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.comConnect with us on: Twitter - @podcastbaliInstagram - @livinginbalipodcast Facebook - @livinginbalipodcastor send us email at podcastbali@gmail.com

All Episodes

With designs that mimic different ocean creatures, the sustainable swimwear brand Ocean Mimic is a unique and inspiring movement. Emma Sparrow, co-founder of Ocean Mimic, joins us on the podcast to share the vision and inspiration behind this awesome brand and her journey to starting an eco-friendly business that is now a charity. From inspiring ocean clean-ups to finding creative solutions for recycling, Emma is full of fun energy and inspiration that you will love!Hear how Emma and her co-founder Chelsea built an Eco-centered brand while bringing about ripples of awareness and change to pollution issues in Bali and around the world. You will also get an update on how COVID has impacted the island and how you can help!Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at http://www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode25

Sep 2020

29 min 14 sec

Rodney Westerlaken join us again here, we previously interviewed him on our 8th episode. He is a founder of Westerlaken foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 2018, as a follow up of foundation Soul Surf Project Bali. They are focused on various issues including human and children rights, coastal and marine environment, cultural heritage management, and emergency relief. Rodney is an academic, researcher, marketer, and philanthropist.In this episode, you will learn about Rodney’s experience in supporting local Balinese during a pandemic, and how you can identify the right organization to donate if you are planning to help out people in Bali during this difficult time. Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at http://www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode24

Jul 2020

47 min 57 sec

As we slide into two years of the Living In Bali Podcast, we reflect and share updates on our projects and adventures of the last year. We have been busy traveling, writing books, building businesses and more, so we’ll share updates on all of that. We also share from our experiences, what Bali was like as the pandemic began shutting down the world and what it’s like being stuck in a foreign country during COVID. You will hear how Bali is like a second home no matter where we are in the world and how we are staying motivated and fulfilled during these difficult times. From discovering the world of lake surfing to learning how to cook, join us for this really fun episode where we get to share a bit of our lives with you! Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at http://www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode23

Jul 2020

35 min 24 sec

Ria continued her mother's legacy in creating natural facial and skincare by scaling up the business into one of the most well known natural skincare brands in Bali - Utama Spice. Along with her husband, Skyler, they expanded the business to physical shops in Bali and Jakarta and now export their products internationally. In this episode, you will learn about the ups and downs of building a skincare company in Indonesia as well as some secrets of traditional herbal remedies in Indonesia. Ria and Skyler also share how you can tap into the local knowledge and turn it into a socially and environmentally conscious business. Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode21

Jul 2020

49 min 38 sec

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.Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode21

Jun 2020

54 min 32 sec

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.In this episode, you will learn about the process of creating delicious yet healthy chocolate and even some of the fascinating history of ecstatic dance in Bali. You will also get a glimpse into Rolf's back-story and what it's like to live in central Bali. Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions, or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode20

Jun 2020

53 min 46 sec

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 hearing how she creates and experiments with ingredients that are widely accessible in Bali – things like coconuts, mangoes, marigolds and more.Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode19

Jun 2020

32 min 30 sec

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!In this episode, you will learn about his unconventional life path and his journey growing an international social impact organization. Stay tuned to learn how you can get involved in giving back too! Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode18

Jun 2020

37 min 2 sec

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. Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode17

Dec 2019

48 min 27 sec

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.You will even get to hear an inspiring story about the local dogs rescued by Hansen and his wife. We were truly impressed with Biliq and had a great time getting to know Hansen so we hope you enjoy episode 16!-------You can find more information about the podcast and this episode on our website! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode16

Oct 2019

46 min 18 sec

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 combine your passion and business and make it beneficial for others. You can find more information about the podcast and this episode on our website! Check it out at www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode15

Aug 2019

52 min 42 sec

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!You can find more information about the podcast and this episode on our website! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode14

