Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Mangrove trekking tour will probably sound unfamiliar in the southern part of Bali. Mainly because beach tourism is the main attraction from southern part of Bali island. This time I found an unique destination which might still less known by tourists and backpackers. Does everybody have known mangrove trekking in south bali before? Well, even though it is located next to Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, the super busy, and sometimes jammed road, apparently this mangrove forest can be considered as a hidden destination in Bali.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Based on data i’ve found from a variety of sources, Samalona Island is part of the city of Makassar, sub-district Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi. Access to the island is pretty easy, because only a 20-30 minute crossing the sea. Hiring the fishermen’s boat is common way for crossing to Samalona Island. The boats it self are easily found in Kayu Bangkoa pier. But I was crossing to Samalona from unknown dock in front of Fort Rotterdam.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Popies lane is a small hallway or alley in a street which is very famous throughout the world because of its nightlife. Poppies Lane is also popular destination among backpacker and budget traveler to stay in Bali. Its cheap and clean accommodation located in the stategic location, attracting traveler from around the world. The location of Poppies Lane itself is realy close to Kuta beach, approximately 5 – 10 minute walk by foot.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – This beach also have a nick name “Pink Beach”, because it sands have a little bit pink colour. This beach is always may favourite destination when i visit Lombok. Never miss this one when visiting Lombok :)
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – I canceled immediately my plan for snorkeling in japanese ship wreck point. When I saw a cluster of beautiful coral that clearly visible from my motorcycle. Hey! I remember that before japanese shipwreck snorkeling spot, there is a spot that I want to try, The name is Jemeluk Bay!
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – The first one, Kelan Beach! never heard or know this beach before? I’m not sure most tourist or traveler know this beach, it is located right next to international airport Ngurah Rai runway. Sometimes this beach is so noisy, because of aircraft landing sound. But that makes this beach sunset view is so unique.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Nothing is more fun when you come across an island with all the civilizations in it (internet, tv, electricity), but no motorized vehicles at all in it. Machine powered vehicle is absolutely forbidden! Can you imagine how fresh are the air on the island? And How calm the atmosphere is? But we still able to surf the internet, open social media, and do internet work. Well, i am a programmer and blogger, internet is absolutely important for me :)
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Sundays is a day when many of tourism spot in Bali is always packed with a sea of people. But this one seems not too popular destination on the island. I only seen two security guards who were chatting in front of the gate when I looked for a place to park my motorbike. “Just directly parking your motorbike inside” one of the security guard told me. Okay, this place seemed too quiet for a destination that is located on the international island such as Bali.