryn Bonella

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782062661

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 408


Kathryn Bonella lifts the lid on Bali's nightmarish narcotics underworld. Among the island's drug dealers 'It's snowing in Bali' is code that the south-east Asian paradise is full of cocaine. For the men who run the country's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard. Snowing in Bali is the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that's made Bali one of the world's most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. Kathryn Bonella, bestselling author of Hotel K, has been given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali's drug world. She charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and their drug- fuelled lifestyles: filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing. From the highs of multi-million dollar deals to the desperate lows of death row in an Indonesian high security jail, Snowing in Bali is a unique, uncensored insight into a hidden world.

CultureShock! Bali

Author: Paul Winslow

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 981477149X

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 1007


CultureShock! Bali is an indispensable guide for anyone planning a stay on the “Island of the Gods”. Let Paul Winslow, with his invaluable Bali insider knowledge and non-native perspective, take you through the process of settling in, whether for short or longer stays. Is your ideal home in the forested mountainous areas of Ubud or near the relaxing beaches of Kuta and Seminyak? As a guest in Bali, should you embrace your host or shake his hand? Is it rude to be late or expected to be early for a party? And what about meeting the Indonesians and making friends? If you are lucky enough to find yourself on this lively and magical island, get the most of out of your stay with this essential and fun-to-read guide! About the Series CultureShock! is a dynamic, indispensable series of guides for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, working in or moving to. Each title explains the country’s customs, traditions and social and business etiquette in a lively, informative style. CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures.

The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241329620

Category: Travel

Page: 362

View: 9129


Explore Bali and Lombok with the most on-the-ball guide you can buy. Our expert authors cover the islands with Rough Guides' trademark mix of candour, insight and practical advice. And they've done the hard work for you - ticking off all the best accommodation, be it a high-end hotel or budget guesthouse; the choicest places to sample local cuisine; and the hippest bars. Fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated travel guide brings you superb coverage of all Bali and Lombok's unmissable experiences, from the cultural, such as classical Kamasan art, gamelan music and temple festivals, to the unabashedly self-indulgent: spas, surfing, white sands and gorgeous craft shops feature throughout its pages. Includes advice on how to get around and full-colour maps throughout, The Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok takes you through picturesque rice fields, up Gunung Batur volcano, out to the less-visited west coast beaches, and over to the lovely little Gili Islands - now with their own dedicated chapter. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok.

The Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1789196817

Category: Travel

Page: 606

View: 7688


Practical travel guide to Bali & Lombok featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Bali & Lombok, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Bali & Lombok, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. The Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok covers: South Bali, Ubud and central Bali, east Bali, north Bali and the central volcanoes, west Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands. Inside this travel guide you'll find: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Bali & Lombok, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Bali Barat National Park to family activities in child-friendly places, like The Amed Coast or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Gunung Batur. PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS Essential pre-departure information including Bali & Lombok entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more. TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES Carefully planned routes covering the best of Bali & Lombok give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip. DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options. INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for diving and snorkelling or climbing volcanoes. HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS Rough Guides' rundown of Danau Bratan, Denpasar, Semarapura, Lovina's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Bali & Lombok, even in a short time. HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Bali & Lombok, matching different needs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Bali & Lombok, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Pura Tanah Lot and the spectacular Pura Ulun Danu Batur. COLOUR-CODED MAPPING Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Kuta, The Gili Islands and many more locations in Bali & Lombok, reduce need to go online. USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok

Author: Shafik Meghji,Jeroen van Marle,James Stewart

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241013941

Category: Travel

Page: 542

View: 7354


With pristine, tropical beaches, sculpted rice-paddies and looming volcanic peaks, Indonesia's two most famous islands instantly beguile. Rugged coastlines boast world-class surf, awesome diving and fashionable hot spots, while in Bali's lush interior lies Ubud, the island's celebrated cultural heart, a magnet for art-lovers and a showcase for Bali's fascinating traditions. On Lombok you can trek up Gunung Rinjani, one of Indonesia's highest peaks, or escape to the remote, white sandy beaches of the Gili Islands. With full-colour throughout, clear maps and stunning photography, The Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok will ensure you make the most of these alluring islands, with insider tips on everything from indulgent spa retreats and fantastic shops, to the best hotels, restaurants and bars to suit every budget. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok, now available in ePub format.

Security, Democracy, and Society in Bali

Author: Andrew Vandenberg,Nazrina Zuryani

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811558485

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 2508


This book focuses on how diverse developments are reflected in the rise of the security groups in Bali, Indonesia. Bali’s security groups pose many interesting questions. Why did they put up so many huge posters around the streets of southern Bali promoting themselves? Are their claims to represent the community plausible or are they “gangs”? How are they shaped by Indonesia’s violent past? How does Hinduism affect their gender politics? Do they promote illiberal populism or ethnic and religious tolerance? Does their central role in money politics prevent local democratization? Rather than write bottom-up history or bring the state back in, this collection as a whole draws on the ideas that circulate among leaders. These circulating ideas construct contemporary politics around both reinterpretations of old practices and responses to problems around tourism, gender, populism, religion, and democracy.

