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Bali

All of the posts under the "Bali" tag.

Malaysia or Jakarta?

Previously on my trip to Bali, I wrote about our experiences of watching Barong Dance in Batubulan. Then we headed off to Kintamani - the mountainous area on the North East part the island which is famous for its beautiful volcano and lake view.

Look, you can’t really tell for sure if somebody is honest or not in Bali because they really know how to convince you that they are (honest). The driver looked so honest, I mean, he probably was – depending on how you define ‘honesty’ in a person. Read more →

My Bali Itinerary

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DAY 1 (Thursday)

◊  KL-Bali (Air Asia), 11.50am – 2.45pm

◊  Checking-in at Jati Home Stay, Ubud

◊  Walking around Ubud town

Day 2 (Friday)

Renting a motorbike and riding over to Monkey Forest, Ubud Market

◊  Visiting the famous Warung BabI Guling Ibu Oka then going off the beaten track to Tampak Siring

Day 3 (Saturday)

◊  Riding over to Goa Gajah, Tegalalang Terraced Rice Fields

◊  Visiting the The Blanco Renaissance Museum, Warung BetaBunute Bar & Restaurant all in Ubud

Day 4 (Sunday)

◊  Moving down to Sanur and checking-in at Ari Putri Hotel,

◊  Walking around & Sun-bathing at Sanur Beach

Day 5 (Monday)

◊Watching Barong Dance at Batu Bulan

◊  Dropping by Wedang Sari Farm to see the making of Luwak Coffee, the world’s most expensive coffee

◊  Lunch-ing at Kintamani while watching the beautiful Mount Batur

◊  Visiting the  Besakih Temple at the foothill of Mount Agong

◊  Watching Kecak Dance at Batu Bulan

Day 6 (Tuesday)

◊  Moving down to Kuta

◊  Checking-in at Sayang Maha Mertha Hotel

◊  Renting a bike and riding around Kuta and visiting the famous Kuta beach

◊  Riding off to Uluwatu to see the famous cliff

◊  Visiting Ground Zero at night

◊   Partying in Kuta

Day 7 (Wednesday)

◊  Bali-KL (Air Asia), 8.30am – 11.25am

Misses:

◊  Tanah Lot

◊  Spa – said to be the best in the world

◊  Surfing Lesson

◊  Babi Guling

jipp October 22, 2011 2 Comments Permalink

K.U.T.A.

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Being so famous as it is, we actually saved Kuta as our last destination in our 1-week vacation in Bali. After spending 2 nights in the laid-back Sanur, it was finally time to hit into what has always been considered the most ‘happening’ area in Bali – the epicenter of all the excitement, night entertainment and beach life which is what Bali is most famous for.

After being dumped by the taxi driver somewhere along a backstreet in the Legian area (don’t not believe if a taxi driver says Legian is far from Kuta and hence extra charge – they are located so much next to each other you can’t even tell if you’re in Legian or Kuta), we had to ask around before we managed to locate our hotel, a very budget accommodation lodge called Sayang Maha Mertha. Read more →

jipp August 11, 2011 Leave A Comment Permalink

The Monkey Business in Ulu Watu

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So… Having visited just about every attraction in Ubud area and beyond, we had at least two more major attractions that had yet to be ticked off the list – The temple on the cliff in Uluwatu and the one that perched on a tiny island (or bay or whatever you call it) in Tanah Lot.My travel partner Ulai aka Borneo Trekker seemed to be more excited about being on the edge of a cliff then on an island so off to Uluwatu we were headed to. Read more →

jipp August 11, 2011 4 Comments Permalink

The Magnificent Besakih Temple and Hypnotic Kecak Dance

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Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple at the foothill of Mount Agung is a place not to be missed when you come to Bali. It is a very interesting place to visit and even more interesting is how the people there rip the visitors off out of something that is supposedly – holy.

It all started even way before we arrived there. The driver told us an entry to the temple would require us to be in a FULL Balinese costume. Being to countries like Vietnam and Thailand, I knew for sure how drivers or tour guides gain some profit by bringing tourists to certain places – usually souvenir shops – where they’ll get certain percentage of commission from all the stuffs bought by these tourists (that they took there). Read more →

jipp August 6, 2011 7 Comments Permalink

Feeding The Stomach and The Eyes at Kintamani

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So – WE arrived at Kintamani after stopping briefly at the farm called Wedang Sari to see for ourselves how the world-renowned Luwak Coffee is actually made out of an animal’s dung. LOLThe volcanic Mount Batur might not be at its best looks with the tip being shrouded by thick clouds and all but the experience of sitting on the verge of something and see the whole of it right before my eyes – I could have passed out right there. LOL! Read more →

jipp July 22, 2011 7 Comments Permalink

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