We are two danish boys age 21 and 24 who are currently examining the possibilities of working in Bali over the summer (July, August). However after reading around a bit, we have found out that it legally requires a Kitas visa, which at the price of 1200 $ exceeds our financial possibilities for the trip. (The air line ticket is a killer already)
Question: Would it be a sensible decision (pending we get a Bali club owner or similar to sponsor us) to go and work unofficially on Bali? If this is totally out the question, we don't wanna waste any more time on it.
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Here is what I would do. Work really hard and save all of your money in July and then have a month's holiday in Bali.
Simple answer don't do it ... think about it ... or dream about it ... if you want a working holiday try Europe ... if you want a nice holiday after your endeavous .. try Bali
Besides the other reasons , I would say "no" also due to humanitarian reason . Indonesia is a poor country with so many without a job . The kind of job you want to do , (I suppose) can be done by Indonesians .
What kind of work do you hope to do in Bali? Are you willing to work for an Indonesian wage?
Just got this from my Bali weekly newsletter:
To summarize, the Bali authorities are going to scrutinize all foreign workers in Bali to ensure that the economic downturn does not create a flood of foreign workers taking jobs from Indonesians.
If you don't have even $1200 easily to hand, do you think you should be coming to a poor country to work, without a skill set that would help create wealth and employment there? Maybe a voluntary gig would be a more moral choice for you, after you have saved a nice nest egg in Europe.
"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
For sure it wont be a working holiday in Bali. Think maybe we'll combine working in Europe and holiday in Bali.
Have a great summer