Batam, Indonesia (July 2014)


Bought a Batam deal on a whim because 2 months of working full time was numbing our life and we wanted a getaway badly. So we picked this weekend to do a short trip that’s lighter on our pockets than a stay cation in Singapore. We’ve always wanted a getaway and Cambodia seems like it’s never coming (and that’s because we planned for it since April during our exams)… Reached Harbourfront Ferry Terminal at 630 in the morning day to catch the 730 ferry. We reached too early and Pacific Ferry wasn’t open yet, so we wandered all the way to the boardwalk between Vivocity and Sentosa, when WL took a magnificent night view of it. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Keppel Bay and the rich hues of the sky greeting us. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA At one of the famous restaurant, Wey Wey Seafood restaurant. If anything Batam is famous for, it’s 1) the massage and 2) the seafood. This restaurant is by the sea and near Harbour Bay shopping mall. The taxi driver should recognise this mall’s name. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We kicked up quite a big fuss at the waiters several times because after plates after plates were served to our neighbouring tables, our food was nowhere to be seen! My proactive boyfriend took the liberty to raise his voice at the manager before they finally served our food. This explains my pout and frown below while waiting for food to be served. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Coincidentally bumped into my JC classmate Chen Hao. Who knew, WL bumped into his friend right beside Chen Hao’s table! What a small world. IMG_0085 $30 was a great deal for the seafood. We ordered the following: – chilli crab – kai lan – 10 sticks of otah – cereal prawn – Heineken – Avocado Juice On a side note, we raved about their avocado juice so much. Out of the 4 meals we had over the whole trip, we ordered avocado juice for 3 of them. Breakfast was in the hotel so that robbed us of the chance to order it. The way they do it is by mixing avocado with gula melaka. It’s cheap too. Relative to Singapore’s avocado juice, they sell it at < $2! Now on to massage. We went to IndoThai, which was recommended by our taxi drivers. $22 for 1.5 hour massage. Not a fan of massage, but their massage was REALLY GOOD. Just the other day, Jeremy was demonstrating how to to relieve common muscle knots at the back. The masseuse, despite being on a fast, hit the exact spots. What won me over was how she managed to crack my joints despite the oily cream hindering her force. The back cracks were the best. It sent a wave of relaxation down my spine with every crack of my vertebrae. IMG_0062 Below shows another massage parlour that my other friends recommended. They told me Majesty Massage House offers email bookings and even provides transport to and fro your hotel. The price gauge is $60 for a 3 hour package which includes massage, body scrub, etc. 2014-07-19 21.45.17 An alternative if you’re looking for spa treatments. IMG_0064 We stayed at Crown Vista Hotel. It’s atop a hill so the only mode of transport is by taxi. Taxi prices are the only exorbitantly priced service in Batam. Our trip from the airport (we arranged for hotel pick up) to hotel costed $9. Well, at least the cost of taxi to different destinations are fixed so there isn’t a need to worry about them extorting from tourists. Crown Vista has absolutely polite and all-rounded service. They not only gave us a free upgrade, but also brought us to the room, checked meticulously the condition of the room and patiently explained to us what was complimentary. Finally, they wished us a pleasant stay on their way out. Superb! Oh yes, I forgot to state that 1 night costed us a mere $60. IMG_0068 I was struck by the majesty of the view. It really let us see the whole of Batam. Well, almost. That’s WL being enamoured of such a panoramic view. IMG_0075 IMG_0069 IMG_0080 To his delight, there was a pub operating from 10pm at our hotel. So we stopped over so he could snap some night views and have a drink. IMG_0093 Reconnecting with nature. Anything green and blue gets me going. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Being the conscientious one, below shows my price breakdown in SGD for 2 of us. I didn’t want to spend too much since it was an unplanned trip.

Ferry 2-way- $30 per person
Hotel 1 night- $60 Local food- $9 per meal approx
Taxi- $6.50 – $10 per ride approx

Total expenses for my trip- $100

Bras were extremely cheap. $10 per piece? So was arcade. Less than 10c per game. Haha. We resorted to playing arcade ‘cuz we had 3 hours to kill. Suggest you go to BCS shopping mall (similar to Far East Plaza in Singapore). Nagoya Hill is duller, older and there’s less things to do there. When in Batam, never miss the A&W root beer float!

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  1. Website : http://www.majestyspamassagehouse.com
    Email : info@majestyspamassagehouse.com

    PRICE UPDATED DECEMBER 2014 DUE TO HIGHER EXCHANGE RATE

    PRICE DISCHARGE PRICE FOR 1 PERSON ONLY.
    ____________________________________________________

    (1). Bali traditional massage

    3 hours – IDR 900.000 SGD 90
    2.5 – 750.000 SGD 75
    2 – 700.000 SGD 70
    1.5 – 650.000 SGD 65
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (2). Bali Thai combination massage.

