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So You Think You’d Like to Live in Bali? by Rachel Greaves
Moving to Bali Guide

How to Start a Business in BaliHow to Start a Business in Bali - It can be difficult enough starting a successful business in your own country, let alone in a foreign country like Indonesia. The dream of running your own guesthouse or restaurant by the beach on a tropical island like Bali, doesn't stop people wanting to give it a try.  This guide on how to start a business in Bali was written to help guide people through the ropes of setting up a company and establishing a successful business. The book goes beyond the author's experience by including interviews with successful expat entrepreneurs who have a combined experience of over 80 years in Indonesia. The advice is practical and to the point. While the guide focuses on Bali, the information could also be applied to other locations in Indonesia as well.


How to Retire in Bali - Bali retirement information "How to Retire in Bali" - as the title suggests is a complete guide to retiring in Bali. The guide book covers all of the essential information you need to know before contemplating a move to Bali, such as visas, health care, insurance, buying property, finding accommodation and adapting to life in Bali. The book includes interviews with retirees who have already made the move to Bali. You can learn from their experiences and come out with a better understanding of what it is actually like to live in Bali, rather than just visiting the island for a holiday.


The Expat Family Guide to Living in Bali The Expat Family Guide to Living in Bali The Expat Family Guide to Living in Bali - This book will help your family prepare for the move to bali, smooth the settling in process and explain some of the common problems you may encounter along the way and how to deal with them. If you are still on the fence about moving to Bali, this book will give you a good idea of what to expect, as it doesn't take long for anyone to realize that living in Bali is not all about sitting around a pool, sipping cocktails! The book includes information on Culture shock and children, what to bring and what to leave behind, where to live - highlighting popular neighborhoods, renting a house or villa, education, health concerns, cost of living, finding work, managing staff, visas, and other helpful information specific to relocating to the island paradise of Bali.

expat organizations in Bali

 

EXPAT ORGANIZATIONS:

Alcoholics Anonymous -Al-Anon Bali - http://aa-bali.org

Infoline English: 081-558-104-700 and Indonesian: 087-862-360-454
Seminyak:7 PM Mon-Wed-Fri – Sat and 9 am daily at Jl Drupadi II, # 80 next to Art Republic
Ubud:        Mon-Sat 9 am, Café Wahyu Jl Sewi Sita on football field, Sun 10:30 Café Wahyu
             Tues/Sun 7 pm Casa Luna, Jl Raya Ubud on the Palace street Nusa Dua
             Sunday morning 10 am Nusa Dua Beach Grill – Geger Beach 081-338-203-729
             Bukit Tues 7 PM Swell Restaurant Jl Uluwatu, Bakingsari, Ungasan
Sanur: Wednesdays at Gateway for Bilingual Meeting
             Thursday 4:30 at Manik Organic, next to Parigata Spa Jl Danau Tamblingam
             Sundays 10 am at Art Café in front of Mercure

Al Anon – 5:30 Saturday and Wed at  Jl Drupdi II # 80

Narcotics Anonymous: in English, 081-33853-9592; in Bahasa Indonesia, 081-805-682-356 www.na-bali.org

Debtors Anonymous - 0821-4757-4545

Bali Bulldogs Expat Football (Soccer) Social Team - football club catering for Kindergarten, juniors, girls and seniors football all played within a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Bali Community Choir meets every Tuesday evening at the Gateway Community Center on Jalan Danau Batur Sari No.3 in Sanur (across from the Canang Sari Restaurant on the same street that leads to the Bali International School). For more information contact: Brendan O'Donnell volunteer conductor (English) 0813-53120682, Ricky (Indonesian) 087-761-016-200, or Jane (English) 0812-3870469.

Bali Geckos - Australian Rules football club - www.facebook.com/baligeckos

Bali International Cricket Club - social cricket on Sundays at Sidakarya field at 11:00am. Contact the Secretary, Ian Jasper, Ph: 0818-893434

Bali School of the Dramatic Arts - offers drama and music courses - www.balisoda.com

Bali Sports Foundation - an NGO initiating sports programmes all over Bali for both expats and nationals. The Foundation offers free rugby, basketball, soccer, netball and swimming training sessions in various locations. Volunteer coaches are also very welcome! for more information, visit www.balisports.com

BIWA - Bali International Women's Association. Balinese DancerBIWA is a social and community welfare based association for Indonesian and expatriate women residing in Bali. Our activities include a monthly lunch, social welfare visits to villages we are helping, and coffee mornings to promote friendship and other outings. We also fund a dental bus which visits villages for checkups and treatments. New members will be made to feel very welcome! BIWA Center, Jalan D. Tandakan No. 5 - Sanur, Denpasar, Bali,  Tel (361) 286-564 and (0361) 746-9607 Website www.biwa-bali.org

Bali Hash House Harriers - founded back in 1976 and they run twice a week. There are several Hash groups in Bali. Visit their websites for more information: www.bali-hash.com and www.balihhh2.com

BaliPod.com - Community forum for expats living in Bali www.balipod.com

Cricket Bali - CricketBali

Kuta Small Business Association
Tel./Fax +62 361 758 995, Jl Raya Legian 138, Kuta, Bali.

KSBA assists in the general recovery and a community based development of Kuta, as well as promoting tourism and trade in Bali. Structured as a board, the KSBA has a healthy mix of Balinese, Indonesian and expatriate members.

