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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My Batam trip

Finally I have the time to show you guys my batam trips photos! Really had an enjoyable 2 days and 1 night, I wish it was longer, as the resort is really very comfortable. Most important thing is I didn't bring my swimwear! The swimming pool is so nice and looks relaxing. Will remember to bring swimwear if I have a chance to go there again.

Day 1: Arriving Batam, Spa and seafood feast

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Dear and me
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Showing Mickey mouse cartoon for our 45mins boat ride..
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The sea view. Quite diffcult to catch a nice view, as we are sitting in the air-conditioned deck.
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Yappie, after 45mins of boat ride, we finally reach!! Benny almost got sea sick.. haha.. but I wish the boat ride was longer :P
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We took a less then 10mins car ride to our resort ~ HARRIS resort. As we have few hours before checking in, we went for a short tour at Harris Resort
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Their nice swimming pool area. Its so beautifully done and makes me feel so relaxed. Really regret that I didn't bring any swimwear, but even if I bring, I don't think I have the time to relax there also.
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Benny and me.
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After we have finish the tour, its time for us to check in. Benny's sister and me share one room.. Our room view and outside view.
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After putting our stuff we went for foot massage as we have another 1 more hour to spare before our spa massage. :)
The foot massage cost S$15 for 1 hour, very relaxing, the massager will ask you whether the force is alright for you. So its alright to voice it out, if you feel uncomfortable.
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After the foot massage, here come the spa!!
The spa is located at the 4th floor of the other building. There is no lift in the building, so its kind of tired to walk up the stairs..
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The Spa is design in an open concept way rather than the air-condition enclosure room. Which find it good actually, as I know that I wouldn't shiver throughout my spa session.
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We were usher to different huts, Benny and his dad share one and his sister and I share another hut. This is the view outside the hut. And the inside view of the hut
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Me.. relaxing..
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Not sure how much is the spa cost as it comes with the package when we book the tour. Total time we spend is 3 hours which includes, full body scrub, massage and jaguzzi. :D


After the spa, we went to the town Mega mall to walk around first, so we will know what to buy the next day as we only have half a day to spent at Mega Mall. After that, we went to Golden Prawn Live Seafood for a seafood feast! Its kind of expensive, maybe becasue Benny's Dad order 2 fish and this resturant is also quite expensive compare to the rest which is near our resort.

Golden Prawn Live Seafood :D
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Choosing the fresh fish, prawns and crabs. Kind of cruel when you stand down there and choose the live and "kicking" fish/crabs.
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Live entertainment
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Our big coconut drinks.
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The dishes we ordered, from top to last: Green bean sprout, Lala fried with bean paste, cornflakes prawn, black pepper crabs, fried sweet and sour fish and the other one is steam fish(no pics).
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The Lala fried with bean paste and the cornflakes prawn is the best. I didn't know lala can be cook in this way besides the chili lala (never eat before, don't eat spicy stuff) and soup base. Very refreshing and best thing is bigger (in S'pore) and it doesn't have sand. For the cornflakes prawns, the curry leaves is alot, so it makes the whole dish taste very nice, the cornflakes is still cripsy not like some of the restaurant here the cornflakes is abut sogging or doesn't taste as good. Its very crispy but not overcooked.

The not-so-nice dish is the black pepper crabs. Coz its overcooked, so the meat tends to stick to the chell, makes it diffcult to eat and due to the overcooked, the meat is quite dry, can't really taste the sweetness of the crab meat.

Hope I gave a better idea on this restaurant, so maybe use this as a guide if you guys want to go there for seafood feast. :)

After the seafood feast, we went back to hotel and rest. The bed is so comfy..(*miss)
Saw this cute little raabit outside the hotel when we went back so cute!
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Day 2: Shopping at Mega mall and back to Singapore


We woke up early in the morning for breakfast. Their breakfast is nice, although not much of choices.
No S'poreans spotted,but there is lots of korean women and their children.
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Wonderful breakfast
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After breakfast, all of us went back to our room to rest (we can only check out at 10am), except for Benny's dad, he went for another round of foot massage. After his foot massage, we took car down to mega mall to shop and also "cure" our A&W cravings.

Me waiting at the resort lobby, while Benny doing the checking out.
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Some views taken on the way to mega mall. Its about 30min ride from Harris resort to mega mall (Batam centre)
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One special thing on the road. When all the cars stop at red light juction, there will be a few people, holding on to either newspaper or trays full of toys, going to each car and try to sell their stuff. There is even one little gal holding to a blind woman and begs for money..
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Mega Mall
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after shopping the 1st round, we went for lunch at A&W. Not sure whether is ut because of hope/craving is too high, the food actually didn't turn out nice as we thought it will be. :(
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After eating, we continue shopping at their mega supermarket. Their daily use products is so cheap, bought quite alot of items and also some stuffs for my family at the shopping mall. Before heading off to the habour, we went to buy donuts. Benny said they are quite famous for donuts, so each of us bought 1 dozen back.
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I like the coffee (bottom right hand corner) one best! I don't really like very sweet stuff, so I didn't really buy donut here eversince I tried once but after trying the coffee one is nice, not so sweet, and the coffee taste is strong! :D


Lastly, time to go home...
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This time round, we sit on the upper deck (open air). Its nice to enjoying the scenery and sea breeze before back to S'pore..
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Hope you enjoy the photos!! Time to sleep... Wondering how many more office hours days I need to work... tired ah...

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