Today I’ll start sharing my summer vacation stories for 4 days in Bali, the Island of Gods, in Indonesia – not only the destinations, but also the expenses and all the possible details you’ll need. I went with my brother, Yuda, who also lives in Yogyakarta.
Let’s proceed from Day 1!
I left from Yogyakarta on 27 April 2017, flying to Denpasar with AirAsia. I spent IDR 968,500 for the two-ways ticket – booked on 31 October 2016. A good decision, since the last time I checked, the price was going up by around IDR 300K.
Expectation. I got the early flight, at 8:15 am, boarding time at 7:15 am. I should depart from home at 6:00 am, which means waking up and taking a shower at 5:00 am.
Reality. I woke up around 5:30 am, dragged myself to shower – and skipped shampoo session for sure. I managed to depart at 6:05 am and arrived around 6:35 am, rushing with my scooter to Adisutjipto Airport Terminal B. Next thing…
- Dropped the scooter at stay-over parking lot (the north of the train railway).
- Checked in the luggage at the AirAsia counter (only 2 counters were available at that time, with long lines already).
- Went out to buy coffee at Circle K.
- Smoked 2 cigarettes and sipped my coffee.
- Went to the Boarding Lounge. Stopped by at Chocolate Monggo counter right after the security check, as a gift for my brother who lived in Bali.
- Wait for the Boarding time, which was longer than expected… The flight got delayed to 8:30 am, and then delayed again to 8:45 am.
- Entered the plane at 8:30 am and flew at 9:15 am.
I arrived on the same day, 27 April 2017, at 11:35 am Bali time (It was 10:35 am Yogyakarta time), at Ngurah Rai Airport. A shuttle took us from the plane’s parking space to the arrival area. After taking some pictures, off we went to claim the luggage!
Yuda’s friend, Andre, picked us up at the airport, with her girlfriend, Ayu. While waiting for them, I went to Starbucks to grab 2 glasses of coffee for refreshment (IDR 105,000). We smoked 1 cigarette and drank our coffee before finally walked a long long way to the motorbike parking lot.
We stopped by at Warung Krishna for brunch. We had Balinese dishes: rice, some vegetables, sate lilit, and chicken. The beverage options were either tea or orange, hot or iced.
Find this address to experience the same! Jalan Kutat Lestari No. 4, Sanur, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228 (HERE).
We spent our afternoon riding to Jalan Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 (HERE). In 20 minutes or so, we made the 1st stop to Puja Mandala, a complex of praying sites for 5 official religions in Indonesia: Islam, Catholic, Buddha, Christian, and Hindi. Let’s go through the sites!
Mosque: Masjid Agung Ibnu Batutah
Catholic Church: Gereja Katolik Maria Bunda Segala Bangsa
Vihara Buddha Guna
Christian Church: GKBP Jemaat “Bukit Doa” Nusa Dua
Pura Jagat Natha Nusa Dua
After taking some photos, we went to Alfamart across the street to buy snacks and bottled drinks with IDR 58,000. Yeay!
Around 40 minutes after, we arrived at Melasti Beach, Ungasan, Badung (HERE). It’s gorgeous! There were some rock hills, which made it a cliff facing the ocean. We went up to one of the rock and took more photos!
When it started getting dark, we moved to the bottom part, to the beach itself. We were not alone. There was a Bakso (meatball) seller on the beach – and yes, we ordered 1 portion for each. At 7:30 pm, we rode back to the city.
Pasar Tradisional Sindhu
Shindu Traditional Market is a night market where you can find a bunch of food stalls. Nice! Satay/Skewers stall, Meatball, Noodles, Fried Chicken, Indonesian Buffet Meals, Fresh Juices, Balinese Dishes… Not only local visitors, you could also find some foreign tourists around! Well, in the morning it’s actually selling normal market stuffs.
Find your way to the market by following this address: Jalan Pasar Sindu No. 5, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80288 (HERE).
I ordered Sate Ayam (Chicken Skewer) and bottled tea. The owner of the skewer stall was from East Java! I was pretty amazed when the owner started speaking in Madura language.
After dinner, we went to meet our little brother, Indra. He works in Bali for 3 years already. It was good to finally spend time together again! We shared stories, about our trip on the 1st day and about Indra’s vacation to Nepal a month ago.
We stayed over at Indra’s boarding house, called it a day and got some rest for the next day of fun!
Expenses (1 pax)
- Flight ticket (2-ways): IDR 968,500
- Gasoline Home-Adisutjipto Airport: IDR 10,000
- Coffee at Adisutjipto Airport: IDR 10,500
- Monggo Chocolate: IDR 92,000
- Starbucks at Ngurah Rai Airport: IDR 55,000
- Motorbike parking at Ngurah Rai Airport (Est.): IDR 3,000
- Highway fare (3 times): IDR 13,500
- Meals at Warung Krishna (Est.): IDR 20,000
- Entrance at Puja Mandala: Free
- Snacks: IDR 15,000
- Entrance at Melasti Beach: Free
- Meatballs at Melasti Beach (Est.): IDR 15,000
- Gasoline Sanur-Melasti Beach-Sanur: IDR 20,000
- Meals at Pasar Tradisional Shindu (Est.): IDR 20,000
- Motorbike parking at Pasar Tradisional Shindu: IDR 2,000
- Cigarette: IDR 18,250
TOTAL DAY 1: IDR 1,262,750