Jatiluwih is derived from 2 words. “Jati” means “real” & “luwih” means “beautiful” in the Balinese language. Hence, the simple translation is “Really Beautiful.” It really is beautiful because you will be treated to a landscape of rice field terraces from the mountain hills to the seaside. For some, it is also known as “Jatiluwih Green Land” & this is the only place on earth that has 3 annual rice harvests!
Jatiluwih opens daily, from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Try visiting just after it opens or after 4:00 pm when the temperature is more tolerable. There is an entrance fee of IDR40,000. It was our 2nd last stop for the day & since we did not have much time to spare, we weren’t able to explore the beautiful scenic green paddy fields. Besides, I wasn’t in the right condition to walk much but the tour agent had thoughtfully given me a walking stick made from a tree trunk for assistance. So, I persevered.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is located in the middle of Bali at the foot of Mount Batukaru in the village of Jatiluwih of Tabanan Regency. It is also about 850 metres above sea level in the Penebel district. Hence, the atmosphere can be cool at times.
In June 2012, UNESCO had recognised Jatiluwih as one of the World’s Cultural Heritage Site as the rice fields are being watered by a traditional method called the Subak Irrigation System preserved from the 9th century & passed down through generations. Since farmers depend on the Subak, different Subaks from the 150 rivers & streams in Bali come together & merge into a single system to irrigate the rice terraces. These successful Subaks were due to the stringent management undertaken by the villagers themselves through the village cooperatives who gained recognition as the dominant factor in Bali’s entry on the heritage list.
Since we had visited the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, we were able to make comparisons. In our opinion, the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace wins hands down. It is the biggest rice terraces in Bali, comprising over 600 hectares of incredibly well-maintained rice terraces & fields that follow the hillside topography of the Batukaru mountain range & is probably a replica of rice terraces in the 9th century. Hence, the landscape is far larger & the green fields are more expansive, magnificent & stretches by the kilometres.
The rice stems are much longer at Jatiluwih. So, at ground level they look less terraced than at Tegalalang.
There are fewer cafes & restaurants in Jatiluwih & the locals do not hound you for donations. So, you can afford to chill & relax even more. The atmosphere is more laidback, less crowded & the paths are easier to walk on.
We saw the famous Bali swing & some scarecrows that were built for photo opps to scare away the birds. My partner dropped some money in a donation box before we helped ourselves to some selfie photos on the swing.
On our way back up, we had stopped by a small & narrow stream which is part of the Subak. We had put our hands in the water & found it to be extre
China Discovery organised an amazing tour - we gave them a list of sights we wanted to see from Lhasa to Xiamen and they organised the schedule. It was impressive organisation - when we added additional sights - as we found more things we wanted to see - these were accommodated without fuss.
Our Tibet Visa was professionally sorted for us and provided via our guide.
The calibre of Guide was excellent – command of English, finding quiet, hideaway places for photos without crowds, extend of knowledge and ability to explain and enthuse their clients was outstanding,
We would happily use them again.!!!
Another hidden gem in Tebet. This time we try to stop by the Frenchie Cafe. This minimalist cafe can be a place for those of you who like to ride in the morning, because they are open from 8 am.
For those of you who want to work from a cafe, you can also, because the location is in a residential complex and far from passing vehicles, so the atmosphere here is quite calm and very cozy. Now, this Frechie serves several kinds of French-style menus at very affordable prices, ranging from snacks to main courses.
Oh yes, yesterday we came here to try the Frenchie Latte which is one of their signatures, the taste is quite creamy between espresso, fresh milk, added with sweet thick which makes the taste even creamier.
Price Range (1 Person):
IDR 20K - 30K
IDR 20K - 65K
Location : Jl. West Tebet XI No. 3 PAV, South Jakarta.
#caffe #coffeeshop #restaurant #place #goodplace #goodfoods #gooddrinks #urbanexplore #jakarta
The area has a metro station in the middle of it and is close to another must see area of Tai Koo Li. We also walked to the Anshun Bridge from here. The restaurants in this area can be quite overpriced but it is a very cool area to check out with cool displays, tall buildings, shops and the giant panda on IFS. The area is near impossible to get in and out of by Didi after 3 pm so do plan for metro or expect a long wait time. We found the area quite walkable and walked back to our hotel from here.
There are some very pricey restaurants but there are some cheap Xiao Mian and other noodle options on the side streets. We spent 21 RMB on a few good bowls in the area.!!!
A visit to this temple gives a deep insight into the culture of the country. Everything is very spacious and you can really do a little time travel.This place is located not so fare away from the down town area. The Ritz Carlton Hotel is about a 15-minute drive away & by taxi you can expect costs not higher than $ 8. Inside the area you can find 2-3 tea houses and even a vegetarian restaurant. If you are traveling with a small group (3-6 people) you should rent a room and take a tea ceremony.An indescribable experience, completely private and with really good tea in a pleasant atmosphere (cost around $ 40) & you can stay 60-90 minutes if you like.!!!!
Location - Mount Imbiah Nature Trial
Address - 51 Imbiah Rd, 099702
Getting There - Sentosa Express from VivoCity, alight at Imbiah Station.
Attractions - Nature Trail
Hotels - Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa, Oasia Sentosa, Hotel Michael etc.
Food & Restaurants - Tanjong Beach Club, Good Old Days, Coasties etc.
Shopping - Resort World Sentosa is a tram ride away
Mount Imbiah Nature Trial is a popular Nature walk hotspot for hiker in Sentosa. The Trial is at a forested hill and is one of two protected nature areas on Sentosa. 2.3km in length, this network trail takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete. There are plenty of signage and map to help visitor navigate the area while admiring the flora and fauna of the area.
There are also man-made structures along the trail that serve as perfect spots to take pictures.
🍹🥪Sunday’s Toast w the Most~!
🥪🥜🍗Gettin’ the most out of brunch w this stacka’ 𝐏𝐁 & 𝐉 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐞, as its nuttiness comes through w the savoury crunchy chicken katsu, rounded off w a good sweet-spicy sriracha. If you’re a nutter, this is your jam!
🥐🍳Get eggs-tra w the creamiest 𝐒𝐦𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞, creamy custardy folds of egg-citement along w crunchy bites of peppers & corn, & two mini croissants to dip in w.
🧇🍤Otherwise a hearty Thai-inspired 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐢-𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐲 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐖𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐬, or a jap-inspired 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐀𝐮𝐱 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐬 topped w crunchy breaded shrimps on a thicc garlic toast.
🧄🍟🧀Perhaps a serve of chunky 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 to share, but most definitely, this platter of gooey 𝐁𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐞 & crispy flatbread to keep it dippin’~
🍹🫖Cheers w a couple bougie teas & refreshing coolers, such as the 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐲𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐮𝐦 𝐖𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐎𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐞 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤, 𝐎𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 & 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐮𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐨𝐣𝐢𝐭𝐨.
#brunch #coffeedate #pb&j #sgcafe
💋💨Smoked & devoured~
🔥🐠It awakens all senses w this 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐬𝐮𝐨 𝐧𝐨 𝐓𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢, where its skin is lightly seared, then sliced into pink rare slabs over a bed of straws that’s being torched at the table & uncovered to 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 ‘𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐲’ 𝐬𝐦𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚. Firm w fatty flavours on its own, & nicely paired w the strong raw flavours of the onions, garlic & chilli ponzu.
The October Seasonal Menu includes;
🐟💭~ 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐝 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐭 𝐑𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐤;
My fave delicacy of the night - as the heap of pudgy shirako glistened from its pool of bonito-citrus dressing that gives a lil boost to its mild cheese-liked flavour. This was parboiled till the sacs got a tad tighter & firmer in texture, & its flavours more enhanced. 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡-𝐠𝐚𝐬𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬, 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠-𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐚.
🥚🍙~ 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 ‘𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐡;’
Half an egg drenched w ikura, topped w gurenge sea urchin & wasabi. First bite into the spoon for a mouthful of bursting flavours of the sea, & another bite wrapped in nori along w the hidden rice ball in the bowl.
