one of the destinations that i have been wanting to cross out on my list was bintan,indonesia. it is just a 45-minute travel from singapore but i can’t seem to have the courage to go there on my own. plus, most of the travel package that are offered on the different travel agencies that i find, are a minimum of two to go. so travelling alone isn’t really an option. when my boyfriend invited me to go, i still had some qualms in going there. this time, it was more on the financial aspect. 😦
but despite the hesitations, i still looked for some cheap hotel with ferry packages to bintan. thus, i came accross the website of holiday city. i booked the one that they were offering for just s$274. the package already includes the following:
(a) Stay at Nirwana Beach Club Bintan with breakfast and welcome drink;
(b) Return Economy Class Ferry Tickets departing from Singapore, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT): SIN – BIN – SIN;
(c) Return land transfer: Pier – Resort – Pier
(d) SGD23.40 per person for Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal passenger levy, Bintan Terminal passenger levy, Baggage Handling Charge, Fuel Surcharge, Security Tax and Bintan Departure Tax.
it was indeed an offer that i can’t resist. unlike the other packages that i saw in groupon and other site, the one in holiday city doesn’t have hidden charges. yey to that. hehehe.
Below are the activities that we did and the expenses that we had during the trip.
|Hotel Plus Ferry||273|
|Lunch at La Luna Restaurant||45|
|Dinner at Nirwana Resort Restaurant||54|
|Refreshments at La Luna Restaurant||17|
|Refreshments at Mayang Sari Beach Resort||17|
|Lunch at La Luna Restaurant||27|
Not bad right? A weekend in Bintan, Indonesia will just cost you 200-250SGD per person. Sigaporean Dollar and Indonesian Rupiah are the two currencies that you can use there. By the way, if you don’t want to spend too much on food, you can go to Pasar Ole-Ole, instead of dining in the restaurants inside the resort. I’ve read that the food there are more cheaper. As much as I wanted, we did not go there though. 😦