Piston Broke Bali - social motorbike club with members from around the world. Founded in 1995 by a couple of expatriates to get a group together with similar interests like riding a bike and partying. Organizes group bike riding, bike shows and fundraisers for local charities. The clubhouse is at “Anna’s Warung “in Sanur. So if you like a party, the odd beer or two and don't mind throwing your leg over a motorbike ! ... come and join Piston Broke Bali. The club also raises money for local orphanages and charities. Members live in Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Europe. For information contact Wazza, Gringo or Piston Broke at pistonbrokebali@gmail.com - www.pistonbrokebali.com

Raffles Golf Club - Raffles Golf is a non-profit social club based at New Kuta Golf course in Bali where expat club members visitors meet for social tournaments every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tee off timne is different each day. We welcome all local and visiting expats (both ladies and gentlemen). Join in our competitions and presentation at the 19th hole. For more information, visit www.rafflesgolfbali.com

Rotary Clubs in Bali - Helping Balinese in Need

Rotary Club of Bali - Seminyak
www.rotaryseminyak.org

Rotary Club Bali - Nusa Dua
rotarybali.org

Rotary Club Bali - Ubud Sunset
www.rotarybaliubudsunset.org

Rotaract Club of Bali - Nusa Dua
rotaractbali.org

Rotary Club of Bali - Kuta
rotary.balikuta.org

Rotary Club of Bali - Lovina
www.rotarybalilovina.org


Royal Bali Yacht Club - www.royalbaliyachtclub.com

Sanur Residents - community project group, call 281-685 Meetings second Thursday monthly

Skal International - Professional tourism industry association. Call Al Purwa at 751-517 or Brian Watson at 701-638

Wonderful beaches in BaliTennis Club - Nusa Dua Beach Hotel

Ubud Men's Support Group - Tuesday, 6:00 call Jim at (Ubud) 974-393

Women's Life Drawing Group - Thursday, Seniwati Studio, Ubud, Tel. 975-485; 0812-394-6595 Wed, Sat, Sun 2-5 pm; With Mary Northmore and the Seniwati Women's Gallery in Ubud 970-827.

Life Drawing Classes at Manik Organic – Saturday at 1. Jl Danau Tamblingan next to Parigata Spa

Click for information on foreign-language religious services

For a comprehensive listing of Bali community organizations, see the Bali Advertiser Community Events section.

recreation in Bali

SPORTS & RECREATION

Yoga

Balispirit Yoga Studio and Café
Jl. Hanoman No. 44
Ubud, Bali
Tel. (62-361) 970-992
Fax (62-361) 973-361
Email expat@balispirit.com
Website www.balispirit.com

Come to Bali and join Balispirit for a yoga class, weekend workshop or retreat! As the only fully eqipped yoga studio in Bali, all of our teachers are internationally certified by the Yoga Alliance. Balispirit Yoga Studio and Cafe is an earth-friendly, socially responsible and health-mind-body conscious organization. Join us for a Bali Yoga Holiday and find your peace of mind with Balispirit.

 

 

Golf

Bali Golf and Country Club, Nusa Dua 771-791

Bedugul 288-94, Bali Handara, Bali Nirvana . Tanah Lot
Udayana Driving Range - Jl Hang Tuah, Sanur 289-603

Bali Golf Connection
Handles groups and individuals.
Jl. Wira 14, Sanur Bali. 258-076
(in Surabaya 031-752-1420)

Denpasar Golf Club
Jl. Hangtuah #58
Sanur 288-884

Martial Arts

Eli Martial Arts 461-420
Tai Chi Tel. 0816-4703167 Contact: Sunjata

Dojo Aora
Jl Nakula, 2nd floor of Kawan mini Market
272-9737 dojoaora@hotmail.com
Judo, Aikido, Karate, Capoerira,Thai Boxing,
plus Yoga and  various Dance styles

Misc

Bali Cycling Operator - www.balicycling.com
Rock Climbing Wall Tel. 481-482 Email: dchieppa@indo.net.id

Spas in Bali

Mandara (several branches) - Bali Hati Spa-Ubud
Bali Hati Spa-Ubud / Jl Raya Andong on the way to Tegallalang
Jari Menari, Jl. Raya Basangkasa #47, Seminyak

 

 

payment of utilities in Bali

UTILITIES

Electricity in Bali fluctuates and goes out often. Be prepared. Check for generator facilities in apartment type units and explore oil/emergency lamps if not. Make sure that your computer has a UPS AND a stabilizer - it will save you lots of heartache! If your electricity seems to be acting up more than is normal even for Bali, send someone to PLN and ask them to come and check, especially around 6 PM when usage is maximal. Don't just call.

TeleTel. There are no special problems but perspective tenants should check the house to see that there is actually a working phone. There are some areas where it is difficult to get a land line and you might have to wait quite a while. However, a persistent expat, who can get past the front desk and speak to the "Senior Officer", will often find that in fact there are some lines available (for the persistent!). There are now ‘flexi’ phones working off of satellites so it is not as dire an issue as in the past.

Internet Service ProvidersBalinese Dancer

indo.net.id
bali.net
centrin.net.id
dnet.net.id
gecko.co.id
indosat.com
spot.net.id

Information on ADSL service through Telkom Speedy

Centrin Wireless, JL Kaliasem NO 11 A, 228228, Fax 229-786

Water: many homes have city water. If so, you MUST choose bottled water - the city water leaves white deposits on the flowers! Some homes have well water. If so, it is advised to also have a water tower so you will have a supply of water even if the electricity is out and the pump is not able to function.

Hansip/Garbage - costs and service of both depend on local conditions. Price of daily garage pick up and monthly hansip (Security) services vary according to the neighborhood. Some Sanur residents pay as much as 75,000 for garbage though the collector speaks English!

payment of utilities in Bali

SHOPPING

Food - grocery stores and supermarkets

Dijon  Food SpecialitiesDijon Food Specialties - food specialties shop in Kuta Poleng. Focus on imported items for the expat community (cheeses, olives, vinegars, dairy items, meat and salamis, pastas, grains and DIJON brand jams). Local bakeries supply bread daily. Local and imported vegetables and fruit. Tel. (0361) 759-636 Fax (0361) 759-783 Email info@dijon-bali.com

Ubud Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays 9:30-2:00 at Pizza Bagus, Pengosekan and Wednesday 930-2 at Cafe Arma Pengosekan. Lots of variety - vegetables, fruits, skin care, non-chemical soap, rice, tofu (best in Indonesia) tortillas, jam and salad dressings, breads, cakes and cookies, seeds, growing books in Indonesian, soy milk, healing plants, eggs, incense... well, that's just a start!  It's great fun and great karma!

Hero - on Jl. Teuku Umar, is the only HERO in town. Not the best selection of imported items and stock is not consistent but better than nothing. Now includes an outlet of Guardian Pharmacy

Pepito's - Jl. Kediri No. 36A, Kuta Tel. (0361) 759-112
Modern supermarket in Tuban. Expensively equipped, reasonably well stocked. Good fruit selection. Fresh seafood, a variety of pre-cooked items.

