Sunday, January 24, 2010

i - Hotel Batam

Your Home...Away and Very Close to Nagoya Hill Mall, Just take a walk 20 meters. Paling mantep bro buat di kota karena deket banget dengan semua pusat belanja dinagoya.

Located in the heart of scenic Batam, I Hotel reflects the urbane sophistication of a four-star hotel at every level - comfortable, luxurious, and efficient. Offering the finest in location, acommodation, and amenities, it is the perfect place to stay for business and leisure travelers.


Host meetings, conferences, and intimate occassions. Our function rooms and ballroom are equipped with amenities that promise successful events. We also go beyond the usual with our integrated apartment services. We provide guests with the option to stay for longer periods and enjoy the facilities we have to offer.

Discover this new approach to accommodations and enjoy the infinite possibilities of staying at the I Hotel in Indonesia.
Hotel Rooms and Rates

Our spacious rooms are decorated in neutral tones matched with modern, elegant, and cozy furnishings that ensure a productive and relaxing stay.

All rooms are fully air-conditioned and equipped with a cable television, coffee/ tea maker, hair dryer, private toilet and bath, mini-bar, telephone, and room safe. To ensure a productive stay, accommodations are furnished with a sofa and coffee table, Internet connectivity, daily newspaper, and writing desk and chair.

For more information just visit
http://www.ihotel-batam.com

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Mega Mall Batam Center

Buat yang laper atau mau nunggu nyebrang ke singapura via pelabuhan Batam Center dont worry karena lokasi kamu deket sekali dengan mega mall batam center. Hanya dengan jalan kaki sebentar melalui jembatan layang khusus pejalan kaki.

Di mega mall batam center cukup lengkap mulai dari makanan, tempat belanja selengkap hypermart. Restaurant mulai dari frencise, roti bread talk, JCO ,dll . kalau mau lihat apa ajah isi mega mall buak ajah websitenya.

http://partner.megamall-batamcentre.com/

Okay selamat datang di batam, kalau mau nyebrang ke singapur hati-hati barangnya ketinggalan, bukan hati-hati sama copet lho :p

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Batam VIew Hotel


As the premier resort hotel with the largest grounds, totalling 10 hectares, in Batam, the resort is designed to maximise its exclusive hilltop location and private beach.

Located at Nongsa, Batam Island, Batam View Beach Resort is 35 minutes by ferry from Singapore and is attractive for many families and corporate clients that are looking for an affordable getaway. The resort hotel houses a Swimming Pool, Private Beach, Sea Sport Center, Spa Facilities, and is a stone's throw from various golf courses such as Indah Puri, Tering Bay, Palm Spring, and South Link.

Batam view baeach resort dengan pemandangannya yang sungguh exited dan menyenangkan untuk stay ditempat yang cukup tenang karena letaknya di pinggiran batam. CUkup jauh dari kota batam yang penuh keramaian. Kelebihan batam view adalah view kamar yang mengahdap laut selat philips ,kasur yang luar biasa nyaman, plus sofa dan TV cable yang memanjakan cocok buat kamu yang mau liburan atau bulan madu.

Untuk fasilitas sport jangan khawatir, ada joging track,basket ball field, snooker,kayak, diving,jetsky,banana boat,voley ball masih banyak lagi dech.

Batam view termasuk salah satu hotel yang menurut gw layak dijadikan tempat favorit untuk menginap atau buat acara kumpul keluarga. Nyaman dech pokoknya, pantainya yang tidak dalam cocok buat anak-anak bermain di laut. Pantainya sengaja di blok sejauh kira-kira 150 meter dengan beton penghalang ombak jadi seperti berenang di kolam yang besaaarr.

Kalau mau lihat lebih lengkap klik disini ajah



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Monday, January 4, 2010

Enaknya Makan "Otak-Otak" khas Kijang

Siapa yang gak kenal otak-otak ? bukan otak beneran bro. Makanan khas Indonesia ini punya bentuk dan macam yang beragam. Sulawesi, Jawa,Sumatera punya jenis otak-otak yang berbeda. Nah kalau mau coba otak-otak khas Riau Kepulauan gak sah kayaknya kalau kita gak makan otak-otak yang terkenal dari daerah Kijang di Pulau Bintan, tepatnya sekitar 20 km dari kota Tanjung Pinang Ibukota Pulau Bintan sekalian ke Penyengat.


