Bali’s southern districts will serve as the focal point of the island’s international image in October 2018 as the world’s most prominent figures congregate for the IMF-World Bank meet. But while Nusa Dua has emerged as Bali’s cosmopolitan, commercial center, Ubud remains the cultural heart of the island. You will find hidden gems and local haunts to satisfy your appetite there.
Our guide to the best spots in Ubud is Smith College student Sri Wahyuni, or as Ceritalah fondly calls her, Gek Sri. She is a lover of architecture, design and chicken rice of all sorts.
Located in the more historic part of KL's city centre, Petaling Street - or Jalan Petaling - is bustling with curious tourists, long standing family businesses, busy white-collar workers, and local youngsters. But the crowd is unsurprising given the growing diversity of food and drink options there are in the area. After all, Malaysia's food scene truly is one of a kind! Petaling Street spoils us for choice, so check out some of the Ceritalah team's favourites to help you narrow down your list.
The historic Phố Cổ (or the Old Quarter)—located in the heart of historic Hanoi—is a place where Vietnamese culture still thrives. Cafés dot this locale, where visitors can enjoy a cup of local coffee or ''phở'' (noodle soup with beef) while sitting on small stools, watching the busy streets. If you’re ever in need of a break in Hanoi, stop by these favourites of Ceritalah.
Located near the heart of KL and easily accessible by locals and tourists alike, Bangsar is now one of the city's most trendy suburbs for socialising. New hipster cafes and bars perfect for young people looking to unwind jostle alongside dozens of "mamak" and banana leaf restaurants selling affordable and delicious food which are the perfect end to a late night. It comes as no surprise that the millennial inhabitants of Klang Valley flock to the area to see and be seen.
In South Jakarta, the place to be is Senopati. Located in the heart of a bustling business district, its trendy cafes, bars, and shopping avenues is what makes this area a favourite spot for both millennials and professionals alike. If you’re ever in need of a break in Jakarta, stop by Ceritalah’s certified choices.