Tamblingan Lake

Lake Tamblingan is a caldera lake located in Buleleng Regency. The lake is located at the foot of Mount Lesung in Munduk administrative village, Banjar subdistrict, Buleleng Regency, Bali. The lake is one of the three lakes that formed inside an ancient caldera, the other lakes to the east of Lake Tamblingan are Lake Buyan and Lake Bratan. Tamblingan lake is a pristine lake surrounded with dense rainforest and archaeological remnants of the 10th-century Tamblingan civilization. The lake and the surrounding settlements is designated as a spiritual tourism area protected from modern development by the government.

Lake Tamblingan is surrounded with many ancient Balinese temples (puras). The many temples surrounding the lake is associated with the ancient Tamblingan civilization. Tamblingan is first mentioned in a 900s CE copper inscription as a settlement located on the southern shore of Tamblingan Lake. This copper inscriptions was discovered in the village of Gobleg, another ancient village located near Munduk. The ancient temple Pura Dalem Tamblingan is still maintained today, located on the southern shore of Lake Tamblingan in what is now a small village of Gubug.

Due to an unknown reason, the people from the original Tamblingan village migrated to four different places in the vicinity of the lake, creating new villages collectively known as Catur Desa ("four villages"). These villages are Munduk, Gobleg, Gesing, and Umejero. The four villages shared similar spiritual belief, that is to maintain the sanctity of the lake Tamblingan. Temples were established along the lake Tamblingan to honor the gods.


Christmas wish list...

what is your Christmas wish list; other then being at the beach?

Here is a curated short list that is my wish list:


Melbourne last day

It is going to be just post about the last day in picture...
of how beautiful and easy Fitzroy is...
how dynamic CBD is...
and how relaxing St Kilda is...
also we love our Pho 7 restaurant downtown at Bourke Street...

enjoy the picture after the jump,


Fitzroy, Melbourne

Fitzroy is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD) in the local government area of the City of Yarra. Planned as Melbourne's first suburb, it was later also one of the city's first areas to gain municipal status. It occupies Melbourne's smallest and most densely populated suburban area, just 100 ha.

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Immigration Museum, Melbourne

People have migrated to Australia for many reasons. Some flee from the ravages of war, hunger, religious persecution or political repressions. Others have been lured by a sense of adventure, by the prospect of a new beginning, of owning land, of making a fortune, or to be reunited with love ones.

Many arrive with keepsakes, precious reminders of loved ones or special places. The experiences of arriving in a new country vary from person to person.

Using sound, objects, still and moving images we explore the reasons why people left their countries to come to Australia and what they brought with them.


The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

The Shrine of Remembrance (commonly known among locals as The Shrine) is a war memorial in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road. It was built to honor the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. It is a site of annual observances of ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November) and is one of the largest war memorials in Australia.

Designed by architects Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop who were both World War I veterans, ...


Toorak & Como House

We are visiting Toorak for the leather shop of Siricco that has the size of leather jacket that we wanted and basically spent the rest of the day wandering around...

As we've finished with our "shopping"; we google nearby place; and we got Como House... in the list...


St Kilda beach

St Kilda Beach is located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, 6 km south from the Melbourne city center. You can take tram #96 and it will end right in St. Kilda. It is Melbourne's most famous beach. The beach is a sandy beach about 700 mtr long between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour along Jacka Boulevard and St Kilda Esplanade. 


Carlton Gardens Melbourne

The Exhibition Fountain, designed for the 1880 Exhibition by sculptor Joseph Hochgurtel

The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site of 26-hectare site with Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum and Imax Cinema, tennis courts and an award-winning children's playground. It is situated on the northeastern edge of the Central Business District in the suburb of Carlton, Melbourne

The rectangular site is bound by Victoria Street, Rathdowne Street, Carlton Street, and Nicholson Street. From the Exhibition building the gardens gently slope down to the southwest and northeast.

