After 2 months...I'm boarding the plane again...much shorter this time as compared to the last trip back from US. It takes only 3 hours to fly from KL to Bali...and we were lucky to get our 2- way airtickets for only RM88 (about $25) per person...all thanks to AirAsia...'now everyone can fly'...hehe!! :p 8 of us travelled together this time...thanks to big bro, daddy, and mommy for making all the arrangements during this trip!!
One of the very nice pics that I took during the trip ~"Kuta Beach"
27 June 2009, 10.35am: The local media and government have been making this H1N1 a big deal here. I personally think that we Asians are a bit over-reacting, most people don't know much about how this flu spreads...and all they know is to wear masks. For precautionary purposes, each of us brought a mask but I didn't use mine coz it was way too troublesome to put it on and off all the time...kinda defeats the purpose of wearing the mask also. With all the masks, grandma's wheelchair, and bro's vest...it looks like we're going on a 'mission' and not a vacation...haha!! :p
After 3 boring hours...we've finally arrived Bali!! The weather makes us feel like we're still in Malaysia...arghhh...so HOT!!! Indonesia is pretty much similar to M'sia...the people, the language. I thing special about this place is the temples...there are a lot of temples everywhere and the designs are pretty cool!!
After being caught in the traffic for about 45 minutes...we finally arrived our hotel...Adi Dharma Cottages. The hotel is pretty special coz its design is based on Balinese Style...not too big but cozy.
Along the main street of Bali. There were a group of people singing in a corner and we found out later on that that place was where the terrorist bombing happened few years back. The white thing there is the memorial for the tourists who were killed during the tragedy.
Dinner time!! Bro took us to this place for some famous Indonesian food (forgot the name). The environment was nice...but the lights were so dim that I couldn't even see what I was eating...haha!!
Oh...this was how our food looked like!! Luckily I took these pics...hahaha!! The 'Satay' was a lil' different from the ones that we have here though.
28 June 2009: We rented the hotel's van for a whole day to go around the island for sightseeing. Had our breakfast at the hotel before starting the day.
Next destination...."Tanah Lot" (the floating temple) not really floating but it is surrounded by water. We were there when it was high tide so couldn't walk over to the temple. This place is really niceeeee...very special indeed!! Look at the waves!!!
I think this was Nusa Dua beach...can't remember. I was not feeling well in the car coz of the hot weather and the ac in the car was so low...was a bit blur when we arrived here. The beach wasn't quite nice...a lot of locals picnicking there. Just 3 shots...left, middle, and right and...that's all for this beach...haha!!
Our last sightseeing destination for the day...Uluwatu Temple. All tourists with shorts are required to wear a sarong...make us look so ugly..hehe!! But the view was totally awesome and breathtaking!!! Watching sunset from that place was sooooo coooool!!!
2nd day's dinner...another famous Balinese food restaurant in town. Food was pretty good and I liked the environment. My pineapple rice...yum yum!!
29 June 2009: Haha...I know I'm crazy...more jump shots around the hotel!! I used my tripod and set the timer for all these jump shots...awesome yea!!
We were too bored in the car so I decided to take some group pic. But...let's see how we failed...haha!!
Take 2...looks like I'm pulling mom's hair..fail again!!
Take 4...guess that's the best we can get...ahhh!!
Take 5...grandma not looking at the camera....arghhh..give up!!
We came to this beach to board the boat to Turtle Island. As compared to the beach that we went the day before...this beach was much nicer and there were a lot of watersports.
I can't stop laughing looking at this pic!!
1. Two aunties wearing their cap backwards and sunglasses...soooo coool huh!!!
2 & 3. I asked grandma and mom to pose like that...no generation gap yo...hahahaha!!
I'm so crazy...busy taking pictures everywhere...even getting off the boat. Looks like it's flooding...haha!!
Turtles!! I don't want them to touch me so I looked like I'm constipated in the first pic...muahaha!!
My turn...Parasailing was soooo awesome!!! Oh yeah...I'm flying!!! The view from the top was great!!!
The lovely couple waiting for their turn to parasail. Was soooo hot so dad used the batik scarf to help mom block the sun.
Mom was actually very reluctant to try parasailing but we persuaded her. Like husband like wife...both landed in the water and soaked...haha...fail!!!
Went to Kuta beach on the last evening. I didn't know this beach was so nice...should have came earlier!! And this was the nearest beach to our hotel!! There were lotsa 'ang moh' surfing there...could have sat on the beach all day enjoying the view! At least we still managed to watch the sunset...very very nice!
3 of them were busy trying to fly the new kite...bro was running around the beach dunno how many times and the kite still refuses to fly...haha!! The kite was a boat...so I was wondering...maybe the kite wants to go to the sea...hehe!!
To me, this trip was very meaningful coz it was the first time for our whole family to travel together. Daddy, Mommy, Grandma, Grandaunt, Big bro, Eileen, Sheng and Me!! It was fun pushing grandma's wheelchair everywhere and I really treasure all the precious time that our family can spend together!! Love y'all!! :)