Returning back to Paradise
Thanks Hardies for bringing this up.
I'll be returning soon to Paradise after an almost 2 years absence. Would appreciate if locals on the ground could pass on their knowledge on how this new policy is going to affect availability and pricing. Will 200 K still be the norm?
Thanks for updates.
Thanks Kiwi for the information. I will try it next week.
Lost comments in Bali Monger Map
In the old style Google Map it was possible to add comments on a map. I did this for Bali Monger Map, but the have disappeared in the current version of Google Maps. Seeing so many questions of rudimentary art it seems it might be a good idea to post the comments directly in the forum, so here goes (I couldn't be bothered to clean up after the stupid 'autocorrect'):
Introduction to Mongering in Sanur
Sanur has numerous fishbowls and short time hotels, separated into two geographical areas. The main 'Red Light district' is in south Sanur, Semawang, south / east of the Bypass. The second, smaller, 'Red Light district' is on the opposite side of the Bypass, north / west, of the Bypass. There actually is also small RL area in Padang Galak, just north of Sanur.
The name / number of many fishbowls and ST hotels include the letter 'X', but the letter 'X' does by no means indicate that a house has some sexual activity, see Dazednconfused's excellent post #2680 (June 2011) in the Bali section. So be careful when approaching a not listed X numbered house!
Fishbowls are brothels that have a lineup of girls; usuallly the girls are sitting in a large room and you stand outside looking through a glass screen. (At 11 B on Jl Sekar Waru and Diyan Ayu on Jl Bet Ngandang 1 they sit outdoors on the terrace and you stand right next to them.) The girls can see you, and mostly they are completely indifferent to you. Only in Hotel Barokah the girls tend to smile invitingly towards you. The number and quality of girls in any fishbowl seems to shift on daily level (and of course also hourly level): At 8 pm one evening there can be only 3 girls there, at 10 pm another evening it can be 10 15 girls there and vice versa.
Short time hotels/bungalows
ST hotels / bungalows don't have their own girls; in the afternoon they fetch girls from their sleeping quarters, and in the evening they fetch girls from the fishbowls. You need to tell the papasan what kind of girl you like (age, body type etc.), and he will go away on a motor bike and bring one or two girls within 5 10 minutes. If you don't like any of the girls he brought just refine your specs and tell hime to try again. Or just walk away.
Modus operandi in Sanur fishbowls and ST hotels
You pick a girl of your liking from the line-up, walk with the girl and papasan to the room, pay the papasan, enter and lock the room, get acquintainced with the girl, "shower" together (the girl will wash your dick) and do the deed. Once you have cum the session is over, regardless of how long time has passed.
Short time hotel
You tell the papasan what kind of girl you like (age, body type) and wait for him to fetch. If you don't like the girl he brings, give your specs again, and wait for the next delivery. When happy: pay the papasan, enter and lock the room, get acquintainced with the girl, "shower" together and do the deed. Once you have cum the session is over, regardless of how long time has passed.
Payment and tip
As of October 2012 the price is 200 000 IDR if you go there on your own. If you had a taxi driving you there it might be 300 000 to 400 000 because the driver will take his commission. Don't ask the papasan 'How much'; just hand over the 200 k from your pocket (have the exact amount ready in one pocket).
Only tip the girl if she made you happy, maximum 50 000. You might be able to talk her into a second round if you wave a 100 k bill in front of her as tempting tip.
Fishbowls open after 7 pm (89 at 7. 30 pm, Barokah at 8 pm). ST hotels can get girls after 2 pm (the girls sleep until then).
Girls are usually available till 2 3 am (both fishbowls and ST hotels).
Where to find specific girls
Girls are not like birds where different bird species occupy different habitats. In any given fishbowl you can find any age and type. Slightly chubby seems to be in majority. So the question 'Where can I find. . . ?' is not relevant.
'Flea Pits' are extremely rough or simple brothels popular among the local male population. In ISG the expression 'flea pit' has been coined for obvious reasons. See 1Balls point of view on flea pits in Bali post #1463, July 2009.
Pop price should be 100 000 150 000 IDR.