The gardens are an example of Victorian landscape design with sweeping lawns and varied European and Australian tree plantings consisting of deciduous English oaks, White Poplar, plane trees, elms, conifers, cedars, turkey oaks, Araucarias and evergreens such as Moreton Bay figs, combined with flower beds of annuals and shrubs.

A network of tree-lined paths provides formal avenues for highlighting the fountains and architecture of the Exhibition building. 


Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.

If you are taking tram #96, you stop at the Melbourne Museum (Getrude Street); the place is located adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building.

The museum entrance cost AUD 15 for adults, with concession card you got to pay half the price.

Melbourne museum is a rich response to Melbourne’s urban condition, and provides a place for education, history, culture and society to engage with each other in a contemporary setting. It has a tropical forest garden and the world’s largest IMAX Theatre screen, which is also part of the museum complex, showing movies and documentary films in large-screen 3-D format.


Moto GP 2018 Melbourne

The Australian motorcycle Grand Prix is a motorcycling event that is part of the GP racing season. From 1997 to the present day, it is run at the scenic Phillip Island GP circuit; south of Melbourne, Vic.

The only rider to win the 'premier class' race at multiple venues is five-time World Champion Mick Doohand from Australia. He won five consecutive 500cc world championships; Giacomo Agostini with eight (seven consecutive) and Valentino Rossi with seven (five consecutive) have won more premier class titles.

This time Maverick Vinales won the podium of 500cc



Touchdown Melbourne! 
If I have to sum up my holiday here, it is going to be a mile long post. Thus I am just going to posts a few articles here in the blog.

Read more of the story below and enjoy the photos!


Marigold Klungkung

Tagetes Marigold is a genus of annual or perennial, mostly herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It was described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1753.

The genus is native to North and South America, but some species have become naturalized around the world.
The name Tagetes is from the name of the Etruscan Tages, born from the plowing of the earth. It likely refers to the ease with which plants of this genus come out each year either by the seeds produced in the previous year, or by the stems which regrow from the stump already in place.

The common name in English, "marigold", is derived from "Mary's gold", a name first applied to a similar plant native to Europe, Calendula officinalis.

The most commonly cultivated varieties of Tagetes are known variously as African marigolds (usually referring to cultivars and hybrids of Tagetes erecta), or French marigolds (usually referring to hybrids and cultivars of Tagetes patula, many of which were developed in France).



Tulamben is a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Bali. It is among the most popular dive sites on Bali since the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942 lies just off shore. During high-season, up to 100 divers descend to the wreck each day.

The wreck lies in shallow water and is considered appropriate for divers of all certification levels. The ship rests in 30 metres of water, is roughly 25 metres from shore and can be reached with a short swim from the beach. The highest point of the wreck tops out about 5 metres from the surface. The ship was torpedoed by the Japanese off the nearby Island of Lombok and the ship was towed to the beach at Tulamben for salvage operations. The 1963 eruption of Mt. Agung, which devastated much of the eastern side of Bali, drove the ship into the water just off shore, where it became encrusted with coral and a home to other sea life.

The best conditions for diving here are during October and November, when the weather is generally calm and during the start of southeast monsoon, which typically extends from May to July. In addition to a wide variety of corals and invertebrates on the wreck itself, large fish frequent the wreck in some seasons, most popularly Mola mola and whale sharks, as well as Black-tip reef sharks. Professional divers have praised local residents for minimizing local fishing activity.

You can read more about it in my past post here 

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Padang Padang beach

Padang Padang Beach is also known as Labuan Sait Beach, it's location is at Jalan Labuan Sait, Pecatu Village, South Kuta District, Bali.

The beach is with a shady background hills and steep rocks, to get to Padang Padang Beach visitors must pass through the road that resembles a cave. Then down past dozens of stairs which is only enough for one person. Once past the stairs, white sand beach with calm and clear water. Although the water is calm, it is also a surf spot! You have to swim somewhat into the big and long waves.