My Bintan Trip 2  

rm_Eric0072005 52M
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8/8/2006 5:46 pm

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8/13/2006 5:09 am

My Bintan Trip 2

On the early morning of the second day, when sound asleep, a great storm hit the place. I was awakened from 10,000 ft and came near to landing. I could hear the wind and rain pummeling the house I was in. Damn ! It was a bit scary even as I thot for a moment about a Tsunami. After that thot I drifted off to sleep and I ascended again to 10,000 ft.

Next morning I woke to the sound of my alarm watch 0530 hrs. I had arranged to meet Irtam to go running at the beach. The place was wet, the air was chilly... Brrrrr ...

He never appeared at 0605 hrs so off I went. I ran 4 laps up and down the beach. Then I realise that the breakfast was at 0730 hrs. Oh so late...
Went back to wash up as I was perspiring a bit.

Came out, saw the Filipino maid with the two young African boys. Chit chatted a while with her until breakfast time. She was one of he lucky ones coming along with her employees on overseas holiday. How many people will do that in sg? Few.

Breakfast was so-so. Hmmm... something to file away. I met a guy last night at the Pasar Oleh Oleh who planned to give me a 90 minute tour of Angsana Laguna. So I waited. Then I found out that I had to check out at 11am. Huh ? Oh... Standard procedure.

I delayed the planned tour for 15 minutes from 1015hrs. It didn't materialise. And I was left standing literally. Wat to do now? At least my baggage is kept in the Resort staff office.

Decided to walk over to the neighbourly resort which I saw last night while passing thro. Hello... a totally new set-up - Nirvana Gardens.

A lot more pple here. A lot more rowdy and a class set up compared to Mana. This is more like a club whilst Mana2 is more village surroundings.
A lot of white pple at the pool. Great restaurant. Another Dino Bristro on the upper level. Hey! More places to eat here. It was near lunch so I went up looking around.

To cut a long story short -
1. I got burnt when I paid $8 for a one litre of Mineral water at Dino Bristro! Next time ask before touching. I was so thirsty and the bottle was just laid on the table where I sat for a while.

2. Ordered Indonesia Satay at the restaurant. Idled around watching pple and eating slowly for
3 hours to kill time. Confirmed later with the staff that the bottle of Mineral water was $8! She said that I should have drank another brand. Ya ... alas too late already.

3. This resort have indoor games and facilities. While Mana2 have outdoor sea sports. So the two collaberate with each other. Hmmm.. nice.

I spend the last hour chating with Endhie(sounds like Andy) at the Mana2 gift shop. Intelligent girl. Moved from Jakarta with her Mom and Dad.

Finally the bus came at 1530 hrs. A whole lot of pple boarded the Fastcraft at 1630hrs. By 6.30pm Singapore time, we touched land.

Boy, as I waited for Bus 35 at the Ferry - to go to Bedok Interchange - I could see that some pple are willing to park their car at the Terminal Car Park for 2 and a half days. The cost is $30 bucks! Phew! I spend only about $5 using Public Bus to get home.

Next trip destination is Krabi in the second week of September.

happyladychat 49F
3740 posts
8/12/2006 9:01 am

Sounds like a relaxing trip you had there. The weather wasn't very good when I went on my trip to Bintan. In fact, I got sea sick during the ferry ride due to the choppy water.

One thing about going on trips alone is the likely chance of meeting new people. But I think going to a resort place like Bintan, having a companion will be a more enjoyable experience.

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!

rm_Eric0072005 replies on 8/13/2006 5:07 am:

Indeed having a companion would be great.
So you are a landlubber heh ...

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