Travelogue: Batam, Indonesia

Batam is a small island in Indonesiaโ€™s Riau archipelago. It is only 45mins boat ride from Singapore. Also known for its beaches, raucous nightlife and malls offering duty-free shopping, Batam offers activities including windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing too.

That makes it a perfect short getaway for many!

Right after the sister’s wedding, we decided to go for one.

Batam View Beach Resort completes the trip. It is indeed a hotspot for many families and friends. It comes with many facilities such as swimming pool, private beach, sea sports centre and more.

I have no complaints on room, service, food etc. Satisfied much! They also provide free shuttle bus from Nongsa Terminal to the Resort. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Unfortunately timing was bad when we headed to the sea sports centre. Low tides!ย cry
Therefore we were advised not to jet ski. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Still, we sure had fun at the swimming pool with the little boy!

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Another must-do in Batam:ย SEAFOOD! Wey Wey Live Seafood is one of the famous seafood place. It is located at Harbour Bay. There’s a long stretch of seafood restaurants there! But sadly, due to the crowd, waiting time may be a challenge.

Taste was great and price was cheap! Oh ya, I almost forgot!
Don’t miss their Pisang Keju aka Cheese Banana Fritters. It’s the best! It can be found on the streets. Those food carts ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Breakfast and lunch we should not miss! Nasi Padang! Yummy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Before we head back for Singapore, shopping at Nagoya Hill Mall is another must-do. That’s the biggest mall in Batam. You might want to consider other places such as DC Mall, BCS Mall and Harbour Bay Mall.

On Labour Day, the ex-colleagues decided to go for one night at Batam! This time, we stayed at Harris Resort Waterfront. Another resort I would recommend! There’s a lot of activities you can do there. That includes water polo, volley ball, flying fox and more.

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Again, no complaints on room too! It was indeed a big room for two of us. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Dinner was at Golden Prawn 933. Taste was average. We also managed to squeeze some time for Kek Lapis factory!

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We ended the night with singing our lungs out at K1. They sure update their songs well!
K1 is located just around Nagoya Hill Mall. Cheap and great! ๐Ÿ™‚