Bali Property Blog and News

PMA vs Nominee 

Infographic: PMA vs Nominee, what is the safest method to own a property in Indonesia?

A Nominee Arrangement in everyday practice, is the use of a person’s name of Indonesian citizenship as being the owner of land which has the freehold title status in Indonesia. So the practice of a nominee arrangement is not only related to the use of an Indonesian name as a shareholder in PT Indo...

Retire in Bali 

Retire in Bali

There are so many good reasons to retire in Bali. Bali, with a population of about four million, is one of about 17,500 islands that make up Indonesia. It has a constant 85-degree temperature, stunning landscapes, and warm and gracious smiling people.  Their culture and religion is fascinating and ...

Living in Bali 

Living in Bali

For decades, Bali has become a popular tourist destination, whilst still retaining most of its traditions. Balinese Hindu culture is very unique with a mixture of animism, Buddhism and ancestral worship combined with the spiritual form of the Hindu religion of India. You will see local women dressed...

Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2017 

Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2017

Jazz fans will be pampered during the Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF), 11 and 12 August 2017 at ARMA Museum, Ubud, Bali. World-class musicians are ready to perform in the event that has entered it's fifth year. The event is fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Ubud Royal Family and local p...

Penglipuran Village 

Penglipuran Traditional Village

Located about 45 kilometers from the city of Denpasar, Penglipuran Village offers you the 'real Bali' with local cultural wisdom which is still upheld by the people of this village. Entering this traditional village, you will be greeted by a row of neat and tidy houses. This village is not only famo...

indonesia's best diving sites 

Four Indonesian destinations named best dive sites in Asia by CNN

The beauty of Indonesia's pristine coastlines and marine life has become one of the reasons for an increase of foreign tourists wanting to try diving or partake in diving tours. The oceans surrounding Indonesia are blessed with stunning and very diverse marine and coral reefs. In January 2017, Dive ...

Nihiwatu Hotel 

The Best Hotel in The World

Each year, US-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure conducts surveys for various categories in tourism. Recently, for the second year in a row, the Nihiwatu Hotel located in Sumba, was chosen as the number 1, best hotel in the world in the “World’s Best Travel Awards 2017”. Nihiwatu outclass...

Tabanan_Regency 

The Tabanan Regency, Bali’s Last Wild Frontier

Tabanan regency is an area on the west coast of Bali which is affectionately known as "the rice barn", because most of its area is still cover by rice fields and most of the locals are farmers whose incomes derive from the agriculture and plantation sector, making Tabanan the largest rice producing ...

nusa-penida 

Discovering Nusa Penida. Featured in Maltese News

Nusa Penida is one of the sister islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, located on the far right of the two islands. Nusa Penida belongs to the district of Klungkung, Bali and has many natural tourist attractions and amazing flora and fauna not to be missed. Of the three sister islands, Nusa ...

imb-ijin-mendirikan-bangunan 

What is an IMB?

An IMB is essentially the building permit or “permit to establish a building” that also serves as a registration document for the building and specifies what the building can be used for. The IMB permit defines (through a pile of associated documents that are lodged with the application) the spe...

Can foreigners buy property in Bali? 

Can foreigners buy property in Bali?

Can foreigners buy property in Indonesia? As stated in the regulation of foreign property ownership, Government Regulation (PP) No. 103 issued late December 2015, not all foreigners are permitted to purchase domestic property. There are several conditions that must be met, and listed below are some ...

balinese-culture 

Lost recordings revive Bali’s cultural golden age

The life of Balinese people in the past is different from the life of Balinese people today. Why is that?? Because the life of the Balinese people in antiquity are famous for observing and refining its sacred cultural art and the integrity of their ancestral culture which today is still planted perf...

The charm of the Bali Arts Festival 2017 

The charm of the Bali Arts Festival 2017

The Bali Art Festival has become one of the cultural arts festivities of Bali Island and has managed to explore, preserve and develop Balinese cultural arts worldwide. In addition, this event also aims to lift the image of Bali as a world tourist destination. Balinese cultural art has always been un...

Investment opportunity in Indonesia 

Billionaire investor Tim Draper sees opportunities in Indonesia

Although bitcoin is still not considered a legitimate means of exchange in Indonesia, its use continues to be encouraged by bitcoin proponents. Billionaire investor Tim Draper (VC Draper) focuses his attention towards Indonesia, seeing technology opportunities within the banking system, especially ...

Wedding in Bali Villa 

Why many couples are getting married in Bali

Imagine for a moment: You and your partner exchanging wedding vows, witnessed by family, relatives and friends, set against a backdrop of exotic scenery in the form of terraced rice paddies or pristine turquoise waters below a brilliant orange sunset.There are so many reasons to get married in Bali ...

8 steps to buy a Bali property 

Buying a Bali Property: 8 Steps on How to get it right!

Do your homework first before even considering buying a property in Bali. There are many stringent laws regarding foreign property ownership and without professional guidance from the Paradise Property Group, you risk running into unnecessary problems. Buying property is a big investment decision. ...

Indonesian property ownership for foreigners 

Indonesian Property Ownership Structures

Foreigners wishing to purchase property in Indonesia, whether for personal or commercial purposes, need to be aware that the property laws and ownership structures differ from the legal conventions that apply in their home country. Indonesia has stringent requirements in regards to acquiring propert...

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Retiring in Bali | 9 News Perth

Australians and New Zealanders who are reaching retirement age & planning on investing their money in property, should look further afield than Australia & New Zealand & consider Bali as the perfect place to relax and enjoy their nest egg. And one reason, is because your hard earned doll...

jakarta 

Step-by-step to Set Up a Business in Indonesia

With its huge market potential, Indonesia gets more and more attention of foreign investors to set up a business in the country. Apart from the benefits, Indonesia Law No. 40/2007 rules that foreign investors can conduct commercial activities in Indonesia by setting up a legal entity called a foreig...

tourism-beyond-bali 

Tourism and Hospitality in Bali and Beyond

Tourism and hospitality in Bali and beyond is no longer a secret for the entire world. This heavenly island has so many things to offer in tourism sectors, from the white sandy beautiful beaches, underwater colorful coral reefs, playful waves for surfing, peaceful lake in surrounded by the majestic ...

Bali land zoning 

Zoning Regulations in Bali

In Bali there are no parking problems, you can park anywhere you want. In Bali there are no zoning regulations, you can build anywhere you want. Not true. Zoning regulations are a hot topic these days in Bali. Land is zoned under many different categories, most starting off as agriculture land,...

5 reasons I love canggu 

5 Reasons I love Canggu

Truth be told, Canggu has changed a lot in recent years. It used to be an escape into the wilderness through flowing rice fields and swaying coconut groves to some almost well-kept secret world-class surf breaks. Times have changed though and rapid development has well and truly moved in to the area...

 

Boldly Going Where No President Has Gone Before

I remember watching the original series of Star Trek on a black and white TV. A what? I can hear eyes rolling, so for those of you who have no idea what that means, have a look at this Wikipedia link about the history of TV. Anyway, TVs were all the rage in those days (if you could get one) a...

 

Real Estate is an Essential Part of Any Investment Portfolio and The Time is Now!

Real Estate should be an Essential Part of Any Investment Portfolio Many a fortune has been made through real estate investments. While many investments are highly volatile and vulnerable to inflation, property investments are anchored and protected against inflation. "When prices begin to r...

Beyond Bali 

Beyond Bali

We stumbled across this interesting analysis of the property market in Bali and the islands to the east, which was originally posted by InBali in September last year and wanted to share it with you some 10 months later because of how accurate it has turned out to be. Bill Barnett from C9 Hotelwork...