What To Do To Get Around Bali Diving Spots Fast?

Asia has amazing beaches and underwater rows. Especially Bali, offering underwater diversity and uniqueness. Entering the world’s best favorite destinations is proof of Bali as a compulsory place in your holiday list.

Bali Diving Spots

Life without having fun will be boring and stressful. Bali has different views in each area. Vacationing to Bali is right when your life feels boring. If you want to try something new and fun, explore under the sea! Especially diving lovers, or you who want to try diving, Bali is perfect.

Bali diving spots have rare, unique and beautiful species or coral. Given a large number of dive spots at a distance, you need proper planning. Starting from Tulamben, Amed, Menjangan Island, Sanur, Nusa Penida, and others. Please note, to reach spots, you have to take 1-2 hours from the Kuta area and its surroundings. Within 1 day, you can only explore 1 area. Automatically, you need 5-6 days to explore all Bali diving spots.

If you do not have a certificate, then you must take more time for training. What to do to get around Bali diving fast?

Get Package & Explore Bali Diving Spots

When your vacation in Bali is very short, then everything must be done quickly. Fast doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and enjoy it. Taking a dive package is wise and appropriate. Dive centers will do all the best for you. The safari dive package is a 1-day dive package to several spots in 1 area. You will be picked up in the morning and finished in the afternoon. After the package is finished, you can enjoy the atmosphere of Bali at night while enjoying dinner. If you live in the Seminyak area, the best row of bars and restaurants are ready to spoil you.

Another option to explore Bali diving spots is to take a safari dive package. Safari dive is usually done for 2 days by doing 5 dives. When comparing it to a daily dive package, the safari package will be wiser.

Diving in sparkling blue and sand waters like in Bali is spectacular and unforgettable. Bali has become a meeting place for divers, both amateur and professional.

With the dive package, you can explore many of the best dive spots in Bali in a short time. Take 4-5 days if you take a certificate before you can explore other spots. Bali diving spots will be fun and successful if planned properly.

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Best Cities in Indonesia for Building Property Business

Property is one of the primary need for human. We need a place to live either alone or along with all the family members. Just like foods and drinks, you need it everyday but the different is, you may only can buy property once or couple time in your life. Since it needed by all of the human in the world, then many of the developers are building it to get more revenue. And that is also why i will show you about the 5 best cities in Indonesia for building property business.

Best cities in Indonesia for property business

Indonesia itself is consists of hundreds of cities plus regencies. And some of the cities are good and better for property business and some are getting not too much attention for the developers and businessmen.

These 5 best cities in Indonesia for property business are based on its popularity in education, industries, tourism, etc so you may have heard about them before. Those are considered as the big cities as well in Indonesia.

But, I may won’t mention about Jakarta since most of the businessmen need more capital than other cities. Moreover, Jakarta may have known by many because it is the Indonesian capital.

1. Bali

Bali is my first recommendation city if you want to build your own property business kingdom. Although the height of the buildings in Bali is not more than 3 or 5 floors, but you will get the international or the worldwide market for your business in Bali.

It is because there are many travelers that keep on coming to Bali everyday, so with the various businessmen.

As one of the best cities in Indonesia for property business, the commercial buildings in Bali are also vary. You can easily find the accommodation for tourists such as hotels, luxury villas, and many more. Not to mention the other business building such as restaurants, shops, cafes and many more.

2. Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is actually the name of the province in Indonesia which is the Special Region of Yogyakarta. There are at least 2 best cities in here for your property business which are Sleman and City of Yogyakarta.

Yogyakarta is fame of its titles as the educational plus art and cultural city in Indonesia. There are hundreds of the universities and institutions in Yogyakarta so there are many of the students as well. Many of the developers are building the boarding houses for the students, either the cheapest one or up to the higher class students.

3. Makassar

Makassar is also needs to be included as one of the best cities in Indonesia for property business. There are two main parts that why housing in Makassar may the best business for you. First, it is full of the students as well just like in Yogyakarta. Not as mush as in Yogyakarta, but the city is pretty much popular for education too, especially for the students at the eastern of Indonesia.

