Cooking classes are incredibly popular at The Island of Gods and we totally understand why.
Most half-day courses include free pick-up from Ubud area and a trip to the local farms and/or markets, before students are guided through an interactive experience on how to prepare mouthwatering Balinese classics. And of course, you get to eat whatever you’ve cooked during the lessons!
From Balinese Farm Cooking School, Jambangan Bali Cooking Class to Lorong Culinary Experience Bali, here is our guide to 7 Best Cooking Classes in Ubud, Bali. If you have never tried a cooking day class before, signing up for one while on a vacation sounds like a refreshing idea, yes?
We love Bali for a sheer number of reasons; its beautiful beach clubs, serene rice paddies, mouthwatering Balinese cuisine, therapeutic body massages and more. But the highlight of our recent trip to Bali was the strenuous hike up Mount Batur – an active volcano located 1,717 metres above sea level – where we caught the most gorgeous sunrise in our entire lifetime.
Like most other travellers, we wanted to catch the glorious sun rising from the horizon and that meant we had to start our ascent at an unearthly 4am in complete darkness. Armed with nothing but a mini torchlight, we navigated our way up the unpaved mountain. The route was extremely steep and narrow, and we urge those suffering from scotophobia and acrophobia to think twice.
But trust us, the high from watching the stunning sunrise is absolutely worth the physical pain. From sacrificing sleep, hiking in pitch darkness to wearing appropriate clothing, here are 9 Things One Should Expect and Prepare For When Trekking Up Mount Batur Before Sunrise.
The organic dining scene in Ubud, Bali is flourishing. Health food restaurant Sari Organik is one of the pioneers that every foodie traveller should make a point to dine at. It is, undeniably, our favourite eatery among the gorgeous paddy fields in Bali.
The humble eatery first opened about 12 years ago with a focus on organic and sustainable produce. The family-run business is located right in the remote rice paddies where cars are prohibited to traverse through. You have to arrive either via a motorbike or by foot – which is quite a walk, but well worth it.
Despite its obscure location, the green restaurant sees no lack of patrons on a daily basis.
Updated on 12 Feb 2016
Naughty Nuri’s - famous for its wicked pork ribs and cocktails – is opening its first restaurant in Singapore at Capitol Piazza in January 2016.
For so many years now, we have been hooked to their smokey ribs, and now, we need not travel to Bali for it.
Nasi Campur is technically a mixed rice dish filled with multiple small dishes and we, like many other tourists, find ourselves drawn to it whenever we visit Bali. This dish is simply a showcase of all the best kind of food you can find in Indonesia.
It is similar to our Singaporean Cai Fan or mixed vegetables rice, and it consists of a number of dishes surrounding steamed white rice. Some of the more popular small dishes include tempeh, stir-fried eggplant or green beans, curried meats and fried eggs.
Bali is one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the world, with world-class resorts and breathtaking sunsets. The Balinese are also one of the most hospitable people around. It is little wonder Bali is such a popular holiday spot and honeymoon choice.
There will always be lovely villas and resorts to stay at when in Bali. But we came up with a bucket list of luxurious villas – what we’d like to think of as #vacationgoals – and they will most definitely blow you away. Unbeatable views, private pools, decors and interiors that boast unrivalled splendours; some of the many reasons why we dream of having a holiday in these luxurious villas in Bali.
When you are feeling indulgent, here’s a round-up of 14 Luxurious Villas in Bali That You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life - to unwind and relax, because you deserve it!
If we were running away from the world, you’d probably find us at W Retreat & Spa Bali. It is one of our all-time favourites in the Island of Gods, and there is no reason to not swing by for a resort getaway.
Well, if we really need to dig out one to justify our recent trip back to the property, it is because Starfish Bloo – a gorgeous restaurant and seaside beach club that serves Pan-Asian cuisine in a classy and stylish setting – has a new chef leading the team. That only means more yums for the tums, right?
Having worked in Beijing for two years, Chef Matthew McCool is no stranger to Asian food. That aside, he has an admirable resume working under world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay at his three-star Michelin restaurant in London, Tom Aikens and two-star Michelin restaurant Chez Bruce, and Altitude Restaurant at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel which earned three hats from the prestigious Gault&Millau Australia and won Restaurant of the Year at the Tourism Accommodation Awards in 2014.
Traveling to Bali is actually a lot cheaper than you think! It is not difficult to travel to Bali on a budget because you can get cheap air tickets via budget airlines, as well as plenty of options for affordable home stays listed on AirBnb.
We traveled to Ubud and spent less than S$280 in three days two nights per person. The amount includes round-trip plane tickets, return airport transfer, accommodation, activities and daily meals.
From riding a motorbike to dining at Anthony Bourdain’s favourite restaurant, we conquered 15 fun activities that you can do in Ubud during a long weekend. Here’s how you can travel to Ubud, Bali for a 3D2N Getaway with S$280 (all-inclusive).