If you’re planning a move to Indonesia then chances are you have at least considered Bali as one of your ideal options. And you’re not alone in this decision! A lot of Western expats have found that Bali embodies all of the ideals you’re looking for to escape from life in the West.
The country is laid-back and beautiful and incredibly tolerant from a religious viewpoint because of the cultural diversity and because it is a lone spot of Hinduism in a mostly Muslim country.
The Hindu religion plays a very strong influence on the small island and it is the only island in Indonesia that is not primarily Muslim. To that end, you can feel the manifestations of the Hindu beliefs and rituals every single day you spend in Bali.
In addition to the natural beauty in the country, Bali has a beauty added by the locals in the form of daily offerings. These offerings can range from simple to elaborate and are a daily part of the Balinese lifestyle. And as a Western expat living in Bali you will come to terms with the uniquely Balinese superstitions as the locals build offerings for you and blessings to keep you and them safe from evil spirits.
As for your own religion, there is no pressure at all to conform to Hinduism if you are planning to live in Bali. Not in the least. Hinduism is one of the most tolerant religions on Earth and you will be free to practice your own beliefs, or join in to any extent you feel comfortable with.
Many expats in Bali have come to find that the religion, offerings, and culture are one of their favorite aspects about living on the island!