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Monday, June 02, 2008

 

Baby in Bali (Part 2)

Day 3: We had a relaxing morning at the hotel. Julian enjoyed another session at the pool. Our tour began with lunch. We had babi guling - a popular local dish. After lunch we visited the Garuda Wishnu Kencana statue complex, which would be the biggest statue in the world when it is completed.

Babi Guling
[Babi Guling (bottom right) plus other porky stuff - pork satay (tasted like "char siew"), pork liver and pork intestine]

Wishnu
[Statue of Wishnu, partially completed]

We then visited two temples: Uluwatu - the temple by the cliff, which had really awesome scenery, and Tanah Lot. In Tanah Lot, there's a temple on a rock by the sea and tourists gather to see the sunset. It's also the place to buy souvenirs. Dinner was bebek betutu, another local dish.

Uluwatu
[View of the cliff at Uluwatu]

Tanah Lot
[Tanah Lot]

Tanah Lot Sunset
[Sunset at Tanah Lot: Due to the cloudy sky, no egg-yolk sunset during this visit]

Bebek Betutu
[Bebek Betutu]

Day 4: On our final day, our guide picked us up for some final sightseeing and last minute shopping before lunch. Lunch was ayam bakar. Then we were off to the airport to catch our flight home. This time, Julian hardly slept on the flight (Bali-KL). However, he slept on the connecting flight back to Penang :-)

Kuta beach
[Surf's Up at Kuta Beach]

Ayam Bakar
[Ayam Bakar (grilled chicken), fried fish, kangkong, tempe and bean sprouts]

It was a good holiday, though rather short.

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Wah...very unhalal indeed!
 
Nice pictures..! so nice to be in Asia.. can go short holidays.. :)
 
Spectacular views and mouth-watering food!
 
ahh... those familiar views... I remember seeing huge sign boards with the big big word BABI GULING. But I didn't try. Just the meat alone is fine but I don't really fancy 'spare parts' :p
 
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