Start your tour by exploring Singapore, a city state at the crossroads of culture. Singapore warmly embraces the kaleidoscope of peoples that call the country home, and which you’ll discover in the cultural enclaves of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam (Malay district). And this melting pot has left a lasting impact on the vibrant culinary scene, one of Southeast Asia’s best. In recent years, awe-inspiring, futuristic attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands have enhanced the city skyline. However, the country still retains its charming, historic neighborhoods crisscrossed by crowded side streets still teeming with traditional vendor stalls. Nicknamed, the “City in a Garden”, Singapore is covered in greenery and full of impressive gardens, such as the Singapore Botanic Garden which is home to the world’s largest orchid display. Then, continue your Asian adventure in Bali. The first part of your stay is in Nusa Lembongan Island. An island that embraces the beauty of Balinese culture but without the crowds. Located just 30 minutes by boat from Bali’s Sanur, this is what people say Bali was like 30 years ago. In Lembongan you’ll find pristine beaches with coarse white sand, soaring cliff viewpoints, and sea views that can get very idyllic at sunset. Divers can explore vivid reefs off its southwestern coast. The island also has a mysterious underground house, lush mangrove forests, and seafood farming villages. End your adventure with a complete change of scenery in the uplands of Bali, in artistic and wonderfully serene Ubud, the cultural epicenter of this lush and laid-back island. Hindu temples adorn the urban landscape while looming volcanoes and vibrant green rice terraces decorate the horizon. Ubud is the type of town where time takes a break, where days among the restaurants, cafes and artisan street stalls inadvertently turn to weeks. You’ll have a hard time leaving Ubud, and an even harder time forgetting it!
Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. A truly modern metropolis, the city state of Singapore is unlike anywhere else in Southeast Asia. Founded as a trading post for the British Empire, its rapid development and western style are a counterpoint to the more visceral Asian cities of Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Because of its efficient and determined government, Singapore has become a flourishing country that excels in trade and tourism and is a model to developing nations. The capital city, also called Singapore, covers about a third of the area of the main island and is a blended mix of Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions. Its unique ethnic tapestry affords visitors a wide array of sightseeing as well as culinary opportunities from which to choose.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La is the perfect springboard into The Lion City. With so much to see, eat, shop and do, explore Singapore at ease with unmatched, direct connectivity to public transport and a wide array of retail and dining options in the heart of Orchard Road. Enthusiastic, upbeat and fuss-free service, comfortable rooms and an award-winning rooftop infinity-edged pool await after a busy day out. An urban oasis above the pulsating city, soak up panoramic views of the city skyline while lounging on the viewing platforms. Superior Room: Slick, compact and modern design with all the in-room amenities. Mobile massage services: The hotel offers a mobile massage service where you can enjoy a relaxing massage in the sunshine, a poolside cabana or the privacy of your room. Daily Aquaspin class in the beautiful rooftop pool: Offered every day, Aquaspin proudly incorporates a wide range of programs tailored to your specific needs so you can achieve your fitness goals at your own pace. Build muscle strength, increase your cardiovascular endurance, or simply maintain a healthy, fit body. https://www.hoteljen.com/singapore/orchardgateway/photos-videos/
Nusa Lembongan is an island located southeast of Bali. It is part of a group of three islands that make up the Nusa Penida district, of which it is the most famous. Full of hidden coves, perfect sunset spots, lovely guesthouses, and boutique resorts, Nusa Lembongan is perfect for a couple of days away from it all. Scuba diving around Nusa Lembongan and its neighbors, particularly Nusa Penida, is excellent. Spotting huge manta rays, underwater buddha statues and beautiful corals and colorful fish are the highlights. Nusa Lembongan is one of the best places to visit in Bali, providing a perfect balance between raw natural beauty, relaxation, and adventure.
Set in Lembongan, Mahagiri Resort Nusa Lembongan is a beachfront resort with an outdoor pool and a direct access to Mahagiri Beach. It boasts views of Mount Agung, and the islands best spots for sunrises and sunsets. Beach-front Room: All rooms have a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. Certain rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom, stocked with slippers and toiletries as well as AC. Water sports facilities, bike hire and car hire are available in the surrounding areas. You can engage in various activities, such as snorkeling and windsurfing. https://www.mahagiriresortnusalembongan.com/photos.php
Ubud is, in many ways, the cultural hub of Bali. Home to one of Bali’s royal families, this traditional country town has royal palaces and ancient temples. The town is also where some of the world’s notable artisans and collectors have visited and worked in. Along the main street are dozens of art studios and galleries, along with an excellent local crafts market selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings, and jewelry. A short drive outside Ubud will take you to Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud Monkey Forest, and the photogenic Tegallalang rice terrace. Join a day trip to local villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan, where you can see locals making and selling authentic Balinese crafts.
