Sunday, January 6, 2019

Bali Day 1 - Checking Into Our Airbnb @ Canggu

We had booked a long 10 days for Bali which we thought was supposed to give us a good rest over the holidays before we are pulled back into the reality of life.

Our first day was rather unadventurous because we left for Bali sometime in the evening so by the time we reached Bali on a 2.5 hours flight from Singapore, it was already late evening.


We started the day real joyous feeling with the kids playing their hearts out at the airport before we make way to the gate for our flight.

Since we were on a Garuda Indonesia flight, our gates were located at Terminal 3 which means we can roam around the butterfly garden first to kill time and start our adventure.




The Garuda Indonesia flight we took was on time and before we know it we were right up in the air.

GI served a delicious meal, great entertainment and a spacious seat for what we thought to be a good deal for Bali.



Once we reached the airport, we took on a private transfer which I had earlier booked from Klook, our preferred provider during the course of our travel.

The trip took about an hour to reach our Airbnb place which was located at Canggu at Jalan Garuda III.

Since it was quite late by the time we arrived, it took quite a bit to find the place since the roads are so narrow.






The interior of the rooms inside were nice and good.

There are games room which the kids are thrilled to play with especially the guns and some of the board games.

We'll start our full day officially tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Bali Safari & Marine Park Is Much Better Than What We Expected

Everyone who's going to Bali must have known how popular is Bali Safari and Marine Park to both the locals as well as the tourists.

We were there on a weekday and oh boy how crowded still the place is which shows how popular they are. We can't imagine being there on a weekend.

As usual, we booked our tickets using our favorite provider Klook which provides easy and convenient and cheaper access to the site.

With the King of the Jungle

Taking a safari jeep



We were treated to an animals show at the very first start which we managed to get a good seat.





The show lasted for about 20 minutes which they introduced various animals to the spectators including the Orang Utan, the flying hornbill, ducks, snakes and various other small animals.

After the show, we proceeded to our 2nd show of the day immediately after that for the Hari Mau tiger show.

This is our 2nd time watching the tiger show after our first encounter in Bogor Safari.

I thought the show was decent and the highlight has got to be when the tiger jumped onto the coconut tree aweing the spectators with a loud woah... Well we know big cats can climb a tree that high but seeing it in person makes it better awesomeness.








After the tiger show, there was an elephant show lined up but we skipped it as we've seen a few times in Thailand so we just took a commemorate photo with the big animal.


We also passed by the komodo dragon on the way and had a few photos of them upclose.



It was time for lunch but thought we'd get on the safari journey before that which was one of the highlight of the trip mainly because we'll it was a journey to the safari Africa continent.
















After going through the safari journey, we settled in for lunch at the Uma Restaurant which was included in the package.

We were glad when we were directed to an air conditioner room with a buffet spread at our disposal.

After lunch, we went to explore the fresh aquarium and also took the jungle cruise which was another out of the common experience.









After the jungle cruise, it was time for our final event of the day and that is to head down to the theater to catch the Bali Agung show which has rave reviews all over it and it didn't disappoint.

It was a love story about the King who fell in love with a Chinese lady but has a good twist to it at the end because there was a third party involved.

The story also props many live animals who joined the show.






Overall I think it is a good place to let the kids have an all day out activities in a safari park which boasts many animals that they can see interact and recognize.

Ill give it a thumbs up recommendation.