LOVE IN BALI OCT 2016 (4D3N)

FULL ITINERARY:

SEMINYAK – NUSA DUA – UBUD – ULUWATU – CANGGU – BERABAN 

♥The full itinerary was mainly planned by Vivia who also travelled together with us. I only penned it down.♥

What words came to my mind for Bali? Paradise. Romantic. Surfing. Beautiful beaches. Countless temples. Ancient culture. Endless rice terraces. Organic. Volcanic mountains. Sunset/ Sunrise. Hiking/ Trekking. Adventure. Islands hopping. Too many to fill up the list.

A place where you definitely don’t want to miss. A friend of mine been to Bali for 9 times that have totally different itinerary every time she went. How true is this? Let me experience it first and I will pen it down here. Of course, I can’t go to so many places in such a short trip. But I will definitely aim to go once a year.

Before I go into details, let me summarize it.


DAY 1 – 28 OCT 2016  

16:50 PM  Flight from Singapore to Bali
21:30 PM  Airport transfer to Le Chloe Villas at Seminyak
22:00 PM  Night snack – Martabak

DAY 2 – 29 OCT 2016

7:00 AM  Breakfast – Nasi Jinggo
9:00 AM  Parasiling at Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua Beach
10:30 AM  Single Fin Beach Bar at Uluwatu
13:00 PM  Rafting at Ayung River Ubud
17:00 PM  Dinner @ Bale Udang Mang Engking Ubud
22:00 PM  Motel Mexicola
23:00 PM  VIN+ Seminyak Bali

DAY 3 – 30 OCT 2016

8:00 AM  Breakfast @ Peloton Supershop
10:00 AM : Beach
11:00 AM : La Laguna
13:00 PM  Lunch @ Bebek Bengil – Dirty Duck Diner
14:30 PM  Tegalalang Rice Terrace
15:00 PM  BAS Bali Coffee Plantation
16:00 PM  Ubud Palace
16:30 PM  Ubud Market
18:00 PM  Dinner @ Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka
20:00 PM  Dessert @ The Harvest Patissier & Chocolatier
21:00 PM  Massage at Spa Bali Seminyak

DAY 4 – 31 OCT 2016

8:00 AM  Breakfast @ Sisterfields Cafe
10:00 AM  Tanah Lot Temple
14:00 PM  Lunch @ Bale Udang Mang Engking Kuta
15:00 PM  Khrisna Oleh Oleh Khas Bali
16:00 PM  Massage along the street
17:00 PM  To airport
21:30 PM  Home Sweet Home


If you think this is enough reading, you may stop here. Or you can continue reading my adventurous in Bali.

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TRAVEL PERIOD

28 Oct 2016 to 31 Oct 2016 (Hot / Wet season)

The weather is unpredictable during this period. Heard from the local that the best timing to travel to Bali is June and July which is the cooling season most of the time.

FLIGHT

Flight from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 to Denpasar International Airport via KLM Royal Dutch Airline (2h 35m) with a return ticket at a price of SGD$213.50 each. There was only one flight available daily for KLM and it was a transit flight from Amsterdam to Bali.

Why KLM? You can’t find another cheaper price that has included 1 item of check-in baggage at a maximum of 23kg and come with in-flight meals and entertainment. What a good deal! You may want to consider it if you travel to Bali.

EXCHANGE RATE

SGD$1.00 = IDR 9,500 (end Oct 2016)

POCKET MONEY

SGD$500.00 = IDR 4,750K

It was more than enough. To be safe, one of us had to be the treasurer (so called “AH GONG FUND”) to use for food, transport and activities for the whole trip. Approximately, SGD$31.58 (IDR 300K) each.

DATA

The most affordable and easiest way to get WIFI for 24/7 was to buy 1 sim card (simPATI) with 12GB at the cost of SGD$12.63 (IDR 120K), and share among the whole group by using HOTSPOT. TADA.. Each of us only need to pay SGD$2.00 for the whole trip. Cheap right? According to the driver, it would be cheaper to buy outside the airport so we just bought along the way to villa.

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GETTING AROUND

We booked our transport online in advance from Yes Wisata. The boss, Erich, was really very helpful and informative. The driver, Putu, who drove us around for 3 days based on our itinerary. Guess what? He had only worked under this company for 3 months and yet he knew the road very well. Why do I say that? He didn’t know our itinerary until we met him on the first day.

