Ubud is an unmissable enchanting destination for countless of reasons and over the years, the Balinese town has built up quite a reputation for itself with its impressive selection of healthy cafes. These casual Indonesian eateries are characterised by its affordability and deliciousness – no wonder, the expat community is growing exponentially!
From dessert speciality Caramel Patisserie & Cafe, third-wave coffee shop Seniman Coffee Studio to organic bistro Clear Cafe, here is our Guide to 12 Awesome Cafes in Ubud, Bali.
You probably did not know that you could enjoy the luxury of a private personal villa at just less than S$150 a night in Ubud, Bali.
It typically costs over a thousand dollars a night to stay in a 5-star world-class villa. But thanks to the rise of AirBnb, a wide variety of affordable luxurious holiday homes have been made available to those who are on a budget.
Read on to find out the 15 villas in Ubud, Bali that you can stay at for less than S$150 a night.
Balinese specialty health food establishment Clear Café is renowned for its all-encompassing menu of nourishing juices, tasty salads, sandwiches, Indonesian classics and raw/vegan dishes.
This Ubud-based café has proved to consumers that healthy food can actually taste insanely delicious.
Set foot into the multi-level café and be greeted by a splash of rainbow colours; the open-air gorgeous café is characterised by pastel-coloured wooden furniture and boasts an unrivalled view of Ubud’s tranquil countryside surroundings.
Definitely worth making a special detour if you are visiting Bali soon!
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.