Otak-otak khas kijang ada dua macam, ikan asli atau campuran sotong. Memang sedikit berbeda dengan otak-otak yang dijual dijawa dan sulawesi yang cenderung memakai bumbu kacang. Kalau khas Kijang maupun Riau Kepualauan tidak memakai kuah. Jadi Rasa otak-otak yang manis pedas bakal murni terasa.

Kalau anda sedang di Batam jangan kuatir ada beberapa rumah makan yang menjual otak-otak. Tapi menurut saya yang lumayan enak otak-otak yang di Jual di restoran Sup Ikan Yong-Kee di Nagoya maupun Batam Center.

Akhirnya kalau anda sedang mampir ke BIntan jangan lupa coba otak-otak khas di KIjang. Dijamin Muantabb dan Maknyuss rasanya. Selamat berwisata kuliner

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Batam the Modern Island for Holiday

Batam is an island and city in Riau Islands Province of Indonesia, known for its free trade zone area as part of the Sijori Growth Triangle, is located 20 km (12.5 miles) off Singapore's south coast. The 715 km² (276 miles²) island has a population of 965,062.

Batam is located east of Karimun and Bulan Island, west of Bintan, north of Rempang, and south of Singapore. The Riau Strait (Selat Riau) separates Batam and Bintan

Major communities on Batam are Sekupang, Jodoh, Nagoya, Sungai Panas, Batam Centre, Baloi, Batu Ampar, and Bengkong.
Pompong boat for short distance connections in Batam and nearby islands Economy

The official language on the island is Indonesian, but due to the sizeable Chinese population, Chinese languages including Teochew, Hokkien and Mandarin are also spoken.

Beginning in the 1970s, the island underwent a major transformation from a largely forested area into a major harbor and industrial zone. The population grew from a few thousand in the 1960s into hundreds of thousands.[citation needed] The island's economy benefits from being close to Singapore, and, with lower labour costs and special government incentives, is the site of many factories operated by Singaporean companies. Shipbuilding and electronics manufacturing are major industries on the island; there are also several resorts and tourist destinations on the island.

Under a framework signed in June 2006, Batam, along with parts of neighboring Bintan and Karimun, are a part of a Special Economic Zone with Singapore; this zone eliminates tariffs and value-added taxes for goods shipped between Batam and Singapore.

The island is connected by several ferry services to nearby cities, including Bintan, Karimun, Singapore and Johor Bahru (Malaysia); the trip to Singapore takes less than one hour.

Hang Nadim Airport is the island's airport, and has the longest runway in Indonesia; Jakarta is the most important destination.
Batam Center Harbour from a ferry

The "Barelang" bridges are a major landmark on Batam. The name is an abbreviation of Batam-Rempang-Galang, the three major islands connected by the bridges, and 3 more smaller islands. The bridges were constructed under Habibie as the Minister for Research and Technology with funding from the German government.
by Wikipedia

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pelabuhan Sekupang Batam

Pelabuhan sekupang Pelabuhan Sekupang adalah salah satu pelabuhan di Batam sebagai sarana transportasi laut. Kapal-kapal yang berangkat dari pelabuhan sekupang menuju Kabupaten Karimun (Pulau Karimun), Tanjung Batu, Moro,Selat Panjang, Dumai, Palembang, juga menuju Jakarta dan Medan dengan menggunakan kapal Feri setiap hari Rabu dan Kamis.



Pelabuhan Rakyat - Sekupang

Pelabuhan sekupang juga terdapat pelabuhan rakyat menuju pulau-pulau kecil sekitar batam, seperti Pulau Akar, Belakang Padang, Pulau Babi, Pulau Nipah dll. Untuk menuju ke Pulau Belakang Padang hanya dibutuhkan 10 menit dengan ongkos Rp.5000,-
Di Pelabuhan Sekupang juga terdapat terminal International menuju Seingapura dan Johor Malaysia dengan kapal JetBoat seperti Batamfast,Penguin,Raider dll. Untuk waktu tempuh menuju singapura dari pelabuhan Sekupang hanya memakan waktu 40 menit ini dikarenakan letak geografis Pelabuhan ini yang paling dekat dengan Singapura.

jangan lupa jika ingin keluar dari batam lewat pelabuhan mesti bawa KTP batam atau surat jalan dari perusahaan atau Tiket pesawat Pulang Pergi. Karna kalau tidak anda bakal ditahan oleh petugas perdaduk untuk membayar uang jaminan. Karena di Batam diberlakukan sistem PERDADUK untuk menghindari bebasnya pencari kerja keluar masuk batam ataupun tindakan kriminal antar negara.