This wallet-friendly transport company is highly recommended. We had totally paid SGD$164.21 (IDR 1,560K) for the transport and SGD$21.05 (IDR 200K) for the tips for the whole trip. So each of us was SGD$30.88 (IDR 293,333). Real Cheap! [For the tips, the standard is SGD$5.26 (IDR 50K) per day] but we gave more to the driver because we were all mutually agreed that he had done a great job.

First 12 hrs* = SGD$42.11 (IDR 400K). Additional 1 hr = SGD$4.21 (IDR 40K)

*Bear in mind, the first 12 hrs is fixed price. Even though you spend less than 12 hrs, you still have to pay for 12 hrs pricing.

If you want to shortlist them, you may contact Eurich directly at +62817866921. Alternatively, you may contact them via their webpage.

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STAY

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THE ENTRANCE

CLEANLINESS is the top of the list. The definition of “CLEAN” to individual of us are different. It can be that real clean meaning “dirtless” or another spiritual meaning “not eerie”. You can have your meaning for this word. LOL. (Laugh Out Loud) Indoor swimming pool is also one of the top of the list. We need a VILLA that accommodated 6 of us.

Among all the shortlisted villas, we chose LE CHLOE VILLA that booked under Airbnb for the total of SGD$1,116.00 (IDR 10,611,500). So each of us was SGD$186.00 (IDR 1,768,583).

Plus point, it included airport transfer too. Heard that it is quite common in Bali for Airbnb. Thumbs up to money-saving and save extra effort to find another driver.

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FRONT PORCH
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LIVING ROOM
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KITCHEN
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ROOMS
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SWIMMING POOL

Le Chloe Villas Seminyak   BOOK
No.89, Jl. Dewi Saraswati No.3, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

EAT

PACKED FOOD

1) MARTABAK 

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THE FOOD TRUCK

It is a king of Indonesian street food that looks like a roti-like stuffed fried flatbread. The taste so so only. This was not in our itinerary and was recommended by the Airbnb’s driver.

2) NASI JINGGO

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NASI JINGGO

This packet cost SGD$0.53 (IDR 5K) which was shared among of us. Sorry I was not able to divide. You should know why. 😦

BAR & RESTAURANT

1) SINGLE FIN BEACH BAR @ ULUWATU

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Never regret to drop by here to admire the panoramic views and lovely breeze. It is definitely worth the visit. A hot spot for surfers, locals and tourist galore. Read from many blogs, feedback from TripAdvisor and friend’s recommendations that this is a great place to catch sunset. But too bad, we had missed out. Will come back again.

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THE ENTRANCE
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THE DRINKS CORNER
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THE BAR COUNTER
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UPPER DECK SEATING
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VIEW FROM MIDDLE DECK SEATING

 

 

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VIEW FROM LOWER DECK SEATING
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VIEW FROM ENTRANCE
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ACAI BOWL (ULUWATU) & SALAD BOWL
“THE MAKING OF SALAD BOWL”
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ACAI BOWL
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ALBENS – Original Apple Cider

Can you visualize how enjoyable we are?

“VIDEO TOUR”

Single Fin Bali   RESERVATION
Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 769941
Opening Hour: Mon – Tue & Thur – Fri 10am – 10pm, Wed 10am – 12am, Sun 10am – 1am

2) BALE UDANG MANG ENGKING UBUD

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SIDE VIEW FROM RESTAURANT @ UBUD

We went to both Udang in Ubud and Kuta.

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MAIN ENTRANCE @ UBUD

There are 2 different seating sections, either indoor or outdoor, with totally different ambience. We chose the outdoor section which looked like a private mini hut stretched out on top of the big pond that filled with fishes.(You may buy the fish food pellets to feed them. Not expensive.) There is limited outdoor seating so a minimum spending is a must to enjoy the alfresco dining area.

 

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RECEPTION @ UBUD

All of us agreed that the two outlets had difference in taste of food and their services.

We preferred the branch at Ubud. They served us with welcome drinks and their delicious local made crackers but sadly they did not sell separately. The waiting time for food was surprisingly not long despite the number of dishes we ordered and during their peak hour (dinner). Their services were great. The food was awesome, especially their sambal (Terasi) was extremely spicy and was not free. Gonna pay for good stuff. The overall price was reasonable too.

