Local Hotels: 3D2N Stay with Shopping, Sightseeing Tour, and Cruise with Return Ferry

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The deal

Local hotel stays + sightseeing and shopping tour + return ferry

  • 3D2N vacation for 1 for $138 (up to $228 value)

The experience

Keep gazes set beyond the shoreline as the trip flings one past the island state’s cozy shores and into the heart of commercial convenience and touristic ease with a ferry ride onto the tread of Batam. Long cherished as a thriving hub for retreat from the qualms of landlocked wayfaring, the island proffers much to see and do (and even more to fork out for) in the way of shopping and mileage to cover.

  • Sample the flavour of locally crafted foods and delicacies, like the famed kuih lapis within Kue Lapis Home Made Shop where freshly baked Nyonya cakes are the order of the day - appetisingly striped and imbued with rich flavours. Also on the list is a visit to the Foodstuff Market where one can catch a bargain on dried goods like anchovies, prawn, and a variety of homemade fritters, among others.
  • After savouring the local palette, make a stop by one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, the Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple. Located close to the Batam Centre Ferry Terminal, the reflective domain comprises spacious chambers housing statues of Buddha as well as the Goddess of Mercy and Guan Gong idols. Further spaces within hold nifty corners of Buddhist crafts and items on sale while a jaunt deeper within the entrails brings one to the vegetarian restaurant operating within the compounds.
  • Escape landlocked travels and fasten seats on an evening-spanning cruise, taking guests to see the natural intricacies of mangrove-laden waters and island charm, as well as a sunset view sprinkled with visiting flickers of fireflies along the way back.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • 8.45am (GMT+8): Assembly at Harbourfront Centre and boarding pass collection
  • 9.45am (GMT+8): Embark on ferry trip to Batam
  • 10am (GMT+7): 
    • Pass through immigration and customs clearance
    • Meet-up with local guide
  • 10.30am: Chocolate House
  • 10.50am (GMT+7): Kue Lapis Home Made Shop
  • 11am (GMT+7): Ling Star Bird’s Nest Shop
  • 11.10am (GMT+7): Game of go-karting and air gun at Batam Centre
  • 11.30am (GMT+7): Duta Maitreya Laughing Buddha Temple
  • 11.45am (GMT+7): Dry Market Foodstuff Market
  • 12.30pm (GMT+7): Lunch at Indonesian Buffet Restaurant
  • 1.30pm (GMT+7): Polo Ralph Lauren factory outlet
  • 2.30pm (GMT+7): Factory outlet shopping tour
  • 3.30pm (GMT+7): Visit to shopping mall or massage (to be borne through guest’s own expenses)
  • 5.30pm (GMT+7): Return to ferry terminal or hotel

Day 2

  • 8.45am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 10am: Pick-up from hotel and transfer to Punggur Ferry Terminal
  • 10.30am:
    • Arrival at Punggur Ferry Terminal
    • Departure to Uban, Bintan Island
  • 10.50am:
    • Arrival at Uban
    • Transfer to De Bintan Villa
  • 11.30am:
    • Arrival at De Bintan Villa
    • Check-in and lunch
  • 12.30pm: Departure to local port
  • 1.30pm: Sightseeing tour on cruise
    • Mangrove tour (1.30pm)
    • Virgin Island (2.30pm): swimming and leisure time
    • Sunset view with dinner (5.30pm)
    • Firefly-watching tour and return to port (6.30pm)
  • 7pm: Arrival at port and departure to resort
  • 7.30pm: Free and easy

All times displayed in GMT+7

Virgin Island only available for 6 people and above on the day. If number is less than 6, Mangrove tour will be the replacement. Lagoi Beach will be the alternative if weather condition is not ideal for Virgin Island

Sightseeing tour on cruise not suitable for passengers below the age of 12

Day 3

  • 8.45am: Breakfast at resort
  • 12.30pm: 
    • Pick-up from resort and depart to Uban domestic ferry terminal
    • Departure to Batam
  • 12.50pm: Arrival at Punggur Ferry Terminal (Batam) and transfer to ferry terminal
  • 1.50pm:
    • Arrival at ferry terminal
    • Collection of boarding pass and subsequent check-in
  • 4pm: Depart to Singapore via ferry
  • 6pm (GMT+8): Arrival at Singapore

For reference only and subject to change without prior notice

Ferry schedule

  • Harbourfront Ferry Terminal Singapore to Batam:
    • Departure time: 8am (GMT+8)
  • Batam to Harbourfront Ferry Terminal Singapore:
    • Departure time: 3pm (GMT+7)

The rooms

Highlights

  • Sample the flavours of local chocolate and confectioneries within the Chocolate House, savour bites of freshly baked kuih lapis at the famed Nyonya Kue Lapis Homemade Shop, and scour the collection of dried goods within the local Foodstuff Market.
  • Get a fix of retail therapy in branded clothing at the range of factory outlets in Batam, and be treated to a calm cruise and island-seeing tour by boat.

The Fine Print

Book by Date: Dec 20, 2016.


Travel Period: Aug 19, 2015 – Dec 30, 2016.


Includes (for 1 person):


  • Return ferry tickets for Singapore to Batam, and Batam to Bintan.

  • 1-night's stay at Harmoni One Hotel.

  • 1-night's stay at De Bintan Villa.

  • Buffet breakfast in the hotel.

  • 1-day Batam city and shopping tour.

  • English / Mandarin tour guide assistance.

  • Land transfer.

  • 1-day Bintan sightseeing tour and cruise.

  • Lunch at De Bintan Villa.

  • 1x cruise dinner box.


Does Not Include: Airport transfer, all meals not specified, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, porterage and tipping and sightseeing not mentioned.


General: 2 Groupons per room, based on double occupancy. Passports must have a min. validity of 6 months from expiry date on date of travel. Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travellers. Present booking confirmation from hotel and passport(s) on arrival. Rate is inclusive of applicable taxes and service charges. See the rules that apply to all deals.


Policies: No refund or cancellations allowed upon confirmation of bookings. No-shows forfeit Groupon.


Surcharges:

  • Single traveller: 2 Groupons per person.

  • Singapore departure fee and fuel surcharge: $20 per person.

  • Batam terminal fee: Rp65,000 per person.

  • Tipping for tour guide and driver: $2 per person per day.

  • Showing up late or not joining tour: additional $10 per person.

  • Stay during peak season ($20 per person):

    - Feb 6, 2016 – Feb 9, 2016.

    - Mar 25, 2016 – Mar 26, 2016.

    - Apr 30, 2016.

    - May 21, 2016.

    - Aug 6, 2016 – Aug 8, 2016.

    - Oct 29, 2016 – Oct 30, 2016.

    - Dec 24, 2016 – Dec 25, 2016.

    - Dec 31, 2016.

    - Jan 1, 2017.


Redemption: All bookings must be made by Dec 20, 2016. Email groupon.reservation@bestbatam.net with name, contact number, email address, nationality, passport number and expiry date, date of birth, preferred date of stay, Groupon voucher code, Groupon security code, and attached Groupon.


Business registration: 03.261.827.4.215.000

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