Spent the new year’s eve and the beginning of the lunar new year in Batam~ This year it’s only Mommeyyyyy and I; no crazy bunch like last year. But we still didn’t mind a mini getaway and thank goodness we managed to book one in the end despite it being full house everywhere!
I can’t help but keep comparing last year’s Bintan trip with this trip, from ferry to hotel to itinerary, because I remember how bad last year’s was, if not for the people! Luckily this year’s trip was much better~
The ferry was not stuffy or lok-kok compared to last year’s, nor was there any cockroach spotted. We sat at the top deck to enjoy the sea breeze! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~
Next week’s resolution: I must visit the pretty Keppel Bay!
Humongous Star Virgo cruise!
Another resolution: I must be on a cruise one day!
So sunny that my eyes couldn’t open fully! But the sea breeze was shiok~
Candid shot by Mommeyyyyy
I think I have a naturally angry face -_-
Blue sky and blue sea ❤
Makes me miss the beach so badly!
Did not take that many photos because it’s supposed to be a relaxing getaway, not like a trip “trip“, so not much shopping done as well. We basically went to quite a number of 土产 shops, a few shopping malls, a temple and also had 1 hour of massage~
Loots were mainly handmade local delicacies, food and more food. Got a pretty dress as well for only 6 bucks and it totally made my day! I was a bit disappointed when the shop didn’t wanna accept SGD (we did not change any rupiah) but Mommeyyyyyyy insisted on changing S$50 worth of rupiah for me just so that I can get my S$6 dress!!! So much love (((:
Hope to be blessed with abundance of happiness and laughter
Candid shot again~
Cute mini Buddha!
It’s the 12 Chinese zodiacs!
With my snake! Hiss~
As usual, Mommeyyyyy and I came up with crazy ideas! Riding on the horse to welcome the arrival of the horse year~ Not sure if it’s rude to do so but at least I’m not riding on the Buddha right =/
My crazy idea for her rat shot xD
Unglam candid shot while I was buying chips at a street stall -_-”
My pig brother actually finished 1 whole big packet in a night! Maybe that explains my shocked face.
Lunch was provided and it was at this rather famous place – Golden Prawn 555.
I wanna stay at a kelong!
Lunching by the sea!
The lunch was also so much better than last year’s because at least we weren’t served fish ball soup as seafood! We had real seafood – crabs, mini lobsters, clams and etc~ Definitely a sumptuous meal!
Even got a bowl of real bird nest after the meal! Super value for money trip~
Saw a couple of the “cat shit coffee” in a shop and we were trying to figure out which is the authentic one. Then we spotted this and I told Mommeyyyyyyy this one confirm fake one, cause it says LIAR! Whahahaha~
My shoe shop!
Spent a long time looking at these cute figurines!
Finally arrived at our hotel – Harmoni One in the late noon and ended our tour for the day~ Our hotel is also 329147391732 times better than our Bintan one and it’s quite pretty!
Mini “garden” outside
Food can also be easily found just a street across the hotel and we settled in Sanur for some authentic local delicacies. Despite it being an atas-looking restaurant, the food are damn cheap~
With 2 “cocks” above my head -.-“
Tom Yum soup, beef rendang and tahu telor
Back to the hotel for some drinks at the lounge while the beautiful piano pieces serenade us~
Hotel buffet breakfast
My sumptuous brunch
Went up to explore the pool and oh my~ We didn’t know it’s so beautiful up there!!! A pity I did not get to swim despite bringing my swimsuit 😦 The weather was so hot!
View from rooftop
I didn’t know we are near the sea!
Overseeing the whole of Batam
Spotted a bee tram in the mall!!! Waited for it to go one round around the mall before I finally got a chance to take picture in it…haha!
Such a funny bee! xD
VivianBee on the bee tram!
Did not have the chance to visit the beach this year! Must stay at the beach resort next time!!!