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Live anywhere in the world with this solar powered Yacht Landed House

Who is going to retire around the world? This Florida-based company Arkup has launch a off-grid, liveable luxury yacht. Powered by 30 kW of solar and twin electric thrusters, these high-class, ultra modern double decker units have hydraulic legs capable of stabilizing and lifting them out of the water. The arkup vessel sets its own stable foundation (in up to 20 feet of water) via a hydraulic jack system to the tune of 272 horsepower. …

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Free Online Learning courses during Coronavirus (Updated Continuously)

In response to the pandemic and isolation measures put in place in most countries, course providers are offering learning content for free or at a heavily discounted price. On this page, Class Central keeps track of these offers. We’ll update the list as new offers appear. As of June 1, we’ve spent over 35 hours maintaining this list. Each offer — whether found online, sent by a colleague, or shared by a reader — has been verified. …

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Smart Retiring in Batam with monthly payment

With tighter curbs on Singapore property, residents are increasingly looking for homes around the region that are in close proximity but cost a fraction to retire while earning  rental income from their HDB. Retiring in JB is a choice that comes to mind for many Singaporean. But with crime rates ramping up and increasing properties prices due to foreign investment,  many are increasing looking in Batam for properties, that includes a prominent Singaporean footballer, (His …

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Health Clearance requirements for entry between Batam and Singapore during COVID-19

Entry Requirement for visitor entering Batam Indonesia Government has banned all leisure short term traveller entering Batam. Only those that meet the requirement below are allow to enter. Holders of limited stay permit cards (KITAS) and permanent residence permit cards (KITAP) Holders of diplomatic residence permits (izin tinggal diplomatik) and official residence permits (izin tinggal dinas) Medical and food aid and support personnel Sea, air and land transportation crew members Foreigners working on national strategic …

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Top Bird Nest Supplier in Batam (at least 30-40% cheaper than Singapore)

Did you know many big retail TCM shops get their bird nest directly from Batam, give it a fancy name, repackage and resell in Singapore? Batam is a place where all the wholesaler and manufacturer gathers to trade and supply bird nest to Singapore, Malaysia and China. The raw birdnest, usually harvested from swiftlet farm houses under a control condition,  process, clean and package in Batam before they are ship out. Prices are calculated in …

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2019 Batam Resort Reviews ( Feels like Bali )

There is 7 amazing seven long weekends in 2020 – Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji, National Day, and Christmas Day. For Chinese New Year (Day 2), Hari Raya Puasa, and National Day which fall on Sundays, the immediate Monday is usually given as off-in-lieu. Table below to plan your leave in advance to maximise your holiday. If you maximise your 14 days of leave, you’ll get 46 …

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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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