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July 23, 2009

the cilipadi guide to Mystical Bali – Part 2

Filed under: Indonesia,My Escapades — lv @ 5:50 pm
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Let’s continue on with the last part of this ala 101 guide and just get it done fast.

Day 3:
We were still in Ubud. CMee woke up complaining that she didn’t sleep well previous night. Said she heard funny sounds like ‘crickk…..crickk…. crickkk’ the whole night. Hmm…. how come i didnt hear anything? Of course not, i slept like a dead! Whatever! It was a bright morning and we were eager for our next activities of the day. Not until i freaked out when i saw this fella….

freaking monkeys loitering around our hotel roof tops.... and CMee blamed them for her bad night sleep.

freaking monkeys loitering around our hotel roof tops.... and CMee blamed them for her bad night sleep.

Did i mention that there’s a Monkey Forest in Ubud which is only walking distance from where stayed? We asked the local folks what was in store inside but nothing interest us cos all u could see are monkeys which might attack u if u don’t give them banana and wild deers…. what? That’s it?! so we scratched Monkey Forest out of our list. Monkeys?! I’ve seen too many in Uni last time. And not to mention i fight with bunch of monkeys everyday in the office / home. Some more monkeys?! Gah!! And wild deer? Why would i waste Rupiah just to see wild deer??! Takda hasil!

We had our breakfast slowly while ppl-watching. Frankly, the breakfast in the previous inn were better but whatever we finished everything.

our breakfast. they serve lime with every dishes dunno why.

our breakfast. they serve lime with every dishes dunno why.

Top: the open area where we had breakfast    Bottom: View from where i sat during breakfast overlooking the swimming pool. very green, i like!

Top: the open area where we had breakfast Bottom: View from where i sat during breakfast overlooking the swimming pool. very green, i like!

Jeng.. Jeng… this is the most anticipated part (at least by us) The Spa!!! yohooO!! It’s like u cannot claim u’ve been to Bali if u haven’t been to any of the spa. We walked to the spa centre which we’ve made appointment with the day before. There were many spa boutiques around Ubud so choose whichever u prefer but may i suggest you to make a little research and read some reviews beforehand. The one we went was called Zen Spa. KSiong heard about it from reviews in internet. I must commend he did his homework very well! It was good indeed!! 🙂 guess how much?? Rp150,000.00 for one and fourty-five minutes royal treatment!! that was about RM50++ so cheap!! if in Myy, no RM300++ means no spa ok! *teary eyes* Me and CMee requested for the couple room cos we were chatty and didnt want to waste any time for the latest gossips! Haha!! no la, joking. But… we did talk about the latest hot topic about the Manohara girl…. together with our two very chatty masseuses too. hehe…

ZEN SPA.... highly recommended! :-)

ZEN SPA.... highly recommended! 🙂

the only decent photos that can be publish! but the whole process was oh-so relaxing...

the only decent photos that can be publish! but the whole process was relaxing...

Left: the interior inside the spa centre    Right: mucking around after spa dont critic the blurness i just like it cos it's a rare photo of the three of us together.

Left: the interior inside the spa centre Right: mucking around after spa dont critic the blurness i just like it cos it's a rare photo of the three of us together.

Me & CMee did a little shopping at Pasar Ubud before we return to Kuta. Bargain! Bargain! Bargain! Remember to reduce the price to half of its originals ok. While the two of us did that, KSiong went for Babi Guling for the second time by himself. Talk about guys!! We hired a driver cum tour guide to send us back to Kuta. A much much more comfy SUV this time 🙂 we checked into a different hotel this time which i’ve forgotten the name of it. This one was much expensive but lots lots cheaper than the rest on the same street just opposite the beach.

Top: our neigbour's challet     Bottom: our room (expensive but smaller than the one we stayed in Ubud. hisk!)

Top: our neigbour's challet Bottom: our room (expensive but smaller than the one we stayed in Ubud. hisk!)

We had two choices of where to go next and could only choose one due to the time constraint. It was either Tanah Lot or Jimbaran. We decided to go for the former cos most of the local folks had suggested that one to us too. Our guide, Dewa was a gem! He waited for us to finish with our KFC session then drove like a F1 driver to make sure we catch the sunset just in time.

Top: grabbed KFC for our late lunch and their KFC are served with rice, not burger!! haha!!    Bottom: oh-so comfy ride to Tanah Lot :-)

Top: grabbed KFC for our late lunch and their KFC are served with rice, not burger!! haha!! Bottom: oh-so comfy ride to Tanah Lot 🙂

the temple by the cliff - awesome!

the temple by the cliff - awesome!

breathtaking!

breathtaking!

and we can't help to interframed!! hee~~

and we can't help to interframed!! hee~~

We then found out that things in Tanah Lot were a lot cheaper than those in Ubud or Kuta. Me and CMee shopped like there’s no tomorrow :p CMee was crazy! She bought 9 pairs of flipflops at Rp. 10,000.00 for three pairs. so girl friends, get some for ur girl friends or sisters or cousins or ladies colleagues. it’s the perfect gift with fine beads embroideries nicely wrapped in transparent lace-bag. How cute is that?

