This Bintan Island trip was awesome kahit bitin. I needed this trip and since Tatay was here, we went.
First we took a ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. It was a very peaceful one-hr trip. The ferry was good, clean and cool.
We arrived there at around 12 noon. We hired an Innova to tour as around.
First stop was at the seafood restaurant. The food was very good since I so love spicy food. Everything was tasty and spicy. I never got the chance to enjoy the seafood as I only ordered their veggie specials. But Tatay, Amir and the rest of the guys seemed to really enjoy the prawns, fish, etc. Our bill was 406,000 rupiah :)
Next stop, the mini zoo at the Nirwana gardens.
Third stop, the Elephant Park.
Before going back to the Terminal, we went to Pasar Oleh oleh, the souvenir market. Nothing much can be bought there. We just window shopped.
Then on our way back to the terminal, the driver purposedly slowed down the car and showed us the monkeys playing at the side of the road. We took pictures and they wholeheartedly posed for us :)
We went home tired but feeling quite relaxed as we once again had an encounter with nature. Kahit bitin ang oras.
Next time I'd go there again and hopefully could stay there for 2 days or more.