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Where to Look for Seafood Bali In the Island

Bali was initially renowned for the sea, stunning beaches, and surfing communities. And just like Indonesian proverb “where there is sugar, there’s bound to be ants”, you would definitely find seafood on places near the sea. Bali has a handful delicious seafood Bali dining experience that you won’t forget in near future.

Where to Find Seafood Bali in Every Area

Starfish Bloo

The upmarket establishment, W Bali Seminyak give a brand new definition to seafood market through their Starfish Bloo Restaurant. Just as the concept style, this place offer a lively, interactive seafood market experience where visitors walk through bustling live-cooking stations, comprising Asian seafood, seafood barbecues, to quick-to=grab steamed buns. Starfish Bloo’s fish markets display fresh local fish (snappers, trouts, or bass), prawn, crabs, clams, and oysters. Just like at any fish markets, here you could select your own fish and any other seafood varieties, and choose how you want them to be served; grilled or steamed.

Sea Vu Play Seminyak

Where to Look for Seafood Bali In the Island

Located in the heart of Petingenget—the trendiest Seminyak street—Sea Vu Play brings a play in seafood. This trendy restaurant is created with deep passion for nautical things, and that’s strongly reflected on their seafood dishes. Walk into the restaurant and you will see a dozen of palm trees with rice lamps towering in the garden with wooden benches, barrel of rums transformed into chairs, ropes, and many other nautical accessories. Sea Vu Play’s menu comprises some Mediterranean signature food like Braised Lamb Shank, Roast Chicken, Chicken Parmigiana, Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Caesar Salads, and fusions of Seafood Bali with Mediterranean style. Their Seafood Hot Pot is definitely one must-try on the restaurant!

Echo Beach House Canggu

Overlooking Canggu’s most popular surfing spot, the Echo Beach House Canggu quickly become surfer’s favourite chill out spot between their surfs. The restaurant is among one of the first establishment on the coastline, offering barbecued seafood Bali and meat BBQ on the menu since their opening back in 2000. While surfers has become regulars, the restaurants’ become one of the most visit for non-surfer visitors and party goers at nights. The buffet style restaurant is filled with fresh seafood selections, comprising local fishes like red and white snapper, clams, calamari, prawns, scallops, and imported lobster that would be weighed per grams. Sit back in the beachside beanbags lounge with your seafood of choice and a bottle of cold Bintang beer. Perfect!

Along Jalan Pantai Mengiat Nusa Dua

If you want some adventurous seafood delight and definitely cheaper, go down along Jalan Pantai Mengiat in Nusa Dua. On this street, a string of restaurants and local food stalls that were long famous as popular grilled seafood joint. Most of the warungs offer set of seafood, ranging from Rp 130K to Rp 300K whilst grilled fishes, prawns, and clams being the most popular menu.

Do You Really Need Property Strategist?

Investing in property is promising but also challenging at the same time. It is so rewarding when you do it right. However, it can cost you a lot if you make costly mishaps. Of course, every business has its risk and it also applies to property business. However, property business is considered less risky compared to other types of business.

What property strategist can help you?

You can build your wealth from property investing. However, your goal to have financial freedom or building wealth cannot be achieved without the right guidance. That is why it is recommended to ask some advice from professional property strategist or advisor. Their role is to help you grow and protect your property investment.

Things property strategist can help you with

Every individual involved in property investing must have had their own reason as why they choose this path. The thing for sure is property has role as a vehicle you can use to achieve your goal. Aside from owning a property investment, you need to know what to do with it. That’s where the role of property strategist is needed.

For your information, property advisor and strategists don’t always come from real estate background. It is true that most of them do come from real estate background but there are also others that come from banking or financial planning background. Sometimes, they are those who have better understanding of property and have become successful investors themselves. The real property strategist don’t aim to sell your properties but rather helping you increase your wealth over the long term in a safe way.

How to identify a good property strategist or advisor?

A good property strategist is more dedicated of what they do. They will first try to know more about their client’s goals, hopes, as well as fears. Thus, you are not supposed to hesitate stating your own goals, fears, and hopes when you ask help from them. Be honest with your goal so that they will be able to give you the right advice to help you achieving long term goals.

