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There will always be another reason to come back to Bali. The weather, culture, the beach, nightlife or you just love it being in Bali and want to come back or even you start considering settling down in Bali. The fact is totally different when you come to Bali as a tourist spending your time only for a couple of weeks and being a person who really wants to settle down in Bali. There is a lot more to learn and prepare than just hoping from one place to another. It’s a lot more complex, and there is a lot more local culture and behavior to understand.

Before settling down in Bali there are few things you need to prepare other than pack your things.


1. Locations Preference

First thing first before you decide to move into Bali is make sure you do quick research about the area of your preference. What is it like there, the traffic condition, what’s nearby and how the access. You can start making your priority list, like what you are looking for in a particular area such as school or hospital or restaurant.

2. Pre-House

For most expats or newcomers to Bali they don’t really have a house to settle down yet. If you haven’t found a house yet you can start looking for a long-term hotel room or villa. Accommodation in Bali usually has 2 different rates, short term stays rate and long term stay rate. The range can be various depending on the location and the amenities.

3. Transportation

If you’ve been to Bali before you must have been familiar with how to get from point to point and the traffic conditions here in Bali. You may already have a preference for your transportation choice to help you mobile when you live in Bali. But for the first timer may feel a little bit lost for the transportation choice, even sometimes they have to pay more for renting a car or scooter. The other options would be taking an online taxi but then it would be a bit pricey for you who mobile a lot. Most expats and digital nomads prefer to ride scooters while they live on the island, it’s a lot more convenient for them. Our advice is just pick any transportation that suits you and your needs more.

4. Taking Scooter Course

One of the most convenient ways to explore Bali is by riding a scooter. For some people who had experience riding a scooter back in their country also might need to take the lesson due to traffic culture differences. Considering your safety and your mobility in the future you must understand the local traffic regulations and the local customs to survive Bali's road. If you move in as a family, we recommend the mother can start taking scooter courses too so both the parents can be productive. You also can get an international driving license as one of Bali's traffic regulations.

5. Emergency Numbers

Last but not least, you have to start making a list of emergency numbers in Bali. You can start with the nearby clinics or police number in case something happens while you stay in Bali. You can save the local people numbers too who you trust to help you with most of everything while you live in Bali. You can find most of the information about the emergency numbers on an expat website at

You are almost fully ready to live in Bali in the most convenient way and more like a local. Now all you have to do is just finish your checklist and pack up your things. Being in a new place may be very challenging but exciting at the same time, there will be a lot of things to learn and understand. One last thing is to gain all the knowledge to survive in Bali like a local, but there’s no instant way to understand everything in one day.

Fortunately, there is a quicker way for you to learn about most everything, especially about the local traffic regulations, local customs and how to ride like a local. In Bali Safe Rider, we will tell you about everything you need to know from any kind of situation and how to handle certain unexpected situations on the busy road of Bali. If you’d like to learn more about riding like a local or just want to know about the traffic regulation in Bali, go check our website on

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