Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali – a Safe Haven for Playboy?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Bali – a Safe Haven for Playboy?

2nd Indonesian Edition of Controversial Men’s Magazine Makes it Re-debut in Bali.


(6/10/2006)

In a business in which levels of being risqué and pornographic are graded on a mileau ranging from "soft" to "hard" - the second Indonesian edition of the U.S. men's magazine Playboy would qualify for a definitive "limp" rating on that scale. And sadly, those who shelled out a hard-earned Rp. 50,000 (approximately US$5.40) in hopes of seeing sensual secrets that even Victoria couldn't keep, must have been disappointed by the very toned-down Indonesian take on "raunchy."



No doubt disappointing many in the process, there were no nudes to be found between the covers of the June edition of Playboy Indonesia. Instead, readers were compelled to settle for a centerfold showing less cleavage than that readily viewable at any Balinese temple ceremony or via the ladies at the early morning market whose bustieres double as cash drawers.

The first issue of the magazine, with its debut in Jakarta two months ago, was equally tame, but managing nonethless to evoke the ire of fundamentalist religious elements in the capital who protested the magazine's publication, demanded its banning, and ransacked its editorial offices for good measure.

Traumatized by the experience, the publishers of Playboy Indonesia moved their offices to Bali where, perhaps it was hoped, the lads are more "red blooded" when it comes to viewing the scantilly clothed female form. Still eager to distribute the magazine on a national basis, however, the Editors began busily preparing the second edition peppered with attractively photographed but otherwise fully-clad young women.

But, in keeping with the tradition of its American namesake, the second issue did carry well-written and informative articles including a profile of an Indonesian singing star; an interview with a convict sitting on death row; an article on land mine victims in Cambodia; and the de rigueur cuisine article highlighting regional cuisine.

And yes, Mom, believe it or not, in Indonesia we really do buy Playboy because of the interesting articles.




© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
We Get More Mail!
Folly has its Price. Spirited Comments of Disaffection Continue to Flow in About Bali’s Newly Renovated Airport
(10/20/2014)
Who Owns Bali’s Heritage
Legality of Badung Regency Funding of Taman Ayun Questioned by Badung Legislator
(10/19/2014)
The Gods Must be Irritated
French Climber Evacuated From Upper Slopes of Mount Agung
(10/20/2014)
Sauvetage en Mer
Bali Lifesavers Show Their Skills at International Surf Rescue Games in France
(10/19/2014)
Chefs Al Fresco in Sanur Bali
Bali Culinary Professionals to Meet at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar on Saturday, October 25, 2014
(10/19/2014)
World Travel Agents to Meet in Bali
United Federation of Travel Agents to Meet in Bali November 16-19, 2014
(10/19/2014)
Travel May be Ebola’s Biggest Victim
Editorial: In the Unfolding Ebola Epidemic Crisis the Most Deadly Symptom May be Fear
(10/20/2014)
Human Charity – On the House
‘Together as One’ Fun Run Raises More than US$9.000 to Improve Housing for the Poor in Bali
(10/19/2014)
Passing Gas
Denpasar, Bali Mayor Joins Chorus Urging Port of Benoa Not be Used for LNG Depot
(10/19/2014)
Ignoring the Protests
Tirta Wahana Bali International to Go Ahead with Benoa Bay Reclamation Project
(10/19/2014)
Ease of Access
Indonesia Fails to Enforce Rules on Handicapped Access
(10/18/2014)
All [News]!