Free Bali Real Estate Seminars - Laws for Foreigners and How to Earn 10 % to 20 % per YR.

Whether you are a buyer, seller, broker, agent, investor, lessor or renter you can benefit from attending one of our two free Real Estate Seminars in Bali and Jakarta next month.

At these seminars PT. B.A.L.I’s Canadian President, Lawrence, a 22 yr. Bali resident, President of 14 yr. old company with 135 staff, married to Azizah, a fully Licenced Notaris will review the most recent real estate laws for Indonesians and Foreigners in detail.

Then they will also provide a full colour audio, visual presentation with many professional charts on the Past, Present, and Future of Bali Real Estate.

Free Seminar Schedules:

(1) Location: Jakarta, Indonesia, Le Meridien Hotel.

Dates & Times:

1. Thursday - Nov. 1st. 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

2. Saturday - Nov. 3rd. 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Location: Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.Kav. , Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220 Telepon: (021) 2513131

Limited Seating & Free Parking:

Seating is very limited for these free seminars so please avoid disappointment and make reservations A.S.A.P. Click Here For a Reservation Or Email: or Tel: Office: 62-361- 284069 For Bahasa English 62-8123814014 – Bahasa Indonesia or 62-8123632177

( 2) Location: Sanur, Bali, Emerald Villas,

Dates & Times:

1. Thursday - Nov. 8th. 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

2. Saturday - Nov. 10th. 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Location: Bali, Emerald Villas, Jl. Karangsari, # 5, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.

Limited Seating & Free Parking:

Seating is very limited for these free seminars so please avoid disappointment and make reservations A.S.A.P. Click Here For a Reservation Or Email: or Tel: Office: 62-361- 284069 For Bahasa English 62-8123814014 – Bahasa Indonesia or 62-8123632177

    Seminar Topics:

    At these seminars you will learn about:

    • The Past, Present and Future of Bali, Indonesia, Asian and Australian real estate.
    • Why a recent official clarification of foreign ownership laws allows foreigners to totally control Indonesian properties for up to 80 years without leases?
    • How to avoid legal problems and make sure a property is safe.
    • How to avoid complicated real estate laws affecting Indonesians married to foreigners.
    • Why this is the second best time to buy this century.
    • Where are the best locations to buy for maximum profits?
    • What type of properties will offer the best investment potential of *10% to 20 % per year?
    • Discover how you can sell your property fast for the highest prices and lowest commissions on a brand new web site designed after the largest most successful real estate site in America with high tech search features.
    • An opportunity for a free listing on B.A.R.E. First Class Beachfront property at almost 50% discount.
    • A Quality 5,000 m2 Bali Hotel with 12 bungalows, 3 pools and Restaurant for only $588,000.
    • Low cost properties with Luxury Villas starting as low as $158,000 for a three bedroom 650 m² 3 bedroom, 4 bath with private 9 mtr. Pool.
    • Ridiculously low priced ocean view building lots starting as low as $25,000 for 500 m².
    • Brand new Bali Luxury Retirement Villas starting at $208.00 per mth.

      Limited Seating & Free Parking:

      Seating is very limited for these free seminars so please avoid disappointment and make reservations A.S.A.P.

      For Jakarta Seminars Sign up Here :Click Here For a Reservation

      For Bali Seminars Sign up Here :Click Here for Reservation

      Or Email: or Tel: Office: 62-361- 284069 For Bahasa English 62-8123814014 – Bahasa Indonesia or 62-8123632177

      Wednesday, 11 April 2018

      When beautiful turns ugly - Will lessons be learnt from Boracay’s demise?

      Best Asia real estate editor's comments:

      I remember visiting a good friend of mine who was a hotel manager on Boracay a few years ago. 

      The beach was beautiful the rest the place was a dump.

      I commented at the time "this can't go on". And it didn't.

      In fact my friend eventually had to evacuate from the hotel one day when several dozen armed men closed the front entrance because of tensions between landowners. 

      Definitely the wild, wild east. 

      Hopefully Boracay will get its act together eventually and once again become one of the hottest spots in Asia.

      By Rosa Ocampo / Posted on 6 April, 2018 14:00

      A look at the fallouts of unbridled development – and lack of regulation – on Boracay and other once-pristine spots in the Philippines. Will lessons be learnt from Boracay’s demise?

      The degradation of one of the Philippines’ most pristine beach destinations into a ‘cesspool’ – a term used by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte – is a bitter lesson on the need to keep the country’s tourist destinations from falling prey to unbridled growth, lax enforcement and insatiable greed.

