Just got back from a short holiday at batam yesterday. The weather there was freaking hot but overall, it’s not a bad place to visit if you intend to go for a short trip overseas. So here’s the post on my trip =D
17th May 2008, Saturday
Woke up in the morning at 7am… Prepare myself, had my breakfast with my mum and left home at 8am.. boarded the train at 8.30 and reached HarbourFront at ard 9am.. went to the cruise centre and meet mie, row, zw, dia and yy at the mac donald’s for breakfast. Din ordered anything as i’m still having a sore throat and wasn’t feeling very well. after awhile, rac, jac, pw and berlinda came..
went up to the boarding area and saw a very long queue.. Our boarding timing was at 9.40am and the gate closes at 10.20am.. we’re still in the queue at 10am.. OMG! but luckily, we managed to get through without queing.. now, the custom area is fully packed and jammed.. at 10.30am, i’m still waiting for my passport to be cleared.. argh~~~ luckily the ferry delayed and i think they expect pple to be stucked in the jam…
finally, boarded the ferry at 10.45 and we left harburfront at 11am..
We reached harbourbay ferry terminal in Batam at ard SG11.45am ( batam timing is one hour later than Sg)
We got a free transport from the terminal to the hotel.. but as the check-in timing is BT1.00pm, therefore they dropped us at the nearest shopping mall while they send our luggages back to the hotel first.
We settled down for lunch at KFC.. their menu are quite different from us as they do not provide mash potato.. instead, they provide nasi (rice)… haha.. 2pc chicken meal with rice? they also provide bento set as well.. we ordered a total of 14pc chicken, with 4 rice and 6 fries. we went over to A&W and bought the curly fries over as well..
After lunch, we went back to the hotel to check in.. but only one room was available so all of us squeeze into a room first.
While waiting for the other rooms to be ready, we played heart attack and it’s so fun and exciting!! haha… lots of laughter~
ard an hour later, the other rooms are ready and they went back to their room.
After settling down, me, zw and yy went for massage while the rest when swimming…
At ard 7pm, we took a cab to nagoya food court for dinner. we split up into 2 cabs and the cab i took brought us to the wrong location.. grhzz!! so me, yy, rac and jac walked all the way to nagoya food court. luckily it wasn’t very far..
Ordered alot of foods and all of them taste great~
Each of us pay ard $4 for this sumptous dinner wahahaha~
After dinner, we went back to nagoya hill shopping mall as there’s a hypermart there.. we bought lots of stuff like tibits, cup noodles, daily necessities and more.. here’s what i bought from there
it’s DAMM cheap la~ hahahaha
went to bed at ard 3am and we need to thank MR MARC for torturing us… grhz….
18th May 2008, Sunday
Woke up at 8.30am and went for breakfast buffet at the hotel lobby.. wooo… yum yum…
After breakfast, we took the free shuttle bus to MEGAMALL… it took us ard 15mins to reach..
Everyone’s going crazy over A&W~~~
Some interesting cake display…
Walked ard the shopping mall and bought some stuff.. bought this sweet corn for 40 cents per cup only!
settled down at J.CO Donuts for lunch and we bought Root Beer Float from A&W over as well.
After lunch, we went to the hypermart again…
Xtra small tube of ice cream…
Lots of finger food~
At ard 5pm, we took the shuttle bus back to the hotel and we went for seafood dinner at nagoya hill…
Nice~~ ! after dinner, we bought KFC back to the hotel for supper~ wooooo!
What i bought on the second day…
After dinner, we went back to our hotel for PYJAMAS PARTY~!!!
Everything ended ard 2am and we went to sleep after that… zzzz
19th May 2008, Monday
Woke up slightly later than yesterday.. As usual, we went for breakfast buffet at the lobby.. nothing much today.. most prob was because we came down late today…
After breakfast, we went back to nagoya hill shopping mall for our last round of shopping to spend all our money away… bought 2 perfume, one for myself and one for my mum… it only cost me $8 for 2!
Went over to the MATAHARI departmental store and bought some tees for my mum and aunty.. each tee cost ard $3 only!!!
Went for lunch at GODIVA.. ordered Kway Teow Goreng and it cost me $1.50 only!!!
After lunch, we went back to our hotel, packed out stuff and checked out the room at 3.30pm.. took a van to the ferry terminal.
While waiting to board, went over to the tibits store and bought alot more tibits..
At ard 4.15pm, we boarded the ferry…
Reached back in singapore at ard 6.45pm.. Went back home after that..
wooo~ it’s fun and i do enjoyed myself for this trip~ Waiting for next upcoming trip and hopefully i’m able to go =D most prob will be thailand and taiwan!!!