BUFFET HEAVEN AT THE MULIA RESORT & VILLAS NUSA DUA BALI - If Crazy Rich Asians filming in Bali, I bet they will choose The Mulia Resort & Villas Nusa Dua as one of the film set because the resort is so beautiful, huge, and they have a beautiful oriental restaurant called Table8 - The Imperial Chinese Indulgence, and in my opinion, The Mulia Bali is the perfect resort for the real Crazy Reach Asians.
This is definitely one of the biggest resort complexes in Bali and probably the biggest resort complex in Nusa Dua, consist of two different property The Mulia Resort & Villas and The Mulia Bali, with amazing pools you can choose, even the kid's pool will put other resort to shame. But in this post, we won't review how amazing this resort is, but let's talk about the food (for resort review you can click the link above)
If you are a buffet lover, restaurants in The Mulia Nusa Dua Bali is a must try, two of them is The Cafe and Table8, while The Cafe is also open for breakfast, you can also have buffet dinner here with price more or less $50/person, enjoy the food from Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Indonesian, Grilled, Fresh Cut, Salad, Fruits, even a la carte dishes you can find on the stalls.
You can enjoy the more private dining experience at Table8, where you can enjoy Chinese delicacies such as seafood, dumplings, even an amazing range of desserts too, with oriental vibes and more luxury lavish moment, the restaurant is good for family gathering or even business meeting.
So if you are in Bali and looking for worth buffet experience, you can check The Cafe or Table8 at The Mulia Nusa Dua Bali.
BUFFET LUNCH AT TABLE 8, THE MULIA RESORT & VILLAS NUSA DUA BALI
137 PILLARS SUITES & RESIDENCES BANGKOK REVIEW - By far this is the fanciest suites I have ever stayed at, put others suites in the South East Asia region to shame. Why? The suite is extra spacious, overlooking the city, they have a balcony, some of the suites have a bathroom with a city view, luxury amenities by Panpuri that so good, high technology lighting with moving sensor, no wonder the suites and residences is favorite among Japanese & Korean.
137 Pillars Bangkok can accommodate you for short, even long-term stay. They have 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok, 34 luxurious suites named after the great royal periods in Thai history, the Rattanakosin Suites, The Ayuthaya Suites, the Sukhothai Suites, and the Thonburi Suites. Private dining in each suite replete with Maxi Bars & private wine cellars, large balconies, expansive ensuite bathroom with large round bath and walk-in wardrobes – add to this private butler and you have an executive home in Bangkok without compare, and they have 137 Pillars Residences Bangkok, 179 residences room you can book anytime, which is suitable for a long stay, because they even include the kitchen, dishwasher, and washing machine.
I have stayed in Ayuthaya Suites, but if you are traveling with families or friends and need more room, Ratanakosin Suites have 2 bedrooms to accommodate up to 4 people. Everything you need in a luxury suite you can have at 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok, a highlight from Ayuthaya Suite is a spacious balcony with the signature 137 Pillars House rocking chair and daybed. For the suite's guest, you will be borrowed a mobile phone as your mobile butler, you can chat and make a call to your butler anywhere in Bangkok if you need assistance, whether you are in or outside the hotel. This service is so helpful if you are a foreigner and need an access like a local.
The history of 137 Pillars Hotels is also interesting, at first I thought it because of the high rise building hotel and 137 is a favorite number (or Lucky number) of the owner, instead, it was started many centuries ago in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, which was the Northern Headquarters of the East Borneo Trading Company built 125 years ago.
With the passion and influence of the Wongphanlert Family, the 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai was built and opened on December 23rd, 2011. Lovingly restored and surrounded by trees of over 125 years in age the 30 Suites, Spa & Wellness and a Thai and Western Restaurant pride have been restored and guests from around the world are now experiencing a truly luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Chiang Mai at Thanon Nawatgate.
