I was finishing up my exchange program in Singapore back in 2015 when I had the chance to explore South East Asia. Singapore is well connected within the region to some remarkable destinations and I had a blast traveling through Vietnam and Cambodia. One of the biggest attraction to me was the general quality of food in the area. The variety of tropical flavors, the freshness of the ingredients. In fact during my few months in the region, I put on nearly 10kg since I was gorging on food and beer on a daily basis.
Bali is a magical place. That's a reason why it's overcrowded with tourists. It has a great mixture of culture, beaches, mountains, water sports, Restaurants and temples all of which are fun to experience. And I had a great time going through everything. Ubud is a little beacon of peace within the island and offers some respite from the tourist bustle of the coast. I loved the cultural element of ubud, the art scene, the excellent restaurants and the peace of the paddy fields. But to me personally, it was the half day I spent learning to cook the Balinese way in Ubud that made the most impact in my Personal life.