Expat Living in Bali
So You Think
You’d Like to Live in Bali? by Rachel Greaves
How to Start a Business in Bali - It can be difficult enough starting a successful business in your own country, let alone in a foreign country like Indonesia. The dream of running your own guesthouse or restaurant by the beach on a tropical island like Bali, doesn't stop people wanting to give it a try. This guide on how to start a business in Bali was written to help guide people through the ropes of setting up a company and establishing a successful business. The book goes beyond the author's experience by including interviews with successful expat entrepreneurs who have a combined experience of over 80 years in Indonesia. The advice is practical and to the point. While the guide focuses on Bali, the information could also be applied to other locations in Indonesia as well.
"How to Retire in Bali" - as the title suggests is a complete guide to retiring in Bali. The guide book covers all of the essential information you need to know before contemplating a move to Bali, such as visas, health care, insurance, buying property, finding accommodation and adapting to life in Bali. The book includes interviews with retirees who have already made the move to Bali. You can learn from their experiences and come out with a better understanding of what it is actually like to live in Bali, rather than just visiting the island for a holiday.
The Expat Family Guide to Living in Bali - This book will help your family prepare for the move to bali, smooth the settling in process and explain some of the common problems you may encounter along the way and how to deal with them. If you are still on the fence about moving to Bali, this book will give you a good idea of what to expect, as it doesn't take long for anyone to realize that living in Bali is not all about sitting around a pool, sipping cocktails! The book includes information on Culture shock and children, what to bring and what to leave behind, where to live - highlighting popular neighborhoods, renting a house or villa, education, health concerns, cost of living, finding work, managing staff, visas, and other helpful information specific to relocating to the island paradise of Bali.
Infoline English: 081-558-104-700 and Indonesian: 087-862-360-454
Regular meetings are neld in Seminyak, Ubud, Sanur, Lovina an dNusa Dua
Narcotics Anonymous: in English, 081-33853-9592; in Bahasa Indonesia, 081-805-682-356 www.na-bali.org
Debtors Anonymous - 0821-4757-4545
Bali Community Choir meets every Tuesday evening at the Gateway Community Center on Jalan Danau Batur Sari No.3 in Sanur (across from the Canang Sari Restaurant on the same street that leads to the Bali Island School). For more information contact: Brendan O'Donnell volunteer conductor (English) 0813-53120682, Ricky (Indonesian) 087-761-016-200, or Jane (English) 0812-3870469.
Bali Geckos - Australian Rules football club - www.facebook.com/baligeckos
Bali International Cricket Club - social cricket on Sundays at Sidakarya field at 11:00am. Contact the Secretary, Ian Jasper, Ph: 0818-893434
Bali School of the Dramatic Arts - offers drama and music courses - www.balisoda.com
Bali Sports Foundation - an NGO initiating sports programmes all over Bali for both expats and nationals. The Foundation offers free rugby, basketball, soccer, netball and swimming training sessions in various locations. Volunteer coaches are also very welcome! for more information, visit www.balisports.com
BIWA - Bali International Women's Association. BIWA is a social and community welfare based association for Indonesian and expatriate women residing in Bali. Our activities include a monthly lunch, social welfare visits to villages we are helping, and coffee mornings to promote friendship and other outings. We also fund a dental bus which visits villages for checkups and treatments. New members will be made to feel very welcome!
Bali Hash House Harriers - founded in 1976 and they run Monday and Thursday, starting at 4:30pm. Visit their websites for more information: www.bali-hash.com
BaliPod.com - Community forum for expats living in Bali www.balipod.com
Cricket Bali - CricketBali
Kuta Small Business Association
Tel./Fax +62 361 758 995, Jl Raya Legian 138, Kuta, Bali.
KSBA assists in the general recovery and a community based development of Kuta, as well as promoting tourism and trade in Bali. Structured as a board, the KSBA has a healthy mix of Balinese, Indonesian and expatriate members.
Piston Broke Bali - social motorbike club with members from around the world. Founded in 1995 by a couple of expatriates to get a group together with similar interests like riding a bike and partying. Organizes group bike riding, bike shows and fundraisers for local charities. The clubhouse is at “Anna’s Warung “in Sanur. So if you like a party, the odd beer or two and don't mind throwing your leg over a motorbike ! ... come and join Piston Broke Bali. The club also raises money for local orphanages and charities. Members live in Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Europe. For information contact Wazza, Gringo or Piston Broke at email@example.com - www.pistonbrokebali.com
Raffles Golf Club - Raffles Golf is a non-profit social club based at New Kuta Golf course in Bali where expat club members visitors meet for social tournaments every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tee off timne is different each day. We welcome all local and visiting expats (both ladies and gentlemen). Join in our competitions and presentation at the 19th hole. For more information, visit www.rafflesgolfbali.com
Rotary Club of Bali - Seminyak
Rotary Club Bali - Nusa Dua
Rotary Club Bali - Ubud Sunset
Rotaract Club of Bali - Nusa Dua
Rotary Club of Bali - Kuta
Rotary Club of Bali - Lovina
Royal Bali Yacht Club - www.royalbaliyachtclub.com
Sanur Residents - community project group, call 281-685 Meetings second Thursday monthly
Skal International - Professional tourism industry association. Call Al Purwa at 751-517 or Brian Watson at 701-638
Tennis Club - Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
Ubud Men's Support Group - Tuesday, 6:00 call Jim at (Ubud) 974-393
Women's Life Drawing Group - Thursday, Seniwati Studio, Ubud, Tel. 975-485; 0812-394-6595 Wed, Sat, Sun 2-5 pm; With Mary Northmore and the Seniwati Women's Gallery in Ubud 970-827.
