Bali Baby!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

If you're one of my followers on Instagram, you would have known that I had a very last minute getaway to Bali some days ago. How exactly 'last minute', you may ask? Well lets just say, it was another boring lesson in class on a Thursday afternoon and my mind was wandering around when suddenly I randomly asked myself..

" Wouldn't it be fun if I were to have a solo trip?"

Next thing I knew I was on a few airline websites searching for the cheapest flight to Bali. Reason why I choose Bali was that my parents and baby sister were heading there the next day together with Daddy's union group, so while they're touring around the place I could be with myself doing my own thing, explore, wander, get lost and stuff like that. Plus point is that I don't have to fork out for accommodation, since I can stay with them :p

So I whatsapp'd my wondermummy, who as expected, gave me a hundred and one reasons why I shouldn't go on my own, with the excuse "You're a girl!" on the top of the list as usual bleargh. But I guess I have reach an appropriate age to make my own decisions, and when I tell my parents about what I want it is only to inform them, not seek for their permission teehee.

So, I rushed home from class that day and the first thing I did was to search for my laptop and book the flight for the next day right away which means I have less than 24 hours to pack, do my research whatsoever . Of cos my wondermummy wasn't too happy bout it, she thought it was a waste of money cos my air ticket itself costs not twice but lo and behold, more than thrice the usual amount to Bali. 

Oh well, #yolo, lol. 

Anyhoots in the end Mummy got me to bring my brother along cos at the same time she's worried too if my brother was left alone at home. So my lucky brother got a fully sponsored trip to Bali, by his lovely sister aka mua. That's alright I guess, at least I have someone to take pictures of me muahaha.


Okay enough rambling, pictures shall do the talking now!

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All my life I've never ever been on any other airlines other than the Singapore Airlines, the last time I remember flying with them was the 45 minutes journey to Malaysia three or four years ago. So I was a little bit worried bout my flight cos its a budget airline, and the first thing that came to mind was how small the space could possibly be.....

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After we entered the Departure Hall. Most of the time when I'm at the airport I look at the people behind the glasses of this hall and go green with envy but this time round I'm like "Yes look at me I'm going for a holiday yaw you people ain't going nowhere muahaha" lol

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& there it is, our flight to Bali.

What can I say, the space is not small. It is extremely cramped like crazy. I picked the seat next to the window and it turned out to be the most uncomfortable place to be seated at. I was praying I won't need the toilet for the whole 2 and a half hr cos there's no way I can walk out without waking up the two guys next to me who were already fast asleep even before everyone settle down.

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Up we gooooo ~

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Despite the not so pleasant journey, the most important thing is that we landed safely :D

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Just a tip, remember to ask for the white card from the counter (similar to the one when we enter Malaysia) before heading to the immigration. Yes, you have to ask because no one there will tell you that you have to fill up that card in order for you to be granted entry. One half of the card will be given back to you, so make sure you keep it safe as you have to return it during your departure.

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Since we were pretty much clueless bout what to do and where to go, (did zero research on this trip!) we had lunch at BK while going through the many pamphlet that we grabbed from the airport.

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Met a really nice man, Pak Kutet, who drove us to the hotel and even offered to bring us around Bali the next day at a super cheap rate!

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The huge room that is big enough to fit my entire family. Two queen and one single sized bed, plus a balcony facing the swimming pool.

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Washed ourselves up and get changed before heading out to Kuta beach! We were told by the friendly staffs  that it is just a fifteen minutes walk away but apparently we got lost and took us almost an hour to reach the beach. Almost got conned by a sales person who tried to sell us three items, one plain "I love Bali" shirt with two batik pants for more than a hundred bucks?!

So travel tips #2. When in Bali, always always always bargain! Once they tell you the price, ask for half the price. Be firm. If they insist they have lowest price and start to raise their voice when you hesitate  walk the hell out from that shop! Just like what we did.

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woooo excited despite being lost.

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Kuta, in my opinion, looks nothing different from ECP. Except that it is crowded with foreigners, the water isn't as clear as I thought it'd be but at least there's tons of hot surfer dudes hehe. Bro and I walked all the way to the beach club and watched some performances there.

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Walked to Discovery Mall to feed our growling tummy..

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Had a super cheap meal at Domino Pizza before heading back to the hotel.

And so that concludes my first day at Bali! Shall blog bout the second day soon, which is my favourite day out of the three days I was in Bali. We went to five different places, and highlight of the day was me being attacked by monkeys. Damn hilarious, I tell you.


Alright, it is now 4:34am as I am typing this. In 8 hours time, I will be flying off for yet another getaway. I have yet to pack a single thing, I have no idea where my passport is right now. & worst of all I am still wide awake when I have a long day ahead of me!

Talk to you soon,

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