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3D2N Batam Getaway by Ferry and Our Stay at Harmoni Hotel Batam – Indonesia

I know you are looking at this post because you love family travel.It is same with us.Any long weekend or school holiday time filled with outdoor activities and short getaways.Here is our 3D2N Batam Getaway itinerary and our experience and review of staying at Harmoni Hotel Batam.

It was last June school holiday which we decided to spend a weekend in Batam, Indonesia. Malaysia and Indonesia are the perfect destinations for short getaways for families live in Singapore. This is why we travel to these countries frequently.

Below is a short photo story to show our experience in Batam and in Harmoni Hotel Batam which is a great hotel for family holidays.

Batam getaway
My little explorer at the Harbourfront ferry terminal before the departure
Batam getaway
Waiting till departure
Batam by Horizon Fast ferry
At Harbourfront ferry terminal
Batam by ferry
We travelled by Horizon fast Ferry
Batam by ferry
My kid spent time to draw this while we were in Ferry.He was bored simply by looking at the sea.I was worrying about sea sickness.But we had a smooth journey.
Batam getaway
Welcome to Batam Island-Indonesia 🙂

We booked a Delux room for our 2 nights stay.As it was June holiday and the last weekend of the holiday period,most of the hotels were fully booked.Luckily this hotel had few rooms left.The first reason to book this hotel is that it has a kid friendly swimming pool.

Other than that it was mentioned the room size.Compared to other hotels in Batam,rooms size is larger.

Free breakfast included in hotel room price is another reason for us to choose this hotel.Having breakfast in the same hotel is something we like in any holiday in order to save time.We also get opportunity try several local food when we have breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Harmoni hotel Batam review
Our spacious room at Harmoni Hotel Batam
Harmoni hotel Batam review
HarmonyHotel Batam -Indonesia #Review
Harmoni hotel Batam review
The view of the swimming pool from our room balcony
Harmoni hotel Batam review
Dining area of Harmoni Hotel Batam
We enjoyed a variety of good food.These are a few only.
Congkak -Used for traditional Indonesian game (Found in Harmoni Hotel batam)
Kid had so much fun at the swimming pool
Yes,it was another funfilled holiday for the kid.At the swimming pool of Harmoni Hotel Batam.

Although there are many attractions in Batam,we didnt visit much places.Instead of that we spent more time at the hotel premises and walking in nearby.

Kid was so happy when he found the McDonalds next to the Harmoni Hotel Batam

Yes,kid was happy to find the McDonalds next to the hotel.If your kid is also a Happy Meal fan,then this hotel is a great place to stay in a kid friendly holiday to Batam.

Nearby Nagoya Shopping Mall is a great place for families to shop and dine while engaging in kid friendly activities such as game arcades and kiddy rides.

3D2N Batam Getaway
Kid friendly Nagoya Shopping Mall- batam
Maha ViharaDuta Maitreya Temple-Batam
At Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple-Batam
Teh Susu

We enjoyed a short weekend getaway in Batam Indonesia.Our stay at Harmoni Hotel Batam was comfortable.Hotel staff is nice and it was easier to hire taxis at the taxi counter in hotel.And at the Nagoya shopping Mall)

In this September School Holiday,we are planning another getaway to Bintan Island.Wait for the updates! 🙂

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Manila : A Dark Gem

Manila began as the first chartered city due to the Philippine Commission Act 183 enacted on July 31, 1901. It gained autonomy as a city after passing of the Revised Charter of the City of Manila on June 18, 1949. But it was founded on June 24, 1571. Located on the eastward shores of Manila Bay, the capital of the Philippines is labeled as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Manila served as the throne of power for many of the country’s colonial rulers. With those colonial rulers came their way of life and so it now houses a variety of historical sites, dating back to the 17tn century. Manila is also witnessed to a lot of the Philippines first- from the first hotel and water system to the first flyover and science high school as well as a whole lot more. It is undeniable that it is one of the most populous areas in the world, but on the other hand, it is also one of the richest places in Southeast Asia.

Manila

If you want to visit this vibrant city of seeming contradictions, then the best way in is through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport which welcomes domestic and international flights. You can book Dubai to Manila flights,Dublin to Manila flights, London to Manila flights and more so due to the expansive catering of the airport.

Surely you would like to see some main attractions here and figure out what you can do. So we have a list for you:

Manila

  • Enjoy at Binondo:  Touted to the oldest Chinatown in the whole world, Binondo is certainly a haven for people looking to dig in and get the authentic Manila experience, which lies beyond the regular fast food stalls and restaurants. But be warned of crowded alleys and then head on over to Divisoria where you will be able to indulge in bargain shopping regarding a wide variety of low priced, wholesale goods.
  • Take a tour of Bonifacio Global City: This is the financial district of Manila, or specifically of Taguig City in Metro Manila. Not to bore you with financial matters, the place you should hit up is the Bonifacio High Street, which is filled with bars, restaurants, retail outlets, and pedestrian-friendly walkways. So if you are on the lookout to enjoy some of Manila’s nightlife, this is the area to scout.
  • Get awed at Intramuros: Famously called the walled city, Intramuros actually best represents Manila’s rich cultural history. The oldest Manila district is lined with Spanish era constructions and this is the place to go to if you want to learn about the historical importance of the place you are visiting. If you want to give it a visit, we would suggest taking the LRT 1 train to the Central terminal station first.
  • Enjoy at Poblacion, Makati: Certainly one of the important business districts in Manila, which caters to the history, culture, and entertainment of the place. You should look towards hitting up the streets like Makati Avenue, P. Burgos, and Polaris which are all major entertainment sites.

Manila is a beautiful city which offers a variety of entertainment for its travellers. It is definitely densely packed, but so is its historical importance in terms of the country.

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