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Tag Archives: Bali

• Going to Bali? Tourists Warned Not To Drink Arak

Going to Bali? Tourists Warned Not To Drink Arak

A travel insurer has apparently warned Australians not to drink the local arak while on holiday in Bali following a spate of methanol poisonings. According to the New Zealand Herald, recent years have seen a rise in poisonings among Australian and New Zealand tourists in Indonesia and Travel Insurance Direct Online is now advising against […]

• Beware in Bali. Backpacker blinded by methanol cocktail

Beware in Bali. Backpacker blinded by methanol cocktail

Emergency doctors are warning about the dangers of tainted cocktails in South-East Asia after a 19-year-old American woman was left with permanent visual impairment after consuming multiple drinks containing methanol. The backpacker drank eight to 10 complementary cocktails at two Bali bars and arrived in New Zealand 35 hours later suffering shortness of breath and […]

• World’s Most Expensive White Wine Sold for Record $117,000

World’s Most Expensive White Wine Sold for Record $117,000

Christian Vanneque fulfilled a long-held dream today by finally getting his hands on a bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem. It just so happens that his $117,000 purchase has also put him in the history books. His prized bottle is the most expensive white wine ever purchased, breaking the previous record of $100,000 in 2006 for […]