12 September 2006

2nd Trip to Bali - CH's company Trip

Just came back from Bali's trip. Eventhough is my 2nd trip, I also enjoy a lot there and try out different thing.

Bali is definitely a place to travel coz have lot of fun there. 90% of the local Balinese is Hindu. Therefore everywhere in the Bali we can see the temple. Their building is also mostly affect by hindu's architecture, which attracting the tourist the most. Everyone would become millionaie over there coz their currency exchange rate is extremely high, which 1 USD = Rp 9200, RM 1= Rp 2450.

Bali is also a paradise for shopping. Coz the goods they selling is really cheap. The price would be different from place to place. Kuta will be more expensive. Try to find outsouvenir at cheaper price out of Kuta, such as outside of famous temple. And remember to bargain as much as possible!

Below are some place I recomend to go:

Kuta -
Kuta is the City Center of Bali. It is on the seaside, can do surfing, sun bathing, and there're lot of hotel, pub and disco along the seaside.
Most people will stay in Kuta since the night life there is more interesting. Mercure Hotel is one of my recommendation. I tried to surf for first time. It is very hard to get up on the surf board. I only manage to get up on the board for few times but it is worth trying.

Swimpool at the Roof Top of Mercure Hotel

Tanah Lot -
Tanah Lot is a must-go destination in Bali. It is located 1 hour driving distance north from Kuta. It is famous of it's Temple on the sea. And you can have nice sunset view in Tanah Lot.

Tanah Lot Temple on the Sea

Uluwatu -
Uluwatu is also 1 hour driving from Kuta, at the south of Bali. You can have picturesque view at the more than 100m cliff at seaside. There's also a temple on the cliff. With the entrance of Rp 17,000 per person, you can have the"kecak" dance performance(which is consider boring or hard to understand for some person). However I feel it worth a watch since it is special and we only can watch it in Bali.

Kintamani -
Kintamani is famous for the lake and volcano, which is still alive. The weather there is cold coz it is at highland. Malaysian would love this weather coz already bored with hot weather. When on the way going to Kintamani, the tourguide will always drop by some silver, souvenir and art gallery. Some of them will be more expensive then other shop, but the goods will be more delicate.

When on the way back to Kuta, tour guide or driver will also drop by the Monkey's Temple. Buy some peanuts and starting feeding the hungry monkey. But please take care of all your personal belongings! The Monkeys always seem very interested to it!

Lake Kintamani

Elephant Cave Temple

Monkey asking for more kacang from me

Nusa Dua -
I didn't been to Nusa Dua, but it is worth to mention. Nusa Dua is different from Kuta Beach, coz it is place for water sport, like jet-ski, banana boat, parachute speed boat. The sea water also very clear and good for snorkelling, scuba diving and can have a glass bottom boat.

There're other place are worth visiting if you have extra time like: Bedugul, Geweka National Park, Taman Ayun(Mengwi Temple).

The local tourguide always arrange Bedugul trip and Tanah Lot trip in same day. On the way to Bedugul, you can ask the driver to bring you to watch the barong dance show.

Bedugl Temple on the Lake

Barong Dance

There're some food u can try out: Nasi Campur(Dulang Restaurant in Kuta, next to Matahari), Local Beef noodle soup, Teh Botol, Balinese Satay.

And at night time, try to walk around Kuta Town, you'll be surprised that there're lot of special restaurant in Bali. And the cocktail over Bali is selling cheap. Try out as many kind of food and cocktail as you can!

Wish u all would enjoy your trip in Bali!

16 April 2006

CH first time to Hongkong - Business Trip




The purpose for this trip is for business, therefore I only can play around after work and on weekend.
The places I visit are: Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Hong Ham, Sha Tin(where I stay), Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and the Peak.
The spot that must be visited are: Avenue of Stars, Nathan Road, Harbour City(which is 4 times larger than Megamall, but you can only found the Branded Goods, it's crazy!!), Temple Street, Portland Street, Women Street, Soho, Lan Kwai Fong, and Hongkong Exhibition Centre.
The local foods which must try out are: Dim Sum, Hongkong coffee shop/Breakfast, Pineapple Bread, Curry Fishball, Rice noodle with sweet and spicy source, Seafood, and snake.
When talking cantonese with Hongkongnese, after "s" you must add a "si", after "f" is "fu", and after "l" is lou".
Just as an advice, the expenses in Hongkong will be quite high, it is almost the same with European Country.
FYI, please go to the bay of the Tsim Sha Tsui everynight 8pm, there's a surprise for you all. If you don't go, you'll regret!

26 February 2006

Final Day in London - CH


吃了冷冰冰的早餐后,开始出门。一出门就钱包出血。19英镑的出租车载我们,以及我们每个人重40公斤的行李到了最后一晚的住宿。这间住宿当我们离开了伦敦,才知是伦敦爆炸案的发生地点 - Tavistock Place.

安了行李就开始了Our very final journey in London. 首先去的是白金汉宫。之前以打听了说这里今天有大头兵跟班仪式。但去到了那里,不见大头兵,只见指示牌写这“今天跟班仪式取消” !!好倒楣噢!但最后还是有看到了几位守门的大头兵。


下一站是去看四点半开的Tower Bridge。现时已三点半,其实应该坐Underground马上赶过去,但肚子饿得不让我们这么做。为了寻找那1英镑一粒的Burger, 特地去了Piccadally Circus, 又走了十五分钟的路,才买到了BurgerKing1镑英一粒的Burger。可想而知,去到Tower Bridge时,看着船只以驶过桥。哎。。


搭了大概30分钟青线,下了Greenwich站。其实还有三十多分钟路要走啊。深怕错过下一趟开桥,我们一分钟也不敢浪费。虽然走快了点,但还是发现其实Greenwich的市街还蛮特别的。都是一些小小的店铺,卖的东西都很精致。走了不久过后就进入了一片大草原,有一座小山峰,山峰上面就是Greenwich换日线。英国很多草原都很漂亮,也包括了Greenwich草原。英国就是这么棒,不时可看到悠悠闲闲的男女老少,带着他们的宠物到公园散散步。还有不少的小动物如松鼠,鸟儿等。草跟树叶很整齐,很顺眼。。(也许我住在马来西亚太久了) 。

拍了照就匆匆下山,赶回去Tower Bridge那儿。到了Tower Bridge,呵,看手表时间才7点晚上。好早噢,我们赶得太快了。其实也好,早到好过迟到嘛。还有时间,就去了纪念品点买手信。买了一辆好便宜(其实还是贵,但平均来说便宜很多) 的伦敦迷你旧巴士。




桥关了之后,为我们在英国的留学三个月写下了一个完美的结局。之后就匆匆赶回住宿。不是为了睡觉,是为了我能赶上11时去MANCHESTER AIRORT的巴士。
扛着45公斤重的行李,从EUSTON TUBE站去到VICTORIA巴士站,我的VITALITY已剩5%而已。一上巴士一呼就睡了。再见了,伦敦。。来日要机会再见你吧。(一定还要再来!!!)

22 February 2006

振鸿游世界 - 游后感,写于 22/2/2006