Every information and message you find from various sources can be too complex to comprehend. A good property strategist will simplify the complex things so that you get better understanding. Thus, they will help removing all anxiety due to vague or complex information. They will provide information in clarity and simplicity. Aside from delivering information related to the risk, they will also provide you the potential rewards.

Good property strategist don’t aim for current transactional goal. Instead, they will focus more on developing long-term relationship so that their clients will be able to understand the next steps to take. They will not giving you advice about the next hot spot or how to get rich in an instant. Instead, they will recommended proven strategies which have always worked for you.

Good property strategist will always provide a list of potential options so you will be able to get the best opportunity that fits your plan, risk, and budget. Thus, you can make decision without pressure.

5 Web Design Elements for Online Shop You’re Considering Them Unimportant

Any parts of a website is being part of the design itself. Even a scratchy background image, how the embedded video is displayed, how a buy button is seen on online shops and many more are part of the website design elements. So do the menus and navigation, sidebar, ads spaces and so on.

What you and the search engine robot crawlers see on a site is the final result of recent design concept of how website is built. All elements are contributing in helping the search engines to make ease when crawling the site as well as helping the visitors in accessing the required information.

Sadly, when it comes to online shop as one of the important web design type, many business owners or webmasters are failing in included some of the important web design elements that I think they are so much vital for the development of the site and the business itself.

Below are some of them that I often found on business sites especially those who are selling things or offering services online through website. And most of the elements I am talking about are actually not the technical aspects when designing a site.

Web design elements for online shop that considered unimportant

1. Being anonymous in an online business world is never been recommended

You may are thinking this first part is not relating at all to how a website will be designed. While you need to remind yourself about the first sentence on this post, many other business sites are displaying their real team on “About Us” page to let people know who they are.

For me, the “About Us/Me” page is so much vital especially when it comes to offering products and services online. Customers need to know you first before getting things from you as you are offering them.

You need to talk about yourself or your business and for me, that page is the must-have one on your site because it will gives impact in how people are making decision about your offerings. I have visited many sites before especially the online shops and I will never buy from those that I have never heard of and no information at all about who they are.

So that, if you are kind of supporting for being anonymous online, make sure that you are doing it for only your personal accounts such as Facebook or Instagram. But never apply the same thing when it comes to sell things online.

2. Where the he*k is your location at?

What kind of a business that have no location-related information? Even if you are offering the online services through certain web you have been built yourself, it is still important for your customers to know where you are at.

How can it be hard to write a bit about where you are running the business while displaying your point or coordinate through embedding the Google Maps view on your site?

3. Give your customers some ways to getting in touch with you!

I won’t burden myself by searching about the relevant datas just to delivering my points for this third section. But let me tell you something that many of us are using different kind of messenger apps. You may are active all the times on WhatsApp, but what if the other people are using Line or even Facebook Messenger?

Therefore, if that will be possible, don’t just show your customers that they can reach you through E-mail and by phone, but they can also use certain apps when they will need to give you messages. The world is changing and so does the web design. Make sure that your online shop is giving as many as details you can publish to help your customers.

4. How buyers are possible to review what they have been bought before in your site?

Many product pages that I have found especially from an online shop managed by a personal are mostly possible for us to write a review nor even a comment in every product pages. In other hands, reading reviews from the others are part of how you are encourage the new buyers if you are selling the best items on market.

Sadly, nothing you can do about that. In an online shop web design, you may are possible in contacting the owners in various ways, but you know, sellers will keep giving you the reasons why you should buy from him/her.

Reviews are important for both the sellers and buyers whose each of them are getting advantages of what the other people are saying about the business. If you don’t have them in your web design, then you may aren’t also getting advantage in optimising your product pages for search engines.

Look, the more active the discussions or reviews of a product, the comment section will also take part in giving you more rich keywords. How long people are spending the times on reviewing or joining in the discussion will also contribute in reducing your site Bounce Rate where that will be a great thing to have when it comes to talk about SEO.

