Together with my NHG friends, Elaine and Esther, we went on a 2D1N trip to Batam (18th & 19th May 2013). Due to some personnal reason, Pei See couldn't join us, so from 4pax down to 3pax...
My Baggage for the trip; going light and easy to carry...
Not long after, Esther came. Went over to Kopitiam for a quick bite before checking in.. I went over to buy McHarshbrown of course! Cannot resist the temptation one~ YUMS!
Like any other tour package, we had a half-day tour and then free&easy after that, our first stop which the agency prepared was going to the Chocolate factory. Over there, the outlet looks like what we all familiar with, Candy Empire... BUT with lesser varieties. Pricing wise, go for those items that is on promotion. They say, Come Batam Will Not Be Complete Without Chocolate!
Adorable liqueur chocolates
Next destination was to a local POLO outlet, where products are of cheaper price, additional discount if you are under a tour package. Bought a men socks for boyf over there.
Then we went to their famous shop that sells natural Bird's Nest;
And also, their one of the top five must have item if you visit Batam, their famous Layer Cake, kway Lapis! Here's a snap of the menu;
After walking for quite some time, it was time for lunch! Lunch buffet was served at a Chinese restaurant where most of their local chinese held their weddings there.
The food tasted not bad at all, we all like the fish and the bee hoon!
They served fried-banana too, super yummy!
After getting so filled up with food, we are then introduced to their traditional dance and extraordinary action.. (1) Man ripped out the husk of a fruit with just his teeth (2) Man who can swallow fire (3) Man who EATS GLASS! Is Crazy!!
Next, we went to Boutique, Factory Outlet and BCS mall.. Bought a few items from there!
Saw these flora shorts in Factory Outlet! So nice!
And Figurines from a Boutique
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