🍁🐟🍙~ 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐭-𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐦𝐚 𝐅𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐰 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐮𝐜𝐞;
Slabbed w jap rice, wrapped in shiso leaves, then crusted w salt & grilled till tender & flakey w its ubiquitous bones & distinctive oily flavours.
🐟🍄~ 𝐁𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦𝐬 & 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐨.
🍠~ 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐲 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐨 𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐤𝐤𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐨 𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐮𝐜𝐞.
🥚~ 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐄𝐠𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫.
🫒🥃~ 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐔𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐮;
The 𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐞 & 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐰 𝐚 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐞 & 𝐩𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐯𝐨𝐝𝐤𝐚 & 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐦 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐛𝐮𝐝𝐬. Curiosity got me trying a juicy plum(p) & it literally oozed a potent shot of vodka w a nice tang from chewing on the plum’s flesh. Am inspired to make an alcoholic batch next year!
Went out for the last group of 5 person gathering before sept 27 reached (reducing to 2 pax till 24 Oct 😢)
We went to @devilskitchensg at Holland Village, the food are tasty and affordable! Recommended to go and try it 😍
What we ordered:
𝟭. 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗣𝗲𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗽 ($𝟭𝟲.𝟴𝟬)
𝟮. 𝗛𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗶𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗶𝘇𝘇𝗮 ($𝟭𝟱)
𝟯. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝘀 ($𝟭𝟮.𝟴𝟬)
𝟰. 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗽𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗻 ($𝟵.𝟴𝟬)
𝟱. 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗵𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶 𝗕𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲 ($𝟭𝟯)
𝟲. 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗹’𝘀 𝗝𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗼 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 ($𝟮𝟲.𝟴𝟬)
𝟳. 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗴𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗚𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗼 ($𝟳)
𝟴. 𝟯𝗟 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻 ($𝟲𝟮)
Gathering and drinking day is a happy day 😍🥰
[Media tasting] 📍 @thornys_sg
I think my relatives and friends are gonna get shocked when they see this review because for me to durian, is as hard as they winning a lottery😂
Firstly, congrats @thornys_sg for the grand opening on 25th September 2021 🥳🎉
@thornys_sg started off with selling durians online by 2 young gentlemen hoping to satisfy all the durian cravings out there, and now they are here to start a dessert shop to cater a different experience of eating durian! 😍
𝐌𝐚𝐨 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐟𝐟 ($𝟕)
Smooth, creamy and rich! 👍
I look at it for a minute when it was served to table because abit anxious 😂, and the moment i put into my mouth, the only word that came out is “好吃 (yummy)” 😍
I empty the bowl of mousse in less than 15mins, and @_yxxryxn_n got a shocked 😂
This dessert kinda change my perspective towards durian, and I’m glad that I faced my fear 🙊
𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲𝐝𝐞𝐰 𝐒𝐚𝐠𝐨 ($𝟒.𝟓𝟎) 🍈
Not very sweet and is refreshing. They give a generous amount of sago! (see the picture, a mountain of sago😍)
All Mao Shan Wang Mousse purchased will have an optional for free upgrade to Biscoff, and all dine in customers will receive 1x Free Juice of the Day! 🥤
*While Stocks Last* Valid till Saturday 2nd of October 2021!
I definitely have to say this is a recommended to go, and is worth the trip down even though is inaccessible👍
Lastly, thanks @thornys_sg for having us! I really enjoy it so much! 😬
21 Woodlands Close 01-26,
⏰ 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
Monday to Friday: 12pm-12am
My family enjoyed walking through the hallways and different rooms of Casa Manila. It gave us a glimpse of how the rich Spanish-Filipino families lived during the olden times. The bedrooms had ornate wooden beds and nice wooden furniture. The dining area had a big dining table and heavy wooden chairs. It even had giant fabric fans above (pulled on the side by helpers) to cool the guests and to shoo away flies. The kitchen showed the utensils used for extensive cooking. The restroom had matching chairs/toilets so that the master of the house could converse with a person while they were both doing their business. We also noticed the alleyways on the side of the house where the helpers called aliping sagigilid would pass to go around the house.!!!