9 Aug - Second day:
Breakfast was inclusive. It was the typical fare with supposedly international cuisine.
The lil man was very interested in the cereal section with the cereal dispenser.
The only place with the longest Q as this was the most tasty food in the whole restaurant. Chef was obviously inexperienced and the handling of two food items was not making anything better for him.
We all proceed back to Nagoya Hill Shopping mall soon after breakfast. For safety reasons, my parents, helper, kiddos and me took a cab from our hotel to the mall while sis and Ray papa walked and met us there. Though it was only a mere 7-10 minute walk but as there was no proper pedestrians pavement and we had a stroller, the choice was obvious.
It is not expensive to hire a taxi in Batam but if you do not speak the language, you can be paying anything from Rupiah 40,ooo to 50,ooo (almost equivalent SGD $5-$6) per ride. My dad could speak Malay, though not exactly the same as Bahasa, he managed to negotiate for a ride which we only pay Rupiah 25,000 (=SGD$3) per ride.
My handsome dad.
A must drink item if you come Batam as they have already stop all operations in Singapore. How I miss curly fries and this.
This was actually a model of the terrace housing that they are selling in Batam. You know sort of like a property exhibition in the corner of the mall.
Just for thoughts: If you can afford, would you buy a housing here? Why and why not?
We soon went to walk around the mall.
They also have this Little Tikes trolley ride in the supermarket.
See how bossy Dora is.
She was not very happy that korkor wants to sit cos apparently she was "placed" in the car first.
So after a while and negotiation, korkor gave in to her.
See the winning smile?
In one of the shops selling sports items.
Then we went to the game arcade.
Yes it is managed by Timezone.
It was a very good deal buying their card.
If you buy the card with a credit of Rupiah 70,000, you will get another 100% of credit in your card!
No wonder Ray papa and Isa spent more than 45minutes there.
We used the time to venture in the supermarket with Dora in the cute trolley ride.
The credit was really that much and not easy to spent it off so we just swipe and swipe and swipe... and swipe.. and swipe.. till we finally finished utilising the Rupiah$1.4m worth of credit.
I actually realized that Dora has a thing for vehicles. Maybe she does get influenced by Isa a little as he is very into transportation and such.
She actually keep pointing to the motorcycles that were on sale till my Dad brought her for a seat on it. It made her so happy.
Soon time flies, we had to go back to the hotel as we need let Dora take her nap.
While Ray papa, my helpers, kiddos and I went back to the hotel, my parents and sis stayed at the mall to pack dinner for us.
Fried rice and noodles.
the Penyet sets.
Did I rem correctly it was about Rupiah 25,000 (=SGD$3) each or was it lesser?
Oh by the way, did I mention we get to have free wifi in our hotel rooms?
Though it was not that stable but it was complimentary.
And I just realized the language in my game was changed to Bahasa Indonesia as well. I could not help but took a printscreen of it.
Showing our patriotism even when we are not in Singapore.
10 Aug - Third and last day
It was time to go home!
Kiddos playing with the luggage trolley.
Despite the frequent squabbles, korkor still takes care of the lil one alot.
I simply loves travelling with my parents.
The time they spend together is simply priceless.
I think the kiddos are getting too cosy in the vessel.
Ok back to reality.