Why I am Living in Bali, Indonesia

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I’m currently living in Bali, Indonesia. I’m in the final steps on throwing down some serious loot on a 1 year lease, which for somebody who has been publicly diagnosed with “location ADHD” (credit: @TimConley), and who has bounced around the world like a ping pong ball for the last 3 years, is a pretty huge deal.

I don’t think I’ve changed much. My values are still pretty much the same.

I’m still the guy that only needs $1000 bucks a month, a backpack, and my time.

The only way I can explain this sudden onset of nesting instinct is that I think Bali is special.

I’d like to stick around a while.

I don’t necessarily think you’ll like Bali as much as I do. You might hate the place. Visit at your own risk :)

Cart Before the Horse Lifestyle Business Tactics

My decision to locate myself in Bali isn’t based around some the plan for our business, although once I decided I loved Bali I was quick to dig up a ton of justifications (rationalizations!?) for living here. This sort of cart before the horse thinking is typical of the approach I’ve taken my entire business career. In any given business there are 1000’s of potential next actions– why not focus on the fun ones?

Given I don’t have a business idea that I think will slam dunk a few million in my bank account in the next 3-5 years (read: venture backed start-up), I see myself jamming on my core business for the foreseeable future. Given that, I depend on living a lifestyle and engaging in projects that I see as fun and interesting.

Very few people take this approach, which is all the more reason to take a stab at it.

The key thing here is to not divorce yourself form the act of providing value to others. You gotta be a giver baby! Being a business person is very rarely about what YOU alone want.

Bali Has a Completeness That is Tough to Find in South East Asia

It’s difficult to name the best place to live in South East Asia. There are so many damn options readily available. The lack of development in much of the region can start to wear on you when you are in one place too long. Spend a year in Manila setting up a business and hiring staff. Sure! Live there for 5 years? Not for me.

Of course there are places like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok that fit the bill, but I’m not hip to long term living in big city environments. Having freedom of location radically reduces the key benefits of living in cities in my view.

“By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling: namely, the strange.” –Paul Tillich

Bali is the first place I’ve lived since San Diego that really competes with the “completeness” of some first world cities (San Diego, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York) but with all the access to adventure, nature, and Asia in general that I crave. Although I love places like Saigon, Hanoi, Dumaguete, and Bangkok, it was ultimately difficult for me to imagine staying in those places for a 3-5 year term. With Bali I have no such problem.

Bali Prejudices

So you’ve never been to Bali? I haven’t seen any movies or books that really nail it the way I see it. If you know some, please let me know. You could check out Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” where he contemplates why expats drop out and “go bamboo.” A few days in Bali and you won’t be asking such existential questions. This episode might not give you the best idea of expat living in Bali, but it’s entertaining nonetheless.

I have a friend who describes Bali as “South East Asia for Grownups.” I thought that was apt and funny. Many people think it’s useful to use Hawaii as a standard for comparison rather than the rest of South East Asia. This might not make as much sense in terms of the local culture, but it makes a lot of sense to me in terms of what’s available. Bali is highly developed, surfers flock here, it’s a favorite of the jet-set crowd, and it’s the most highly developed “beachy” place I’ve been to in Asia.

For those of you who have done the South East Asia backpacker thing– my friends who have visited me have been pleasantly surprised that there is very little of the backpacker scene going on here. Most of the tourists here are fly in fly out, and not Phuket packaged style. You get the sense that many tourists coming to Bali have been coming year after year, and this is often the case. You’ll be spared of the gap-year “finding myself” travelers.

As a travel destination, Bali is extraordinarily diverse, easy to get around, and beautiful.

Value for your money.

I’m a super slow traveler. I haven’t been to as many places as a lot of the bloggers you might have read on the webs. So I say with some qualification– I have never been anywhere that I felt like my dollar goes further than Bali. Of course, when you think a place is stellar, your feel you are getting more value for your dollar.

We have been house hunting in earnest for about 1 month now. We are currently paying $750 USD month to month for a quality new house, 2BR with a pool (although its more like a pond at the moment) pretty much new in a good location. We’ve found a nice portfolio of homes 3-4BR, Pool, Garden, in the most desirable neighbhorhood in Southern Bali (Seminyak) for about $17,500 USD annually. These places are insanely nice and within walking distance from the top bars, restaurants, and beaches in Bali. You can get killer villas in secondary locations from $12,000 USD annually. You can find yourself a resonable room in Bali for $100 USD monthly. You can get a nice guesthouse in a central area like Kuta starting at $300-$500 USD monthly.