Galael - in Kuta as well. Same old, same old.

Matahari - large complex near the Simpang Siur roundabout- also has a hypermarket.

Supermarket Bintang - in Kuta and Ubud. Small but has lots of items

Tiara Dewata - downtown Denpasar, has everything from groceries to books. Newer outlet near Ace Hardware also convenient and reasonably complete but mostly local products. Tiara Grosir on Jl Cokroaminto is a good place to shop for volume items but only Indonesian goods basically.

Carrefour: on Sunset Road, the only huge European retail oriented supermarket. Typical two story with parking, lots of outside vendors and places to eat.

Papaya: Japanese supermarket with full range of Japanese foods, fresh meats, vegetables and fruit. Some prepared Japanese goodies and lots of alcohol. Also includes a bakery on the premises.

Lotte - giant wholesale warehouse, bulk buying. Jl. By Pass. Basically for people who are selling on. Kitchen selection, small bakery and restaurant inside. Furniture outside. Good place to start out to get brooms and ice trays and waste baskets etc

Gourmet Garage Tel. 701-650 - Wide variety of imported foods, cookbooks, professional cooking equipment for even the fussiest of chefs. Fresh seafood selection. Also features J BAY Ice Cream in many flavors.

Bali Deli, Jl. Kunti and in Sanur at Jl Danau Tamblingan. Big range of imported goods with inside/outside restaurant.

Sunrise Organic Market, 735-824 Speak with Dewi

Grocer and Grind: Jl Kayu Jati 3 x, Petitinget/738-401. New location in Jimbaran Square and Sanur on Jl Danau Tamblingan. Café and gourmet provisions

Hardy’s: a Balinese owned chain of supermarkets. Nusa Dua and Sanur/ Tabanan

Bali Rungu Organic Farm, Owner - Gede Green, Phone 0813-38721705, Baturiti, Bali. Support a Bali-owned and managed 2-hectare organic farm, three years old and growing rapidly. Deliveries to restaurants, hotels, and homes and sales at the Ubud Organic Farmers Market.  Large variety of organically grown vegetables and some fruits. 

Elsombrero – made in Bali Flour and Corn Tortillas, Nacho chips, Taco shells
Elsombrero_bali@hotmail.com

White Box – Nusa Dua and Ubud – bakery/pastry items
Info@whiteboxbali.com

Petani – Sunday Sate Bazaar at Alaya Resort Ubud, Jl Hanoman  972-200
Kids’ activities and acoustic music every Sunday 11-2

Enchanted BooksBooks

Enchanted Books, Kerobokan, 10:00am - 6:00pm daily - Reading for small people

Gramedia – Simpang Siur Mall

Periplus – Simpang Siur Mall/Hardy's Sanur and at Carrefour on Sunset Road

Coffee and Coffee Equipment

Bhineka Jaya on Jl Gaja Mada just after the Jl Sulawesi crossing. GREAT coffee served in the old shop opened in the 30s.

Kopi Bali House - Jl. By Pass Sanur. Large selection of coffee accessories, coffee and the restaurant is now open.

Clothing

Animale - women's clothes - Kuta Square, Ubud. Factory outlet at the Galaiel intersection, 757-015 with a newer one in front of Bintang. Open daily 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, closed Sundays.

Consignment Store - Used goods and also new stuff
Jl Kampus Ubud 110, Jimbaran, 874-0007

Milo Designs - Kuta Square. Super elegant silks

Lucy’s Batik - 795-1275, Jl Raya Basangkasa 88, Seminyak

Kecak Dance Paul Ropp - Biasa in Seminyak, also in new Ace Hardware Mall, and Ubud on the Amandari road.

Birkenstock footwear - Jl Legian 350, Kuta

By the Sea - Jl. Legian 186, 757-7751

DFS Galleria - Simpang Siur - resort wear for men / women / kids.

Kidsagogo 768-097
Great colors and designs for small people. Next to Hard Rock Mega store, Sogo Senayan, Keris Gallery Nusa Dua.

Legian and Seminyak - lots of boutique type shops literally line the streets

Matahari Dept Store - Kuta Square and Kuta Galleria Mall - mainly locally made items, a few imports

Ramayana outlet in Mall on Jl. Diponegoro - mainly locally made items. Also has Guardian pharmacy.

Matahari Galeria, Simpang Siur - has a variety of stores including Gramedia - for books, Periplus, shoes and sports things, home décor goodies at Vinotti, Disc Tara, Baskin & Robbins - for ice cream, Bread Talk, JCO Donuts, Ryoshi branch and many new Indonesian food outlets.

Body & Soul - Kuta Square and Jl. Legian - 756-297 - very youthful styles. Now carries a new kiddies line

Adopt a Co-Op: Widows of the Bali Bombing group making tee shirts and polo shirts for hotels, school groups, sports groups or any uniform shirts. Good quality, reasonable prices and fast service. Your order directly helps these fine women provide for their families. Contact Ni Luh at 081-2468-4554 oOr Erni at erni_erniati@yahoo.com

Furniture

Taruemas Furniture - Showroom and workshop at Jl Tangkuban Perahu 6D, Kerobokan, Tel. 731-808
Interesting designs with a new look at old ship wood.

Home Accessories

Kids' Star, Istana Kuta Galleria 2/7, 769-299 - Beds, Wallpapers, etc.

Cocoon 705-054 - Just before the Intercontinental Hotel on the left. Fine items for gifts and home décor. Right before the Intercon on the left.

Vinotti 752-723,752-720 - In the mall at the Simpang Siur roundabout. Second outlet in new Kuta mall between Kuta Square and Waterbom. Now also opened near Kuta Square. Candles, tableware, frames, furniture, etc., all nicely designed.

