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Bali Day 3: A Doing Nothing Afternoon [Short Entry]

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If you read about my previous article, we only can get into our room after 2.00pm. It was still early and we decided to do few hours walk in Kuta area, specially to find money changer and to find something for lunch. Even-though its early noon, the sun was really burning. We discovered that it was hard to find local stall along our way because this is the centre area for tourist in Bali, and everything can be expensive according to our budget.




Finally, we decided to have a local lunch at a "look local" restaurant not really far from our restaurant. Yes, this restaurant is by local, but if I compare the price for similar lunch as the day before, this is 3 times higher. But it was fine. Chris said that the foods here are delicious and I am agreed with him.








Finished lunch, we plan to have short walk at Kuta Beach, but seriously, its only last for least that 15 minutes. The weather was so hot, the sky was beautifully blue, and the soft wind blowing our face make us sleepy. So, we …

Bali Day 3: My Poor Stay at Grand Istana Rama Hotel, Kuta, Bali

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Hello everyone. It has been awhile and this posting is about my 3rd day travelling in Bali, Indonesia. We woke up a bit late on that day because the night before, we were hang out until 2.00am at Dyana Pura street. So, after breakfast and a short swimming in the pool, we pack our things and check ou
t from the New Pondok Sara Villa with a very heavy heart. Oh! How could I leave such a nice place with comfy bed and chilling pool right?



The distance from New Pondok Sara Villa to our next hotel, Grand Istana Rama is about 30 minutes travel by taxi. I think it is easy to travel by taxi in Bali, as long as your timing is good. Travel on mid afternoon normally will resulted you to stuck in bad traffic of Bali mainroads. Like us, 10am is just a nice time to make a move.

About Grand Istana Rama Hotel, this is a 4 stars hotel and it is located at Jalan Pantai Kuta. In another word, this hotel is exactly at the famous Kuta Beach which is just a stone throw away from the hotel. Since we arrive earl…

A "Just Okay" Dinner at Imperial Chakri Palace, Pavilion KL

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Today I am suddenly craving for Pad Thai. Maybe it is because of seeing most of my friends now in going to Bangkok to celebrate Songkran over the weekend. So that, they did posting a lot of photos including this Pad Thai photo. Well, basically Pad Thai is a Thai style fried flat noodle with prawn, dried shrimp, peanuts and Thai special paste.



So, I browse for Thai restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and search if they sell Pad Thai in their outlet. There are few Thai restaurants in town but unluckily it is not convenience to go there by public transport. Then, I discovered that Groupon Malaysia have a promotion 'buy RM15 voucher for RM30 spending and buy RM30 voucher for RM70 spending. So, without any delay, I do my reservation followed by buying the Groupon voucher and this is just to fulfill my craving for Pad Thai today.


So, how was the foods in Imperial Chakri Palace? Is it good? Well, overall I would say that the foods in this restaurant is just okay. Maybe because I used to work with …

Bali Day 2: The Sunset and Lovely Evening at Seminyak Beach

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It has been 4 weeks since the day I went to Bali for my mate's birthday. If previously I wrote about my 2nd day activity in Bali from morning until afternoon, now I will write about my evening and midnight activities while in Seminyak.

After coming back from sightseeing in Seminyak, we go back to New Pondok Sara Villa around 2.00 pm and really exhausted after almost 4 hours walking. Then, we had a long nap until 5.30 pm until we almost missed our plan to shoot the sunset view at Seminyak Beach. So, we were rushing walk to the beach which is located about 15 minutes from our villa.



Luckily we arrived on time and the sunset view at Seminyak beach was so spectacular. There are local guys playing beach football, kids running here and there, people taking selfies and couple walk hand in hand which enjoying the romantic feeling at the beach. For me, Seminyak beach is a super nice place for chillaxing.

Other than the romantic feeling along the Seminyak beach, there are many beach front loun…

My 3 Days 2 Nights Stay at the Ambassador Row Serviced Suites by Lanson Place, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

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Hi all, it has been awhile since the last time I did my entry in this blog. I am not even complete my blog posting about the last Bali trip too. Its all about time. I recentl spent most of my time in office (7am till 10pm daily) and when I go home, all I need is a good rest before starting the new day with same routine. 

So, to chill myself over the last weekend, me and my mate Chris went for a quick escape or I should called it as a 'hibernation' mission at the Ambassador Row Serviced Suite by the Lanson Place (ARSS) which is located in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.



Well, I actually stay in Puchong and why did I spent my time just in KL for a quick escape? Actually, I am too lazy to travel far and it is just a weekend gateway for us. I am not sure about others, but for me, I love the relaxing feeling during the stay.



So, this is a quick review about ARSS during my recent stay at Room 712. I did the booking on last week and actually I suppose to stay here during the Labour Day off …