Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

On our recent trip to Bali to attend the Toast Around the World event on Kuta, we decided to extend our trip, just a wee bit longer, so that we could check out Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran. This hotel was supposed to be rather new ( launched sometime in May), and rumor had it that […]

10 Things to Do in Bali

Ahh.. Bali.. Only 3 hours by flight from Malaysia, and the island is so small you can actually drive around it in a day. On the coast, the beaches, the surf, and as you go further inland, the rice terraces, enchanting temples and annual religious ceremonies.. is all part and parcel of why I find […]

Flying AirAsia to Bali

Airasia recently won the 2013 Low Cost Airline of the Year Award again at the 2013 Air Transport News (ATN) Awards ceremony in Montreal, Canada. This repeat recognition and reputation is probably why we chose to fly with them again into Denpasar the capital of Bali, and also maybe because of their affordability, due to […]

Toast Around the World with Sheraton Kuta Bali

We arrived in Bali, after a four hour delay in the plane, due to bad weather. But the sight that greeted us was enough to make us forget our travel blues. We had arrived at Sheraton Kuta Bali, for the Toast Around the World event, that would be held the following day, on the 15th […]

Ori Bumbu


When we talk about affordable Balinese food in Kuala Lumpur, we think generally think about Bumbu Bali, Waterlily or Ole ole Bali. In Bali today, you can eat extremely well, and choose from a variety of national cuisines. Street food in Bali is cheap enough and you would probably have to pay three times for […]

Interview with Executive Chef Steven Grande


During our stay at Karma Kandara Uluwatu, Bali, we had the pleasure of getting acquainted with the food at the diMare restaurant and on one occasion, we meet up with the Chef. We spoke to him about being featured on the Chef in the Spotlight segment of Cumi & Ciki Blog and he very kindly […]

Nasi Ayam Ibu Oki at Jimbaran, Bali

The following day at the Karma Kandara, we got a phone-call from our friend, Benny who lives in Bali. The message on the other end of the phone was clear. “I am going to take you to eat the best Nasi Ayam in Bali”! It was called Nasi Ayam Ibu Oki and situated in Jimbaran, […]

Dancing Fish

One of the great finds FY2010 would be Dancing Fish, located in Bangsar Shopping Center. Dancing Fish Malay-Indo Restaurant is a place that serves Indonesian food from Bali, Java and other parts of Indonesia. The food here is prepared very well and tastes delicious. Dancing fish comes highly recommended if you want to partake of […]

Serene Chaos (2) – Travel Tip

After writing on Part 1 last week, this is Part 2 of the Travel Tip installment from Nigel Skelchy on Bali. A great place to have dinner before you step out to watch hellish visions would be Zanzibar on Jalan Double Six(Double Six Street), Bali . Great food, great service, at great prices.  Just imagine, […]

Serene Chaos – Travel Tip Pengerupukan parade of Ogoh-ogoh

Bali travel tip from Nigel Skelchy, a baker, a gentlemen, a buddy

Our Anniversary

Eventhough you sometimes drive me crazy…. with your KUNGFU PANDA antics…, …your evil knievel jumps.., .. and your gravity defying stunts… It’s nice to know that life with you… will never be boring…. (here’s to many more years of WOO-HOOOO!) Happy Anniversary Babe!

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