Invading Bali.

Bali island

Don’t let it happen.

With the rash of recent problems with foreigners in Bali, there needs to be a real quick reality check. Why can all these foreigners like Russians get away with rudeness, belligerent behavior, and overstay? It seems that every foreigner wants to ignore the laws. No helmets, no shirts, no brains for that matter. Speaking from experience, a wipeout on a scooter can be painful. The least you can do is cover your head. The police should have a simple rule…

No helmet, no riding!

Oh, wait, the rule is already there but the enforcement is not quite up to par. This should go double for foreigners and if they enforced a $10 ticket the local government would be rich. Provided all the money went to the local government. 

We all know Bali and Indonesia.

I have been pulled over and settled matters quite quickly. However, when it comes to your life we can look at it two ways. One… no helmet, no problem, it is your life, go risk it. 

As for all the other drunken and unruly behavior and breaking the law for overstaying as well as illegal activities… Come now, we all know it is happening so you have two opinions. Crackdown on it or roll with the punches and set up a new way of taking care of such problems with nice hefty fines and carry on. 

Actions speak louder than words and yet there is very little action on behalf of authorities. 

What we don’t want is for things to get out of hand. However, that may already be too late. Once it’s in the news, things have escalated. So what to do next? 

Reality check.

We all know how things are and what needs to be done. This does not only go for Russians. I mean look at the place they are from. They are at war and most people do not agree. Maybe make some new rules and new immigration measures for asylum? I am not a politician, I am only writing from my experience and the things that I see around me. 

I do not want this place to turn into crap. I do not want it to be further and further westernized and make this a completely western-style island without any rules and regulations. Look at what is happening and act quickly. We all know that money talks here.

A pay & stay visa?

So have some monetary rules and regulations. How about a pay-and-stay visa? Simple… stay longer and pay more. We all know that the business visas and visa extensions are big business here. For the most part immigration and the system has been improved greatly but it is still quite the process. So how about making it easy? Easy and government do not go well together. How about a VOA Visa on arrival that one can stay longer with and yes pay more…

But follow the damn rules, you bunch of Bule fools! 


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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