Sunday, June 6, 2010

Journey to Bali



Bali . The Paradise Island . I always heard people said how enjoyable and happy to be in Bali . Well , last month i went there , and it was my first time there with no idea of what i'll be facing :P
So i will try to share some of my thoughts and tips in BALI .......... ( sharing my 1st time experience ) :P




I flew there by AirAsia .... Flight starts around 9am plus ...
and was lucky to be able to capture this volcano during the flight ! :D

Reached there around 1pm and i gotta wait in line for more than 1hour just to get my STAMP into the country ! sigh ~ ( who say only malaysia's government officer do things slowly ?! )

Once getting out of the airport , 1st thing we do was , CHECK IN .
We stay at Tanaya Breakfast and Bed , located at Legian .
Since we are newcomer and tak tau go there , CAB is our only resort . There is a "TAKSI" counter just after we exit the airport and it cost us Rupee 55,000 to reach our place ( it got a fixed rates for every different location )



Long stories cut short , this is our room , Superior Double Bed which cost us USD$ 39 a night
Quite nice , and comfortable .




The washroom




And bathroom




Our 32"inch LCD mounted on the wall

The next thing we do right after we settle down , LUNCH !!!!!
seriously hungry ... as we only had a light old town food for breakfast ..... and the flight took around 3 hours plus .




So we randomly find a shop to eat .
I forget to get the name , but it was not so tasty .




Egg egg something with satay !


Then we proceed with our walk to Kuta Beach ( which located around 500M from our hotel )




Kuta Beach
Mostly western tourist around this area
not to mention alot of surfer surfing too







Nice and hot sun













Ok , after Kuta beach , we took a "Taksi" to the Famous Dreamland Beach !
( Pssttt .... Blue Bird "taksi" { light blue colour with the pigeon sign } is the recommended "taksi" to get in Bali as from what my hotel reception said " bagus taksi , blue bird , follow meter" )




Me in the cab

Before entering the "gate" of the Dreamland , you need to past the security check which got us nervous abit as the security check for something in serious manner ( they look like looking for bomb or something ) using a stick with mirror to see under the car and car trunk as well . Makes me feel like " wahh ... here been bomb before or what ohhh ?!"
Well , i guess its for safety measure as the place was one of the popular place in Bali !




Wondering if the water is part of the river or part of the sea !?!




The walk before reaching the beach !







Jeng jeng jeng , here is the famous Dreamland Beach .
Alot of local selling sarong , caps , shirts and so on ....







The wave here is alot bigger than the Kuta Beach side ....




The beach is really nice




























The Lifeguard Tower




Alot of dogs there , and most of them look like "HOT DOG"
Long long and cute cute one !




Get what i mean ?!





After staying there for 30minutes or so to take picture and walk around the beach , its time to proceed to our next destination .




On the way walking back to our cab ( the same cab and we hired him to wait for us as its hard to get cab there ) , something catch our attention !!!! food !!!




Satay booth .... and it's special booth which i don't think its something you can simply get in malaysia




Satay Babi ! haha .... now you get what i mean ?!




It cost us Rupee 10K for 8 sticks of satay babi along with some nasi pulut ! and the satay is unexpectedly TASTY and SPICY ! NICE!!!!!!!!!! ( sigh , wish can taste somemore now )
If you happened to be there , and you are non-muslim , you must try try this Satay Babi !

Well , the Babi is only for our snack and now its time for Dinner ! LOL
The "Taksi Driver" bring us to so call "sini sedap" seafood restaurant !




Blue Marlin Seafood at Jimbaran !
( Actually there is alot other different restaurant all around Jimbaran Beach so , you can always select or try others )




Here is a part of the menu




Well , it suppose to be a romantic dinner .... but due to the weather conditions , everyone all along Jimbaran Beach were unable to watch the sunset ( Big Sigh )







Don't mistaken by the flowers on my ears , it was given to me by the waitress when i walk in as a welcome sign / gift




Its a romantic candle dinner with sea view




We got our free Crab Soup ( which taste like pepper soup more )




The coconut ( with taste like Coconut add on water = Tastless )




Someone selling corn on the beach !







After around 20 minutes of waiting , our dinner is finally here !




This is the SQUID ( Cumi-Cumi )
RP 190,000 / KG ( we ordered 500Gram )




Kangkung Plecing ( Included with the meal )




Life Prawn
RP 260,000 / KG ( Ordered 300Gram )




They provide local dance and performance throughout the dinner
( Barong dance or something )







This is the kitchen type




HOT !

We take the restaurant car back to our hotel after dinner ( which cost us another RP 50,000 )
And then walk around Kuta / Legian street , and grab some drinks before going back '




Their local famous beer "Bintang" and 100plus taste alike's drink "Pocari Sweat"


Here is some summary and tips on 1st day at Bali :
RM 0.0362 = RP 100 ( ours RM 0.0387 as we change in LCCT on 30th May 2010 )
Rupee i get on hand thru the trip :
Coins = RP 100 RP 500
Bill = RP 1000 , RP 2000 , RP 5000 , RP 10,000 RP 20,000 , RP 50,000 and RP 100,000
Renting a car / a bike or driver is better than taking "Taksi"
( as it cost us RP 55000 from Airport to hotel , RP 100,000 from Kuta to Dreamland , addition RP 30,000 / hour waiting at Dreamland , around RP 50,000 from Dreamland to Jimbaran Seafood and finally RP 50,000 From Jimbaran to Legian / Kuta )
IMPORTANT : YOU CAN ASK FOR DISCOUNT or CHEAPER PRICE FOR MOST OF THE THINGS !!!!!!




And i shall end this posting by shouting ........
I AM A MILLIONAIRE IN BALI !!!!!!!!!!
LOL

Good night everyone , please wait for our day 2 and day 3 posting :D



Please Nang me if you think my posting is helpful or interesting :D

8 comments:

  1. Is quite helpful..!! As i actually expecting games as well as how relaxing it is...!! But still thanks for the info.. At least i know what to expect..!!

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  2. Kelicious : haha .. thanks for dropping by . when will you be going there ?

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  3. Bali is the best place to have your vacation and bonding with your friends and relatives especially if you visit the place and feel the good hotels seminyak there.

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  4. hotels Seminyak : hey hey .... i heard from my fren tat seminyak is 1 of the best hotel to stay ... nice suite there .... my fren will b there next month , stay at UR place ! LOL

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  5. Ohh, wow, I wanna go Bali! *is jealous*

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  6. tiffany : haha ... no worries .. u sure can go bali geh .... when u wan to go ? bring me along ! LOL

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  7. wow the beach looks gorgeous...and haha we're all millionaires at bali! :)

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  8. mabelebam : there is alot of nice beach .... :D

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