Bali’s creative allure is undeniable. Drawing people from across the Indonesian archipelago and the globe, the island has long been a hub of innovation – constantly evolving and always invigorating. In our new series, Island Inspiratif, we talk to authors, artists and entrepreneurs who have made Bali home, and what it is about the island that gets their creative juices flowing. In today’s blog, we chat to graphic designer and part-time model, Reevo Saulus.
Reevo, please tell us about what you do here in Bali.
Hi! My name is Reevo Saulus, but you can simply call me Reevo. I am now a full-time, self-employed graphic designer by day and a part-time Body Combat instructor by morning and night in Denpasar. And I apparently do some modelling work, as I just signed a contract with one of the modelling agencies here in Bali.
What brought you to Bali in the first place?
Who doesn’t love this island? I’ve been in love with Bali since the first time I visited in 2008. I had visited Ubud a lot before I decided to officially move here from Jakarta and restart my engine earlier this year. I love it because of the people. They really do have the best smiles.
What is it about Bali that has kept you here?
For the most part, it’s the opportunity to meet awesome people both locally and internationally. This is one thing that I don’t have a lot of in my hometown. The vibe here is very positive, the air is fresh, and there’re fewer traffic jams!
What are some tips you’d give to people thinking about basing themselves here for a while?
Personally, I’d like to say that attitude stands on the top of the game. Be nice to people and show your smile to everyone. Be confident about your talents and skills, and don’t be afraid to keep knocking on peoples’ door to show them what you have to offer.
What’s your favorite secret (or not-so-secret) place in Bali?
I love to explore Bali’s beaches. My two favorites are Bias Tugel Beach in Karangasem, where the water there is so clear and perfect for swimming, and Thomas Beach in Jimbaran. It’s a public beach but there are lots of stairs down so people don’t go there too often. I go there when my skin is in the mood for some sun and sand.
You can follow Reevo on Instagram at @reevosaulus.