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๐ŸŒ‡ Who's in Ubud, Bali now?

๐Ÿ’ฌ What's happening in Ubud, Bali now?

ifdattic  
6d
So far probably the only "clean" ATM is those in the airport before you pass the immigration and we are not sure about them either (those outside immigration are definitely compromised).
grum  
6d
TBH, keep your card frozen at all times, not just Bali. I've been skimmed by a compromised in-store McDonald's EFT terminal in Australia.
ifdattic  
6d
Or only keep small amount of money you won't feel too bad losing (so you can still pay for stuff using the card). I kind of try to have about 100-200 on card and refill it as needed
alex765  
6d
@raigol thx I feel better, now I start the process for be refund :pray:
craigcarlyle  
5d
Hey Alex, do you remember which ATM you used? I was just on Lembongan and I hope I didn't use the same one :sweat_smile:
alex765  
3d
The both BRI in the Island Just use the BNI (Mushroom Beach)
raigol  
2d
any estonians, coming to bali, next week? โ€ฆ by any change
rimu  
1d
Anyone in Ubud got any secondhand office chairs available or know where I can get some?
nextcapitalist  
24h
please can anyone tell me where can a tourist Open a bank account in south east asia , I only have funds in paypal and payoneer and I can't move more than 4K$ out of my country with me
austinmartin81  
20h
Some people have had success in Bangkok

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๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Where to work in Ubud, Bali?

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๐Ÿ›ฌ Who's arriving in Ubud, Bali soon?

โœˆ๏ธ People who traveled to Ubud, Bali previously

๐Ÿ›ซ Where do people go after Ubud, Bali?

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3.77/5
179 reviews
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okay
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What started out as a fishing village with just a few shacks on the beach became a surfer's hotspot around 2005. Surfers would stay in Seminyak and drive north to Canggu's Echo Beach to catch waves. Around 2008, there was the first remote working nomads arriving. Mostly Eastern European and Russian programmers who'd work from Canggu's then few cafes. After the digital nomad explosion of 2014, many nomads sprawled to Bali and settled down in Ubud. Meanwhile in Canggu, the first coworking space there opened called Salty Volt. It didn't manage to attract many people though and finally closed down. Canggu just wasn't ready yet, with only a few cafes and restaurants, and well, people. It took 2 years for Canggu to get back on the radar and when Ubud's coworking spaces and cafes started getting crowded in 2016, people started mentioning Canggu again. In those 2 years, the Salty Volt had now become Dojo, had a new owner, there was now lots of hip cafes, restaurants with European chefs, and the vibe in Canggu was now a more ambitious and fashionable version of Ubud. Where Ubud was for hippies, Canggu was for hipsters. From 2016 on, every year more and more people started to move to Canggu. In late 2017, it became so popular with nomads that for the first time Dojo had to deny new memberships. At the same time, it started becoming a hotspot for Instagrammers, who'd rent luxury villas with flamingo floats and snap pictures. In turn, this started attracting more tourists and have now made Canggu the most popular spot in Bali for nomads. For now, at least.

๐ŸŒค  31°C 88°F AQI29
+52
$1,262 / mo
๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
3.43/5
187 reviews
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okay
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good
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great
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Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you're there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

๐ŸŒฅ  30°C 86°F AQI ๐Ÿ‘Ž88
+31
$2,866 / mo
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3.41/5
174 reviews
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good
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okay
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bad
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Itโ€™s hard to love Kuala Lumpur. Because everything here is average. Malaysiaโ€™s food is marketed as a mix of all culturesโ€™ cuisines, thatโ€™s nice and all but that mix of the same cultures is tastier in any food court in Singapore. Because in KL the food is average. Malaysians are also far behind in cafes, youโ€™ll see Starbucks rated 5 stars, while arisanal boutique cafes are rated 2 stars on Foursquare. Why? Because they have a prehistoric obsession with big brands and consumerism. The coffee in the few artisanal cafes is outstanding. Everywhere else? Average. A day in KL means youโ€™ll be going from mall to mall. Chinatown still has some remnants of local street authenticity, but even thatโ€™s starting to be bulldozed by malls its edge. Admittedly Kuala Lumpur has come far since a decade ago, its citizens are getting close to middle class (that is if you're not one of the millions of illegal immigrants). But where Kuala Lumpur now thrives in money, it still lacks in class. And that makes it, well, average.

๐ŸŒฅ  33°C 91°F AQI
+28
$1,221 / mo
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3.81/5
203 reviews
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Bangkokโ€™s digital nomad community has grown rapidly due to its comparatively low cost of living and position as a bustling metropolitan city with great co-working spaces and high-speed internet. As it is popular with tourists and has a large expat crowd, foreigners are welcome and most people speak at least some English.

๐ŸŒฅ  31°C 88°F AQI ๐Ÿ‘Ž55
+21
$1,403 / mo
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3.84/5
195 reviews
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It's no surprise that Chiang Mai is currently the top city for digital nomads to live and work in. It has the far lowest cost of living in comparison to other cities, including low rent for decent apartments. With a variety of great co-working spaces on the rise, not to mention the number of coffee shops with decent Wi-Fi, you'll be spoilt for choice.

๐ŸŒฅ  32°C 90°F AQI26
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3.08/5
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๐ŸŒฅ  14°C 57°F AQI49
+5
$3,278 / mo
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3.26/5
151 reviews
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good
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๐ŸŒค  30°C 86°F AQI12
+5
$1,086 / mo
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2.81/5
160 reviews
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bad
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okay
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good
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๐ŸŒฅ  20°C 68°F AQI31
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