Tuesday, 2 October 2007

The Indonesian Island of Batam

Saturday September 29 we left Bukit Batok at 7.00am to take the MRT (train) to Tanah Merah Rail Station. This is where we then catch a cab to go to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

We had already booked to depart on the 10.00am Ferry to take the 45 minute trip across to the Indonesian Island of Batam. All the earlier Ferries were already booked out.

First photo is leaving Tanah Merah ferry Terminal......and the next photo is nearing Nongsapura Ferry Terminal.

The Fast Ferry trip was uneventful and upon arrival our friend Sandra was there to greet us......she actually lives on there the Island and loves it. She had made arrangements for us to have a driver for the day which was very convenient.

Our first stop was at her home for coffee and from there we had a lovely walk along the walkway that runs around to the Turi Beach Reasort where we had lunch. The driver then took us on a tour of the Island including some shopping centres, local markets and the bridge where we stopped to admire the amazing view across the smaller islands.

We caught the 6.30pm ferry back to Tanah Merah and then a cab all the way back to Bukit Batok and HOME to bed after a very exhausting and wonderful day.
Will "post" more photos later........ !!

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