Monday, July 02, 2007
Club Med Ria, Bintan
We had a splendid time in Club Med Ria, Bintan, Indonesia. We all travelled to 3 different countries, Malaysia-Singapore-Indonesia, through 3 different modes of transport, travel by road, air and sea....wow!!
Arrived Singapore on the 1st day and went for their bustling City Tour. Stopped by China Town for a good 1hr shopping. Later adjourned to Tanah Merah jetty for a 55 minutes; fully air-condition ferry ride to Bintan. Boat ride was quite a drowsy/giddy experience as the waters are very choppy and most of us are already beaten up after the flight from Singapore. Once we reached Club Med, we were greeted by all the cute GO's (Gentle Officers)and some refreshments. And boy! The Chief of Village, Mr. Ryan Machi (like a GM or MD) is handsome! Its my 2nd trip to Club Med, first being Club Med Cherating, Kuantan.
Every nite, the GO's plus Ryan will give a performance for guests. Every nite there'll be different theme of performance. We enjoyed all the 3 nites performances. Very energetic, creative and funny.
They have charming and scenic beach shaded by tall trees and cute huts for those who wanna sunbathe. Facilities include (all time snacking - food was damn good!), 2 decks swimming pool, restaurants, bars, For water sports enthusiasts - snoorkling, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking & water scooter. I only get the chance to tryout kayaking. Didnt have time for sailing cos they're only open from 4-6pm. What a waste!! But we went to the beach and play with their white sandy beach.
In the morning, they have Powerwalk, Aerobics, Yoga, But i didnt join any of em. We did tryout Archery. They've got Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Ping-Pong, all kinds of courts, you name it!! They've got basic Golf lessons which we missed! Plus the famous Trapeze! We didn't try it, chicken out, i guess!!
Went to the Dolphin Sanctuary. Its a chance in a lifetime!! To swim with Dolphins. This is our male Dolphine, named Agus and me!
Went to Pasar Oleh-Oleh. Not much of a shopping place, to our dissappointment lah...sigh... Nothing much to buy and we're soooo looking forward to go back to Club Med cos that's where the happenings things are.
We spent our shopping mostly at Changi Airport. Once we reached the airport, we wasted no time and went straight to Charles & Keith and indulge in their latest shoes and handbags....so kiasu!!
After 3 nites, its time to go back....so sad!! We had so much fun in the sun!! But i missed home too.