Saturday morning, 28 Feb’09, 9.15am. As a ‘photomodel wannabe’ and a passionate photographer, Bart and I went to Mangrove Information Centre in By Pass Ngurah Rai St Km 21, Suwung Kawuh, Bali, after jogging at Renon Park, in Denpasar.
I’ve always wanted to go to this place, people occasionally do a pre-wedding photoshoot here thanks to its beautiful nature settings, but this time I was really hoping to get some stunning shots from this beautiful eco-tourism spot!
Greeted by a smiley front gate officer, I knew we are about to enter to a real breathtaking nature in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Kuta!!And for the next 1,5 hours, as we walked on the wooden pathway, many poses Bart took of me showed how crazy stunning this swamp kingdom is! A funny and strange voice from the swamp, like someone whistling which I think it’s a water splash reflection gave me a bit of creepy feeling…Pond Heron Hut, Floating Deck, Little Egret Tower, Tern Hut are some interesting stop over along the walk. All the huts, trails and bridges in the Mangrove Trail are named after those of birds or plants.
I really felt like I’m in a different planet and atmosphere being here! Creating a small gathering at their biggest tower would be perfect! You MUST check out these amazing photos at http://bartcatapult.multiply.com/photos/album/32/Mangrove_Bali, and for more technical information on this Mangrove Centre,visit their official website at http://www.mangrovecentre.or.id, also a complete travel stories on Mangrove Visit as well as other great area of Bali, just log on to the most resourceful site of Bali Blog. At the end of the walkway, a rewarding view of Benoa Harbor just right in front of me! A relaxing foot dipping at The Tern Hut made my day. I wouldn’t mind repeating this ‘sport’ every weekend..:)
One thing I could never understand : those plastic garbage…how did they get here? Can I not visit just one tourism spot in Indonesia without these mineral water bottles, candy and snacks wrapping paper, sandals!…
Until our next photoshoot adventures!!…Dagh!