Secondly, Makassar is the huge fan for industry and the business lines. Even, it can be considered as the main gate of all businesses that are targeting the eastern part of Indonesia.

4. Bandung

Education, tourism, industries and businesses. That just some of the words to describes why Bandung have to be in the list of the best cities in Indonesia for property business. When it comes to weekend, even many people are saying that Bandung becomes the city where people of Jakarta’s shopping center.

They who are traveling from Jakarta to Bandung are spending more of the money in this city to enjoy their weekend.

5. Manado

Fame of its underwater world, Manado is also visited by many of the world travelers for years. The coral reefs in Manado is so popular as well, so that, there are many divers are coming to this city.

But sure, it won’t only the reasons why Manado as one of the best cities for building your business property. Even though the industry is not as big as in Makassar, but the government keep on promoting this city to the world and there are actually many of the foreign investors in Manado.

Since there are too many cities in Indonesia, this time i will only informed you some of them for building your property business. If the information in this article is benefits you, feel free to share this to the others. Thank you.

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Honeymoon Photoshoot in Bali is the Perfect Gift

Many honeymooners were visiting Bali to experience the beautiful moment of their new marriage. It is proven by numerous of tour and accommodation packages for the married couples that we can find easily. For some or special moments of your visit, getting your professional honeymoon photoshoot in Bali will be the perfect gift for you and your beloved one.

Honeymoon photoshoot in Bali

No more selfie or we-fie! This is your moment and you can makes even a picture as the special souvenir to be put in your photo album.

But you don’t have to do it yourself with your phone. You can hire a photographer or find the photography studio that will serve your moment even at outdoor for capturing the romantic moment along with the idyllic island of Bali. Make your honeymoon photoshoot in Bali at its best.

I have no idea that since when was the first time there are many of the photographers in Bali. They are offered the photography services even if they don’t get a single photography studio. It wasn’t the wrong moves, even the creatives one. But what makes me wondering is, there are too much, for example; honeymoon photoshoot in Bali package that served by they who were coming from different countries.

It is not forbidden for the foreigners for doing so, it may just me who are taking it seriously. But frankly, Bali is somehow a better island as well for the illegal immigrants. But, let’s get it over and dive more into the photography package in Bali.

If this is the first time you are visiting Bali and this is also to enjoy your honeymoon, I will keep always saying to give both of you the perfect give you’ve never thought before. A picture of moments you have shared together while in Bali.

It can even be your last visit because you don’t even know where would you go for the next destination. So, since you just got married, don’t you think that the moment is even getting more special than before? That is why you are deserved for the honeymoon photoshoot in Bali at least once in your life.

Moreover, this honeymoon can be the last one as well.

After the stressful wedding weeks or days, you are deserved to enjoy many affordable things in Bali with your lover. And you are possible to feel sorry for not capturing the lifetime moment in your life. So that, simply find the honeymoon photography package while enjoy your time and all beautiful things you have been provided in Bali island.

The best thing of getting the honeymoon photo package is the photographer or the team may always in holiday mood, so your images may be even better since it will made in relaxed mood. I mean, when we are getting stress while working, our works are possible to be the bad ones. So will be happen to the photographer when taking your photos at the beaches or other outdoor spots.

Anyway, your honeymoon photoshoot in Bali may be in conceptual or themed shot, so it will get even more interesting to try among other perfect gifts you are capable to have.

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Basics in Building Home Theater

 Basics in Building Home Theater

Home theaters or home cinema is one of the most comfortable access to entertainment. While it does not replace the experience of watching movies in a public cinema, having your very own home theater offers you another level of comfort, privacy, and convenience. It’s certainly one of the best ways in soaking up entertainment.

 

If you love movies, aside from your very own enjoyment, home theaters are also an excellent way in improving the value of your house. Houses with well-built home cinemas tend to fair better than the average houses in the neighborhood. If you’re interested, before building your very own home cinemas, let’s go over some of the basics first.

