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The feeling of great anticipation filled the air at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. The number of golfers grew by the minute and by 2pm most of the golfers have already collected their Boarding Passes individually at the Batam Fast Counter.
More significantly as they cleared the Passport & Immigration Clearance, the golfers would be using their passports to travel out of Singapore for the first time after 2 long years!
As soon as the boarding announcement was made we began queuing up to scan our boarding passes.
As we made our way towards the ferry, I felt there was something nostalgic that we took for granted before… the sound of our trolley bags wheeling loudly on the cement walkway was music to our ears!
As we boarded our ferry and made our way to our seats, the incessant sound of chatter and laughter permeated throughout. The talk of how much we missed playing golf in Batam, how the golf courses would look like and Indonesian culinary we missed, took centrestage.
And before you know it, a 40 min boat ride felt like 5 mins, as we arrived at Nongsapura Ferry Terminal.
As we started to alight, travel protocol stated that we conduct it in groups of 20 passengers at a time.
PEDULI LINDUNGI We made our way to the head of the queue and began scanning the QR code on the PEDULI LINDUNGI App we downloaded prior to our departure which literally translates to CARE & PROTECT in Bahasa. It’s the Indonesian version of ‘Trace Together.’
We were led to a room where our travel documents were verified and upon completion, we were immediately given our mandatory PCR test which was swiftly completed in under a minute. Well done!
IMMIGRATION CLEARANCE We joined the queue to get our passports stamped and the strict social distancing protocol made sure that we stayed at least 1.5m apart and to vigilantly remain silent. This discipline has to be taken seriously as there were instances in the past where travelers have been escorted back to the ferry for an immediate ride home simply for chatting loudly and creating a ruckus in the queue.
Take Note: When you are traveling to another country, please respect their laws and their culture.
We were warmly welcomed by officials from the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Wonderful Indonesia as well as familiar faces from the participating golf courses and resorts. We were transported to our respective resorts and the Media Team headed to Nongsa Point Marina Resort where we will be housed for the next 4 nights.
Upon arrival, the Group GM of Nongsa Resorts, Mr Gerald Hendrick, along with his management team greeted and warmly welcomed us with a cold refreshing lemongrass drink and a nice welcome platter awaited us in our rooms.
Welcome Dinner at Nongsa Point Marina Resort
Amazing Fireworks Display to end the evening!
Day 2 – Golf at Tering Bay
Dinner for Ministry of Tourism and Media Team
Media Team Night Visit to Batam View Beach Resort
Day 3 – Golf at Palm Springs
GolfplusoneMedia interview by BERITAmediacorp
Visit to Nongsa Point Villas & Nongsa Village
An ideal location for families who would like to enjoy a great family holiday together in a 2- bedroom chalet or a 3-bedroom Villa.
You get great views of the harbour from the balconies and you can enjoy watching Netflix or HBO on your TV Channels.
If you want to experience a feel of living in a kampung setting, Nongsa Village is the perfect example.
A very tranquil residential resort, Nongsa Village offers 2 or 3 bedroom Villas each equipped with a kitchen, a covered outdoor terrace and a spacious living room.
Nongsa Village is really a great place to relax and unwind and ideal for those who want a peaceful fuss free holiday.
A great place to spend quality time with family and friends.
Visit and Dinner at TURI Beach Resort
Why not TURI Beach?
TURI Beach Resort
A hidden jewel of a resort in Nongsa, Batam. What immediately springs to mind is TURI Beach’s huge potential.
Imagine having the backdrop of a spectacular sunset, LIVE music under the stars and a light ocean breeze around you while having a private dinner or a wedding reception at Nusa Indah Island Bar.
The potential that TURI Beach possesses is too promising not to consider. The idea of holding your Management Retreats, Annual Dinner and Dances, Corporate Events, Social get-togethers, Product Launches, Music Festivals and even Fashion Shows and Weddings in such a beautiful setting is just too appealing to ignore. The potential is endless.
Firstly you will need a dedicated management team to make any event a success. And secondly, you definitely want someone with vision and experience to take the lead.
In Mr Gerald Hendrick of Nongsa Resort, a well traveled and vastly experienced professional in his industry, TURI Beach will be able to host events of any nature. Having experienced a recently concluded Wonderful Indonesia event hosted by Mr Hendrick, we truly believe he and his team will be able to deliver truly memorable and unforgettable events for you.
Day 4 – Visit to Mangrove Ecosystem and Pulau Putri
Ekowisata Mangrove Pandang Tak Jemu
A visit to this Malay Kampung revealed the many challenges they faced the last 2 years.
Tourists from all over the world used to come and study the mangrove eco system that’s prevalent in this kampung.
We truly think that Schools from Singapore can have programs to educate their young students to learn all about the eco system and even help with the maintenance and replanting of the mangrove.
Learning about how climate change could effect the survival of this crucial aspect of our ecosystem would go long way in furthering their education and knowledge.
Pulau Putri or Princess Island
As you can see from our images above, this little island is reachable by a 3 minute boat ride from any of the resorts here in Nongsa.
In all the times that we’ve been to Batam to play golf or have a family holiday we’ve never taken the time to explore this part of Batam.
The waters are crystal clear and you could practically spend a couple of hours just wading or splashing around in the cool waters after a round of morning golf or play with your kids after they’ve done their visit to the mangroves.
A perfect trip with your family and friends.
Day 5 TAMARIN VIP Nines – A shocking surprise awaits you!
If you think you are going to play 9 Holes twice.. you are so so wrong.
Nick Dahl, the Principal of TAMARIN GOLF CLUB has somehow breathed new life into this gem of a Jack Nicklaus signature course into perhaps one of the most unique and incredibly challenging golf courses found not only in Batam but entire Indonesia!
Here’s the secret..
The unique course layout of utilising 9 greens with 18 separated tee boxes will give you a breathtaking 18 Hole golf experience!
Whether you’re a high handicapper, a business executive or a serious golfer it’s NOT about the chase to finish 18 holes. Playing at TAMARIN is all about the golfing experience and simply a great day out on a golf course. Now when was the last time you had that feeling?
Stay tune for more…
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Farewell Dinner at Batam View Beach Resort
Guest of Honour, Governor of Riau Islands, Bapak H. Ansar Ahmad
Bapak Dadang – Deputy Director of Tourism Marketing for South East Asian Region