This is nice..(not really a fan but still nice)
This is nice..(not really a fan but still nice)
‘If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new’
Since Chinese New Year is just around the corner, you might consider to readjusting the ‘qi’ in your home. Here are some Feng Shui tips from Master Zhao to keep your home balanced and prosperous for the New Year.
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Timezone : UTC+08:00
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Visa: Not required for Malaysian
There are several ways to go to Bali. Since I’m going there from Kuala Lumpur, the easiest would be to just take a direct flight. Managed to buy a ticket on promotional price from Air Asia. Paid only RM371 for return tickets!! If you go to Bali by flight, you will land at Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport.
Please take note that you will need to pay airport departure tax upon departure from Bali. It can be paid in cash and in Indonesian Rupiah only. The rate will be Rp 150,000 (international departure) and Rp 40,000 (domestic departure). So do remember to keep enough money with you. Infants under 2 years old are exempted from departure tax.
Visa on arrival: Westerners can just apply for Visa upon arrival. Just bring along your passport with at least 6 months remaining validity, 2 recent passport photos and $25.
Visa in advance: Obtain visa from Indonesian embassy before arrival.
Visa waiver: Show passport, get stamped & that’s it! Applies to selected, mostly ASEAN countries – including Malaysia! 🙂
Getting around Bali is not that difficult. You can rent your own car or bike (you will need to have an International Driving Permit), walk (I did this from Seminyak-Kuta-Seminyak), take a taxi (use Blue Bird since it’s quite cheap & the the most reliable taxi company) or hire a driver (I did this for 3 days tour)
DRIVER SERVICE FOR BALI TOUR
Visiting places like Tanah Lot, Kintamani, Jimbaran, etc. will definitely requires driving and NOT walking. For my 3 days tour, I did hire a driver. Managed to get a contact from the internet and I was so glad that I asked him to be my driver, or known as SUPIR. He was so nice & since he is local, he knows A LOT of interesting places. I provided him with my own itinerary but it changed along the way; added with a lot of interesting places! He also knows a lot of people there so he can help you to get a very nice deal for example for a spa treatment or water sport package. The price for his service is one of the cheapest that I can find. Price is based on per car (not per head & his car – MPV, can fit 7 people! The more people, the cheaper it will be). Price include car+petrol+driver. He is also a music teacher there, so I did learn how to play RINDIK or Bamboo music from him. Such a good & enjoyable experience! See us playing a duet by [CLICKING HERE]. If you are planning to go to Bali, please do contact him (you won’t regret it! I promise you!) and just tell him, TEH (that’s me) recommended him to you. 😉
ACCOMMODATIONSince I went there alone, the word BUDGET is always on my mind. Stayed at Tune Hotels, Legian for 7 days 6 nights & it was awesome! The rate is quite cheap (get a promotion price), paid Rp 1,225,428, around RM400, for a double room with TV. The room is simple yet the bed is super comfortable! The location is also awesome! Shops + minimart + spa along the street, WARUNG MURAH (a good place to eat Indonesian food) is near the hotel, and the best thing is, it’s just 5 minutes walk to Legian beach!
MY 7 DAYS ITINERARY
Here’s my itinerary for my 7 days in Bali. Worth every second & every rupiah spent! 😉
Day 2 (day tour using driver service)
Day 4 (day tour using driver service)
Day 5 (day tour using driver service)
NOTES: Please be aware that there might be some people that will try to con you at Pura Besakih. They will tell you that you will NEED A TOUR GUIDE so that you can walk around all the places inside and they will ask you to pay around Rp 300,000 or more. You can just say no & can still walk around the place with no restriction. Once you have passed the ‘guides’, there will still be someone saying the same thing but they claim to be the ‘Pura keeper’. They will bring you around and once finish, they will ask for money, and keep asking you to pay more! I’m talking based on experience. If you need a guide then it’s ok. If no, just say no.
THINGS TO DO
There are many places where you can just go and buy souvenirs, etc. There are a lot of shops along Jalan Legian, Kuta Art Market, etc. The most important thing to remember is to HAGGLE! As you walk, there might be sellers trying to sell you things. If you are not interested do let them know and don’t ask if you are not really interested. They are trying to make a living so do not waste their time.
If haggling is not for you, do go to Hawaii Bali Oleh Oleh or Krishna. The prices for all items are fix but it is sooooo dammmnnnn cheap!! I prefer to shop at these 2 places compared to shops along the street. Believe me, all items are SO CHEAPPPPP!!!!
More readings on Bali:
Watched Kecak & Fire dance during my getaway in Bali. Very interesting performance. I prefer Kecak & Fire dance compared to Barong & Kris (sorry but didn’t capture any video for this). Videos are in parts. Too long to capture full performance. You need to go there if you want to watch full performance 😀
After the performance, you are welcome to take photos with the performers
Learn to play RINDIK or BAMBOO MUSIC when I was in Bali. Please excuse me if it doesn’t really sounds nice. First time playing. Anyhow … I’m just playing the base for beginners 😛
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