Other than that, the ambience and atmosphere were amazing. They also had live guitarist performance.

“THE AMAZING PERFORMANCE”

If you love the local traditional performances, come during dinner time and choose the outdoor seating. We didn’t get to watch because it was raining heavily so they continued their performance indoor. 😦

Worth trying!

Personally I don’t really appreciate their dessert as it is too sweet for me.

The other branch at Kuta had the opposite of the abovementioned. No welcome drinks. Their crackers tasted differently. Poor services. Waiting time for food slightly longer even during non-peak hour (lunch). Can’t imagine if we came for dinner. And yes the fishes seemed skinny and extremely hungry. I didn’t take the photo of the places and food.

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“VIDEO TOUR”

Bale Udang Mang Engking Ubud   RESERVATION
Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 978754
Opening Hour: Daily 11am – 10pm

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3) BEBEK BENGIL – DIRTY DUCK DINER

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THE ENTRANCE

This place has the most famous crispy duck and a lot of recommendations to try out this dish. But we found it so so as compared to our seafood platter at Bale Udang. Not very worth it.

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FOOD

The pricing is considered expensive.

They have a nice rice field.

“VIDEO TOUR”

Bebek Bengil – Dirty Duck Diner  RESERVATION
Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 975489
Opening Hour: Daily 10am – 10.30pm

4) WARUNG BABI GULING IBU OKA

This place is all about pork but sadly we didn’t get to try the popular crispy suckling pig skin which was out of stock. The rest of the food was normal to us. Location wise was a little secluded and we took 20 mins walk from Ubud Market to here. It might be shorter because we couldn’t find the exact place in the beginning.

“VIDEO TOUR”

Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka
Jalan Tegal Sari No. 2, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 976345
Opening Hour: Daily 11am – 6pm

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5) Motel Mexicola

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Recommended by our colleague that this is a fun place for clubbing. The atmosphere and design are really interesting.

Motel Mexicola
Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 736688
Opening Hour: Daily 11am – 1am

6) VIN + Seminyak Bali

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LYCHEE MARTINI

This was right beside Motel Mexicola. We only grab a drink here.

Motel Mexicola
Jalan Kayu Jati # 1, Seminyak, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 4732377
Opening Hour: Daily 10am – 12am

CAFE

1) PELOTON SUPERSHOP

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FRONT VIEW OF THE CAFE

This is one of the mystical vegan cafe in Bali and one of the best cooked vegan food I ever had. Everything on the menu is amazing. Fabulous for both breakfast and brunch.

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FRONT DOOR

Everything is created with love and attention to details, from menu to the decor of the front counter with its unique decor with many bikes on the wall. The friendly staffs welcome us with huge smiles when we came through the door which set us a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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FRONT COUNTER

Vegan food is not boring and bland as compared to the past. We had our tastiest breakfast.

“VIDEO TOUR”

Peloton Supershop   RESERVATION
Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No. 46, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 859 5413 1451
Opening Hour: Daily 7:30am – 4:30pm

2) THE HARVEST PATISSIER & CHOCOLATIER

This is a chocolate themed cafe with beautiful and unique decor, especially their cake display in front of the counter. Full of chocolate smell when we walked in.

To my surprise, my gfs had organized a mini birthday celebration here. They made me wore like a CLOWN. Naaaa….

The Harvest Patissier & Chocolatier   RESERVATION
Jl. Sunset Road No.815, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 8496488
Opening Hour: Daily 8am – 10pm

3) SISTERFIELDS

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FRONT BUILDING

We had our breakfast in this lovely place which located in the heart of Seminyak. It was always fully packed so be patient to be seated. We were in the waiting list for about 15 mins and their waiting area was just beside the cafe with aircon. No worries about the hot weather.

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THE INDOOR COUNTER

There’s alot of good reviews about this cafe but we think the taste of food was average.

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THE COFFEE
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THE BREAKFAST

Sisterfields   RESERVATION
Jl. Kayu Cendana No.7, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 738454
Opening Hour: Daily 7am – 10pm

DO

WATER SPORTS

1) PARASILING 

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PARASILING

Our first parasailing experience at Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua Beach. It is also known as a kiting activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a parasail wing which is specially designed canopy wing. Life jacket and harness were given to us that attached the pilot to the parasail which was connected to the boat by the tow rope. We had to run a few steps forward while the boat drove off. The next moment we were up in the air.