5. Design the online shop without any ads space at all!!!

The funny thing about online shops I have been visited before is there are many of them that are keep on displaying the Google Adsense advertisements on their business sites. Hey! What bringing me to an online shop is I need to buy things in it and you are by any chance are offering what I will need. So, are you sure that you have to make me see the ads that can possibly from your competitors?

You are not that greedy in gaining money through selling items while generating the PPC (pay per click) income, right?

If there will be images shown on your online shop’s sidebar, make sure those are the the discount or the promo code or any marketing strategy you are applying to encourage people to buy from you in the next short minutes. Not the ads that will make people leave your site to the others without being paying for anything.

To be honest, the above 5 design elements are so simple but are vital for you to be included them into your web design tasks. You don’t have to do it yourself if you are not understand how the web design is works especially when it will be needed you to code. Simply find the relevant service or agency for that like the Bali web design that can help you in designing and developing the better website for any goals including for online shop itself.

Why Boarding House Is A Good Property Business in Bali?

There is one of interested property businesses in Bali which is renting the boarding house. It is a building that will only allow the tenant to use only one bedroom among the available bedrooms. The other rooms can also be used but not privately, they are for all the tenants in a boarding house.

Renting boarding house bedrooms for a good property business in Bali

Boarding house is a common property business in a whole Indonesia as well. But, since Bali is good for travelling, then renting the boarding house for daily, weekly and monthly can be the good source of income for some business owners.

As Bali has been becoming the travel destinations from people around the world, the island is also a good place for many employee that are working there. Many workers are coming to Bali from another cities and provinces and it is not a new thing that there are also many foreigners who are working in Bali.

All of them will need a place to stay. Some of them are renting a house for certain months or a year, some of them are staying with families first but I am really sure that most of them will be find the boarding house as their main place to stay among the other available options.

Knowing this, don’t you think that a worker will surely has at least a salary? Means that a worker will find an affordable boarding house that won’t even reach 30% of the monthly salary.

Since workers and students of university are the same in finding a place to stay, a boarding house in Bali, then the demands of it is increasingly high over time. Even a new boarding house that just built 2 or 3 months before will be easy to find the tenants since there are so many people are looking for the same stay.

Then, I am sure that there will be the boarding house owners in Bali that will raise its monthly or daily price so they can get more money start counting on how long it will be needed for their Return of Investment. It surely not a good implementation of property business, but surely that money will keep on coming when the boarding house property is yours.

Workers in Bali are also getting a job easily, so they can also get out of the office as they want. It surely will affecting where they will be stay since most of us are requiring the stay that are closer to our residents. This means that there will be the tenants that will be moved out of the boarding house even there will still some days or a week to the end of the month. Don’t you think that the boarding house owners will happy for that since tenants have been fully paid for a month but don’t stay in it for 30 days? In the meantime, couple hours ahead there will be someone calling the property owner that he will need a bedroom of the boarding house.

What a good business the renting the boarding house bedroom is. If you think that you have a great capital of money, you may need to invest in the boarding house in Bali rather than focusing on villa or hotels.

Why You Will Need An Interconnected Villa At Seminyak?

Of all the type of accommodations you have been known before, this can be your first time for getting to know about an interconnected villa, right? It is basically just like the regular villa, but it has the possibility that each one and two or even more bedrooms can be connected each other so there will be more bedrooms possibility you will get. And you can finds such a villa at Seminyak Bali and makes it as a place for your retreat with your family and friends.

Interconnected villa concept at Seminyak, Bali.
There is an interconnected door at the back of villa, besides of the pool that is connecting each villas.

Now, you may just found out that one of the advantage of interconnected villa is that you can get an accommodation that will allowing you to have the number of bedrooms as you will need as long as it won’t be more than what it should be.

But, it won’t only the thing you will get when the interconnected villa be your travel accommodation at Seminyak, Bali. There are still some interesting facts you can get when this kind of villa will be your choice when travelling in Bali.