      In February, Duterte threatened to close Boracay, following which the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Interior and Local Government, and the Department of Tourism found that many establishments on the island were violating rules and regulations, including the 25m easement from the shore, lack of septic tanks, and illegal building on protected lands.

      The three government agencies recommended a drastic move in March: close the island for six months beginning April 26.

      Shocked by the short notice, absence of rehabilitation details and lack of consultation, local stakeholders took a united stand in pleading with the government to reconsider the closure and instead rehabilitate Boracay in phases.

      They proposed giving the island’s stakeholders 60 days from April to May to clean up, rectify their mistakes and rehabilitate their respective properties.

      Some trade players, however, feel that short-term pain is necessary for long-term gain. Ritchie Tuano, general manager, Asiareps Travel Services, opined: “I (tend to) agree with a total shutdown – maybe not for a year… but on a short-term basis to expedite the cleanup and rebuilding.”

      But many believed that the planned closure of Boracay is not the solution. “I don’t believe you can close an entire destination. That would be catastrophic economically,” maintained Bill Barnett, managing director of hotel and hospitality consultancy C9 Hotelworks.

      Indeed, according to data from Boracay Foundation, over 17,000 hospitality employees stand to lose their job, plus around 17,000 from the informal sector, such as tattoo artists, vendors and beach masseurs.

      The economic repercussions of a closure would be hefty not just for Boracay, which last year drew two million visitors and 59 billion pesos (US$1.1 billion) in tourism receipts, but the country’s image as well.

      What then are some alternative ways to bring a semblance of sustainability to Boracay – and other destinations in peril?

      Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa) president Cesar Cruz, said a lot rests on better government planning and tighter implementation of laws and regulations.

      Cruz said the country has not learnt from its past mistakes, citing the case of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro, a once-pristine beach destination that has since lost its tourism appeal due to disregard for the environment and management.

      Another glaring example is the upmarket West Cove resort in Boracay, a 1,000m2 project that was illegally built on five rock formations. The resort was recently closed for operating without the required permits over the years.

      How could the local government and other government agencies have overlooked the flagrant violations of such a large-scale project for so long, asked an incredulous travel agent.

      The lack of planning and regulation at tourist destinations in many less developed countries typically boils down to “a broad disconnect between government agencies and (the absence of a coordinated) effort between the national and local levels”, Barnett stated.
      “It’s fragmented and the result is absolute chaos as we are seeing in many Asian nations,” he added.

      Barnett recommends Asian governments to look at long-term planning, designate certain areas for large-scale tourism and some for lower imprints. Zoning is a key concern, as is issuing and controlling hotel licensees.

      “Look at how Hong Kong and Singapore do this. It’s part of public sector planning and goes across tourism lines to land development, infrastructure, taxation and licensing,” said Barnett.

      Meanwhile, Paul So, secretary general of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), underscored the need to advocate the importance of tourism sustainability to local government units, as popular destinations like Sagada, Banaue, Baguio and Puerto Princesa are becoming overcrowded due to mass tourism.

      “They don’t understand that they have to protect the environment,” lamented So, who was at press time trying to talk to local government units in the Cordillera.

      AA Yaptinchay, general manager of Kirschner Travel Manila and one of the few marine wildlife experts in the Philippines, noted that the country’s coastal and terrestrial destination are “experiencing some level of unsustainability”.

      Examples range from whale shark provisioning programmes in Oslob, Cebu, to overdevelopment in Coron, Moalboal, Puerto Galera and El Nido, and overtourism in Mount Pulag and Sagada.

      Yaptinchay said: “The Philippines’ best tourism assets are its natural, beautiful islands. But islands are fragile ecosystems with their coral reefs, seagrass, mangrove, beach habitats and biodiversity… Any destination should factor (sustaining these ecosystems) into development. (But) we tend to alter natural beauty for our convenience and comfort and this is where the problem starts.

      “Sites and destinations have carrying capacities that need to be determined and followed. Corruption plays an important (factor) in this problem,” Yaptinchay continued.
      The importance of sustainability is clear. But the government’s plan to close Boracay for rehabilitation and to ensure sustainability, while also approving the construction of two casinos and a mega hotel – all with Chinese investments – has struck some as doublespeak.

      It’s confusing times for tourism in the Philippines. It remains to be seen whether there’s the political will to save Boracay, whether restoring it back to health will require its closure, and whether this concern for sustainability will reverberate to other ailing destinations.

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