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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.
Alcoholics Anonymous -Al-Anon Bali - www.aa-bali.org
Infoline English: 081-558-104-700 and Indonesian: 087-862-360-454
Regular meetings are neld in Seminyak, Ubud, Sanur, Lovina an dNusa Dua - meeting times/locations
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,
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! BIWA Center, Jalan D. Tandakan No. 5 - Sanur, Denpasar, Bali,
Tel (361) 286-564 and (0361) 746-9607 Website www.biwaonline.com
Bali Hash House Harriers - founded back in 1976 and they run twice a week. There are several Hash groups in Bali. Visit their websites for more information: www.bali-hash.com and www.balihhh2.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
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 protected] - 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 Clubs in Bali - Helping Balinese
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
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
For a comprehensive listing of Bali community organizations, see the Bali Advertiser Community
SPORTS & RECREATION
Balispirit Yoga Studio and Café
Jl. Hanoman No. 44
Tel. (62-361) 970-992
Fax (62-361) 973-361
Email [email protected]
Come to Bali and join Balispirit for a yoga class, weekend workshop
or retreat! As the only fully eqipped yoga studio in Bali, all of our
teachers are internationally certified by the Yoga Alliance. Balispirit
Yoga Studio and Cafe is an earth-friendly, socially responsible and
health-mind-body conscious organization. Join us for a Bali Yoga Holiday
and find your peace of mind with Balispirit.
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
272-9737 [email protected]
Judo, Aikido, Karate, Capoerira,Thai Boxing,
plus Yoga and various Dance styles
Bali Cycling Operator - www.balicycling.com
Rock Climbing Wall Tel. 481-482 Email: [email protected]
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
Internet Service Providers
Information on ADSL service through
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.
Tel: 759-636 or 759- 638
Email: [email protected]
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
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
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
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 [email protected]
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,
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 -
Matahari - Kuta and Galleria Mall stores
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
Junior Toys - Rimo Center, Jl Diponegoro 2nd
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
Email: [email protected]
Clinic Technical Advisor: Jytte Kristoffersen
Tel. +62 (0) 8579-2504719
Email [email protected], [email protected]
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:
Our results with our clients are MEASURABLE.
- Reduced anxiety levels after 20 hours (average) CBT: 75%
- Reduced depression levels after 20 hours (average) CBT: 80%
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 the clinically 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
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,
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
Bali International Medical Center (BIMC)
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Siur, Bali
Tel. (361) 761-263
Fax (361) 764-345
Email [email protected]
Web site www.bimcbali.com
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. [email protected]. 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 protected] 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.
Hearing Aid Center
Sales and service
Jl Nusa Indah 148, 2nd floor
Audiotone Hearing products
Jl Teuku Umar 74 xx
International Schools in Bali
AIS - Bali
Jl. Kerobokan Raya No. 44
Banjar Taman, Kuta Bali 80361
Tel. (0361) 734 936, 734 937
Fax (0361) 732 209
Email [email protected]
John Milliss, Head of Bali Campus
Curriculum - Preschool to Year 12
Enrollment - 190
Located in secure grounds in Kerobokan, AIS Bali is built in the traditional Balinese style with purpose-built educational and sports facilities set amidst lush tropical gardens and greenery.
Offering a world-class Australian education from Preschool to Year 12, AIS Bali is a friendly and lively community with an enrolment of 220 students. Our goal is to develop innovative and challenging individual learning programs that will provide a solid foundation for future academic success and personal growth of our students. A team of highly qualified teachers with international experience complements the curriculum.
Bali Island School
Jalan Danau Buyan IV No. 15
Sanur, Bali - Indonesia 80228
Tel. +62 361 288-770
Fax +62 361 285-103
Email [email protected]
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)
TeleTel. (0361) 415-554
Information: 0812-3806210 (10am - 5pm)
A friendly primary school that uses a mix of British and Australian
curricula, set in lovely surroundings. For children aged 3-12 years.
Yayasan Taman Mahatma Gandhi School
Jl. Cokroaminoto No. 382
Ubung Kaja, Denpasar Barat, Bali
Tel. (0361) 414-849, 431-693
Fax (0361) 414-859
Email [email protected]
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
Email [email protected]
Umalas Kids Club - Daycare and Preschool
Jl Umalas Lestari 28
Email [email protected]
Umalas Kids Club is a daycare, playgroup and learning center for children between the ages of 6 months to five years old. The Club is located in a safe and prime residential area in Kerobokan, Bali. The center has great access from nearby residential neighborhoods of Seminyak, Kerobokan, Denpasar and Canggu. Curriculum for the playgroup programme is adopted from Early Years Foundation Stage.