 

Chose a suitable place in the house

Because of the potential sound it might leak, home theaters are better to be placed in a relatively isolated room from the rest of the house. You don’t want to place home theaters right next to a bedroom. Although soundproof, depending on the level of the insulation, sounds might still leak. It’s best to plan your home theater thoroughly.

 

Soundproofing

Soundproofing is something integral in building home theaters. Soundproofing are put in walls, floors, and the ceilings. Standard walls don’t do a good job on concealing sounds—much less a full-on sound system. Professionals measure sound transmission using the term STC (sound transmission class) with decibels. The higher the STC, the better indication it is in sound concealing. The basics of soundproofing would be three elements known as mass, damping, and decoupling. Make sure to do your research if you’re doing your soundproofing yourself.

 

Paint the walls dark

Make sure to paint the walls dark, or put a dark wallpaper over. Ideally, from ceilings to floors are all painted dark. Don’t gloss either. Bright colors reflect light and it’s the least you want when building home theaters. Avoid putting furnitures and decorations that reflect lights such as photo frames.

 

Positioning of the Screen

Don’t make people look up. Make sure to position the screen just the right level. Do some tests if you aren’t sure. Enlist the help of your friends or family. This needs to be adjusted with the  height of the seats as well.

 

Sound system and screen

You dont have to go full-surround if there is no sufficient space. The most basic surround sound speaker system is 5.1. The term 5.1 channels refer to the number of speakers (five) front left, front center, front right, rear right, rear left, the next digit “1” refers to a subwoofer for low sounds such as bass and other effects. A lot of home theaters employ 7.1 sound system these days. High-end homes have started employing a 9.1 for their home theaters. Pick the right display for you. Flat panel TVs are what home theater is all about. However, two-piece projector-screen combination is something that could work well.

 

Don’t sacrifice valuable home space

Make sure you have enough space before building a home theater. Although home theaters have seen a rise in demands, it is not something that should replace or restrict the most basic parts of the house. Don’t sacrifice your kitchen space, for example, as kitchens are generally better in an airy space for healthy air circulation and lighting.

 

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A One Fine Day in Padar Island Tour

Padar Island tour is definitely a must do if you are having a Komodo trip. Who doesn’t love Padar? Though every island in Komodo National Park is amazing, Padar is just the most stunner of all.

A One Fine Day in Padar Island Tour

It’s one of those rare landscape that will make you gasps in wonder. The surrealist landscape seems like came out straight from a film set. When it’s just out of rainy season, the undulating hills is bright with fresh green grass, lined by three colored beaches. The turquoise-blue ocean wraps the hills perfectly, creating a high contrast scenery that’s very pleasing to the eye. And when the dry season comes, the island turns into a woodland savannah.

Padar is a place that will make you believe in paradise once again.

What to do in Padar Island Tour

A Journey to the Peak

Hiking is the most popular activities (and arguably the only reason people come) in Padar. The track, start from Padar’s little wooden deck, lead to a spectacular view of the bays form the summit. This is where you can see three deep bays on both sides of the islands, each one is unique to another. One is your usual white sandy beach, one is jet black (but not less beautiful!), and one is the most cherished Pink beach.

The journey to the peak itself is not less beautiful. The bays peeking from the hillside, almost begging for a quick snap. You could clearly see how clear the turquoise water are, in contrast with the green grasses/ yellow savannah. It’s gonna be a journey with a lot of photography break. This is one hiking trek that keeps giving!

Take the Best Panoramic Shoot

When you have reach the peak, you’ve come to the most famous spot in the entire Komodo National Park. This is the spot where photographers usually fly their drone to capture the entire surrounding. It’s where people take their famous selfies with Padar’s amazing rugged hills in the background. Almost every people in Padar Island tour has one thing in mind: they come for the superb birds-eye view. Take your time to absorb the amazing view. It’s not something you get every day.

