Working From Bali Isn't Just for Digital Nomads

Working From Bali Isn't Just for Digital Nomads

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Working From Bali Isn't Just for Digital Nomads - Luhut Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment has once again encouraged the Indonesian Government's Work from Bali campaign, encouraging not only the private sector or the private sector but also ministries to participate.

He stated that since 'working from home is now the norm, why not work from Bali to help the tourism industry? On May 18, 2021, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with hotels in the Nusa Dua complex of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation, which will provide accommodation and facilities for his ministry. He encouraged other ministries and businesses to follow suit.

Why Is Work From Bali Becoming Even More Popular?

Before the pandemic, working from Bali seemed to be a pipe dream reserved for digital nomads or those who had 'left it all behind' to start a new life on a tropical island. However, the world and what is considered normal have changed in the last year, and new opportunities to experience a new way of life have arisen.

For most people, the need to be physically present in the office every workday to do their job effectively is rarely questioned. You will work in the same location as your office. That's logical. That is, until the pandemic forces many of us to stay at home, at which point we will have to devise a new strategy.

Some have returned to their offices a year later, while others have discovered that their physical presence at work does not result in increased productivity. The entire workforce is discovering that they can – and always can – work from anywhere thanks to the effective use of new communication systems and platforms.

When this realization hit, many city dwellers, particularly those in Jakarta, seized the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of working life in Bali.

Who Works From Bali?

It is critical to differentiate between working from Bali and working in Bali. The latter refers to finding work in Bali, whereas the former refers to continuing your current job while physically based on the island.

Many people envision a web developer typing in a bamboo hut (with high-speed internet) while overlooking a rice field. This concept of working remotely is likely to be dominated by the stereotypical digital nomadic lifestyle. However, the pandemic has greatly expanded the range of experiences that can be gained when working from Bali.

The first and most important point is that everyone can now work from Bali. In recent months, top executives have temporarily relocated to resorts, working in their suites during the day while their families enjoy the facilities. Children, on the other hand, are not bound to a single location, with distance learning remaining the norm. Younger executives and freelancers have rented villas with friends and colleagues, or rooms in guesthouses, working as usual during the day, but being able to enjoy a more free, natural, and relaxed lifestyle when they ‘quit.'

Why Should I Work From Bali?

Of course, the usual talk is still relevant: access to beaches and the outdoors, a more relaxed (and inspiring) atmosphere, great service, and tourism-industry experiences. All of this is still true, but the reasons for moving to Bali must be more in-depth.

The move to Bali is undeniably profitable for parents. Children raised in cities have no exposure to nature. Bali has an abundance of natural beauty: learn to surf, bike around the neighborhood, or walk through the fields. This is a priceless learning opportunity for a child. Not to mention that Bali is now truly catering to parents, with a wide range of classes and extracurricular activities available, ranging from art to music, dance, and skateboarding.

Benefits of Working in Bali

Another advantage of living on this island is the ease with which it is possible to travel. Residents can attest to the variety of experiences on offer: one weekend in Ubud, another on the east coast, and yet another in the Bedugul highlands. With the addition of new creative activities such as pottery, painting, and textile workshops, you can be certain that your weekend will be rewarding.

Furthermore, Bali remains relatively quiet. Traffic is reduced, hotel occupancy rates are low, and – except a few areas – beaches, restaurants, and tourists are also quiet. This not only makes it safer than city life, but it also allows you to visit different parts of the island.

So, the advantages have been outlined. Moving to Bali is simple; there is ready-to-go housing, and work opportunities abound throughout the island.

Families who believe that working from Bali is not for them should seriously consider their alternatives, particularly if working remotely is an option. Others extol its virtues in their daily lives, as well as for their families' mental and physical health. There is nothing you need to say to the individual. Simply do your work from Bali.

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