Earlier in June before I left Singapore for Nanjing, ZTE Corporation, a publicly listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, launched three new ZTE smartphones; including its flagship product Nubia Z5S Mini, Blade L2, and KIS 3 at Grand Nikko Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali. The launching was part of ZTE Corporation’s efforts to strengthen its presence and build its brand in the Southeast Asia region.
For Singaporeans interested in getting your hands on the ZTE smartphones, they will be arriving on our shores soon. Earlier this week, Polaris, a Singapore-based holding company was appointed the exclusive distributor for ZTE in Singapore, and three new ZTE Android smartphones, ZTE Blade VEC 4G, ZTE Blade L2 and ZTE KIS 3 were launched. The phones are the first China-manufactured smartphones to be running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, and are packed with features, bringing smartphone technology to consumers at an affordable price. The ZTE Blade VEC 4G retails at S$299, Blade L2 at S$169 and KIS 3 at S$99 (all prices are without contract). The Blade L2 is available on Lazada.sg, and the Blade VEC 4G and KIS 3 will be available at all SingTel outlets from August 23.
For my trip to Bali, other than witness the ZTE launch, I had about a day to explore Bali. I know Bali is a common travel destination for Singaporeans, but it was actually my first visit there.
We stayed at the Grand Nikko Hotel resort and I was able to enjoy the beach and sea breeze there for the night:
The next day, we visited Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) and Pandawa Beach.
GWK is a 240 hectares private cultural park on the Bukit Peninsula at the southern end of the island. It is devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu, and his mount, Garuda, the mythical bird who is his companion.
Currently, the statue of Vishnu is 23 metres high, although the original plan was for a 146-metre gold-plated Vishnu riding Garuda on top of an 11-storey entertainment complex. Garuda wing span will be 64 metres across. When it’s completed, it will be the largest statue in the world. Construction has been going on for a long time and it seems they will still take maybe a decade or more to complete it. Nonetheless, the completed part of the park is still quite sight:
After GWK, we headed to a resort in Pandawa Beach for lunch:
I had to take an earlier flight back to Singapore as I was flying off to Nanjing early the next morning. 2D1N was pretty rush and I wished I had more time to soak in the Balinese charm. Till next time. Maybe when ZTE has another series of smartphones launch for the SEA region. 🙂