    3 hours – IDR 900.000 SGD 90
    2.5 – 750.000 SGD 75
    2 – 700.000 SGD 70
    1.5 – 650.000 SGD 65
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (3). Aroma therapy massage.

    3 hours – IDR 900.000 SGD 90
    2.5 – 750.000 SGD 75
    2 – 700.000 SGD 70
    1.5 – 650.000 SGD 65
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (4). Full body scrub + Bali massage

    3 hours – IDR 1.050.000 SGD 105
    2.5 – 800.000 SGD 80
    2 – 750.000 SGD 75
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (5). Full body scrub + Aroma massage

    3 hours – IDR 1.050.000 SGD 105
    2.5 – 800.000 SGD 80
    2 – 750.000 SGD 75
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (6). Full body scrub + Bali Thai massage

    3 hours – IDR 1.250.000 SGD 125
    2.5 – 900.000 SGD 90
    2 – 800.000 SGD 80
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (7). Thai massage.

    2.5 – 800.000 SGD 80
    2 – 700.000 SGD 70
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (8). Four hand two person massage

    3 hours – IDR 1.850.000 SGD 185
    2.5 – 1.550.000 SGD 155
    2 – 1.250.000 SGD 125
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (9). Foot, Hand & Shoulder Reflexology

    3 hours – IDR 900.000 SGD 90
    2.5 – 750.000 SGD 75
    2 – 700.000 SGD 70
    1.5 – 650.000 SGD 65
    +Ear pick service +IDR 80.000 (SGD 8)

    (10). Ear candle therapy

    30 minutes IDR 280.000 SGD 28

    PACKAGE COUPLE & FEMALE (COUPLE ROOM, PRICE FOR 2 PERSONS)
    _________________________________________________________

    (11). Full body scrub + Aroma massage + Ear candle therapy

    3 hours – IDR 2.250.000 SGD 225
    2.5 – 2.200.000 SGD 220
    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (12). Full body scrub + Bali massage + Ear candle therapy

    3 hours – IDR 2.250.000 SGD 225
    2.5 – 2.200.000 SGD 220
    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (13). Full body scrub + Aroma massage + body mask

    3 hours – IDR 2.250.000 SGD 225
    2.5 – 2.200.000 SGD 220
    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (14). Full body scrub + Bali traditional massage + body mask

    3 hours – IDR 2.250.000 SGD 225
    2.5 – 2.200.000 SGD 220
    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (15). Bali traditional massage +Ear candle + body mask

    3 hours – IDR 2.250.000 SGD 225
    2.5 – 2.200.000 SGD 220
    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (16). Bali massage or Aroma massage or Bali Thai

    3 hours – IDR 2.250.000 SGD 225
    2.5 – 2.200.000 SGD 220
    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (17). Bali massage + body scrub
    (detail, 1.15 hours massage + 45 minutes body srcub)

    2 hours IDR 2.150.000 SGD 215

    Below is a list price of the Spa for couples and Female following details

    PACKAGE SPA COUPLE & FEMALE (COUPLE ROOM, PRICE FOR 2 PERSONS)
    _____________________________________________________________

    (A). Full body massage + body Scrub + Ear candle +
    Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    2.5 hours IDR 3.590.000 (SGD 359) for 2 persons

    (details : 1 hour body massage + 45 minutes body Scrub +
    15 minutes ear candle + 30 minutes milk bath with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (B). Full body massage + Body mask + Ear candle + Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    2.5 hours IDR 3.590.000 (SGD 359) for 2 persons

    (details :1 hour body massage + 45 minutes body mask +
    15 minutes ear candle + 30 minutes milk bath with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (C). Full body massage + Body scrub + Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    3 hours IDR 2.700.000 (SGD 270) for 2 persons

    (details : 1.5 hours body massage + 45 minutes body scrub +
    45 minutes milk bath with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (D). Full body massage + Body Scrub + Body mask + Facial +
    Ear pick + Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    3.5 hours IDR 2.980.000 (SGD 298) for 2 persons

    (details : 1 hour body massage + 40 minutes body scrub +
    40 minutes body mask + 30 minutes facial + 10 minutes ear pick +
    30 minutes milk bath with jacuzzi)

    (E). Full body massage + Body scrub + Ear candle + Ratus vagina spa +
    Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    3.5 hours IDR 2.980.000 (SGD 298) for 2 persons

    (details : 1.5 hours body massage + 40 minutes body scrub +
    15 minutes ear candle + 20 minutes ratus vagina spa +
    45 minutes milk bath with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (F). Full body massage + Body scrub + Facial + Ratus vagina spa +
    Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    4 hours IDR 4.220.000 (SGD 422) for 2 persons

