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Old 08-11-2014, 11:10 AM   #46
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Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall

“Nothing much”
2 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
Mall is huge, but shops were boring. the only advantage was that there were many food shops and huge Hypermart, selling really cheap food and drinks and Studio 21 cinema, with movie tickets priced at only SGD$2.50 on weekdays and SGD$3 on weekends.

Visited October 2014

Source : Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall - Batam - Reviews of Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall - TripAdvisor
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Old 13-11-2014, 09:39 AM   #47
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Mega Mall Batam Centre

“Mall has connection to Batam Centre ferry terminal”
5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
I like shop here before/after visit Singapore. The Mall provides cheap clothes (matahari Department store) and sales very cheap groceries (Hypermart). The Mall has connection to Batam center Ferry Terminal so you can easily reach the mall through bridge where located between both buildings. You can watch movie in Cinema 21 and find good food in some restaurants.

Visited October 2014

source : Mall has connection to Batam Centre ferry terminal - Review of Mega Mall Batam Centre, Batam, Indonesia - TripAdvisor
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Old 17-11-2014, 11:41 AM   #48
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My Indothai Spa & Massage

“Customized spa”
5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile
As my husband and i prefer longer massage duration over spa treatment, so we emailed indo thai to ask if we could opt for a spa treatment with longer massage duration and indo thai customized a spa treatment with 2 hours traditional/mix/thai massage+foot wash+body scrub+body polish+ratus=》total 3 hours.
Overall, the spa treatment experience is good, we are happy with their service. Will visit them again

source : My Indothai Spa & Massage - Batam Center - Reviews of My Indothai Spa & Massage - TripAdvisor
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Old 20-11-2014, 10:23 AM   #49
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Barelang Bridge

“Habibie bridge”
3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014 NEW
They said that barelang bridge is habibie bridge because our former indonesian president Mr. BJ Habihie is the one who build it. This bridge cover 6 separate island *i guess. View from the bridge is very beautiful. If you go to batam, you must visit this landmark. Lots of small restaurant for every bridge.

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Old 24-11-2014, 09:58 AM   #50
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I Hotel

“Great Located Hotel!”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
We stayed in a suite for 2 nights - Room 310. Suite was huge with a separate sitting area, balconies and additional toilet, free mini bar, lots of mineral water and welcome fruit platter provided. As per previous reviewers, we also found the room to be smelling mouldy and ended up buying our own air freshner. We had also requested for a baby cot for my son, whoever the side of the baby cot looked abit damaged and did not feel safe leaving my son in it by himself.

Location was very good with a back entrance to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall. Walk to the mall took about 5 minutes.

Enjoyed their breakfast, which had a decent spread and selection of items. Food was also topped up constantly.

Hotel is currently under renovations, so do expect abit of noise during the day from time to time.

Stayed October 2014, traveled with family

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Old 28-11-2014, 04:25 PM   #51
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Golden City Go-Kart

“If only... Lol”
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014 NEW
If only i don't go with family. Hahaha the staff there, seeing us (7 person) with families. Decided to give us "slow" carts. Lol we still had fun though. Not that slow like tortoise lah. Ask them for faster car (park at right side, and better looking) lol. If you can handle it. Rates are at Rp140000 for single seat and Rp235000 for double. Please ask rates for 20mins if you want too. They give shower caps and helmets. No worries. Cheers and have fun.

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:26 AM   #52
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Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay

“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago NEW
Stayed at Swiss-Belhotel on 22nd November for 2D1N company retreat. This hotel really exceeded my expectation. There is a security checkpoint before guest can get into the hotel. The check in process was smooth and the staff were very accommodating.

The room was really lovely. Spacious, modern and sleek. The toilet was spacious with all the necessery toiletries available with a hair dryer and there was an office area which was perfect to work at. The was minibar right below the flat screen tv. The bed was extremely comfy and the lighting in the whole room was just nice.

We check out the swimming pool and gym the very next morning. The pool was clean and nice and the scenery was chill. It is best to take a dip early morning to avoid the crowd and soak in with some peace. Guest can book a massage therapist to have their massage in their room. However, due to the demand the availability of therapist is limited. So it is best to make an appointment early for a later timing.

