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[:en]Bintan 2 days 1 night with uni friends (31May2014) [:zh]民丹岛周日两天一夜行-Pulau Bintan[:]

[:en]This is a trip that we scheduled for few times, because we need to gather 3 beautiful lady to join this trip.

the total Spending will be coupon from deal.comSGD 99 + SGD 46 ( other expenses) + SGD 50(pocket money)
the deal included :-
2 way ferry
2 way land transfer
1 night accommodation at Sahid resort
City tour
Lunch
60 minute massage
Kayaking , Cycling , Karaoke
daily breakfast
we alight at Tanjung pinang ferry terminal –Tanjung Pinang is located on the southwestern part of Bintan island and is the capital and largest town of the Indonesian province of Riau Islands.
The First stop will be Bintan town, so we just walk around but look like 1960 Malaysia , so we just walk around, the weather was pretty hot, and we just walk walk and see see only.

Below picture will be next stop, can u see the plant?? this is all dragon fruit plant, we still not in season so we still have no dragon fruit to eat.

Chinese temple at Bintan –

This temple were built in 1900s when mainland people who lived in Guandong, Hainan and Fujian Province in China escaped to Indonesia due to war and unstable living condition in China. They only moved out from China but they also brought their culture and believe to Bintan Island.
Many overseas chinese will pray twice a month which are 1st and 15th every lunar calendar. Main festival is Mid Autumn Festival (15th of the 8th month in lunar calendar). It is a 3 day festival with plenty of local culture, celebration and even a lion dance.
Be there if you can catch up this event and you will feel something different between overseas chinese and chinese who were born in China (Trip adviser)

after having our lunch we went back to our hotel, our hotel extremely quite and no much people, I think because the location not very good, and with a lot of mosquito.. the diner at hotel was extremely horrible also.

At night no much thing to do, maybe you may arrange a massage, we did arrange for Karaoke session, but the karaoke is on open space.. alamak!! I have nothing to say.. but we all few funny lo..

there is no Wifi at room and very low signal at Lobby .. by the way Lobby areas with no air-con are full of mosquito, at the end we chit chat at room only, but I think is was good to have a girl chat at this moment .. and we keep eating and chit chat for me.. I am enjoy with my uni friends.

 

the next morning after breakfast, we plan for cycling but can you see the bike look so huge and the road not so good so is was a big challenger for 3 cute and sweet lady rite ??
Cycling but the road not very good , up and down so I just ride for 15 minute and gave up..

lucky the swimming pool look ok

This is our room exterior .
beach is not connected with resort and we need to travel by a golf car, and the beach not so nice as we saw some where else.. but at least clean, because this is a private beach that only resort customer are allow to enter, near by with a small restaurant but no much variety to eat also.

but 3 of us still doing a kayaking under a extremely hot sun..

3 pretty leg, guess which one is my leg ??

we back around afternoon and bye bye Bintan.. is not a nice place but because of both of you and cause the meaningful of this trip.. thanks Mei yen for all arrangement and yenchiu invited us to join this trip..[:zh]

从窗前眺望远处的海,天很蓝,海平线平静的没有一丝波涛。这里的海滩,沙不细,水不蓝,不是你想像中的美丽海滩,却是我周未,远离喧哗都市的一个选择的方式。这里慢节奏的生活方式,感染了我。让我放慢了脚步,才真正有机会享受沿途的风景。谁又能说,乡间的黄泥路,奶黄的海,公路两傍的杂草,不是一道风景?不感动人心?看到小时的糖果,有如程搭时光机,回到了七岁的自己。

那这次就用一棵童年的心,来畅旅这一个印尼小岛吧!小时候的我,不需要花很多钱,只要有好朋友,几棵糖,自己做的玩具就很开心了。今天我们有三个大学的同学室友一起出游,所以我们一定玩的很开心。

从新加坡购买民舟岛两天一夜的旅行团。船票+酒店+半日游+ 60分钟的按摩和午餐共SGD99/pac 然后就出发啦!我们比较了价格,套票真的比较划算呀!

