Novotel Batam Indonesia is a place worth staying & a value for money hotel. Everyone would love to have a convenient & affordable staycation and for that Novotel is one place I would recommend to all wanderlast souls out there.
We were supposed to have our stay at Turi Beach in Batam but due to some time constraints, we had some last minute hotel booking via Agoda.com & bumped into this hotel with good offers in terms of their room price & excellent review from the web. We never had a second thought to spent a night in Indonesia here.
Arriving at around 9AM, we were advised of the early check in by 11AM, so we headed our way to their cafe to grab a cup of coffee. Next thing we did was to stroll around the hotel vicinity & guess what, we had some great Indonesia lunch & heavenly massage for the hitel location is strategically located near commercial & tourist spots area.
Upon check-in, I am personally impressed the hotel's interior, service & over-all experience. I can definitely say this hotel made a good impression considering all the hotels I've been to in Asia.
So the next time you decide to take a relaxing weeked getaway to Batam, head your way up to Novotel Batam Indonesia & experience more of what it can offer you.
The month of August will be an unforgettable journey that marks a higher maturity level & view points in life.
This month was spent well connecting back with people that matters a lot to me. Celebrating birthdays, little success & simply forgetting life's demand over bottle of beers with friends were such memories worth remembering.
I also had a lot of first try this month including some highlight is this photo diary via Instagram: Arab Street, Wine & Cheese celebration, Adventure Cove, Annual Marathon & a whole lot more.
So hope you guys enjoy this photo diary in showcasing how awesome life can be. Remember that your life unfolds in proportion to your COURAGE!
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore is one of the most anticipated year end event in the island of Singapore. Imagine the whole theme park to be totally transformed into some kind of frightening & nerve wrecking designs & architectural genius all in one purpose- to let you scream and feel the spirit of halloween night.
I got lucky to be with bunch of outgoing colleagues from Starhub who where all ready to yell out of their lungs & try all the horror booth without hesitation at all.
Halloween Horror Nights event highlight including their much awaited Haunted Attractions: Adrift,
Songs of Death, House No. 13 Possessions, Attack of Vampires, Convention of Curses & Forbidden Forest.
Ticket prices range from $68 (General Admission) & $60 (Early Bird Rate).
But if you don't have money issue, then better purchase the VIP express ticket as you will expect long qeue especially to those who don't have talent with patience. Over-all experience was superb even though the ticket was a little pricey to be honest. But if you're up to the experience and more memories to cherish, this event is definitely a must try.
Also watch out for my video blog entry for this USS Halloween Horror Night 2013 experience.
Any travel escapade wouldn't be complete without having a soothing & refreshing whole body massage unique in a country of your visit. Considering the high cost of typical body massage in Singapore, most of us will go hunting for the best massage place and good enough I found one in Batam, Indonesia.
Tropikal Body Massage is strategically located righy in front of Novotel Batam Hotel. The place is just a walking distance away from the hotel main entrance. We were lucky enough to find this massage haven after having a satisfying Indonesian Lunch in a nearby restaurant.
We came in and treated first class with staff. Offered with some hot tea, we were given the massage manual to quick view of their service offer. We were stuck on choosing between the Tropical Balinese or Javanese Massage. We ended up trying the Balinese massage for a price of
RP 268,000 upon recommendation of the receptionist. It is a combination of aromatherapy with the choice of Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Grapefruit or Eucalyptus 100% Essential Oil.
Essential Oils & Organic inspired Tropikal Body Massage.
Imagine to be in a place for a day leaving all your worries & just simply enjoy the day of travelling and conquering the busy streets of Bangkok. I was lucky enough to experience this unplanned journey when I visited Cambodia & for some reasons I just decided to be here before heading back to Singapore.
I wasn't able to catch my flight in Phnom Penh International Airport from Siam Reap so my only choice was to travel 6 hours by land to Thailand from Siam Reap via Poipet- Aranya Prathet border crossing. It seemed to be forever travelling not until I reached Thailand where I realised it was indeed worth a travel experience.
Thailand never fails to impress me with what their city can offer to all the tourists. From their genuine smile, luscious Pad Thai, quick street market shopping & simply going around Siam Centre will be one great experience for everyone.
Travel is rebellion in its purest form... We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We only own what we carry. We search for better questions., not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, never choose to come back.
Want to have a short vacation away from the hustle & bustle of Singapore's busy lifestyle? Then have a short vacation in Batam Island, Indonesia just a 40 min distance away via ferry ride & you will never miss out the excitement, fun & adventure this humble island could offer you. So here's a video of how we did enjoy our Batam trip & some exciting itineraries for you to consider from food tripping to island hopping. Wishing more travel experience for everyone =)