17 December 2013

Batam Trip 2 (One Day Free & Easy)

Having been to Batam on a guided tour on the previous trip, this time I'd prefer to travel on our own. We booked our ferry tickets through Groupon at S$38 (UP: S$48), collected the tickets from the agent and made reservation with WaveMaster.

Ferry - WaveMaster
Call and email them about the reservation and your particulars.
The ferry departs from Harbourfront Centre and will arrive at Batam Centre.
Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront
Upon reaching Batam Centre, we went to the taxi counter located just outside the terminal. We took the taxi and wanted to go to Nagoya Mall for massage and A&W (S$10 for one trip) but were persuaded by the driver to book him for the whole day at S$50. And since there were 3 of us and would be less hassle if we were to book him for the day, we agreed.

The driver introduced us to Indo Thai massage which is just opposite Nagoya Mall. Neither the staff are pushy nor there're additional charges to the packages. The prices for the massage packages were quite reasonable so we took up the 90 minutes body massage. They provide Hot Stone Massage, IndoThai Mixed Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Aromatic Body Scrub and Foot Reflexology.

Indo Thai Massage
Address: Komplek Nagoya Garden Phase I Blok D No. 4-5, Batam Center, Riau Islands Province 29432, Indonesia
Tel: +62 778 421611
We all had our individual lockers for our belongings.
We then proceeded to the massage area which I personally felt uncomfortable as it's a common area which I'd think it is a bit inconvenient for ladies to walk to and fro the bathroom. Perhaps, I will take up the spa packages at Spa Secrets that is just next door on my next trip. Do remember about tipping the masseuse after that.
 After the massage, we went to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall where we did some shopping and had A&W.

Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall
Address: Komplek Nagoya Hill Superblock (Jalan Teuku Umar No. 1), Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444

It had been a long time since I ate this.
Subsequently, we went to Batam Layer Cakes to purchase Kueh Lapis.

Batam Layer Cakes (Kueh Lapis)
Address: Bengkong Laut, Jalan Sumatra No. 1 (Jalan Golden Prawn)
Tel: +62 778 789 6364 / +62 831 8445 6788 (HP - Ms Li Lun)
Email: blc_batam@ymail.com
The layer cakes come in a variety of choices - Original, Cinnamon, Cheese, Prune, Pandan and a few others. Prices range from S$25 to S$29 or Rupiah 200,000 and above.
The driver wanted us to dine at the Golden Prawns which is nearby but due to time constraint, we decided to proceed to Mega Mall which is just opposite the Batam Centre terminal.

Mega Mall
Address: Batam Centre Nongsa, Riau Islands Province 29460, Indonesia
Short break at Starbucks!
Coincidentally, Mega Mall happened to have an event on that day.
And lucky of me to be able to purchase nice batik home.
We then had our dinner (Ayam Penyet) at the Batam Centre terminal.
And drinks to go along - Ice Lemon Tea and Avocado!
WaveMaster does provide a lounge area for their passengers.
Home sweet home!

12 comments:

  1. hi there !
    may i know how long did you spend over at at batam?
    What time did you reach batam and what time did you board the ferry back to sg?

    Thanks:)

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    1. Hi Kenzo,
      It was a 1 day trip. I boarded the ferry at 9.30am and arrived at Batam around 10+am. If I recalled correctly, I boarded the ferry back to sg around the evening time, 8pm and arrived back in sg at around 9+pm. I'd suggest to check the ferry time for coming back to sg once you reach Batam terminal. Hope this helps!

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  2. Hi Dear

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    1. Wah sounds good. Maybe when I go Batam, I will contact you! =)

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    2. looking for something for my husband to do while we do the massage package 1/2 day. he is interested in fishing, eating and drinking. What can you suggest?
      carole

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    3. How much for the 5pax on dec 27?

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  6. Hello guys, my name is June, i like the sharing, btw do you know there is a new mobile app to buy ferry ticket from Singapore to Batam, it is super easy, and cheaper than ticket counter! App is called Ezbooking, you can download it from your iPhone / Android. Visit ezbooking.co for more information.

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    1. Hi June,
      Thanks for sharing. Another website for booking bus, train, ferry or car can be access at www.easybook.com

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