Until the advent of passenger ferries, weekend getaways in Singapore were limited to cruising across the highway, romantic picnics at the void deck and re-reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Thankfully, today’s Groupon rescues travel novices from cabin fever: for $68, enjoy a 2 day 1 night experience at Batam. The trip includes a two way ferry ride between Batam and Singapore, one night of accommodation at Golden View Hotel, a Batam city tour and two full meals (worth $128).
Depart from the Harbourfront Ferry Terminal and sail away to Batam island to escape reality for the next 48 hours. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves and unobstructed sea views. Instead of slaving over microwaved frozen meals or cold sandwiches, have a hale-and-hearty breakfast served up to you instead to kick start your day. A fresh seafood lunch at the Golden Prawn 555 Restaurant and a set dinner at the Hotel to round off your invigorating day are also included.
Between food-scarfing sessions, take a gander about the city’s shopping delights and fill up on affordable clothing, local delicacies and souvenir fridge magnets only your mother could love. This Groupon is for a minimum of two people, so surprise your partner, ingratiate your spouse or kidnap an overworked colleague for your own edition of Batam Holiday.
“The office staff was really very helpful, patient, polite, responsive, knowledgeable, and efficient.“ – Tripadvisor Review
“The chilling crabs at the seafood restaurants nearby are good. Service: excellent. All the staff from doorbell, to reception, to cleaners provide good service. Very helpful.” – Tripadvisor Review
“The room is spacious and clean . The staff is courteous and efficient and friendly . Nearby there is a famous seafood restaurant called Golden Prawn 555. The food is delicious and its price is reasonable. The hotel also provides shuttle bus service to major shopping centre e.g Nagoya Hill Shopping Centre My wife and I enjoyed the stay tremendously.” – Tripadvisor Review