It had been more than 6 months i didn’t write any article. There is so many things i want to write and one of that is my experience living in Bali. Well, yes i mean real living in bali not in holiday. I had been living in Bali almost 6 months and during that period I have been experienced many things from their beaches, beautiful sunset, local foods, day routine local activities, culture and of course one thing which i would never forget was my first ever experienced Nyepi (Silent Day) in Bali.
Nyepi or in english known as “silent day” is the celebration day for Hindu people in Bali after the day before they fights against bad evils in the worlds. That’s ceremony known as pengrupukan; cleansing and casting out evil from the island which usually follow by ogoh ogoh parade. Ogoh Ogoh is believed as embodiment of bad evils. So, in contrary to Nyepi or silent day, the day before nyepi they have ogoh ogoh parade where everyone outside, street filled by people. Every banjar (desa or village) in Bali participate on this parade, they even have prepared ogoh ogoh a months or even 2 or 3 months before for this parade. On that day, they will arrack and bring ogoh ogoh (buta kala) around neighborhood before at the end of the day which is 12 o’clock at night they burned down the ogoh ogoh in near local beaches. All people participates, from young to old, local people to tourists all blended together to enjoy this ogoh ogoh parade. It was great experience and i did enjoy this culture even though you need to wait quite long before they start the parade and being in crowded.
The journey is continue and the next stop are Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia (JB). After spent leisure time in Lagoi Bay-Bintan Island, enjoy the nature, camping and swimming now the time to do more city traveling. From Bintan Islands we move to neighbor countries Singapore and continue to JB, Malaysia. I would rather called this kind of trip as Backpacking. We explored this two country for the less than 48 hours with the minimal budget, use public transport and bring around our bag.^-^ It was tired, yes I will be honest but it also fun and we experienced a lot things. So, here my experience backpacking in the two country for the less than 48 hours.
Have you heard about Bintan Islands? If yes, what it will be the first time come out in your mind?? Well, as for me it will be the beach and expensive resorts. Although, I am correctly right but is not all true, Bintan Islands offer more than that. It was our family trip to Lagoi Bay, Bintan Islands, Riau. In the beginning, I rejected to join this trip, as I though there will be nothing special over there. I did some research but still nothing is satisfied me until finally my sister able to pursue me to do this trip. So, here’s my little adventure to the Lagoi Bay, Bintan Island.
Bintan Islands is one of the biggest island in the Riau archipelago of Indonesia. It is part of the Riau Islands province, which exactly located not far from Singapore. Maybe that one of the reason why there is so many resort in Bintan Islands owned by Singaporean. Bintan Islands itself for me is almost same like other city in Indonesia but the differences is that you will find out there are strong influence of culture, religion and languages from Melayu and Chinese ethnic.
Bukit lawang is small tourist village which known as the place for rehabilitation Orangutans as well as the access point to the Gunung Lauser National Park. It is located in the bank of Bahorok River in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Bukit Lawang rehabilitation orangutans founded in 1973 and now occupy around 5000 Sumatran Orangutans. Most of Orangutans lived in Gunung Lauser National Park is wild but there is almost 20 orangutans is originally from rehabilitation which capture by human and then released back to the jungle.
Sabang, Pulau Weh (English: Weh Island) located in Aceh or the most northern tip of Sumatra island (the northernmost outpost of Indonesia). Pulau weh is situated in the Andaman Sea and the water in Sabang is a meeting place for the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca.
Yeah…finally I am back to blog! I have been busy these past weeks but I am glad now can come back to write. During these few days, I have traveled a lot and most of the time I am using public transport (Transjakarta/Busway). At that time, I am thinking to make this post as I remember when I was traveling to other countries, I try to search they local public transport. I prefer public transport compare to taxi in the foreign countries apart it is more cheaper I also can see and learn the local culture. I think the most easily to see that is when you take their local public transports.
Victoria adalah sebuah negara di selatan timur Australia. Melbourne adalah ibu kota dan kota terpadat di Victoria . Melbourne populer dengan seni jalanan , arsitektur , musik , budaya , museum , galeri , acara dan festival , iklim , kehidupan malam , pertokoan , restoran, kafe dan banyak lagi . Melbourne merupakan salah satu tempat tujuan wisata favorit baik untuk warga Australia atau tourist asing.
Melbourne is an international cultural center with cultural endeavors spanning major events and festivals, music, art and architecture. Melbourne hosts and support many events and festival which celebrate through the year. The events and festivals is one of the Melbourne tourist attractions. Here’s few events and festival in Melbourne, Victoria:
1. Australian Open ( January)
Major tennis tournament featuring some of the world’s top players.
Victoria is a state in the south-east of Australia. People often known Victoria as Melbourne. Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria. Melbourne is popular for their street art, architecture, music, cultural, museum, gallery, events and festival, climate, nightlife, shopping complex, restaurants and cafes. Thus, makes Melbourne as one of the most vibrant destinations in Australia and the world.
Penang adalah sebuah pulau yang terletak di pantai barat laut Semenanjung Malaysia, selat Malaka . Penang merupakan negara bagian dari Malaysia dan terkenal dengan penduduknya yang heterogen, beragam etnis , budaya , bahasa , dan agama . Pulau Penang berbatasan dengan Kedah di bagian utara dan timur , dan Perak di bagian selatan. Lokasi Penang juga dekat dengan Hat Yai , Thailand dan Medan , Indonesia . Penang menawarkan banyak tempat wisata seperti :
Penang is an island located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the strait of Mallaca. It is a state in Malaysia and it is famous for they heterogeneous population which are highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Penang Island is bordered by Kedah in the north and east, and Perak in the south as well as close to the Hat Yai, Thailand and Medan, Indonesia. Penang offer many tourist attractions such as:
Bali is an island and one of the province in Indonesia.The capital city of Bali is Denpasar and since the late 20th century, Bali has had a rise in tourism. It is one of the famous and favorite tourist destination.
As tourist destination, Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, hand craft, music and etc. Besides that, Bali also offer many attraction and activities for tourist ranging from their beautiful view, nature, beach, adventure, history and culture,underwater activities, education, mountain activities and place to shop all you can found in Bali. Each corner in Bali from east to south, north to west all offer tourist attraction. I guess Bali is one the place that tourist need to visit after all although i believe not all people will agree with that. Same people say that Bali is overrated, too touristy,expensive and not worth to visit.I think it really all depends how you would see and enjoy Bali. Nevertheless, here’s my Top 10 list tourist attraction in Bali you could visit.
Located 1,5 km ( 30 minutes) from Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, Kuta is one of the well known tourist destination in Bali. Most notable is Kuta beach (Indonesian: Pantai Kuta). Kuta beach is one of the beaches which most visited and popular by the tourist as it is located not far from airport and the capital city, Denpasar. It is also famous for their beautiful view, low cost and the waves which suitable for beginner surfer. Although, from my last visit the beach now is too crowded and dirty. Nevertheless, the beach offer beautiful sunset for tourist to see.
Besides the nature, Kuta also famous for shopping place and their night life. Head here if you are looking out to socialize, party and have a good time. There’s a lot restaurant, cafe, pub in here include Hard Rock cafe. And if you like the art show, you can visit Kuta Theater and for those who holiday with children can visit Waterbom Bali.