Baby and I decided to go to Bintan to celebrate our 2nd anniversary since we’ve graduated and quite free, and to compensate the time we did not spend together on our 1st anniversary 😀
Woke up early on the 23rd March morning and did a last round of preparation as I’m really paranoid if I missed out on anything. But it was really useless as I still forget to bring my shades, hair tie and goggles-.-
Met B at 11 to have our breakfast at our "all-time favourite" Macdonalds’ and did some last minute shopping! We both didnt have kite so decided to invest on 1 that cost us $29 in total for kite and the strings. Bought some tidbits and water and off we go to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal!
Our ferry was 2pm and we had to check in 1.5hours earlier. After checking in and filled up the immigration card (similar to the white card when going to malaysia), we shopped awhile and bought myself a shade! HAHAHHAHAHA cos I was complaining bout it. Then sat at some cafeteria waiting for time to pass and finally get to go in.
The ferry journal is 55minutes which is quite fast. If you have a itouch, ipod, PSP just watch some show and you’ll reach there in a blink of and eye. Have none of the above? Dont worry, they will play a movie on their TV too, so just watch awhile, camwhore awhile then reach already.
The seats are quite comfortable too, with a head rest that is covered with a disposable cloth (for those who are more hygiene concerned) and a big wide tv with good sound system (just abit too soft if you sit at the back)
And there we’re here at Bintan! Just do some passport stamping and the resort staffs will guide you to the buses.
To side track a little, this cute little japanese boy that was infront of us when we queuing to stamp our passport and coincidently sitting infront of us on bus too! CUTE TTM!
The bus ride from the ferry terminal to our resort (Bintan Lagoon Resort) is around 15-20minutes. I swear the driver drove at 140km/hr! But cant blame him cos the road is car-less hahahahhaha seriously.
When we arrived, and even before we alighted the bus, we were welcomed by the dancers at the entrance! Besides that, there is also a welcome drink served to us ( I didnt took it ) and of course friendly smile from every resort staffs.
Then we went to queue to check-in. There were 4 receptionists at the counter so checking in was fast. We were given two room keys and two towel cards for swimming or using for the beach.
AND TADA! OUR ROOM!
Room 4126! Go buy 4D go buy 4D. Was standing between the cupboard (with 2bathrobe inside) and a chair for bag? LOL. And the toilet of course!
Our room was at East Wing, which is the garden view. It’s around $310 for 3D2N. (There’s a sea view room at the west wing that cost slightly more expensive.) A window seat where you can call for massage in your room. A balcony with 2 seats. And so comfy! quite worth it!
Rested for awhile and went to walk around first before decided to go for a swim.
Walked to the beach and they had this restaurant (30degree Seafood Restaurant) that serves food like fine dining.
Swimming pool! Open from 8am to 6pm. There are many Caucasians who would spend their whole afternoon suntanning and reading books there. There’s also a pool side cafe (circled in yellow) where you can ordered drinks and sit on the chair that’s in the pool to chill! The two circles in red is where you can play water-basketball with your peeps.
After strolling, we went to get changed and go for a swim. Didnt bring my camera though. Swam till 5+ and decided to go fly some kite! Oh! the time in Bintan is an hour slower than Singapore, so by the time we reached we still have an hour more to play! So we had 25 hours that day HAHAHHAHA.
The wind at the beach was so strong that what we gotta do is to just release the strings and the kite would fly on its own! That was the first time my kite went so high!
Written by my dearest baby, to compensate a love letter 😀
As you can see the sky was not very good that day plus night is falling. After we left for our room it started pouring. Bathed and rested for awhile then its dinner time!
Settled at this restaurant named Kopi-O which is a level down the lobby. You can choose to eat their buffet (which cost $38++ for an adult) or eat their a la carte. We chose their a la carte as nothing caught our eyes in their buffet.
Be prepared to pay super ex price for Singapore delicacies like Chicken rice, Char Kway Teow, Nasi Goreng, Nasi Bryanni etc. I ordered Kampong fried rice which cost $14 and B ordered Nasi Bryanni that cost $16. And also Tom Yum soup for $10.
But their portions were quite big. We cant finished the whole plate. While dining half way, there’s a live band that started singing quietly. As in, they didnt do any introduction or stuff. Probably because no one was watching? Hahaha. But they were quite good. The stage is directly above the restaurant. And you can watch it from the lobby.
