Heya everyone! It's been some time since my last post, and while I'm still working on my Taiwan travelogues, I thought I'd share another Bali post that was first posted on GetKlarity's E-Magazine last week, when I was still having a ball of a time experiencing Bali! Back in Singapore now of course, and I'm ready to carry on energised and revitalised from my short get-away.
Bali is a really fantastic spot for a short and relaxing holiday, and the below six points are just kinda why I'm falling in love with Bali in less than 48 hours. Hope you'll enjoy reading!
1. Beer is cheaper than water in Bali
A bottle of Bintang (pictured above) costs less than $2. That is cheaper than bottled water in Singapore, people! This is just insane. And for the record, this Bintang Radler Beer and Lemon tastes just like lemonade! I much prefer it over regular beer. In fact, our co-founder Anirbalinese (that's his new name) has not even had a single sip of water for more than two days straight since we touched down in Bali two days ago!
2. It's way awesome-er to work out of a pool than say, on a regular work desk.
I really don't know why I've never tried this earlier. OH RIGHT. I don't have a private pool of my own... :( Basically, sitting in a pool while working on the laptop feels like a really relaxing hydro-therapy sort of spa where you get to soak up some Vitamin D but also at the same time you're feeling really good and getting lots of work done because it is just too awesome. Productivity level 200%!
Calm blue waters, white sandy beaches with sand so fine it's almost like powder! The sound of the waves lazily crashing against the shores is just hypnotically calming, and the constant sea breeze is amazing. It's not as clean as I'd have liked it to be but you still need to head over to Jimbaran Bay Beach, for the next three points that I really can't rave enough about...
An entire tableful of grilled seafood and local Balinese cuisine for four pax cost a total of SGD50. Free view of the beautiful blue ocean and complimentary windy sea breeze, thank you very much. The seafood was fresh and well-grilled, and it was a perfect meal to have by the sea-side! Though I recommend that you come to Jimbaran Beach in the evening instead so that you get to admire the beautiful sunset as you dine. What could be better than this?
I HAVE NEVER TASTED A COCONUT THIS ENORMOUS, EVER! I swear, the coconut was practically the size of my head. I kid you not!! It was utterly refreshing on a hot sunny afternoon, and the coconut water was just like a never-ending fountain. I also scraped up every single bit of that tender, juicy, white flesh and it was sooooo good! How do the coconuts here actually grow this huge??
I'm sorry: I couldn't resist spamming pictures of the beautiful, beautiful, golden yellow grilled corn. We bought these piping hot cobs of grilled corn from an old Balinese uncle hawking his corn by the sea-side, and it was the best thing we've had! I really don't know what magic sauce they've added to this thing, but it was MIND-BLOWING! This cob of corn, freshly grilled, was sweet, buttery, salty, fragrant and juicy, all at the same time. There was this additional dimension of flavour that I couldn't fathom, but sources have suggested to me that the secret ingredient could be.. Peanut Butter?!
No matter what it is, you have to try this! Your life will never be the same again.
Please excuse my sentimentality: Just me having an intense moment with my grilled corn, and the sea. So that's just six things that I've learnt in the last 48 hours.. There's more, which I'll share in time to come! It has been an adventure here thus far and Team GetKlarity is enjoying every bit of it!! Now, it's back to work.. In my pool.
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