Before we could start all this, the direction of the wind must be correct. If not, we will have to wait or give it a miss. So while waiting, we will do what most girls love to do. SELFIE! WEFIE!

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SELFIE NO. 1
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SELFIE NO. 2
“ARE YOU READY?”

We finally make it.

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Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua Parasailing
Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812 3612 4950

2) RAFTING

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This was our first time experiencing rafting at Ayung River Ubud for the price of SGD$ (IDR ). Really enjoyed our 2hrs rafting and everything was perfectly organised. The river guide was friendly and helpful. Life jackets and helmets were provided in good condition. Just that the van was pretty old and seem like we were going to be sold away. LOL… kidding!!

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VAN FOR RAFTING

The rafting bowl will be transported down by a string while we only need to carry the paddles down the 600+ steps to the river. Luckily the stairs were extremely well maintained with railing. Or else we won’t be wearing slippers there.

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THE RAFTING GUIDE
“ARE YOU READY?”

Ayung River Rafting Ubud
Jl.Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 877 6014 2343
Opening Hour: Daily 7am – 11pm

SIGHT SEEING

1) LA LAGUNA BALI

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THE FRONT ENTRANCE

La Laguna is a great indoor and outdoor restaurant to hang out with the view of the beach.

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VIEW FROM THE RESTAURANT

Its warm and trendy surroundings are absolutely magical. From the reception at the entrance to the restaurant, it has decorated with old colourful horsewagons, flowers and lamps.

There is a minimum spending for each person at SGD$15.79 (IDR 150K). We didn’t get to dine here as we only drop by to take photos. Such a nice place to chill out.

“VIDEO TOUR”

La Laguna Bali Restaurant & Beach Bar   RESERVATION
Jalan Pantai Kayu Putih, Berawa, Canggu, Bali, 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812 3638 2272
Opening Hour: Daily 11am – 12am

2) Tegalalang Rice Terrace

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Great view of rice terrace scenery. If you have stamina and wearing a good pair of walking shoes, you can climb down and cross over to the opposite side where lesser tourist crowds. Due to time constraints, we didn’t manage to cross over.

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Tegalalang Rice Terrace
JalJl.Tegallalang, Banjar Ceking, Gianyar, Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hour: Daily 24/7

3) BAS Bali Coffee Plantation

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We got a free tasting for all the 14 types of coffee and tea that placed together with a menu that showcase the individual drink. The special one will separate out from this to a big glass and the coffee beans come from the ‘poo’ of a native cat (Luwak).

Buana Amertha Sari (BAS)
Br.Seribatu ( Jalan Jurusan Tampaksiring-Kintamani), Indonesia

4) Ubud Palace

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This is a historical building complexed which located in the center of Ubud and definitely won’t miss it. It is kind of the cultural hub and those Balinese royalty. The best part of this palace is they are free of charge.

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Ubud Palace
Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening Hour: Daily 11am – 12am

5) Ubud Market

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Ubud market is a very interesting place that sells a lot of different weird stuffs with full of creativity. Like art pieces from all kinds of materials such as stone, wood, silver, etc., kites, ceramics crockery, purses, handbags, beach bags and endless list of things. It was quite crowded when we were there and some of the items were overpriced but definitely you can bargain with a good price.

Ubud Traditional Art Market
Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening Hour: Daily 6am – 4pm

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6) Tanah Lot Temple

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Most people said that this is the famous place for sunset but unfortunately we didn’t get to see it. We came during our last day before flight in the night. We went in the noon and cannot describe how hot it was.

Other than the hot weather, the temples, gardens and the cliff were fascinating and spectacular. Before we got to enjoy this lovely view, this place is chargable and quite expensive for tourists. But fortunately, they charged us local price which was tremedous difference from the tourist price. Approximately SGD$2.10 (IDR 20K) per person. Perhaps is the most visited sacred place in Bali. We didn’t get the chance to walk up to the temple due to high tide.

But perhaps is the most visited sacred place in Bali. We didn’t get the chance to walk up to the temple due to high tide.

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Tanah Lot
Bali 82171, Indonesia
Opening Hour: Daily 7am – 7pm

7) Beach (Unknown)

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Can’t remember where was this beach.

Finally, I have reached to the end of the itinerary. Planning for my next journey in year 2017.

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