Life Drawing Classes at Manik Organic – Saturday at 1. Jl Danau Tamblingan next to Parigata Spa
Click for information on foreign-language religious services
For a comprehensive listing of Bali community organizations, see the Bali Advertiser Community Events section.
Bali Golf and Country Club, Nusa Dua 771-791
Bedugul 288-94, Bali Handara, Bali Nirvana . Tanah Lot
Udayana Driving Range - Jl Hang Tuah, Sanur 289-603
Bali Golf Connection
Handles groups and individuals.
Jl. Wira 14, Sanur Bali. 258-076
(in Surabaya 031-752-1420)
Denpasar Golf Club
Jl. Hangtuah #58
Eli Martial Arts 461-420
Tai Chi Tel. 0816-4703167 Contact: Sunjata
Jl Nakula, 2nd floor of Kawan mini Market
Judo, Aikido, Karate, Capoerira,Thai Boxing,
plus Yoga and various Dance styles
Spas in Bali
Mandara (several branches) - Bali Hati Spa-Ubud
Bali Hati Spa-Ubud / Jl Raya Andong on the way to Tegallalang
Jari Menari, Jl. Raya Basangkasa #47, Seminyak
Electricity in Bali fluctuates and goes out often. Be prepared. Check for generator facilities in apartment type units and explore oil/emergency lamps if not. Make sure that your computer has a UPS AND a stabilizer - it will save you lots of heartache! If your electricity seems to be acting up more than is normal even for Bali, send someone to PLN and ask them to come and check, especially around 6 PM when usage is maximal. Don't just call.
TeleTel. There are no special problems but perspective tenants should check the house to see that there is actually a working phone. There are some areas where it is difficult to get a land line and you might have to wait quite a while. However, a persistent expat, who can get past the front desk and speak to the "Senior Officer", will often find that in fact there are some lines available (for the persistent!). There are now ‘flexi’ phones working off of satellites so it is not as dire an issue as in the past.
Internet Service Providers
Information on ADSL service through Telkom Speedy
Centrin Wireless, JL Kaliasem NO 11 A, 228228, Fax 229-786
Water: many homes have city water. If so, you MUST choose bottled water - the city water leaves white deposits on the flowers! Some homes have well water. If so, it is advised to also have a water tower so you will have a supply of water even if the electricity is out and the pump is not able to function.
Hansip/Garbage - costs and service of both depend on local conditions. Price of daily garage pick up and monthly hansip (Security) services vary according to the neighborhood. Some Sanur residents pay as much as 75,000 for garbage though the collector speaks English!
Food - grocery stores and supermarkets
The original and still caring deli in Bali, opened in 1999, Dijon focuses on imported items as well as quality goods from all over Indonesia. Government regulations have resulted in more DIJON home made goods such as the muesli line, various products such as hummus and pesto, dressings and sauces. For the more traditional DIJON items, you can still find a huge cheese selection, various hams and salamis, the well known DIJON roast beef and baked ham. Daily fresh bread from a variety of bakeries keeps bread customers happy and daily vegetable suppliers keep vegetarians happy. Large selection of Gluten Free products available and homemade vegan ‘ice cream’ as well. Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm.
Dijon Food Specialties
Simpang Siur Square A1-A2
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Tel. (0361) 759-636, 759-638
Fax (0361) 759-783
Ubud Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays 9:30-2:00 at Pizza Bagus, Pengosekan and Wednesday 930-2 at Cafe Arma Pengosekan. Lots of variety - vegetables, fruits, skin care, non-chemical soap, rice, tofu (best in Indonesia) tortillas, jam and salad dressings, breads, cakes and cookies, seeds, growing books in Indonesian, soy milk, healing plants, eggs, incense... well, that's just a start! It's great fun and great karma!
Hero - on Jl. Teuku Umar, is the only HERO in town. Not the best selection of imported items and stock is not consistent but better than nothing. Now includes an outlet of Guardian Pharmacy
Pepito's - Jl. Kediri No. 36A, Kuta Tel. (0361)
Modern supermarket in Tuban. Expensively equipped, reasonably well stocked. Good fruit selection. Fresh seafood, a variety of pre-cooked items.
Galael - in Kuta as well. Same old, same old.
Matahari - large complex near the Simpang Siur roundabout- also has a hypermarket.
Supermarket Bintang - in Kuta and Ubud. Small but has lots of items
Tiara Dewata - downtown Denpasar, has everything from groceries to books. Newer outlet near Ace Hardware also convenient and reasonably complete but mostly local products. Tiara Grosir on Jl Cokroaminto is a good place to shop for volume items but only Indonesian goods basically.
Carrefour: on Sunset Road, the only huge European retail oriented supermarket. Typical two story with parking, lots of outside vendors and places to eat.
Papaya: Japanese supermarket with full range of Japanese foods, fresh meats, vegetables and fruit. Some prepared Japanese goodies and lots of alcohol. Also includes a bakery on the premises.
Lotte - giant wholesale warehouse, bulk buying. Jl. By Pass. Basically for people who are selling on. Kitchen selection, small bakery and restaurant inside. Furniture outside. Good place to start out to get brooms and ice trays and waste baskets etc
Gourmet Garage Tel. 701-650 - Wide variety of imported foods, cookbooks, professional cooking equipment for even the fussiest of chefs. Fresh seafood selection. Also features J BAY Ice Cream in many flavors.