We panicked for a second when we couldn’t find Dewa when we finished in Tanah Lot. But he has sharp eyes. He saw us and sent us safely back to Kuta. We then went for foot massage where i was so regretted of choosing that particular massage centre cos the whole boutique was filled with that odd and dizzying aroma. It smelt like a bad combination of aromatic fragrance with their offering essence plus smoke came out of it. I don’t know but i just couldn’t stand the smell that i had to cover my face with the mask and to add sarcasm to it with my cardigan covering half of my face and tied it tightly making me looked like a freaking terrorist! Who cares. My life was at stake! KNS!!

The weird-smell foot massage centre *sighs!*

The weird-smell foot massage centre *sighs!*

still bewildered from the smell of the weird fragrance of the foot massage centre.

still bewildered from the smell of the weird fragrance of the foot massage centre.

finally a decent home-like cooking!! we were hungry like wolves this time.

finally a decent home-like cooking!! we were hungry like wolves this time.

I continued wearing my mask to dinner until i had to take it off to eat. Guess who i saw during dinner? KNS = Kenny Sia! Together with his blogger buddies. I recognised two of them, Cindy the first MDG and Cheesie.
That night, we wanted to go to one of the bars but i felt lazy and tired. Furthermore KSiong has to wake up very early the next day cos his flight was very early in the morning.

Again, we went to bed early!

Day 4:
KSiong left early. Me and Cmee slept some more. Realise that we haven’t set foot to the beach? So just for the sake of it, we strolled down the sandy beaches before breakfast. Took some decent photos and that was it! No surfing, no wet clothes 😉

our last breakfast in Bali... boring.... next!

our last breakfast in Bali... boring.... next!

Top: 'Bule' sun-bathing    Bottom: some Mr. Universe Indonesia competition.... haha!! I kid!! It was some kind of life guard training or something like that. Funny to see them ran toward u half naked like that.... hehe...

Top: 'Bule' sun-bathing Bottom: some Mr. Universe Indonesia competition.... haha!! I kid!! It was some kind of life guard training or something like that. Funny to see them ran toward u half naked like that.... hehe...

After checking out, we then started our last minute shopping to the shops nearby and very impromptu stopped at at one tattoo shop to get our temporary tattoos (we both had two prints :p) and corn-rows braided hair (me only).

wanna learn surfing? call that guy!!

wanna learn surfing? call that guy!!

that girl a Malaysian too. having her meni&pedi. we then bumped into each other again at the airport. haha!! we used the same flight back to Msia.

that girl a Malaysian too. having her meni&pedi. we then bumped into each other again at the airport. haha!! we used the same flight back to Msia.

Had lunch at one chinese restaurant. I tried their Hai Nan Chicken Rice. Hmmm…. i still prefer cheng kee’s of Krokop 10, Myy :p

had lunch before continue on with our last minute shopping.

had lunch before continue on with our last minute shopping.

By 6p.m. we were ready to leave Bali….

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Sad point: i got allergies upon reaching home from Bali that The Doctor had to give an injection 😦 and we suspected this is the culprit!!

the hotel poo!! so think twice before u jump into the pool. CMee didnt get itchiness cos she didnt swim.

the hotel poo!! so think twice before u jump into the pool. CMee didnt get itchiness cos she didnt swim.

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Things I didn’t get to do;
1) Sunset in Jimbaran
2) Nusa Dua
3) The Kechak Dance

Notice that i didnt go to any of the night life scene? notice we slept early every night? Heeee…. if u are a party person sorry i am a disappointment to you. i don’t club. I hate the cigarette smoke that sticks on my hair and clothes. Say whatever u like, yes i am living a mundane life like a nerdy meds student. So wat?! Why waste money on such blaring noise and for some maybe a hang over the next day? I prefer my beauty sleep and pray before that… and… more spree :p

but this is the closest i could get to that though….

their local version of Heineken -  BINTANG!!

their local version of Heineken - BINTANG!!

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

Be Blessed, people!!

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4 Comments »

  1. hey you..thanx for such informative guide to bali 101..
    the checklist is totally helpful

    lucky u to witness those lifeguard training (baywatch mode : on)
    mmg habes cuci mate tu..ahahah

    u were right.my eyes are hurt seeing those pix
    (sbnarnye my heart yg hurt sbb jeles)

    Comment by idobez — July 24, 2009 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  2. i just thought that it might be somewhat usefull for some, that’s all 🙂

    takde yg best pon tgk laki half naked berlari toward us…. but frankly the ground was shaky when the ran… mcm nak gempa bumi *exaggerating*

    ala… don’t be… more coming up. i suggest u wear safety glasses kaler hitam!! heee~~

    Comment by leanorval — July 25, 2009 @ 11:56 am | Reply

  3. Nice… we didnt get the chance to go Tanah Lot coz something went on during those few days. If we do get to tanah lot, according to our tourist driver, we need to walk for another 3hours to get there. no thanks. but we went to jimbaran, nusa dua and enjoyed the kecak dance heeee…

    Comment by Makeupgeeek — September 6, 2010 @ 11:23 am | Reply

    • good on you… cant wait to see ur updates…..
      and there’s reason to go for a 2nd time, no?! :p

      Comment by lv — September 6, 2010 @ 2:10 pm | Reply


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