Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Conquering Mount Rinjani.

It's been a busy months for me for the past 3 months with my classes, job and travel so,
i only had time to post about my experience of hiking mount Rinjani today.

before that let's get to know mount Rinjani first.
Mount Rinjani standing 3726 is said to be the second highest mountain in Indonesia.
want to know more? read here.

I always want to go hike the mount Rinjani since i last saw my friend's photo on his instagram.
I tried recruiting my sister and cousin for the trip but gosh its really hard to make it happened.
Asal plan memang tidak jadi. Asal tidak jadi, mesti plan.

Eventually I gave up on planning and decided to follow other's existing plan. So, i started searching for a group i could join in.
 And i came across this online group on facebook hiking & camping around Malaysia, i saw a few group looking for a person who's interested to join their hiking group. 
And one of them is conquering Mt.Rinjani! 
i jump from my bed as soon as i saw it.
i took the contact number and texted the person ASAP!
and the rest is history! haha

I will just going to share my experience during the Mt.Rinjani trip instead of sharing my itinerary because i didn't take part in itinerary this time. 
i only went to to hike and everything was prepared by our leader. 

A week before the trip our lovely leader AJ already sent us the list of thing that we will need during the hike.
You can't believe how detail his list was. Even things like how many clothes you should bring and how many change you will need during the trip. 
So far out of all the trip i went to, i think AJ is one of the best leader for a hiking trip! 
He give enough information for you a week before you leave so you wont be so blur during the hike.
He even remind me to cut my nails before the trip!!
and no, he's not paying me for this. 
(i'll give out his contact info at the end of this post).

I started packing a week earlier because this is my first hike outside of Sabah and i am super-excited.
As usual since i am from Kota Kinabalu and there's no direct flight from Sabah to Lombok, i have to sleepover at the airport.

when i first meet the group, i do feel awkward. 
realizing that they've known each other before and i am the new member to join!
but thanks to AJ he always try to include me in the conversation so i feel less awkward.

We arrived Lombok quite early so we had lunch before we head to Rinjani.
our trek start via Sembalun. we actually started our journey at 6pm. 
so, yes you need to bring torchlight as you will be walking for about 3 hours. 
i barely arrive at the campsite at 8.00pm or 9 i can't really remember. but i remember it was dark.hihi.
and there's no water to clean you body. so last i remember having bath was at the airport. KLIA2. 
luckily i brought a lot of wet tissue.
Me and Cath was so happy to start the journey
Our first camp base was quite steep that our camp was built not on the flat ground. 
but we manage to play card up until 11 pm i guess. 
the next morning i woke up and found myself down the camp side. lol.
breakfast on the first basecamp. 

such a beautiful view for our day 2 trip.

day 2 trip is much more exciting because it's bright and i can clearly see the beautiful view of the mount. But the beautiful view doesn't really help with my stamina. 
i get tired easily for the first few minutes i started. 
i guess the 8kg backpack really contribute to my lack of stamina. 
so, i started eating all of my chocolate and food.
yes, i brought a lot of chocolate and its so heavy!
i also give out a lot to my members just to reduce my backpack's weight. but how much can i reduce right? lol. i even ask AJ if i could use porter to bring my backpack but it was too late since i am already on the way. T.T,
but really i am glad i didn't used porter! 
This is Wall. Both of us is always at the back. Me because i just cant walk fast and he's a photographer so he like to take some time to take photo(and he also act as sweeper) And i am so happy when he said he want to take photo because i could use that time to rest for a while and eat up all my chocolate! haha. 
But after like 3 hours hiking, i notice that my body get used to my backpack. 
i mean it's still heavy of course but i don't really feel like dying lifting it anymore.
atau itu cuma perasaan? entahlah. haha

saya bergambar macam kuat. tapi tgh jalan minta porter. chiss.
we continue our journey to our second base camp.

beautiful view.
i arrived at the second base around 2pm. it was so tiring but once i arrived at the camp i feel like all my sorrow and anxiety gone. cehwah. the view is just amazing although i only manage to enjoy it only for a few minutes before the fog ruin everything. lol. but yes, it was aaaaaamazing to be able to get to the second basecamp. 
i change my attire and sleep while waiting for our lunch, i think our lunch serve around 3pm.
second camp

after lunch we wonder around the camp, take photo and play cards again! 
this is actually really fun.
i think i went back to sleep around 6pm. they woke me up at 7pm for dinner. 
After lunch we went straight to sleep since we need to start off early for the summit.

