Art Turns, World Turns

Time to visit a trending art museum in Jakarta city! Mostly, it’s all about painting exhibition. The ticket pricing is 50K IDR for adult and 30K for children. In my opinion, this museum is very educative though I don’t really understand about art paintings.

Pictures captured by My Husband, Mark Salendu



Honeymoon Series: Gili Trawangan

Since we were not looking for any party, we stayed at a peaceful villa in Sengigi, Villa Aryaguna. However, people said if you are looking for hype in Lombok especially at night, go to Gili Trawangan Island. So, before we flew back home, we crossed the sea to set our foot in Gili Trawangan Island for a day.

Before reaching the harbor, we visited Bukit Malimbu. The view was very heavenly beautiful.stellycious-malimbu-1Our tour guide, Lombok Damai Tour, dropped us at the harbor and we both sailed across using a local ferry. We waited around thirty minutes before we got our ferry and the journey took around 45 minutes. After some hours walking around the islands, we went back to Lombok to continue our journey to Pusuk Forest.

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Honeymoon Series: Lombok Beach Hopping

Starting from Tanjung Aan Beach, Kuta Mandalika Beach – Mawun Beach and Selong Belanak Beach. Photo captured by my Husband, Mark Billy (

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Honeymoon Series: Lombok Cultural Village

It is one thing that you don’t want to miss in Lombok, visiting traditional cultural village. We visited three (3) when we was there last October for honeymoon.

The first village is Sukarara, Kampung Tenun Asli, where you can see women making local traditional fabric called Tenun, get yourself wear traditional dresses and take picture in front of the houses. Don’t forget to buy the fabric. This place serves as a union, gathering all the local women to sell handmade Tenun. The price is varied depends on the quality, but overall very reasonable.

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Our honeymoon tour in Lombok handled by Lombok Damai Tour.

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Honeymoon Series: Bali Beaches

On the other day, we move out from Ubud to enjoy the beaches.

Nothing much to say.. Bali beaches never fail us.. 🙂

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Bluepoint beaches


Seminyak Beach while waiting for the romantic sunset.

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Honeymoon Series: Tegallalang Rice Terrace

So, After having lunch at Boni Bali, we continued our sightseeing to the “always trending nature view most people love to see in Ubud”, Tegalalang Rice Terrace. We didn’t follow the track but still captured some pictures from above.

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Honeymoon Series: Pura Tirta Empul

Right after sightseeing Bangli Village, we rolled to Pura Tirta Empul, a Hindu Balinese water temple in Gianyar. This place is interesting to observe religious ceremony, people bathing themselves using holy water to purify their soul, traditional music, beautiful statues, lots of fishes, etc. Close to the area, you can see the first president’s houses.

The entrance ticket was 15K IDR per person (October 2017). To enter the temple, we had to cover our lower body with Sarong. It was believed that the evil spirits may remain there. The local person was really helpful and friendly. They offered us an escort in exploring the temple. They said they will tell you the original history of this temple and everything. However since my husband and I wanted to enjoy our time, we gracefully rejected it.