Thursday, October 1, 2009

2009-08-23 Kuta

After breakfast, we took a cab to Discovery Shopping Mall. This plaza is about half the size of previous Gurney Plaza (If you do not stay in Penang, probably do not know that Gurney Plaza was extended). It is around 3 to 4 level. It is new, chair is provided for the public (This is very important especially when we travel with seniors :) ), with clean restroom, water dispenser and paper cup was provided outside of the restroom, so nice :D

I bought a pair of New Balance jogging shoe at RM 72 :p It is stated at the box that the sport shoe is for Indonesia market distribution only.

I am also happy to see WWF counter there also :) To support green effort, I bought a t-shirt from them. 20% of the price will goes to WWF fund.

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After that, we walked to Hard Rock Hotel for lunch. Of course, at Bali, we will try to walk at the beach if possible :)

A lot of people with surf board to start their exciting game.

Quick glance on the street. Now you see the road condition, when there is more car or more people, it will move very slowly :)

We reached Hard Rock Mega store before the cafe. I am surprised the merchandise is quite costly. A normal t-shirt is around RM 90+. *whew* Luckily I am not a fan of Hard Rock t-shirt. Anyway, just to share with you, there is another smaller Hard Rock merchandise shop just behind the mega store, you may take a look first before buying any from the mega store. There seems to have more design, and slightly cheaper.

Here is the Hainanese Chicken Rice we ordered in Hard Rock Cafe. We also ordered other food e.g. BBQ rib, but I think this Hainanese Chicken Rice is special to share :)

The rice is fragrant. NC said it is not as tasty as 8 years ago.

After lunch, we walked to the beach in front of the hotel. Look at the surfer enjoying their moment, and we also enjoy the breeze and environment :)

After that, we got a taxi to go back to hotel. It is one way road at that area, but still traffic is moving very slowly. If you know the direction, I would suggest to walk to somewhere two way road near Matahari Square, it is not too far, smoother traffic.

After that, we took a cab to Geneva, a handicraft center. It is around 15-30 min drive from Kuta, depending on the traffic. It costs around IDR 30K+ to reach there.

I bought most of the souvenir here at Geneva. The good thing is there are lot of choices, I don't have to bargain hard on the price :) If you are looking for home deco item, can consider to come here too.

By the way, the first few taxi driver we approached doesn't know how to come to Geneva. But they told us frankly and we get another one. Taxi e.g. Blue Bird is almost everywhere in Kuta. The start up price is IDR 5K.

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