Monday, January 08, 2007

BALI - ISLAND OF THE GODS



It was a great break on the Island of the Gods (Bali). Sun, Sand and some outstanding games of Golf. There is a lot to be said for Girl Caddies and an Ocean view Golf Course. Don't forget your KITAS as it makes the difference between a $100 and $200 game of Golf, expensive but wow!!!! By the way, the little white hut you can see in the distance that's the tee off for the green in the foreground...Ain't far but teeing off across the ocean eats balls.

Unfortunately, we made the error of booking via Lion (Lying) Air, one of the low cost, lower standard carriers (as Gardua was booked solid) that plague this country.. This resulted in both journeys to and from Bali being a trial that tested the most adventurous amongst us. Minimum Delay seven hours and (I guess this is good) only two bags misplaced.

Setting new standards in Customer Service, our cheerful Lying representative informed us that if our bag was found then he would call us and we could come down and pick it up. Gee..After a seven hour delay and lost bag that was probably not the thing to say. We certainly gained the attention of the security guards as it was explained if I had to come and collect the bag, then it would be from an orifice not normally used for storing lost property.

We at the stump have decided its just too much to expect for an Indonesian Airline to display any degree of competence or professionalism. Changes are afoot and we are busy planning our next break to sunny Thailand for a week of Golf and Diving (ok…so the breaks a long way off, we can day dream). It’s a shame Bali is so ham strung by such dangerous morons and I don't just mean the airlines.

At the time of writing, the ADAM Air plane is still not found, survivors are still being picked up from yet another ferry sinking, tens of thousands of people are still being displaced by toxic mud from the Lapindo Disaster and the responsible ministers still have jobs. Situation normal..

I will be a bit busy catching up on work for awhile, so I will post when I can.

P.S. I have found a new Troll; his name is “ASS”. He isn’t very smart and repeats himself a lot but is kind of funny. I promise I shall feed this one more often.

5 comments:

ben said...

"ADAM Air plane is still not found, survivors are still being picked up from yet another ferry sinking, tens of thousands of people are still being displaced by toxic mud from the Lapindo Disaster and the responsible ministers still have jobs. Situation normal.."

Situation normal as in "snafu" ? (Situation Normal... All F**ked Up).

oigal said...

Hi Ben,

Yea..although I think its just sad..People deserve better, is it so much to ask that the government provide for those least able to protect themselves. Anyone who has traveled on Ferry's in Indonesia know that the majority of them are a disaster waiting to happen.

Still I am sure yet another fact finding trip will be in order to help with the issues...Paris, New York, Dubai anyone

oigal said...

ANON,

You comment has not published for some reason yet.. Are you seriously suggesting that the Lapindo situation was due to Mother Nature and they should not be held responsible?

Interesting point, of course if that was the case then the company would rush in a team of experts (objective) whose word could be not be questioned and get them off the hook..Of course..If you suspect the answer might not be what you want...then you would probably avoid such a Report at all costs....The situation here is?

Achmad Sudarsono said...

Oigal,

I see that despite my trying to make amends, you are still spreading the following misinformation and slander about my country:

"We at the stump have decided its just too much to expect for an Indonesian Airline to display any degree of competence or professionalism."

I don't understand why the White Man come here to ever criticize ?

The Lion Air man said he would call you if your bags were found. (What was in them - anyway - we all know what Australians like to do in Bali - maybe making some deliveries to Shapelle ??).

What is there to complain about ? As mentioned previously, Indonesia is a country based on Pancasila, and a "just and civilized humanity." We also have "belief in one god." In Islam we say, that "slander is more cruel than murder,".

So why are you slandering Lion Air when they just want to serve you.

Peace,

Achmad.

Jakartass said...

"ASS" ?

It ain't me mate. I can't stay online long enough for much blogging, let alone trolling. BESIDES, I'm almost strictly lower case.