04-14-07 02:10 #184
Cooking classes in Batam?
Heading to Singers in June for a bit of mongering and cooking (love to cook and learn to cook all Asian cuisines!)
Anyway would like to head to Batam to check both mongering and cooking out. Does anyone know of any cooking classes their that do Indonesian traditional dishes??
03-18-07 22:04 #183
Which Batam hotels offer "free" in-room LAN Internet? Thanks. PN
(Also curious if ANY hotel in Tanjung Balai offers it)
03-08-07 07:40 #182
Guide in Batam
I am going to Batam this weekend.
Any advise on places or others?
03-06-07 05:02 #181
Tour Guide Review – Marsel – Batam
I would like to recommend a real nice fellow that I met on Batam. His name is Marsel (like the French name “Marcel”) Marsel is native Indonesian, in his mid-forties, he is very smart, open-minded, and he speaks English very well.
Marsel took me to some of the island venues around Batam, and it was a very good experience and fairly inexpensive. Marsel also told me some interesting stories about other places around Indonesia, and I will continue to use his services on future visits to Indonesia.
His complete guide details are here:
Double Click any of the 4 images at the above site to read the messages.
02-16-07 09:18 #180
Karimun Island, Kundur Island, Bintan Island ?
Thanks William Saw.
I would be interested in knowing much more about the following areas, I have only read a little about them on the Internet:
Karimun Island / Tanjung Balai / Payar Labu / 14 km
Kundur Island / Tanjung Batu / Batu Tujuh / 7 km
Bintan Island / Tanjung Pinang / Batu Dua Puluh Empat / 24 km
I would also be willing to pay a tour guide.
Could you please contact me via http://asia-ventures-home.com/contact.htm
Iron Man 538
02-15-07 02:36 #179
Posts: 195Originally Posted by Iron Man 538
most of the people are poor, so they are there to hassle u
if u drink too much and get drunk the gal will probably rob u
and u will get up with only your pants.
the gals will stick to u like glue if they know u havethe money
and squeeze u as much as possible.
if you are a bule there are lots of bule in batam most of them
hang out at the pub area near or around the red cock/ice pub.
as for moving to batam just for the pussy why not, it is
cheaper than bangkok, but u will not be able to find much to do
except fuck, if that is what u want its good. u can always travel
to the other islands around batam like karimun/bintan and kundun
island where the pussy is younger and much much cheaper than
02-13-07 04:35 #178
Crime and Dangers on Batam?
Question About Crime and Dangers on Batam:
I would like to hear from any of you that have had long-term experience actually living on Batam, especially around Nagoya.
How dangerous is Batam? I can only relate to Bangkok and Phnom Penh, as far as semi-dangerous places that I have lived long term. In Bangkok, there were no problems for me, as long as my company paid off the Thai Police and their gangster friends at regular intervals; Phnom Penh was a free for all back when I lived there, but I had Ben Wee to drive me around and he knew the ropes.
I am considering relocating to Batam.
I have no back channel capability here, so please contact me via my business web site:
02-05-07 08:34 #177
Any info on Atalanta?
01-31-07 06:20 #176
Posts: 195Originally Posted by SteLateBloomer
much sea food u get tired, so take pop mee hahahah.
me i rather take my mp3 and my portable speaker go to the 4th floor
of hotel gabion bring my wine or buy beer, sit down relax with a nice cewek
enjoy the sea breeze and watch all the little boats coming and going.
no karaoke for me sorry too loud.
hope to see u soon
01-29-07 15:13 #175
Same goes to TBOriginally Posted by William Saw
I guess its the same as TB and all. Go early and avoid lock out ha ha.
How is your trip to TB?
01-28-07 04:24 #174
Posts: 195Originally Posted by SteLateBloomer
nearer to NAGOYA.
Last edited by Admin; 01-29-07 at 19:08.
01-27-07 15:19 #173
Computerised Check In System
Just went to Batam last Thursday but was caught by the new computerised system over at the Singapore end. When I brought a ferry ticket, I was issued an electronic boarding card. It was very nice with all the required info on it. It stated the gate closing at 1. 30 pm. At the gantry gate, when I tapped the card reader, my watch was 1. 30 pm, however, the system time was l. 31 pm. Thus I was locked out by the system and was advised to take the next ferry. It was a waste of time. So dear brothers, please allow yourselves some time including queue time before the gate closes on you.
01-24-07 08:08 #172
Trip to Tg Balai or Batam
I am still contemplating of either going to Tg Balai or to Batam next week. Anyone would like to go together? Or meet me there? If in Balai maybe I will stay in Himalaya. Will be going from Singapore on 1 February 2007.
01-23-07 06:35 #171
Posts: 195Originally Posted by Pure Land
01-23-07 00:39 #170
About Batu Ampar and Harbor BayOriginally Posted by William Saw
About Batu Ampar and Harbor Bay (the new international ferry port), which one is closer and easier to go to Nogoya?