One of the top places to visit in Asia, Gardens by the Bay spans over 100 hectares and is a highlight for any visitor to Singapore. Built at a cost of over one billion dollars, the gardens opened June 2012 and have already been billed as an unmissable attraction. The gardens house two domes or conservatories, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, which are climate-controlled indoor glasshouses. The Flower Dome (the larger of the two) replicates the cool-dry climate of the Mediterranean and South Africa, whilst the Cloud Forest replicates a cool-moist climate found in Tropical Montane regions such as Mount Kinabalu in Sabah and high elevation areas in South America. Within the gardens, there are also 18 impressive-looking Supertrees (tree-like structures), which are vertical gardens up to 50 metres tall and perform a multitude of functions. Along with providing a bird’s eye view of the entire gardens, they also collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as vending ducts for the park’s conservatory. During our visit to Gardens by the Bay, we shall visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, as well as an elevated walkway situated between two of the larger Supertrees. Here we can enjoy an impressive aerial view of the gardens.
Offering panorama views of the coast line and some of the craziest waves you will ever seen, Devil’s Tears is definitely one of the coolest spots on Lembongan island. An impressive show of Mother Nature’s power, to remind you why you don’t want to mess with her! After the crash of the waves against the rocks, you see a huge spray and then what looks like dozens of mini waterfalls cascading down back into the water. The water is a beautiful color of blue and a spectacular natural sight for both tourist and photographers alike.
Located on Nusa Penida, Manta Bay is famous for being a regular feeding spot for these beautiful creatures. Our interaction with the Manta Rays is passive. Unlike turtles or fish, which often swim away at the sight of humans, the manta rays will often head straight for you and then dart off to the side at the last minute in a playful manner. They are not aggressive in any way but they could seem intimidating!
The Ubud Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village's residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. There are many of point of interest that you can see here. Other than around 700 monkeys, you also can see 186 species of trees in 12.5 hectares of forest, where will allowing you to get an abundant of fresh air. Monkey Forest hours are from 8:30AM to 6:00PM. last ticket purchased is at 5:30P. The cost per person is approx. $6 and the sanctuary is located about 15 minute walk from hotel.
This palace and its temple, Puri Saren Agung, share a compound in the heart of Ubud. Most of its structures were built after the 1917 earthquake and the local royal family still lives here. You can wander around most of the compound and explore the many traditional, though not excessively ornate, buildings.
The Legong Dance is one of Bali’s most visually alluring royal court performances. The dance is also considered one of the island’s most revered classical pieces, known for its physically demanding postures and fast-paced movements which require a significant level of flexibility among its generally young female performers. Choreographed to a set pattern with the finest detail, the dance has been well-preserved through generations.
Pray: Receive a blessing by a pedanda, a traditional Balinese priest, meet an astrologer who uses ancient methods handed down from generation to generation to read your fortune. Eat: You will experience the family techniques and learn more about the fresh produce, herbs spices and local Balinese cooking methods at the Kayun house, a neighborhood natural organic restaurant, it is named after a Balinese word “Kayun” which means, “Heart”. While the locals are preparing your dish, take a walk around the village compound to learn about the local architecture and layout of rural villages. Return to the house to dine on your tasty cuisine. Love: After lunch, complete your experience with a relaxing 1-hour Balinese massage.
Transfer from your hotel to a local restaurant or guesthouse, where you will greeted by your chef and staff. Take a short walk to the vegetable market where you will browse the stalls with your guide- learning about the fresh spices, herbs and vegetables on sale. After your tour of the market, walk to the restaurant to commence the cooking. You’ll then meet in the kitchen, wearing aprons, and begin your cooking. Not only will you discover the herbs, spices and techniques of Balinese cooking but you will also learn about the ceremonial and cultural significance of food in Balinese society. The menu changes daily and after preparing the lavish feast, sit down to enjoy the meal together with a glass or two of local rice wine or homemade hibiscus tea. This tour is offered on a join-in basis and may include other participants.
Inspired by the composition of a traditional Balinese community, The Ubud Village Resort & Spa is nested within 5.6 hectares of natural landscape. It features a collection of luxury villas and supporting facilities that have been meticulously designed to harmonize with the surrounding environment. Steeped in authenticity, the resort captivates travelers with a timeless spirit and artistic nuance that is all part of Bali’s incessant charm. Surrounded by rice paddies in the village of Pengosekan, The Ubud Village Resort & Spa is a 10-minute walk from Monkey Forest. Its villas feature private pools and fish ponds. The resort provides free WiFi and free scheduled shuttle to central Ubud. Set in a private garden, villas and suites at The Ubud Village Resort come with kitchenettes and verandas with day beds. The bathroom features indoor and outdoor showers and a sunken bathtub.