Outdoor Act – Camping in Bukit Surga

see a beautiful sunrise from Bukit Surga Bali! Find out out experience of welcoming sunrise in this Bali camp spot!

On August 2018, I went to the East of Bali, Karangasem. In this corner of Bali, we can find many camp spots. Bukit Surga (English: Hill of Heaven), is one of the best camping spot in Karangasem, Bali.

Camping on Bukit Asah Bali
Photo by: Tia & Andreas

By the way, Me and my friend get lost while trying to find where Bukit Surga actually is. But then we met somebody that was really kind and show us the right way to go there. After 10 minutes, we finally found it.

We were a bit surprised, as we were charged approximately between 75.000-120.000 per person. And.. there was a wifi in there.

We were thinking if we brought our laptop, we can actually work in there, as my friends and I are digital marketers and developpers. Could be called as workaholic? But suddenly just realize and don’t wanna think about our job. Because we want a holiday! 😂😂

I have had a good time with my friend by camping in Bukit Asah. We have had a barbecue, told a stories, sung a song before sleeping and saw the beautiful sunrise in there.

Sunrise on Bukit Asah Bali

I really recommend this place to enjoy your weekend with your partner, friends, or family in Bali. It’s important to get relax and refresh our mind after a busy week-days. Happy weekend everybody!

Culture – Life in Sade Village, Lombok

Travel to Lombok, visit Sade Village or Desa Sade in lombok for an amazing cultural experience in Lombok

if you are planning a trip to Lombok and wanna learn their culture, I strongly recommend you guys to visit Desa Sade. Desa means Village. And it is a traditional tourist village located in Central Lombok district. This tourist village is managed by local government and community or local tribe that is called as Sasak People.

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Lombok, June, 2019. Photo by: Tia & Andreas

In this village, there are many things that worth to know, especially for their cultural life. So, here are the unique things to know in Sade Village:

1. Weaving in Sade

Sasak Sade villagers, must learn weaving, especially women. The guide said:

“if you want to get married Sasak People, then you should learn weaving. If you don’t know how to weave, then you are not ready to get married yet.”

It’s funny and unique right? I think it is the good way to conserve their unique culture. By the way, for those who are looking for souvenir, kain tenun might be the best for you to choose. Kain means fabric, and tenun refers the progress of making or weaving. So, kain tenun is an original fabric made by Sasak people using weaving technique. It will cost approximately between Rp 100.000 to Rp 500.000. If you want a cheaper souvenir, you can buy their weaved bracelet which costs Rp 5.000 – Rp 20.000. I bought one for my sister. It is also to appreciate the local people who made it. The bracelet is quiet unique and simple. I like it!

2. Traditional House

The Sade’s houses are made from bamboo, wood and dried grass roof, has a very unique architecture. The floor is made from clay. What is unique from the house is that the floor are all covered by cow dung to prevent the mosquitoes. Even if it’s covered by cow dung, there was no bad smell of the cow dung at all. Wonderful right?

Desa Sade - Sade Village

Desa Sade’s Traditional House

To visit Sade Village, you can take a car or just drive a motorcycle, just like what I was doing with my friends from the Lombok Capital. I was staying in Mataram and I spent approximately 1 hour to reach the village. This place is recommended for you who are craving cultural adventure and unique story about Lombok tribes. I’d really love to visit Lombok again someday!

How about you guys? Have you ever been in Lombok?

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Outdoor Act – Bali Art Festival has Started!

Fly to Bali! Join and see Bali Art Festival 2019 in Denpasar Bali!

Yesterday, 15 June 2019, Bali Art Festival has begun!

There are many art groups that perform in this event, starting from traditional & modern dance, music, painting, theatre, etc. My dad will e also there to play javanese gamelan, as it is not only an event for Balinese art, but also has a purpose to gather all indonesiacongratulated Jokowi for winning the president election in March 2019. n traditional art & culture.

Mr. President Joko Widodo & his family came to Bali since the last 2 days ago, to welcome and join this greatest event in Bali. Bapak Wayan Koster as the governor of Bali welcomed Mr. President by presenting a group of Pendet Dance, as the most famous traditional dance in Bali. He also congratulated Jokowi for winning the president election in March 2019.