Bali Deli, Jl. Kunti and in Sanur at Jl Danau Tamblingan. Big range of imported goods with inside/outside restaurant.
Sunrise Organic Market, 735-824 Speak with Dewi
Grocer and Grind: Jl Kayu Jati 3 x, Petitinget/738-401. New location in Jimbaran Square and Sanur on Jl Danau Tamblingan. Café and gourmet provisions
Hardy’s: a Balinese owned chain of supermarkets. Nusa Dua and Sanur/ Tabanan
Bali Rungu Organic Farm, Owner - Gede Green, Phone 0813-38721705, Baturiti, Bali. Support a Bali-owned and managed 2-hectare organic farm, three years old and growing rapidly. Deliveries to restaurants, hotels, and homes and sales at the Ubud Organic Farmers Market. Large variety of organically grown vegetables and some fruits.
Elsombrero – made in Bali Flour and Corn Tortillas, Nacho chips, Taco shells
White Box – Nusa Dua and Ubud – bakery/pastry items
Petani – Sunday Sate Bazaar at Alaya Resort Ubud, Jl Hanoman 972-200
Kids’ activities and acoustic music every Sunday 11-2
Kiddiology - Jl Umalas Lestari No. 28B, Kerobokan, Bali, Tel. 0361 8499442
Enchanted Books, Kerobokan, 10:00am - 6:00pm daily - Reading for small people
Gramedia – Simpang Siur Mall
Periplus – Simpang Siur Mall/Hardy's Sanur and at Carrefour on Sunset Road
Coffee and Coffee Equipment
Bhineka Jaya on Jl Gaja Mada just after the Jl Sulawesi crossing. GREAT coffee served in the old shop opened in the 30s.
Kopi Bali House - Jl. By Pass Sanur. Large selection of coffee accessories, coffee and the restaurant is now open.
Animale - women's clothes - Kuta Square, Ubud. Factory outlet at the Galaiel intersection, 757-015 with a newer one in front of Bintang. Open daily 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, closed Sundays.
Consignment Store - Used goods and also new stuff
Jl Kampus Ubud 110, Jimbaran, 874-0007
Milo Designs - Kuta Square. Super elegant silks
Lucy’s Batik - 795-1275, Jl Raya Basangkasa 88, Seminyak
Paul Ropp - Biasa in Seminyak, also in new Ace Hardware Mall, and Ubud on the Amandari road.
Birkenstock footwear - Jl Legian 350, Kuta
By the Sea - Jl. Legian 186, 757-7751
DFS Galleria - Simpang Siur - resort wear for men / women / kids.
Great colors and designs for small people. Next to Hard Rock Mega store, Sogo Senayan, Keris Gallery Nusa Dua.
Legian and Seminyak - lots of boutique type shops literally line the streets
Matahari Dept Store - Kuta Square and Kuta Galleria Mall - mainly locally made items, a few imports
Ramayana outlet in Mall on Jl. Diponegoro - mainly locally made items. Also has Guardian pharmacy.
Matahari Galeria, Simpang Siur - has a variety of stores including Gramedia - for books, Periplus, shoes and sports things, home décor goodies at Vinotti, Disc Tara, Baskin & Robbins - for ice cream, Bread Talk, JCO Donuts, Ryoshi branch and many new Indonesian food outlets.
Body & Soul - Kuta Square and Jl. Legian - 756-297 - very youthful styles. Now carries a new kiddies line
Adopt a Co-Op: Widows of the Bali Bombing group making tee shirts and polo shirts for hotels, school groups, sports groups or any uniform shirts. Good quality, reasonable prices and fast service. Your order directly helps these fine women provide for their families. Contact Ni Luh at 081-2468-4554 oOr Erni at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taruemas Furniture - Showroom and workshop at Jl Tangkuban Perahu 6D, Kerobokan, Tel. 731-808
Interesting designs with a new look at old ship wood.
Kids' Star, Istana Kuta Galleria 2/7, 769-299 - Beds, Wallpapers, etc.
Cocoon 705-054 - Just before the Intercontinental Hotel on the left. Fine items for gifts and home décor. Right before the Intercon on the left.
Vinotti 752-723,752-720 - In the mall at the Simpang Siur roundabout. Second outlet in new Kuta mall between Kuta Square and Waterbom. Now also opened near Kuta Square. Candles, tableware, frames, furniture, etc., all nicely designed.