Find Your Personal Spot

Escape from the hoards of fellow tourists and photographers from the main spots of Padar. Explore the side hills and walk on unpaved paths. Some cliffs nearby will give you one of the most exotic scenery you’ll ever have. Enjoy the serene view of the batten islands and surrounding ocean. If you are having Padar Island tour with liveaboard, take the chance to make it as your first or last itinerary of the day. Pick Padar as a place to wait for sunrise or sunsets. The island get even more magical as it glows from the touch of golden light.

Things to Know Before Going to Padar Island Tour

Know that the heat can be absolutely mental if you choose to hike in the middle of the day. If you are going on a day trip, you might get Padar right when the sun is in its peak. Equip yourself with hats, sun covers, glasses, and plenty of sunscreen. If you are going for multiple day trip, you have the privilege to make it as sunrise/ sunset hike. The heat is more tolerable and the sun doesn’t shine right on top of your head.

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How to Boost Your Property’s Appraisal Value

Home appraisal is often something required when it comes to real estate selling. Some people enlist the service of a real estate appraisal when dealing with private lenders. Whatever the purpose of the enlistment of home appraisers, being aware of your property’s value as well as understanding the means to maintain and increase your house’s perceived value is more than just essential.

The value of a property depends on a number of factors. Locations being one of the major ones. If you’re resourceful, you can go the extra miles by gathering the data of your competition around the area. This is generally the job of home appraisers and they use it for comparison in order to determine your house’s value. However, don’t hesitate to present the data you acquire if you decide to enlist the help of an appraiser. The appraiser may not be familiar with the area, and you could help in better determining the value of your house. It has become common for customers to conduct their own research regarding the houses in the area they have their eyes on.

With that said, these are several things to note in home appraisals. The subject itself is a highly subjective matter. But these are some of the basic things that would commonly apply across practices.

Remember the 500$ increment rule

Professional property appraisers often go by the $500 rule, which means they value a house by the $500 increment. This affects things that are permanent fixtures of the house. Decorations and furnitures are not a part of home appraisal’s evaluation. Things that may seem minor such as peeling paints, cracks in the walls, and such affect the value of your property. These repairs when left, over time will accumulate. Make sure to do repair when it’s due.

Curb appeal

It is the first impression of your property. You could pretty much say that curb appeal is basically the “face” of your house. Because curb appeal directly affects how customers see your house for the first time, this factor is an important one in deciding property’s appraisal value. Maintain your yard or lawns. It does not have to be fancy; it simply needs to be well-maintained, and make it show.

Note down the repairs and upgrades

Always keep track of the repairs that you’ve done. This is extremely important especially when it regards elements of the house that cannot be easily seen, such as house’s insulation. It’s also important to note down the dates of the repairs and upgrades you did for your house. New roofs, landscaping, even the replacement or an upgrade of kitchen sink. Keeping copies of the bills would help track your expenses better and enables you to report the value of your house more accurately.

Neighborhood

If there are new additions to your neighborhood and the surrounding area, make sure to mention them to your home appraiser. Things such as new schools, new roads, and other developments or changes  that bring an improvement to your neighborhood. Note them down and be sure to report it to your appraiser.

Effective age

The overall condition and appearance of the house, as well as things such as functionality all contribute to the “effective age” of a property. Damages such as broken windows, leaky faucets, cracking or falling tiles affect the overall condition of a property. Homebuyers expect houses that will last. Having parts of the house falling apart or not functioning well would damage the house’s value. If you don’t have any significant repairs due, then sprucing up your house for a bit would greatly help shape the age appearance of your house.

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3 Aspects Before Find Property For Sale In Bali Indonesia

Bali, a tropical island, a piece of paradise that is a world tourist destination. In the business sector, especially property, Bali is always promising. There is a lot of information circulating that Bali’s source of income is still centered in Kuta. In fact, all areas of Bali are currently considered very prospective. Bali property is still the belle of large and small investors.

Property For Sale In Bali Indonesia

Finding a strategic location for property for sale in Bali Indonesia is not easy. A survey of 9 out of 10 people said that location is very important when looking for property. Another important factor is the price. Property location comfort and budget availability are important factors in investing.

