Walk The World
Summertime is just around the corner so Singaporeans may already start thinking of where to go to this summer. A good place to consider is Bali, Indonesia. Bali has been one of the top destinations for travelers especially after the famed Julia Roberts film Eat Pray Love. You may want to have your own Eat Pray Love version in Bali as you try the different Indonesian delicacies, visit their ancient Hindu temples, and fall in love with – you fill in the blanks.
These are the places you need to visit if you’re travelling to Bali:
Uluwatu Temple in Pura Luhur
This century-old majestic temple stands at the edge of a limestone cliff. This postcard perfect scenery of greens and blue are breathtaking enough to spend a half or full day in. What’s even more exciting is you can enjoy a romantic sunset here while watching a traditional Kecak dance that is performed nightly.
Pura Tanah Lot
This is another majestic rock formation where nature, history, and religion are perfectly blended together. You’ll also find one of the seven most important temples in Bali laying on this rock creation. Make sure to follow warning signs along the pathway while walking along this rock formation as the waves may be too strong at times.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
This is also known as Bali’s temple by the lake. You’ll find this temple at the edge of the Lake Bratan and is also one of the most important temples in Bali. Catch this breathtaking view of the temple with majestic mountains as the backdrop while clear lake waters reflect the beauty of the ancient temple.
Ubud is the heart of Bali and the center for culture, history, and art. This is where you’ll find most of Bali’s renowned art and history museums, Royal Palace, Sacred Monkey Forest, and many more. This is also where the Eat Pray Love movie was largely filmed.
Kuta is where you’ll find most of the backpackers, tourists, and beach party-goers. This is where you can find budget accommodations, cafes, and pubs. This is where you’d want to hang out in if you only want to hit the beach, socialize, and go on night parties for most of your Bali vacation.
Nusa Dua Beach
Nusa Dua Beach is the perfect place for honeymooners or for those who want to splurge on higher end hotels and exclusive pristine beach resorts.
Now that airlines made travelling cheaper, couples can go outside Singapore not just once or twice but as often as we can. This opportunity should be grabbed while it is there. We do not know when airline prices will hike. Once we are decided to travel, the next challenge is choosing the right destination.
The good news is that regardless of the destination, there are many budget airlines offering discounts and promos. The bottom line here is wherever we want to go, there will always be a cheap seat for us. Travelling together provides more opportunities for the couple to explore each other’s adventurous side.
The thing is, it doesn’t have to cost us an arm or leg. When picking a destination or a perfect getaway, we have to factor in expenses like accommodation, activities and transportation. However, before the accommodation, activities and the transportation, the destination should be considered. Here are some themes that we can work upon when pinpointing the perfect destination:
- Beach bum getaway: If we both love the waves and the sand, we have to consider the beach. If in this case we are into surfing, there are many surfing sights that we can consider. If we have to go out of Singapore to catch the perfect wave, we should. Things will be more enjoyable with our partners riding the waves with us. There’s Thailand and Philippines to consider.
- Day trippers: Day tripping refers to a destination more than three to four hours away from our place. It usually involves driving. Driving the car is less expensive when we want to explore the nearby area. If we only have one day to spare, we should consider the nearest city (in our case, in Malaysia). We have to limit our activities during this trip. We can begin by trying local delicacies and landmarks.
- Domestic travellers: Sometimes, we are a foreigner to our own land. We have to spend time exploring other areas and discover what it has to offer. We can fly from one city to another if we choose to.
- Into the wild: There is nothing like the great outdoors. For outdoor fanatics out there, the ultimate dream is to camp in Africa. If we have enough budget, we should go to places known for their safe wild. Couples usually enjoy nature trips.
This should be enough to help us deciding the right destination. At the end of the day, the destination doesn’t matter as long as we are together, right?