Housewares / Garden Equipment
Ace Hardware - Istana Mall and Galleria Mall. Huge selection of household wares
Jl. Diponegoro - several shops on this street - Kuta Square
Matahari - Kuta and Galleria Mall stores
Balloons & Flowers
Balloon & Bunga Tel. 731-777, 0812-3929158
Contact Pak Christian
More information on Florists and Ordering Flowers in Indonesia
Pearls and Gem Stones -736-880
Bali Beads - 298-903 Celuk
Tom's - 766-788 on the Sanur side of the Simpang Siur intersection
Pasar (Local Markets):
Badung Central Market - Jl Gaja Mada Denpasar
Kuta Market - Jl Raya Kuta
Kumbasari Market - across from Badung, for fabric and handicrafts
Pasar Guang – on the way to Sukawati Market
Sanglah Market - Jl Diponegoro
Sindhu Market - Jl Danau Tamblingan, Sanur
Sukawati Market - Gianyar Sukawati
Ubud Market - Jl Raya Ubud
Kiddiology - Jl Umalas Lestari No. 28B, Kerobokan, Bali, Tel. 0361 8499442
Rosada Dollhouse Maker
Toys R Us, Matahari Mall, Simpang Siur
International SOS, Bali
SOS Medika - Bali (Clinic and Assistance Centre)
Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 505X,
Clinic Tel. (62-361) 720 100, 710 544
Admin Fax Fax (62-361) 721 919
24 Hour Assistance Centre Tel. 0361 710 505
24 Hour Assistance Centre Fax 0361 710 515
Clinic Technical Advisor: Jytte Kristoffersen
Daisy Retreat, Bali is an extremely effective residential Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy Retreat clinic offering psychotherapy for a range of emotional and anxiety disorders. Our consultant CBT Psychotherapist, Ellie Donnelly BA MSc, has over twenty years of experience with the UK’s leading mental health organizations, as well as having her own London based practice. Our Clinical Psychologist, Reina Ritma Wangsadjaja M.Psi, Psi, focuses on our Indonesian (non English speaking) clients as well as overseeing Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy and Relaxation Therapy.
Daisy Retreat Therapy Options:
- Residential 10-day (or more) CBT and Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy Retreats
- Intensive Day Therapy - 2.5 hours per day
Our results with our clients are MEASURABLE.
- The Daisy Retreat program attains on average a 91% improvement in mood and 86% improvement in anxiety. (Based on results from the Beck Depressive Inventory and the Beck Anxiety Inventory from May 2013 to August 2016).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is theclinically recommended frontline treatment for wide range of mood and anxiety disorders* including, but not limited to: Depression, Obsessive, Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobias, Eating Disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, Anger management, Sleep problems, such as Insomnia, problems related to alcohol misuse
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health issues, please contact Daisy Retreat. To schedule your FREE initial consultation or to make an appointment, please contact us. Initial consultantions can be made in person or via Skype. We are here to HELP.
Other Medical Providers:
Mobile Health Care - Kim Patra SRN/RM - Tel/ Fax 283-541 Hp 081-2366-0000
Bali's well known nurse and auther of "In the Arms of Angels". Specializing in women's health, babies and children. Services also include, Physiotherapist, home nursing, GP consult and emergency assistance and health insurance.
Holistic Healing Centre
The Holistic Healing Center concentrates on Naturopathy or the Healing Power of Nature which is basically a holistic approach to health and disease. Naturopathy/Homeopathy attempts to create the conditions which enable a body to heal itself. One aspect is Iridology or the science of analyzing the iris to determine predispositions to certain conditions before they have become acute and difficult to manage. A strong part of the program is NAET or Dr. Nambudipad's Allergy Elimination Techniques. Undiagnosed allergies contribute to many diseases most of us don't even suspect and this treatment is totally non intrusive, non oral and safe for young children. Also offers hypnotherapy, iridology, herbal remedies, nutrional advice, detox programs, and sells vitamins and supplements.
YPK Bali Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy treatment from Australian trained physiotherapist who is volunteering her services at YPK Bali. YPK specialises in back and neck pain, sports injuries, joint pains, Pilates, women’s health and neurological problems such as stroke, Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Cost is Rp180,000 for initial consultation and RP150,000 for all appointments thereafter. All treatment fees go directly towards the physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatment of disabled Balinese people who cannot afford health services. Please contact Lizzy on 0361 228530 / 0812 364 78461 between 8am and 2pm Monday – Friday to book an appointment or further discuss YPK’s services and how your physiotherapy fees will help those less fortunate. Jl Badak Agung No. 18 – Renon, Denpasar - ypkbali.org
Mana Holistics -
Jl Raya Pettitinget 198 X next to Hu’u Bar and across from the Living Room – 318-5634
Includes Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Clinical Psychology, Rolfing, Lymphatic drainage, Psychotherapy all from trained professionals.
Cozy Reflexology Center
Jl. Sunset, Blok A/3, Jl. Puputan Renon
Great 90 minute soothing sessions at very reasonable prices
Clinic, diagnostic center and emergency care center. Off the By Pass at the Simpang Siur roundabout. Membership as well as one off visits. Open 24 hours. They are the center for RH Negative group in Bali. Now featuring the long distance doctor program which allows a doctor in Bali to get a second opinion with a video conference option. Enjoy the expertise of overseas medical specialists while staying in Bali. Bimcare is a new program for all medical needs. New facilities include in patient rooms and operating theater.
BIMC has also opened a new and more complete hospital facility in the Nusa Dua Complex.
Graha Asih Hospital Tel. 62-361 764-860
Private hospital offering 24 hour services on the way to the airport.
Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai # 33 X
Emergency Unit 24 hours
RS Sanglah Tel. 62-361227-911
Jl P Diponegoro
RS Kasih IbuTel. 62-361 237-016
Jl Teuku Umar 120 223-036
(Also known for maternity)
Surya Husadha Hospital Tel. 62-361-233-787
Jl. Pulau Serangan 7 Denpasar Fax 62-361-231177 www.suryahusadha.com
(also known for maternity)
RS Graha Husada
Jl Cokroaminoto 30 423-467
RS Dharma Usadha
Jl Jendr. Sudirman 50 227-560
Prima Medica – Jl Sesetan near old gas station - A new addition to the hospital scene which gets good reviews.
