Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

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The first time we went to Bali, we rushed things too much by cramming as many attractions in as possible. The challenge is deciding what not to do: there are so many temples, beach sites and markets to see that a lifetime is hardly enough.We learnt our lessons, so we took some time out in cafes, bars as well as shuffle round the Kuta/Seminyak town area during our second visit to Bali. However, I … [Read more...]

Nikki Beach Bali

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Visiting a beach club with Ibiza-inspired party vibes in Bali - another must do's ticked off my list! Bali offers an eclectic mix of beach clubs lining its many beautiful and pristine coasts. However, not many have known or heard of Nikki Beach Club in Nusa Dua. Nikki Beach is actually a world renowned brand; also known as the ultimate beach club concept that combines the elements of music, … [Read more...]

Weekend Brunch at Cut Catch Cucina, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

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Weekend Brunch at Cut Catch Cucina, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is known as one of the BEST in Bali Island. It has been listed as Top 10 Best Brunches in the World by Conde Nast Traveler in 2014. The name ‘Cut Catch Cucina’ is derived from its three stations each serving up different cuisine. CUT offers premium meats, from Wagyu, Angus and Kurobuta, to organic poultry selections. … [Read more...]

Bali Finale: Sukawati Market, Kintamani, Mount Batur + Lake Batur, Pura Tirta Empul, Tegalalang

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Finally our Bali travelogue is coming to an end! Did I just hear some sigh of relief? It took us almost 6 months to complete the travel posts of a mere four days trip. I'm such a procrastinator, hehe! Towards the last day of our trip, we did some last minute shopping at Pasar Seni Sukawati. Don't bother to buy anything from other markets or tourist destinations because in Sukawati Market you … [Read more...]

Eat, Play, Love and Stay at Green Field Hotel & Bungalows @ Ubud, Bali

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Following the release of movie "Eat, Pray, Love" which was partially filmed in Ubud, Bali and based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Gilbert, Ubud is probably about to be overrun. It will be a popular destination for those in search of an inner balance and spiritual fulfilment in life. And perhaps in hope of finding the love of their life too, just like how Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia … [Read more...]

Bebek Bengil/Dirty Duck Diner @ Ubud, Bali

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For our full travel itinerary, please click here Apart from the overrated Ibu Oka Babi Guling, Bebek Bengil that is well-known for its crispy fried duck is another eating establishment located in Ubud, Bali. We made it a point to drop by towards the end of our holiday in Bali. The name Bebek Bengil/Dirty Duck has made it big across the region and internationally but have you ever wondered … [Read more...]

Bali Day 3: Pura Ulu Danu @ Bratan Lake, Bedugul & Tanah Lot

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For our full travel itinerary, please click here From Pura Taman Ayun, we hope onto the MPV and continued our journey to Bratan Lake. Located next to inactive volcanos Mount Bratan and Mount Catur, it is the second largest lake in Bali. At 1000 metres above sea level, the weather is very cooling and comfortable over here. One of the main attraction here is the Pura Ulun Danu, a beautiful … [Read more...]

Bali Day 3 – SEE: Pura Taman Ayun, Mengwi

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For our full travel itinerary, please click here. Our Bali trip is all about spa, food and sight seeing but not so much of sun and surf. Throughout the four days trip, we have visited quite a handful of temples and the Pura Taman Ayun ("Garden Temple in the Water") is one of them. Pura Taman Ayun was the royal temple of I Gusti Agung Anom, the founder of the Mengwi kingdom. Originally dating … [Read more...]

Day3 – EAT: Babi Guling @ Ibu Oka, Ubud – SHOP: Pasar Ubud

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For our full travel itinerary, please click here. After a good night's sleep at Tegal Sari, we woke up fairly late to enjoy our brunch at Ibu Oka, located just across the street from the Royal Palace. FYI, they open around 11AM and it is advisable to hog for a seat as the tables are limited. We reached the place by 1030am, because the guys wanted to good pictures sans the crowd. Such … [Read more...]

Tegal Sari @ Ubud, Bali

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For our full travel itinerary, please click here One of the highlights of our Bali Trip is the amazing stay in Tegal Sari, Ubud. From RP300,000 (RM110) to RP 600,000 (RM 220) (+10% tax), it was really worth the money paid for. Service was impeccable! The staffs were really helpful and friendly; and it is not any worst than some of the 5 stars hotels out there. Our wooden room (RP 400,000) … [Read more...]

Naughty Nuri’s Warung & Grill @ Ubud, Bali

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For our full travel itinerary, please click here. We rate Naughty Nuri's Warung and Grill as one of the best restaurants we have dined at in Bali throughout our four days trip. Their ribs were outstanding -  so tender and the meat falls right off the bone easily. This unpretentious roadside shack is run by Indonesian Nuri Suryatmi and her affable New Yorker husband Brian Aldinger. Other … [Read more...]

Day 2: EAT: Warung Made – SEE: Ground Zero Memorial & Pantai Kuta – SPA – SEE: Nusa Dua Beach – SEE: Tirtha Bali Chapel – SEE: Pura Uluwatu

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For our full travel itinerary, please click here. Continuing from Day 1 - EAT: Seafood at Jimbaran Bay (Lia’s Cafe) - SEE: Jalan Legian, Kuta – STAY: Tune Hotel, Jalan Kahyangan Suci (Off Jalan Pantai Kuta)... We started off the day with an early breakfast at Made (Pronounced Mah-deh) Warung, Jalan Pantai Kuta. The restaurant specializes in local Balinese food, as well as Japanese and … [Read more...]