Some of those advantages why you will need interconnected villa are below:

  1. You will stay close together so watching each person when traveling in a group can be easy. Staying under one rooftop such this will also ensure that everyone is doing fine and if there will be a problem, many of the group members will be faster to know the issue and find the solution.
  2. Numbers of bedrooms as needed. This may the first benefit when staying at the interconnected villa at Seminyak. The villa’s bedrooms that mostly only 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, later you can get more than that. You can even reserves or rent the 8 bedroom villa Seminyak if there will be more travellers you are bringing with to Bali. Surely to get more than that is also still possible.
  3. Most of the villas are private. So do those that are located at Seminyak. It is also mean that you will get the private facilities, not for the public such when you are at the hotel. Some of the interesting facilities are the private pool, certain services since there will be more guests will be served, and more.

I also need to tell you that Seminyak is a seaside village, so where the interconnected villa you are staying in, will probably take some short minutes away to the beach. That should be counted as the privilege of an accommodation, shouldn’t it?

Anyway, there is also another extra advantage by the present of the interconnected villa at Seminyak. It can be that there will be more chance for those who want to get marry in Bali. If you have such a plan, i think that bringing more people now for your marriage can be possible without need to stay in different hotel rooms or renting some of the guest houses. And surely that you can get marry nearby the beach or even right on the white sand beach of Seminyak if you want.

That’s all the reasons why you will need to rent the interconnected villa at Seminyak. The other advantages may have not been identified, so I will try to keep you updated as soon as i could.

Working with Engineers for Property Development Project

Involving in property development means you are now both investor and developer. It means you have more works to do including work with your teams. As you have known that property development project is not a simple project.

Working with the right engineers for development projects

It carries some risks and weighs if you don’t take it seriously.

There is too much too lose if you are not careful enough in planning the right strategies. Along with all the perks in property development, working with engineers is one of them. Since you are involved in property development, it means you have gained enough experiences in the business. And that it is not the first time you work with engineers as well.

Working with the right engineers for your development project

Engineers are not the only person you need in order to finish your development project. What you need is a completed team consisted experienced and skillful people who know how property development works. Working with engineers is supposed to be smooth. That way, the project can be finished on time. You also need to know what type of engineers that fit your development project and here is the information:

  • First thing first, you need to know about soil engineers or geo-technical engineers. What they do is to conduct a test to the soil where your project will be established. This way, you will know the true condition of the soil. Therefore, the structural engineers will know what to do to make the right design to the footings or foundations of the building.
  • Next is structural engineers whose job is to design the foundation and footing of the buildings. They are also needed in structural design development so that the building that is going to be established will be functional and cost-effective. They will make sure that the building can withstand the loads of the steel and concrete, as well as the occupants later. They also need to make sure that the building can withstand natural forces like wind or rains.
  • The next is civil engineers. Just like their title, their job has something to do with civil works such as drainage system, water supply, earthworks, etc.
  • Other engineers are related to hydraulic and fire. If your project is a single or two-storey development, you may not need to hire them. However, they are needed if you are handling a high-rise apartment development project as well as commercial building. They can plan and work the pipes, gas, water, and waste. They can also design fire hydrant as well as fire alarm system if you need it.
  • After working every plan with the engineers, you will need to hand the plan and design to the architect. However, you need to engage with land surveyor before go into details. Their job is to survey a plan of your land. If your development is on a larger scale, you will also need to engage with quantity surveyor, they are construction economist who can also manage how the cost flows.

A Simple Cheap Trip When You’re Alone and Broke

Alone and broke are the perfect match to say that you are waiting for your end. But since you have never know what kind of beautiful life awaits you in the future, what if you go for a cheap trip alone for awhile since broke is not always means that you have nothing. You still have a small save in your back account, haven’t you?

Therefore, rather than thinking hard to get out of the suffers without any conclusions while cursing life, it is better and it may be a perfect time for you to go out there; breathing the fresh air and think about everything calmly while enjoy your time by only spending a small amount of money that you think you will still move on your life after a trip.

Traveling or a trip has been knowing as one of the effective remedy for stress relief and heals the your broken inner. But some of them are spending a lot of money, while the others are the opposite.

A cheap trip that you can get even though you are going alone that I am recommending you is that to explore the world and life through camping. “Wait! What? how does camping can make you feel better?” you are thinking so, right?

