Crazy Aussie in Bali

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You probably didn't have any racist intend, but there is no need to emphasize that the guy is Australian. It's not relevant to the story.
Well, considering the majority of drunken idiots on weekends evenings in Kuta are Aussies, there was indeed no need.....
 

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Meth is one hell of a drug.

Also, he'll have a couple of years in hotel K to rethink his priorities in life.
 

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Unfortunately this type of event in kuta and legian areas is all too common , its very "low rent" with people to match , definitely an area to avoid in the evenings .
 

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I'm glad the local man is alright and I hope he does get the money to fix his motorbike. I hate it when people judge me using the "bule gila" stereotype - which is actually very rare these days - but I can understand how it might perpetuate when locals see the fall out of events like "Our" Nick's antics
 

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No offense intended but these kinds of OZ tourists really do give a bad image to the rest of Australians and not just among locals. My French friends in France also think that way.

On a side note: does that "news" paper ever proof read what they write?
 

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Unfortunately this type of event in kuta and legian areas is all too common , its very "low rent" with people to match , definitely an area to avoid in the evenings .
I don't think you need the "in the evenings" qualifier.
 

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I don't think you need the "in the evenings" qualifier.
Ya, during the day there are some weird people walking about ,but after dark is when the whole area changes , a lot of drunks ,"dodgy people" of all races infect the area .
 
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Well now you also have the couple at the temple with the holy water washing her genitals and claiming after 7 years there she didn't know it was a temple.
And last night a group of 4 bule were stealing bottles from other tables including my friends. All caught on cctv

Shocking how bule behave in other countries. Disgusting.
 

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I mean we all know the joke about bule guy in the bars here, "raja minyak" being suddenly so handsome and rich in Asia (but not in Europe) blah blah blah but the sense of entitlement and then just the disrespect shown to hardworking locals, the culture etc etc is despicable. I am well know amongst my local friends as not liking bule too much, don't socialise with them etc, which always makes them laugh until I explain that I am just embarassed to be associated with them, it is always the bule in the bar after 3 Bali Hai (the cheapest available) they suddenly want to fight everyone, or complain about the bill, or abuse the girls as if every woman at the bar is a prostitute or something.

They would never ever behave like that in their own country.

Anyway rant off

BTW the irony of course is the couple in the temple were "bloggers" and now they have Immigration looking into what they do here, visa status, etc since they have lived in Bali for SEVEN years

They made a post tearfully apologising for their actions "sorry we got caught" type of thing

Too late now !!
 

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I think there is far to much generalizing about Australians acting out in Bali bars. I know quite a few Australians and the majority get falling down drunk only at home.
 

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I think there is far to much generalizing about Australians acting out in Bali bars. I know quite a few Australians and the majority get falling down drunk only at home.
Yeah, but most of them consider "home" is where they hang their hat! 😄
 

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....these kinds of OZ tourists really do give a bad image to the rest of Australians and not just among locals. My French friends in France also think that way.
They’re lucky the British are infamous for the behavior (of a large minority) in Southern Europe and the Australians are not very well known in the rest of the continent. But next to drunk tourist behavior, I personally was somewhat shocked walking around in Perth at the time and taking public transportation there.
 

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Said Inspector Renault, "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"
 

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Well, if we're going to generalize (and I for one feel myself sliding down that road), I suspect that nationality per se doesn't have a lot to do with the reputation/reality of low-life behavior by bules around Kuta. Perhaps a little, if the facts support that Australians as a general matter tend to consume fairly high levels of alcohol compared to other nationalities.

But I think what's really going on is:

- Australia is the closest bule-majority country to Bali, so OF COURSE that's where the drunken tourists come from. If the US of A was identical to what it is now, but swapped places geographically with Australia, how much you wanna bet that the typical drunken bule tourist in Kuta would be American?

- The troublemakers are usually young men. Apologies to those with Y chromosomes, and to those who are young, but statistically speaking they're more likely to get rowdy/drunken/break the law than females and older people.

So yeah, at the end of the day, the fact that it was an Australian is probably less significant than it might initially appear. However, I do take Minuteman's point from the other thread that those of us who are also foreign might want to know whether it was a fellow countryman who acted up or not.
 

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