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?
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Tips – How to Travel on A Budget Way

Who don’t like traveling?

I mean everybody need it. Either for escaping from busy life, relaxing, or maybe just a hobby. But if it’s a hobby do they have proper rules to organize their own budget? Think they’ll need extra attention to not run out all the budget right? Cause they must save some money to continue traveling to another region or country.

So the solution is to plan a travel in a budget way. But what are the simplest way to organize a budget travel?

Here are my little tips to help you travel in a budget way:

1. Book Airplane Ticket and Hotel in Advance

I think everybody know about it. It’s a very basic way that I always do when I want to travel outside Bali. Usually, I get cheaper price if I book an airplane ticket, hotel room, or guests house in advance. Well sometimes it depends on the date. If you book an airplane 2 months in advance but for a holiday season, then you’ll get high price, but still a bit cheaper rather than you book it when entering the holiday season.

For example, you book an airplane now, on May, for holiday on July, which will be the month of high season in Bali. The price might look expensive. But it’s better you book on May, or 2 months in advance, cause it will get higher and higher near July. The hotel room price also play the same rules as airplane ticket.

Therefore, if you are planning a holiday right now, don’t forget to always check the updated ticket price.

>> Here if you want to book an airplane!
>> Here if you want to research hotel room available!

2. Travel Off-Peak Season

Thinking about traveling in off-peak is one of the best way to find cheaper ticket and hotel room. First, you need to research more about the destination you want to visit. You should know when is the peak season, then you can choose to travel in there before or after that peak season ended.

3. Traveling with Lot of Friends

Sharing is another option to keep your travel budget. By sharing food or rental with your friends, you must get cheaper price than usual, because you divided your budget. The more you have friends to travel, the more you’ll divide your budget as cheaper as possible.

Accommodation – Stay in Denpasar Bali to Welcome Bali Art Festival!

Bali Accommodation – Raise your hand if you wanna see the biggest annual Bali Art Festival! If so, have you choose where to stay in Bali? An accommodation in Denpasar could be the best choice for you!

Denpasar is the capital of Bali province. Most of locals stay in Denpasar because it’s rupiah friendly, strategic, and granted by many public facilities. Here your life will becomes easier. We can find vary shopping center, hospital, public mosque, temples, cafés, boutiques, and many more public facilities.

As written in my previous blog post, Denpasar also been elected as a heritage city of Bali. In there you can feel Denpasar’s legendary & historical ambiance. However, that’s why gouvernement choose Denpasar as the perfect place to celebrate biggest annual festival: Bali Art Festival.

Bali Art Festival will be held between 16 June – 14 July 2019, takes place at Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre, Denpasar, Bali. So, if you are looking for an accommodation to welcome this biggest Bali Art Festival, sure I recommended you to stay in Denpasar Heritage City Area, or in Sanur, which is other location that near enough to Denpasar.

Inna Bali Hotel – Denpasar

An occasion to experience more the heritage ambiance is to stay in Inna Bali Hotel Denpasar. It’s the first international hotel in Bali with vintage or old building style that was developped since 1927.

Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel – Sanur

Another option to stay in Bali and welcome the Bali Art Festival 2019 is staying in Inna Bali Beach Hotel Sanur Bali in 1963. Yes it is the branch of Inna Bali Hotel Denpasar, which was the first 5 stars hotel in Bali with 10 floors.

Still have no idea where to stay in Bali during Bali Art Festival ? Don’t worry, here you can check for all available hotel rooms in Bali : let’s check it out!

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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