第一站我们来到梅峰寺。印尼华侨还是有很多信奉佛教的。从主殿前眺望远处的牌坊。一粿粿还末结果们龙珠果装饰着梅峰寺。

其实这间寺院并不大,却很民风,是当地善男信女供奉佛祖的胜地。

我们的午餐在一间当地的Ayam Penyet 餐厅用餐。

 

这是一道印尼的当地美,特制的炸鸡。搭配着密制辣椒(Sambal)和炸豆腐。很不错哦!可以来尝尝看。

吃饱喝足之后,当然就是市区游,压压马路,消消化。民丹岛市中心不大,走着走着看见了一间店,然后就在街上和我同名的店合照一下。不为什么,只为了用倩影写下到此一游。

接下来就是60分钟的按摩了,导游带我们到一间专业的按摩中心,帮我们安排后,我们就被带到各别的独立房间了。

下午三四点左右我们就到Sahid Bintan Beach Resort check in了。

我们就在度假村里悠哉的逛来逛去,游游泳。

划划船,看日落,然后一定要做一件到海边必做之事,喝椰水。而且我们喝的椰子水可是刚从树上摘下来了。

以友同游,就是最好的享受。记得英国电视节目问了一个问题,什么东西就好玩?结果几年,型型色色的答案,却没一个人答对,最后被一个小男孩拿到了巨额奖金,他的答案是:和好朋友一起玩。

在这可是有免费脚踏车,可让住客来使用的。

第二天吃了早餐后,我们就收拾行李回新加坡了。

我想每踏上一个旅途,都有它的意义,这次我们的目的很简单,就是和好友一起玩。很多年不见的朋友,相聚一起还蛮开心的。

人生是一场旅行,一路上有太多的未知数,不过最重要的是这场人生旅途你要的是什么,有什么目的,完成你要的,就是完美的。旅行和人生一样,这次的旅行是和大学好友,一起寻找失去的童年美好,那海蓝不蓝,食物丰不丰富,其实也没那么重要了。[:]

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[:en]Bali Trip – 25 Jul.2013 @ 5 days 4 night[:zh]五天四夜在巴厘岛用了SGD425(全包)[:]

[:en]This is the trip that, we didn’t plan much, basically just for relax only, hence for the 5days 4 night we not plan to much place to visit. we spend around SGD 850 for 2 person in total. we exchange for SGD 400 for rupiah and we just finish all..

Day 1

-We arrived airport at noon, and took the blue bird taxi outside the airport to Grandmas Hotel ( Legian road ), hotel room was small but clean and location are goods if you like night live, Legian have a lot of pub and bistro for you.

Grandmas Hotel

 

Blue Bird Taxi -must look for Blue bird

-We put the luggage, we went for cream bath at Seminyak road. Cream bath is not cream for bath, basically cream bath is a hair treatment that using cream, e.g.: they help you to wash your hair, and apply the strawberry cream to soften your hair, help you to do shoulder massage and blow your hair at the end. I think is good to do it at first day because you can visit Bali with good looking hair. 🙂 the price around : 50K rupiah ( SGD 7.2) treatment time around 2 hrs.
-We completed treatment at 6.00pm and walk to  Legian street and found a restaurant with ‘ pool view’ ( they is a big word stated outside the restaurant pool view) to having our dinner, friendly speaking we thought pool view mean swimming pool view, but when we going we found pool view mean snooker table view… alamak…this is first thing come out at my mind. their food have too many MSG and you can taste it, so I don’t quite like it
-After diner, we walked to the Kuta beach, we sit at the beach and listen the sound of the sea, we also walk to Hard rock hotel,a nd walk for Kuta street.

( you can walk from Seminyak –> Legian –> Kuta they have a lot of craft (oleh -oleh) shop, but the quality quite bad.
Jun yet avocado season, hence the taste so so only, but as come to Bali must try avocado with chocolate, Bali can grow avocado and Strawberry

 

 

Day 2

We slept until 9am and wake up, and went to Discovery mall and Waterbom ( just opposite each other). Discovery mall is a shopping centre that selling quite a number of souvenir, electronic and so on. but the price was higher than outside.

Discovery mall

Beach  in front Discovery mall

Waterbom

our breakfast at Discovery mall – only 9K cheap and nice

Kuta Beach morning view

This is the entrance of Kuta Beach, In Bali 90% of resident are Hindu and this symbol Good at the right and bad in the left, you may see this at anywhere at Bali.
we took our lunch at Made’s warung, this restaurant are very famous but the price is high.

 

Bali Blast Monument -The Bali Bombling memorial at the site of the original Paddy’s pub

 

we took lunch at Made’s warung, I think this quite famous in Bali and I saw a lot of visitor Q in front of the restaurant, the price was very high compare with other restaurant and the taste ok only. Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali 80361 , Indonesia

+62 361 755297

after lunch we went back Hotel  for facial and 2 hrs Body massage.
we took diner at Bamboo corner-Poppies Lane I, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia this restaurant was rather cheap, and we order fish satay just 11K, and order 2 glass of jus for each person, the fry rice not really suit my taste, but I think you can try the fish satay. (we are too hungry and I forget to take the picture before eating . 🙂 this restaurant are quite difficult to find, and you need to record down the address and ask people.