    (details : 2 hours body massage + 40 minutes body scrub +
    30 minutes facial + 20 minutes ratus vagina spa +
    30 minutes milk bath with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (G). Full body massage + Body scrub + Facial + Ear candle +
    Ratus vagina spa + Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    4 hours IDR 4.280.000 (SGD 428) for 2 personS

    (details : 1.5 hours body massage + 40 minutes body scrub +
    30 minutes facial + 15 minutes ear candle + 20 minutes
    ratus vagina spa + 45 minutes milk bath with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (H). Full body massage + Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    3 hours IDR 3,700.000 (SGD 370) for 2 persons

    (details : 2 hours body massage + 1 hours milk bath
    with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    (i). Full body massage + Milk bath with Jacuzzi*

    2 hours IDR 3.480.000 (SGD 348) for 2 persons

    (details : 1.5 hours body massage + 30 minutes milk bath
    with jacuzzi)

    +Ear pick service +IDR 160.000 (SGD 16)

    Thank You very much,
    If You do not understand You can ask again, we will be happy to explain it

    Information for You,
    The nearest ferry terminal to Nagoya city
    (Isabella & Majesty Spa Massage House)
    Harbour bay ferry terminal and Batam centre ferry terminal, only 2

    Out of city take 35 minutes by car,
    – Waterfront ferry terminal,
    – Sekupang ferry terminal,
    – Holiday inn resort,
    – Harris resort,
    – KTM resort,
    – Tempat Senang resort,
    – Indahpuri golf,
    – Sijori resort,
    – cable sky
    We charge IDR 850.000 two way and IDR 450.000 one way

    And out of city take 1 hour by car,
    – Nongsapura ferry terminal,
    – Montigo resort,
    – Batam view beach & resort,
    – Turi beach,
    – Nongsapoint marina,
    – Nongsa village,
    – Golf Palm spring,
    We charge IDR 950.000 two way and IDR 500.000 one way

    But if You only 2 persons must take Spa item A to i package
    or 3 hours Couple/female room package we give You 2 way or more free
    transportation,
    and free transportation for lunch or dinner,
    so you will no need to pay for taxi or other transport,
    because we provide it

    (not sri rejeki, Delima & jembatan balerang because so far)

    If you want to eat seafood kelong at Jembatan Balerang I (Bridge Balerang)
    you must pay IDR 900,000 SGD 90 for 2 way
    Delivers and picked up again

    And if you want to eat at Sri Rejeki seafood & Delima seafood
    you must pay IDR 800,000 SGD 80 for 2 way
    Delivers and picked up again

    And if you are a group of at least 4 people or more we also provide free
    transport 2 way outside the city you must take a minimum package
    of No 1 to No 9 for 2 hours

    (Not Jembatan balerang I kelong, Sri Rejeki seafood, Delima seafood)

    We will pick You up and send You back
    And after massage we can send You to seafood for lunch/dinner

    We recommend,
    – Way-Way seafood at harbour bay disc 5%,
    – Wey-Wey cafe Western food & seafood live music disc 5%,
    – Lingga seafood at harbour bay disc 5%,
    – 999 seafood at winsor disc 5%,
    – 79 sate & seafood disc 5%,
    – Harbour bay seafood restaurant (not discount)

    If you have decided please give us some following details:

    1) Reservation date?
    2) The number of how many persons female & male?
    3) Pick up Location ?
    4) What time do we pick you?
    5) Package selected ?
    6) Starting at what time?
    7) Telephone Mobile number ?
    8) Special requests ?
    Do you like to massage hard, medium or soft
    9) Note ?
    Free shuttle service for You

    Isabella Spa & Massage contact number :

    1. +62 778 749 3692 (if You use Singapore HP)
    2. 001 62 778 749 3692 (if You use Singapore phone)
    3. 0778 749 3692 (if You use Batam phone)

    COntaCt 24 HOurs
    +62 813 641 77798 (Speak Use Hokkian Language)

    We open daily from 9.00am and last order 10.00pm

    We accept Rupiah (IDR) , Singapore dollars, US dollars, Credit card visa
    master AMEX

    We also serve the rental car and city tour
    With a capacity of 2 persons to 12 persons

    Car rental price in town for 2 persons
    Minimum 3 hours idr 900,000 sgd $ 90

    Car rental price in town for of 3 to 5 persons
    Minimum 3 hours idr 1,100,000 sgd $ 110

    Car rental price in town for the of 6 to 9 persons
    Minimum 3 hours idr 1,900,000 sgd $ 190

    City tour route
    The breakfast in the morning, shopping at factory outlets, lunch,
    Tua Pek Kong, sightseeing around town, dinner and back to hotel
    Price idr 800.000 sgd 80 for one person

    Thank You very much, we look forward to hearing from You soon

    Warmest regards,
    Isabella & Majesty Spa Massage House
    B A T A M

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