Sunday, August 2, 2009

1 Day Trip to Batam

We reached the Harbourfront Centre, Level 3 and collected our Boarding Passes, Departure Cards and Ferry Tickets at the IndoFalcon counter at 7:45am.

Paying S$46 per pax for the 1 day tour fee, it's inclusive of the S$20.00 Departure Fee/Fuel Surcharge, then another S$7.00 for the Batam Terminal Fee.

Total Fee of S$55 per pax, after adding S$2 for tipping.

Delayed by 40 mins in the launcher maneuvering, our departure time scheduled at 9am was impeded; arriving at the Sekupang International Ferry Terminal (SIFT) after 11am.

Meeting Mr Tan our Tour Guide, he brought us to the Polo Ralph Lauren Shop, the Kueh Lapis home factory and the Dry Food Stuff Store.

Lunch was at the biggest Seaside /Kelong Seafood restaurant "Golden Prawn 933"; built on wood and bamboo over the seashore.

Were served Cereal Prawns, Sweet & Sour Fish (above), Butter Fried Squid, Steamed Gong Gong 贡贡螺, Chili Crabs, Bean Curb Soup and Stir-fried Sambal Vegetable. And they ran out of Coconut drinks for our group.

Food standards had certainly deteriorated much since i last visited here 10 years ago...

After lunch, we were left to shop at Nagoya Hills and Mathahari (Batam Centre) while the others opted for a full 90mins body massage at Indo Thai Massage for S$30.

We didn't buy much from the Shopping Centres; just been makaning here & there.

Still, the trip was fun (with all the right company), the tiring part being to lug bags of Lapis Cake & Keropok, boarding the squashy Ferry home.


Anonymous said...

HI, where did you book from ?

Beary said...

We booked the tour at Harbourfront Centre, Level 3 from IndoFalcon.

See paragraph 1 for the link to IndoFalcon website.