Sunday, July 27, 2008

1 Day Batam Discovery cum Shopping Tour Itinerary

Here's our 1 Day Batam DO-IT-ALL Fare: $65/pax

0800: Assemble at Harbourfront Ground Level. Get boarding pass and immigration card.
0810: Breakfast at Mcdonalds. Or you can have it at Wang Cafe OR pack from home.
0845: Proceed to immigration check. Last timing to check in 0845.
0900: Ferry departs for Sekupang
1005: Arrive at Sekupang Ferry Terminal
1100: Stopover at Barelang Fisabililah Bridge. Followed by 1.5h drive to Vietnamese Village
1230: Vietnamese Village (Catholic Church and a Buddhist temple)
1300: Visit Guan Yin Temple.
1400: Visit a house that makes Indonesian famous “kek lapis”.
Comes in 3 flavours: Original, Spices and Prune. Approx S$24, S$26, S$27 repectively.
1430: Stopover at local product shop (we had 20% discount here). We went crazy over shrimp keropok, fish keropok, emping (spicy and sweet) and of cos their local favourite ....Jackfruit!
1445: Lunch at seafood restaurant Golden Prawn 933. Take Group Photo!
We had clear soup, butter prawns, chilli crabs, sambal kangkong, steamed gongongs, chilli sotong, sweet sourt fried fish and lastly fruits. And free drinks, choose one of the following: canned drinks, coconut or Chinese tea.

1530: Kuda Lumping Dance (Traditional Cultural Dance)
1600: Polo Ralph Lauren Boutique (20% discount here).
Our Indonesian Tour Guide told us that in Batam that there are 3 kinds of Polo.
  1. Imitation Polo from China
  2. "POLO" brand in Indonesia (which looks very very similar to Polo Ralph Lauren)
  3. Genuine Polo Ralph Lauren made in Indonesia (but restricted sales in Indonesia only)

So i was so happy to get my "golden horse" POLO!!! and i bought another classic black slim fit one!

1630: Aromatherapy Massage at Sawadee or shopping at Batam City Square for those who are not doing massage

1900: Dinner at Mega Mall
(JCo doughnuts, Breadtalk 1st storey, Solaris, KFC, A&W 2nd storey) i think those of you who misses A&W's root beer float might want to go there!

2000: Check in at Batam Ferry Terminal.

2100: Ferry departs Batam

2200: Ferry reaches Singapore.

Fare includes:
2 way return ferry ticket with seaport tax (SGP-/Batam/SGP)
Travel on air condition coach (Batam)
1 seafood lunch
Sightseeing Tour cum shopping as per itinerary
Service of 1 Indonesian local Guide
Passenger Departure and Security Fee ($21)
Batam Terminal Fee ($7)
Group Travel Insurance S$10 and Medical $500

1 comment:

  1. Where is the Polo Ralph Lauren Boutique located in Batam?