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PostSubject: Bali vacation   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:28 pm

i spent about a week in Bali with my wife....

1) 2 days in Nusa Dua Grand Hyatt
2) 2 days in Ubud Alila
3) 2 days in Seminyak/Kuta

played golf in 2 courses, Nirwana GC and New Kuta GC

a) Nusa Dua - great place for family holiday, guarded compound, beautiful sandy beaches, a place to vege out....
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attas convenience store....
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b) Ubud Alila - forest retreat, nature hideaway, walk in the padi fields, scent of the forest after a afternoon rain, great shopping for wood craving, stone craving, painting etc...
My stay at Alila....
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Pool view
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room view to the Puri Wulanghari retreat
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c) Seminyak/Kuta - shopping shopping and more shopping, there is nothing to shop at Kuta for us, much prefer to shop at Seminyak, more uptown without the designer price, bought all our clothes there


Food wise - i din like the local food, cook differently from most malay food we eat in Spore, but we had good Japanese at Ubud (S$10 for bento), great pork ribs from Naughty Nuri (meat just came off the bone), excellent pizza at Trattori....all dinners, most lunch we just grab sandwiches n burgers

Golf - Nirwana must play, not a difficult course, most par 4s average about 350yds but stunning view, most rave about the temple from the par3 but i find the stretch from hole 12-14 the most breathtaking view, saw a promo for a stay n play package for US$165, 1 nite at Pan Pacific + 1 round of golf. As for New Kuta golf, scenery not as nice as Nirwana but more challenging than Nirwana (links course, most holes played into the wind). Next to New Kuta GC is also a new resort call Kapla, beautiful view into the ocean while having dinner (food so-so but full mark for ambience, having dinner on a high cliff overlooking the ocean is one experience i cant find in spore.



Overall: if i do go back to bali, i will go head north to Ubud 1st, healthy living for a day or 2, maybe buy some paintings, then go south to Seminyak for 2 days, play golf at Nirwana (closer to Seminyak) plus shopping for the wife/gf, and finally retreat to the beaches at Nusa Dua with another round of golf at New Kuta. Spa is availabale at all 3 places. I will skip Kuta altogether, too crowded n chaotic. Dun bother going.

There are also other places like Jimbaran, Sanur, Singhara etc but i din have the time.... maybe my Indo frens here can chim in

3 words.... I love Bali
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:37 pm

Wah.. very nice Smile I love Bali too.

I think the local food is pretty good. I went to this place called Bebek Bengel and they served really lovely food but the killer was this Russian Vodka cafe which was so heavily laden with vodka that I could smell it a mile away. Yes, I finished it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:46 pm

No wonder you MIA for so long! Sanur and Jimbaran also very chill out.

Nice pics! But slinger......where are the naughty pics ah? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:50 pm

another junior coming soon. the last 2 holidays all ended up with diamond purchase.
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:56 pm

After kian's 4 carat, slinger really has to up his liao.
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:28 pm

i want to go bali..............
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:33 pm

kian wrote:
i want to go bali..............

Wah! You thinking ahead of kids liao ah!??
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:40 am

warung made...such beautiful food.

babi guning...omg fantastic suckling pigs....

Nirwana very scenic course...

anyway if anyone is going, i have contacts for a tour guide+transport.

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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:34 am

There is a nice Chinese seafood restaurant just outside the airport, turn left after the exit towars kuta side and the restaurant is about 500m+ on the left. Slightly further to the right on the same road, there is a nice HK porridge place. Good for midnite snack.

Also near the Bali golf and Country Club, there is a small restaurant that serves nice Bali style seafood (a plate of rice in the middle and all the bbq seafood on the side - cannot remember name). Pretty cheap at about S$7 per plate.
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:37 am

http://www.facebook.com/ketutbalitours

Ketut and his wife was our guide when we made our trip there. Great service and very accomodating to our plans and also made wonderful recommendations. I manage to snag an artpiece from Arie Smith at a steal thanks to them.

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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:41 am

i am going in Feb next year. still headache which resort to book.

never been to bali before.

virgin trip there

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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 am

trip advisor is a good place to do your research.

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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:48 am

eiji wrote:
trip advisor is a good place to do your research.

oic. thanks.

will take a look.
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:50 am

Slinger, did you eat at ibu oka?

Sanur is laid back, more family oriented, away from the buzz in Kuta. Good for afternoon siesta.

Asahi, shall we activate the invasion team next year? Nirwana/Kuta Assault.
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:51 am

bian1980 wrote:
i am going in Feb next year. still headache which resort to book.

never been to bali before.

virgin trip there


You rich la.. Book Grand Hyatt like Slinger. Very lomactic one... you can help to increase the population of Singapore.... White Flag
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:52 am

Blee, the restaurant is called "Ulam"
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:54 am

Panji, I had Ibu Oka! Tooo commercialised, there's one Babi Guning along the way to Ubud from Seminiak that was nice, I am not sure the name of the place, but its a popular place for the locals.

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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:54 am

bian1980 wrote:
i am going in Feb next year. still headache which resort to book.

never been to bali before.

virgin trip there



u going for golf? shopping? relax? sightseeing? family?

if golf, then seminyak n nusa dua is your top choice...

if shopping, seminyak is better..... kuta is only 20-30mins away

if young family, i prefer nusa dua....
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:59 am

pushslice wrote:
Slinger, did you eat at ibu oka?

Sanur is laid back, more family oriented, away from the buzz in Kuta. Good for afternoon siesta.

Asahi, shall we activate the invasion team next year? Nirwana/Kuta Assault.


no leh.... we kinda eat what we can find along the stretch, we not that picky

as long wife is happy....... i got golf visa for 3 mths
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:03 am

pushslice wrote:
Blee, the restaurant is called "Ulam"

Ya, Panji, that is the one.... They even send a car to fetch you to and from the hotel if you are staying in Nusa Dua. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:03 am

slinger wrote:
bian1980 wrote:
i am going in Feb next year. still headache which resort to book.

never been to bali before.

virgin trip there



u going for golf? shopping? relax? sightseeing? family?

if golf, then seminyak n nusa dua is your top choice...

if shopping, seminyak is better..... kuta is only 20-30mins away

if young family, i prefer nusa dua....

Slinger, think he is going there to increase Singapore population... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:10 am

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Slinger, did you eat at ibu oka?

Sanur is laid back, more family oriented, away from the buzz in Kuta. Good for afternoon siesta.

Asahi, shall we activate the invasion team next year? Nirwana/Kuta Assault.

Yah (on Sanur) but I found the beach not as friendly as Kuta or Seminyak. I love Seminyak... very nice Smile

Highly recommended: http://www.thesamayabali.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:38 am

slinger wrote:
bian1980 wrote:
i am going in Feb next year. still headache which resort to book.

never been to bali before.

virgin trip there



u going for golf? shopping? relax? sightseeing? family?

if golf, then seminyak n nusa dua is your top choice...

if shopping, seminyak is better..... kuta is only 20-30mins away

if young family, i prefer nusa dua....

thanks for the info.

i going with wife and baby.

most likely is a relax trip.

looking for a villa with pool to enjoy.

planning hard to squeeze in a golf game but unlikey cause is diffciult to carry golf bag with baby and pram haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Bali vacation   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:53 am

shld try ayam betutu and bebek bengil in bali and also ayam presto is not bad also..
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