Living in Bali

Living in Bali

Stories and inspiration from creative entrepreneurs, movers & shakers in Bali 🌺 Get the inside scoop on living, working and exploring this beautiful island🌴 What do people who move to Bali do for a living? How can you run a successful business in Bali or from Bali? What are some of the best places to live and hang-out in Bali? Like the title hints, we will be chatting with and interviewing various types of creative people who live here in Bali - short and long term. We’ll be digging in and uncovering some great stories and insider information all about living and doing business in Bali. From business building to travel inspo, we'll talk about it all. We hope you’ll join us for this fun (and informative) journey! To learn more about the show, check out the podcast blog: livinginbalipodcast.com Connect with us on: Twitter - @podcastbali Instagram - @livinginbalipodcast or send us email at podcastbali@gmail.com... Show More

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June 29, 2020 54 min
A combination of shamanic drumming, fasting, reading and introspection brought Jared Achilles Cordon to his calling – permaculture farming. This upstate New York native ended up working on a project in China where he made connections that eventually brought him to Bali – where he knew immediately that he needed to stay. Jared shares his story of growth, change, spirituality and hard work is truly fascinating.

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Rolf Gibbs established the Bali-based UBUD RAW Chocolate Factory. He was born in England but moved around while growing up - from England to Indonesia to New Zealand. Rolf later traveled around the world focusing on photography work for about 10 years before eventually deciding to make his base in beautiful Ubud. Today his chocolate company has 30 employees, 3 shops, and 60 store partners across Bali.

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Through studying an ancient Egyptian papyrus to capture timeless, healthy, skincare recipes, Amal Elbahnasawy was lead to start ARTISANskin. She has successfully reached into the past and pulled out valuable, borderline magical, insight into creating organic skincare that is truly healing, simple and FUN.

This Florida girl with Egyptian roots explains how she first ended up in Bali and why she now calls it home. You will love heari...
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Tarek Kholoussy has been inspiring many to chase dreams, to follow their intuition and most importantly to give back to the local community. If you're curious about the digital nomad life or if you are a digital nomad and want to learn how to be more connected to the cultures you visit, THIS is the episode for you!

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Wira, a young Balinese from a rural part of Bali, starts a social enterprise that brings income to the local community from tourism but still preserves the culture and local knowledge through Five Pillar Experience.

You will learn the ups and downs of running a social enterprise in Bali especially after the Vulcanic eruption and the earthquake in 2018. Persistence and optimism are the two main characters of Wira’s success traits.


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Hansen, originally from Indonesia, was working in finance and living in Singapore where he started dating his wife Jessica. In the span of just a year, Hansen quit his job, got married to Jessica and co-founded a business with her - in Bali! They turned an abandoned, overgrown space in the busy Seminyak area into a vibrant, beautiful and comfortable work space called Biliq.

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Suri is a founder and CEO of Diffago, a startup that aims to empower people with disabilities by providing them access to jobs and training. She ditched her corporate law career to work full time on her passion project. Despite the limited funding and human resources for running an unusual startup, she keeps on going and shares how she faces all the obstacles. Listen to her story if you are interested to learn more about how to com...
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When you think of vegan food do you picture salad? Or mayby tofu? Tempe? Jackfruit? Mansha Gordon of Go Vegan Bali is here to break the mold when it comes to vegan and vegetarian food. Her vegan ayam bakar (grilled chicken) and sate kambing (lamb sate) are insanely good – yes we got to try it.  If you’re curious to find out what “vegan meat” is made out of and why it takes Mansha 2 or more days to prep, listen in to Episode 14!

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Sasti has been living in Bali for 9 years. She quits her 9-5 job in order to build her homemade lingerie. In this episode, she tells her story of leaving her comfort zone, family and friends in Jakarta and her full-time job to pursue her passion in creating beautiful and colorful lingerie that enables women to feel comfortable in her own skin.

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Arielle Chenarra started a business at just 13 years old. In this episode, we get to hear from this inspiring young entrepreneurial baker, artist, teacher and role model. She is the creator of Thyme & Caramel – a gluten-free and hand-crafted vegan buttercream cakery, as well as an empowering figure for youths through her workshops and events.

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Elbert Tiwa is the first person in Indonesia to start a true bootcamp-style gym. As a former US Marine, athlete and Under Armour Ambassador, he knows exactly how to bring fun into a proper military inspired fitness program. He specializes in combat fitness and high intensity tactical training.

He founded Empire Fit Club originally in Jakarta and now, due to popular demand, he has started a new gym located smack dab in in the middle ...
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Retiring to Bali is something that many people dream of doing but retirement on this beautiful island had much more in store for Ray and Sue Bishop. Instead of falling into a life of relaxation, the Bishops founded Rumah Sehat Bali – a small non-profit charity that now does big things to bring healthcare and education to the poorest regions in Bali.

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Despite having a decent 9-5 job in Sydney, Kyle Hill realized that it does not fit him well. It did not take him a long time to quit the job and leave Australia. Long short story, this Scottish man ended up in the middle of Bali, Ubud. Little that he knew that he found love in Ubud, Bali. The unconditional love that has been helping him to write his second book.

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It all started with a small surf trip and then turned into a passion for orphans and Indonesia as a whole. Rodney Westerlaken agreed to sit down and chat with us about the awesome surf foundation he created to help teach orphans in Bali how to surf, swim and respect the environment. He has some inspiring stories and helpful insight that will surprise you about Balinese culture and orphanages.

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Mira is originally from Borneo but just like many people who visit Bali, she fell in love with the beauty and the experience in Bali. Thus, she decided to move and found a job in Bali. Feeling unaccomplished with her job after 5 years of working, she realised she did not like a job that did not give her flexibility. By no surprise, she decided to quit and establish her own company, a wedding organizer company! She is very passionat...
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Libby from Bali Paws shares how she started a business to raise funds and awareness for the beautiful dogs on this island. She gives us some marketing tips, bali tips and most important of all.. heart-melting animal rescue stories. At the end of this episode, we hope you'll be inspired to join in and help some deserving doggos too!

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Sustainable business is a growing trend for a reason. It mixes passion with purpose and empowers local communities. This definitely applies to Tya Syahara and the awesome business she works with - Aluan.  Originally from Aceh, Tya moved to Australia first before settling down in Bali. In this podcast, she tells stories of how she first explored surfing and uses arts such as movie and poetry to inspire and empower women and young In...
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Learn about Bali’s unique personality and why paradise isn’t necessarily a location on the map.

Islands are their own beings and Bali certainly has its own personality that effects how people live, love and work. From the well-known spiritual center of Ubud, Tara Khandro met up with us at Sage Café to talk about her life of exploration and spirituality. She shared why she thinks Bali has a special initiatory energy as well as explai...
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like starting a business out of a co-working space? Irma Sitompul, owner of For Good Impact, joins us on the show to share about how co-working spaces have benefitted her business. She also talks about how she helps other organizations and businesses continue to operate sustainably and efficiently. Irma also gets honest with us about her confidence issues about starting a business and how she has wo...
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In this episode, we have a very unique guest, Aaron Mashano, who is originally from Zambia. Some people take for granted the power of a strong passport and having the ability to travel around the world easily. Born in Zambia with an African passport, Aaron had a harder time and faced more obstacles. He didn't let this get in his way, he found ways to thrive. Aaron first moved to Australia for his studies and then ended up settl...
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