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Travel Tips To Bintan Resorts

Bintan Island Bintan Resorts may be less than an hour's of catamaran ride away from Singapore, but it's worlds apart in terms of what we have to offer. The resort-destination spreads across the northern shores of Bintan and faces the South China Sea, and comprises a good range of beach resorts and hotels to suit the budgets and needs of all holiday-makers.


How to get there From Singapore
There is a regular ferry service operated by Bintan Resorts Ferries that plies between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal in Bintan. The journey takes about 55 minutes. Please remember to check in at least an hour before the ferry departs.
For more information on the ferry schedule and online ferry ticket purchase, please visit: http://www.brf.com.sg/
Ferry tickets may also be purchased directly

Contact Details:
Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Counter:
50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road
#01-21 Singapore 498833
Tel: (65) 6542 4369
Fax: (65) 6542 4372
Email: reservations@brf.com.sg

From Indonesia

There are regular speedboat services plying between Telaga Punggur Ferry Terminal in Batam and Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal Bintan. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes. Special chartered boat arrangements can be made between Nongsa Ferry Terminal (Batam) and Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal (Bintan) as well. The price is about Hundred Thousand Rupiahs if am not wrong.

Contact Details:
PT Bintan Resort Ferries
Domestic Port Telaga Punggur
Batam - Indonesia
Tel / Fax: (62) 778 761 553
Email: brf_batam@telkom.net


Weather

The dry calm season from late March to early November is characterized by clear sunny days and calm pristine waters. While from late November to early March is generally the windier season with passing showers, although one can still get good sun throughtout the day. If you have para sailing hobiest you can try to visit Bintan Agro Resort in windier season.


Time Zone

In relation to Jakarta, Bintan is in the same time zone as Jakarta, +7 hours to the
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). In relation to Singapore, Bintan is 1 hour behind Singapore time.


Voltage Requirements

220 volts AC, and dont forget to bring standart electrical socket which have three pins (Line,Neutral,Grounding)

Language

Bahasa Indonesia is the national language and simple English is widely used. And Bahasa Melayu for local.

Currency

The main currency used in Indonesia is the Rupiah (Rp); however the Singapore Dollar (S$) is widely accepted at the resorts and Pasar Oleh Oleh. Most hotels accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit card payments. Should you be heading down south to the greater Bintan for some sightseeing and shopping, it is advisable to have ready notes and coins in Indonesian Rupiah (Rp).

Tipping

Tipping is not a necessity in Bintan, but it is acceptable to leave a small tip especially when good service has been rendered. There may be a 20% service and government charge on your bill in hotels and restaurants. You need not tip beyond the service charge.


Dress code

Daytime temperatures are generally high in this tropical region, which allows for plenty of unforgettable fun in the sun. Humidity levels are also high, so loose cotton and natural fibres are highly recommended.


Things to Bring
Don’t forget to take along your sunblocks, sunglasses, caps, and insect repellant.


Postal Services

The Resorts' hotels can arrange to send mail. Guest may purchase local postal stamps from the hotel,
and the hotel staff will send the mail from a local post office. Guest may also purchase Singapore stamps,
whereby the mail will be arranged to be posted from Singapore.

Environmental Control

Liquid waste is managed by sewerage treatment plants. Solid waste is collected daily from the resorts and
disposed off in our own sanitary land-fill site.


Telecommunications

Bintan Resorts has modern telecommunication facilities, including IDD, facsimile/data lines and card-operated payphones. Local calls can be made with phone cards.


Medical Care

Medical needs are catered for by a clinic, with doctors on call 24 hours throughout the day, and supported by a highly efficient emergency evacuation system.

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