Sail off from Harborfront Ferry Terminal and leave your mark on Batam Island, a mere 45 minutes away from Singapore. Start your day right with a city shopping tour, where you can fill your bags up with delicious local food and cheap souvenirs for the people back home. Spend your kachings on locally made traditional batik cloth or delight your taste buds with local fares like Ayam Penyet or Nasi Padang. Halt your shopping spree for a seafood lunch visit at Golden Prawn 555 Restaurant. Built on stilts above water, enjoy fresh seafood in an alfresco ambience with local performances if you're in luck. Dine on classic seafood spreads like crabs and cockles, and sip on giant coconuts bigger than your face. Burn off that calories with another round of shopping until your legs give way.
Treat yourself after a day of shopping to a 90 minute traditional full body massage that will re-energize your body for your second day in Batam. Top off your relaxing massage with a night's stay at the Grand Majesty Hotel and a hearty breakfast included for your morning kick start. Before the end of your two day trip, do last minute shopping at the gift store and get your I-Love-Batam T-shirt to wear for your next visit.
Grab your shopping kaki, or three shopping kakis and have a short getaway a stone's throw away to an island a little smaller than our very own.