Arurveda Health Center - Personal consultation with Indian Ayurvedic Practioner, Ayurvedic treatments, dietery and lifestyle advice, and medicines. Stress Management Programs/Detox or Panchakarma Programmes. Ayurvedic cooking classes Banjar Nyuh Kuning/Ubud0361- 971-118 or 085 85725-9947 www.amrtasiddhi.com
Dr. Herman Kusuman, DDS - Jl Raya Sesetan 275 A, directly across from IALF. Tel. 228-531/744-5955 Trained in Taiwan and very conscientious. Highly recommend. Herkus5@yahoo.com. Dr. L. Cynthia H. Orthodontist practices in the same location
Dr. Soecipto at 222-541 near the Bank Permata in Jl. Diponogoro 150 A32/34. email@example.com Three dentists in this family, all recommended, but sometimes hard to get an appointment.
Dr. Ritje Rihatina, MHPEd, Surgery at Nusa Dua Dental Clinic, 81A Pratama Street, Nusa Dua, Phone 771-324 Trained in Australia and Singapore.
Dr. Wigianto at 234-918, Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 96, Denpasar
Hearing Aid Center
Sales and service
Jl Nusa Indah 148, 2nd floor
Audiotone Hearing products
Jl Teuku Umar 74 xx
AIS - Bali
Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 458
Denpasar 80119, Bali
Tel. (62-361) 845-2000
Fax (0361) 732-209
John Milliss, Head of Bali Campus
Curriculum - Pre-school to Year 12
Enrollment - 190
AIS Indonesia provides a world-class education for Pre-school to Year 12 students with well-resourced campuses in Jakarta and Bali. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is offered in both Jakarta and Bali.
AIS Bali campus is located to a new purpose-built 2-hectare campus, designed as a modern learning space with optimal air flow and natural daylight. Not only equipped with sophisticated infrastructures and green landscape, students enjoy state-of-the art school facilities including an 850 sqm multi-purpose court, 25 m. swimming pool, outdoor tennis court, soccer field, science laboratory, 40,000 book capacity library, amphitheater and a rooftop café.
You are invited to discover the AIS success story which features:
- A friendly and vibrant community where every student is nurtured and encouraged to achieve their personal best
- A world-class Australian curriculum complemented by highly qualified teachers with international experience
- A commitment to providing innovative and challenging individual learning programs
- A values-based education experience which provides a solid foundation for future academic success and personal growth
- A safe and caring environment
At AIS, it’s all about “Empowering Minds and Uniting Communities”. To find out more about successful learning at AIS and our four campuses, we invite you to explore our website or contact us for a tour of our campus.
Bali Island School, formerly "Bali International School" for a World-Class Education
Bali Island School (BIS) celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year. Bali International School opened in September 1985 and was renamed in accordance with the Ministerial Decree on Education in 2014. BIS engages and empowers globally-minded, confident learners to reach their utmost potential in an active, creative, and respectful learning community. BIS is the oldest school in Bali and is the only school on the island authorized to offer the full International Baccalaureate Programme continuum from Preschool to Grade 12: Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes).
- IB trained, dedicated and experienced international teaching staff.
- Students’ scores are always above world averages.
- Outstanding education outcomes and university placements.
- Small classes and a broad range of course options.
- Students from around the world.
- Learning and language support and a student counselor.
- Diverse, free-of-charge extracurricular program.
- Best sports facilities on the island.
- School campus sits in a secure and quiet location that is easily accessible.
- Proactive parent association
BIS is fully accredited / authorized by:
- The International Baccalaureate (IB)
- The Council of International Schools (CIS)
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Canggu Community School
Banjar Tegal Gundul No. 2
Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa (before Berawa Beach)
CCS is an internationally accredited school offering an international education to students from over 40 different nationalities, Early Years to Year 13. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Authorised to teach the IB Diploma and Cambridge/Edexcel IGCSE. We are an Educational Cooperation Unit (SPK Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama) recognise by Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.
Yayasan Taman Mahatma Gandhi School
Jl. Cokroaminoto No. 382
Ubung Kaja, Denpasar Barat, Bali
Tel. (0361) 414-849, 431-693
Fax (0361) 414-859
High Scope Indonesia
Jl Gatot Subroto IV/18 Denpasar
Jl. Nuansa Udayana Utama No. 3
Kori Nuansa Jimbaran, Bali
Tel. (62-361) 746-0375 / 746-0376 , 271-182 or 0856-3714161
Umalas Kids Club - Daycare and Preschool
Jl Umalas Lestari 28
Ecole Internationale Française de Bali
Banjar Umalas Kauh No. 76
Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali 80117
Tel. (0361) 732-314
Fax (0361) 732-315
Taman Kanak-Kanak Montesorri School Bali
Jl. Lasmana No. 66x (Oberoi)
Kerobokan, Denpasar 80361 Bali
Tel/Fax (361) 730-028
2 1/2 to 6 1/2 years old.
Now opening in Sanur
British/American curriculum. Ages 3-14 - Local and Expat children welcome. A school dedicated to educating the whole child - 'where learning comes from the heart'. Environmental focus and dedication to community service. "Think Globally, Act Locally, Feel Totally"
The English School
Jl. Kerobokan No. 100A
Umalas Village Private School
Tel. 733-095, 736-463
DO RE MI Playgroup and Kindergarten
Jl. Tukad Yeh Aya No. 88
Bali International School
Jl. Danau Buyan IV No. 15
Banjar Taman Sari, Sanur
(P.O. Box 3259, Denpasar)
Phone (62-361) 288-770, 288-467
Fax (62-361) 285-103, 288-770
Cheeky Monkeys Playgroup
Jl Danau Tamblingan 82
Cheeky Monkeys runs a morning playgroup but is also a playground where any child under the age of 6 can come and play until 6 every evening.We also have babysitting.
