Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

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dash88
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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by dash88 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 pm

Want to experience white Christmas near Singapore without the cold? Let’s head to Belitung Kaolin Lake. Belitung relatively unknown place even among the Indonesians it only became a popular destination after movie ‘Laskar Pelangi’ which translated into English as ‘The Rainbow Troops’.

Find out more - http://www.threeplaygrounds.com/adventu ... istmas/155

Date: Dec 23, 2017 - Dec 26, 2017
Cost: $393

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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by Our Little Smarties » Mon May 01, 2017 9:31 am

I like Bintan Lagoon Resort, it's fun and affordable. I blogged about my recent trip to BLR and my son enjoyed the trip so much and he kept asking me to go back. :smile:

Bintan Lagoon Resort:
http://ourlittlesmarties.com/2016/12/bi ... on-resort/
http://ourlittlesmarties.com/2016/12/bintan-getaway/

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Susan Koh
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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by Susan Koh » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:16 pm

We must be one of the last to check out Canopi, the one that promises a glamping experience. We were there in Nov for and I've since been recommending it to friends who are looking for a relaxing getaway that's not too far from home. The main highlight of Canopi is the Azura blue lagoon, which was so crystal clear :please:

We booked the Lagoon View Deluxe Tent (paid S$477) that came with a personal jacuzzi right outside our tent and yes the room was air-conditioned :) The room was very cozy with the king sized 4-poster bed.

There was plenty of water and land activities to do for the family. Most of the time, we were swimming in the lagoon and the kids tried hand paddle boats and kayaking. We did a mangrove firefly tour on the first night and it was a unique experience for the kids who saw fireflies for the first time.

Must try activities are:
- Firefly tour in the evening
- Water slides at Slip and Slide.- S$5 per person with unlimited play
- Escooter- $15 and hour to go multiple rounds around the lagoon
- Pirate ship indoor playground - $8 per child with unlimited play
- Spa at Treasure Bay - $28 for one hour full body massage (Super shiok :please: )

Food choices at the resort, was not bad but expensive for Binta's standard but we kind of expected it. We paid around S$16-S$18 for a pizza and $12 for nasi goreng and mee goreng. At least the choices were pretty decent with both local and Western options.

Overall a very relaxing holiday and perfect for those looking for a chillax holiday with family and friends.

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Shared more photos of the place on my blog here, https://ajugglingmom.com/glamping-canopi-bintan/

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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by Vince19 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:08 am

So many plans for our Indonesia trip this holidays, thanks everyone!


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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by SeongheeKim » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:44 pm

TRAVEL THRU’ THE LENS: LETUNG, JEMAJA ISLAND, ANAMBAS
https://wilzworkz.wordpress.com/2019/07 ... d-anambas/

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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by ScaredyMum » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:45 pm

Hi, may I know if it really takes 1.5 to 2 hours drive per way from Nagoya hill area to the dragon fruit farm at Rempang island?

Is it worth going? Can we go on our own via taxi or grab?

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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by ScaredyMum » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:47 pm

Hi all, the driver I enquired with recommended the following places to us for a day trip. Please advise are these places worth going or if there are any where you will recommend instead.

1. Coffee factory 70° Fahrenheit

2. Crown latex factory

3. Secret garden

4. Layers cake factory

5. Factory outlet

6. Miniature house of indonesia

7. Batik factory outlet

8. Maybe outdoor activities like (go karting, flying fox, archery, etc)

9. Barelang bridge

10. lunch or earlier dinner....

The most popular vegetarian food in batam is

Nature Vegetarian

O'bean Vegan restaurant

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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by foodandflights » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:52 pm

Nothing much in Batam honestly. Though it will be a great place if you wanna buy cheap clothes or groceries and especially kueh lapis.

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Re: Travel: Indonesia - Batam/Bintan

Post by Aldiss » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:57 am

By the way, I recently rested there. I liked it more when you take a car in USA. It is especially nice to travel by car but not in Indonesia. My wife and I rent a car https://www.bocubo.com/car-rental/usa-o ... irport-mco. And we made such a trip. We were able to sail on a ferry, my wife enjoyed it so much. So yes, we also recommend this city to everyone.

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