What about Bali?

Today, having vacation is needed to relief our stress due to the work. So, arrange a plan to travel somewhere exciting is a must for me.

Bali Island is located in Indonesia. Bali Island is the most famous tourism places in Indonesia. Bali is famous due to its beaches. Not only beaches, Bali Island is also has beautiful scenery of mountainous area. If you go there, you will serve with many kinds of beautifulness. There are so many places that you can choose there. You can go to Kuta beach, Sanur Beach, Tanah Lot, Jimbaran or Bedugul.

Beside the beautiful scenery of its beaches, Bali is also famous with its arts and cultures. In some galleries, you can also see the arts work from the artist. Not only that, you can also enjoyed the performance of its traditional dance, such as the pendet dance. So, once you visit Bali, you will get addict to visit Bali again, like me.

Electrical Information

Outlets in Indonesia accept 2 types of plug:

Bring an adapter just in case.

Packing List

  • Passport (6 months validity is required)
  • Currencies, about RP 4.2m (equivalent to S$600) worth for food, spa and shopping is more than enough. Hotel accommodation is not included…
  • Beach wear
  • Swim wear
  • Sleep wear
  • Light cool clothing
  • Good walking shoes or trekking boots if you are going for treks
  • Slippers for chilling by the beach or pool
  • Sunglasses or hat
  • Sunscreen (very important!)
  • Wetsuits or snorkeling gear if you have it, else you could rent.
  • Towel (else you can use the ones from hotel)
  • Camera
  • Medication (if you have any)
  • Music! Bring your own iPod/Iphone .
  • Extra bag to pack your shopping (if you are a shopping lover)
Places we go in this trip just for 1 day

Goggle Map marked on where we traveled.
View Bali in a larger map

Kuta – Nusa Dua –  Ubud – Bangli-Kintamani –Kuta

It’ll be a pretty relaxing trip with not a lot of rushing to do, and plenty of time to do our own stuff.

The hotels we stayed, although slightly expensive, are some of the better 4*ones in Bali. There is also wireless internet access in our room. The mattress is very comfy, its an ideal place to sleep. 🙂

Although our trip was 4d3n, we only spent 1 day sightseeing. Waste of my time there, oh no no….we loved it this way. Well, for the first 2 days we arrived, we lazed around our hotel and Kuta area. We had spa and chilled out in our hotel skypool. Absolute relaxation for us. Yes, we love dancing and watching sunset in the Skypool. At least we do not need to spent extra money to do any activities. By the way, Bali is expensive. Most of the activities are charged in USD/EUR currencies.

Foot reflexology and massage were alright..nothing to brat about, I feel Thailand is better. Their massage price is reasonable….about RP350,000 (S$50) average price for a 2hr body massage.

Only on our 3rd day, we went to check out few places. We were lazy people. Period.

Snorkeling at Nusa Dua

Let’s visit to the Turtle Island

Heading off to Ubud after the Turtle Island. We bypassed a memorial place for those who fought for Bali..i am not so sure of the history but our guide told us this is newly built place.

Going for an unhealthy fatty lunch at Babi Guling Ibu Oka, Ubud’s most famous spit roast pig in a village called Mas. Indeed it is very tasty. You should give it a try!After our lunch, we drove on to see the beautiful rice terrace presented before our eyes…the rain drops adds a misty look to it.

Beautiful Mount Batur await us….This is an active volcano. We could see smoke coming out from the smallest 3rd crater. WE WILL BE BACK FOR THE CLIMB !!!!

This is Lake Batur.

On the way back, we went to the coffee plantation to have Kopi Luwak. A coffee made from shit from Civet Cat below, which also happens to be the most expensive coffee in the world. But i don’t think its worth it at all !!!! Do not get cheated.

After tasting the coffee, we continue our journey to Tirta Empul Temple for a cleansing and purification ceremony. It is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village. It is set in the dale and encircled by the hill. In the west side of this temple, there is an Indonesian President palace which has been found by the first president. The name of the temple is meaning the water emerge or the holy pool (Petirthan) which is the water emerge from the land. Personally, i love the energy from this spring water. Very refreshing. Do not miss this !

After praying in the temple, we head back to somewhere near Kuta, on the way to Malioboro Restaurant for our dinner. Since it was raining heavily, what’s more better than back to our hotel for a good night sleep.

Kuta Beach is the most famous beach in the Indonesian Archipelago and all types of tourists from around the world come here to marvel at the stunning sunsets, ride the waves and party until the sun comes up. Too many tourists is the disadvantage of coming here. Heck, there are nicer beaches in Bali.

Despite “infested” with tourist, the next day before we bid goodbye to Bali, we went to Kuta Beach, perhaps for a surf? Well, our guide said that if we come to Kuta and did not visit Kuta Beach is a disservice to ourselves. Oh the wave was high, about 2m…but our guide told us that 5m wave is very common at this beach. For surfers this is a must visit place. I will be back here for body surfing the next time round during low peak season perhaps?

This is an island where god and goddesses statues are found every few hundred meters i.e everywhere from the road junction of a road to shops, paddy fields, hotels and motels, you name it! You also cannot help noticing the locals offering their prayers almost every other hour as well.

Before going to Bali, we keep asking ourselves, “Why are there so many travelers calling this island “The Island of Gods”. In Balinese mythology, it is said that the gods created the place to be special. Its purpose is to be a shrine, housing all the deities and the land was sacred. Once visiting the place, we are consistently reminded of this story with the locals’ constant celebration of it.

Bali is definitely a paradise island. A classic tropical island that has something for everyone of any age. If you are looking for beaches, Southern Bali is the place to go (though it may be too commercialized and filled with beach vendors). If you are into arts, you must visit Ubud. This is Bali’s Cultural and Artistic Centre with interesting galleries and crafts shops. If you are into trekking, the northern part of Bali will keep you busy.

Videos Memories of Bali

Adventure in Bali…..Have Fun !
Travel In Style,
Katherine Goh
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