Information circulating that the Bali government is opening up as much land as possible for business development, including the development of the property. Licensing to build hotels, villas, condoles and housing in several areas in Bali opens the way for investors to do business. Considering that Bali is surrounded by stunning beaches, many beachfront accommodations are luxurious and comfortable for you.

Find Property For Sale In Bali Indonesia When Prices Stable

The fact is that property for sale in Bali Indonesia tends to be more stable than other regions. This is because Bali is a tourist destination. There are moments when property prices are booming. But when the economic conditions were sluggish, the prices of property for sale in Bali Indonesia never fell drastically. Property agents are those who know the latest property conditions. Finding property for sale in Bali Indonesia through property agents can be the best way for special prices.

Buy Property Outside of Holiday Season

When the holiday season arrives, accommodation demand is increasing. Many business people use the opportunity to rent a villa and then rent it back to tourists. The opportunity to look for property for sale in Bali might be a little difficult because tourists need accommodation during the holiday season.

If you are looking for property for sale in Bali Indonesia outside of the holiday season, you will be competing with other buyers. You have a lot of time to design a bargaining strategy.

Find Property When In Demand

Bali property prices are relatively high, forcing investors to consider used property as a second investment. Buying used property has many disadvantages. You must be more careful in buying used property. Do market research before buying property so that you can sell it at high prices when there is demand.

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Positive Habits to Start Real Estate Business to Help You Succeed

Starting business in real estate industry does not require huge capital only but also positive traits which will help you gain more opportunities to succeed. However, it is also helpful for you to know that there are positive habits to start real estate business to make your journey smoothly.

positive habits to start real estate business

When you are able to put positive habits, you will gain better position to achieve your goal in starting your real estate business. Most people tend to focus more on budget, management, etc. Those are indeed important element for you to pay attention to. However, it is also important to focus on how you do your business.

Learn positive habits to start real estate business

No matter how much money you have to start real estate business, you will go nowhere if you do not know what to do with them. It is also will be useless if you cannot manage yourself to do better in every step you take in this business because the competition is not supposed to be taken lightly.

Even though property business is promising, the competition is quite harsh. Here are positive habits which will help you start property business easier and smoother:

  1. Managing time to be more productive is one of the most important habits you should start learning. You can delay but time will not. When you decide to delay something you can do at the time, you lose opportunity to your success.Therefore, it is recommended for you to track your time management. You should start planting on your mind that thing takes long than you think. Thus, do not underestimate time allocation of a task you should do. In addition, you need to remember as well that you have more free time than you think.

    It is also much better to complete one task to another instead of bounce from one task to another without reaching any goal.

  2. Keep learning everyday no matter how much you think you have gained information is another positive habit to start real estate business.You can even set number of goal you want to reach per day. For example, you can set to gain two bits of information per day that you write on your note or journal. There are many things to learn in real estate business. You will never get enough.

    Those information and knowledge everyday will help you a lot in the future. When you start real estate business after gaining much knowledge, you will be more confident and know what to do.

  3. Train your brain to be more productive each day. You can do it by asking yourself some questions related to real estate business.For example, you can ask yourself about your current performance in handling your business. You can also ask yourself about the plan you will do to boost up your business.

    This way, you will always find a way to be more productive. This is one of positive habits to start real estate business which very important to learn because you will find it useful soon.

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Lightweight Hammock Tarp – Why You Must Get One

The lightweight hammock tarp is one of the most important accessories when you are deciding to go for camping while hanging at outdoor. Your camping ideas at outside can be carried out at place that is so far away from your home, so you have to prepare all the needed items carefully.

Lightweight hammock tarp reasons to buy

The tarp itself has been around for a long time, probably its usage is equal to the camping activity, too. It had been using to help or prevent the campers from getting wet by the water (rain), reducing the effects of cold from the air or snow and the rate of air movement, and of course, later the campers can feel warmer while resting inside the tent.

