Our mini getaway
/ 6:42 PM
This would be our 3rd mini getaway so far, this time to Bintan again. We had bought one of those cheap 2D1N deals on deals.com.sg.
When we were travelling in the taxi to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal the weather didn't look good, which spoiled our mood as we were looking forward to our banana boat, kayaking and cycling which were in our package. As we waited to board our vessel Wan Sendari, the weather became worse with strong winds and heavy rain. The calm sea became rough which made the ferry to rock left and right vigorously. Thank god for my motion sickness tablet, if I had not eaten it while waiting for our ferry upon boarding the ferry I would have thrown up. As the platform was moving up and down. There were quite a number of China Nationals in front of us looked like they were on tour and could not follow simple instructions as to walk/stand single file up the steps to board the vessel. All I can say is Kiasu..
The journey was bumpy but I was ok with it, but poor baby felt sick after watching
Tom & Jerry which was playing on the ferry.
We reached Bintan's Ferry Terminal after 45 mins, cleared customs we were in the Ferry Terminal lobby waiting for other passengers who will be boarding the same bus as us. Baby went to looked at something I whipped out my camera and snapped a few pictures in and out of the terminal.
[Welcome banners in different languages]
When the other passenger arrived we were ushered to our mini bus, hand in hand with baby as we sat near the door as to alight without difficulty.
We stopped by this gas/petrol kiosk but looked more like a house that just sells. They had a few dogs around, felt safe in the bus even though I was like baby look they have dogs. After filling up, we stopped at a different resort to drop her off and we then made our way to our resort, Bintan Agro Beach Resort & Spa. It took us 1 hour to get there, boy were we in for a surprise as we didn't check out the resort before we booked. It didn't look like it was one of those star resorts. Looked like we put ourselves in some rural part of Bintan with no civilization.
We checked in and we given the room 7310 in the Sea Master section. We were complaining to ourselves as to why they had to give us the top floor. Well we had to climb the stairs with our bags and the only lift that they have was only for staff. Wtf right! My point exactly.. we took a rest in our room and unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of our room.. Silly me!
[Baby posing for me at the lobby; so cute ♥]
After we took a walk around our resort & I was again snapping randomly..
[Sounds so promising but looks so dodgy..]
We walked over towards the Sun Moon Restaurant..
[One of my favourite picture]
While walking back to chow down on our dinner we chance upon these lanterns hanging from the trees, they had turned the lights on and it looked so pretty.
[They looked like mandarin oranges hanging from the tree.]
We had dinner at Asiana Beach Bistro. Oh did I mention our Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch is free.
For dinner they served us Drink, Soup, Main and Fruit Dessert. But it wasn't filling so we ordered a plate of chicken but it came out dry.
Couldn't do much at night so we returned to our room, I think the bed must be super comfortable. Apparently baby said I fell asleep at 8+pm Indonesia time which is 1 hour before Singapore time. Baby's alarm in the morning woked me up ): but he apologized for it and then he tried waking me up.. Was kinda of hard.. We went for breakfast at the same place as we had our dinner. It was buffet style but it was not that fantastic so I did not take pictures of the food.
[Outside Oceanic Spa]
After breakfast we went to do our King & Queen Spa at Oceania Spa, it was awkward as both of us have not done a full body spa before. Was asking my brother just now how much would it cost in Singapore to do a full body spa. He answered S$30 and when I told him the King & Queen Spa for 2 cost as S$130.90. He said it was expensive. So i'm not sure whether it was worth it or not.
Would I tell people to go there to the spa, If you would like to try it out as an experience be my guess. But in my opinion I would not as you to go it looks quite dodgy. Baby has been over using the word dodgy while we were waiting to be served.
After the spa we went back to our room to shower before checking out. We were late as our spa was about 2 and a half hours long instead of the 1 hour the receptionist had told us before. After checking out we went to the Sun Moon Restaurant & Bar to have lunch. While walking it started to drizzle, we noticed that it was low tide and we could see the sand banks with a lot of tiny crabs across it. I was facinated about it while walking out on the plank pathway out onto the water where the restaurant stood.
It looked like they served us Nasi Lemak but it wasn't and it was not enough for us so we ordered Sambal Kang Kong and Waffle Dessert as I wanted it.
The Sambal Kang Kong was yummy but the Waffle was chewy and was so so. After lunch we walked back to the lobby, sat there waiting for the bus while using their wi-fi.
[Waiting for our ferry back to Singapore]
[Then it was time to say goodbye to Bintan.]
Baby said instead of buying all the cheap deals, we should save up for Club Med and I said save for Taiwan too. (: Saving time!
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