Uluwatu Warnings and Dangers

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    The Sick Animals Monkey

    by meiyergani Updated Aug 2, 2007
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    I observe one of the monkey as in the picture with my blind eyes carefully, I found out that the monkey with its big belly is an extraordinary one, physically it was an abnormalities, another thing is there is an abnormal tissue growth on her tongue, I am sure it was somekind of cancer growth........ it was caused by the monkey eat everything that he robbing from the visitors, he eats plastics, or something which can ignite the growth of an abnormal tissues. I am sure there are another much monkeys suffering like this

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    Be ware Your Belonging with Monkey

    by meiyergani Written Aug 2, 2007
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    Actualy the monkey around Uluwatu temple was funny and cute animals, if you give them peanuts or fruits gently they will accept it friendly, but some of the monkeys are perform their wild habit, this monkey will take your belonging, so becareful with your eyeglasses, your hand bag, your camera, don't let them taken it from your hand,....... be careful.... be careful

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    Watch it!

    by balisunshine Written May 2, 2007
    The warning sign

    Like many parts of Bali’s,
    the currents can be very strong.

    Several people drown per year in Bali.

    Not advisable to have children swimming
    when these red flags are in place.

    But many of the beaches in the Bukit area,
    do not have someone patrolling the beaches.
    So, be aware of what you’re getting into.

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    The long, winding Road to Balangan

    by balisunshine Written Apr 27, 2007
    The new, paved road

    For those who have been here before,
    and plan to stay at Balangan,
    warning, since they have started
    the construction at Dreamland,
    they have closed off the access
    to Balangan via that property.

    BUT, the did built a new,
    paved road leading to it
    starting at the crossing
    located a Nirmala grocery store.

    The road drives through some
    beautiful vegetation and a Balinese village.
    It just takes longer to get there,
    if you are coming from
    any of the other beaches
    further down south.

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    by balisunshine Written Apr 27, 2007
    Bed Bug

    If you are on a tight budget,
    and pinching for money
    and decide to stay at
    one of the cheaper bungalows,
    you may risk waking up in the morning
    with bite marks on your body.

    These grisly little nocturnal bed bugs
    only come out at night
    searching for a blood meal.

    The rest of the time
    they spend nestled in the seams
    and cracks in mattresses and frames
    or anywhere else where
    they feel safe and out of the way.

    The common bed bug
    have a life cycle of
    about 36 to 120 days.

    They "glue" their eggs
    in the hiding places.
    The nymphs hatch in about
    ten days and molt five times,
    taking a blood meal between each molt.

    Their life span depends on conditions
    and nymphs can survive extended periods
    without food – even up to a year!

    Bed bugs feed only at night,
    they leave their hiding places
    to feast and feed by sucking human blood.
    They have an elongated beak
    which they use like a needle to pierce
    the skin of their victims and
    inject their saliva which contains
    a numbing agent so you do not feel the bite

    They drink until they become engorged
    with a person's blood ,
    crawling away satisfied ,
    until the next night.

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    Those pesky little critters!

    by balisunshine Written Apr 27, 2007
    Sand Fleas

    Depending the time of the year,
    and the flow of certain currents,
    you may encounter some
    unwanted critters in
    the sand of the beach.

    Sand fleas can be invisible at first
    but once you start feeling the bite,
    and take a closer look,
    yoou will notice these
    teeny tiny creatures that
    look like sand.

    If you find them at
    one particular beach,
    you may be lucky
    not to find them at another,
    since they do migrate with
    the flow of currents and
    according to the water temperature.

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    Monkey see. Monkey do. And monkey take.

    by balisunshine Written Apr 22, 2007
    Me? I didn't do it.

    If you’re lodged on the cliff,
    be careful of what you leave outside.

    I’m talking mostly about food.

    The monkeys go hoping
    all around on the cliff,
    and they are looking for something to eat.

    Yes. You might think that
    they are cute at first,
    but when they start taking your things
    after a while,
    they can become a real pain.

    Don’t try to be
    macho with them either.
    The real machos of the tribe
    will charge right towards you.

    And believe me,
    you don’t want to be bitten by one of them.

    Just make sure that you keep your stuff in doors.

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    by balisunshine Written Apr 19, 2007
    Death Penalty!!!

    Don’t be stupid
    and carry any illegal substances when entering Bali.

