I grew up in Singapore and at age 29 moved to Bali with my husbandin 2006. When not enjoying the easy way of life here with my young family, I share my tips on the island through articles for magazines and websites.
What's your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?
Spend time with friends who are visiting Bali. After breakfast, depending on what souvenirs they want to purchase, we bring them to the town’s market or local shops, Celuk for silver jewellery, Mas for wood carvings, Penestanan for paintings, Munduk for coffee beans and powder. Then we hit the spa (Sara Spa, Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud) before enjoying afternoon refreshments at Tutmak (Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud). The dinner spot depends on where our friend’s resort is located: Naughty Nuri's (Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud) for barbecue spare ribs, Massimo Italian Restaurant
, (Jl. Danau Tamblingan 228, Sanur), The Junction (Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak) for French and European bites, Warung Sobat (Jalan Raya Petientget) for Indonesian dishes, or Menega Café
, (Muaya beach, Jimbaran.
How would you spend a long weekend?
I'd take a mini-holiday in a coastal town Lovina in the north, or Amed, Candidasa or Padang Bai in the east. Or at one of the neighbouring islands such as Lombok, Nusa Lembongan or the Gilis.
What's your idea of a good night out?
Depends on my mood! Some of my favourite nights are spent with friends over at our house. We throw some seafood on the barbecue, beers, and chatting the night away under the stars. Other equally memorable nights include dancing salsa. There are a few places to choose from: Bahiana
, (Jl. Abimanyu 4, Seminyak), Obsesion
, (Jl. Dhyana Pura, Sanur), Sector Bar and Restaurant
, (Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur) Indus
, (Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud), Cafe Havana
, (Jl. Dewi Sita, Ubud).
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