May 2019

44 min 27 sec

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.You will learn so much from her on starting a business out of a passion, how to choose a fabric, how to market the product, even how to find the lingerie model, all of these she does it by herself!Just start is the ultimate advice for those who want to move to Bali.Enjoy the show!You can find more information about the podcast and this episode on our website! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode13

Apr 2019

37 min 51 sec

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. Arielle talks about how her unique upbringing and schooling helped pave the way for her success. Her passion for creating beautiful, high quality and tasty treats is clear to see. We are sure you'll be impressed with the mature and mindful wisdom this young lady has to offer. Enjoy the show!You can find more information about the podcast and this episode on our website! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode12

Mar 2019

28 min 27 sec

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 of the beautiful Bali rice fields (literally). The gym offers three concepts that makes you want to return to sweat again: variety, community and structured programs. On top of that, the outdoor Bali vibes is something that makes Empire fitness is unique and highly sought after.Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode11

Feb 2019

44 min 39 sec

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. Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.Bricks for Bali (Get involved!): https://www.rumahsehatbali.org/bricks-for-bali/You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode10

Jan 2019

33 min 59 sec

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.Kyle stories will give you a clear idea on how many people fall in love in Ubud and how the unique vibes in Ubud could be used to for something positive, writing a book!Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode9

Nov 2018

47 min 20 sec

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. Rodney also shares important information from his research on Indonesia and talks about the importance of being respectful of different cultures even if you disagree with them. He has some great insight into how to get involved and make the biggest impact when you see a problem and also the best ways to support people in the wake of a natural disaster. He really shows and shares his love for Indonesia and passion for making a difference while living a life he loves – we know you’ll be inspired! Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode8

Oct 2018

45 min 35 sec

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 passionate about organising ‘the dream come true’ weddings and wants to share the experience with you! Mira stories will inspire you to take a step out of your comfort zone, go for things you enjoy, build your business out of the scratch and not to forget some Bali tips.Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode7

Oct 2018

37 min 17 sec

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! Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode6

Oct 2018

37 min 54 sec

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 Indonesians. She is in Bali with a social and environmental business - Aluan which produces the finest and rarest coconut based products from Simelu Island. Listen to the episode and check our blog post for this episode to learn more about how you can purchase Aluan VCO with a discount from us!Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode5

Sep 2018

33 min 21 sec

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 explaining what it means to live life AS paradise. Many people come to the island to find paradise but end up finding that paradise is not necessarily about where you are on the globe.Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message or email (podcastbali@gmail.com) if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions.You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode4

Sep 2018

43 min 5 sec

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 worked to crush them.Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions (podcastbali@gmail.com).You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode3

Sep 2018

31 min 40 sec

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 settling in Bali. Now he has become one of the most popular start up coaches on this island full of entrepreneurs and digital nomads.Having a strong background in business coaching and being a serial entrepreneur himself, Aaron has a lot of expertise to share. In this podcast you will learn a handful of tips on starting a business in Bali either for a short-term nomadic stint or more permanently (for those who want to set Bali as home). Beyond business topic, Aaron also shares his advise on living in Bali and to his favourite places to visit. Bali is widely known as a spiritual place, Aaron also shares his unique spiritual journey beyond Eat, Pray, Love!Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions (podcastbali@gmail.com).You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode2

Sep 2018

33 min 58 sec

In this very first episode, we (Sarah & Olivia) will share our stories about how we ended up in Bali, what we're doing here and the challenges we've faced. We'll explain why we decided to start a podcast and the importance of allowing your curiosity to guide you. You'll also get a sneak peek at the inspiring lineup of adventurous entrepreneurs and change-makers that will be appearing on the upcoming episodes. They have awesome stories, tips and insight to share so don't miss it!Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to say 'hey' and let us know you enjoyed the show. Also, send us a message if you have helpful feedback, suggestions or questions (podcastbali@gmail.com).You can find more information about this episode on our podcast blog! Check it out at: www.livinginbalipodcast.com/episode1

Sep 2018

37 min 41 sec