    There is a big crack down on illegal drugs here.
    You can get the death penalty.
    And if you don't get the death penalty
    be aware that it’s also a great way for the police here
    to make some extra side $$$ if you are caught
    with a tiny amount.

    Like…do you have $30 grand to spare????
    I'm talkin USD, not Rupiahs.

    And even if you were able to get it through,
    the locals here know that if they report you,
    cause they smelled you smoking some of hat stuff,
    they will get a cut from the $$$ that
    you will have to pay for extortion.

    If you get the chance to buy your way out.

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    Getting the runs

    by balisunshine Written Apr 19, 2007

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    Uncooked brown rice for breakfast!

    When staying & eating at the warungs
    you may risk getting the runs,
    if you don’t have intestines made of steel,
    since they don’t always use the cleanest of ingredients.

    You may catch some parasites.

    Check the bathrooms where you eat.
    If they are clean,
    it may be possible that the kitchen is too.

    If you do get the runs,
    one way to resolve the problems is:

    Eat a handful of uncooked brown rice
    in the morning on an empty stomach.
    Well cleaned of course.
    With bottled water.

    If you don’t get brown rice,
    then do white.

    This coats the intestine and
    makes it difficult for the parasites
    to cling on to your intestines.

    Then around 4 in the afternoon,
    eat a handful of roasted green pumpkin seeds.
    Roasted by yourself of course.
    Do not add oil or anything.

    Now, if all of this is too complicated,
    buy a product that has been put on the market
    precise for this problem, called Colloidal Silver.

    You can buy the stuff at:

    Dijon in Kuta
    Bali Deli in Seminyak
    Bali Buddha in Canggu
    Zuula’s on Dyana Pura

    and well, not sure where else.

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    Cardio up those stairs

    by balisunshine Updated Apr 18, 2007

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    Just 467 steps more to go!

    If you decide to stay
    in any of the beachfront Warungs
    at Dreamland, Padang Padang, Bingin or Uluwatu,
    be aware that the steps can be steep!
    Especially if you are used to sitting
    in an office chair most of your life.

    But hey! If you are a well built,
    surfer dude in fantastic shape,
    this cardio should be a piece of cake!

    But seriously,
    for those who plan to go out at night,
    to gulp down a few liters of beer,
    good luck on the way down!

    It’s a good idea to travel with a flash light.

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    Naughty monkeys!

    by myspices Written Mar 13, 2006

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    Why does he need a hairband, anyway..huh!

    Watch out for those "snatchers" - notorious and fierce! Monkeys here are known for snatching earrings, necklaces, chains, spectacles , hairbands, waterbottles... anything they fancy. We witnessed a naughty monkey just swiftly pulled off the hairband of a lady passing the walking path. At another end, you can hear a commotion. Apparently, another tourist has her earrings (dangling ones) being pulled off from her ears..Ouch!! Ouch!!

    Picture shows the naughty monkey happily playing with the hairband.

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    Avoid the Rip Off

    by balisunshine Updated Dec 1, 2005

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    Ha! Ha! I ripped you off!

    On our first visit to Dreamland Beach,
    at what is known as the mafia stop,
    they tried to charge us 10,000 Rp each person
    instead of the 5,000Rp per person fee which,
    is written on the so-called Entry Ticket.

    Luckily, I looked at it before paying.

    On our second visit,
    we were prepared,
    but again they tried to charge us more...

    So have money in hand,
    and don't get ripped off!

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    Watch out for the monkeys

    by kyoub Written Oct 27, 2005

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    Just waiting

    As soon as we got to the parking lot our driver warned us to take off our glasses, caps, and bags. The monkeys will grab anything and everything that they can get a hold of.
    Actually we saw several monkeys but none tried to grab anything. We were just lucky i guess.

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    Be careful near the edge of cliff

    by victorwkf Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Looking down the cliff at Uluwatu, Bali

    There are barriers near the edge of the cliff that are well constructed. However, do be careful especially if you have children as they may climb up the barrier. This is because the cliff is very high and below are rocks and pounding waves (see photo).

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    Nasty monkeys

    by victorwkf Written Jul 23, 2005

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    A monkey at Uluwatu temple, Bali

    There are some monkeys (some of them very big) at the Uluwatu temple and you have to be very careful as they can be very nasty. They are known to jump onto people and grab items such as cameras, spectacles and other belongings (not joking). At the entrance, the locals will advise you to take off your spectacles and take extra care of your belongings.

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