Golden Sands Penang

Finally after a year of waiting, we went to Penang with our kiddos, and also with two other families of Alisa Haqiqi and Rona Willis. Why a year? Because we had purchased the Air Asia ticket a year in advance. Yess of course we got a promo ticket, which cost IDR 49,000 one way, and in total with bagage, meals and the seats, it cost us total IDR 1,800,000 ; a return ticket for 2 adult + 2 children. Wow thank you Air Asia :)

We stayed at the Golden Sands Resort Penang around Batu Feringhi area. We spent months discussing where to stay. Parkroyal, Hard Rock and Holiday Inn were on the list beside the Golden Sands. We have read all the review of the hotel, and finally decide to stay at the Golden Sands Penang. We bought the hotel voucher from airasiago IDR 3,100,000 for a 3 night stay including breakfast for two adult and two children. And of course, it was on a sale when we bought the hotel voucher.

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Bull Wings Factory Bogor

We tried this place as recommended by our friend Sheilla. She said that this resto has a real nice chicken wings. And as chicken wings lover, we really want to have it a try!

To find the resto, if you are coming from Jakarta, you will find Mc D on your right, than turn right. You'll find The Bull Wings Factory only few meters away on your right.

We asked the waitress what are their specialities. She said that the best are their Quesadilla and their Chicken Wings. We ordered their Quesadilla for IDR 40,000. It was our first Quesadilla ever, and we really like it.

Of course we ordered their chicken wings! We were confuse what to order and how many pieces we shall order. Ended up we ordered 18 pieces for IDR 54,000 and we choose two sauce: Pesto Chicken Wings, and Honey Mustard (again, based on the waitress and our friend Sheilla's recommendation). The Pesto chicken wings was really delicious, but we didn't like the honey mustard sauce.

This resto has just opened for four months at the time of our visit (Sept 2011). A really great resto to have different food from the existing Bogor famous resto.

Bull Wings Factory
Jl.Kumbang 1, Bogor

written on September 4, 2011
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Bali Mangrove Forest

As promised, Rene took me to several places in Bali that we haven't been before. One of those places was Taman Hutan Rakyat (Tahura) or Bali Mangrove Forest located at Ngurah Rai, about 15 minutes from the airport. Rene knew about this place from a photography website, as this place is famous for pre-wedding pictures purposes.

To be precised, this place located near the Hanoman statue. If you are heading from Carrefour Sunset Road, go straight until the Hanoman statue, turn left and make u turn when you see the lake on your right side. Find a small road on your left heading to Bali Mangrove forest. This place is really close with Hypermart Bali Galeria.

From the outside, the place doesn't look very interesting. There were not so many tourist around, I think this place is more famous to the local people, With an entrance fee of IDR 10.000 per person, I didn't expect that much. But when I was inside, wow, it's amazing! Well, it's my first time ever visiting a mangrove forest, and yess I am impressed.

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