Bali, the tropical paradise known for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, has long been a destination for travelers seeking solace and adventure. However, beyond its charm as a tourist haven, Bali holds immense potential for investment and architectural development. In this article, we delve into the stories of individuals who have recognized this potential and are making strides to connect people, develop Indonesia, and explore its rich diversity.
Investing in Bali: A Collaborative Effort
One of the exciting aspects of Bali’s growth is the people who come together to invest in its potential. Take, for instance, Anton, who recently adopted an investment strategy for a 1.04-hectare land in Ubud. Investing IDR 10 million, Anton joined Vitaly and Mark in this project, which evidently shows the collaborative spirit that is driving Bali’s development. Not stopping there, Anton even reached out to Charlie, an architect with expertise in the local scene, to discuss specific aspects of their projects. The unity among these individuals exemplifies the synergy that is creating investment opportunities in Bali.
Architectural Vision in Bali
Charlie, an architect who has been residing in Indonesia for 14 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. He initiated his architectural business in 2009, transitioning from the UK to Indonesia. While working on various projects in Bali and Lombok, he has come to appreciate the significant potential that Bali holds. When compared to Lombok, the open-mindedness and adaptability of the Balinese people stand out. Locals in Bali are supportive of change and open to innovative development ideas. This open-mindedness makes Bali more promising for investment, further exemplifying the development potential of the region.
Exploring Indonesia’s Diversity
Charlie’s experiences in Indonesia go beyond architectural work. He has been a part of a charity program in Medan-Aceh, immersing himself in the local culture and studying the lives of rare wild animals like Orang Utan, Sumatran Tigers, Elephants, and Rhinos. His experience highlights the cultural and ecological richness of the country. Moreover, discussing population growth in Java sheds light on the challenges faced by Indonesia, such as the risk of the extinction of the Java Tiger.
Anton’s engagement with Indonesian culture is equally enlightening. His visit to Yogyakarta exposed him to the historical and religious significance of places like Borobudur and Prambanan Temple. The contrast between the cultural heritage of Indonesia and the modern world, exemplified by the KAWS exhibition at Prambanan Temple, is intriguing. Additionally, Anton’s observation regarding the family structure and LGBTQ issues in Indonesia underlines the diverse cultural aspects that influence development.
Diverse Cultures: Russia and Beyond
Diversity is not limited to Indonesia. Mark, a retired head of the Russian marine, joined the discussion with about his native country’s cultural diversity. He emphasized the vast differences in culture and cuisine across Russia, highlighting the same diversity found in Indonesia. His surprise over the lack of authentic American cuisine in the US reflects how culture and traditions can impact one’s perception of a country.
Anton also shared valuable insights into the stereotype of Russians. Contrary to the perception of unfriendliness, Anton explained that Russians place great importance on friendship, forging deep bonds that resemble familial relationships. He also delved into the diverse ethnicities and physical appearances found in Russia, shaped by its history of empires and kingdoms.
Embracing Bali’s Potential
The potential of Bali and its role in Indonesia’s development is not only attracting investment but also fostering a sense of collaboration among individuals from diverse backgrounds. The stories of Anton, Charlie, and Mark demonstrate the unique opportunities and challenges that come with investing in Bali and Indonesia. As the island continues to evolve, these stories serve as an inspiration for those who wish to connect, develop, and explore the richness of Bali and beyond. Bali’s open-mindedness and adaptability make it a promising destination for those who seek not just a beautiful paradise but a land of opportunity and connection. Ready for more amazing journey? Read our other Round Table Talk stories here.