The breakfast spread was good and delicious. They cater western, asian and even sushi and freshly squeezed fruit juices. The buffet was definitely a highlight on the stay in this hotel.

The only problem I had during my stay was that the flush on the toilet was faulty on the next morning. However, since we are checking out it was not a big problem. Hope the hotel management will do regular maintenance.

Location wise this hotel is marvelous. Very near to the ferry terminal and there are restaurants and shops just outside of the hotel.

Excellent location, room and breakfast. This hotel sure deserve a thumbs up and I will definitely stay here again when I head back to Batam.

Room Tip: Request for room with a view. Mine was facing a wall.
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Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:49 AM   #53
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What ferry to take from harbour front centre to batam is the best... How much is their tix....
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:15 AM   #54
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What ferry to take from harbour front centre to batam is the best... How much is their tix....
sindo and batam fast are pretty good, their schedule trip much than others

I'm not sure about singaporean's tax.
you can check up their website :

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:40 AM   #55
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Rezeki Restaraunt - Batu BEsar

“Value for money seafood”
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
4 of us went to Rezeki for lunch because of some positive reviews we heard and we were not disappointed. We had Crab, Prawns, Fish, scallops, calamari, hotplate beancurd and sambal kangkong and total bill came up to about 1mio IDR and we had to take a break from seafood for a few days as we barely managed to finish all we ordered.

Visited November 2014

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Old 11-12-2014, 05:00 PM   #56
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J.Co Donuts & Coffee

“Best Donuts”
5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014 NEW
Donuts were very soft and tasty and super cheap comparing to Singapore. A pack of 12 donuts costs only around 7 SGD which is unbelievable. They have good beverages too. Hazelnut ice Chocolate was awesome.

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Old 15-12-2014, 11:03 AM   #57
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RM Yong Kee

“Not so good”
3 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
They said that this is the best fish soup restaurant in batam.. but, don't think that this is the best! Taste is better jakarta than in batam (don't know why). Try the original and the tom yum, also fried sotong.. taste not bad actually, but so-so. For price, definitely so expensive compare to other food in batam.

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Old 18-12-2014, 12:48 PM   #58
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Wey Wey Live Seafood

“Wey Wey 3”
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
Definitely a much better dining experience than the tourist infested Golden Prawn restaurant. Every dish from the prawns to bean curds and Adam goreng (crispy fried chicken) were well presented in myriad flavours. The freshly steamed pomfret fish, Teochew style passed with flying colours thus confirming Wey Wey as a highly recommended dining destination in Batam.

You find a good mix locals and tourist here and you won't find nasty surprises with your final bill because the staff genuinely ensure you won't over order.

Staff even arranged for a van to take us back to our hotel thus avoiding taking two cabs.

Remember to tell the driver to head for Wey Wey 3 because there are multiple outlets and this has the most pleasant seaside dining experience though be prepared for mozzies.

Definitely will return again.

Visited October 2014

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Old 24-12-2014, 11:22 AM   #59
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Hi TS, just check if we plan to go during the CNY week at 20th (2nd of CNY), not sure if ur dad is working or not?
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Old 24-12-2014, 01:21 PM   #60
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Overall: Highly recommended

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I have engaged daydreaming tour service for my department with a total pax of 7 for a 1 day batam trip on 23 Dec. You will have to purchase your ferry tickets online and forward the details to daydreaming. Uncle Piao will be at the ferry waiting for you.

We went:
• Go Kart / Paint ball
• Ralph Lauren Polo / Diana Kueh Lapis
• Massage
• Nagoya Hills Shopping Centre

PRO:

- Most of our communications were done through LINE and daydreaming always replied very promptly.

- Uncle Piao (Daydreaming’s dad) is a very friendly fatherly uncle. He mainly speaks mandarin. No communication barrier. He even provides us with an Indonesian phone for us to contact him once we have finished our shopping

- Uncle Piao’s car is an SUV which can comfortably sits 7 people.

- Massage at Indo – Thai which offers a superb massage services. Typical damage for 2 hr massage: RP320,000

- Uncle Piao brought us to a local koptiam for our lunch. The kopitiam was superb and serves many indo and chinese food at a very cheap price. Localised price.

CON:

- We didn’t manage to play go kart / paint ball due to bad weather. Will definitely engage Uncle Piao for my next batam trip!!
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