This is a great tip given to me by expat tax consultant David– who is a great entrepreneur and all around cool guy who is currently living here in Bali. The real estate market in Bali is really inefficient. About 80% of the places I’ve toured I could easily imagine marketing them directly to the long term rental market and getting 20% more than asking price on the ground.

If you are really ambitious, you could turn your leases in to a business by renting it out to short term vacationers. I’ve penciled together scenarios where someone could hypothetically be pulling down a few thousand monthly on one house. This isn’t necessarily a great business opportunity in and of itself, but it does cut the sting of getting yourself into long term leases here and something worth considering. Many landlords are highly leveraged because there is a building boom here– they need cash. If you can supply it you can get in on some great deals. This stuff might be illegal so keep a low profile and never take my advice :)

So What Are You Going to Spend?

You can easily live a quality lifestyle in Bali for less than $1000 USD a month. In fact, my roommate David remarked that he thinks living 15 minutes outside of the central area in Bali was cheaper than living in North East Thailand! I believe it. That said– it’s also easy to spend $4000+ a month here in Bali. So don’t be shy if you’re ballin’  :) The cool thing about running in Bali with a bigger budget is that you are truly getting world class services at a great value– it’s not like places like Manila where you can pay a mint for what is pretty average food and accommodations.

Jet Set Lifestyle and Close to Business Hubs

I won’t take the time to quote all these air faires out for you. Using a combination of Air Asia, Tiger Air, Jetstar, and the like you can basically get anywhere in Asia for under 200 bucks. Many flights, like Bali to Singapore, can often be under $40 USD. No shit.

The Philipines is important to my business, and also to a lot of my internet marketing buddies. Although there are no direct flights, I can get to the Philippines for under $200 USD via Singapore. It takes about 8-12 hours of total travel time. Singapore is 2.5hrs away. Hong Kong is 4.5 hours away. There is a direct flight from Bali to Phuket. You get the point, all the fun stuff– Tokyo, Hanoi, Australia, Bangkok, Saigon, Manila, Jakarta, Shanghai, Shenzhen– within easy striking distance. And because the visa I’m on will require me to travel every 60 days (something I look forward to), I’ll need to get out and about often.

On a related note– if you are thinking of coming to Bali consider booking your ticket to a hub– Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong– and then getting a budget ticket onward to Bali.

Extreme Access – City Quality and Range of Offerings in a Town Environment

In the past few years I had a realization: living in a city, over time, gradually wears me down and depresses me. I suspect this is the case for a lot of people but they put up with it because of the incredible benefits of being located in a metropolis.

Part of what appeals to me about cities like San Diego is that you get city level services, people, and opportunities in a town like atmosphere. In general “lifestyle overhead” drives me crazy. It’s amazing to me how much time people in Los Angeles and New York spend just dealing with the day to day of living there– commutes, long lines, busy grocery stories, increased costs, endless “networking,” you name it.

Bali goes toe to toe with San Diego in terms of ease of use.

I feel like the amount of places, people, services, and activities I can access within 15 minutes of my front door (on a speedy fun motorbike no less) is unmatched, anywhere.

The theme of “access” is one that constantly come up among my entrepreneurial friends here. Unlike many places in South East Asia, Bali is a magnet for influential people. You can meet people here you’d never have the chance to meet back home. You’ll have access to a broad range of interesting expats, local Balinese business people and artists, touring Indonesians from elsewhere in the country, the jet-set white linen crowd, and intrepid travelers from all around the globe.

You’ll be enchanted by the local Balinese traditions and customs, you’ll hang with the surf bums at Uluwatu, meet for coffee with jet set entrepreneurs, and wander it to world class restaurants and clubs. The place is dripping with charm, class, and culture.

Benefit from the Tourism Infrastructure While Avoiding the Annoyances.

Unlike every single damn nice beach in Thailand tourism in Bali doesn’t annoy the hell out of me. The crowds, in general, seem pretty diverse and interesting, even at the busiest of spots. There are also a lot of locals hanging out at the busy spots. Serious! Me and a group of expat friends often hang out at the most populated and touristed central beaches in Bali. We think the scene is great. We always have a great time and run in to cool people. In my experience, this is not the case in places like Phuket and Koh Phi Phi et all.

Sure But What About Business?

