Bali [KLM x Gushcloud] Part II

This continuation post to Bali Part I was supposed to have been done way earlier. However, the sudden passing of my grandfather left me really sad and busy with funeral preparations. Haven’t been in much of a mood for anything happy since, but I had a rather good dream of him last night. So, I’m feeling all better already and am ready to blog happier things. 

The other gorgeous Gushcloud bloggers have finished their Bali posts long ago, so some of you may have already seen what we did and have gone through all the photo moments. But! Do look at my photo barrage post anyway…because I’m sure you can’t get enough of us! 😀
Day 3
We headed to Potato Head Beach Club at Seminyak. The club was beautiful, and the beach beside was even more gorgeous! The sand was super soft and sparkled in the sun. It was paradise on earth.



With roomie, Sophia.

The menu at the club.

Gorgeous beach.
Cutie-pie Donna.

Reiee & Tricia.

Tammy.

Carmen and Sheena.

Whoopee! We wasted no time and headed straight for the beach after wolfing down our meals!
Happy smiles. 🙂


Introducing, Eric. Love his hair!

Lone ranger on the beach. I tried to play with him, but he seemed afraid and didn’t take to me much.

Jump shots, again! Can you see the sand sparkling? 

Wheeeee!



The water was so inviting, we couldn’t wait to get in. We changed and were chasing waves and having so much fun until 2 guys who are working on the beach came round to tell us not to swim in the sea because 3 guys drowned right at the spot we were at just the day before! The waves and currents are apparently too strong ! Yikes.

Funny candid. 

Group shot!

And suddenly, a horse came by!

I’ve always loved horses. 🙂 

Kay Kay, you so hot!





And we ended our fun at Potato Head by soaking in their pool.

We all trooped to Toya spa for a pampering session after a day in the sun. The experience there was so terrible that I didn’t take any pictures at all. Don’t go there! It’s overpriced nonsense. A complete rip off. We spent our last night clubbing at Bounty and Sky Lounge, and once again…no pictures from me. Oops…Fun night though!

Day 4

 Headed to Sea Circus with the roomates the next day (we all woke up super late from clubbing the night before!).

Cute place. Pity we were so late we missed their breakfast/brunch menu. 😦
Beef sandwich and latte. 

 

Wearing my favourite Pink Flare dress!
Outside Sea Circus. (Photo stolen off Sophia’s blog!)
Sophia and I walked around and did some light shopping.
#ootd…yes, even in Bali. Haha.
This little shop got us 2 really excited. Such pretty homeware, and cheap too! We didn’t have much time and had to rush the shopping a little. (Photo stolen off Sophia’s blog again. Not enough time to shop…let alone to take pictures! :p) We rushed back to pack our bags after and it was time to bid Bali ‘goodbye’.

Final few shots of our resort.

Back on KLM! Pity we didn’t have the time for the lounge.


We flew back on economy this time, just so we’ll know how both the business and economy classes were. Economy didn’t disappoint! Comfortable seat, good entertainment system, and yummy hot meals. 🙂

 

Thank you KLM, Goodway Hotel, Gushcloud and Bali for the lovely time and for being such wonderful hosts.
See you all again soon!
You can check out awesome Bali flight deals on KLM here!

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 Do also check out KLM’s fun Passport app. You can compile your travel photos and make a video out of it!

xoxo

Bali [KLM x Gushcloud] Part I

I’m bacckkkk! If you read my earlier entry, you’ll know that I was sent away with a bunch of awesome bloggers to Bali by KLM Airlines and Gushcloud. We spent a fantastic 4 days exploring Bali and taking in the sights and sounds. I had so much fun! Bali is such a beautiful and culture rich place that spending just 4 days there was simply not enough. I’ll let my pictures do the talking! (warning: a photo heavy entry with lots of hot babes!) 
Day 1
We were flown to Bali on Business Class. *woo hoo!
Awesome leg room.
Super comfy seats that could recline into a flat bed. Damn, I wished I was on a much longer flight.

With Eric.
In-flight amenity kit. Viktor & Rolf no less!
Delicious meal. (I chose beef.)
Yay, we’re off to Bali! 🙂
We were each given one of these cute KLM Delft Blue Houses toward the end of the flight. There are 92 of these houses to be collected! 
A bit of history: From 1952, these houses are given to passengers on board every KLM Intercontinental flights in the World Business Class. These original Delft Blue miniature houses are real copies of the gable houses alongside the canals in Amsterdam and from other historical towns in Holland. 
A flight to Bali on KLM’s World Business Class is only $574 including taxes. How very affordable! You can check out their flight deals here:
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And after flying for 2+ hours, we’re here!! 
We checked into Goodway Hotel at Nusa Dua. The resort had a lovely rustic, Indonesian flair. 

From left to right: Tricia, Me, Sophia, Tammy, Roger (GM of Goodway Hotel), Donna, Kay Kay, Reiee & Eric.

I bunked into a huge 2 room suite with Sophia (my roomie), Carmen and Sheena – our ‘nannies’ from Gushcloud.

Carmen & Sheena’s ‘romantic’ room.

Mine and Sophia’s room.
We headed to Kuta to feed our hungry stomachs and checked out some clubs around the area after. 

The Engine Room.

With Reiee and Tricia.

Day 2

We started the day by heading to an Elephant Safari for elephant rides. I felt really mean for sitting on an elephant and having the poor thing carry so much weight. I also have in my head that elephants (and all wild animals) rightfully belong in the wild and that they are miserable when kept captive. 

However, the elephant trainer told me and Sophia and that by keeping these elephants, they are actually saving them from poaching in the wild. The chances of their survival is much higher when they are kept in captive….so it goes back to the chicken and egg problem where humans should not be poaching wild animals vs keeping them safe in captivity (but having them all miserable and sad?). So anyway, the boy told me when I got back that he has heard about animal activist groups in Bali who keep elephants to ensure their survival and that they are treated well and good etc. It made me feel slightly feel better about riding one, but I’m still annoyed with all the poaching and cruelty to animals inflicted by stupid humans.

This lil cutie was very fascinated by my arm candies and kept touching and trying to yank it off my arm. (His hands felt really cold!)
A scary looking reptile. The trainer is checking it’s tail for any cuts or irregularities.

Elephant Parade
Sheena & Eric

Roomie Sophia & I. How cute is she with the flowers in her hair and all!
Tammy & Donna

Meet Donny Crazy! He’s 15 years old. 🙂 
We went to Jimbaran beach after the Elephant Safari where we watched a gorgeous sunset, took lots of Tumblr inspired shots and had a delicious seafood dinner under the moonlight. 
Tricia & I

Me, Tammy & Sophia
Super delicious roasted corn. 

Gorgeous sunset

Lone ranger on the beach.
Aviator twins (Photo stolen off Sophia’s blog. Her camera takes awesome pictures!)
I’ve always wanted to have a shot like this. 🙂 

Jump shot #fail.

Success!! 

So happy to be here!

With Sheena, Carmen & Freda, the Gushcloud minders.
Sophia. 🙂
These shots were taken off Tammy’s blog. So pretty!!

xoxo

Destination: Bali

Can’t wait for Monday to come around because that’s when I’ll be off for a short getaway to Bali with KLM Airlines. These are some of the pieces that I’ll be taking with me this trip. I usually try and plan outfits in my head so that I don’t overpack…leaves me space for shopping!
I have to say a big ‘Thank You’ to KLM and Gushcloud for sending me on this trip (and on Business class too! *squeals*). Bali has always been a place that I’ll like to visit, but haven’t had the chance to yet. 🙂 It’s also going to be my first time flying with KLM! I did some googling to find out more about this Dutch airline and found that they had daily flights to Bali at a really reasonable cost. It costs $200 & up for Economy with hot meals served on board and $574 including taxes for Business. How very affordable! The daily flight timing is convenient too. Late noon flights out, and late evening flights back. 
I peeked (and liked) their Facebook page and found that KLM is currently running a ‘Ik hou van Bali!’ (I Love Bali!) campaign. Like the KLM Facebook page, tell them when you travel to Bali and a surprise might await you. How fun! You can go to their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KLMSingapore for this campaign, or for other fun campaigns, exclusive offers and games. 
I haven’t even gone to Bali yet, but I’m already making a mental note to myself to definitely check out KLM flights on my next trip. Tata everyone! I’m off to finish packing! xoxo
P/S You can check out awesome flight deals to Bali on KLM here! :