i don't really remember what time i woke up but i remember it was freezing! 
i should've brought thicker jacket!
i think we started hiking at 1.30am. 
it was so cold and dark. 
to be honest i fell asleep a few time during the hike because it was so cold and i just can't walk anymore. lucky we start hiking early so i arrived at the summit before sunrise.
but i just can't stand the cold, so, i went to sleep under the big rock at the summit.
i just don't care about the sunrise anymore. 

my members woke me up saying we should take group photo.
so, i force my leg to walk and i am just so glad that they called me because i will end up going back without taking any photo.

mt.Rinjani=done(with a lot of hardwork!)
i really have to be honest, going down the peak was the most fun things to do. 
with the beautiful view. ahhhh. i just really miss going there again. maybe next time.
Kalau ada rezeki. amen to that.
on the way down.
seeing a lot of her species on the way down.
as soon as we arrived at our basecamp, we had lunch and continue our hike to the lake. our third basecamp.
going down
going down the lake was a lot more steeper than i thought. 
too bad the fog are everywhere. Aj said if there's no fog we'll be enjoying the lake view all the way down. hurmm.

i think we arrive at the lake around 3pm. we went straight to the waterfall, honestly, my phone was out of battery so i can't take any photo. T.T.
but it was a beautiful waterfall with hotspring!  

long story short.
the next day, we started our journey quit early. 
at 7am. 
last day! too bad i can't wear my shoes anymore.
my nails feels so hurt everytime i tried wearing them.
(i lose one of my nails after the hike actually).
But i was to blame because i wasn't wearing the proper hiking shoes.
i wear my sport shoes. 
on the way,
peak for day 4. 
 we arrived at senaru staring point around 4pm? i don't remember too. 
i am not a fan of watches and my phone as i mention earlier, our of battery.

I still can't believe i've conquered Rinjani!

Just after the Rinjani hike, there are 2 waterfall you can enjoy in Senaru which is a must go!
Tiu Kelep waterfall at Senaru,

after the trip we went to the famou Gili Island and went around Lombok, I'll let you enjoy the photo below. 

Gili Island


A'an Beach,Lombok

Villa Hantu, Lombok,


we also went to Kuta Beach, Lombok and to the shopping mall.
All itinerary was arrange by AJ.
price for Hiking and Around Lombok (including hotel transport)=RM1050
if you wish to join for hiking only fee is RM800 only.
if you are interested to join his next trip to conquer Mount Rinjani you can contact him on his Instagram- Pacattrakker
or Message me to get his contact number.
:)

Thats all for my sharing.

Next i will post about my Mount Fansipan and Vietnam trip so, stay tuned.
chewah.. ala-ala artist gitew.
hahaha.
so long and good bye

XOXO,
l i l i e







Thursday, 23 March 2017

Passengers (2016)

Honestly i just finish watching Passengers movie few hours ago!
i watch the clear version of it in HD with my handphone.

The movie was release in 2016 but i just watch it today. 
I dobn't know why i missed watching it in the cinema because i never miss J.law's movie on cinema!
 For those who haven't watch it yer i recommend you to watch it online (link at the end of this post!)

I am excited about this movie because it's Jennifer Lawrence and Christ Pratt!
what an awesome combination!


Friday, 24 February 2017

How to cook Simple Japchae (my style)

I don't always get to stay at home since i am working shift hours and i have classes on weekend.
So, during my Sick leave for 2 weeks i try to do all the things i always want to do but have no time.
And one of them is cooking!

I found the glass noodle in the kitchen (i bought it few days before).
So, i thought i should make japchae and began looking for the recipe on the internet.
well, the process of making it quit easy but since I don't have enough ingredients so i call it simple Japchae recipe.

Here's the ingredients.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

12 Days Transjava+Bali Itinerary for Backpackers (Budget Only RM 1600.00/person!)


In the beginning we plan to do the Transjava Backpacker only but then after some research we finally decided to include Bali since Java to Bali is only 45 minutes apart via Ferry.
That's why i called it Transjava-Bali Backpacker Itinerary.

So, i decided share our 12 days itinerary from Jakarta-Bandung-Yogyakarta-Surabaya-Bali.
Please take note that this is my first time travelling in Backpacker style and first time making itinerary too!


