Batam trip with Jenny & Orlene – 2013

10 Sep

Day 1: 31 August 2013

Breakfast at Han’s.. Orlene’s treat! Yeah!!
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Thank you dear Orlene! ♥
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Instagram-ed before boarding the ferry!!
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To the ferry! I love travelling by sea!
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1 group selfie before we set out! ♥
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Happy happy times~ :):):)

Beautiful sight~♥
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The sea and the sun! Life is awesome! ♥
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If only I can own one of these units.. *Dreamy faraway look*
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So good to be rich! Even Mother Nature is giving them nice clouds! Jealous max!

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At Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple!
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Suddenly realised Orlene is so pretty.. Swee lah! ♥

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At the Kueh Lapis Factory..
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Tada! The kueh lapis!
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Time for lunch! And so we were bought to the Golden Prawn 555 Seafood Restaurant and the Bird’s Nest Shop just beside it. Went exploring around the place while waiting for them to set up the tables and chairs for us.

Eh? What are they doing?
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Closeup.. Ooh, cleaning the birds’ nests!
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Checking out our lunch-to-be.. Heh!
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What a spread!
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Of course, being an evil person.. I HAD to share the closeup shots of the dishes! Muahaha! ψ(`∇´)ψ

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(Editing these photos in the middle of the night proved to be a big mistake! So hungry but I can’t satisfy my cravings!!)

Last but not least..

Bird’s nest! (Personally I’m not a fan of swallow’s saliva.. >.<")
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Went to the Indonesia Miniature Park!

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Saw this house which was bigger and has more details than the others. Apparently, not only me was attracted to it. Had to wait for a group of people to finish taking photos of it before I could start taking photos!

Side view
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Front view.. With Orlene who appeared out of nowhere suddenly! LOL!
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Front view.. Again, without Orlene! Wahaha!
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Our group photo! ♥ (OF COURSE I had to edit and give it a dreamy feel.. Haha!)
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It was starting to drizzle so we had to stop exploring the rest of the mini neighbourhood and get into the shelter.. (Which happened to be some shop which meant.. Yes! More shopping!!)

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FINALLY THE MOMENT I HAD BEEN WAITING FROM.. RIGHT FROM THE START!!
And that is.. M.A.S.S.A.G.E!! ♥♥♥

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I tried the foot massage and it was really GOOD! For the first time, I actually dozed off halfway! The masseur also gave me a head, shoulder, arm and back massage. He’s the first masseur who managed to “crack” my neck and back successfully! Haha! Highly recommended!! ♥

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Finally we arrived at our hotel!! *Relieved!*

That’s Orlene doing the check-in for us~ ^^
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Briefly check out the hotel.. Not bad eh!
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Free wifi, but only could connect when we were at the lobby. Better than nothing lah!

At last! Our cosy room!
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(Noticed the dark shadow while editing the photo and got spooked! Until I remembered Orlene was standing at the other side.. Chey! It’s her shadow lah! -.-” 自己吓自己!)

Gosh! Just 1 day and I already bought so much things!!
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Hmm.. Maybe next time I should take photos of the shops..? Should I?

Headed out for dinner!

Saw this sign.. LOL!
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Durian = Stinky food? xD

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Thanks to Jenny (who speaks fluent Malay), we managed to get a 霸王车 (no cab around, it was dark and we 3 girls were tourists!!) to drive us to Nagoya Hills! :D

Wow!! So many things to eat..!!
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Orlene’s
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Jenny’s
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Mine!
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A&W! But we were too full and sleepy by then!
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Orlene had been eyeing their fries since we reached there so she bought a packet of fries (as planned, LOL) before we went back to our hotel. She offered me some and wow, they were really nice! Couldn’t stop eating although I was already very full!

The shopping mall was closing and so were my eyes! So we headed straight back to our hotel instead of exploring the shopping mall.

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Day 2: 1 September 2013

Woke up early for breakfast!

Wah, keropok!!
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Used to love them so much! But they’re fattening.. Better eat lesser! >.<

One of my must-eat hotel breakfast!
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Love this bread toaster!!
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Toast is another must-eat hotel breakfast for me!

Okay, gotta stop watching! Time to get my food!

Keropok! *Nom nom nom*
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Koko Krunch!!
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Toast with butter and sugar~ Reminds me of Mamalove! ♥
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Batam Nasi Goreng!
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Done with breakfast! Headed back to our hotel to prepare for checking out~

View outside our hotel room..
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The view I saw whenever I was lying in my bed.. Beautiful sky!
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Vaguely remembered opened my eyes in the middle of the night and early in the morning.. Saw the beautiful view at the window and sleepily drifted back to lalaland~

Didn’t take any photo at night or in the morning.. Wasted! The sky was really pretty!!

Goodbye, nice hotel room! :)

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Packed our bags, checked out, left our bags at the concierge and reported at the spa..

..Before the staff even showed up for work! Haha!
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Still early so we explored around a bit..

Swimming pool! (Brought our swimming suits but we were too tired to swim last night!)
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Artistic mah? xD
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Aiya! Forgot to take photo of the gym! Always wanna go to the gym when I stay at hotels but I always forgot to bring my sports shoes!!

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FINALLY IT’S TIME!!

Spa spa spa~♥
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Feeling so pampered like a princess.. But I would have prefer warmer water. And urgh, why they don’t have a proper toilet there? Only got bathing facilities.. So if you want to go there, remember to use the toilet first!

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Done with our spa and waited at the lobby for our bus to come and fetch us to the ferry terminal.

Saw this cute guy at the hotel!
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Orlene purposely stood and pretended to let me take her photos so that I could take his photos! HAHAHA! Jenny buay tahan us! xD So funny!

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Finally our bus was here!!

Goodbye Mercure~~
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Went to WaveMaster to see if we could put our bags there while we go shopping. They said they take no responsibility if anything was lost. *Gulps* Nevermind, thanks.. Anyway we didn’t have a lot of bags, not worth the risk!

But I must say, they have a really nice lounge for their passengers to wait for the ferry!
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Okay! Only 1 hour plus left! Need to search for lunch!!

Randomly picked a western restaurant!

Oooh, the kids meals are so cute!
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Always wanna do cute bentos for the little gems and hopefully my bf when I finally found a nice one!

Cute glass!
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Ooh! Jenny had the cute glass! The actual thing is nicer than the photo! :D
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My kopi!! WOW! ♥
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Hey, they even gave me a kopi bean!
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Opps, what drink did Orlene order? Can’t remember. Prolly just Coke (as usual) so that was why I never take any photo.. Haha!

Our platter!
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Make way make way! Here come the main dishes!

Jenny’s
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Orlene’s Pork Knuckles.. 几solid一下!
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My beef steak!
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Yes, medium rare.. Ooh laa laa~
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Hello Singapore, we are home~~
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Not hungry but gotta had something for dinner!
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Expensive soba fish..

Oh my, I’m missing Batam already.. Awesome trip! I’m so happy!!
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As you can see from my big smile in this photo! Smiling like a silly girl right! :D

But still, I couldn’t wait to go home and show the kids what I had bought for them! ♥

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At my sis’s house.. The kids were so happy and excited to see m..y presents! Haha!

Asked them to pose for me but they..

Take 1!
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Take 2!
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Take 3!
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Take 4!
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Okay nevermind.. (⌒-⌒; ) Haha! Other than Stacci, the other 2 brats purposely didn’t want to let me take a nice shot! Especially Leroy! Mischievous boy! (ー ー;)!

Accompanied the kids for a while before heading home.. And finally, I can hug Cookie to sleep at night again! Miss my darling girl! :)

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