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    Weekend trip to Pelabahun Ratu

    Pelabahun Ratu is on the southwestern edge of Java island, about 4 hours drive from Jakarta. I usually prefer to stay at Ocean queen resort - which is family friendly.

    We hired a 4 room beach bungalow with seaviews, bbq and a beach hut.



    here's the view on the beach...



    the staff are assigned to each bungalow and go shopping to the local fish market for you (pics to follow later) and then bbq the food for you at whateva time u ask them too....



    yep that lobster there cost about 200 baht or $7 ... not too bad, my gal friend was appalled when i suggested fresh lobster in aussie land cost about $35 per kilo !

    heres the complete meal


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    some guy fishing in the evening



    the bay next door



    solme surfers, obvisouly with my young fella there this weekend we didnt go in this water...



    a bit of a sunset on the beach (i;'ve seen better tho!)


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    I feel a bit guilty about giving you that red yesterday now

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    ^ I'll green him for Sympathy.
    Those lobsters are worth smuggling btw.

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    here's a front view of the beach side bungalows - we hired ones with fans cos it aint hot down there, but you can get ones with aircon also.



    and looking out of the bungalows...



    here's a pic of a view - most of the coast down there is somewhat hilly (sorry DD couldnt wind down the window here and was too lazy to stop the car, besides all the pics are from my mobile camera as i need to buy a new digi cam anyway)



    some of the food at the local fish market, or pasah ikan. notice the fins have already been removed, i coulda bought some had i wanted..



    a few of the fishing boats in the background at the fish market, me young fella just wanted to go on the boats, werent interested in the fish and the dead sharks just scared him!



    no idea wot these coloured fish were, but i aint certain they are good to eat...



    funnily enough when we got to the fish market they had touts there also - they basically were all carrying a small tray with squid on them and surrounded me galfriend and pestered her with how cheap, good and fresh the squid was.......

    random scenery view....



    and another, a proper camera might do it justice...




    another BBQ dinner (we were down there 3 nights...)



    and the finished product, the squid was particularly good this time...


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    and the resort had a pool next to a restaurant for those of us unable to brave heavy waves...



    oh and did i mention u could visit various places;

    • tea plantations
    • bat cave
    • turtle sanctuary
    • edible bird nest building sites, each of which can cost about $2000 per kilo
    • local fishing boat trips
    • coastal hikes and walks
    • national park complete with (allegedly) gibbons

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    The big red one on the right is a Spotted Grouper. Very good eating. the others are probably shit. Most reef fish are.



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    ^ Apostate. :banhim1:
    Parrot fish, red emperor, coral trout, pearl perch.......... etc.

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    Keep 'em coming MrT. I enjoy your excursions.

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    oh and i forgot to mention....

    when it came time to pay the bill, the staff asked had a paid a deposit (yes i had) and how much (i couldnt quite remember) so I asked them how much I'd paid dont they have records???

    apparently not!

    not exactly the way to run the business i would have thought!

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    ^ Tell you paid 2000 USD deposit and could you have your change please

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    ^ damn, now you tell me that!

    i'm too honest for me own good, cos i told them the amount and then when i asked to pay via credit card, they said I could just pay the room rate direct to the farang manager/owner (he was away) bank account later this week and could i just pay the food bill in cash then and there....

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