Even though the development of technology is increasing, the use of the tarp is still needed especially for the travelers. Now you can even combines it with the usage of hammock to get the different experiences in camping. And later, it has became one of the most related accessories as well to hammocking.

Why a lightweight hammock tarp is a must-have camping accessory?

The lightweight hammock tarps were coming in various size and shape. The single and the double hammock size surely possible to have a different size, especially for their width. You can then use the length and width of your hammock as the guide to which size you should get for the hammock’s tarp.

As for the shape of the tarp itself, maybe I would recommend you the usual but the most popular one which is the tent-shaped tarps.

Now, let’s get into why you will need the hammock tarp for your camping or traveling.

The first reason for that is you won’t experience the cold air or getting wet, etc as I have written on above. Camping should be having more fun, experience the serenity and also the peacefulness in the wild. Not to trap yourself to get the flu or the fever. Thanks for that, but no!

For example, when you are camping at the forest. It will be better if you are getting warmer since the atmosphere can be colder in the night or when there is chance for raining.

The tarp will also increases the use of hammock in many seasons. So, you can always go out for camping especially in rain and snow season.

The next reason is because the hammock tarp is so light.

That is why since the beginning I was calling it as the lightweight hammock tarp. Its weight can be as your own hammock or even below it. And the interesting fact about it is, it won’t be as thick as the hammock.

So you can fold it easily and will only need a bit room in your backpack.

Another thing that can also be considered why you must buy the lightweight hammock is, it is sold separately with the hammock.

It may not for every existed hammock brands or manufacturers, but I have seen many of them are quiet the same: You won’t get a tarp while only buying a hammock.

But the good news is, if you are searching the hammock product online, thankfully that the price of its lightweight tarp is also affordable. Even tough you will find it a little bit expensive than your hammock, the price may differs in only few of dollars.

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How to Add Value to Your Vacation Rental Property

Lots of investors are interested to invest in vacation rental property because the profit is promising. Besides, there are many ways to add the value to the property. One thing you should know about successful investment of vacation rental property is that you need to advertise it well. Your property needs exposure so potential renters will flock around. You need to know as well that the even though the investment is promising, the competition is challenging. It is important for you to take the right steps and listen to useful advice in the process.

Tips to add value to your vacation rental property

Consistent booking is what makes vacation rental property alive. However, it is sometimes hard to achieve especially with the fierce competition in the market. There is no other way you can do but to add value through effective strategies as the following:

  • Advertise your property properly. If it’s necessary, use professional photos. Quality photos play important role in drawing more potential renters. Travelers like more advertisement with high quality photos inside and out the property so they can see clearly the condition of the property or if the property meets their standard to rent for their vacation period.
  • Communication is important key if you want to be a successful vacation rental property owner. It is important to respond to potential renters immediately. If you were a traveler, you would be pissed to know that the owner of the property you’re going to rent takes days to respond your request. Thus, you need to respond your potential renters immediately within 24 hours. Prioritize your potential renters amongst anything.
  • If you want your service of renting out your vacation property to be more satisfying to the renters, you need to know what’s on their mind. It is recommended to ask for review after your vacation rental guest experience their time during their vacation. You can ask them to leave review or comment about your service and our vacation rental on your email. Make sure you ask them about what they like the best and what they dislike about your property. It helps you to improve your service and your vacation rental. Thus, you will have more satisfied renters in the future.
  • Make sure that you are consistent in charging, rates, and bookings. Don’t let yourself forget to update your listing because this can cause misunderstanding. If you charge differently from what you informed in the listing, your potential renters will see you as unprofessional.
  • To add the value of your vacation rental property, make sure to use the right and best words to describe it. Don’t hesitate to let everyone knows that your property is the best place on Earth to use during everyone’s vacation. Reveal all the great things of your vacation rental property and don’t be modest. Make sure everyone knows the potential and details of your vacation rental property. Therefore, potential renters will know exactly what your property looks like even before they see it in real shape.
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