Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Long long wait

After a long long wait, 1 and half year, my company finally come out with a retreat in place of a dinner & dance. We are heading to bintan for the retreat. Staff are FOC but spouse would need to pay $100 which is quite worth it coz it includes all the meals as well.. In addition, we have a day off for the retreat.. yippee

On 7 -Jul, we departed from tanah merah ferry terminal early in the morning. The journey lasts abt 45 min. luckily not any longer if not i would throw out for sure. Finally we reach the ferry terminal at bintan.

The weather there is super super hot. There isn't any big tree in sight. Upon reaching the Nirwana Bintan Resort, we were welcome by a dance with complimentary welcome drink. After that it is f&e time, where we try to explore the resort ourselves. Nothing really interested me except the spa but the price is OMG better keep the money for BKK massage. The only thing nice is definitely the beaches with clear water.

Activity of the day is to visit pasar ole ole. Well the verdict to visit the place is "2/10" go only if u wan to get some cheap beer. The place had lesser than 20 stops and the price isn't cheap at all. Imagine 1 top is already 30+ SGD. Looking at the sign "Thank You come back again", I told hb tat i would nvr come back again unless the trip is free.

The food there is quite ok. taste like singapore style. Opps i forget to take pixs of the food.

After 2 days n 1 nite of sleeping n eating, we were back to sg again.

Overall, bintan is a nice place to simply relax n do nothing or some water sport only if u have the spare money. But mostly probably i would not be goin back again coz hb n me still prefers shopping, sightseeing.


ML said...

I like the sea though I don't know how to swim... so clear, so nice..

bluey said...

hehehehee.. actually i wan to go n play water but hor there is a sign stated beware of jelly fish.

ML said...

huh? eee wait kena sting by jellyfish.. last time i only went to play with water.. play with the waves, so fun!