There are two Flea Pits near Nusa Dua (only one is on the map), two in the north / west 'Red Light district' in Sanur and two just north of Sanur; in Padang Galak.
Sanur Prostitution Crackdown 2016
I've been away in Australia for a few months.
Returning home to Bali soon.
Any word on the policy change and when it will take effect?
- Went to the Royal Palace Spa and Cafe (45 Dewi Sri). That "100 Bar" website said the price was 900 K Rupiah. I had to pay 1. 2 Mil Rupiah. Did the price go up, or did I pay a tourist tax, or did my hotel driver get a commission?
Anyways, I paid. I was there at 2 PM. Line-up was marginal. Maybe 6 girls in the fishbowl, and a few more upstairs putting on their make-up. Chose the chubby (not obese) girl with the decent face over the skinny (which I prefer) plain faced girl. Chubby girl had nice tits.
Girl gave a decent Balinese massage. Not as good as the hotel's massage, but decent. BBBJ and CIM.
IMO, Thailand's massage scene is better.
- Didn't try out Samur. Don't like shack brothels. Almost impossible to find that diamond in the rough.
- As you walk around Kuta during the night, you get bombarded with offers of girls. On Poppies 11 street, older marginal looking girls were offering massages.
Paddy's Pub had freelancers. Thought most of them were on the older plain side.
Sky Garden is the hot nightclub in Kuta. Many Westerners. Freelancers are there; they say Hi to you. Many were plain. Some of the local girls were cute, but not sure if they were working.
- Shopping Tip: If you want to go shopping for trinkets, clothes, table clothes, etc, go to Krisna (88 JL Sunset). Fixed price and cheap. Not many Westerners. People were buying huge bags of stuff.
- Transport Tip: I was able to get a car and driver, including petro, for 450 K Rupiah per day at the Calvin KU tour agency at the Bounty Hotel. This was for both the Ubud / Volcano tour and a day tour for shopping / touring in Legian / Kuta / Uluwantu Temple.
I was wondering what I would expect if I visited a fleapit in Sanur.
Sorry. Not repairs. It should read fleapits.
Travel companion to Sauur 29th Janurary
I am many times to Bali but first time on my own, was wonder if anyone was one going there and two someone to travel around with see the sights and the x sights. I am 55 years old and have been to Bali many times.
I know my way around quite well. I have been to Sanur three times but never sampled the local fauna! I am staying at the Semawang Beach Hotel.
So if anyone is interested drop me a line.
I wish there was some repairs to the side walks anywhere in SEA but not. Can you tell us what you mean by repairs? I walked around that area well during my stay in Sanur.
I notice on the x map there some repairs near to the Mercure Sanur. I am assuming these are massage places that it is best to avoid from the term. Am I correct or could someone tell me what to expect from these places.
Tantra massage is a little different to a HJ if made proper and if the reciepient knows well he won't get an orgasm but take the energy and distribute it into the whole body.
All of the massage joints are just massage, I was there last weekend, I found a nice massage with extras using we chat.
I also visited a place called Angels, which is a FS joint paid 700,000 wasn't a bad line up, but the place hasn't been clean since the last time I was there 2 years ago.
These lady's who offer sexy massage on the street, will try and fleece you for as much as possible for any extra service.
I can recommended a place called la karma spa, it's just a bit to far to walk to from where you are, but yeah great massage beautiful and so clean.
Looks like an interesting service, but astoundingly expensive for what is, essentially, a handjob in Bali.
Anyone tried this or similar service?
You had a lot of bad luck and also some missing knowledge.
Also not really consistent if you write "Both rooms were terrible" and a little later "The room was ok".
My last stay in All Seasons was for just 31 nights (September / October 15), so yes, some people like this place.
The ACs are not the best but when knowing that the room card envelope can be folded and entered in the key card slot (like in nearly all hotels using this system) in the room you always come back into a nice cold room.
The band playing is only on the BBQ night once a week.
And just out of the hotel you can rent scooters to be wherever you want for 50 k a day.
The safes, well they are the usual type repeating your code after locking, so if you don't verify you don't notice if you mistyped your standard code and get locked out. Not hard to get the principle while not too drunk.