I was born and raised in Jakarta, but I had lived in Australia for 15 years and during those years I pursued tertiary education, got married and had a family in Sydney. Before moving to Bali, I moved back to my hometown, Jakarta.
In the last 14 years, we were enterpreneur, running our own wedding photography & videography. After moving to Bali, we founded I Choose Bali as we found Bali is such a unique place to attract many people from all around the world to live here. And those personal stories can be such inspirations to the world
We’ve always thought of retiring in Bali one day, as our work brought us to Bali plenty of times. The dream came true much earlier, and Bali offers much more than we expected, and now I understand why people choose to live here. It’s simple life here in Bali, it’s powerful but humble at the same time. It’s truly the best of both worlds between western & asian culture.
Bali has all the elements to support us to be productive and reach our goals, but at the same time having a meaningful and enjoyable life and still be ourselves . And I’m grateful to be here.
00:01 My Story
00:59 We want to have a meaningful life
01:57 Moving to Bali came quicker than expected
02:58 How I Choose Bali started
03:57 Bali is a very unique place to give inspiration
04:25 Bali is the best of worlds between western & asian culture
05:25 Bali support us being productive & have a meaningful life
06:18 More and more people look for a simple life and Bali provides that
07:17 What makes me feel grateful living in Bali
Our commitment to run this community is simple, that is to provide tools for each member to be able to promote their Bali stories to others. Uploading to their social media and link to their personal website so others can follow the full story. Please see here to view the benefits of membership.
This community has a sole purpose - to promote Bali, more than just a holiday island, but memorable place to live in. From the members' real stories, people can follow and witness how their life improves because of Bali. There is saying either "Bali kicks you out or she sucks you in.
This community was initially prepared for the portal for couples who looked for wedding information in Bali. However amid the pandemic, the website is then transformed into the community of online business in Bali. The goal is to assist whatever it takes for giving opportunity for every people in Bali to sell online. Besides setting up an e-commerce platform, they benefit with our video-making experience
This community is created with one mission - to promote a different value to what most people know about Bali already as a holiday island. But instead, this community empowers the stories of how people chose Bali and how they wish to inspire others to live for a better future. Thus, it invites local people or people internationally who were touched by Bali