To Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, and play surfing. This was my first attempt to travel solo. And I choose to stay in Uluwatu, where nice beaches and surfing spots are. It will take 40 to 50 minutes drive from the airport to Uluwatu area, a bit far from the city but the place is awesome and I’m sure you’ll love it.!

How to get there…? Manila to Denpasar, Bali is 7 hours 50 minutes. And if your are from Singapore, is only 2 hours 40 minutes. Some flights from Manila have 1 stop over, its either in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. I always use Expedia.com, Cheapflights.com and Skyscanner.com so you could compare the price of different airlines + hotels.

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Uluwatu Beach, is just a walking distance from my Hotel. Where a lot of surfers love to stay here! I spend 1 day to explore Uluwatu area by renting a motorbike from the hotel and I try to play surfing as well in the afternoon.

And on my 2nd day I booked a Day Tour for S$90, we visit the Mengwi Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot, Monkey Forest and some area in Kuta.

11222515_1691189007763126_1431238694606657448_n.jpgTanah Lot, sunset

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Aim to coincide your visit with high tide, when the temple is marooned at sea; at low tide you can walk over to the temple itself, but non-Balinese people are not allowed to enter.

There are evening Kecak and fire dance performances (50,000Rp) from 6.30pm.

To reach the temple, walkways run from the vast parking lots through a mind-boggling sideshow of tacky souvenir shops down to the sea. Clamorous announcements screech from loudspeakers.

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This temple complex boasts magnificent traditional architectural features throughout its courtyards and enclosures as well as expansive garden landscapes comprised of lotus and fish ponds.

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              Cute mother and baby monkey

You can enter the monkey forest through one of three gates: the main one at the southern end of Monkey Forest Rd; from 100m further east, near the car park; or from the southern side, on the lane from Nyuhkuning. Useful brochures about the forest, macaques and temples are available. Note that the monkeys keep a keen eye on passing tourists in hope of handouts (or an opportunity to help themselves). Don’t feed these creatures; avoid eye contact and showing your teeth, including smiling, which is deemed a sign of aggression.

After a long day trip the tour guide send me back to my accommodation. I stay in Mamo Hotel Uluwatu for 2 nights at S$60 per night with breakfast and 2 way airport transfer from the hotel. They have a pleasant and friendly staff. The room are nice with big bathroom, they have small pool where surfers and guest can soak after a long day from the beach. To complete your holiday and feel relaxed, you can booked a full body (Balinese)  massage in S$20 for 1hr.

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I enjoy this trip a lot and I wanted to visit Bali again and stay in Ubud area and try their white water rafting soon. 😊

 

 

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