Housewares / Garden Equipment

Ace Hardware - Istana Mall and Galleria Mall. Huge selection of household wares

Sports equipment

Jl. Diponegoro - several shops on this street - Kuta Square
Matahari - Kuta and Galleria Mall stores

Balloons & Flowers

Balloon & Bunga Tel. 731-777, 0812-3929158
Contact Pak Christian

More information on Florists and Ordering Flowers in Indonesia

Jewelery

Pearls and Gem Stones -736-880

Bali Beads - 298-903 Celuk

Musical Instruments

Tom's - 766-788 on the Sanur side of the Simpang Siur intersection

Pasar (Local Markets):

Badung Central Market - Jl Gaja Mada Denpasar
Kuta Market - Jl Raya Kuta
Kumbasari Market - across from Badung, for fabric and handicrafts
Pasar Guang – on the way to Sukawati Market
Sanglah Market - Jl Diponegoro
Sindhu Market - Jl Danau Tamblingan, Sanur
Sukawati Market - Gianyar Sukawati
Ubud Market - Jl Raya Ubud

Toys

Junior Toys - Rimo Center, Jl Diponegoro 2nd floor D-16

Rosada Dollhouse Maker
Kerobokan   Tel:279-6632
Rosada_talib@yahoo.com

Toys R Us, Matahari Mall, Simpang Siur

medical care in Bali

MEDICAL CARE

International SOS, Bali
SOS Medika - Bali (Clinic and Assistance Centre)
Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 505X,
Daily offeringsKuta 80221
Clinic Tel. (62-361) 720 100, 710 544
Admin Fax Fax (62-361) 721 919
24 Hour Assistance Centre Tel. 0361 710 505
24 Hour Assistance Centre Fax 0361 710 515
Email: sos.bali@internationalsos.com
Website www.internationalsos.com
Clinic Technical Advisor: Jytte Kristoffersen

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Daisy Retreat
Jimbaran, Bali
Tel. +62 (0) 8579-2504719
Email suenunley@daisyretreat.com, enquire@daisyretreat.com
Website www.daisyretreat.com

Daisy Retreat, Bali is an extremely effective residential Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy Retreat clinic offering  psychotherapy for a range of emotional and anxiety disorders.  Our consultant CBT Psychotherapist, Ellie Donnelly BA MSc, has over twenty years of experience with the UK’s leading mental health organizations, as well as having her own London based practice. Our Clinical Psychologist, Reina Ritma Wangsadjaja M.Psi, Psi, focuses on our Indonesian (non English speaking) clients as well as overseeing Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy and Relaxation Therapy.

Daisy Retreat Therapy Options:

Our results with our clients are MEASURABLE.

  • Reduced anxiety levels after 20 hours (average) CBT:  75%
  • Reduced depression levels after 20 hours (average) CBT:  80%

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is the clinically recommended frontline treatment for wide range of mood and anxiety disorders* including, but not limited to: Depression, Obsessive, Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobias, Eating Disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, Anger management, Sleep problems, such as Insomnia, problems related to alcohol misuse

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health issues, please contact Daisy Retreat. To schedule your FREE initial consultation or to make an appointment, please contact us. Initial consultantions can be made in person or via Skype. We are here to HELP.

 

Other Medical Providers:

Mobile Health Care - Kim Patra SRN/RM - Tel/ Fax 283-541 Hp 081-2366-0000

Bali's well known nurse and auther of "In the Arms of Angels". Specializing in women's health, babies and children. Services also include, Physiotherapist, home nursing, GP consult and emergency assistance and health insurance.

Holistic Healing Centre
Ubud
healing@indosat.net.id

The Holistic Healing Center concentrates on Naturopathy or the Healing Power of Nature which is basically a holistic approach to health and disease. Naturopathy/Homeopathy attempts to create the conditions which enable a body to heal itself. One aspect is Iridology or the science of analyzing the iris to determine predispositions to certain conditions before they have become acute and difficult to manage. A strong part of the program is NAET or Dr. Nambudipad's Allergy Elimination Techniques. Undiagnosed allergies contribute to many diseases most of us don't even suspect and this treatment is totally non intrusive, non oral and safe for young children. Also offers hypnotherapy, iridology, herbal remedies, nutrional advice, detox programs, and sells vitamins and supplements.

YPK Bali Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy treatment from Australian trained physiotherapist who is volunteering her services at YPK Bali. YPK specialises in back and neck pain, sports injuries, joint pains, Pilates, women’s health and neurological problems such as stroke, Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Cost is Rp180,000 for initial consultation and RP150,000 for all appointments thereafter. All treatment fees go directly towards the physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatment of disabled Balinese people who cannot afford health services. Please contact Lizzy on 0361 228530 / 0812 364 78461 between 8am and 2pm Monday – Friday to book an appointment or further discuss YPK’s services and how your physiotherapy fees will help those less fortunate. Jl Badak Agung No. 18 – Renon, Denpasar

Mana Holistics - Jl Raya Pettitinget 198 X next to Hu’u Bar and across from the Living Room – 318-5634
Includes Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Clinical Psychology, Rolfing, Lymphatic drainage, Psychotherapy all from trained professionals. www.manaholistics.com

Massage

Cozy Reflexology Center
Jl. Sunset, Blok A/3, Jl. Puputan Renon
Tel 766-762
Great 90 minute soothing sessions at very reasonable prices

Hospitals

Bali International Medical Center (BIMC)
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Siur, Bali
Tel. (361) 761-263
Fax (361) 764-345
Email info@bimcbali.com
Web site http://www.bimcbali.com

Clinic, diagnostic center and emergency care center. Off the By Pass at the Simpang Siur roundabout. Membership as well as one off visits. Open 24 hours. They are the center for RH Negative group in Bali. Now featuring the long distance doctor program which allows a doctor in Bali to get a second opinion with a video conference option. Enjoy the expertise of overseas medical specialists while staying in Bali. Bimcare is a new program for all medical needs. New facilities include in patient rooms and operating theater.

BIMC has also opened a new and more complete hospital facility in the Nusa Dua Complex.

Graha Asih Hospital Tel. 62-361 764-860
Private hospital offering 24 hour services on the way to the airport.
Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai # 33 X
Emergency Unit 24 hours
http://www.grahaasih.com

RS Sanglah Tel. 62-361227-911
Jl P Diponegoro

RS Kasih IbuTel. 62-361 237-016
Jl Teuku Umar 120 223-036
(Also known for maternity)

Surya Husadha Hospital Tel. 62-361-233-787
Jl. Pulau Serangan 7 Denpasar Fax 62-361-231177 www.suryahusadha.com
(also known for maternity)

RS Graha Husada
Jl Cokroaminoto 30 423-467

RS Dharma Usadha
Jl Jendr. Sudirman 50 227-560

Prima Medica – Jl Sesetan near old gas station - A new addition to the hospital scene which gets good reviews.