Operation Playboy

Author: Kathryn Bonella

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787476952

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 1752


Sex. Drugs. Danger. Death. FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF BESTSELLERS HOTEL KEROBOKAN AND SNOWING IN BALI This is the adrenaline-pumping story of the world's most audacious drug runners and the police hunt, 'Operation Playboy', to track them down. These drug-running playboys travel the globe: they ski in Europe, surf in Bali, hook up with celebrity models and live in five-star hotels. They are 24/7 party boys with brass balls, steely nerves and reckless ambitions. They pay for their high-risk, hedonistic lifestyle by trafficking cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana on international flights and through the world's biggest airports. But to ride the wave you have to roll the dice. And in this game a bust means prison - or even a firing squad. A Brazilian cop is watching closely, determined to close the net. With a small team, he battles corrupt colleagues and bent judges to learn the secrets of the playboys and bring about their downfall. Celebrated true-crime writer and journalist Kathryn Bonella has travelled the world to collect first-person testimony from an international network of mules and their bosses, as well as from the elite cops who are hot on their trail. The result is a page-turning, white-knuckle thriller - the true story of a manhunt codenamed OPERATION PLAYBOY.

Operation Playboy

Author: Kathryn Bonella

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781743533321

Category: Drug control

Page: 400

View: 6587


FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF BESTSELLERS HOTEL KEROBOKAN AND SNOWING IN BALI Sex. Drugs. Danger. Death. This is the adrenaline-pumping story of the world's most audacious drug runners and the police hunt, 'Operation Playboy', to track them down. These drug-running playboys travel the globe: they ski in Europe, surf in Bali, hook up with celebrity models and live in five-star hotels. They are 24/7 party boys with brass balls, steely nerves and reckless ambitions. They pay for their high-risk, hedonistic lifestyle by trafficking cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana on international flights and through the world's biggest airports. But to ride the wave you have to roll the dice. And in this game a bust means prison - or even a firing squad. A Brazilian cop is watching closely, determined to close the net. With a small team, he battles corrupt colleagues and bent judges to learn the secrets of the playboys and bring about their downfall.Celebrated true-crime writer and journalist Kathryn Bonella has travelled the world to collect first-person testimony from an international network of mules and their bosses, as well as from the elite cops who are hot on their trail. The result is a page-turning, white-knuckle thriller - the true story of a manhunt codenamed OPERATION PLAYBOY.PRAISE FOR KATHRYN BONELLA"[A] graphic insight into the hidden world of Bali's top western cocaine bosses... With unprecedented access into their lives author Kathryn Bonella charts their rise to incredible wealth and power... [and] also follows many to the depths of hell when they are busted." Tracks on Snowing in Bali"... an insightful and sharply ovbserved account of life inside Indonesia's most notorious prison. Bonella casts a cool journalistic eye over some horrific events..." Sun Herald on Hotel Kerobokan"Bonella's portrayal of the jail... will make readers flinch with its graphic descriptions of violence and debauchery taking place under the eyes of bent guards." South China Morning Post on Hotel Kerobokan

The Dark Cracks of Kemang: The Bajaj Boys in Indonesia

Author: Jeremy Roberts

Publisher: Interactive Publications

ISBN: 1922830062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

View: 4635


“That old childhood saying ‘pick what you want from the tree of life’ simply not working anymore? Becoming a foreigner in Indonesia might be as good a stab at something new and rewarding, as anything…” Armed with a teaching contract, some poems, and a guitar-playing buddy, Roberts discovers a potentially life-changing experience in 2013. And so the Bajaj Boys make themselves at home. Indonesia is revealed as a challenging but welcoming land of ‘instant millionaires’, ‘beautiful rubbish’, abundant romance, powerful religion, and unnerving history. Nasi goreng, alcohol, cigarettes, bajajs, motorbikes, a gentlemen’s club, poetry gigs, wild animals, and electrical storms weave together, as the dark cracks of Kemang open.

My Story

Author: Schapelle Corby,Kathryn Bonella

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781742613635

Category: Drug traffic

Page: 432

View: 6601


Seven years after first publication of her number-one bestelling memoir, Schapelle Corby remains in jail, and her book remains her only direct communication with the Australian public.It was meant to be a two-week break to a tropical paradise. But for Schapelle Corby it ended up a waking nightmare. She was arrested at Denpasar airport after 4.2 kilograms of marijuana were found in her bag. Schapelle had become the real-life victim of every traveller's darkest fear - drugs had been placed in her bag after she checked it in. Though innocent, she was forced to face the consequences of another's crime in a country where the penalties for drug smuggling are among the harshest in the world. Her trial and conviction became one of the biggest stories of the decade in Australia, and the entire nation watched in horror as she was sentenced to twenty years in jail. Her story has rarely left the headlines in the years since. In her searing and compelling book we hear her tell her own story: of being wrenched from a carefree holiday into a stinking police cell, of an alien legal system where her attempts to prove herself innocent were thwarted at every turn, and of learning to survive - day by terrible day - in the squalor, discomfort and violence of a third-world jail. Schapelle's story is like no other - a young woman experiencing the unimaginable, and enduring the unendurable with courage, strength and humour.