Batam is probably a very familiar place for many Singaporeans to visit, because it’s really near, about 30mins ferry ride from Singapore. You’ve probably heard about Bintan too, but Tanjung pinang?
Tanjung Pinang is the 2nd largest city of the Indonesian province of Riau islands after Batam, & the main town of the island of Bintan. It takes about 1hr30mins (depending on weather) from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to arrive there.
1st day! We took the Majestic Ferry to Tanjung Pinang, as usual the ferry terminal was quite busy as it was a weekend. Never tried taking Majestic Ferry there before, but the first time experience was good, seats are spacious (good for tall peeps haha), and pretty clean! #iamcleanfreak
Upon arrival, I was actually quite impressed by how the ferry terminal has become, pretty clean, and now arriving and departing passengers are directed in a more orderly manner compared to the past! For security reasons, I didn’t want to take any photos inside yeah 🙂
Had home cooked lunch (I forgot to take photos again sigh) before heading out to the Tanjung Pinang City Centre! Anyway, guess how much this whole basket of crabs cost? Only SGD$10 okie! Full basket of fresh crabs! :O
Anyway, TPCC is the first shopping mall in Tanjung Pinang, newly built, with upcoming movie theaters and other stores! Right now, the Hypermart and some other stores are in operations already. Not bad, finally there’s a shopping mall 😀
Oh yes, anyone tried Rotiboy’s bread before? I tell you, their bread is super yummy! :O They have many outlets around Indonesia, including Batam and the common tourist region! Shall write more about it next time if I see the outlet again. 😀
There are always interesting stuff in supermarkets that says ‘Take my money!’, & look what I saw there.
Recommended by my cousin to get these, she said it’s easy to make & it’s tasty 😛 I gotten a few flavors to try, pandan/strawberry/chocolate etc. If I succeed I let you guys know yeah haha. SGD$1 per pack, good deal!
I didn’t know that Hello Kitty is quite popular over here, like so many sanitary pads with HK design :O Yeah, I go Indonesia & stock up all these (Don’t judge, it’s monthly necessities okie!) SGD$1-2 per pack only, why not right~
Not many tourists there, in fact the locals are the ones who frequent the beaches often. What do you do at the beautiful beach? Take many photos! 😀
From Trikora Beach, it took us about 1hr drive to the resort: SAHID BINTAN BEACH RESORTS. Check in time starts at 3pm, we arrived just nice at 3pm.
I wouldn’t say this is a fantastic resort, but it’s really based on my personal preference. But then again, given the price for 3 per night about SGD75, you can’t ask for too much I guess haha. Will talk about their breakfast in the Part 2.