The editors pick of the most useful Bali resource web sites, these sites contain information of use to both residents of, and visitors to Bali.

Living in Indonesia, A Site for Expatriates

Practical information for expatriates moving to Indonesia. Hundreds of articles with helpful advice on a wide range of subjects … written by expats, for expats.

IDEP Foundation

Yayasan IDEP is Bali based NGO that is committed to developing self-sustainability and directly empowering local communities to improve their own situations. We believe that through local empowerment permanent results can be achieved. Our programs include:

    • Introducing innovative approaches to environmental education into local schools
    • Developing models for community based income generation programs
    • Constructing demonstrations of sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology
    • Developing environmental awareness media campaigns


Capacitar is an international network of people who share desires to inspire and empower people to heal and transform themselves by teaching simple effective energy practices, such as Tai Chi, acupressure, massage, etc. which can be easily learned and multiplied through a method of popular education.

YKIP (Yayasan Kemanusian Ibu Pertiwi)

YKIP is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of all those who live on Bali but with a focus on health and education. Amongst other projects YKIP has established a medical library at Udayana University and together with YKIDS runs a scholarship fund for the semi-orphans from the Bali Bomb. We are also working on a number of projects with local NGOs.

Mekar Bhuana

Association for the Preservation of Classical Balinese Gamelan & Dance

Some forms of Balinese gamelan & dance are desperately endangered. Mekar Bhuana is working together with Balinese to help preserve these wonderful, yet rare art forms. By supporting Mekar Bhuana, you will be helping to preserve Balinese culture.

Yayasan Senyum Bali

Yayasan Senyum – health care for people with cranio-facial disabilities Facilitates operations for cleft lip and palate and other cranio-facial deformities, due to birth defects, accidents, or tumours. We help poor people from Bali, Lombok and further east, we raise funds for operations whether in Bali or Adelaide at the Australian Cranio-Facial Unit. We also work to build local skills, technology, and capacity through training and development.

BALINALE International Film Festival

About BALINALE: Established in 2007 by the Bali Taksu Foundation, BALINALE is the only international film festival in Indonesia. We provide creative workshops through our educational program, give local filmmakers a platform to present their work to a global audience and networking opportunities for international film industry professionals. Yayasan Bali Taksu Indonesia