Monday, May 23, 2005

Our weekend getaway

MH and I just returned from a secret weekend getaway yesterday afternoon... well not exactly secret, but we just planned this trip just less than a week ago. We had a voucher from MH's Diners Club credit card valid during the month of his birthday. Since it was a long weekend over Wesak Day, we decided it would be a good time to use the voucher.

Location: Holiday Inn - Batam, Indonesia
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Departed: 21-May-2005, 10.00AM
Returned: 22-May-2005, 2.00PM

Batam is one of the very small island part of Indonesia but very close to Singapore. The town centre is small, simple and quite 'ulu', perhaps like what KK used to be like 20 years ago.

We took a 45 minute ferry trip from Singapore to Batam. After we checked into the hotel, we spent the afternoon walking around the town. In the evening, we had our complimentary Japanese set dinner at the hotel's Manpuku's Sushi and Noodle House. The voucher also included a complimentary Bath Ritual, we opted for the White Rose Bath... which we thoroughly enjoyed... very relaxing! The following day, we had the usual breakfast buffet and enjoyed a swim in the pool and a short soak in the jacuzzi before checking out.

A simple and short, but still relaxing getaway!

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