There is the possibility to hire local developers, trained web designers, and virtual assistants for your business. The language barrier keeps Indonesians from competing on the global scene in the same way the Filipinos do (for now). I haven’t totally sussed out the opportunity for hiring– but I’ve met a handful of talented (and sadly, gainfully employed) Indonesians and have been learning from them. I also have a few entrepreneur friends who have successfully hired talented help.

Some food for thought: Indonesia is the #2 Facebook market in the world. Internet usage is projected as skyrocketing in the next few years. There is no question there is a lot of opportunity here in general.

The Reported Downsides of Bali and My Take on Them:

The internet issue.

Internet is shittier in Bali than elsewhere in South East Asia. That said, by all accounts things are improving rapidly. I have not had a home internet connection for the past 5 weeks and have managed to put in long and productive days using a network of cafes with good internet connections and liberal squatting policies. A handful of these places are 24hrs and there is one dedicated business cafe of JL Kunti and Sunset Road called “Chat Cafe.” My understanding is that things are dicier in Ubud so you’ll need to pull down that year lease or get a serviced apartment to ensure you can stay plugged in.

Verdict: it’s no Thailand, but it’s not the Sahara desert of internet over here. You can pull it together.

The touts issue.

I’ve heard a few writers and friends who’ve visited in the past mention the touts ruined their expereince in Bali. First– this is far from a universal feeling, my friend who was here visiting last week exclaimed “I can’t believe how polite the touts are…. after one ‘no’ they turn away!” He said that in Ubud so perhaps the atmosphere there is different than the central Kuta beach.

I tend to think of how you deal with touts as one of those defining features between expats and tourists. Sort of like crossing the road: expats edge out and cut people off Asia style, tourists wait for a break in traffic. Same with touts– expats IGNORE touts and tourists say “no thanks” or whatever. I write IGNORE in caps because this is a very deep indifference you develop. Don’t kid yourself by thinking that a polite “no thanks” to touts does anything for the world or that person. At best it takes some of your energy and attention and encourages them to make their next pitch. Touts approach 1000’s of people in one day. IGNORE them.

There is another option: use them as an opportunity to practice the local language. They are always willing to go through the first 3-5 sentences of conversation. It’s a fantastic opportunity and you won’t feel as self conscious as you would with a non-touting native.

One final issue with touts: Bali is not a huge place. A few weeks of living here and they get to know who you are and leave you alone. You might even find youself chit chatting with them.

The Kuta issue.

Many travel bloggers are really disappointed by Kuta. I was really taken aback to read these accounts. I love these blogs but I don’t share the opinion. First, the offending area of Kuta is a very small area. It’s easily avoided if you aren’t in to a crazy party. The majority of Kuta is quite pleasant with a broad range of shops, eateries, local joints, and the like. Second, Kuta is beloved by freewhelin’ young Indonesians as well, so it’s not such an incredibly one sided affair.

I spend a lot of time in Kuta and think it’s good fun. I talk with a lot of the local people that are running and working at the businesses around here and it hardly feels like a ‘oppress the natives’ scenario. On the contrary, the Balinese, relative to their South East Asian neighbors, seem to be thriving. Sure it’s highly developed, has busy beaches that could use a little cleanup, and I’m sure there are plenty of underlying environmental issues (this is the developing world…). That said, it’s not just where a bunch of Australians come to party, it’s where everyone comes to party. And it’s pretty damn fun, if you ask me.

As a frame of reference– you’ll see much more partying and silliness on any given Friday night in Pacific Beach, San Diego than you will in Kuta.

The beach– although very busy and  tad polluted with trash– is a great spot to hang out and meet people. I always have a great time when we head down the beach. For the cost of a bottle of water you can earn an umbrella and a bench (credit natasha at www.dresshead.com), and start practicing your Indonesian with the locals and Indonesian tourists and swap travel stories with other travelers.

Interested in some incredible Bali photography? Check out my buddy Tommy’s site. He’s got mad photography chops. He’s also taught himself big wave surfing in 3 years. That’s him above risking his life at Uluwatu.

If you stuck with me this long, you are probably thinking of dropping by…

Please do drop me a line in the comments when you do. I’d love to hear your perspective and advice for me in regards to living here. Any questions I can help you with I will do my best to answer!



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Published on 05.30.11
  • Alyssa

    Hi! Love this article! Here you said : You can find yourself a resonable room in Bali for $100 USD monthly. If you could please help I need to know where I can rent a room for 100/ month. I’m planning on moving to bali in a few weeks and was just told by a friend who lives in Jogjakarta that It would be more like 250-300 for a gyesthoue unless I was living far away from the touristy areas. But 100/month for a room would be fine if it existed! Please help me out. Thanks!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    go to Singapore and come back! or get a Social visa for 6 months.

