Monthly Archives: December 2014

Best Pizza in Senggigi Lombok

The best pizza in Senggigi Lombok

Most of the restaurants in the tourist area of Senggigi have pizza on the menu. Most are just OK, nothing special, just your standard pizza you get in all the tourist areas all over Indonesia. I found one restaurant which

Posted in Food, Indonesia, Lombok, pizza, Senggigi

Best burger in Senggigi Lombok

The best burger in Senggigi Lombok

There are plenty of restaurants in Senggigi Lombok which serve pretty much the same range of food including traditional Indonesian dishes like nasi goreng, mie goreng and chicken curry. They also all serve a range of Western food including pizza,

Posted in Burgers, Food, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi

Jayakarta Lombok Beach Hotel and Spa

The beach at the front of Jayakarta Lombok Hotel

I stayed at the Jayakarta Lombok Beach Hotel in Senggigi for 4 nights in late December 2014. It is rated as a 4 star hotel on their website. It is quite a nice hotel though I would say it is

Posted in Hotels, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi

Sama Sama Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant Nusa Dua Bali

Gas grill at Sama Sama Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant

Sama Sama Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant, located at Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 128 Mumbul, Nusa Dua is a traditional Japanese Yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant. Each table in the restaurant has a gas grill built into the table for grilling a range

Posted in Bali, Bali Restaurants, Food, Indonesia, Japanese, Nusa Dua, Tempura, Yakiniku

Cocotinos Boutique Resort and Spa Sekotong West Lombok

The beach out the front of Cocotinos Beach Resort

I booked into Cocotinos Boutique Resort in Sekotong West in Lombok with a dive package as wanted to do as much diving as possible around the southern Gili Islands in West Lombok. 4 nights with 9 dives. I did not

Posted in Hotels, Indonesia, Lombok

Best Chinese Dumplings in Brisbane

Shanghai Pork Soup Dumplings at Bamboo Basket Restaurant

For a long time, Chinese food in Australia was all about the Mongolian Lamb, Beef in Black Bean sauce, Sweet and Sour Pork or Lemon Chicken. What I call Aussie Chinese food. As more and more Chinese immigrated to Australia

Posted in Australia, Brisbane, Chinese, Food

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino Manila Philippines

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino Manila

The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manila is now called New World Manila Bay Hotel. There is a new Hyatt Hotel in City of Dreams – review coming soon. There is also a Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila. The Hyatt Regency Hotel and

Posted in Hotels, Philippines

The Best Beach Bars in Bali

Cocoon Beach Club Seminyak Bali

Anybody who has been to Bali knows that Kuta has the wildest night life and the most amount of bars and nightclubs, full of loud, drunk Australians. This was what made Bali popular with Australians, not just the beautiful beaches

Posted in Bali, Feature article, Indonesia

Yummy Yum Cha in Sydney Chinatown – East Ocean Restaurant

Yum Cha at East Ocean Chinese Restaurant Sydney Chinatown

There are heaps of good Yum Cha restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown though there is one restaurant I keep going back to. My Yum Cha restaurant of choice is the East Ocean Restaurant. East Ocean has an entrance on Sussex Street

Posted in Australia, CBD, Chinese, Food, Sydney, Sydney CBD Restaurants, Sydney Chinatown, Sydney Restaurants, Yum Cha

Danau Toba International Hotel Medan Sumatra

Danau Toba International Hotel Medan

I’ve only stayed for 1 night at the Danau Toba International Hotel in Medan. The hotel self rates itself as a 5 star hotel. Although I enjoyed my stay and would not hestitate to stay there again I think it

Posted in Hotels, Indonesia, Medan, Sumatra