New sex laws in Indonesia... should I be worried?

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Sparkles
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Sun Mar 12, 2023 5:10 am

Hey fellas, been thinking about taking a trip to Bali. But I've seen that the Indonesian government have passed new laws outlawing premarital sex, with a penalty of 1 year imprisonment:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-63874633

Obviously I would like to be able to hookup with girls (tourists and locals) while I'm there, and not worry about being locked away. And yes, tourists have been imprisoned (and even executed) in Indonesia for breaking local laws:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schapelle_Corby
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bali_Nine

So, does this mean hooking up in Bali is no longer worth the risk? Should I go somewhere like Thailand instead?

Some are saying the new laws won't practically affect tourists. This is probably true regarding hookups with e.g. other tourists, but I can see there might actually be a risk trying to hook up with local girls.
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Sun Mar 12, 2023 6:11 am

I would go somewhere else and not take the risk tbh.
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Sun Mar 12, 2023 6:44 am

Mr Privacy wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2023 6:11 am
I would go somewhere else and not take the risk tbh.
Agreed. I'd say go to Thailand instead.
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Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:24 am

I was in Canggu exactly when they passed this law
Nothing has changed, it’s like Dubai
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Sun Mar 12, 2023 11:29 am

AskTheDom wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:24 am
I was in Canggu exactly when they passed this law
Nothing has changed, it’s like Dubai
Right, and it also said these laws won't take effect for three years, so I guess nothing's changed yet. I just feel a bit wary going somewhere which is basically becoming a Muslim theocracy. Not really conducive to having fun and hooking up IMO.
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Sun Mar 12, 2023 12:25 pm

Mate if you're worried, don't go. It's clear from your message that you have already made up your mind that this is a bad option. So I have no clue why you created a thread. There are a bunch of other places to visit if you want to play dating on baby mode, pick one of them. Locking this.
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