They also brought the spirit of the history into 137 Pillars Hotel Bangkok, in a form of 34 luxurious suites and 179 of modern and lavish residences. Restaurants that cool for brunch, afternoon tea, and fine dining, bars, gym (absolutely) but there's more such as personal yoga class & golf courses, Spa, transport services such as private limousine, free shuttle to nearest upscale mall where you can buy a luxury goods fashion at EmQuartier in Thonglor District, Sukhumvit area, and Tuk Tuk.
SOON A LA CARTE BREAKFAST AT NIMITR RESTAURANT (they also have their own wine cellar... cheers)
137 Pillars Suites & Residence Bangkok has two rooftop pool, one in level 27 that open for both suites & residences guest, but one in R level is only for suites guest that open 24 hours. So if you book the suite room, you will have so many benefits, including 24 hours check-in period if you do a direct booking to 137 Pillars Suites & Residences website. Book Here!
Since they are two gorgeous rooftop pool in the dynamic city such as Bangkok, you can enjoy the city view and the will come to life in the evening when they start to turn on the lights.
PADMA RESORT UBUD & PADMA RESORT LEGIAN STAY REVIEW - I knew Padma Hotel & Resort because I am from Bandung, and Padma Hotel Bandung is definitely one of the best hotels in town. The hotel group is the face of classic Indonesian hospitality, the food, the ambiance, the design, and concept but also with international standard.
Pretty good to attract the International luxury consumer, especially two of their properties in Bali I have been experienced, Padma Resort Ubud & Padma Resort Legian. While Padma Resort Ubud is relatively a new property compared with the one at Legian. What I like about Padma Resort Ubud, the choose location even outside Ubud, which is interesting and they have a heated pool, same as their sister Padma Hotel Bandung which is located in the plateau of Bandung (although the hotel is near the city center and tourist attraction)
Same with Padma Hotel Bandung, the Padma Resort Legian also is in the area of touristy Kuta & Legian, but they manage to keep private with the outside world. Another thing I like is the room, I love how theirs exterior speak loud about Balinese culture, but the room and interior are completely the opposite; very current, modern and minimalist. Stay in both Padma property in Bali gives me completely different "after-taste", while Padma Resort Ubud suits for relaxation, wellness, and honeymoon, Padma Resort Legian brought me back classic Bali memories.
More of Padma Resort Legian Review
LOOKING FOR A ROOFTOP POOL IN BANGKOK - Bangkok is one of Megapolitan city in Asia, like any other capital cities there is so many highrise building for offices, residences, and hotels and what makes it more interesting when you are around the big city is to stay in a hotel with a rooftop pool, no exception is Bangkok too.
It won't be a super long post with a bunch of pictures, but I want to make blogging fun again (as what I do sometimes frustrate me LOL, especially after the trip), I want to keep my quality of writing is meets my standard of writing craftsmanship, honest, and my opinion can make a better experience for you in the future. That's my goals
So like this hotel, 137 Pillars Suites & Residence Bangkok, after long of researching and comparing I choose the 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok to be my home for couple days in Bangkok during my trip. Right when I check-in the room, this hotel room probably will put other hotel suites in South East Asia to shame; it's spacious, lavish, fancy, anything you need of luxury suites in Bangkok.
What I do like about this hotel? Soon on CHECK-IN AYUTTHAYA SUITES AT 137 PILLARS BANGKOK
BRING BACK CLASSIC BALI MEMORIES AT PADMA RESORT LEGIAN BALI - Can you imagine how Bali at 80's? When the first tourist come to Bali, Ubud especially, then many visitors discover amazing beaches such as Kuta, Legian & Sanur and then after, Bali has been attracting so many people especially from western Europe & Australia, the memories of old Bali you still can find at the hotels throughout the Southern region of the island, but the time is ticking, generations are changing year by year, and that's the key to reach new demographic.
Such as Padma Resort Legian Bali, for young tourist Kuta maybe not really interesting anymore, but if you are not visiting Bali if you are not visiting Kuta & Legian area. Even though the area is crowded like totally, especially during peak seasons. I consider Kuta & Legian area as the place to evokes old memories with Bali. Kuta & Legian is an icon of classic Bali, that now become family friendly, you can find shopping malls, water park, beachfront hotels with amazing bars and restaurants to enjoy the sunset, beach clubs and of course local shops, also art market too.
