#superheroestravel to Montigo!

Finally went to Montigo!!! <3 I’ve been wanting to go there since the resort launched (was it a couple of years back already??) And I’m so glad for the company I went with. So happy to be travelling with the superheroes again! It was a really short weekend getaway, but it was ah-mazing. Love how we are such great travel buddies!! This post is going to be a photo heavy post, enjoy ^^ Arrived in Montigo! We were all prepared with our sunglasses and all, and guess what? It started pouring 10min after we reached the resort. The HORROR. We couldn’t check in immediately since we were early, so headed out to Nagoya Hill Shopping Centre for some ayam penyet and massage! We spent a bit too much time there though :/ By the time we reached back to the resort, the sun was setting!! Sun sets really early there, starting 5plus-6pm? Since the resort compound is quite big, we had a buggy to bring us around. This was the swoon-worthy view from our living room! The sunset was so beautiful :’) And loved that we had an infinity pool all to ourselves. It was hilarious because SK & I were going crazy about the gorgeous villa while Sam was listening patiently to the staff who was going through the features of the villa xD I didn’t hear a word of it. Oops. We went absolutely nuts over the massive master bedroom that led into…. …an even more amazing bathroom. I swear, this is the most beautiful bathroom I’ve ever seen :’) This was the life~ And if that wasn’t enough, we couldn’t contain our excitement when we saw the sky terrace!!! It was PERFECT for camwhoring with the sunset in the background :’) At least that was the case for SK & I. The guys were obviously not interested. Haha!! We had to practically arm-twist the boyfriends into taking photos with us -.- So thankful for this babe who loves taking photos as much as me! Heh. What would I do without her :’) Managed to cajole the guys into taking some photos as well (who can resist that sunset?!) and they had their own boyband photoshoot ;) We were torn between taking photos on the sky terrace and getting into the pool for more photos! That precious hour of sun remaining. Gosh. We rushed for a dip in the pool, and managed to catch this stunning sunset. That paddlepop sky :’) We had an incredible time chilling in the pool, chatting and laughing so hard. We were starving by the time it came to dinner because our reservation was at 7.30pm, which meant it was 8.30pm in Singapore! And the food took so long to be served. Actually we wanted to have a BBQ, but apparently they don’t have it on Fridays and Saturdays which was such a pity :( Instead, we opted for the 3 course BBQ dinner at Tigo which cost RP 300,000 per pax. Honestly, it wasn’t worth it. Don’t go for that option  unless you don’t have a choice!  We spent a hilarious night after that playing Circle of Death. But somehow I just couldn’t sleep that night! Ended up waking up really early especially since the sun was up by 6am -.- thank goodness for Sam who (reluctantly) got up with me to take photos in the pool in the morning ^^ otherwise I would have been so bored. Thanks darling (:  Then it was breakfast time! Probably one of the things that all of us were looking forward to. This is always my favourite section! Always have to control myself from loading up on the carbs, but I really can’t resist all these yummy-looking goodies. Loved how there was an egg station, which was probably Sam’s favourite! And everyone loved the porridge station too, which was such a comforting choice after all the drinks the previous night.   We had some amazing fun taking photos at the jetty after that! It was crazy hot by then and SK & I had to practically arm-wrestle the guys down to the pier to take these photos but it was so worth it!  So much love for these people :)) I’m so glad that our holiday materialised! We’d been talking about this for about a year, and I was so excited when SK (I think) suggested it. Sad that the rest couldn’t make it, and I was thinking twice about it too because of the number of trips I took this year already. But since I’ve been wanting to go to Montigo, and I thought there would probably be no other chance, I decided to go ahead with it #YOLO!!! And no regrets at all ^^ Turned out just right in the end that it was just 5 of us so we could fit into a villa comfortably! And it was so so fun. Looking forward to the next one in 2016 (: Hope it comes true!!

Some useful information for the trip:
– We paid about $400+ for a night (promo rate) in the Hillside Villa and added $121nett for the 5th person – The ferry tickets were purchased from Batam Fast for about $46 per pax
– There is a free return shuttle from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal to Montigo Resort
– A return taxi ride from Montigo Resort to Nagoya Hill Shopping Centre cost RP 400,000 (for 3 hours; additional costs apply for a longer duration). The journey takes 45min-1hour for one way, depending on the traffic
– The time in Batam is 1 hour behind Singapore

Batam trip with tablemates! :)

my awesome bunch of friends for 5years! :) bestest tablemates ever that made project work so fun and amusing and full of laughter all the time. i remember how we were so happy in that corner of our classroom, slacking during lessons, discussing everything under the sun except for the topic we were supposed to be talking about, being the last to get out of the class for assembly and just bursting into laughter or songs in the middle of the day. O Levels was no pain at all, thanks to them who made my sec 4 days such a wonderful memory :)
we’ve been wanting to go on a holiday since the end of our secondary school days! finally it materialized :D
at toastbox at harbourfront terminal waiting for the ferry boarding time. as usual, we were nearly late!!!
on the ferry on the way to batam! :D
our holiday begins!!!!
action-packed first day :D after checking in, we went bowling, then had fun at this shooting range ;)
my roomie! :)
then we took this horrific ATV ride which was so dangerous cos the vehicles weren’t properly maintained and the brakes weren’t working!!!!! :O :O :O got into a whole lot of accidents involving going backwards into huge drains, jumping off the bike, and zooming backwards towards the main road :O heart-stopping much! ended up with bruises and cuts and broke three out of four of the bikes. INSANE.
went to a spa for a massage to relax after that terrible ride. then dinner at a seafood restaurant! :) super good and affordable! :D YUMMMMM.
we decided to explore the batam shopping centre (nagoya, if i remember the name correctly), but it was rather pathetic :P ended up in the supermarket buying groceries and other random stuff!
after going back to the hotel and showering (FINALLY nice and clean! ^^), it was camwhore time! :D hehe it’s so fun how we’ve been camwhoring all the way since we were in secondary school :P teehee.
PILLOW FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
quite hilarious :P the next day, we were supposed to go for canoeing and banana boat-ing, cos we bought it as a part of the package with the ATV ride. so we purposely woke up early (before 8am on a holiday?!) even though we had slept pretty late the last night. went to eat breakfast (i have to say the buffet spread was quite impressive! or maybe cos i had low expectations for this haha), then cos we were a lil sleepy, wanted to go back to our room to rest for 10min. in the end, the 10min became 2.5hours??!!??!! hahahahahahahahahaha. when i woke up, it was 11.30am and we had to check out at 12pm! :O totally rushed around like a whirlwind after that. but still had time to camwhore a little. see my sleepy face after my morning nap :P i think this might just be the first time in my life that i’ve slept till 11plus. wow.
quite a nice bench in the hotel lobby :)
bought this kueh lapis at the ferry terminal. supposed to be really popular! :) it was yummmmmy. they had quite a number of flavours to choose from! but i got the original in the end. it was $11 for a box :)
byebye batam! such a short trip, but we had loads of fun! :) love these girls :))))