Thursday, January 24, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Back Home

I pack my bike in a box. Took the flight at 8.00pm. Paid 710RM and 80.000R for my bike and 150.000 for airport tax, Landed in K.L 11.00pm. I stay in my brother's house in Kajang. Next morning I took a bus to Parit Buntar. Reach home safely and happy to see my family again. Thanks to all my new friends for guideing me during my cycling trip in Jawa-Bali.
Some tourist with surfing broad in Kuta beach

Last picture with my bike in Situbondo
My Great bike is in the box at the air port
Local Express Bus in Malaysia.
My Next cycling trip is to China in June 2008, Beijing 8.8.80 Olympic games opening ceremony

Friday, January 11, 2008

More Pictures in Bali

Night With Irises Couple

I met Peter and Mary in Sri Ratu Hotel in Kuta. Very nice couple and friendly. I learn about the Bali culture from Peter, he explain to the history of Bali too. Night he took to a Indian restoran in Kutu, Very good food and drinks, I enjoy the evening very much with them. He a web-site about Sri ratu hotel.

Me Mary and Peter in the restoran
Big strong and friendly man
Some workers in the Indian Restoran in Kuta
Peter with a big simle

Sri Ratu Cottige - Rest day - 3-1-2008

This is a nice hotel I stay so far and paid a good price. It's clean and workers are always helpful. I stay 3 night because I have to wait for my flight is on 5th.1.08.
After the morning prayers
Room I stay in Bali.
A swimming pool near the hotel.
My morning breakfast in Bali

Night With Balinese Karaoke

A kind man took me to airport to buy my flight ticket to K.L and later of the dayI ask him to have a beer with me to night, he said Ok why don't. So he took me to pub with karaoke. Had few bottles of beer and Arak.
Some Indon ladies in the pub.

Dead tortist on the beach.

Kuta - Rest day - 2-1-2008

Bali women statues
Hindu God Ganes
They fright against the Dutch
Flowers for prayer
God Ganes in front of the hotel in Bali

On the way to Denpaser

The friendly corn seller's wife and his baby.

Rice field

Too young to use hand phone

A good English speaking man
Smiling corn seller

Denpasar - cycling day 17 - 2-1-2008

Room Price : 125,000 R --------------------------Cycle Today : 12.50 Km
KmStart Time : 6.00 am ----------------------------End Time : 7.30 pm
Start City : Denpasar --------------------------End City : Kuta
Start Km : 1379.21 Km --------------------------------End Km : 1391.71 km
Cycling Time :0 hr.56mints ------------------Grand Total: 15110
Speed : 13.01 Km--------------------Highest Speed : 22.5 Km
Denpasar to Kuta
I started at 6.00am, not knowing it is 12,5 km to Kuta. Denpasar is beautiful big town. A lot of hand Craft things are sold here. Specially statue of Hindu gods. I have a friend in Kuta which was introduce by Me Me the lady I met in Kijang. I met Mr.Bangman, he is the manager of Sri Ratu Hotel in Kuta. He discount me the rate for the room. Bali is the only Hotel I paid higher price. Soon after check in I went to the airport to book my flight ticket. I manage to get the flight on the 5th.1.2008. And paid 800.00Rm with the bike with Air Asia. And paid 150.000R for service Tax.

A tall statue on the road side to Denpasar

One of the pura in Rambutsiwi

Sunset in Pura Rambutsiwi at 6.30pm

Pura Rambut Siwi - cycling day 16 - 1-1-2008

Room Price : 70,000 R --------------------------Cycle Today : 79.11 Km
Start Time : 5.00 am ----------------------------End Time : 2.30 pm
Start City : Rambutsiwi -----------------End City : Denpasar
Start Km : 1300.9 Km --------------------------------End Km : 1379.21 km
Cycling Time :5 hr.50mints ------------------Grand Total: 150.19 Km
Average Speed : 11.05 Km--------------------Highest Speed : 52 Km

Rambutsiwi to Pekutatan, Gumbrik, Surebratan, Selemadeg, Tabanan, Mengwi, Denpasar.
The day was fine but the hills are terrible. I had the same experience in Vietnam a few years back. I cycle with pain on my buttock and legs, Earlier I think I wanted to stop in Tabanan but I wanted to go near to Kuta. I have to stop many time to push my bike up the hills. One local cyclist take me to the hotel and he was a guide for me. He is a nice guy ones he was working for the government.
One of the beach side to TubanA pura or a temple on the to Rambutsiwi

Kilo Meter stone on the to Denpasar

In one of the Pura the Agong and devotees

Police Man and the Police station

Gilimanuk(Bali) - Cycling day 15 - 31-12-2007

Room Price : 40,000 R --------------------------Cycle Today : 54.39 Km
Start Time : 8.00 am ----------------------------End Time : 2.00 pm
Start City : Gilimanuk -----------------End City : Rambut Siwi
Start Km : 1245.70 Km --------------------------------End Km : 1300.9 km
Cycling Time :3 hr.48mints ------------------Grand Total: 15018
Average Speed : 14.02 Km--------------------Highest Speed : 46.2 Km

Gilimanuk to Cekik, Melaya, Tukaddaya, Negara, Jembrana, Mendoya and Rambutsiwi.
I did a short cycling cause I am have some pain in my leg. Too long cycling without stopping for last 3 days 21km cycling up hill be Ketapang. Here there is beautiful temple call Pura Rambutsiwi. It's beside the sea with Strong wavers. I celebrate New Year eating maize and drinking Arak Bali.
A small tower on the roadside

Vehicle ferry crossing from Ketapang to Gilimunk(Bali)

A nice room for 40.000R in Gilimanuk

Passenger ferry wait to park at Ketapang terminal

Morning I went to the market nearby the Hotel

Met a friendly lady with 2 children A big Tower crossing to road to Cekik