Jl. Pucuk, Banjar Tangtu Kesiman - just north of Sanur off Jl Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra. TK to grade 12, very bicultural at a great location overlooking the water. www.dyatmika.org
Sanur Independent School
Jalan Tukad Nyali
Gang SMU 6 No. 3
Phone (0361) 286-554
Fax (0361) 286-554, 284-410
Taman Kanak Kanak Dana Kesuma
Tel. (0361) 286-609
Gema Angkasa Kindergarten
Jl. Mandala No. 16, Tuban, Kuta
Tel. 756-915, 0818-557046
Jl. Raya Sesetan 190
Tel. (0361) 225-243
Fax (0361) 263-509
IALF offers a variety of English and Indonesian language programs for all ages and levels
Bumbu Bali - Heinz Von Holzen, Tanjung Benoa 771-256
Casa Luna - Janet de Neffe, Jl Bisma Ubud, 970-708
Puri Ganesha, Diana Von Cranach, Pemuteran, 0362-94766
Down to Earth Vegetarian Gourmet Cooking School – 736-645
Balinese Music 976-339 Ubud
Balinese Dance - 282-575
Yamaha Music School 237-567/226-886
Tennis - Clark Hatch, Ubud 974-393
Taichi / Kung Fu - Grand Sudirman A 42, 241-040
Scuba Mimpi Resort 701-070
Mega Dive Center 288-192
Omni Dive Center 754-484
Surfing - Pro Surf School, 744-1466
Violin - Bavish, 499-209
Tom’s music for all manner of lessons, just off Simpang Siur intersection going to Sanur
Anggun, Bali Cultural House
Jl. Bhineka Jati Jaya 4C, el. 763-299
Ballet, Balinese Dance; Japanese, Indonesian and English instruction.
Housing is available at all price levels. Many expats live in and around Seminyak and the Kerobokan area. There are also lots of rentals in the Sanur area. Ditto Renon which is not that far from Sanur but on the non-beach side of the by pass. Houses are both one and two stories, some have Balinese flavor, some have pools. Prices of all rentals have gone up tremendously in the past two years so don’t expect miracles if you are on a limited budget.
Lots of classified ads in the local paper, Bali Pos, as well as the paper no expat can do without: The Bali Advertiser. It is around 80-90 pages and comes out, free, every two weeks. Bali Advertiser: Jl. Majapahit No. 46, Kuta Tel. (62-361) 755-392 Fax 764-191 info@BaliAdvertiser.biz Web www.baliadvertiser.biz/
Bali offers numerous great places to dine out. Tourists from around the world welcome the many international restaurants available for their dining pleasure during their stay in Bali!
Opened in 2001 as an adjunct to DIJON Shop, Café Dijon is a favorite spot for those in a rush as well as those who want to linger and chat or use wi-fi. Many changes have been made in the menu selection from the old days, and the café now features food which is original, interesting and full of flavor. Specials are changed regularly, with popular items being added to the regular menu. Some of those are Fish Tacos, Nasi Goreng Kambing, a newly revised Halloumi Salad, Mexican Salad and Zucchini Soup.
DIJON desserts are well known in Bali for being innovative as well though we keep the old time favorites such as the Baked Cheesecake. New selections are the Chocolate Raspberry Upside Down cake (Gluten Free) and a really chocolatey Chocolate Tart.
DIJON serves both cold and hot drinks. Old favorites are the Lemon Lime Slush and the Fizzy Ginger while new favorites are the variety of Coconut Water mixtures and the Chia Berry Blast. Our much loved coffee from Bhineka Jaya is still going strong.
Now open for dinner, DIJON attracts a lively dinner clientele for a really nicely balanced evening menu. Reservations are now recommended!
Still the same smoking outside and non smoking a/c inside and the same monthly bookswap for book lovers in Bali. No sales and no charges for the bookswap as it is purely an exchange.
Café Dijon is open daily from 9 am -10 pm
Simpang Siur Square (Ex Kuta Poleng Mall) B 1-2
Tel. (0361) 759-640
Kebun Bistro - A charming Procencal-style bistro serving fine wines, artisan foods, breads and patisserie items fresh from the oven in a charming environment. Located at Jl. Hanoman 44, Ubud.
Dining out is really not an issue in Bali. Just choose the area you want to eat in and you'll have a multitude of choices! Kuta is full of restaurants, likewise Sanur and Ubud. Types: Chinese all over the place, Indian - mostly Kuta and Sanur but the best is Queens across from Made’s Warung Seminyak, Japanese - three or four branches of Riyoshi, newly opened Sushi Tei on Sunset. For salad lunches - Sanur, Kafe Batu Jimbar and now open for dinner with live music on Thursdays; for open air dinners, La Luciola on the beach in Seminyak for Italian, Warisan is not to be missed but reservations are now necessary for dinner. Ubud has the wonderful Batan Waru and Terazo, same owners. Don’t forget Chris Salens’ Mozaic, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Indonesia. Also Tukmak, Indus and super unusual Lamak. Warung Murni is worth it for the view of the ravine. If you really want to get out, try Kampung Kafe in Tegallang, north of Ubud.