Padma Resort Legian Bali can give us those experience, this huge resort complex still gives you classic vibes on the exterior but on the interior, they are perfectly modern, lavish and homey, like the one I stayed in, Studio Suites, 65.05 sqm with living room area, a spacious bathroom with bathtub, dinner table & terrace area . They have a beach club, S.K.A.I Beach Club with its own pool. Other pools are Adult Only Infinity Pool, Main Pool, and Family Pool which is suitable for kids.
Of course, after breakfast, I love spending my time at adult-only infinity pool area with its own bar, the place could be chaotic afternoon because you know sunrise could be amazing here in Kuta. But the street in front of the pool is pretty quiet. Padma Resort Legian Bali located on the right side of the Kuta beach busiest street, the beach probably will full of people but of course, Padma Resort Legian will provide the guest with some privacy, especially there's no car will pass the street in front of the pool.
But yes one thing for sure, the room surprised me, the design is on point, modern, and feels like your own bedroom at home. So ready to bring back your classic Bali memories at Padma Resort Legian Bali?
A COOL MODERN AND MINIMALIST NEW REFURBISHED ROOM AT PADMA RESORT LEGIAN BALI
BREAKFAST & POOL TIME
HOW DO YOU SEE A FAILURE? - I believe that each one of you had at least one big failure in life, in fact, we get used to it since the day we were born, failure is not an opposite of life success, it's part of it and we already pass all of those failures and just doing fine now, be prepare for another failure and next disappointment.
As much as I hate failure, especially when I am in the moment of failing, I think we need that moment to grow bigger, to have our heart and mind open wider. Yes, sometimes I sad and tired passing those cycles again and again, but do you have a better idea to live a life?
When we do the most, there's someone need our help to embrace the failing moment, vice versa when we are in the moment of failure, we need someone to have our back, to keep out feet stand the ground and remind us that everything will be all right and just fine.
So if you need help, do not hesitate to ask for help, if you need to talk, reach someone who can listen to you, if you need to cry just cry out loud deliver your emotions, it's not a sign of weak, it's a sign that you know what's happening in your life, sign of awareness and it happened sometimes (even a lot of times) and don't forget when you are in good moment, there's probably someone that needs your help.
Life is already complicated enough, with happy moments and fail moments come and go, just remember that you are not alone and this should have pass someday.
TOP 10 TRAVEL HACKS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL - I usually do fam trip or experience luxury travel as that's what I am doing, but travel is travel sometimes we jump into the "hole" we don't know yet, we need to prepare as good as possible so we can avoid the travel disasters (even sometimes, the disaster can be good so we can have stories to tell). Like when I was in Japan heading to Narita last minute from our hotel in Ikebukuro, I almost missed that bullet trains to the airport, and in the airport, I almost missed the plane back home (you know, sometimes it happened). When I took an airport train from Charles de Gaule, Paris after a short flight from Prague and searched for the small boutique hotel in Rue de Clichy (not even central Paris), I almost got lost in the middle of the street or when I for the first time after so many time went to Singapore, I took the MRT to the city from the airport.
All of them is a story that I will always remember, I can't say that I am a heavy traveller, but I am up to experience something new and interesting. I always want to visit new places & countries Thank God I don't have any bad experience because I believe that I always have a good intention, do good and respectful. I am living in South East Asia, which is a top destination for summer vacation in Asia, and I have never felt insecure about travelling around the SEA (South East Asia), but below travel hacks maybe can help you, well this is universal and general and I couldn't agree more at number 10.
Or at least be good in general, throw your smile to a cab driver, airport security, check-in staff, say thank you show your gratitude toward people that served your meals. I always believe that if you are a good person, even in an unknown situation you will always feel secure and enjoy your time :)
Now it's easy for you to save the images on your phone and share it because sharing is caring.. and have a great summer travels everyone YES!