Arurveda Health Center - Personal consultation with Indian Ayurvedic Practioner, Ayurvedic treatments, dietery and lifestyle advice, and medicines. Stress Management Programs/Detox or Panchakarma Programmes. Ayurvedic cooking classes Banjar Nyuh Kuning/Ubud0361- 971-118 or 085 85725-9947  www.amrtasiddhi.com

Dentists

Dr. Herman Kusuman, DDS - Jl Raya Sesetan 275 A, directly across from IALF. Tel. 228-531/744-5955 Trained in Taiwan and very conscientious. Highly recommend. Herkus5@yahoo.com. Dr. L. Cynthia H. Orthodontist practices in the same location

Dr. Soecipto at 222-541 near the Bank Permata in Jl. Diponogoro 150 A32/34. sucipto_angga@yahoo.com Three dentists in this family, all recommended, but sometimes hard to get an appointment.

Dr. Ritje Rihatina, MHPEd, Surgery at Nusa Dua Dental Clinic, 81A Pratama Street, Nusa Dua, Phone 771-324 Trained in Australia and Singapore.

Dr. Wigianto at 234-918, Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 96, Denpasar

Heraing Aids/Products

Hearing Aid CenterBarong Mask
Sales and service
Jl Nusa Indah 148, 2nd floor
237-767, 207-7058
balihearingcenter@ymail.com

Audiotone Hearing products
Jl Teuku Umar 74 xx
272-0962
info@audiotone.biz

education for expat children in Bali

EDUCATION

International Schools in Bali

Australian International School
Jl. Kerobokan Raya No. 44
Banjar Taman, Kuta Bali 80361
Tel. (0361) 734 936, 734 937
Fax (0361) 732 209
Email bali@ais-indonesia.com
Website www.ais-indonesia.com
John Milliss, Head of School
Curriculum - Preschool to Year 12
Enrollment - 190

Canggu

Canggu Community School
Banjar Tegal Gundul No. 2
Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa (before Berawa Beach)
Canggu, Bali
TeleTel. (0361) 415-554
Information: 0812-3806210 (10am - 5pm)

A friendly primary school that uses a mix of British and Australian curricula, set in lovely surroundings. For children aged 3-12 years.

Denpasar

Yayasan Taman Mahatma Gandhi School
Jl. Cokroaminoto No. 382
Ubung Kaja, Denpasar Barat, Bali
Tel. (0361) 414-849, 431-693
Fax (0361) 414-859
Email mahatmag@indosat.net.id
Website http://www.mcollege.web.id

High Scope Indonesia
Jl Gatot Subroto IV/18 Denpasar
416-469

Jimbaran

Pelangi Jimbaran
Jl. Nuansa Udayana Utama No. 3
Kori Nuansa Jimbaran, Bali
Tel. (62-361) 746-0375 / 746-0376 , 271-182 or 0856-3714161
Email bali_pelangi@yahoo.com

Kerebokan/Legian

Umalas Kids Club - Daycare and Preschool
Umalas Kids Club - Daycare and PreschoolJl Umalas Lestari 28
Kerobokan, Bali
Tel: 0361-8499441
Email info@umalaskidsclub.com
Website www.umalaskidsclub.com
Facebook page

Umalas Kids Club is a daycare, playgroup and learning center for children between one to five years old located at safe and prime residential area in Kerobokan, Bali. The school has great access from nearby residential neighborhoods of Seminyak, Kerobokan, Denpasar and Canggu Area. Our curriculum for the playgroup program is adopted from British Early Years Foundation Stage.

Umalas Kids Club is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm all year round providing steady and quality activities for pre-school children during parent’s working hours. Our center also provides half day program from 9am to 12pm and a full day program from 9am to 3pm. Our extended program activities and babysitting is available from 3pm to 5pm.

 

Ecole Internationale Française de Bali
Banjar Umalas Kauh No. 76
Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali 80117
Tel. (0361) 732-314
Fax (0361) 732-315
eifbali.com

Taman Kanak-Kanak Montesorri School Bali
Jl. Lasmana No. 66x (Oberoi)
Kerobokan, Denpasar 80361 Bali
Tel/Fax (361) 730-028
Email tkmbali@dps.centrin.net.id
2 1/2 to 6 1/2 years old.
Now opening in Sanur

Sunrise School
Jl. Mertasari, Br. Pengubengan
Kauh Kerobokan, Bali
Tel. 0361-735-825, 0361-735-828
Fax 0361-735-834
Email principal@sunriseschoolbali.com
Website: www.sunriseschoolbali.com

British/American curriculum. Ages 3-14 - Local and Expat children welcome. A school dedicated to educating the whole child - 'where learning comes from the heart'. Environmental focus and dedication to community service. "Think Globally, Act Locally, Feel Totally"

The English School
Tel. 735-860
Jl. Kerobokan No. 100A
Kuta

Umalas Village Private School
Tel. 733-095, 736-463
Ages 1-9

Sanur

DO RE MI Playgroup and Kindergarten
Jl. Tukad Yeh Aya No. 88
Renon, Denpasar
Tel. 244-779

Bali International School
Jl. Danau Buyan IV No. 15
Banjar Taman Sari, Sanur
Denpasar, Bali
(P.O. Box 3259, Denpasar)
Phone (62-361) 288-770, 288-467
Fax (62-361) 285-103, 288-770
Email bis@denpasar.wasantara.net.id
Website www.baliinternationalschool.com

Cheeky Monkeys Playgroup
Jl Danau Tamblingan 82
Phone 282-420

Cheeky Monkeys runs a morning playgroup but is also a playground where any child under the age of 6 can come and play until 6 every evening.We also have babysitting.

