Our Honeymoon - Bali Part II - Villa Ylang Ylang [Travel]

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

I'm finally posting pictures of our honeymoon after 3 months! For those who have missed our wedding, you can read about it here, and here for part I of our honeymoon (pictures of the awesome villa!).

So here are some pictures of what we did and the food we had at the villa. We spent most of our time in the pool and relaxing in the villa, not to forget the Balinese massages we had too. As for food, we just told the manager or chef what we wanted and they would try their best to accommodate us. We were served lots of snacks and fruit platters throughout the day!


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Day 1 - dinner at the villa. We were given a menu and we had to choose the dishes we wanted beforehand so they could do the grocery shopping. Foods and beverages were charged based on grocery cost system. We paid for the ingredients at cost price so it was really cheap and the quality was surprisingly good. To be honest, the food at the villa was way better than what we had outside the villa and that's the reason why we ate in 2 nights out of 3.

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Tom yum soup

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Pomelo salad with prawns

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Fried rice

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Gado-gado - salad with peanut sauce

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Beef rendang

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Satay - ordered pork and beef. Unsure what we got. One of it tasted like chicken.

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Satay lilit - fish paste on sugar cane sticks

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Ayam bakar kampung - grilled chicken, served with super spicy belacan

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Laksa - spicy noodle soup

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Dessert 1 - supposed to be cendol - totally unlike the normal Malaysian cendol which normally has shaved ice, palm sugar, coconut milk and green jelly. It was just sago with coconut milk and it was warm.

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Dessert 2 - bubur hitam (black rice dessert) - was burnt. We were wondering if the burnt taste was normal and some people suggested the local style was to add coffee to make it so. A friend interrogated the cook later and he apologised for burning our food haha. The cook made up by making some more the next day.

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The pigpig KO after having too much food.

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Day 3 - dinner at the villa again. I suffered from severe food poisoning on Day 3 and had to miss out my lobster meal! These pictures were provided by the suckling pig...sob sob...We ate out on day 2 and will be posting about the meal that might have poisoned me.

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part III ----------> here.

Missed part I? Read ----------> here.

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Our Honeymoon - Bali Part I - Villa Ylang Ylang [Travel]

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Just realised it's our 3 months anniversary! I thought it's about time I post something about our wonderful honeymoon. Yes, I know it's a bit late, but I had a hard time choosing which photos to post. There are a lot of pictures in this post, so I'll keep the words as short as possible.


If you missed our wedding, you can read about it here. As many of you know, we are Malaysians currently living in the UK. We only took 3 and a half weeks off for our wedding back in Malaysia, so we wanted a short honeymoon and preferably somewhere near home. It was a 'group honeymoon' with our friends in Bali, Indonesia - not very romantic with so many people, but it was definitely a very fun and memorable honeymoon!


We stayed at Villa Ylang Ylang - the most amazing part of our honeymoon. It was a beachfront 6 bedroom villa located at Saba Bai - a deserted stretch of black sand beach in Sanur. It was located in the middle of nowhere, quite far from the main tourists attractions but that didn't bother us much. It was very peaceful and quiet and the villa itself was so amazing we spent most our time chilling in the villa. We were basically living like queens and kings served by a group of very helpful and attentive staffs - a full-time manager, a trained cook, villa attendants, security guards, a garderner and a pool attendant.


The main entrance of the villa.
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View of the villa from the beach. The villa is comprised of a central, two-storey living and dining pavilion. The pavilion faces the garden and swimming pool, which is flanked by six bedrooms (3 on each side). The entire villa has surround sound system so pretty soon we replaced the default music provided with our iPods (Jason Mraz was played a lot!)


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View of the beach.
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Now for a tour inside the villa. The ground floor of the pavilion comprised of the living room, dining area, kitchen and the studio (home theater).


The dining area.
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A corridor.
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The kitchen.
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Staircase leading up to the second floor.
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The timber floored gallery on the second floor. Didn't do much here actually, just had massages.
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View of the living room from upstairs.
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Massage and spa treatment area with cushions.
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A daybed on a balcony overlooking the garden and pool.
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View of the garden from the balcony.
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View of the bedrooms from the balcony.
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Handing in the dinner request + more food for tea now please because we're damn hungry!
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Back to the ground floor. The dining area overlooking the garden and pool.
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A mini-jacuzzi. Each side of the villa had one.
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The mini-gym with sauna
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The bedrooms and the pool.
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Our bedroom.
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The bathtub in our room. The wild boar sat here for 15mins with the tap running at full blast and there was only enough water to cover his foot.
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A twin bedroom.
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The shower in the twin bedroom. There were 4 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms. The twin bedrooms only have showers, no bathtub.
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Some photos of the villa at night.


The main entrance.
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The garden.
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Our bathtub.
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Dinner table.
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To be continued...I'll be posting pictures of what we did and the food we had!


PS. Some pictures are provided by the suckling pig (one of our eating companions and part-time hand model on this blog).

Read part II----------> here.


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