Bintan-some Vacation!

Christmas has passed and before you know it, it’ll be the end of 2010 and the beginning of another year. It felt just like yesterday when 2009 passed and another year has gone by.

Forget resolutions and accomplishments for this entry isn’t about all that. It’s the holidays and what’s best to be done during the holidays?

A GOOD VACATION!

Holiday destinations are abound and consumers like myself are often spoilt for choices lost in the many travel destinations and packages on offer. The recession may have been declared over by the government and that’s only because the General Elections are approaching, hence the higher bonuses for Civil Servants and generous handouts coming your way in March.

What’s a General Election without some goodies to win the ‘not-so-smart’ first time and older voters right?

But that’s besides the point, a good vacation during the recession is one that needs to be considered ‘Value For Money’.

That term however is loose and subjective to each individual but nevertheless, under all the context of ‘Value For Money’, I’m sure generally it’ll mean ‘Cheap/Affordable’, ‘Fun’ and ‘Leaves You Wanting More’.

And for someone lazy and on a tight budget like myself, I always enjoy a trip that requires minimal packing and headache. Thank goodness for my dear friends, I didn’t have to bother with organising and merely joined in for this year’s adventure!

If you’re someone who loves the sun, sand and the sea with a little bit of time to schedule your own activities, you might want to read on more, otherwise, continue reading because also because you might just get excited over what’s to happen.

Given the choice of Phuket and Bintan, I couldn’t have made an easier mind to choose given the budget I’m working around with just SGD$300. Phuket was never going to get under that amount and hence, Bintan was the next popular option.

Loola Adventure

Loola Adventure

An hour’s drive away from Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal after a one and half hour ferry journey from Singapore’s Tanah Merah ferry terminal, this was where we were headed to.

Beachfront bungalows facing the sea, this was the perfect travel destination away from the stresses and Singapore’s concretised high rise buildings.

Beachfront Bungalow

Beachfront Bungalow

The itinerary here was simply flexible with a very friendly camp instructor attached to us – one who’d even entertain you whilst you eat belting away with his guitar.

Come with a group of at least 10 pax and you’re guaranteed lots of fun under the sun.

Here’s just a sneak peek at what I was up to whilst there!

Tried To Be A Terrorist

Tried To Be A Terrorist

Got Close With A Seahorse

Got Close With A Seahorse

Meditated On Air

Meditated On Air

Meditated Under A Tree

Meditated Under A Tree

Got Promoted To Major

Got Promoted To Major

Decided To Be Jesus

Decided To Be Jesus

Got My Balancing Act Done

Got My Balancing Act Done

Rekindled Love With Guitar

Rekindled Love With Guitar

Got Fished On Land

Got Fished On Land

Got Crabbed Whilst Swimming

Got Crabbed Whilst Swimming

Tried to be a Sleeping Buddha

Tried to be a Sleeping Buddha

I learned Archery

I learned Archery

I learned how to Windsail

I learned how to Windsail

Having had my hands on so many things, I discovered that I’m not good in any of those.. I’m just great at bullshitting!

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