Check out in Pettitenget, both Biku for delicious lunches, high tea and all day treats and Café Degan for Indonesian and Thai with a special dessert section that is yummy.
Kafe Batu Jimbar - Jl. Tamblingan, Sanur - homemade dark bread and wonderful cakes, homemade apple butter.
Soapsuds – Hairworx
No 7. Pertokoan Teras Bali. Jl By Pass Tuban 764-307/081-138-6867
Sanur Deli Salon, Jl Danau Poso, Sanur 270-544 Hair cuts, highlights, make up for weddings
Jalan Umalas Lestari Villa Kubu Cahaya Krishna No 2
Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Tel. (+62) 812 3659 9997
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Sabita Advisory, B7 in Dijon Complex Tel. 702-416 firstname.lastname@example.org Immigration/work permits/ Due Diligence and Mediation
Bali Car Rentals Offers car rental service for self driving and or with English-speaking driver. Serivce includes pick up at airport or delivery to hotel or home in Bali. Tel. +62-361-746-0011, 746-0022 Fax. +62-361-420-784 Website www.balicarrentals.com
Rim Cargo – 430-693, 744-8025 - A sister company of Sourcing Bali
BCR Cargo - International Movers and Freight forwarders Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai 887, Suwung, 0361-721-004
Centra Computer 729-115
Chandra Consulting Taxation, Accounting & Inhouse Training Registered Tax Consultant, Public Accountant and MYOB Distributor. Pertokoan Sudirman Agung A43, Denpasar P. 0361 255 153 F. 0361 255 154 www.chandraconsulting.com
Dawn Delgado, US Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, specialist in eating disorders, self injury, depression, trauma, relationship issues,professional burn out and grief. Also trained in breathwork technique, Prana-Fusion.
At MANA, Jalan Raya Petitinget 198 X, next to Hu’u Bar, Tel. 318-5634
Fiona Paton, BSc, MSc (UK) Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Jalan Hang Tuah, Gang Mawar No.5
Tel. 0361 286-558
Counseling for stress and anxiety relief, depression, fears and phobias, post trauma, rape and sexual abuse, eating disorders, drug and alcohol problems, relationship and marriage issues, family problems, adaptation to change.
Concord Visa and Employment Tel 769-273
Documents / Visas / Formalities
Jalan Umalas Lestari Villa Kubu Cahaya Krishna No 2
Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Tel. (+62) 812 3659 9997
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Matamera Contact: Ayip Tel. 481-906, Jl Imam Bonjol No. 46
TAO: specializing in Japanese language, Contact: Yumi Miyazaki (limited English), 759-626 or fax 759-612, Kuta Poleng A-7
Island Communications: Quality advertising, marketing, and graphic design from expatriates with extensive international experience and prestige client base. Jl. Danau Tamblingan 150, Sanur. Tel. 0361 282010 Fax 0361 287811 Email: email@example.com Web: www.icommbali.com
The Agency: 737-285 Advertising - all types of brochures, magazines, websites, billboards, printing, etc.
Mr. Fix It - Specialists in home and property maintenance, 288-789 or 081-23847-852
AA Bali Real Estate 766-550
Bali Property Management Tel. 287-020
Bali Procon 261-661
Century 21 245-762
ERA Dewata Tel. (0361) 240 408
Miska Goma - Director firstname.lastname@example.org
PR Indonet Realty 764-961
PT Asialife Invest - A leading advisory service providing International Health Care and General Insurances to the thousands of expatriates located throughout the South East Asia Region and beyond since 1998. Call us today on 0361 764 488 (ask for Natalie) to obtain details on our extensive range of health care plans and general insurancesincluding villa, hotel, vehicle, factory, travel, business and liability.
Bali Medical Insurance - Accidents and emergencies, individual and family plans, Group rates, Email email@example.com
Bali’s oldest registered Indonesian Mediation Service, Anjarini from Sabita Advisory Tel. 081239 60920 firstname.lastname@example.org Mediation for family disputes, company issues or any dispute where two parties are willing to come together and discuss.
Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai 120 E (Simpang Siur) 764-281
Bali Pet Shop Tel. 428-786 (Denpasar branch)
Four locations in Sanur, Denpasar, Kuta and Seminyak selling 'complete products for your lovely animal'.
Cat Rescue - Villa Kitty Bali
Bali Kennels, 744-5158
Bali Piano Consulting Service
Tropial Pool and Spa - 289-104
Toko Daito 226-756, 223-043 Contact Irma
Quality printing with in shop-darkroom and design section. Good selection of interesting recycled papers. English speaking owners. In Pasar Kereneng, off Hayam Wuruk.
Ecobali Recycling Services
Working for a better environment providing solutions to waste disposal in Bali promoting waste separation at source.Weekly collection of plastic, metal, paper and all kind of recyclables for household, villas, schools etc. Also training in composting.
Tel. 0361-7907314 , Email: email@example.com
Shoemaker and Repair
Bukit Something / ex Handayani - shoemaker and repair shop. Jl Danau Poso, Sanur, right where the bypass snakes off at an angle to go to Sanur Deli. Good neat work although not particularly delicate. Still, with no Laba Laba in Bali, it's a good find.
Sourcing Bali, a leading sourcing and buying agency 744-8025 firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAN - Driver with Distinction
Owns his own car and is available for daily, weekly rates. Speaks good Englishand some Japanese, knows the island well and has worked for expats for many years. Careful driver. Can recommend this person and his great sense of humor as well as his good driving!
