Friday, March 4, 2011

My 1st Bali Trip Part II

Trip: 27 Feb - 2 March 2011
Location: Bali ( Denpasar - Kuta - Tanah Lot - Kintamani - Sanur - Jimbaran - Ulukatu )
Exchange Rate Currency: RM345 = IDR 1 Million
Accomodation: Holiday Villa Wina (RM150 perday, duluxe room)

Our 2nd day trip, we went to Kintamani to see the only volcano at Bali. On the way to the place, we stop by a coffee farm. It was a nice scenery uphill and we were offered to try taste a few hot drinks such as the ginger tea, ginger choc, Balinese coffee, lemon tea and plain chocolate. Its taste really good especially for the Balinese coffee. We also tried Luwak Coffee, which cost us IDR100k (RM35) per cup, but personally, I would prefer the Balinese coffee compared to the Luwak coffee.

from left, ginger tea, ginger choco, Balinese coffee, choco, and lemon tea

trying out Luwak coffee

What is Luwak Coffee? According to Wikipedia
Kopi luwak (Luak Coffee), or civet coffee, is one of the world's most expensive and low-production coffee. It is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet's intestines the beans are then defecated, keeping their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness, widely noted as the most expensive coffee in the world.
Its sound a little bit disgusting, but its one of the most expensie coffee in the world! We continued our trip to Kintamani to see the great view of the volcano. We had option either to have a buffet lunch that cost from IDR80k to IDR100k and one of the restaurant offered halal food. How do we know its halal? One is the halal logo from the Majlis Ulama Indonesia, and another one, normally a Muslim restaurant, they will have a Musollah (surau) in it as well.

paddy field (padi huma)
Batur Volcano view at Kintamani

Market at Ubud

Monkey Temple at Ulukatu

Then we went down to see the paddy field (padi huma) before arriving at Ubud. You can experience the kampung lifestyles at Ubud and many spa and massage packages there. We went to visit another pura (temple) which requires us to wear the sarong as if we need to 'tutup aurat'. Most of the places in Bali will have their god's statue, almost 90% of the place have statues.

Nasi Padang

From Ubud, we went down south to Ulukatu to visit the Monkey Temple. The Monkey Temple is on a cliff with a nice view of the ocean. We were lucky that most of our trip didn't rain and we had the opportunity to visit many places. On the way back to Denpasar, we went to have dinner at a Nasi Padang restaurant before going back to KL the next morning. The nasi padang is unique. They will serve you all the foods on the table, and they will charge you on food that you eat only.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

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