I also want u guys to know that our initial itinerary was actually more packed than this one so there are a lot of places we didn't get to visit because of time and weather especially in Bandung and Bali.
But lesson learned and i'll do better in the next backpack trip!
I hope this itinerary can help you guys to do a better itinerary for your Transjava trip (if you are planning on one)

WARNING!
For your safety, always and alwayssss wear MASK especially when you are on the train or when there are a lot of people around you. 



Ticket: around RM400 (KK-KL-JKT/BALI-SURABAYA-KL-KK) Airasia always offer cheap flight so always checked out their deal!


Day 1.
Read Detail about our day 1 here. (click me)



Tuesday, 21 February 2017

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKERS (DAY 12: Nusa Penida)

1st February 2017


We woke up pretty early this day. 
Thank God it's not raining that morning.
heading out to Sanur Ferry Station at 7am and arriving there before 8am.

We wait for about half hour and then the ferry arrive from Nusa Penida.
Why i am excited for Nusa Penida? Because i wanted to watch the Natural Pool called Angel's Billabong. 
You can search it in the internet. 
It was magnificiently beautiful!

Our ferry ready! this girl barefooted all day long because it's raining the whole day and she only bring sneaker.

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER ( DAY 11: Suluban Beach)

31st January 2017

It was raining heavily that day when we woke up at 9am.
YES. 
so, both of us( me and Stacy) were on the bed until rain stop while Noni went to the beach.
we take off to Sulaban Beach at 12.00pm after the rain stop.
Initial plan was to picnic on the beach while enjoying surfing since Sulaban Beach is quite famous on the internet for surfing activity.
We went to nearest shop on the way, order take away food and buy a lots of junk food.
However the moment we arrived Suluban Beach the rain start again and we were stuck on the Suluban Beach restaurant a few hours with other tourist.
Its was really a bad bad bad bad time to visit Bali's beach on January.

Monday, 20 February 2017

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 10. Uluwatu Temple)


30th January 2017

We woke up around 9.30 am since we are so tired last night. (read about it here)
we went to breakfast in the hotel and then we decided to relax at the pool.
Lucky we have a pool to relax.

And around 12pm we finally ready to move to our destination to Uluwatu Temple.
We had a lunch on the  way to Uluwatu Temple somewhere i don't remember the name but not in Kuta of course since Kuta is an expensive place.
We always had a lunch outside Kuta just to save budget.

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 9: Alun Danu Temple and Aling-Aling Waterfall)

29th January 2017.

at 8.30am we are ready for our breakfast in Hotel.
As usual, breakfast in Hotel means Mee sedap Instant mee (Indonesian's famous instant mee).
at 9.00am we checked out and we went to checked in another hotel with the same price but nicer.
kekeke. last night while exploring Kuta, we found this hotel.
Same price but got swimming pool and cleaner. 
So, why not? heheheh
The HOtel name is GORA Hotel.
The staff was very kind and friendly too. 
So, thats the key of luring customer into your hotel-by being friendly and swimming pool. hehehe
checking in!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 8: Mengwi,Bali)

28th January 2017.

we woke up pretty early that day i consider since we were out walking from our room starting at 8.00am.
We only had our leftover bread as breakfast.
We went to the Taman Ayun Temple by walking.
it took 30 minutes from our homestay to the Taman Ayun Temple walking actually.
It's hot day but we enjoy our walk.
Along the way we saw a of temple.
80% of Bali's resident is Hindu so it is very common to see temple or pura in each of the house.
So all the way from our homestay to Bali we get to see different kind of temple design in each house.
on the street of Mengwi

TRANSJAVA-BALI BACKPACKER (DAY 7: Java to Bali via Ferry)

27th January 2017

We woke up quite late that day.
we plan to wake up at 6 am to send out laundry to dry-clean nearest shop in Tabanan but i guess we're all very tired so we only woke up at 9am.
heu heu heu. 
But it's okay.
it's not like we have thumb print to chase. kekeke

So we only manage to send our laundry to dryclean shop at 11am and finish at 1.30pm.
Dryclean was cheap in Tabanan compare to Kuta.
cost us only IDR 3K/kg.

After we finish packing we then head out to Tabanan Ferry Station to Bali.
I was a little bit overexcited for Bali actually.
i've heard a lot about Bali and i really wanted to visit Bali since forever!
hoho.
From Tabanan Station to Gilimanuk(Bali) station is pnly IDR 6000/Person = RM2.00. cheap isn't?
But on the entrance you'll be offered a price IDR 90K/person straight to Denpasar. 
But since we love to do it our ways, we decided not to take the offer

ready to depart for Bali!

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