This event is litteraly free for everyone who wanna watch and learn indonesia’s art & culture! It will be held till July 2019. So, you still have long time to make a plan to see this event!

Still not in Bali but wanna see this event?

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Outdoor Act – Biking and Canoeing in Sanur

Here are 2 fun things to do while you visit Sanur Beach Bali

Hi guys!
Just got an idea for today’s blog post which will be about ….. Biking in Sanur area.

Sanur is one of famous beaches in Bali where we can see beautiful sunrise every morning and enjoy “Lumpia Bali” (a traditional snack) at the same time. FYI, there are many versions of Lumpia in every region of Indonesia. The most famous Lumpia in Indonesia is in Semarang.

But actually, Bali also have their own Lumpia, which we can find around Sanur and Renon. But please don’t forget to litter in the proper place after you eat Lumpia. Sometime I still can find Lumpia’s wrap on the beach sand. And it’s not really good at all.
Remember to keep the area for better future. Right? 😊

So.. What we can do in Sanur?

1. CANOEING

In Sanur, we can rent a canoe and float on the sea. It cost IDR 15.000,00. and you’ll be free canoeing for 1 hour.

2. BIKING

Same as renting a canoe, you can rent a bike in Sanur, which also cost IDR 15.000,00/hour. It’s recommended to do in the morning 7 am where you will get morning fresh air.

Biking in Sanur Bali

If you are stayin’ in Sanur, don’t forget to try these fun activities. Get more experience and healthier body at the same time in Sanur! 😘

Interested to stay in Sanur Bali?
>> Check Hotel list in Sanur here!

Outdoor Act – Aling-Aling And Kroya Waterfall

travel & adventure in Bali is a must thing to do once a lifetime. visiting Aling-Aling and Kroya Waterfall is one of the best things to do while in Bali

It was just two weeks ago I got a new chance to discover Bali’s beautiful waterfall that is called “Aling Aling”. My Friends and I needed approximately 2 and a half hours to reach this waterfall from my home which is situated in Denpasar. It’s located in the north side of Bali, more precisely in Sukasada Village, Buleleng – Bali.

In the same area, actually we can find 3 waterfalls which are Kroya Waterfall, Aling Aling Waterfall and Pucuk Waterfall. In that day, I visited 2 waterfalls at the same time which are Kroya and Aling-Aling.

 Adventure in Bali - Aling-Aling Waterfall
Me and my.. I don’t know how to call him. Think we love each other or maybe he doesn’t.

What Kind of Activity We Can Do in There?

Swimming – Off course we can swim in this crystal clear water. But remember to pay attention since sometimes the water flow could get heavier.

Cliff Jumping – In Kroya you can do cliff jumping or sliding down which is just 5 meters high. However, we can say if Kroya is a little bit safer than Aling-Aling as it is the smallest waterfall compared to 3 other, including Aling-Aling, while the other waterfall has heavy water flow and sometimes a little bit dangerous.

Actually there was an option for ticket entrance: It cost IDR 125.000 to enjoy all activities or IDR 20.000 with no swimming allowed. But it’s enough for us to visit and enjoy the beauty of these two waterfall. Chill and escape a moment from the busy days in Denpasar.

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Outdoor Act – A Reward of Mount Batur Trekking

Do you have a plan to trek Mount Batur? Here are my experiences climbing the beauty of Mount Batur, Kintamani, Bali.

2017 was my first time trekking. Even I was born and grew up in Bali, I have never climbed Mount Batur before. My parents always brought guests or my family from Java to go to tourist destinations in the south of Bali, such as Kuta, Jimbaran, or near to the north side of Bali, like Bedugul, Candi Kuning, etc. I’ve been always go around Bali with my parents using a car. I never go around alone either with motorbike or car. Because I was too young and small to ride a bike. But since grew up and got taller, I am riding a motorbike until now.

But then I have had move to Yogyakarta for study in Gadjah Mada University, took French Litterature as major. Once again, I have lost the chance to climb it.

