Located just an hour from Singapore, Batam is no stranger to us. This small island is known for being the perfect weekend getaway from the little red dot. Batam has so much to offer but where do we begin? Follow me as I take you through my experience with WeekendGoWhere at The Golden Bay Hotel Batam.
1. Shopping at Polo Outlet and 1st Factory Outlet
As Singaporeans, we love to get our shopping fix at our neighbour countries, be it JB or Batam. Don’t blame us, we are raised to love good deals, and lucky for us we have the exchange rate to thank! We want our branded, and we want them cheap. Where do we go? To the factory outlet, of course. I was thrilled to get so many awesome deals for branded clothes and bags at Polo Outlet and 1st Factory Outlet. Gap, Hollister, Nautica, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger… You name it, they have it!
2. 60 Min Traditional Massage
After all that shopping, all I could look forward to was to indulge in a good, therapeutic massage. The 60-min session traditional Indonesian massage included in my travel package left me rejuvenated and refreshed, giving me that extra boost of energy I needed for the rest of my trip!
3. Amazing Seafood Feast
For lunch, we were brought to one of the oldest seafood restaurant in Batam, Golden Prawn 933. Known for its super fresh and affordable seafood, they surely didn’t disappoint! Fresh and sweet prawns, fish, crab, shells~ Ahh, just the thought of it makes me go hungry ALL OVER AGAIN!
4. The Illusion
The moment I stepped into The Illusion, it’s like a whole new level of experience. Intrigued and awed by the variety of optical illusions at every corner, we had so much fun posing and snapping away for our Instagram posts!
5. Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple
Dubbed the biggest temple in Batam with 3 main halls for prayers, the spacious Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple is famous for its many Laughing Buddha Statues. I find this place of worship serene and tranquil, and regardless whether you’re a Buddhist or not, I’d say this place is worth a sightseeing!
6. Golden Tourist Shop & Birds Nest Shop
Feeling fancy? Bring home some premium Bird’s Nest and indulge in it back in our island home!
I know what you’re probably thinking, but nope, there are no obligations and definitely no bossy tour guides forcing you to buy anything on the trip! But if you wish to bring a piece of Batam back home, I’d recommend the delicious Indonesian Kueh Lapis or stylish Batik pieces. Some other shops you will be stopping by are: Golden Layer Cakes, Chocolate Factory House, Batik outlets and Golden Factory Outlet.
8. Kids-Friendly Acitivites [Optional]
For young kids, engage them in a wide range of fun-filled sports at Golden City Center such as Go Kart, Paintball, Flying Fox, Kayaking & more, all with a small fee!
THE GOLDEN BAY HOTEL
For our family of four – two adults and two children, we booked two Superior Rooms. Personally, the cleanliness of the room is #1 priority to me, and I’m happy to share that The Golden Bay Hotel managed to achieve that. All in all, it was a great stay after a fun-filled day for my family!
- Partial Sea View
- Double Bed
- Complimentary Tea/Coffee
- Ironing Facilities
- LED TV + Satellite
- Clean Towels
- Wooden/Parqueted Flooring
- Smoking is Allowed
- Complimentary WiFi
Overall wallet damage? The package I bought under WeekendGoWhere was from $69/pax. You can extend another night for $31, which sums up to $100/pax! Package includes 2 way ferry & land transfers as well. For a 2D1N trip, I personally thought it was SUPER worth!
Patt Ramirez: “Went to Batam, Indonesia. And the price for the tour package is very worth it! Will recommend to friends and relative who will visit SG to have short getaway at Batam! Thank you !” [Rating: 5/5]
Anna Narcilla Placido: “We tried their 2D1N promo Batam Tour and its WORTH IT!!! The massage, tour, food and hotel are good, with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Thinking of going back again next time…” [Rating: 5/5]
Kenneth Vincent Enriquz Sun: “I would recommend this travel agency, from booking up until the travel they’re really there to help. Our trip was hassle free and fun.” [5/5]
For a limited time only, the [2D1N] Batam Hotel + MASSAGE & SHOPPING TOUR is going from $69/pax! (incl. ferry & land transport + meals + massage & more!) What are you waiting for? HURRY and grab the deal with WeekendGoWhere here (FB messenger) OR Whats-app 93900052 OR call +65 6358 4231 (9am to 6pm). Quote “SingaporeGo” as your source.