A simple cheap trip when you'are alone and broke to explore the world and life

The first thing why camping is appeared in my mind is because you can experiences it anywhere. You can enjoy it at your house’s yard, nearby public park, besides the river, travel destinations, at the open air, forest, hill and more. There are more places you can go for that.

But, since this should be your moment of silence, then you may need to away of the possible places with crowds.

Secondly, camping can be on your own no matter how interesting it is to bring along your friends. At the silent place and alone, I think that will be the great thing to help you thinking about your life and what to do next to prepare your raise up.

Next, camping is affordable as well. You may have been got tools for that or even though you need to buy the camping items, you may only need to get an item that is worth trying for any any condition such as a single hammock or the lightweight tent. Both are perfect for a solo cheap trip and can be used for years. So basically, you are buying once but you can use both over and over again.

Another reason why it is making any sense is because camping itself will allowing you to walk to the camping site and doing some activities that can be your own exercises. The farther and more activities you are doing, the more sweat comes out of your body. You are actually gives yourself a detoxification, right? That will be good for your health, body and mind so you can think about life clearly.

Out for camping is also encouraging you to visit the places that were out of your reach before. I am sure that doing that will be a good thing for yourself to see things differently and to get some insights that you may not get while thinking about life solution back at home.

Get a camping trip is considerably cheap since you may will only spend money that can’t be reaches up to a hundred of dollar. The best thing coming along with that is you can use all the camping items for years so in the next future trip, you may won’t need to buy the other items.

Simply try this kind of cheap trip and hopefully you will be thankful and see that your loneliness and broke are bringing you to the higher state of life. This affordable trip will also possible to discovering yourself. So this won’t only be a trip to enjoy the view and get refreshed, but also can be a trip of life you need.

Things You Need to Be Aware Of Property Development

You see, property development is not a simple project. It requires lots of works and it has its own risks you should consider before blindly jumping into it. Involving in property development means you need to be aware of many things, especially the risk.

Things to be aware of property development project

Of course, being brave to take the risk is good. However, taking the risk without weighing down everything before is a reckless move you should never do. It doesn’t mean you should back of property development especially if you have determined to get involved to it. However, it is highly recommended to take everything into consideration before taking the project.

What you need to be aware of property development project

When you decide to choose property development, it means you will become a developer. It is not a simple investment. First thing first, you need to know the risks of taking this strategy. There are risks associated to property development you should be aware from the beginning such as:

  1. In property market, there is always risk and possibility of rates rise over the life of your development project. It means you need to deal with the loan. And in return, your holding expenses will also increase if the rates rise. The project of property development may take years to complete before you can even gain profit. You need to create strategy which earns you enough profit when the situation is tough. You need to be able to refinance so that you can pay out your development loan.
  2. Another risk is still related to your finance. You see, there is possibility of the construction cost to increase. As the result, cost of labor as well as building materials will increase too. If you don’t have a backup plan for this risk, you will have to borrow more money to cover the development’s expense. Or worse, you have to sell your unfinished project in much lower price. Therefore, it is highly recommended to prepare your finance since the beginning to face this kind of situation which is often unexpected.
  3. A downturn is the risk you should be aware of in property market. You see, the general economic conditions is not truly stable. There are times when property values drop to the bottom. This is actually a natural occurrence in which sometimes is inevitable. What you need to do is not to control the property market or prevent the situation from happening. What you need to remember tis that property market has its cycle. You also need to know about the fundamentals driving the every situation in property market so that you can thrive through your development project accordingly.

You also need to know that fluctuations happen in any kind of business including property investing. It is influenced mostly by demand and supply. As the result, it influences real estate prices. Population grows and changes which means anything can happen. Being prepared for every possible scenario is the best thing you should do to finish your development project and gain profit from it.

10% Off for the 3 Bedroom Villa Seminyak, How to Easily Get It?

Who doesn’t loves discount, right? What if I tell you that if one day you will need the 3 bedroom villa at Seminyak – Bali, you can get the 10% off with only an easiest way that everyone can actually do it? If you don’t believe me right now, see if you are curious enough to know more about my own explanation about this.

