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Old 15-08-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Resorts in Batam vs Bintan

For those of you who been to Batam and/or Bintan, I would like to know your opinion. Why would you consider Batam or Bintan to spend your time rather than staying in Singapore?

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Old 15-08-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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For those of you who been to Batam and/or Bintan, I would like to know your opinion. Why would you consider Batam or Bintan to spend your time rather than staying in Singapore?

- Charles
I like KTM, although it's not a very upmarket resort.

KTM Pros:
- right by the sea
- can see Marina Bay Sands far off
- Massages right at the sea, great view while you enjoy your jacuzzi after the massage
- Sea breeze
- The cafe/canteen is also by the sea, can have a drink and meal and enjoy the sea breeze and view
- Crabs are cheap, like $6-8 SGD a chilli crab, but small crab. Again munch while enjoying the sea breeze.
- Super relaxing

Cons:
- Need to climb steps to reach accomodation
- Log cabins, therefore not like a hotel room. Not posh. The rooms are quite rundown.
- Nothing much to do.

Harris Pros:
- Rooms are much better, it's a hotel
- Swimming pool, billiard, bowling center, more activities

Cons:
- Not as cooling outside of the rooms
- Food more ex than KTM

Bintan:
- Places to eat can be limited.
- Nothing to do.

All in all, I prefer Batam.

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Old 15-08-2011, 07:29 PM   #3
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For those of you who been to Batam and/or Bintan, I would like to know your opinion. Why would you consider Batam or Bintan to spend your time rather than staying in Singapore?

- Charles

U mean for holiday?

Bintan and most of the batam hotels deal only in sgd. Both places really expensive.
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Old 15-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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I like KTM, although it's not a very upmarket resort.

KTM Pros:
- right by the sea
- can see Marina Bay Sands far off
- Massages right at the sea, great view while you enjoy your jacuzzi after the massage
- Sea breeze
- The cafe/canteen is also by the sea, can have a drink and meal and enjoy the sea breeze and view
- Crabs are cheap, like $6-8 SGD a chilli crab, but small crab. Again munch while enjoying the sea breeze.
- Super relaxing

Cons:
- Need to climb steps to reach accomodation
- Log cabins, therefore not like a hotel room. Not posh. The rooms are quite rundown.
- Nothing much to do.

Harris Pros:
- Rooms are much better, it's a hotel
- Swimming pool, billiard, bowling center, more activities

Cons:
- Not as cooling outside of the rooms
- Food more ex than KTM

Bintan:
- Places to eat can be limited.
- Nothing to do.

All in all, I prefer Batam.
I been to KTM and I dont like it because the hotel are poorly maintained, dirty generally. The Jacuzzi is also dirty... The SPA however is ok...

But I think I got what you are saying.. Generally, you prefer Batam because there are things to do compared to Bintan...

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Old 15-08-2011, 11:33 PM   #5
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On Batam, if nothing works out right at the resort, one can at least head for town. On Bintan, there is no such option. On Bintan, one becomes a captive of the resort.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:50 PM   #6
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If u like nature n affordable price in bintan sayang resort in bintan. Couple package for 2d1n only $208 for 2, include rm, breakfast, massage, city tour n kayaking n 2 way land transfer.

Simple n relax place to stay.. Gd getaway to rest ur mind.
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Old 17-08-2011, 10:46 AM   #7
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I been to KTM and I dont like it because the hotel are poorly maintained, dirty generally. The Jacuzzi is also dirty... The SPA however is ok...

But I think I got what you are saying.. Generally, you prefer Batam because there are things to do compared to Bintan...

- Charles
If not for the hotel being rundown, I think that'll be the place to go to (for me) in Batam.
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Old 17-08-2011, 08:13 PM   #8
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If you want new rooms i suggest Turi Beach Resort..
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