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Discovering Bali on a budget, away from the typical bule tourist experience. Check out the video clip at minute 07:22, highlighting an affordable "all you can eat" breakfast featuring smoked salmon for only Rp50k.

Considering the cost of smoked salmon, especially in Indonesia where it has to be imported from countries like Australia, Norway, and Scotland, this budget-friendly option is worth exploring. Watch the video in this link

 
Discovering Bali on a budget, away from the typical bule tourist experience. Check out the video clip at minute 07:22, highlighting an affordable "all you can eat" breakfast featuring smoked salmon for only Rp50k.

Considering the cost of smoked salmon, especially in Indonesia where it has to be imported from countries like Australia, Norway, and Scotland, this budget-friendly option is worth exploring. Watch the video in this link

I can't help but wonder what this couple did for toilet use when camping at the cliff top. It may seem an attractive idea for young, adventure seeking backpackers but unfortunately these are the kind of visitors the local administration are trying to discourage. Not impressed by the presenter's notion that a good way of scamming free food and drinks was to make it look like you were Youtubers.
 
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I can't help but wonder what this couple did for toilet use when camping at the cliff top. It may seem an attractive idea for young, adventure seeking backpackers but unfortunately these are the kind of visitors the local administration are trying to discourage. Not impressed by the presenter's notion that a good way of scamming free food and drinks was to make it look like you were Youtubers.
And still bitching about the breakfast ... for only Rp.50.000
 
I can't help but wonder what this couple did for toilet use when camping at the cliff top. It may seem an attractive idea for young, adventure seeking backpackers but unfortunately these are the kind of visitors the local administration are trying to discourage. Not impressed by the presenter's notion that a good way of scamming free food and drinks was to make it look like you were Youtubers.
Send him home...
His G/F can stay, I'll manage to host her....😁😁
 
I can't help but wonder what this couple did for toilet use when camping at the cliff top. It may seem an attractive idea for young, adventure seeking backpackers but unfortunately these are the kind of visitors the local administration are trying to discourage. Not impressed by the presenter's notion that a good way of scamming free food and drinks was to make it look like you were Youtubers.
Easy. Just go to the gyms, McDonald's or other fast food restaurants, breakfast-serving restaurants by cycling or driving. Alternatively, go to the train stations, bus stations, state libraries, or hospitals in your vicinity. This lifestyle is not new. In various countries, residing in camper vans, caravans is not a new idea either; some people opt for this way of life to address the escalating costs of renting, particularly in expensive metropolitan areas. It's important to note that those adopting this lifestyle are often professionals. It's also worth noting that camper vans typically do not have toilets.


In Bali or other regions of Indonesia, it is not worthy doing that because you can still find single or double room in a hotel or in a guest house for less than $10 per night. Let alone if it is hostels or lodgings with monthly payments.

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Easy. Just go to the gyms, McDonald's or other fast food restaurants, breakfast-serving restaurants by cycling or driving. Alternatively, go to the train stations, bus stations, state libraries, or hospitals in your vicinity. This lifestyle is not new. In various countries, residing in camper vans, caravans is not a new idea either; some people opt for this way of life to address the escalating costs of renting, particularly in expensive metropolitan areas. It's important to note that those adopting this lifestyle are often professionals. It's also worth noting that camper vans typically do not have toilets.


In Bali or other regions of Indonesia, it is not worthy doing that because you can still find single or double room in a hotel or in a guest house for less than $10 per night. Let alone if it is hostels or lodgings with monthly payments.

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Yes, I am aware many places have toilets it was just that particular spot away from the conveniences nearby. Lucky perhaps that their bikes weren't pinched.
 
Easy. Just go to the gyms, McDonald's or other fast food restaurants, breakfast-serving restaurants by cycling or driving. Alternatively, go to the train stations, bus stations, state libraries, or hospitals in your vicinity. This lifestyle is not new. In various countries, residing in camper vans, caravans is not a new idea either; some people opt for this way of life to address the escalating costs of renting, particularly in expensive metropolitan areas. It's important to note that those adopting this lifestyle are often professionals. It's also worth noting that camper vans typically do not have toilets.


In Bali or other regions of Indonesia, it is not worthy doing that because you can still find single or double room in a hotel or in a guest house for less than $10 per night. Let alone if it is hostels or lodgings with monthly payments.

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I am surprised though, that it is allowed to camp just anywhere in Bali. In The Netherlands that is totally not allowed.
 
I am surprised though, that it is allowed to camp just anywhere in Bali. In The Netherlands that is totally not allowed.

Im sure its not and they were tresspassing. Posting this stuff on youtube will end up in tears for them eventually (and hopefully)
 
I am surprised though, that it is allowed to camp just anywhere in Bali. In The Netherlands that is totally not allowed.
Certainly, camping is not permissible just anywhere. This holds true anywhere in the world, as certain areas prohibit camping to show respect for local customs, religious sites, environmental considerations, and specific regulations set by landowners or authorities. Camping, much like worldwide, is restricted to safeguard the environment, preventing harm to plants and wildlife, and avoiding the spread of litter and pollution, particularly near sacred or ritual sites. You definitely can not just camp in someone private land without his permission.

As for Indonesia, apart from the above, I am not aware of any specific laws prohibiting camping. Camping might attract the adventurous or those seeking excitement. But camping in Bali and Indonesia in general to save money does not make economic sense. As described in post #345, affordable and better alternatives are readily available.

It's essential to recognize that regulations can change. Therefore, individuals interested in camping should diligently check the latest local laws and regulations for the most accurate and current information.
 
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It's essential to recognize that regulations can change. Therefore, individuals interested in camping should diligently check the latest local laws and regulations for the most accurate and current information.

Kinda surprised and disappointed you didn't copy paste and post them here lol
 
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Kinda surprised and disappointed you didn't copy paste and post them here lol
Do not be surprised and disappointed. Here are the links to widely recognized camping sites in Bali that someone who want to can easily copy and paste.
There are several tour / travel agents are organising camping in Bali for a fee.

Those with common sense can easily discern that well-established travel information sharing would refrain from openly sharing information that is illegal and explicitly prohibited by law.

If someone who asks for this could also provide a particular regulation in Indonesia that explicitly forbids camping, aside from the aforementioned reasons, it would be highly beneficial for initiating a good and intelligent discussion.
 
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This was during Nyepi

I fully believe that those who have been living in Indonesia for quite some time know what 'Nyepi' means for the Balinese. No wonder this couple got arrested.

This is copy and paste again

" Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and, for some, no talking or eating at all."

"Although Nyepi is primarily a Hindu holiday, non-Hindu residents and tourists are not exempt from the restrictions in Bali. Although they are free to do as they wish inside their hotels, no one is allowed onto the beaches or streets, and the only airport in Bali remains closed for the entire day.
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"As it should be known by everyone – newcomers to Bali and old-timers alike – outdoor activities are strictly prohibited during Nyepi"

Dos and Don'ts during Nyepi
"Stay inside your accommodation and avoid going out in public areas."
 
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The area is unrecognizable from having been there a few years ago. Lost interest in the area when snorkelling and within inches of being killed by one of those awful jet skis which seem to be the marine equivalent of hooning.
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Where is that? I want to make sure I never go there.
Yes it is in Seminyak Beach. Although not explicitly mentioned in the video clip, but it becomes identifiable in 5:28m mark, featuring the SugarSand Japanese beachfront restaurant.

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