  • Bern

    Awesome account on Bali. I’m in Bali and planning to stay long term. Can you recommend a reasonably priced website designer if you know one or two? Thanks

  • http://www.detoxyourgallbladder.com Judy Seeger

    Just arrived in Ubud after some time in Thailand and very surprised how expensive the workplace, Hubud is! For 25 hours/month its $55 USD and for unlimited its $250 USD. That’s way more than I ever spent in the U.S. or any other country since I”ve been traveling for 2 years. Have you found other fairly reliable WiFi cafe’s or workplaces in Bali? I”m not married to Ubud that’s for sure, just came to ck out the scene but would like to see if there are other good places to work out of. I was warned about reliability but not about pricing.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    hey Judy the more reliable cafes, in my experience, are in Seminyak, so I ended up saving a lot of time and money in my business by investing the 250/mo, also living in Sem is much more expensive.

  • CC

    Hey Dan, thanks for the article, this has really been an eye opener. I am looking to visit in a few months and want to weigh my options of establishing a business (need to see the demand), but thought about tourism (online). As I am reading the other posts from readers, it seems that a social visa is best if I plan to stay beyond 60 days. However, if I plan to hop back and forth every 60, similar to what you do, would it be best to do a one-way ticket there and visit a neighboring country on day 60 and return within a couple of weeks, or can you return within a few days? Also, would you recommend keeping a lease agreement beyond the 60 days, so there’s a steady location when returning from travel?

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    You can just go to Singapore and come back in a few hours if you like… you can do this with VOA or business visa, regarding the least 100% up to you! leases generally come month to month or annually

  • Shawn

    I am planning my retirement and Bali is my next home. Between you and my Indonesian sweetheart, I am convinced Bali is the place for me also. Bro, most of what you have said about Bali echos what my gf has said. I’m hoping $3000 monthly will let me live quite comfortably.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    that should do it! :)

  • CC

    Thank you!

  • Sileuro

    do you agree with this?. Its a comment from someone when I told her I wanted to open a hotel in Bali:
    “my experience is that when a white person goes abroad to start working, running,
    controlling or managing, the challenge is with the locals, the language, their
    ways of beings and seeing. remember that everywhere else in the world people
    are still very much together, they look after each other, and this ties with
    your desire to work an live in place where peace and unity can be felt.
    language is huge but of course knowing English is enough. people in Africa and
    Asia appreciate when a foreigner puts the effort to learn their language even
    if its small amounts. as you said, small villag es in Spain are the same. they
    too have their old fashion traditions”.


  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    i guess more or less, it’s a challenge running a business anywhere and compound that with a new language, culture, and difficult to understand rules yeah it’ll be challenging.

  • Mariane Nasirpour

    Amazing discretion Dan, it has been awhile that I am thinking of moving to Bali,
    I love tranquility and greenery of the place.
    I am wondering if I can work as an acupuncturist. I am finishing it now in Toronto.
    I have looked into the properties too, they are amazing ” I have background in architecture too”.
    To tell the truth, after watching Eat, Pray, Love I got motivated to try it.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    :D cheers Mariane

  • Sheldon

    Hey Dan, thanks for your candid writing. I appreciate your opinions without the fluff :) I would like to be a photographer’s assistant for a few months in Bali while I study online. Any thoughts on photographers I can approach and ask?

  • Ahmad Rofii

    Ohhh My God… Very Nice this Pict.. I’m be said alat bantu sex

  • Saya

    Makan scam? Being targeted by scammer? What kind of scam? Good grief. What about with so many bules have been smuggling druggs to Indonesia? That’s worse than scam, it’s killer and destructive to so many futures.

  • Saya

    Which laws require amended? I’m nobody but l’ll try to send message Mr. president to his Facebook page. See if he responds it. I understand that the law enforcement is still weak here compared to the developed countries but I can see that our government is trying hard to improve it. It won’t be overnight.

  • TJ

    Hey guys, fairly new to the digital nomad lifestyle here, but…

    I’m in Bali now and looking to find a place in Seminyak. What’s the best way to go about finding a cheap-ish place (like $300-500/month)?

    I’ll be working on a porn paysite for a friend of mine, lol. Really interesting how many amazing options are out there if you’re willing to keep an open mind!

