27 August 2008

Trip of the Year 2008

It is once again our family trip overseas and this time round we headed for the beautiful island of Batam for a 3 days 2 nights stay.

The short travelling time of approximately an hour was very ideal as the kids would get too bored if travelling for too long.

We were welcomed by the friendly staffs from Harris Resort once we had reached the jetty, followed by many more pleasant experiences at the resort. Our rooms were all in a row with my room next to my parents'. There were even a door inside which connects the 2 rooms.

In order to avoid sleepless nights caused by didi due to unfamiliarity to the new surrounding, mummy decided to bring along Denz' playpen. No kidding man! Mattress was carried along too. @_@

We have tons of luggage plus the playpen, mattress, pram............as if migrating to a new country, trying to bring the whole house over.

The first day was more of feasting & exploring the resort. Well, the resort has very good concept of trying to be 'self-sufficient' with everything within including SPA for the ladies, activities for the kids, BBQ grill, go-kart etc but personally I think the adventure centre was not very well maintained or rather not fully utilized.

As the weather on the 1st day wasn't too good, thus the kids couldn't go for their dip. Ben was disappointed hence he woke up early in the morning the next day and urged my dad to bring him down. But everything gotto wait till after breakfast. Filling up the tummy is a much important task to the adults. :p

The kids could not contain their excitement for swimming so we created splashing and waves at the pool soon after breakfast. Wenz was all geared up and ready for some real action.

Machiam machiam only....

Happy Ben at the Pool

Didi in action

Denz got his fair chance of dipping as well else he will be grumbling and complaining. He already know the full meaning of fighting for his right. :p

The kids enjoyed themselves so much at the pool. It was so heartening to see all children playing happily and having so much fun. At least the purpose of having this holidays is to make them happy and have some time to relax.

Well, if u think didi didn't complain then you are wrong. He complained that his dip in the pool was a short one. He wanted the equal duration as his jiejie and Ben korkor cos he was taken out of the pool after a mere 10 minutes dip. Couldn't blame him for not smiling for the camera.

Wenz also came out of the pool reluctantly as we had booked for a free shuttle service to the town area for lunch and shopping at the mall in the afternoon. The kids need to get some rest before setting off.

There is nothing spectacular about the shopping there but still mummy managed to get herself a big bag of clothing at cheap price.

The food is cheap though. My parents dined at one of the posh-type of dim sum restaurant and total bill only around S$30 plus dapao for dinner. Irene and her parents dined at one of the local restaurant serving Indonesian dishes only cost her approx $10 for food and drinks. Ben and I went for A&W, miss the coney dog, root bear float, curly fries, waffles and so many....YUMMY. Not cheap though compared to the bill sizes of my parents and Irene but that doesn't matter as the food brought back lots of my memories. To my nephew, it might just be a fast food restaurant like Mac but it hold a lot more than this to me. We packed lotsa food for dinner back to the resort before taking the shuttle.

Every good thing has to come to an end and 3 days seems like a flash. We were heading home with a happy mind, relaxed body and revitalised soul. Looking forward to a longer trip next time.

1 comment:

  1. looks like a very enjoyable trip! batam is a nice place to visit actually.


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