Thursday, 21 July 2011

Bali trip – 21 Jul 11

We took a cab before 7am to avoid the peak hour surcharge and reached the airport early. As we have arranged to meet our MUA (make up artist) & PG (photographer) at 8am, we went to T3 MacDonalds to have our breakfast first. To our dismay, the MacDonald outlet is under renovation so we took a skytrain from T3 to T2 MacDonalds.

After our breakfast, we met up with our MUA and PG and proceed to check in. The flight departs on time and surprisingly every passenger is given a packet of tibit. Well, this must be sponsored by the supplier as a form of advertisement. The tidbit looks like mothball and not very tasty.
Free tibit from Air Asia

We reached Ngurah Rai International Airport at around 12pm. There is no aerobridge for Air Asia flight and the passengers have to take a shuttle bus to the airport terminal.
Inside the airport bus

Balinese feel in the airport

Clearing the custom is a breeze as most of the passengers are Caucasians which requires visa on arrival hence there is vitually no queue at the custom. It's the baggage arrival which takes a long time. We waited for almost 15min for the first luggage to be loaded on the conveyor belt. Our PG advised us to collect our luggage once we spot them otherwise we have to pay the porter if they pick up our luggage.
So many ATM at the airport
Beware of porter service

Our PG informed us that the driver is coming to pick us hence we waited for him outside the arrival hall. I could feel the sea breeze even though the weather is hot in Bali. The driver Ah He came with his wife and daughter. His toddler daughter is very cute! As it's lunch time, he drove us to Ayam Tulang Lunak Malioboro. This eatery is famous for soft bone chicken (Ayam Tulang Lunak). I didnt knew that this restaurant is so famous until I return back to Singapore and saw a Taiwan travel documentary recommending this restaurant.
Her eyes is so big
See the menu for the address

We choose the outdoor seats as there are 2 huts there. The food we ordered are 2 type of soft bone chicken - one with sesame and the other with grated coconut, Tahu telur and Sambal Teri Pete. The bones are very soft and can be swallowed. However, don't eat too much as you will feel greasiness of the chicken. I like the sauce of Tahu telur, it taste similar to rojak sauce. The coconut drink is nice and very refreshing. The price is reasonable at IDR 514,050 ~ S$75 after tax and service charge for 6 pax.
Kelapa Muda (Coconut drink)
Ayam Presto Madu Wijen
Ayam Presto Goreng 1/2 Ekor
 Tahu Telur
Sambal Teri Pete
The rice portion is small

After our lunch, Ah He drove us to Tanaya Bed & Breakfast to check in. Our PG check in and went out fishing immediately. We took an afternoon nap as we woke up very early this morning.
 Tanaya bed & breakfast
Reception area
Lobby area
Free computer access

I like the bedroom. The deluxe room is spacious, clean and new. No wonder it's ranked No 1 in Tripadvisor B&B. One thing I dislike is the curtain as it is difficult to draw. The other thing is no bathtub =( but with this price for a B&B, it's really value for money. There is no WIFI in individual room, only the lobby and breakfast area are able to access to WIFI.
Deluxe bedroom


By the time we woke up, it's evening and we went out for dinner. After walking for about 15min from Tanaya B&B, we reached Made Warung. It's full when we reached there for dinner.
Made Warung

We were given a table on the 1st floor but the ambience on the 2nd floor is better. This meal cost us IDR130,000 ~ S$19 which is not cheap at all and I don't find the food fantastic. It's over rated.
Mixed fruit juice
Nasi Campur special

Nasi Goreng

After our dinner, we took a stroll and walk the other way back to our hotel. Beware that Poppies lane 2 is a very very long lane.

Nice deco shops
Offerings to the underworld
Entrance to Kuta beach
Horse carriages
Bali bombing memorial

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