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Top Secret Supper Club and Home dining trend in Singapore

Private home dining and secret supper clubs have been trending in Singapore over the past couple of years with diners looking for a more exclusive and unique experience . Grandma secret recipe, aspiring home cooks and chefs have been coming out  to prepare meals for those lucky enough to chope a seat. This is not a last minute dining option and waiting lists could stretch out for months, but your patience is rewarded with some …

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2019 Top Batam Hotel Reviews (Cheap & Good )

As a Batam old bird, always travelling back and forth for work, I have stay in almost all the hotels in Batam, using company expense lol. Here’s my recommendation for some of the most value for money city hotel in Batam that are not resort. 1. Zest Hotel Zest is a really affordable hotel (about 20 sgd night ) with a great sea view.  It is connected by Bayfront Mall from Harbour Bay Terminal. The …

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Tips to skip queue during Holiday Season in Batam

Holiday season is coming.  Most shops are open during Christmas and CNY. Below are a few tips to siam the queue especially during  custom clearance.  1) In Singapore Harbour Front, try to be 90 minutes before your departure timing. Enter the gate 45 minutes in advance, There are DFS shops inside the departure Hall for you to jalan jalan. It is better not to check in any luggage since it will cut a lot of …

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Batam Car Rental with Driver Service (Travel without getting scam)

With no form of public transport or MRT, getting around Batam can be hard.  Most taxi are charging without meter and usually they will quote you some unfair price. Grab drivers are being ostracized by taxi hooligans in some areas.  To get around conveniently,  Horizon is working with local drivers and tour group, to offer car charter, with 10 hours drive per day for SGD 60. That is 6 SGD/hr share by 5 person lol. …

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4 Recommended Batam Nightlife Places in 2019 (I like No 4)

From a guy stucked in a lift with a full bladder to a drunkard dad in a barbeque, no matter what your dance moves are, there’s a place for you in Batam’s crazy nightlife. There are many places but we have handpick those that are definitely worth a visit. For those concern about safety, you might wanna consider chartering a car and driver while party hopping around. Square Nightclub and KTV Square is a high-end …

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Complete List of Batam Ferry Timings For Singapore & Batam

Here are the complete ferry timings for all ferry companies from Singapore to Batam, and vice versa. Updated on 19th Aug 2019.

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6 MUST TRY Kueh Lapis When You are in Batam! (I love no 6)

Two of the must buy things in Batam is Kueh Lapis and Bird Nest (check out bird nest wholesale review here). Prices are at least half the price of Singapore and most Shops in Singapore directly source their lapis and bird nest direct from Batam. Born and raised in Batam, I have tasted almost all the brands of lapis. My taste bud is trained and cultivated by so many lapis throughout the years until it …

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10 Recommended Batam Spas to Visit

‘Keep Calm because it’s a Spa Day’! Yay! A Jacuzzi full of flowers, an aromatic spa room, reflexology, and relaxation are indeed what we require. At least, for me, the spa is none less than a whole wellness center for rejuvenating my skin. Recently, being in Batam, Indonesia, I found some marvelous spas. I have been to SPAs in Singapore but in Batam, you can find comparatively affordable and quality service with modernized techniques. Even …

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6 Popular Shopping Malls To Shop Till You Drop in Batam

Batam offers many shopping malls across the island. The whole island is “Duty Free”, so prices is considerably cheaper compare to Singapore. Where to buy, what to do and what to eat? The malls and most shops are open from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm every day and are normally open throughout all public holidays. Mind you, Prices are fixed and you cannot bargain. Usually visitor tend to buy Kueh Lapis and bird nest as it is …

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7 Batam Seafood Restaurants That’s Cheap (I Love No 3!)

In Batam, there is a saying, “give a man a fish he”ll say wa so fresh ah” Famous for its seafood, lets dig right through all the yummy Batam seafood. For those hard to access area, like Kelong seafood restaurant, you may wanna consider chartering a car and driver to save the hassle of waiting for taxi. Harbour Bay Stretch of seafood restaurant by the sea located at Harbour Bay Terminal A stone throw away …

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7 Fun Outdoor Activities in Batam That You Are Look Forward To

The thing about Batman is that if you take out one “n,” and move an “a,” you get Batam. Think that’s a coincidence? We don’t. That’s why think Batam is an action location for active people actively looking to do active stuff in active ways. Who needs a couch when you have real life coral reefs to snorkel, fresh jungle trails to bike, blue waters to wakeboard? Not you. So unless you can standup paddle …

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Harbour Bay Downtown

Harbour Bay Downtown is a integrated development, that is developed by Citra Buana Prakarsa. It consist of hotels like Zest Hotel, shopping malls, entertainment, seafood restaurants and condo apartments within the vicinity of the terminal. As envisaged by the master-planners, Harbour Bay would be a project ahead of its time, where living, entertainment and business would seamlessly converge in a vibrant and sustainable city of international standing.https://youtu.be/DejavC6RCZw Citra Buana Prakarsa allocated IDR6.83 billion*** to encompass a vast development to …

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