Thursday, July 14, 2011

A trip to Batam - 2D1N

My blog is so so dead ever since I started working! Anyway, I am on 2 days MC (today is 2nd day) so I shall take this time to blog about my Batam trip which happen last month! We actually bought the tickets from Groupon as there was a offer going on. Now, I can't remember how much was it. Haha! I think it's $99 per person (Inclusive of 1 day tour, hotel and morning breakfast)?

Seriously, I don't know where to start. Lol! It is so hard for me to recap something that happen 1 month ago. Well, I will still try my best to summarize everything using PICTURES & CAPTIONS. =p

The essential item to bring when you are going overseas. Haha! 
My sis trying to act emo before we leave Singapore. 
I think I look more emo than my sis =p
I remembered that when we were at the custom, there were a group of young Singaporean making a lot of noise. The security guard there walked over to them, asked them to shut up and put his finger on his lip. I was rather stunned. I know those kids are noisy but are there rules that we are not supposed to talk at the custom? O_O

Reaching Batam 

Not forgetting to bring my sad Xiao Xiang along for the trip. 
Lotsa different crackers from this shop. 
Saw this in the Kueh Lapis shop. Is this Naruto? 
As you can see, people are fighting to eat the free samples of kueh lapis. Haha! 
Random photo taken while sitting in the van.
Lunch Time @ Golden Prawn 933
I think all tour agencies will bring the tourists to this restaurant. Seriously speaking, the food there suck so badly! Below are pictures of the food that was served. If you are going Batam, I will recommend you to eat elsewhere, which I will let you know later... 

Lunch at Golden Prawn 933
Fried Fish? No taste at all -___-
The only edible food (IMHO) - Gong gong. 
Crabs? Craps!
How king can you be...
Another slightly more edible food. 
Something similar to Singapore Outward Bound but none of the tourist is interested to play. 
Places of interest - Tua Pek Kong
There are quite a number of statues for photo taking but I decided to just post up a few for your viewing pleasure =p 
Quite a nice temple but my camera not good enough to take the whole picture of the temple.
Sorry for being noob, is this Guan Ying?
Fierce turtle, looking angry at me for taking his photo =O 
Nagoya Hill Shopping Maill
This place is nothing like Japan! If you want to know why is it call Nagoya Hill, you have to read up on your own. Haha! It is just another typical shopping mall that sell clothings, accessories and etc. I find that the clothing there are not to my liking. 

Meanwhile the rest of the tourist went to have some massages, we went to A&W for our proper lunch. 
1 of the shop selling Kawaii stuff at Nagoya Hill.  
J.CO at Batam really sucks! It is not that their food sucks but is their service! You gotta wait for 30mins for your drinks and donuts. WTH?

Hotel check-in! Novotel!
The reception counter. 
Nice looking lobby.
Trying to take some artistic photos. Pass or fail? Lol! 
This is how our toilet look like. 
Our bedroom. Nice eh? 
My Xiao Xiang holding on the titbits that I bought today. 
Our loots for the day. Even though their clothing is not to my liking, I still manage to get 1. Lol! 
Their lukewarm water is ok but when I turn on their hot water.... 

Dinner time @ Wey Wey Seafood
If I am not wrong, this place is located at Harbour Bay. We ordered alot of food for 4 pax and the total cost is only around S$70!!! So it is super worth it! 

The entrance.
I think this is the black pepper crabs. I was too hungry and end up taking lousy photos which I can't even recognised what this is -__-

The otah is nice.

Some veggies. 
My favourite Sotong!
Steam fish 
Hotplate tofu
Fried rice
Salad You Tiao
Fried fish with scallop
Back to hotel


The next morning...
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Nice variety of food =)

My sis and her hubby taking their food. 
My first round of food. Haha. 
My sleepy face holding the eggs. Haha! 
The delicious cakes and donuts. 
Shopping at Carrefour
Their instant noodles, tissues and sanitary pads are really cheap! LOL! Other than that, some of the daily necessities are quite cheap too. 

My sis trying to be super amaze at how the basket cum trolley look like. 
"Argh! Help me! This is so heavy!"
The mini Hello Panda biscuit is so cute!
Things we bought home

Our titbits loot for the day


Zazabong said...

I like the turtle pic, so cute! =D I was reading your post to see what's good in Batam, but ended up feeling hungry only (the 2nd round of crabs etc) lol.

Btw, what's gong gong?? It looks like snails... I don't dare eat whenever I see such shell thingy! :(

g.ta said...

Your Xiao Xiang is very cute..=p
Nice pics btw..=`)

Anonymous_X said...

instant noodles as titbits?!?!





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