Bali is one of the 34 provinces
of Indonesia, Southeast Asia.
It has a population of over
4 million people and most of them adhere to Balinese Hinduism.
The spoken language is Balinese and Indonesian, but English
is a common third language.
In 1597 a Dutch explorer arrived at the island and in 1840,
the Dutch political and economic control began.
During World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese.
In 1949, Bali was included in the “Republic of the United States of Indonesia” when the Netherlands recognised their independence.