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Flight Review: KLM

April 3, 2017

KLM offers a flight between Amsterdam and Bali, with a stopover in Singapore. This flight is popular with European revellers who are headed to Bali for their beach vacation. Since I had not taken a KLM flight before, I booked the Singapore-Bali return journey segment with KLM. They have quite good deals starting from $188 …
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eat pray love Bali

March 21, 2017

What a tropical paradise Bali is. I had long avoided visiting Bali because it is touristy and filled with drunk Australian tourists. However, I was so wrong! I found my inner peace in Bali. This Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs is more than meets the eye. …
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Bandung ain’t the place for rose syrup drinks

October 29, 2016

Bandung is the capital of Java Barat province of West Java in Indonesia. It is well known for its fashion and wide varieties of flowers, trees and parks. Café and boutiques are spread throughout its street. The climate of Bandung is very pleasant throughout the year. This city is situated at an elevation of 768 …
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How to get to Bandung

October 28, 2016

There is at least one daily direct flight on AirAsia from Singapore to Bandung. Silkair flies to Bandung thrice a week. However, since I was looking for an evening flight and also due to budget, we decided to fly to Jakarta, then take a bus to Bandung. From Jakarta airport, there is a direct airport …
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love it or hate it Jakarta

April 2, 2016

Jakarta is a typical metropolitan city in Asia, filled with congested roads that can drive you crazy, shrouded with smog everyday and skyscrapers being built at an alarming rate as the city expands. It is a dynamic city filled with rickety slums built around train tracks to the glitzy upmarket gated communities around Menteng or …
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day trip away from Jakarta, to Curug Nangka

April 2, 2016

With a strong urge to get out of the noisy city of Jakarta with its incessant traffic and bad pollution, I decided to make a day trip to Curug Nangka, a famous waterfall located at the base of Mount Salak. It is about an hour’s travel from Bogor, a city south of Jakarta, in the …
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Climbing Mt Ijen without a tour

August 12, 2015

This is how to do Kawah Ijen without a tour: Kawah Ijen can be accessed by either Banyuwagi or Bondowoso. If coming from Bali, Banyuwagi might be more convenient while Bondowoso is more convenient for those coming from the west (like Mt. Bromo or Surabaya). From the bus depot in Bondowoso, a morning bus leaves …
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How to go to Mt Bromo without a tour

August 10, 2015

welcome to Mt Bromo national park Here is how I went to Mount Bromo without joining a tour and I did not pay the admission charges. Mountains are part of nature and I think they should be made free to all, hence I do not like to pay hefty admission charges or even for tour …
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Kelong day 3

June 12, 2010

C’est très vite que trois jours sont passé et aujourd’hui, nous sommes retournés à singapour. Notre vacances en Indonesie a fini et nous devons retourner au camp demain soir. Nous sommes fatigués ce matin parce que tout le monde sauf moi ont dormi tard hier soir. Je me suis levé à 6h30 du matin pour …
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Kelong day 2

June 11, 2010

Le deuxième jour au kelong, les autres se sont levés tard parce qu’hier soir, ils ont joué au mahjong jusqu’au petit matin. Gabriel, nicholas, weijie et moi nous sommes levés à neuf heures et le petit-déjeuner est prêt. Il y a de bee hoon, des nouilles, hot dog frit, de l’oeuf. Après le petit-déjeuner, nous …
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Kelong day 1

June 10, 2010

Je me suis allé à tanjong pinang, en Indonesia en ferry ce matin. Je suis arrivé au terminal de ferry à huit heures du matin et tout le monde est présent. Nous avons fait la collection de billets de ferry. Le voyage dure une heure et demie, nous avons dormi dans le ferry et plutôt, …
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