 

Bamboo corner

 

Day 3

We will change our hotel today, and we took Taxi from Legian to Kuta, at around 12pm and the hotel not allow us to check in early, and put our luggage down and walk for 15mins to Krishna to buy some souvenir and local food, although I know how to speak Malay but I found quite difficult to communicate with Balinese.
after that we look for a restaurant which near the sea and wait for sunset. for me travel is main for relax and not too rush, a glass of juice and relax afternoon will make me happy, and enjoy.

we when to Carrefour to after diner, to shop like a local to see what their household good, actually I found quite similar and I brought lot of Indo mee, cause they got a lot difference some favour which cannot find in Singapore, we shop until 9.30pm and back hotel.

This is the contact of our drive, we choose him because he can speak English, we can communicate in English at least. he told us a lot of the Bali History and traditional. eg: He said he is not married with his wife, he is kidnap his wife, we thought we listen wrongly, after that he told us, because Bali following System Kasta, and her wife from higher class, so they cannot married because of accident ( have baby) so they need to married. 2 day before married the bridal need to go to her neighbour house, and the husband pick her from neighbour house, and after 3 days the man need to go to the bridal parent house to inform their daughter with him now, and the parent need to go to special temple and announce daughter missing, the daughter become no class now.
Day 4

we hire a English speaking drive 1 days regarding how long 8-10hrs Rupiah 500K/day, we wen to Tanah lot–> Royal Temple –> Ubuh –> Uluwatu, and we are too tire and cancelled Jimbaran

Tanah Lot

Tanah lot is the MOST beautiful place in Bali and is a place you must go for Bali, else you are not come to Bali. Tanah Lot means ”Land sea” located in Tabanan about 20km from Denpasar. the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.

 

this is the snake cave, which near to the Tanah lot, they believe the snake are from temple hence if you make a wish and will come true. by the where if you see the snake you much donation also.

 

Royal temple -The private family temple of the Royal family

Royal Temple

 

Royal Temple – we only saw 2 worker for maintenance and we need to pay entrance fee, but still cannot go inside and just see from outside

Ubud Market -sell a lot of thing and you need to bargain, and I don’t quite like to do it hence I didn buy anything

Ubud street

This this entrance of the Ubud palace, the royal family no longer stay inside and now became hotel.

 

3 Type of rice in, Sticky rice, black rice and white rice, we having lunch somewhere around which recommend by the drive, but we feel the food was bad

Pura Luhur Uluwatu, Ulu mean ”land end ” and watu means ” rock”, they need entrance fee and sarong are free to borrow, but I suggest you bring yourself because the sarong are very dirty. you also must be careful with the money because they will rob your thing, and I just wonder the money behaviours will teach by the local person, because all the monkey after rob the visitor staff and go to same tree… er… I am just thinking–why this happen ???

actually we plan to view the sunset at Uluwatu, due to traffic jam when we reach, become picture above.. at Uluwatu have the performance dance if not wrong is Kecak dance and I really not feel interest to watch and we just go back.

This is the entrance on the Uluwatu temple, we cannot entrance and I just take picture from outside.

 

Day 5

we pack all our staff and check out at 11.30, before we go to Airport we decide to visit bali Gallery DFSnot much thing to buy inside, but I saw quite a number of tourist from China and they keep said thing was cheap, but as I compare I really don’t think so. they is a local shopping centre just opposite DFS, and they have much more thing to see.

DFS

2.30pm we took cab to Airport and bye bye Bali.
this is the total spending for 2 person

Items detail Price remark
tax departure tax SGD 43 150K rupiah /person
Hotel (4night) Grandmas hotel(Legian) SGD 92 SGD 46/night
Sun Boutique (Kuta) SGD 112 SGD 56/night
Transport Airport  SGD 5.8
Driver & Taxi  SGD 85
Food SGD 158
purchase staff  SGD 43
 Air fair SGD 252
Spa SGD 60
Total SGD 850.80

