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1. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member, 48 posts) 1 Jun '11 08:54

Hi everyone

I've just booked a flight to Bali at the beginning of October, flying out from Singapore.

I've allowed myself a good month to travel Singapore and Malaysia and wondered how long would be an ideal visit to Bali.

I was thinking maybe 2 weeks but don't know if this is too long or too short a time?

Also does anyone have any must see and do's for Bali or any general information which would help me out?

Any advice for either would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)

Sarah

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 1 Jun '11 10:16

Heard of factory tours? That's what they do in Bali. Pop into a travel agent and they'll fix you up with some. As you turn up at a site, there may be another group also, and some will be leaving. As you leave, more will turn up. Bali was heavily commercialised when I first went there 25 years ago.

Beaches are not bad but you get kids trying to sell you junk you don't want all the time you are on them. Rainy season usually starts some time in November. Lots of mosquitoes about after dark, so take malaria tablets.

Be careful of pickpockets there. Not just on crowded transport but I had a young lady pick my pocket while measuring me up. I was also short changed by a little old lady in an exchange bureau who promptly shut up when I left.

Not really much in Malaysia apart from Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Singapore is not bad but has never had any reasonably priced good accommodation. Some things to see there, and public transport is pretty good.

3. Posted by roisgunawan (Budding Member, 7 posts) 28 Jul '11 17:49

hi sarah, how are you? im fine .
my name is rois , im from bali and working in bali ratu spa. i saw in forum u will coming to bali :) so welcome to bali.

4. Posted by Mollyrose (Budding Member, 2 posts) 8 Aug '11 06:34

I went to a fantastic abandoned amusement park in Bali that I will never forget.
You'll have to google it because I can't remember the location (a lovely driver took us there when we asked him to show us something special)
We were the only ones walking around this overgrown and crumbling theme park.
It was FANTASTIC! only took an hour or so to walk around with a lovely "guide"/(some guy who appeared out of the bushes. He was more than willing to show us around and answer our questions about it.... for a very little tip at the end.
Absolutely fascinating.

5. Posted by Kasumi_7788 (Budding Member, 10 posts) 8 Aug '11 08:25

I love to go to Bali for relaxing. Beaches, sunset, watersport, massage, drink, and friendly local people.
You can go to seminyak area. Lots of nice shop there around the street, place for dinner and night life. Such as: hu'u bar, ku de ta (my fav spot!) and potato head is new one.

Every time I go to Bali. Always visit ==Ubud== simply, nice weather, Peaceful n beautiful.
It took one and half hour to reach ubud. You can ask driver from htl to get you there. Cost around: us$35-40. Not so much night life in ubud, cafe or bar will close down around midnight. Good place to stay is: hotel junjungan ubud Bali. Affordable price with beautiful padi field view.
And for resto, I recommend: Bali Murnis warung. Http://www.murnis.com

Enjoy your trip to Bali! :)

6. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member, 48 posts) 8 Aug '11 09:35

Thats great, thanks for all your feedback. I plan to visit Ubud in particular as it looks really interesting. Not really fussed about the club scene while I'm there. Just looking forward to experiencing as much as I can on my trip!! :)

7. Posted by dutchempress (Budding Member, 5 posts) 10 Oct '11 02:52

Quoting sez127

Thats great, thanks for all your feedback. I plan to visit Ubud in particular as it looks really interesting. Not really fussed about the club scene while I'm there. Just looking forward to experiencing as much as I can on my trip!! :)

Hey Sarah

Bali is rather small and I think a month will be plenty!!! maybe plan to go over to Lombok too, its worth it and a bit more traditional..
If you are a '"ill stick to the tourist" places than Kuta would be your place to be.. I personally hate it there and I only travel there if I HAVE too..

I will be there for 2 month (nov.dec 2011) as my parents live out there so if you are lost, stuck need advice just let me know!

ps. please dont pay 30-40 dollars to get to ubud!! the local bus costs you 40.000 which is 3 euro.. and you have little travel agencies everyone trying to give you the best price.. dont pay anything is dollars you know you will get ripped off..

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Oct-2011, at 02:55 by dutchempress ]

8. Posted by bobby38 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 27 Apr '12 06:58

Bali is little but so much thing to see and experience, less than 2 weeks is painful to come back home :)

specially if you want to visit Lombok and other virgin island surronding!

9. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 27 Apr '12 08:45

Lovina is a nice little beach town worth a couple of days and there is good snorkeling in the area. Allow a few days for Ubud.

10. Posted by dlovallo1 (Full Member, 119 posts) 27 Apr '12 10:24

Would anyone recommend going to Lombok and if so how long to spend there? Also doing a similar trip and will 3-4 weeks be enough for bali and lambok? Also if anyone knows, what sort of cost are you looking at to get to and back from bali to lambok?

Thanks
Dom

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Apr-2012, at 10:25 by dlovallo1 ]