Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Batam (Indonesia) 15-17 July 2011

Wanted a short getaway so we bought a 3D2N package from Shiokdeal .
The resort is called Turi Beach Resort.  It is located 5mins shuttlebus from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal.
Nongsapura is about 45mins ferry ride away from Singapore's Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

The room

View from room's balcony

Walking to our hut in the Riani Wing.

Front view of the hut we stayed at.


Tirta Wing

Corridor from Tirta Wing to the Resort lobby

My well travelled buddy.

Lunch: Nasi Goreng
 Was actually surprised that my phone service provider remained as Singtel when I was accessing my phone at the hotel's cafe.  Signal was weak however I was still able to surf web using Singtel connection at some parts of the resort even in the room. Hubby was using Starhub and he was also able to access to Starhub signal.  Not sure about M1 users though.
Dinner: Teppanyaki


Loved the Teppanyaki garlic rice

Dinner performance

Riani Wing

Lazing about on the hammock, enjoying the seabreeze

Such a coincidence that we bumped into our friends while having breakfast on our 2nd day.

Another resort

Yeah, that's the Singapore skyline

Outdoor buffet dinner

Around 6am.

- a nice, relaxing getaway from Singapore since it's not too expensive and is just a short 40mins ferry ride away.
- food at the resort isn't too expensive, tastes not bad.
- bring mosquito repellent.
- although there's a small shop at the resort selling snacks and souvenirs, however the selection of drinks and snacks is extremely small.  Will strongly recommend to bring your own drinks & snacks over with you from Singapore.  There's a mini-fridge in the room.
- TV in the room is able to view Singapore channels.


  1. Hi, i happened to come across your travel blog. awesome photos!

    Just want to check if you still remember at which beach were u able to see the singapore skyline with the marina bay sands in sight?


    1. It was while walking from Turi Beach resort towards Nongsa point marina and resort. There was a footwalk path that links these 2 resorts