A few weekends ago, it was the Hari Raya Haji long weekend so we went to Batam for a 2 night getaway. Adamson's friend joined us with his family. They have 2 older boys and their third is a year older than MJ, and a year younger than Myla, so a perfect similar aged playmate.
There's 3 main things I can tell you about our Batam trips. Tried and tested, fool proof, and like we have this routine there all the time and love it.
2. Stay at the Radisson
We also like chilling out at the hotel bar for drinks and dessert after a long day out. Cocktail prices are ok.... of course not as cheap as when you're out and about in Batam... but still slightly cheaper than Singapore prices.
The Radisson also has a large pool, gym... and a Kids Club. I forgot to take picture of the Kids Club but it's the small building at the top right hand side of this picture. It has a trampoline, basketball hoop, soccer post, swing/slide and sandpit just outside the building. And inside is an air-conditioned room with some toys, swing, and tables for activities. (Not much activity in the kids club though... probably cos not much kids at the moment cos covid times)
Try the live scallops ( you pick the ones you want from their live seafood area... or ask them help you pick also can... and get them to steam it with garlic)... this whole plate was like SGD10 (WHATTTT). Then of course chili crab, pepper crab... steamed seabass Hong Kong style. All super gooooooood.
4. Bonus find.. hahaha... Blue Fire Bar & Resto
Adamson found this cool place called Blue Fire. It's a bar with live music and food. Myla enjoyed it so much because of the live band. Michael was just at the table playing with lego that I brought for him lol. The band invited Myla to go on stage to sing with them, she felt like some rockstar (who doesn't know the lyrics) hahahaha. But she loves this kind of thing, so brave of her *I'm so proud of her*.
See how I feel in September... we might return then. :)