Friday, December 8, 2017

Indonesia - Bali (Tanah Lot & Pura Batu Bolong)

While waiting for my flight to Bali. 

We had Ayam Penyet at Wong Solo for late lunch/early dinner upon arrival.

The place was fully booked when we arrived at about 5pm. 

Our Ayam Penyet and avocado drink.
The sambal is delicious but very spicy, however the portion of the chicken was such a disappointment. It is very very tiny. The total bill amounted to about 170k rupiah.

I'm not a big fan of avocado but honestly speaking, the avocado drink there taste really really good. You should at least try it once if you're there.

We did nothing much on our first day in Bali due to our late flight.

Right after dinner, we took a short rest back in our hotel and resume to explore around Kuta (since we're staying in the middle of Kuta area). It was about a kilometer away from our Suris Boutique Hotel. So we decided to walk instead. It's a good idea and also a bad idea at the same time. Good because you will be able to save transportation money, but then it's quite dangerous and tiring of course.

We settled down at Rosso Vivo after walking around Beach Walk Shopping Mall.

 Live band.

Enjoying ourselves with a bottle of white wine. 

Girls trip.


The following day was fully utilized by us.

Our hotel - Suris Boutique Hotel, Kuta Bali. 

Having our breakfast by the pool. 

 Book your tour with YONK MADE.

Bali roads are very small. Basically there's only two lanes as you can see from the photo above. 

Therefore the journey from one place to another consumes extra time although the distance is quite near actually.

Plus, I noticed that drivers in Bali doesn't drive exceed 60kmph.
If you want to avoid the traffic, rent a bike. That's what most 'angmoh' did.

Our first stop was Tanah Lot. The distance from Kuta to Tanah Lot was less than 25km but it took us around 60-70 minutes drive.

In our matching girl friends outfit. 
Pura Batu Bolong as backdrop scene.

Pura Batu Bolong is just few meters away from Tanah Lot.

The weather was so hot. 
Hot hot hot!

Tanah Lot ✓ 
Off the bucket list.

With our tour guide - Mr. Made Yonk

Coconut on a hot sunny day is a must!

This thing taste 10 times nicer than ondeh ondeh.

To be continued.....

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bali Travel Guide (2 ½ Days) 2017

Bali has always been in one of my must visit destination.
This trip was kind of impromptu because we booked our flight just a month earlier.

Before our trip, there's a prediction that Mount Agung is going to erupt soon. So we were about to cancel our trip but ended up, implementing our YOLO motto and just give it a shot.

The trip was supposedly to be a 4 days 3 night trip but we only managed to fully utilized 2 and a half days only due to our late flight to Bali and early flight back to Malaysia.

Budget Calculation:

1. Flight Ticket (Air Asia) + Hotel (Suris Boutique Hotel) = RM700 per person without luggage. We booked our flight plus hotel through AirAsiaGo. It's much cheaper if you book your flight together with hotel. We shared one room among 3 girls. Therefore, the room is slightly cheaper. We got the king size bed, so it is still comfortable to share among 3 of us.

2. Transportation = RM200 per person. We booked our tour/transport from YONK MADE (click for his facebook link).

3.  Food & Entrance Tickets = RM600.

My overall trip cost me roughly about RM1,500 only. 

Currency rate back in October 2017 was as follows:-
RM3.23 for 10k rupiah,
RM32.30 for 100k rupiah; and
RM323.00 for 1 million rupiah.


Day 1 - 27/10/2017

1.30pm - Flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport (3 hours flight) (Malaysia and Bali timezone is the same).
5.00pm - Dinner at Wong Solo ayam penyet. Total bill around 170k.
6.30pm - Bought simPATI sim card worth 100k rupiah for 7GB data. (Make sure to ask them to set the new simcard into your phone and until it functions, only leave the place. Sometimes you might get cheated. So beware!)
7.00pm - Check in Suris Boutique Hotel
8.30pm - Beach Walk Shopping Mall
9.45pm - Rosso Vivo Dine & Lounge. Enjoying our first night with a bottle of white wine for the price of 500k rupiah (inclusive tax and service charge).

Day 2 - 28/10/2017

9.30am   - Depart to Tanah Lot
10.40am - Arrival at Tanah Lot. Entrance Fee 60k rupiah per person.
1.00pm   - Arrival at Nook for lunch. This is a must visit place. It is such a beautiful place to have your lunch. I'll blog about it in more detail manner in my upcoming post.
4.00pm   - Uluwatu. Entrance Fee 30k per person.
6.00pm   - Ayana Resort & Spa Bali / Rock Bar. (The must visit place Rock Bar) Unfortunately we got there pretty late, so the queue to witness the sunset by the rock bar was super long and there's also a wedding ceremony being held there.
11.00pm  - Sky Garden Bali. Entrance Fee was 200k per person and you'll get two bottle of drinks. Damn a lot lengzai ang moh. *giggles*

Day 3 - 29/10/2017

10.00am - Lumbung Sari, Luwak Coffee. A cup of luwak coffee cost 50k rupiah
11.30am - Tirta Empul Temple
1.30pm  - Tegallalang Rice Teraces. Entrance Fee is 10k rupiah per person.
3.30pm  - Late lunch at Iiga Warung. I heard that the chef was from Naughty Nuri who then opened up on his own. Total Bill amounting to 600k rupiah. (Pork Ribs)
5.00pm - Tegenungan Waterfall. Entrance Fee is 10k rupiah per person.
6.00pm - Back Hotel
8.30pm - Warung Babi Guling Bu Dayu.
10.00pm - Chill in hotel and bed time.

Day 4 - 30/10/2017

9.00am - Check out
9.30am - Last minute souvenir shopping.
10.30am - Arrive Airport
1.30pm - Flight back to reality

*The chocolate is the only thing I bought for myself in Bali. RM15 each. Damn bloody expensive.

**More detailed post will be blogged soon. Until then. Cheers!

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