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We noticed that the travel advisory issued by our country Australia is 4 (second highest) but have been told that this level has not changed since 2002. Does anyone know if that is true?

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    Yes that is true. I'll be there in December and I won't be going to nightclubs either, and avoiding Kuta. I certainly wouldn't sit in the window seats at the front of a bar on Legian Street. Did you know they've re-opened Paddy's Bar and called it "Paddy's - reloaded".
    Tension is high in Bali at the moment because the spiritual leader of the Bali bombers, Abu Baku Bashir, is on trial for inciting others to commit terrorist acts. Also, there was a tightening of security following the bombing of a christian chiuch in east java.... and then there was the killing of Osama Bin laden.
    A work colleague who recently returned said security was very, very tight at the airport.
    look, it's POTENTIALLY a target. The "reconsider your need to travel" warning has been in place since 2002 for good reason (and the Australian government has intelligence reports that I and the general public know nothing about) and yet about 40,000 Australians A MONTH go there and return safely.
    The thing in your favour is that you don't nightclub and you're not going to Kuta.... smart move, probably makes your trip to Bali no more dangerous than holidaying in your home town. about 7 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I was just in Bali in April and I felt VERY safe. The United States lifted their travel ban in 2009, I think. We met several Australians while we were there. The Balinese are the friendliest people I have EVER met! I have 2 recommendations for drivers for you. #1 Kadek Sukra: phone--(0361) 757692 or mobile --081 24621949. Gede Darma: mobile 62 361 9222257 or email at gede1008@yahoo.com. Kadek speaks better English. They are located in the Kuta area but they drove us everywhere. I HIGHLY recommend Puri Lumbung Cottages-Taman Puri Cottages. I Think I stayed in cottage #26. It's beyond incredible and the spa treatments are amazing and inexpensive.

    If you do go, please enjoy! about 7 years ago

    Answered by kldCT via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Bali is very safe now. And the person who bombed it is dead by now. It's a very safe place but not as crowded as it used to. If you're visiting Bali, take some time to visit another part of Indonesia while you're there. There's thousands of beautiful beaches media havent exposed yet :) almost 7 years ago

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    Stop being pussies. It's fine over 6 years ago

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    Bali is safe at anytime over 6 years ago

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    Just returned from 9 days in Bali. I felt safe but I'll never step foot on that filthy island ever again! The beach in Legion looked like a convoy of garbage trucks dumped garbage from the water's edge to the tree line for as far as I could see. The odors in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and virtually every where else was awful. It was a combo of puke, sewage, rotten garbage and insence. I wouldn't recommend going there to my worst enemy. I think drunks, smokers, and party animals like it for cheap booze, cheap wife beater tank-tops/singlets, taxis, cheap accommodations and massages. Don't go there, Trust me, unless you want a full dose of Bali Belly that'll last for a week after you get home. Yuck! over 6 years ago

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    You will not have any issues, Bali is no more dangerous than anywhere else in the world in the current world climate. My family and I were in Bali when the 2005 bombs went off and have travelled there several times since and have never felt threatened. I feel more insecure when I visit western countries. Go head north to the hills and have a blast over 6 years ago

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    Feeling sorry for you Steeliepete69. You obviously didnt venture outside the tourist traps of Kuta.

    I'm quite the discerning traveller and absolutely love Bali. I never go to the bogan haunts in the Kuta region, just like I steer clear from the bogan areas of Sydney. over 6 years ago

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    Hi guys, im Indonesian, first im very Sorry for what happened in Kuta...but bombing is every whete now in this world right ? I just wanna tell you all...my country "INDONESIA" still a safe place for tourist and you may visit it any time... over 6 years ago

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    The odds are that you'll be safe. The people of Bali are so friendly so that's not an issue, and terrorism is all over the world. I've felt 100% safe evert time I have gone. over 6 years ago

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