  • Brandon Bless’d Johnson

    Great Blog. I’m from San Diego. Currently writing from gaslamp. Myself and 3 others are seriously contemplating the move next year and renting a home for a year. I go visit this April

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    bali advertiser, facebook groups (real estate), and word of mouth/boots on the ground! good luck :)

  • Scott van Zandt

    Hi Bern, I am a web/graphic designer working from Minneapolis MN with clients around the world and moving to Bali in 1-2months. I am currently building some websites for a
    Variety of schools in LA. My prices are reasonable and my quality of work is unmatched unless you go off to a big agency.
    I would love to connect with you and discuss ideas.
    – Scott

  • Xyr Raine

    Hi guys, If you need a list of complete villas in Bali, try here http://adf.ly/zJdUV

  • kati

    Im so glad i found this writing. Ive never agreed so much with someones ideas,stories,experiences and opinions about a certain place. I was having a flow experience when reading this. It is so hard to explain my ‘bali experience’ topeople who havent had the same feelings or whohave only been to a holiday….what was the greatest part when you said that “bali is special” and that its about the completeness. I felt complete there and left a big part of my hearth there.hence im going back soon. Thank you for this!

  • http://batman-news.com Zana Rahman

    Hi Dan,
    I am very interested in exploring Bali much further after reading about your experience. Myself and my husband will be going to Bali for 10days in few days… am so glad that I found this writing.

  • yuni

    hi Dan thanks for giving everyone a positive image of Bali..as a balinese i feel proud to heard those positive comments..it will be nice to discuss or share more about bali.

  • Irmalita

    An old article I found accidentally, reminding me about my first weeks live in Seminyak, I was so stressed it’s like living in the jungle. But after about 2 years (in java now), I missed the beaches, and the nice restaurants there so much. Thanks for writing this article and also to keep it available to read. Also, I have a plan to stay there, maybe it’s time for exploring more (art galleries, more beaches, surfing, hiking and more).

  • abha

    I am staying in bali for six months, can anybody let me know how and where i can join party groups to enjoy more bali…

  • Robert Ronning

    Very interesting. Staying in Bali is an option. and this can be done enumerated by anyone who wants it. For some people of Bali as the other life, while for some others, Bali is like heaven. There are many reasons for this. and these tend to be relative. nice info. for share: http://villabalisale.com/Property/restaurantbar-for-sale-petitinget-prime-location … thanks for share.

  • youthsnews.com.au – ynn.io

    hi dan, been working a startup for the last 12 months, thinking of coming to bali for 3 months to destress.. really enjoyed your post

  • http://allphuketvillas.com/ Jason Statham

    Hello there….Through the post was so long still it is very good. I like your story and the experience. It seems that Indonesia is good place to live and of course affordable too. I also like the photo and video that you have shared in post. Thank you so much for posting.

  • Michelle

    Hi Dan! I am a fellow San Diegan who is about to embark on this Bali adventure. I am currently in Stockholm Sweden and looking forward to the sunshine :)

    Great blog…thank you for all the information!

    Two questions I am wondering if you can help me with:

    1.) I have a 16 year old son and need to find out about schools for
    him. I have seen that there are many private English speaking schools
    but I am not interested in those, I don’t think. I saw a public
    English/Balinese speaking school in Denpansar and wonder if there are
    any in the Ubud or Canggu areas or if you have any info about schools for expats.

    2.) If we are going to live there and my son will go to school, what do I need to do in terms of visas? I see that most expats travel every couple months to renew but if we are planning on staying for at least a year, is there something else we should/can apply for at the beginning? I currently teach university
    online for the U.S. so my job and income are stable. I have a U.S. and
    U.K. passport.

    That’s all for now….thank you so much for your insight!


  • Okky Asetyana

    Bali is the right choice, if you are an expat. The place gives a lot of things that can give you what you need. and Bali is the only location in Indonesia, which has a strong noble culture with exotic natural environment. and most importantly, the social life in Bali upholds tolerance. thanks. Visit us: http://www.theapartmentscanggu.com/

  • pissed

    Dan, are you still there? Was it/is it all you thought. I just visited for the first time and am a bit starstruck. I’ve lived on the beach in Manhattan Beach L.A., and I’ve lived in SF. California is ruined for me – I even think San Diego is past it’s prime due to traffic and overbuilding and crowds. Bali looks like a very good option, and I would not have to work. I’d love to pick your brain if you’re still at it. Last post was 4 years. Thanks.

