I went to Bali a couple of weeks ago. It was a treat from my Samsung family. As brand ambassador, I got a preview of the latest gadgets and appliances at the Samsung Forum 2014. I’ve got lots of stories to share about the products.
Here are some photo highlights of the four-day trip. All photos taken using Samsung S4 and Samsung Galaxy Camera.
The beach was very empty during lunch. Gorgeous. It was low season; it rained every day. But Jimbaran gets the crowds at night. There is a reason I am walking like an idiot…
We had a lot of seafood. Sadly I couldn’t risk eating shellfish anymore. But I really loved the fish, chicken and veggies.
With ANC’s Tony Velasquez and Jim Paredes.
Jim was demonstrating the Drama feature of the Samsung S4. I’ve had my S4 for a year and didn’t know it had this amazing feature.
This is what we were trying to do.
Bali has these lovely flower offerings all over.
We snuck in some batik shopping. Love the blues.
With journalist Jimmy Calapati, Samsung’s Chiqui Torres-Tan, Jim Paredes, Bridges PR’s Annie Ringor.
Cute scene, like the Philippines.
The family motorcycle. Glad the baby is wearing a helmet.
I was able to check out Seminyak. I enjoyed the shopping scene. It’s less about local handicrafts and more about international contemporary designers. I loved everything in Magali Pascal. In fact, I bought that dress.
And the fitting room of Magali Pascal. The apple glass on those doors. Peg for my future cottage. Haha.
Sweet Indonesian “askal”
I was on the look out for ikat weaves but they were mostly done in another island (Timor I think). So whatever I saw at our hotel was so expensive. Like this was almost 500 USD. They’re so beautiful though!
Like this throw pillow in my hotel room. Love.
Those carved wooden panels in my room. Nice!
We stayed at the newly opened Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. It had just opened in December 2013.
It had this stunning and impressive lobby designed by WATG.
The lobby was surrounded by these wooden relief sculptures above. It reminded me of buildings in 1970’s Manila.
The centre of the lobby has these huge curved timber columns that support the entire roof. The columns symbolize a banyan tree, which represents the centre of social life in Balinese villages.
The lobby at night.
Here’s how they dealt with the limited ocean view. A part of the lobby opens to this pond and garden. Jim Paredes took this photo.
That space in the lobby at night.
The Sofitel buffet.
The hotel’s club lounge.
Loved this mini-break. Bali always inspires me.
More Samsung stories coming up…