Dyatmika School
Jl. Pucuk, Banjar Tangtu Kesiman - just north of Sanur off Jl Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra. TK to grade 12, very bicultural at a great location overlooking the water. www.dyatmika.org

Sanur Independent School
Jalan Tukad Nyali
Gang SMU 6 No. 3
Sanur, Bali
Phone (0361) 286-554
Fax (0361) 286-554, 284-410
www.balischool.com

Taman Kanak Kanak Dana Kesuma
Sanur
Tel. (0361) 286-609

Tuban

Gema Angkasa Kindergarten
ages 2-6
Jl. Mandala No. 16, Tuban, Kuta
Tel. 756-915, 0818-557046
Email gema_angkasa@balinetwork.com

Learning Indonesian Language

Indonesia Australia Language Foundation - offers a variety of English and Indonesian language  programs for all ages and levels
Jalan Raya Sesetan 190, Denpasar, Bali 80223, ils@ialf.edu

Lessons

Cooking LessonCooking Lessions

Bumbu Bali - Heinz Von Holzen, Tanjung Benoa 771-256
Casa Luna - Janet de Neffe, Jl Bisma Ubud, 970-708
Puri Ganesha, Diana Von Cranach, Pemuteran, 0362-94766
Down to Earth Vegetarian Gourmet Cooking School – 736-645

Balinese Music 976-339 Ubud
Balinese Dance - 282-575
Yamaha Music School 237-567/226-886
Tennis - Clark Hatch, Ubud 974-393
Taichi / Kung Fu - Grand Sudirman A 42, 241-040
Scuba Mimpi Resort 701-070
Mega Dive Center 288-192
Omni Dive Center 754-484
Surfing - Pro Surf School, 744-1466
Violin - Bavish, 499-209
Tom’s music for all manner of lessons, just off Simpang Siur intersection going to Sanur

Anggun, Bali Cultural House
Jl. Bhineka Jati Jaya 4C, el. 763-299
Ballet, Balinese Dance; Japanese, Indonesian and English instruction.

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HOUSING

Housing is available at all price levels. Many expats live in and around Seminyak and the Kerobokan area. There are also lots of rentals in the Sanur area. Ditto Renon which is not that far from Sanur but on the non-beach side of the by pass. Houses are both one and two stories, some have Balinese flavor, some have pools. Prices of all rentals have gone up tremendously in the past two years so don’t expect miracles if you are on a limited budget.

Lots of classified ads in the local paper, Bali Pos, as well as the paper no expat can do without: The Bali Advertiser. It is around 80-90 pages and comes out, free, every two weeks. Bali Advertiser: Jl. Majapahit No. 46, Kuta Tel. (62-361) 755-392 Fax 764-191 info@BaliAdvertiser.biz Web www.BaliAdvertiser.biz

 

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DINING OUT - Restaurants in Bali

Really not an issue in Bali. Just choose the area you want to eat in. Kuta is full of restaurants, likewise Sanur and Ubud. Types: Chinese all over the place, Indian - mostly Kuta and Sanur but the best is Queens across from Made’s Warung Seminyak , Japanese - three or four branches of Riyoshi, newly opened Sushi Tei on Sunset. For salady lunches - Sanur, Kafe Batu Jimbar and now open for dinner with live music on Thursdays; for open air dinners, La Luciola on the beach in Seminyak for Italian, Warisan is not to be missed but reservations are now necessary for dinner. Ubud has the wonderful Batan Waru and Terazo, same owners. Don’t forget Chris Salens’ Mozaic, the only Michelin starred restaurant in Indonesia. Also Tukmak, Indus and super unusual Lamak. Warung Murni is worth it for the view of the ravine. If you really want to get out, try Kampung Kafe in Tegallang, north of Ubud.

New in Pettitenget, both BIKU for delicious lunches, high tea and all day treats and Café Degan for Indonesian and Thai with a special dessert section that is yummy.

Kafe Batu Jimbar - Jl. Tamblingan, Sanur - homemade dark bread and wonderful cakes, homemade apple butter.

Fast food - well, the usual: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Kentucky, Baskins & Robbins, Hagen Daas, Dunkin Donuts.

For more information on Restaurants in Bali and check out the special Bali Eats website

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SERVICES

Beauty Parlors

Soapsuds – Hairworx
No 7. Pertokoan Teras Bali. Jl By Pass Tuban 764-307/081-138-6867
Sanur Deli Salon, Jl Danau Poso, Sanur 270-544 Hair cuts, highlights, make up for weddings

Business Consulting

Rami Formality Services, PT

JAKARTA Main office:
Jl. RTM #85, RT 04/11
Kelapa Dua, Cimanggis 16951
Jakarta
Tel. (62-21) 872-2711
Fax (62-21) 8770-0908
Mobile 0816-1910525
BALI branch Office:
Maja Huma Residences, No. H2
Jl. Tukad Balian - Renon Kelod
Denpasar, Bali
Tel. 62-361-8005466
Mobile 0816-1910525
YOGYAKARTA branch Office:
Puri Dukuh Asri Blok A-5-6
Gang Banjarsari - Kec. Matrijeron 
Jl. Bantul
Yogyakarta
Mobile 0816-1910525

Email ragustina@rami-services.com
Website www.rami-services.com

Are you looking for assistance in setting up a new foreign investment company in Indonesia? RAMI is the right firm in assist you and give you honest advice in setting up foreign investment company (PT. PMA),  Foreign Representative Office (KPPA),  or even a local company. RAMI also handles complete company permits including periodical reports to related departments such as to the Manpower Department, Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), and Oil & Gas Department, whenever it is required. For sure, RAMI is a reputable firm and gives the best services for business permits in Indonesia.  RAMI does it better!

IndoAdvisors
Jln. Warmadewa No 15
Bali 80228
Tel. +62 361 288254 / +62 361 8820596
Fax +62 812 36295194
Email info@indoadvisors.com
Website www.indoadvisors.com

Sabita Advisory, B7 in Dijon Complex  Tel. 702-416 info@sabitaadvisory.com Immigration/work permits/ Due Diligence and Mediation

Car Rental

Bali Car Rentals Offers car rental service for self driving and or with English-speaking driver. Serivce includes pick up at airport or delivery to hotel or home in Bali. Tel. +62-361-746-0011, 746-0022 Fax. +62-361-420-784 Website www.balicarrentals.com

Cargo

Rim Cargo – 430-693, 744-8025 - A sister company of Sourcing Bali

BCR Cargo - International Movers and Freight forwarders Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai 887, Suwung, 0361-721-004

Computers

Centra Computer 729-115
Contact Rusli

Consulting

Chandra Consulting Taxation, Accounting & Inhouse Training Registered Tax Consultant, Public Accountant and MYOB Distributor. Pertokoan Sudirman Agung A43, Denpasar P. 0361 255 153 F. 0361 255 154 www.chandraconsulting.com

Counseling

Dawn Delgado, US Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, specialist in eating disorders, self injury, depression, trauma, relationship issues,professional burn out and grief. Also trained in breathwork technique, Prana-Fusion.
At MANA, Jalan Raya Petitinget 198 X, next to Hu’u Bar, Tel. 318-5634 

Fiona Paton, BSc, MSc (UK) Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Jalan Hang Tuah, Gang Mawar No.5
Sanur 80227
Tel. 0361 286-558
Hp 0813-38744018
f_paton@hotmail.com

Counseling for stress and anxiety relief, depression, fears and phobias, post trauma, rape and sexual abuse, eating disorders, drug and alcohol problems, relationship and marriage issues, family problems, adaptation to change.

Employment Services

Concord Visa and Employment Tel 769-273

Graphic Design

Matamera Contact: Ayip Tel. 481-906, Jl Imam Bonjol No. 46

TAO: specializing in Japanese language, Contact: Yumi Miyazaki (limited English), 759-626 or fax 759-612, Kuta Poleng A-7

Island Communications: Quality advertising, marketing, and graphic design from expatriates with extensive international experience and prestige client base. Jl. Danau Tamblingan 150, Sanur. Tel. 0361 282010 Fax 0361 287811 Email: info@icommbali.com Web: www.icommbali.com

The Agency: 737-285  Advertising - all types of brochures, magazines, websites, billboards, printing, etc.

Home Repairs

Mr. Fix It - Specialists in home and property maintenance, 288-789 or 081-23847-852

Housing

AA Bali Real Estate 766-550

Bali Property Management Tel. 287-020
Iva 0818-555-582

Bali Procon 261-661

Century 21 245-762

ERA Dewata Tel. (0361) 240 408
Miska Goma - Director erabali@indo.net.id

PR Indonet Realty 764-961

Insurance

PT Asialife Invest - A leading advisory service providing International Health Care and General Insurances to the thousands of expatriates located throughout the South East Asia Region and beyond since 1998. Call us today on 0361 764 488 (ask for Natalie) to obtain details on our extensive range of health care plans and general insurancesincluding villa, hotel, vehicle, factory, travel, business and liability or visit our website at www.asialife.net

Bali Medical Insurance - Accidents and emergencies, individual and family plans, Group rates, Email info@balimedicalinsurance.com

Mediation

Bali’s oldest registered Indonesian Mediation Service, Anjarini from Sabita Advisory Tel. 081239 60920 info@sabitaadvisory.com Mediation for family disputes, company issues or any dispute where two parties are willing to come together and discuss.

Moving

Crown Pacific
Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai 120 E (Simpang Siur) 764-281

Numerology/Tarot Reading

Erna Twechuizen
Jln. Tukad Bilok, Gg V, nr 1,
80226 Renon, Denpasar
Tel./Fax +(62-361) 248-446
Email ertw41@yahoo.com

Pets

Bali Pet Shop Tel. 428-786 (Denpasar branch)
Four locations in Sanur, Denpasar, Kuta and Seminyak selling 'complete products for your lovely animal'.

Bali Kennels, 744-5158

Piano Tuning

Bali Piano Consulting Service
info@balipiano.com
439-475

Pool Builders

Tropial Pool and Spa - 289-104

Printing

Toko Daito 226-756, 223-043 Contact Irma
Quality printing with in shop-darkroom and design section. Good selection of interesting recycled papers. English speaking owners. In Pasar Kereneng, off Hayam Wuruk.

Recycling

Ecobali Recycling Services
Working for a better environment providing solutions to waste disposal in Bali promoting waste separation at source.Weekly collection of plastic, metal, paper and all kind of recyclables for household, villas, schools etc. Also training in composting.
Tel. 0361-7907314 , Email: ecobali@yahoo.com

Shoemaker and Repair

Bukit Something / ex Handayani - shoemaker and repair shop. Jl Danau Poso, Sanur, right where the bypass snakes off at an angle to go to Sanur Deli. Good neat work although not particularly delicate. Still, with no Laba Laba in Bali, it's a good find.

Sourcing

Sourcing Bali, a leading sourcing and buying agency 744-8025 sales@sourcing-bali.com

Transportation

DEAN - Driver with Distinction
Mobile 0818-344-807
Email bali-dean@dps.centrin.net.id
Website www.balibestdriver.com

Owns his own car and is available for daily, weekly rates. Speaks good Englishand some Japanese, knows the island well and has worked for expats for many years. Careful driver. Can recommend this person and his great sense of humor as well as his good driving!

Travel

KCBJ Travel
751-517
Jl Raya Kuta 127
www.kcbtours.com

Matangi Tours
Jl. Lestari # 9X
Br. Umalas Kauh, Kerobokan
Tel 739-820 Fax 731-403
Email matangi@idola.net.id
Not the normal tours! Off the beaten track ideas

Air Bali Tel.767-466 Fax 766-581
Helicopter and seaplane charter flights. Island tours to Komodo and Lombok. Medical evacuations. Search and rescue missions.

Vets

BSPA Veterinary Clinic And Boarding Kennel
24 hour care, grooming, whelping, day care, international standard veterinarians
782-221
Jl Pendidikan, Sidakarya

Visas, Setting up a Company and Land Issues

Sabita Advisory Tel. 750099 - 753023
Contact Ibu Anjar Kencahyati
Email info@sabitaadvisory.com

Austrindo: Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai, Dewa Ruci
Contact Peter Johnson

Notaris:
Pak Eddy Nyoman Winartha, SH Tel. 759-776,766-911: Fax 766-909

Water

Aqua Pure
Sterilzations Systems
Tel 281-969

Starfish Bali - The world’s most advanced water purification technology is chemical and filter free with exceptional microbiological kill power and chemincal removal capabilities. Results have been independently tested and certified.
info@starfishbali.com

Weddings

Bali Weddings International
By Pass Sanur #103
Bali Bridal Boutique
Tel/ fax 287-516
Email info@baliweddingsinternational.com

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THINGS NOT TO MISS

Bali Elephant Park - Jl Elephant Park, Tao, Ubud 721-480 www.baliadveturetours.com
Elephant rides and feeding the animals. Food facilities available. Can also include rafting.