[:zh]一份流浪的心,守着一份永远的寂寞。唯有踏遍靑丘,才能寻找心中的那份爱。旅行不一定要去很远很远。而是到陌生的环境里,寻找另一个自己。我做完了人生一件大事,我的银行卡里,只剩下SGD10。。。我就这样来到了巴厘岛,这时的我需要,片刻的宁静,我享受着这五天四夜放空的自己。

大家都说,来到这里巴厘岛。就是要享受,海滩,蓝天,cream bath,massage ….
第一天

到了机场,走了出来找”blue bird”taxi搭,40分钟后来到了Legian Road 的Grandmas 酒店(Legian Road),酒店的房间很小,但胜在便宜。附近有很多Pub,Bistro让夜晚不再无聊。

Grandmas Hotel
Blue Bird Taxi

卸下了行礼,我们就去洗头了,来巴厘岛一定要CreamBath一下。什么是cream Bath,它是用cream来做头发护理。约两小时,洗头,按摩,护理,吹干,才50K Rupiah(SGD7),在这里最出名的就是按摩和这个了,尽管你已经洗了头,还是要来洗洗看。

我们晚上吃了晚餐后到Kuta海边走走,吹吹海风。闻名的Kuta海边很肮而且有很多小贩在海滩上做生意。决对不是你想的那种美丽海滩。
不过Bali,Kuta Beach的hard rock hotel的酒吧很不错。去那喝点小酒和听听歌是人生一大享受。
我们的第一天从Seminyak 一直走到Legian,在走到Kuta.一路上都是手工艺品店。手工不怎样,所以没买。

不过来这一定要试一下鳄梨巧克力,因为巴厘岛有出产鳄梨。

第二天

睡觉睡到自然配去附近的Discovery mall买些手信。
Discovery mall
Beach  in front Discovery mall
逛完了街我们又来到了 Waterbom ,waterbom是水上乐园。
这就是我们在Discovery mall吃的当地印尼式早餐,9K Rupiah。我觉的旅游不一定要吃最有名最贵的食物,我更喜观贴近当地居民的食物。

在巴厘岛上的居民有百分之90信奉兴都教。这牌坊是象征善与恶,你可以到处看见这牌坊。

Made’s warung

午餐我们来到了当地有名的餐厅

Br. Pande MasKuta, Bali 80361 Indonesia 

这间可是游客首选,当天可是有很多人等位子呢!
吃了丰盛的午餐后就在街上走着回酒店按摩和次头时看见了爆炸记念碑

Bali Blast Monument爆炸记念碑就在Paddy’s pub
回到酒店我们又开始按摩,做脸马拉松5小时。在这按摩真的很棒,虽然比起其它地方,这里是有名旅游胜地所以价钱水涨船高。但是还是很0k的。

出来后已经是晚饭时间了,这是一间以价格取胜的餐厅,不美观却到地

 Bamboo corner-Poppies Lane IKuta, BaliIndonesia 

Bamboo corner

第三天

我们在Kuta street吃了午饭,就去Kuta Sqaure走走,我们就换了酒店,来到新酒店后,我们去了Krishna买手信,沿途去了些陶瓷店。还有选第四天的司机和想去的地方。
之后我们就很悠闲的看日落,吃晚餐。
我们还特地去当地的超市走走,体验一下当地人的生活

第四天

我的司机-英语司机

KAMA Transport Services
1天倒10小时-500k Rupiah
我选了Tanah lot- Royal Temple -Ubuh – uluwatu-Jimbaran
Tanah Lot海神庙
在一个巨大的岩石之上,它是巴厘岛著名的寺庙之一,巴厘岛人祭奠海神的地方。在海边的一个庙。在那里不但可以看到神庙,还可以看到海浪拍打着岸边,夕阳西下的美景,神庙右侧有一突起岩石是拍摄日落和海神庙的绝佳地点。日落时分的海神庙是观赏的最佳时间,6点至6点半傍晚日落,晕黄的日落照射下,绝对是一幅绝美之作。
传说中的两条毒蛇守护神的洞。
Royal temple -王族的私人庙宇
,乌布市场

乌布皇宫(Puri Saren Agung),现在己经变成了酒店。

 在乌布最有名的脏鸭餐

在沿途的稻草田的下午茶

uluwatu乌鲁瓦图寺庙,位于悬崖上的寺庙。那里有很多猴子,而且是会抢游客食物的猴子。请小心保管好自己的重要物品。乌鲁瓦图情人崖传说,有两个相爱的男女,不得在一起,大老远跑来殉情的老掉牙故事。
第五天

我们到Gallery DFS

is the total spending for 2 person

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