Selasa, 29 Januari 2013

Air Asia X Experience - Jakarta Seoul

Are you people sometimes worry to fly with Air Asia, especially with connecting flight?
Well dont be, I experienced they are well manage airlines.

We are very rare to hear good news about air asia despite the promotion they are famous about being late, delay or else ( I had experinced 3 hours delay with my flight from Jakarta to Singapore) but I think its depend the country you fly with. Let me tell you my story. ;)

The night before my flight I was freaking out, worrying about the delay or else can cause I miss my flight. Then I booked the travel insurance in case there is something uncomfort happen, but nothing was really happen that bad. All the fear is nonsense, from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur(KL) I took flight AK 381 depart at 8:30, I did the early check in before so that I only need to drop my luggage, which is I found out I had more than 5 kilo's then I expected, I need to pay around IDR 625.000 ( I never thought its going to weight since my luggage only full with food). From Jakarta, they are supposed boarding at 8:00 but they are late, so the flight late for 20 min, begin to worry about the connecting flight. My arrival time was 11:30 and connect to Incheon at 13:55. Thanks God I was having no problem in KL since the arrival and departure airport is so near only 2 minutes walk. Arrive at 11:40 KL time I hurry took line in immigration where i was the first line, and run heading to grab my luggage which I can see from far already on the escalator, I ran then grab it ontime!

No need to run to departure to drop mybag since its still last 2hours! So i drop my luggage then took my husband for lunch in Marrybrown, which I surprised this fastfood restaurant has more affordable price and Yummy menu then in Jakarta! I took Chick a licious while my husband ete Nasi marrybrown, his better at taste!

After eating we took D7 2682 to Seoul and the pre book meal was delicious, i got chicken barbeque and my husband got chicken kungpao! I am not sleeping at all inmyflight since I am so excited to see Seoul.. I met ahjussi n ahjumma eho actually has the same Belief as me. He was reading awake magazine the same as we do ;) and Wow wow look outside Ii feel like amazed by the view at night! I dont know whether it wad Incheon or Seoul but its spark so light just like swarovsky from above ;) Seoul here we go!!

On our return flight no problem has occured, Incheon Aiport was very discipline as nice as KL. I took taxi to reach Dong Incheon terminal then took the 36 Bus to Airport that drop us in front of departure gate. No Baggage checking in Incheon..yahooo!! we drop our baggage then go with internal train to another departure spot, fly comfortly to KL. We arrive in KL at 05:05 (on time) line in Immigration line then took our luggage (20mmin waiting) then run to drop our luggage. Stil got time we enjoy hot hazelnut chocolate for 12.9 MYR in Starbuck Airport and Dunkin Donuts. We fly on time and arrive on time also in jakarta Airport at 08 am. So we can reach to visit our friends wedding at 11 am.

So far we dont have problem to visit Korea, with Immigration or else.
Join me in Exploring Asia!! No hustle with air asia.
The Airport in Seoul was really stunning!! the best airport ever

On the way back to KL i got this teddy bear in Seoul-Namdaemun

my chicken barbeque

My husband kungpao chicken pre book meal


Senin, 28 Januari 2013

Bintan Cabana Beach Resort - review

They have the best coffee brew ever!!
In the morning during my check out I sit in the breakfast area and wait the driver to pick me and drop me at the harbor/pier.
I took a black coffee with one tea spoon sugar, and Gee it taste so nice.
They brew a very delicate coffee that I might not get in Jakarta. I can't bring the coffee home, i am a coffee lover eventually and i regret that..

What am I talking about? Yea ya I write to give a good review about this hotel/inn. As a continue for our meeting in Batam (which I review holiday inn batam) we are finance team continue to have a pleasure in Bintan Island which only 1 hour by boat from Batam Island. But I just so fascinated with the coffee flavor..

After have a great lunch in RM Jawa Timur that taste really nice compare to hotel dinner in batam that taste awful we are heading to Bintan Cabana Resort.
Yaaayyy Beach time (I screamed loud). i love beach the calmity etc...

Totally as for the affordable price the hotel give a nice service. You dont got someone to drop you in your room, but the hotel room is wide enough(as you can see in the picture) but they dont have carpet perhaps because when you got out the room you will feel sand.

Its really clean, and the view was so nice directly to the sea. They have AC and warm water. The barbeque also nice and the food price was not that expensive. Too bad their karaoke room is broken but if you want to hang out late they have pool-billiard pool.

price: less than IDR 500,000
Contact here please:
Bintan Cabana Beach Resort
Jalan Pantai Trikora Km.46 Malang Rapat Bintan Island 29153,
Phone: +628117047300 / 7600
Reservation +08192695000

Link for this hotel:

So please see the picture I share below:

This is the hotel balcony-my room
This is the view from my room
Another view from my room, isnt grea?

the room wasnt so bad, its clean and not having bad smell

the make up table and tv are rather old, but i didnt visit the island to watch tv

the toilet and wash room is clean enough but rather old
the way to lobby, see they have the spa in a very cheap price also
the pool... is located in the villa area.


Kamis, 24 Januari 2013


Another pleasing thing what I found from working in AXA tower which under Kuningan City is they have ACE HARDWARE,..ooh I love Ace Hardware (a bit because Bunda Amalia-myfriend in college introduce me to this Huge Pleasant place to shop).

See this picture below: its a bag hanger I bought at IDR 129,000 only. They came in one package in a box, then my dear husband who manage and build the bag hanger. I love it. I love Ace hardware, and I can visit like one in a month to see their promo.

I am still waiting for the screw driver, i know its a Guy Stuff - but ist a house stuff, One day I will make my small house become beautiful. ;)

thumb if you like ace hardware ;)

For your info, ACE HARDWARE is located in the 2nd Floor Kuningan City across to Jatomi Fitness center. Its not the biggest store of Ace in Jakarta, but its not that bad.


Holiday Inn Batam-review

Last week, I had anual meeting in Batam, and it took place in both hotel Harris & Holiday Inn Batam.
Batam is not a great city at all, but it famous because the it has the nearest harbor to Singapore and Bintan the Island of entertainment if you are looking for beachy area.

I am with finance team was staying in Holiday Inn Batam, I would like to share my experience staying and have a meeting there.

My ETA is at 8 am in the morning and expecting an early check in. With tired eyes of being woke up early to catch the flight, the whole person who came that morning in the bus can't get any room. We have made order like 1 months ago, and we wait from 8 am in the morning until 2 pm, got no answer after struggling with the hotel person, we got our room at 5 pm? How ridiculous is that.

With that ugly services I dont want ever to stay there again. The excuses is they had fully guest, but our company has make the appointment from 1 months ago, in our company we had 400 people, but share with Harris hotel. They should have manage that. The service of the bell boy also took very long when we need anything like extra towel? how come a room with 3 person they gave only 2 towels?

Anyway the hotel is not that old, and the view is good enough.
The food is not good, very standar. the seasoning is very poor. the breakfast also not fascinating, anyway I only have two slices of bread and omelet. That's it.

Please see the picture, if you find this information usefull please give a comment.
This is how the look when i first enter the room/unit seem like apartment

Twin Bed Room which I share with my friend-pretty neat n clean

They also have minibar in each room, which quite nice

This is how we look out to the living room from inside bedroom

The Bathroom is quite qlean and not old

What I like: They have safe deposit-ironing kit and extra pilow

this is the view you get from the balcony

The balcon in each room

My Previous hotel review-please check: