October 20, 2010

Indonesia Trip - Lombok

Throughout my entire Indonesia trip, I spend most of my days in Lombok.
Another island near Bali. Personally I much prefer Lombok.
Not as crowded and packed like Bali. It's much more laid back.
I highly reccommend it to anyone who wanna have a relaxing day on the beach.
It's also colder than Bali as well on certain months.

So yea, we took a domestic flight to Lombok from Bali.
See, even in Indonesia there's shuttle bus to take you to the plane. Unlike LCCT, where we had to walk under the hot sun to Air Asia's plane. >.<

We board this plane known as "Turbo Props" or "Turbine Powered Propeller air planes". Its rather small, could only fit like 50 people at once I think. Boyyyy.... Was it bumpy...!! >.<

Errr... I'm guessing they've had that issue one too many times? Eheh...

Helloooooo Lombok.
Selaparang Airport. =)

The beach where we stayed at have black sands.
According to dad the sands use to be white, maybe close to 10 years back? But now its black.

Saw someone Kite Surfing, which I thought was freaking awesomee....!!!!
I want to try that someday, but not before I learn how to surf the normal way first. Ahakx...!!

Don't mind me, I just couldn't resist. Too bored siting around waiting for dad to finish up his informal work meeting. =P

Ahah...!! Lunch....!!
Sup Buntut.
Also known as Sup Ekor or Ox Tail soup.
Weird how they call it as "Butt Soup" in Indonesia. Literally. Heh heh....



We actually ate inside someone's home. The lady operate her restaurant business from home. Am I making any sense? Basically she's using her house as a restaurant.
*That's their family dining table by the way*

Most of the local's house looks like this.

Fishing village. ;)

Watching some fishermen's wives preserving those fresh fish before being shipped off to the local market. That bucket of white substance are salt by the way. Mom asked them, wouldn't the fishes be salty then? But they said it wont, so.... I guess they should know better than us urban creatures ehh.

Baahhh.... Behhhh....


Some pub's version of Bakso. Too bad the famous one is not open, since we went during Ramadhan month. =(

We rented a car and drove around the island following the coast line for a day. =)

Pretty much most of the time spend in Lombok, we're just lazing around the beach. Tanning, making sand castles, swimming, and eating. Ehehe....

We flew to Surabaya airport to catch a flight back to KL. Couldn't be bothered to fly back to Bali for that.

The manager of this restaurant was nice enough to let us loiter there for about a couple hours while waiting to check in and board.

My brother's always hungry.
He eats soooo much but he never gets fat. =(

Some Indonesian Air Asia's flight attendants. =)

HELLO Malaysia....!!

That's pretty much my entire Bali trip. I really wanna go again though.
Maybe next time I could to go this place called Garuda Wishnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Prak in Bali. ^_^

September 18, 2010

Indonesia Trip - Day 2 Part 2 (Bali)

Alrightsss.... After hiatus from blogging, here's the Bali Day 2, Part 2.
Been busy with classes, assignments and finals. >.<
Can dieeee...!!
So anyways....

After babi guling, we made our way to Tanah Lot.

We were told that the best time to see Tanah Lot was somewhere around sunset. So naturally, Tanah Lot is the last thing on our itinerary.

We entered at the "domestik" entrance, cos dad could speak Indonesian and they assume we are locals. Holla to MUCH cheaper entrance fees...! Tee-hee...!!

Check out this huge ass bat.....!!!! =O
I thought it was fake at first.
Till I got near it and it moved.
That made me jumped few steps back.

So here are some pics taken around Tanah Lot.

Went there during low tide, that way we could walk to the temple that's supposed to look like its on an island on its own during high tide.

Sunset at Tanah Lot's not as errm... awesomely fantastical as most people told me. It's just alright. Sunset at Lombok's muchhhh better to me.

So after a short car ride around town the next day, I headed to the airport to catch a flight to Lombok. An island relatively close to Bali itself.

Lombok's post gonna be next..... =P

May 31, 2010

Indonesia Trip - Day 2 Part 1 (Bali)

Since Day 2's post has so much pics, I figured I better separate it into 2 parts.

Here goes...
Woke up real early, ate breakfast at the hotel's cafe.
Then its off to Ubud and Tanah Lot with one or two stops along the way.

Along the way to Ubud, when we look out the window of the car, this is what we see most of the way there.

So along the way, we stopped by at this monkey sanctuary park.

Anyone has any idea what this little thing is called?
I obviously don't.
Never seen anything like this before.

Since its a park reserved for monkeys, they are sooooo NOT afraid of anyone.
Here goes, loads of monkey pics. LOLZ...!!

Monkey with coconut?


See what I mean when I say these monkeys are NOT afraid of anyone? That's what happen when you bend down to feed em.

Babies, mommas..... and daddys also perhaps?

Monkey : Oooo... Nice bag...

Monkey : Give it to me...!! *BITES hair*

Exploring around the park

Base of the staircase

A small temple (I think), inside the park

More exploring

Komodo dragonz...
Thank God we didn't went to the Komodo Dragon island.








NON HALAL PICS coming up....


DO NOT SCROLL DOWN if you don't wanna see mouth watering pics of PORK...!!


So there we were, back in the car, to Ubud.
Lunch hour approaching so....
What else?


Bu Oka's famous Babi Guling in Ubud

The place is always packed...!!

Check out the price, if converted to RM, it ain't cheap also weii....


The counter where they prepare the food ahead of time


Kulit babi guling

Nasi + Babi guling spesial
It's actually just white rice, some fried vegies, roasted pork and drowned in their own special sambal... Eh heh heh...

Teh botol

Sosro's Fruit tea

So far that's it for Day 2 Part 1...
Will blog bout part 2 soon, hopefully...