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.
YOLO!



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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.




Itinerary



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!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Genting Highlands- Theme Park Hotel (formerly known as Hotel on the Park)

-12th August 2017-



We had a short trip up to Genting Highlands to celebrate Nicole's early birthday.
Little did we know, it was also the day where Genting held the Good Vibes Festival 2017.
The traffic was quite bad towards reaching the top but other than that it was quite okay.

The Hotel that we stayed was previously known as Hotel on the Park. The place is really damn awesome. You can choose a room for two, four or six. We took the sixers room.

The price per night was RM600. You might need to check out few other booking sites to scout for a good bargain.

Damn awesome right! 

The Floor Map

The sixers consist of 3 queen size beds. Two on the bottom while one on the top.
Nicole & I slept on the top (bunk bed area).

Cutely decorated television!


Here's a video of the room which I found from their webpage.


The only cons that I dislike about this room is that, there's no changing room.
It's either you get changed in the bathroom or toilet. Either way, both rooms are super tiny.
It makes it difficult if you are changing into a long skirt or jeans. It might get wet in the process.


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Before we started off with our 2D1N trip to Genting, we had our breakfast at Hoong Foong Dim Sum.The variety of dim sum there is crazy. I'm drooling just by looking at the photo now. Gosh!

Our RM100+ breakfast.
Okay the price is quite expensive here 


After filling up our grumpy tummies, it was time to roll.
Before heading to Genting, we made a pit stop at the newly open Genting Premium Outlet.
The crowd was quite good. Unfortunately, nothing caught my attention.

Had our light lunch at George & Dragon Cafe, Genting Premium Outlet.
Total bill for 2 pizza, a plate of bangers and mash, fries and few drinks amounting close to RM200.



Last but not least, we went to Cafes Richard in Genting for dinner. Initial plan was to dine in Burgers & Lobsters, but the queue was damn crazy long. I think it will take us roughly 2 hours just to wait. Plus that was around 9pm already, yet the queue was super long.

So our second best option was Cafes Richard lor.
I think we did a good choice for dining in the latter one because :-

1) Price is way cheaper than Burgers & Lobsters
2) Don't need to wait like orang gila
3) Food taste damn good!
4) The ONE and ONLY branch in Malaysia besides France
5) And it's a fine dining concept leh!


Coffee in a wine glass for a change maybe? 



There were four options to choose from starting from starters, main course and desserts.


Starters:-

1)Escargot
2) Pan-seared scallops
3) Classic French onion soup
4) Salad


Most of us opted for escargots and scallops. I personally chose scallops and the scallops come in a very generous size! Sedap betul sampai air liur meleleh makan.

Escargots a.k.a siput babi (nama tak glamour) 

Scallops 

For the main courses, we had one each.

Magret de Canard A L'Orange
Roasted French Duck with orange sauce served with potatoes gratin and brussels sprouts 

Poulet Chasseur
Charboiled chicken with mushroom sauce served with green salad and pommes frites

Boeuf Bourguignon
Slow-cooked beef stew served with mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans

Saumon Roti
Fresh Norwegian Salmon, slow baked in the oven "en papillote" drizzled with lemon butter sauce and served with new potatoes and carrots. 




All of us were having difficult time to finish our dessert.

Creme Brulee 

 Poire Belle Helene
Poached pear with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

French Chocolate Mousse 

Happy 100th Birthday PRINCESS!
*giggles* 





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