Thursday, February 26, 2009

amazing Tanah Lot temple of Bali..

Bali is really a amazing and photogenic place. most of our photo taken in Bali are quite good. (hehe. i personally think that. ) we are not using any professional camera but with normal ordinary digital camera, but surprising most of the photo turned out to be.......... as in postcard... well. this is the magic of Bali. umm... it is a nice place to take wedding photo. any one getting marry soon, do consider Bali a great nice for wedding photo shoting or for honeymoon.




Wednesday, February 18, 2009

mUst see them in BALi !!!

today was our second last day in Bali and it was definitely a wonderful day.

we joined a guided tour and we really enjoyed the trip. because :

-the places that we visited are very very beautiful
-the experienced tour guide really gave us a detailed guided tour that made us really know Bali a further more
-last but not least, that was our second last day in Bali, of course we wanted to enjoyed it to the top

our first stop : Taman Ayun Temple
it is the royal family temple of King Mengwi that was built in Year 1634. it is one of the largest temple in Bali.

entrance ticket : Rp 3,ooo

this is the door to get into the main temple. only the royal family have the privilege to go inside for praying.

this is how the main temple look like.

2nd stop : Bedugul
we went up and up over 1000 meters above sea level to Bedugul. another cooling places and with strong sunlight where most of the people here also with tan skin and brush cheeks. due to sun burn , i guess.

here, we encountered a breathtaking temple which is the nevertheless floating Ulun Danu Temple. why floating? it is because the temple is built on the Lake Bratan. very very relaxing...

the temple is in sea. how to go there? by boat?swim?? it is definitely a task to go for the praying. is it to show the sincerity?

the floating temple....

3rd stop : Tanah Lot temple

this is my first impression when i see her!!! it is definitely gorgeous. this is the MUST go spot in Bali. sitting there, i wondering how Balinese managed to build this temple? it is a wonderful job.

at about 6pm, the moment that all of us waiting for finally arrived. THE SUNSET. after the sunset, the tides started flooding onto the rocks that we were standing on and gradually the temple becomes an island. it is really hard to explain it by words.

before the tides, tourist can walk on the rock towards the temple. but after the tides, we have to swim.haha~

tour fees : Rp 230,000 each ppl
experience : priceless

Thursday, February 12, 2009

are we going to sleep on the street in Bali?

got to sleep with this doberman by the roadside???

we reached Kuta at about 8pm. guess what. we didnt have any room reservation and we thought that we can just drop into any guest house and get ourselves a room to stay for overnight.

BUT......... we were totally wrong!!! July and August are the super peak season and all the hotels were full!!!! all full!!! we walked and walked around that area to look for a shelter. hehe. we were not alone, and there were a few groups of tourist that didnt have a room too.

1 august 2008 was a disaster for both of us. we were tired, exhousted and i was sick with very very painful sore throat, headache and we didnt have a room for that night!!! when i think of that, i really wanna cry~~

anyway, we managed to get ourselves a room finally at about 9pm. it was located in a very secluded area. i got to say this. the room was in a very very bad condition. not so clean bed sheet. slightly dirty bathroom that has no shower tap ( until i dont want to take my bath).

anyway, i were really grateful that we had a room and the room was only Rp 100,000 per night with breakfast.

we learnt a lesson. planning is important. it is good to do room reservation ahead. some even give better price if book earlier.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


31th july 2008 is our third day in Bali, we did a lot of travelling,spending most of the day on the road. from Ubud-Bekasih temple-Justice Hall- Sukawati-Kuta.

Sukawati is known as the Bali Art Market and there have all kind of handicrafts and textiles. of course, we did not come back empty handed.


i love this slipper very much. they come with a variety of colours and designs.
Rp 10,000 ( RM 3.5) per pair

aromatic set as sourvenirs.
Rp 35,000 for 4 set

a very cool pant. i think.
Rp 20,ooo

our car rental ( included driver ) of the day = Rp 320,000 ( RM 115.20 / USD 32) and last about 8 hours.

in Bali, there are many travel booths and travel packages or charter cars. tourist can pick up loads of brochures and do some comparison of the service and the price.

we chose to charter a car, so that our trip is more flexible and we can go wherever we wanna go, and can stop there for as long as we like. by the way, when u take a taxi, or some something, please dont forget to bargain.

below are some references :
6 hours USD 30
8 hours USD 35
10hours USD 40
12 hours USD 45

usually, these are four wheels drive that can accommodate 5 pax and includes petrol, some include a tour guide.

ps :during our 5 days trip there, we tried out taking package or charter our own car. our conclusion is......... try to get a good tour guide and he/she will definitely make your Bali trip a wonderful one because they will tell you information of the place, their culture, religion.... or else, they would just sit there and say nothing and we all blur blur and walk around and take picture and thats it.

Igede Kesena.... a very nice, friendly and hardworking tour guide that we met in Bali. if anyone out there that is looking for a tour guide and just contact him. his hp is 081 239 63519, or send him a e mail :

Monday, February 2, 2009

What is so special about Hall of Justice?painting???

There is a hut with painted ceiling. It is not ordinary painting, but it is painting that is derived from Balinese teaching. Every painting also have their story and moral behind them. At first, two of us just looked at the painting and took some pics and don’t really appreciate them. But, after listening to the explanations of a tour guide ( not our tour guide. Our tour guide was sitting in his car), it really opened up our eyes. He is really good and telling stories of each of the painting. Thanks!!!

closer view of the picture. there are really fascinating, but too bad they are just exposed to the hot weather, busy traffic as the hut is just stood beside a road. just the top and no covering of the hut as shown in the second pic. plz conserve these treasure

Mothers out there, we better start breast-feeding our baby. If not………….

Entrance ticket: Rp 10,000