Episode #14: Going Deliciously Vegan with Mansha Gordon

When you think of vegan food do you picture salad? Or mayby tofu? Tempe? Jackfruit? Mansha Gordon of Go Vegan Bali is here to break the mold when it comes to vegan and vegetarian food. Her vegan ayam bakar (grilled chicken) and sate kambing (lamb sate) are insanely good – yes we got to try it.  If you’re curious to find out what “vegan meat” is made out of and why it takes Mansha 2 or more days to prep, listen in to Episode 14.

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Episode #13: Creating Homemade Lingerie to Empower Women with Sasti

Sasti has been living in Bali for 9 years. She quit her 9-5 job in order to build her homemade lingerie brand. In this episode, she tells the story of leaving her comfort zone, family and friends in Jakarta and her full-time job to pursue her passion for creating beautiful and colorful lingerie that enables women to feel comfortable in their own skin.

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Episode #12: Balancing Flavor, Education and Entrepreneurship as a Teenager with Arielle Chenarra

Arielle Chenara - Thyme & Caramel

Arielle Chenarra started a business at just 13 years old. In this episode, we get to hear from this inspiring young entrepreneurial baker, artist, teacher and role model. She is the creator of Thyme & Caramel – a gluten-free and hand-crafted vegan buttercream cakery, as well as an empowering figure for youths through her workshops and events.

Arielle talks about how her unique upbringing and schooling helped pave the way for her success. Her passion for creating beautiful, high quality and tasty treats is clear to see. We are sure you’ll be impressed with the mature and mindful wisdom this young lady has to offer.

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Episode #11: Building a Fitness Empire with Elbert Tiwa

Elbert Tiwa is the first person in Indonesia to start a true bootcamp-style gym. As a former US Marine, athlete and Under Armour Ambassador, he knows exactly how to bring fun into a proper military inspired fitness program. He specializes in combat fitness and high intensity tactical training.

He founded Empire Fit Club originally in Jakarta and now, due to popular demand, he has started a new gym located smack dab in in the middle of the beautiful Bali rice fields (literally). The gym offers three concepts that makes you want to return to sweat again: variety, community and structured programs. On top of that, the outdoor Bali vibes is something that makes Empire fitness is unique and highly sought after.

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Episode #10: Retiring with a Mission – Bringing Essential Care and Education to Rural Bali with Sue Bishop of Rumah Sehat

Retiring to Bali is something that many people dream of doing but retirement on this beautiful island had much more in store for Ray and Sue Bishop. Instead of falling into a life of relaxation, the Bishops founded Rumah Sehat Bali – a small non-profit charity that now does big things to bring healthcare and education to the poorest regions in Bali.

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Episode #9 : Finding Love and Inspiration to Write in Ubud with Kyle Hill

Living in Bali Episode 9 Finding Love and Inspiration to Write in Ubud Bali with Kyle Hill

Despite having a decent 9-5 job in Sydney, Kyle Hill realized that it does not fit him well. It did not take him long to quit the job and leave Australia. Due to lower living costs, he decided to move to Asia. His first choice was Jakarta. However, after a series of unfortunate events, he knew that the Big Durian is not for him and soon embarked his journey to Bali. Little did he know that he would find love in Ubud, Bali. The unconditional love that has been helping him to write his second book.

Originally from Scotland, Kyle is an author, speaker, YouTuber and entrepreneur. He has lived in many places around the world before moving to Bali. Kyle has also worked in various different industries from banking, printing, business coaching and his true passion – writing. It has been a year since moving to Bali and he really emphasises  how Ubud makes him feel at home.

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Episode #8: Uplifting Orphans Through Surf and Environmental Training with Rodney Westerlaken

It all started with a small surf trip and then turned into a passion for orphans and Indonesia as a whole. Rodney Westerlaken agreed to sit down and chat with us about the awesome surf foundation he created to help teach orphans in Bali how to surf, swim and respect the environment. He has some inspiring stories and helpful insight that will surprise you about Balinese culture and orphanages.

Rodney also shares important information from his research on Indonesia and talks about the importance of being respectful of different cultures even if you disagree with them. He has some great insight into how to get involved and make the biggest impact when you see a problem and also the best ways to support people in the wake of a natural disaster. He really shows and shares his love for Indonesia and passion for making a difference while living a life he loves – we know you’ll be inspired!

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Episode #7: Creating Dream-Come-True Weddings in Bali with Mira

Mira is originally from Borneo but just like many people who visit Bali, she fell in love with the beauty and the experience in Bali. Thus, she decided to find a job in Bali and make it her home. Feeling unsatisfied with her job after 5 years of working, she realised she did not like a job that did not give her flexibility and didn’t allow much room for creativity.

By no surprise, she decided to quit and establish her own company, a wedding planning company! She is very passionate about organising ‘dream come true’ weddings and has plenty of stories and tips to share with you!

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Episode #6: Being a Superhero for Bali Dogs with Libby Clark

Libby from Bali Paws joins us on the show to share how she started a business to raise funds and awareness for the beautiful dogs on this island. She gives us some marketing tips, bali living tips and most important of all.. heart-melting animal rescue stories. At the end of this episode, we hope you’ll be inspired to join in and help some deserving doggos too!

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Episode #5 : From Aceh to Bali: Empowering Women & Local Community through A Sustainable Business with Tya Syahara

Sustainable business is a growing trend for a reason. It mixes passion with purpose and empowers local communities. This definitely applies to Tya Syahara and the awesome business she works with – Aluan. Originally from Aceh, Tya moved to Australia first before settling down in Bali. In this podcast, she tells stories of how she first explored surfing and uses arts such as movie and poetry to inspire and empower women and young people all over Indonesia.

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