Bali Fun World – Jl Lettu I Wayan Sutha II, Batuan, Sukawati = 294-924, info@balifunworld.com

Bali Marine and Safari Park - Jl By Pass Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra km 19.8  950-000, Includes food and accommodation if desired. Exciting rides and a splash pool.

Bird Park – Jl Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Batubulan, Gianyar – 299 352. Includes a Reptile Park as well as a collection of 1,000 birds.

Horseback riding
Kuda Stable – Gang Sabana, Banjar Kand Kang, Perenenan 0812-383-0731 Packages available.
Bali Island Horse – Yeh Gangga, 731-407   1 or 2 hour rides.
Umalas Equestrian Resort – Jl Lestari 9X, Umalas Kauh 731402  Has 5 guest rooms, pool and restaurant.

Jenggala: PT Jenggala Keramik on the Uluwatu II road in Jimbaran. Aside from a wonderful selection of ceramics, wood and silver chopsticks, glassware, there is a small café and a gallery with exhibits changing about every 3 months.

Neka Museum: Ubud. Great collection of a variety of artists and styles.

Peek A Boo - Not to be missed for kids, Peek a boo is located strategically on the bypassnear Sanur. Pee a boo is dedicated to pleasing both  kids under 9 and their parents.1,000 sqm of play space both indoor and outdoor.Indoor has soft playhouse, ball pool, interactive toys, books, car rides and play kitchen.Outdoor? swing and jungle sets, rocking horse, places to climb and trampoline.Peek a boo also offers music and dance classes, karate classes and has its own café. A great place to play and to have a party. For more information,0361-282-638/fax 282-521 www.peekaboofun.com

Threads of Life: a shop and an organization. The shop is in Ubud, on Jl. Kajeng near the palace. You can see different types of weaving and get an idea from books and brochures about the tremendous work Jean and William are doing to bring back old techniques of weaving and dying in several parts of eastern Indonesia. They commission work to sell in the USA to bring back funds to do more. A great idea and one that certainly needed doing - just in time before the skills die off totally.

Sanur Village Festival: annual festival at Sanur Beach. Includes traditional boat races, water sports competition,bazaar and food festival, beach games, art exhibition, and culinary challenge. www.sanurvillagefestival.com

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival: held annually in October. www.ubudwritersfestival.com for more information

Waterbom: a great complex of water activities with several food outlets. One of a kind water slides including the macaroni tube - everything anyone needs and more. Open daily. Jl Kartini Tuban, Kuta 755-676

Yayasan Senyum / Smile Shop: Jl Sriwidari, Banjar Taman, Ubud, just past Seniwati Gallery. Thrift shop to support operations for facial surgery in kids who cannot afford proper medical treatment. 0813-384-674-98

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Indonesian Government Offices

Directorate General of Tax
Bali Regional Office
241-555. 263-895
Humas.bali@pajak.go.id

 

FOREIGN CONSULATES

Download a listing of Foreign Consulates in Bali [pdf 42 KB]

For other consulates, contact the embassy of the country in Jakarta to ask for information on their consulate's office in Bali.

Honorary Consulate of the Slovak Republik in Bali
Jl. Gunung Agung No. 93
Denpasar 80118
Email konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com
Tel. (0361) 900-5583
Fax (0361) 426-477
Office hours: Monday – Friday: 08.00–16.00, Saturday: 08.00–13.00
Dr. Jurgen Schreiber – Honorary Consul

Consulate of Switzerland
Jl. Ganetri No. 9D, Gatot Subroto Timur
Denpasar, 80235 Bali Indonesia
Tel. +62 361 878 4343
Emergencies: 0811-3850041
Fax +62 361 878 4466
Email bali@honrep.ch
Website www.eda.admin.ch/jakarta
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00–13.00
Mr Gerhard L. Nutz – Honorary Consul

The Consulate of Switzerland is also the handling agent for Liechtenstein and Austria.

BALI BASED NGOs

Eco Bali - Promoting responsible waste disposal on the island of Bali Sustainable Solutions to Waste Management

Idep foundation - We are an Indonesian NGO working to develop Education, Permaculture and Training to help Indonesia Develop Sustainably.

Senang Hati Foundation - Working for a society that welcomes and values the equal participation of people with disabilities.

Bumi Sehat Bali - Bumi Sehat: Gentle Births for a Peaceful Future

SOS - Sumatran Orangutan Society - Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered. Habitat loss and poaching are pushing them towards imminent extinction. Every minute, every day an area equal to six football fields of indonesian forest disappears!

Bali with Kids - a dedicated book for families spending time in Bali with their children! The guidebook lists over 300 kid friendly places and activities for families and gives full contact details, price range and age appropriateness for each entry. The book lists long time favorites as well as the latest kid friendly venues. In addition Bali with Kids readers will benefit from several discounts offered by the companies listed. It's a colourful and lively book and the feedback from families has been very positive so far. Their motto is: "Happy Kids Make Happy Parents". Parents can subscribe to their monthly newsletter on the website. Read selected articles from Bali With Kids!

Bali Shopping Frenzy for Kids - Itinerary Idea
Spending A Couple of Days in Ubud with Kids
Northwest Bali Escapade with Kids
Snorkeling Trip for Kids to Amed and Tulamben – the East Coast of Bali


A great forum for people traveling to Bali is the Bali Travel Forum.

If you have updates to this information to contribute on living in Bali, please contact us.

 

Our thanks to long-term resident of Indonesia, Susan Scherer, for researching and compiling the information for this page. Thanks also to Mike Spengel for his contributions.

Last updated October 12, 2013

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