I'm here to blog about my little getaway to Bali (in January 2014).
It was quite an impromptu trip considering that we booked our flight tickets and villa just two weeks prior to the trip.
We stayed at this villa named "Samudra Raya Villa" located in a quiet compound less than 200 meters from the main road in the center of Seminyak.
It was a typical nice villa however we weren't really satisfied with the service and honesty of the butlers.
Here's what happened during our stay in Samudra Raya Villa:
There were total 6 of us.
We were welcomed with a Balinese lunch that the "chefs" prepared prior to our arrival.
From what Alfred and Charles have agreed on, ONLY THE INGREDIENTS to be charged to the bill.
To our surprise, the lunched amounted to a total of 850 000 Rupiah($92.65).
Here are the photos that Alfred had taken of the lunch:
|A simple local Balinese Chicken dish with some chilli flavorings|
|A very simple KangKong with Fried Onions|
|Stew Pork with Chilli|
|Rendang Chicken Wrap|
4 SIMPLE DISHES AMOUNTED TO 850 000 RUPIAH?!?!
We're in Bali. Not Bangkok. Food are suppose to be reasonably cheap right?
The price(just for the ingredients) are abit too ridiculous right?
If you've been to Bali, you will know that a normal meal which look like these(above) cost not more than 300000 Rupiah loh!
Anyway, one of the butler handed us one printed receipt and another handwritten receipt which seems fishy because they can do any changes they want to a handwritten receipt!
We eventually paid even though we kind of know that all the staff were definitely in foul game together.
Not only did we feel conned by the butlers.
The place was poorly maintained as well.
Here are some of the things we've noticed:
1. Shower head has only trickling water, it took forever to have a decent shower.
2. Bathtub too has slow flow of water, the tap ran out of hot water quickly, no way for anyone to have a good bath.
3. Floor tiles are extremely slippery, very dangerous.
4. There's no door to separate the bedroom and toilet, hence the bedroom doesn't get cool even with aircon running.
5. There's no float or buoy in the deep pool, all the luxury villas we've been to they have that for safety reason.
6. There's no maintenance of the daybed, flees or bugs bit us while we lied down.
7. Dining chairs are full of stains.
8. Kitchen cabinets are cracked up.
9. We complained one toilet light was down on first day and no one fixed it.
10. One bedroom aircon was down on first day and no one fixed it either.
11. The stools at the deep pool are way past expiration.
12. Something wrong with the dvd player in the entertainment room, it couldn't play any dvd.
13. First aid box has dirty bandage and dirty bottles in there.
14. Barbeque pit was so rusty beyond belief.
15. Bird poo on the day lounges by the pool.
16. One sink wouldn't drain in toilet.
17. 200 meters long rough road to walk every night with nearly no presence of lights.
18. No tv in bedroom. No chairs in bedroom.
19.There's no wifi in bedrooms as promised.
19.There's no wifi in bedrooms as promised.
It was so sad to see such a nice beautiful villa being poorly managed by the staffs and worst of all they are dishonest:
We've written to the management of Samudra Raya Villa but we did not get any reply.
Definitely will not recommend any of you to stay in this villa.
There are so many other villas in Bali.
The amount that we paid for this villa definitely doesn't translate to the service that we received.
Time to move on to more happier events!
For our 5 days 4 night stay in Bali, we were constantly walking around and exploring all the tourist-y areas in Bali!
Here are some photos that I've taken:
|#selfie for Day 1 adventure|
|An #ootd of my outfit!|
|Had to take a photo of this cigarette!|
Can you believe 6 of us bought two rows of cigarettes ( total 40 packets )at the airport?
we finished them all during our stay in Bali!!!
|(from left) Darren, Alfred and Me|
|Bought this at the airport!|
I recommend all of you to get this!
I'm not a coffee drinker but this is so addictive!
We bought four bottles of these and we finish 3 of them in Bali!
|We went to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary|
(located at Jalan Wenara Wana).
It's my first time coming to this place and Roy was telling me how exciting it will be to be able to feed the monkeys in real life!
(from left) Darren, Ernz, Roy and Me
Look how cute (and dirty) they are!LOL!
Two lovely monkey couple searching one another for fleas.
|Charles and Alfred!|
|Group photo before we leave for Potato Head Beach Club for dinner!|
|Nice monuments and I wondered how they even carved this out from rocks!|
|NEXT ... We went to Potato Head Beach Club for dinner!|
|We went to chill by the bar first because we arrive an hour early for our dinner reservation.|
|Check out my Mango Caipirinha!|
Very fruity cocktail!
Don't know what liqueur they mixed with but it's very "smooth"!
|Time for dinner!|
|Group photo after we finished our meals!|
Look at our shack faces!
Our bellies are too full to smile!
|Meanwhile, I ran to the shore to take a photo of these cheerful messages to my lovely BFF.|
It was during her PH drama!
|A selfie before we leave!|
|Group photos time in the toilet!|
Look at crazy Darren behind Alfred!
I fucking love this toilet!
IT'S DAMN COOLING AND CHIO!
|After our sumptuous dinner at Potato Head, we went to this lovely restaurant along Kuta Beach to chill!|
|There's pool table inside as well!|
|HAHAHA ordered for myself yet another Bintang beer!|
|Look what I've nomming after dinner!|
Mango sticky rice!
|We ended our day early!|
My tummy was too full to walk to the clubs along Kuta!
Evenetually, we decided to head back to our villa.
New adventures in Bali!
Wore a singlet that I've bought from FleshImp!
I know the boss Nicholas personally and his shop does carry very chio stuffs! Do check it out if you're in Scape!
|Look what I've spotted outside our villa!|
Very kampong-ish lifestyle I must say!
|First stop, we went to Five Monkeys for lunch!|
They sell really good burgers and milkshakes btw!
Do check it out. It's along many shop houses!
|Slurping my milkshake!|
|Nice interior in Five Monkeys as well!|
So Alfred came up with this funny idea to take a photo of everyone from a very high angle because it makes our heads look extremely big!
Of course we must present our most orgasm faces!
First up... Darren!
|I've decided to pull a Miley Cyrus!|
|After our lunch, we arrived at Ulu Watu Cliff!|
One of the popular tourist attractions in Bali!
|We have to cover our legs with a cloth because we were told that it was a sign of respect to the temple!|
|Look at the breathtaking view!|
|We went back to Kuta Beach to unwind again!|
|Last photo before we bid goodbye to this lovely place and to Bali!|
Very grateful that I can have this short getaway and I really enjoyed myself!
I will definitely missed our nonsense jokes!
The best part is we didn't really have an itinerary of where we wanna go or what we wanna do, we just google any interesting places with our phones and head straight to the location!
Look forward to travel with you guys again!
Before I end this blogpost, PLEASE TAKE NOTE if you're travelling to Bali.
PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR RECEIPT IF YOU MAKE ANY PURCHASE AT "K MART",( BALI'S VERSION OF 7-11) BECAUSE THEY ARE DISHONEST AND WE HAD CAUGHT THEM NUMEROUS TIME OVERCHARGING US!
WORST PART IS ... THEY DID NOT EVEN CLOSE THE CASHIER BOX WHICH MEANS THEY CAN OVERCHARGE YOU AND MOST LIKELY POCKET IN THAT EXTRA MONEY!
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MONEY. IT'S ABOUT THEM TREATING US TOURISTS AS FOOLS!
Be safe and I'll update my blog soon.