A few years later I went back to Bali, and did it. Yeah, as I said, it was 2017, with my office collegues.

I was working in Bali’s digital agency in that moment as French SEO specialist, and always got wonderful weekend with my office collegues to explore Bali.

At first hiking, I was trembling. Because it was also my first time I didn’t sleep. Well I never spent my time in night club and always sleep at 9 pm. Hahah\na.. oh sorry, let’s back to mount Batur!

We left Denpasar at 1 am, and must climbed at 2.30 am.

Oh yes, Mount Batur is located in Kintamani by the way, and we must spent approximately 1 hour riding a bike from Denpasar to Kintamani.

Arrived in there, we started to explore mount Batur at 3 am. Hoping we don’t miss the sunrise view at the summit of Mount Batur. And yeah we got it! Even when we were on the way to the summit, I said to my friends that I want to sleep, and ran out the energy. Plus, I cannot see anything because it was really dark and blur with my minus eyes. I forgot my glasses and I can’t see anything in the dark. I got help from my friend named Yusnia, to take my hand while climbing, so I didn’t get lost with my blurry eyes. Hahhaa. And then the reward was really beautiful! I saw the sunrise at the top of Mount Batur which is 1717m above sea level! (Of course with my sleepy face)

Sunrise at The Summit of Batur
Sunrise at The Summit of Batur

The second trekking was in March 2018. Which I was ready ready!

I slept in the afternoon to charge the energy and then climbed Batur for the second time with my collueges (also with glasses in the eyes hahaha). I was not nervous anymore and didn’t need help just like the first time hiking. Then it was really easy to step the summit at the second climbed, cause I think I have adapted and already knew the trick to step up on the Mount Batur. We spent 2-3 hours to arrive at the top of Mount Batur.

Mount Batur Second Sunrise
Mount Batur Second Sunrise

We felt like … A bunch random persons.

“Owww we are in heaven now!!”

See that beautiful cloud around??

I felt like we were in Avatar Ang’s country. 😂

FWI, there’s a ticket entry for tourist to do Mount Batur Trekking. It costs IDR 400.000/persons in 2018 accompanied with local guide.

There are also different prices from travel agents in Bali. Could be cheaper or more expensive.

After all, I hope my blog gives you enough reference of Mount Batur Trekking.

Happy Ramadhan for all Muslim and also for my self as a Muslim Girl grew up with Balinese Culture. Heheh. 😊🙏

I will share you later about my lovely cultural life and art in Bali ❤️

See ya!

Outdoor Act – Yoga Retreats by Uptown Yoga, from Dallas to Bali

Hi! Today I Just want to share you a big chance to join special event of yoga retreats in Bali that will be held by Uptown Yoga, one of the best yoga center in Dallas. Uptown Yoga will come and organize yoga retreats in Bali. If you think it’s interesting, I’ll give you a short information about yoga retreats and what will you get when you decide to join in Uptown Yoga’s retreats.

What Is The Difference Between Yoga Holiday and Yoga Retreat?

Generally, yoga holiday is a vacation package that includes yoga classes and accommodation. You can take yoga classes as many as you want in yoga holiday package. On the other hand, yoga retreats offers more specific program.

Uptown Yoga offers you two yoga retreats session in Bali which will be held on 8-15 June 2019 in Canggu and 21-28 September 2019 in Ubud.

What You Can Get?

On the first day of yoga retreats, you’ll get pick up from the airpot to Canggu or Ubud hotel, check into hotel, enjoy smoothie bowl or coconut milk ice cream, shop, and have a relax massage. The next session you’ll get a day relax trip to Monkey Forest or hiking in Sekumpul waterfall (depends on which retreats you choose). Costs vary depending on location, season, and accommodation.

If you love yoga, adventure, new experiences and travel, I think it’s time to join this retreats as Uptown Yoga has professional instructor who will understand your capacity and will teach you more yoga with many pleasure. Explore more retreats experience for your reference here. If you’re interested to join, check out more Uptown Yoga’s retreats and events here. Don’t wait too long and don’t miss it!