Saturday, March 27, 2010


Jakarta is the dynamic capital city of the Republic of Indonesia, a country composed of more than 17,000 islands with a population of over 200 millions. Comprising more than 300 ethnic groups speaking 200 distinct languages and dialects, the Indonesian population exhibit incredible diversity in its linguistic, cultural and religious traditions. As the nation capital, Jakarta is truly a "meeting point" of representatives from troughout the archipelago.

Interesting Places

  • Indonesia in Miniature Park
  • Ragunan Zoo
  • Ancol Jakarta Bay City
  • Bidadari Island

  • Ayer Island

Places to stay
  • Aryaduta Hotel Jakarta
  • Borobudur Hotel
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Shangri-La Jakarta
  • The Sultan Hotel
  • JW Marriot Hotel
  • Le Meridian

Currency and Credit Card
  • dedominated in Rupiah
  • $1 = Rp 9500
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB card are widely accepted

Important Telephone Numbers

Jakarta Area
Information Long Distance
Information International
Long Distance Overseas101
Long Distance Overseas
(Jakarta only)
Telephone repair107
Police(62)(21) 5250110
National SAR(62)(21) 5502111

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Learn to Surf in Bali

There are surf programs have been established in Bali . Isn't that great you can learn to surf in Bali? One of the company that offers this program is Bali Learn to Surf Co. Their surf school's two and half hour lesson first teaches you the basic art of paddling and mounting your board then after learning water safety, surf etiquette and board handling you'll be ready to hit the waves.

You can also book the course online before you get there!

Plus, all online bookings receive 10% discount

Another school that offers this great program is Pro Surf School Bali.

It's voted "Best Surf School in Bali" for 3 consecutive years by Magic Wave Surf Community Magazine. Pro Surf School offers comprehensive surfing lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers, as well as surf trips around Bali.

The Pro Surf School Bali is supported by Billabong.

Basic Information

Getting there & around
  • Air
    • Airlines flying to & from Indonesia
      • Air Asia
      • Air France
      • Cathay Pacific Airways
      • China Airlines
      • China Southern Airlines
      • Continental Airlines
      • Eva Air
      • Japan Airlines
      • KLM
      • Korean Air
      • Lufthansa
      • Malaysia Airlines
      • Philippine Airlines
      • Qantas Airways
      • Silk Air
      • Singapore Airlines
      • Thai Airways International

Travel Documents

  • Visa : Check your passport expiry date. Indonesia requires that your passport be valid for six months following your date of arrival. Before passing through immigration you will fill out a disembarkation card, half of which you must keep to give to immigration when you leave the country.
  • Tickets : In order for you to buy cheaper ticket, you should buy it online. A lot of online travel sites that offer you cheaper price and some of them provide flight + hotel package.


Bali Island, the perfect holiday destination for all ages offers something for everyone. Bali offers not just various customs but also various "adrenalin pump" parks. Many exciting amusements are available in Bali, with something new opening all the time. The number of offshore and inland attraction are on the rise because many tourists want them. This tropical paradise has a unique blend of modern tourist facilities combined with wonderful shopping and a rich past and heritage. After white water rafting that has gained popularity in Bali, comes offshore rafting or ocean rafting. The more adventurous sort of amusement has now become an alternative sport for tourists. Meanwhile white water rafting is still a popular activity with trips on Ayung, Telaga Waja, Unda Rivers, etc. The tourists can refresh their mind by watching beautiful scenery along the route. Those are not enough, some of the best surfing beaches in the world can be found on the western side of the island whilst conversely the eastern side is a wonderful haven for families, with beautiful white sand beaches and gentle seas.

The beaches of Bali :-

  • Sanur
  • Kuta and Legian
  • Jimbaran
  • Nusa Dua
  • Soka Beach
  • Medewi Beach
  • Lovina Beach

What to do in Bali

  • Water sports : Swimming, snorkeling, banana boat rides, water ski, parasailing
  • Spa & Beauty Treatment
  • Scuba Diving
  • Paragliding
  • Horseback Riding


  • Hotel
    • Bali Hyatt Resort
    • Legian Beach Hotel
    • Hard Rock Bali Hotel
    • Le Meridian
    • Ramayana Hotel
    • etc
  • Villa
    • Bali Impian Pool Site
    • RiceField Cottage
    • Villa Hibiscus
    • Palm Suite Villa *Highly recommended*

My friend stayed at Palm Suite Villa for her honeymoon. The villa is superb! Here are the pictures :-

She took vacation package to Bali and cost her only RM2000 for 2 persons including transport & accommodation.
If anyone from Malaysia interested to book this vacation package, just let me know.
I'll give the contact number.