June 22, 2014. Part 2 of our Batam, Indonesia trip. My Indonesia visual diary: Indonesia Visual Diary
We went to Harbour front centre @ 8:00 am. Departed by high speed ferry to Batam @ 9:00 am. The journey took 45 minutes by sea.
Tips at the end of my post. :D
The ferry was cold and I wish I brought a jacket lol.
me: 700 lang pala polo
husband: oo nga
cashier: your total is 2 million....
us: wut?! 700 is 700 thousand pala :))
Indonesia time is GMT +7 hours
Fifth stop, Pondok Wisata Cultural show. You will be entertained by local villagers with their traditional trance dance, peeling coconut using their mouth, eating fire balls, eating glass, and jumping through the fire ring. I'll upload the video soon! :))
My lucky animal: Pony!
Next is Go-kart Circuit Centre which was officially opened on June 1, 2009 with 395 meters of length. The track feature 9 turns and 6 straights with access speed of more than 50 kmph.
I bought one magnet! hihi
BATIK- the traditional fabric of Indonesia
And lastly drop off at Batam City Square were we had our cocol (cofee coffee lang).
really superb! promise! :))
Transportation at Batam, Indonesia are cabs and motorcycles. LOOK! Very scary to cross the street! haha
And before we go back to Singapore, we ordered Kueh Lapis (layered cake) Kueh (possible spelling variation: kuih, kway, kue) Lapis, also known as 'kek lapis', 'kueh lapis legit', 'spek koek', 'spekkuk', is a traditional Indonesian layered spice cake. We chose the prune flavor! So yum!1. Bring bottled water because Indonesia has a warm weather.
2. I think it's safe to say you need $150 SGD for your pocket money.
3. Always bring your bag!
4. Batam terminal fee of $8/pax
5. Batam guide and driver tipping: $2/pax/day
Our travel package include of:
- return ferry ticket(SIN/BTH/SIN)
- 1 day city Batam tour
- 1 seafood lunch
- air-conditioned bus
- English/Mandarin Speaking guide
- Adult ticket: 30/pax
It's a BIG WORLD out there