It is not a secret that travelling costs us a lot of money. Tourists are even paying for thousands of Dollars per night for only an accommodation that is different with the others and provides the special services and high quality of facilities.

But, I have no intentions at all about how much you will pay for the luxury staycation while you are traveling in Bali. But if you are really want to know and need the special offer for the 3 bedroom villa at Seminyak especially for the 10% off as I have said earlier, there’s nothing you can do but a simple and so much easiest way to get that in under a minute.

Easiest way to get the 10% off for the 3 bedroom villa at Seminyak (Bali)

There is a villa management called as the Hu’u Villas Bali. It has various of luxury and comfort villas in various number of bedroom, too. But today I will only show you about the discount that you can get when you are deciding to rent the 3 bedroom villa at Seminyak.

The easiest way to get the discount for 10% off for this 3 bedroom villa Seminyak is to visit its own official site right now!

Easiest way to get 10% off for the 3 bedroom villa at Seminyak

Seriously! It is only as simple as that! There’s no other things to do or considering about who do you think you are! Everyone can take this discount anytime through the site that you can access for 24/7.

I have been seeing that many of the travellers are heading to the reservation sites where there are tons of accommodation offers and I believe that they won’t even remember the official sites they have been visited since that won’t be so important and can be understood.

But doing that means you will also lose a chance for not getting the discount that is not published in the reservation sites but its own official site itself with its own booking code. I am calling this as the “gift” when you are booking directly through the villa management’s site rather than getting into the other sites where the management is cooperated with.

If you don’t know this way, from now on you should have remembering this. You should knowing that any time you are getting the interesting offers from the accommodations, make sure that you are also visiting their official sites to see if there will be the extra discount as the 3 bedroom villa at Seminyak that I have shown on above.

This may a simple thing to do where you will only need your phone or laptop to be connected to the internet. But, isn’t this way quiet powerful to save more of your travelling budget, it is?

Making a High-End Look for Your Property Renovation

Your property is your asset so you need to make everything you can to make it look more presentable whether you are going to sell or rent it out. It is not only the look that you should pay attention to. Even minor thing like peeling paint should be fixed so that your property has more selling value.

Renovation is one of many ways you can do to make your property look presentable and desirable to sell or rent. However, it means you need to prepare budget especially if you want to make your property looks luxurious and expensive.

Renovating property for making high-end look

Renovation is supposed to be planned thoroughly. It includes setting budget, a check-list, and hiring contractor. Doing renovation to your property obviously needs budget. However, you can do it without spending too much money either. You still can take care of your profit without overcapitalizing your finance. If you want to know more about that, you can actually read some of the useful tips that you can try.

Tips for renovating the property for making the high-end look

The first thing you should pay attention to when it comes to increasing selling point of your property is the outdoor. It must cost a lot if you replace new tiles of the roof. However, you can go for smaller scale by applying new coat of paint. You can also give the same treatment to the pavers and driveways. It is also recommended to hire professional so the work will be more satisfying and efficient. The outdoor surfaces of your property will have high-end look.

Next is for the flooring. Hardwood flooring is the most favorite one. However, it is expensive especially if you buy genuine wood. Instead of going for the expensive flooring, you can choose myriad materials which are not too expensive but serve good looks to the appearance of your flooring. These days, there are vinyl and laminate flooring you can rely on. They have the look, the feel, and of course durability. Good thing about vinyl is that it can be used in wet areas as well.

Instead of doing expensive renovation, you can focus more on creating ‘it’ factor. You can add an inexpensive luxury item in your property. However, you should go for niche items instead of luxury items. For example, a bar is too expensive for you to buy for your property. Instead, you can go for a deck. Aside from making your property look expensive, a deck is more functional as well. It is also more useful than a pool because pool can fail to add value in certain markets.

You can also focus on brighten up the mood of the property for the renovation. You can try lighting up your property to make it look more expensive and desirable for buyers and renters. You can repaint peeling wall, fix some lights, or add a skylight. Another option is to go window treatment. You can replace heavy drapes with translucent curtains to make the interior look brighter and livelier. Lighting is one of the most important factor in interior design.