Jl Raya Kuta 127
Jl. Lestari # 9X
Br. Umalas Kauh, Kerobokan
Tel 739-820 Fax 731-403
Not the normal tours! Off the beaten track ideas
Air Bali Tel.767-466 Fax 766-581
Helicopter and seaplane charter flights. Island tours to Komodo and Lombok. Medical evacuations. Search and rescue missions.
BSPA Veterinary Clinic And Boarding Kennel
24 hour care, grooming, whelping, day care, international standard veterinarians
Jl Pendidikan, Sidakarya
Visas, Setting up a Company and Land Issues
Sabita Advisory Tel. 750099 - 753023
Contact Ibu Anjar Kencahyati
Austrindo: Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai, Dewa Ruci
Contact Peter Johnson
Pak Eddy Nyoman Winartha, SH Tel. 759-776,766-911: Fax 766-909
Bali Weddings International
By Pass Sanur #103
Bali Bridal Boutique
Tel/ fax 287-516
Bali Elephant Park - Jl Elephant Park, Tao, Ubud 721-480
Elephant rides and feeding the animals. Food facilities available. Can also include rafting.
Bali Fun World – Jl Lettu I Wayan Sutha II, Batuan, Sukawati = 294-924, email@example.com
Bali Marine and Safari Park - Jl By Pass Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra km 19.8 950-000, Includes food and accommodation if desired. Exciting rides and a splash pool.
Bird Park – Jl Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Batubulan, Gianyar – 299 352. Includes a Reptile Park as well as a collection of 1,000 birds.
Kuda Stable – Gang Sabana, Banjar Kand Kang, Perenenan 0812-383-0731 Packages available.
Bali Island Horse – Yeh Gangga, 731-407 1 or 2 hour rides.
Umalas Equestrian Resort – Jl Lestari 9X, Umalas Kauh 731402 Has 5 guest rooms, pool and restaurant.
Jenggala: PT Jenggala Keramik on the Uluwatu II road in Jimbaran. Aside from a wonderful selection of ceramics, wood and silver chopsticks, glassware, there is a small café and a gallery with exhibits changing about every 3 months.
Neka Museum: Ubud. Great collection of a variety of artists and styles.
Peek A Boo - Not to be missed for kids, Peek a boo is located strategically on the bypassnear Sanur. Pee a boo is dedicated to pleasing both kids under 9 and their parents.1,000 sqm of play space both indoor and outdoor.Indoor has soft playhouse, ball pool, interactive toys, books, car rides and play kitchen.Outdoor? swing and jungle sets, rocking horse, places to climb and trampoline.Peek a boo also offers music and dance classes, karate classes and has its own café. A great place to play and to have a party. For more information,0361-282-638/fax 282-521 www.peekaboofun.com
Threads of Life: a shop and an organization. The shop is in Ubud, on Jl. Kajeng near the palace. You can see different types of weaving and get an idea from books and brochures about the tremendous work Jean and William are doing to bring back old techniques of weaving and dying in several parts of eastern Indonesia. They commission work to sell in the USA to bring back funds to do more. A great idea and one that certainly needed doing - just in time before the skills die off totally.
Sanur Village Festival: annual festival at Sanur Beach. Includes traditional boat races, water sports competition,bazaar and food festival, beach games, art exhibition, and culinary challenge. www.sanurvillagefestival.com
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival: held annually in October. www.ubudwritersfestival.com for more information
Waterbom: a great complex of water activities with several food outlets. One of a kind water slides including the macaroni tube - everything anyone needs and more. Open daily. Jl Kartini Tuban, Kuta 755-676
Yayasan Senyum / Smile Shop: Jl Sriwidari, Banjar Taman, Ubud, just past Seniwati Gallery. Thrift shop to support operations for facial surgery in kids who cannot afford proper medical treatment. 0813-384-674-98
Directorate General of Tax
Bali Regional Office
Some countries maintain consulates in Bali.
If there isn't a consulate for your country in Bali, check your embassy's website for the nearest consular office.
Eco Bali - Promoting responsible waste disposal on the island of Bali Sustainable Solutions to Waste Management
Idep foundation -
We are an Indonesian NGO working to develop Education, Permaculture and Training to help Indonesia Develop Sustainably.
Bumi Sehat Bali -
Bumi Sehat: Gentle Births for a Peaceful Future
SOS - Sumatran Orangutan Society - Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered. Habitat loss and poaching are pushing them towards imminent extinction. Every minute, every day an area equal to six football fields of indonesian forest disappears!
Bali with Kids - a dedicated book for families spending time in Bali with their children! The guidebook lists over 300 kid friendly places and activities for families and gives full contact details, price range and age appropriateness for each entry. The book lists long time favorites as well as the latest kid friendly venues. In addition Bali with Kids readers will benefit from several discounts offered by the companies listed. It's a colourful and lively book and the feedback from families has been very positive so far. Their motto is: "Happy Kids Make Happy Parents". Parents can subscribe to their monthly newsletter on the website. Read selected articles from Bali With Kids!
A great forum for people traveling to Bali is the Bali Travel Forum.
If you have updates to this information to contribute on living in Bali, please contact us.
Our thanks to long-term resident of Indonesia, Susan Scherer, for researching and compiling the information for this page. Thanks also to Mike Spengel for his contributions.
Last updated July 10, 2019