Umalas Kids Club is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm providing steady and quality activities for pre-school age children during parent’s working hours. The center provides a half day program from 9am to 12pm and a full day program from 9am to 3pm, and extended program activities/babysitting from 3pm to 5pm.
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
Email [email protected]
2 1/2 to 6 1/2 years old.
Now opening in Sanur
Jl. Mertasari, Br. Pengubengan
Kauh Kerobokan, Bali
Tel. 0361-735-825, 0361-735-828
Email [email protected]
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
Email [email protected]
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
Email [email protected]
Learning Indonesian Language
Language Foundation - offers a variety of English and Indonesian language programs for all ages and levels
Jalan Raya Sesetan 190, Denpasar, Bali 80223, [email protected]
Bumbu Bali - Heinz Von Holzen, Tanjung Benoa
Casa Luna - Janet de Neffe, Jl Bisma Ubud,
Puri Ganesha, Diana Von Cranach, Pemuteran,
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 [email protected] Web www.baliadvertiser.biz/
DINING OUT - Restaurants in Bali
Really not an issue in Bali. Just choose the area you want to eat in. 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 salady 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.
New 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.
Fast food - well, the usual: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Kentucky, Baskins
& Robbins, Hagen Daas, Dunkin Donuts.
For more information on Restaurants in
Bali and check out the special Bali Eats website
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
Rami Formality Services, PT
|JAKARTA Main office:
Jl. RTM #85, RT 04/11
Kelapa Dua, Cimanggis 16951
Tel. (62-21) 872-2711
Fax (62-21) 8770-0908
|BALI branch Office:
Maja Huma Residences, No. H2
Jl. Tukad Balian - Renon Kelod
|YOGYAKARTA branch Office:
Puri Dukuh Asri Blok A-5-6
Gang Banjarsari - Kec. Matrijeron
Email [email protected]
Are you looking for assistance in setting up a new foreign investment company in Indonesia? RAMI is the right firm in assist you and give you honest advice in setting up foreign investment company (PT. PMA), Foreign Representative Office (KPPA), or even a local company. RAMI also handles complete company permits including periodical reports to related departments such as to the Manpower Department, Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), and Oil & Gas Department, whenever it is required.
For sure, RAMI is a reputable firm and gives the best services for business permits in Indonesia. RAMI does it better!
Jln. Warmadewa No 15
Tel. +62 361 288254 / +62 361 8820596
Fax +62 812 36295194
Email [email protected]
Sabita Advisory, B7 in Dijon Complex Tel. 702-416 [email protected] 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,
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,
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
Concord Visa and Employment Tel 769-273
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 protected] 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 [email protected]
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 or visit our website at www.asialife.net
Bali Medical Insurance -
Accidents and emergencies, individual and family plans,
Email [email protected]
Bali’s oldest registered Indonesian Mediation Service, Anjarini from Sabita Advisory Tel. 081239 60920 [email protected] 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
Jln. Tukad Bilok, Gg V, nr 1,
80226 Renon, Denpasar
Tel./Fax +(62-361) 248-446
Email [email protected]
Bali Pet Shop Tel. 428-786 (Denpasar branch)
Four locations in Sanur, Denpasar, Kuta and Seminyak selling 'complete
products for your lovely animal'.
Bali Piano Consulting Service
Tropial Pool and Spa -
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 protected]
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 [email protected]
DEAN - Driver with Distinction
Email [email protected]
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
Email [email protected]
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
Email [email protected]
Austrindo: Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai, Dewa Ruci
Contact Peter Johnson
Pak Eddy Nyoman Winartha, SH Tel. 759-776,766-911: Fax 766-909
Starfish Bali -
The world’s most advanced water purification technology is chemical and filter free with exceptional microbiological kill power and chemincal removal capabilities. Results have been independently tested and certified.
Bali Weddings International
By Pass Sanur #103
Bali Bridal Boutique
Tel/ fax 287-516
Email [email protected]
THINGS NOT TO MISS
Bali Elephant Park - Jl Elephant Park, Tao, Ubud 721-480 www.baliadveturetours.com
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 protected]
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.
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
Indonesian Government Offices
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.
BALI BASED NGOs
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.
Senang Hati Foundation -
Working for a society that welcomes and values the equal participation of people with disabilities.
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!
Bali Shopping Frenzy for Kids - Itinerary Idea
Spending A Couple of Days in Ubud with Kids
Northwest Bali Escapade with Kids
Snorkeling Trip for Kids to Amed and Tulamben – the East Coast of Bali
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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.