We did not plan any activity for that night and it was raining cats and dogs, we decided to do………
FACIAL MASK! (took a photo but am not allowed to post it, sorry~)
The second day, woke up at 8am (which is SGT 9am) and went for a swim in the pool. It was soul-less. HAHA. After that we had breakfast at Kopi-O again because it is FREEE HAHAH. It comes with the package for the 3D2N accomodation. It’s like those normal buffet breakfast you would have when you stay in hotel or those in Redang. Cereals, bread, orange juice, milk, congee, noodles … breakfast starts from 630am(i think) to 1030am.
After breakfast is suntanning time!! The sun was so perfect! As Im tanned enough so all I do is keep spamming sun block. Hahaha. You know, you will still turn tanned somehow. But the weather was so awesome that I cant resist it!
Fly kite and after awhile we just let it fly itself hahahaha. Went to play in the sea when it’s high tide after all the sun bathing. The waves were so fun! Really love the sea so much!
After that we went for a 30 minute Javanese Massage near a hut by the beach (which i forgot to take picture). We gave it a try as when we walked past all the time, the massage girls will just sit one corner and relax. I was thinking how bad the massage can go till theres no business at all. It was quite good. And super relaxing to massage when the "air-con" was the breeze coming from the beach.
Bathed and had our "hand-made" lunch, cup noodles!
Relax awhile and went to book for the fireflies night tour at the lobby. $33.50 for an adult. A two hour trip including transportation from resort to the boat. The trip starts at 7pm so we went to the 30degree Seafood Restaurant to get us some drink.
It was by the beach. You can enjoy a cup of drink and look at the beautiful scenery and feel the nature.
Got myself a Sea Breeze(on the left). Contains Volka,cranberry juice and some other juice. And cause me to get the alcohol numbing effect later on. More bout it later. Baby got a Bintan Beach which contains pineapple juice, orange juice and i-dont-know-what alcohol. HAHA
Okay so I was drinking Sea Breeze with an empty stomach. And I drank 3/4 of the drink in one shot. I dint know it would have such effect on me till I started to feel my face swollen and cant really open my eyes. Baby called it "drunk". So he started snapping pictures of me and took video to proof that Im drunk when I keep saying Im not. HHAHAHA
It all get better after I pee. HAHHAAHAH okay I admit I’m a little drunk I guess? LOL. And about time to go for our night tour! Followed the staff to an empty van and thought that there will be other tourists behind us. To my surprise, the driver started the van and go. So we were the only two for this tour! HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA WTH.
Thats the place where you have to take another small boat to see the fireflies. Luckily there were another couple from another resort that came for the night tour. At least not only two of us and the tour guide right??
The tour guide was super friendly and used to live in Singapore as a fisherman. He told us alot. Bout the stars and his life as a fisherman. And cos there were no lights around the lake, THE NIGHT SKY WAS MAD AWESOME! when you look up to the sky, all you can see is thousands of stars blinking at you!!!! Like those you see on show which are super fake. BUT THIS IS REAL! I SWEAR I WILL NEVER GONNA FORGET HOW IT LOOKED LIKE.
And I also learnt about these stars that points to the north, which is said to be more accurate that a compass. Cos a compass will always point at the north when you are at north so it wont show you other directions. Get it?
Off to see fireflies!
Do you wanna see fireflies?
Okay lah I show you.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAAH okay thats the best from my thousand years old camera okay~
They live in the trees which are near the lakes. So you can actually use your hand and catch them! They are totally harmless. You can keep in the water cup that they provided and observe them. SO MAD NICE! And when they are at the trees, the tree look like a christmas tree!! A natural christmas tree which doesnt use up any elecricity. Go green huh? HHAHA. But sadly, there isnt much youngsters that are interested in this kinda natural sight seeing I guess.
Had our dinner back in the resort at the same place, Kopi-O. Didnt took photo either. Haha. Ordered fish and chips and its a huge one. They gave FOUR pieces of fish and thousands of fries! And only $16 which is around the same price as fish and co or so but so much bigger portion. Baby ordered Mee Goreng which is also very big portion. Didnt finished either. LOL.
Ended our 2nd day with a good night rest(:
Last day we just went for breakfast and packed our things. Check out time was 12pm (SGT 1pm). After checking out, we had to wait for the bus to fetch us to the Bintan ferry Terminal which is 1pm. So we went to the beach and snapped some shot with nice clothing(HAHA) as we hadnt done so. The weather was awesome too! How I wish I could jump down to sea again! Photos turned out quite nice I LIKE!
And spotted some Singaporeans too!
More waiting time~
Spot Christopher Lee Wannabe.
And ended our 3D2N Bintan Vacation!
Crazy boy started camwhoring. Spot Eric Teo Wannabe! HAHAHHAA
That’s all friends! Cant believe I spent the whole day just to blog about this. Literally HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHA