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, especially so during the DURIAN SEASON. Batam has so much to offer but where do we begin?
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! (Travel Dates: 21 June 2019 – 27 July 2019)
Start off your day by assembling at Harbourfront Centre for the morning ferry to Batam Sekupang International Ferry Terminal.
Hop on the air-conditioned bus and we’re ready to go!
Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple
What’s so special about this temple? Well, it is home to tons of miniature and cute laughing Maitreya Buddha statues, each accompanied by the animals from the twelve zodiac signs.
Polo Outlet & 1st Factory Outlet
Get your shopping fix at the Polo Outlet which was established in 2009. Find your fit here among other brands such as Anne Klein, Gap, Hollister, Nautica, Old Navy and Tommy Hilfiger. Remember to bring a piece of empty luggage for your massive shopping haul here!
Another shopping paradise awaits you at the 1st Factory Outlet, which boasts a range of branded clothes and handbags at competitive prices!
Why fight with the crowds at Orchard when you can just shop here?
Next, proceed to Crown Vista Hotel, where you will be having your lunch. This is also the hotel where you’ll be staying in for the night.
Remember to save some space in your tummy for the durians later on!
It’s time, this is what you have been waiting for. Let the FEAST begin!
Get your hands (not literally) on these spiky green fruits and savour them on the farm itself.
This one-of-a-kind experience will surely leave you speechless (simply because your mouth is stuffed with durians).
Hungry? Just get yourself here already!
Golden City Centre
After all those durians, I’m sure you’re feeling guilty already HAHA.
Take part in a wide range of sports that includes High Rope Teambuilding, Go Kart Circuit Centre, Paintball, Flying Fox, Kayaking and many more!
If adventure is not your thing, then it’s alright!
You can opt to visit Taman Mini Indonesia or Cheng Ho Mosque if you prefer something less vigorous. Catch a glimpse of Batam’s most iconic landmarks when you visit Taman Mini Indonesia.
Get Your Souvenirs at Golden Layer Cakes & Batik Outlet
Many of you are probably familiar with Bengawan Solo’s heavenly Kueh Lapis. How can you resist going back to Singapore empty-handed without this Indonesian snack? Grab all your souvenirs here and bring them back to share with your friends and families!
Show off your art skills at the Batik Outlet and design your very own fabric from scratch!
Snap away as you enter a museum which houses some of the most intriguing optical illusion art. You’re guaranteed to have the time of your lives here!
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70F Koffie Factory
Over here, learn more about the beverage that we are all (sadly) reliant on, and see how they are made. Perhaps you can grab a cup or two when you are here and get your daily dose of caffeine.
Batam Shopping Mall & Massage
What’s a weekend getaway without some relaxation?
Forgot to get that shirt or dress earlier on? No problem!
Eat Like A Local @ Golden Prawn
End off your day with dinner by the sea. The fresh seafood here is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Turn in for the night after your eventful day in Batam, in one of the Superior Rooms at Crown Vista Hotel – 4* hotel.
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel’s daily breakfast buffet. Enjoy the rest of your day until it is time to head back to Singapore.
Read also: 5 MOST INTERESTING Things in Batam!
Prices start from SGD 89 / adult inclusive of a 1N stay at Crown Vista Hotel.
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Your DURIAN awaits you!