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Day 05: Ubud, Tampak Siring, Kintamani

Continuing previous story, our fifth day in Bali are spent in Ubud, Pure Tirta Empul, and Lake of Mount Baturin Kintamani.  

Ubud is famous for its paddy terrace, monkey forest, and also art and crafts. We visited Pure Ubud and the famous place from Eat, Pray, Love movie, the Central Market Ubud. There are many local stuffs we can buy for souvenirs.

Ubud Central Market

Pura Tirta Empul is located in Tampak Siring. It is famous with water temples as a place for cleaning Balinese people from sins and evils. Many international tourists also follows this traditional thing.

Tampak Siring Palace

On the other hand, the Lake of Mount Batur is in a higher place. It is a cold place, with heavy wind, but the scenery is beautiful. You can see Mount BBaturin a great distance. Here also there is Trunyan village if you cross the lake. Too bad that the people in Trunyan is not as friendly as other people within Bali area. But you can see many are still practising the traditional ceremony. 

Lake Batur

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Posted by on July 30, 2016 in TRAVEL

 

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Day 04: Legian Beach and Streets, Kuta Square, and Waroeng Tanpoh

Day 04 is a walking day tour. We decided to just walking around the Legian shopping street, after peeping at Legian Beach. Legian Beach is next to Kuta Beach, within the same shorelines goes to North. During morning till noon hours there were few people only, since it will be hot sunny beach. 

Legian Beach

Legian Street is a shopping street area for fashion boutique, hotels, barclub, and massage places. It is where the Bali bomb memorial monument also located. Seeing the name of victims’list, you can imagine how the bomb devastated lives of many people. 

Bali bomb memorial

Kuta Square is a  famous place for shopping also, and the stores have many unique design. I found 1 store which has many windows for its facade.

Windows facade

The good thing for walking tour is that you are able to locate your position on the map exactly and find shortcuts. This helped us to find a nice place for our dinner, Waroeng tanpoh. It has a nice ambience, full of old stuff, and not expensive. Not many people knew this place since its location is in a narrow street.

Waroeng Tanpoh

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2016 in TRAVEL

 

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Day 03 Bali: Taman Ayun, Ulun Danu Bratan, Tanah Lot

Day 03 spent in most famous scenic view in Bali. Pure Taman Ayun is a compound of Balinese temples and garden, with water features in surrounding. It is located in Mengwi village, Badung.

Taman Ayun

Similar to this, pure in Bedugul also located in the middle of Lake, a water temple, named Pure Ulun Danu Bratan. The weather was cool, since its location near to Mountains in Bedugul.

Ulun Danu Bratan

The 3rd place for  our visit was Tanah Lot. This time the temple stands on a rock, like floating on the sea. The waves had a big sound, telling that nature has its own power.

Tanah Lot

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in TRAVEL

 

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Day 2 Bali: GWK, Melasti Beach, Pandawa Beach, Jimbaran

Day 02 in Bali is almost full of beach exploring also culinary. First place to be visited was GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana). The ticket entrance to this place was quite expensive, IDR 70,000 per adult. However, this is quite word with how vast is the area, plus we got free entrance to Barong attraction and Garuda Cinema, the story behind Garuda and Wisnu.

From GWK, we continue to Melasti Beach and dropped by for lunch with Nasi campur Bali. Melasti beach is a secret beach, hidden between rocks and winding road. It is still a new beach and not so many people goes there.

Nasi campur Bali

While, another beach close by – Pandawa beach, is full crowd of people. Some were swimming, canoeing, walking by the white sand beach. I swim at the sea to release all problems I had in mind.

For the dinner, our family had it in Jimbaran, which is famous for its seafood, grilled fish, and magnificent night view of Jimbaran Beach with Bali airport in a distance.

Jimbaran Fine Dining

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Posted by on July 13, 2016 in TRAVEL

 

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This is my holiday

Finally, after a longgg tough work at campus etc, I successfully arranged a short breakaway within last minute. I usually arrange for a trip like one year or months before.

This year, my family goes to BALI, a paradise island of Indonesia. We did not put much itinerary since we thought that we would spend times enjoying nature, beaches and sceneries. 

The plane ticket is quite cheap for close to holiday peak season. This time, we plan for 7 days roaming around in Bali. 

DAY 01 – Kuta beachwalk and Kuta Beach.

Kuta beachwalk is nice shopping centre, combining park and mall in the design concept. One can relax at indoor, outdoor, or even semioutdoor area seeing greeneries and flowers. It is located right in front of Kuta Beach, so visitors can also watch Kuta Beach from higher level. 

After visiting the Beachwalk of course we are tempted to visit Kuta Beach directly. The best time to visit is 3pm onwards where the sun is not too hot. Kuta Beach is famous for surfers, for it has big waves and long shorelines. Also, we wanted to watch the sun set here, but the weather did not support. There were clouds hiding the sun, but still it was lovely to walk on the beach 🙂

Thank God for giving us another opportunity to explore the wonder of nature ~ God’s creation.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in TRAVEL

 

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Students work in Architectural Design

Last semester I taught Architectural design, Housing and Settlement, and also supervised some final projects. I am quite satisfied with the students results, especially in Architectural Design. In last semester, the project was cafe house, a 3-storey building, with cafe at ground floor, and living area in 1st and 2nd floor. My students came up with different concepts and idea. Some with green design principle, others with modern tropical concept.

Have a look at the results, enjoy !

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Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Campus Life

 

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Reflections at end of the year

This 2015 has brought many things to me.
In my lecturer position, being a Senate Secretary, being a Head of Department, Architecture batch 2011 graduation.
In my Sunday School, gaining new teachers, Sunday School retreat, Teachers retreat, involving in Christmas and Easter celebration.
In my travel diaries, travelling to Jakarta, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Genting, Koeln, Bonn, Antwerpen, and Brussels. The new places for this year are Antwerpen and Brussels.
In my architectural practice, new project for Church.
All are great things I expected from God and I attempted for God. Praise the Lord!

Happy New Year 2016. May this following year brings love and happiness to all of us.

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The Great Koelner Dom

PS. Since I didn’t make it to do live sketching in front of KoelnerDom, I tried my best to do it in front of my laptop before this year pass.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Uncategorized