  • Joe Grealis

    How easy is it to find work there if I decided to drop everything here in New england and stay there long term? And I wouldn’t want to carry a wadd of cash so how’d you suggest carrying currency

  • Jayson Wong

    Hi, Dan,
    I wanna ask if setup local business in Bali is it having difficulties or not as I am from Malaysia though, planning setup kiosk at kuta area.
    Need some advice, thank you so much

  • Lexi Ollie Petersen

    Hi Dan, I’m in the early stages of exploring the idea of moving to Bali. I spent a month there earlier this year and fell in love. I’m finishing up a graphic design degree here in the states and then hope to spend some serious time there. What is the best way to start looking at living arrangements while still over here? Look forward to hearing your advice.

  • Peter Kim Dong-hwan

    I’ve been to Bali twice and such, and I had a great time both times. Still the bad Internet is a turnoff, plus since I’m based in Korea, the Phils is closer.

  • MarioAnthony

    This is great information. The posts are great as well. Would love to travel to Bali and spend a few months. I’ve been an internet entrepreneur for 20 years, yet not sure how that would benefit me in Bali in terms of making money to sustain and continue to live there. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to take the time and break it down for me.

  • fitri

    Hi Dan..for you which area is the best for work in Bali?
    could you please help me?

  • Wayan Krishna Candra

    Just been browsing around and found your site. As a Balinese, I am honestly happy about your experience that you shared here. Since the date of posting of the article is quite old, I am just curious, are you still around in Bali or have you moved on to other destinations? I used to help a few expats with their computer problems and enjoy having some chit chat with them.

  • Mary DeClercq

    Hey Dan, I am a widow who has been through some shit the last few years and sick of teaching at my current job in San Diego. Was thinking of going to Bali to live for awhile since it’s cheap and I could live off of 2000 a month not working for but would be open to some other job or teaching job there. I need time to chill and figure out what I want and where I want to be long term. San Diego is just too expensive and I am tired of it now after living here a year and a half. How do I obtain a visa to live in Bali for a while? So I am going there on a Yoga retreat in March soon to check things out in Ubud. Any advice would be great. Mary

  • Lauren Putri

    If you are looking for cheap Bali accommodation visit http://www.balibudgethousing.com/

    They lists plenty accommodation from house, villa & apartment for weekly/monthly/yearly!

  • disqus_1kkQXcCgz0

    I find kuta oppressive. I’m in medewi. But these are 2 extremes. I’d like to know how you find a middle ground

  • Nathan Gagnon

    Dan thank you for sharing all of this!!! I have two questions. 1) I am planning on moving to Bali for 3 to 6 months and was hoping you could recommend a good place to stay that is close to the ocean, quiet, and not in the city- I prefer a country setting that isn’t too far from good amenities. Question 2: Is it possible to have registered firearms in Bali. I have two and will be moving from the US? As a former law enforcement officer, I have become accustomed to safe and responsible gun ownership. Thanks in advance!!!!

  • obat kuat dan alat bantu sex

    How easy is it to find a job there if I decide to leave everything in Indonesia

  • Rani

    The answer is NO for question 2, you can NOT bring in those firearms to anywhere in Indonesia. In Indonesia only the Indonesian army and police can legally have firearms. You won’t need them anyway – Balinese are peaceful people.

  • Latasha Hyde

    Hi Dan, thank you for this article. I’ve jut visited Bali and am considering living there in the near future. Thing is, I’m trying to work out what sort of job I could get over there. I have started my own travel blog which at the moment just covers previous holidays but I was wondering if I could just have it concentrating on Bali from a local’s perspective? I’m also looking into teaching yoga but not sure how popular yoga is over there? Natural medicine is a passion of mine. Any suggestions? Also, I notice your article is quite old, any updates now on the cost of living per month? I also have a dog, could I bring her with me? Thanks :)

  • Choo Kah Ying

    Hi Dan, thanks for your insights. I am checking out Bali because there is a retirement facility in Ubud that is open to having my 20-year-old autistic son stay there. After homeschooling him for 11 years in Singapore, it has become too difficult due to his aggression that is directly principally at me (the mother) and the fact that Singapore is just such a “wrong” place for my son who is far more settled in nature. However, the facility’s program is targeted at old people; so I am planning to look for a caregiver whom I can train to work with my son on basic academic stuff and keep up his life skills. Do you know what would be a good resource for me to find such a caregiver? I have scoured the Internet and written to a few sources online (special needs schools), but I just didn’t know whether you would have other suggestions. Much appreciated.

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