Friday, February 28, 2014

Montigo Resorts Nongsa, Batam Island

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I bet most of you guys have heard about Montigo from your friends.. or have at least came across instagram posts/blogs about Montigo! I was really keen on going but honestly, the price was quite steep~
So when I found out that WorldTravelSg was having a Promo for Montigo at only $93/pax ($90/pax without local tour), I immediately contacted my friends to see who was interested to go together!! :D


Each of us paid $90 + $27(ferry tax) for the whole 2D1N trip (Accomodation + ferry + land transfer + buffet breakfast)
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The night creatures us, all ready at the ferry terminal at 9am for Macs breakfast before taking the ferry.
YAWNS lol


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Girlies :)

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It was approx a 50 minutes ferry journey to Batam.
And another 30 mins of car ride to Montigo Resort.


We were greeted with this BEAUTIFUL view when we came out of the car~
Really thankful for the perfect weather when we were there! Bright and sunny everyday! 
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Mandatory group shot!

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All the babes  !!

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And the guys! 
Their colour of their berms damn cute too lol

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Check in time was only allowed at 3pm, and we were already there at about... 11am++?
So we settled at the  restaurant for a quick bite!

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Fried rice which was soooooooo yummy and fragrant!

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OOTD shot by my dearest Van!
This girl damn cute!?! Forever asking me if I needed pictures for my blog.. She'll grab my cam and take shots for me. Lol ^_^


The Montigo staff arranged for us to head over to Turi Beach Resort (5 mins away) for Water Sports activities! Montigo would be perfectttt if they had their own activities at their resort... but sadly they don't. They kinda 'outsource' all of their customers to Turi Beach lol

Reached Turi Beach Resort to be greeted with this amazinggggggggggg view!!
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REALLY???
Is this even Batam?? A mere 50mins ferry ride away?? :O

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See the little hut over there??
Yup that's where you can choose whatever water sports activities you wanna do!


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One last group shot before all of us gets messy and dirty from the water sports!

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Lol the 2 cuties who did Kayaking.
Giam who got capsized because he wanted to challenge Stef. Lol


While Van Jas Hz & Alvin went for the first round of Jetski, and Stef + Giam did Kayaking....
Jj and I were just enjoying the sea breeze. Living in the moment 
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My handsome boy!!

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 (◕‿◕✿)


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Live in the Sunshine
Swim in the Sea
& drink the Wild Air



We then decided to take a walk around Turi Beach and explore the area~~
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Came across this quiet jetty which is sooooooo perfect for photo taking! Lol

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Thanks Bb for all the lovely shots ^_^

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Perfeccccccttttttttttt !!!!
So serene, quiet and peaceful!
All I heard was the sound of waves crashing onto rocks!

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One of my favourite picture from this trip!
Thank you bb for the shot!

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Finally~~
It was our turn to ride the jetski!!
My partner was Stef while Jj partnered Giam~
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It was my first time on the Jetski and I almost cried initially??
The local guy rode the jetski first and kinda gave us a 'tutorial'... it was sooooooooooooo fast I really had the thoughts of returning back to land. Lol
Think it kinda gave me phobia so I told Stef to be in charge of the jetski and I'll just be the passenger. Lol

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Nonetheless, quite an experience minus us drinking lots of sea water + our eyes were stung by the sea water too!!


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My fellow Leo 

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Told Jj to do act-act run shot...
AND LOOK AT THIS GUY!
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LOLLLLLLL
Got more act anot!!?!?!?!?
Realised 'act act run' was quite fail so we decided to do a real but slow run so that it's easier to be captured on the cam!

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Lets run away. Just you and I

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My Yoga friend 

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Happy to have met this girls in Frolick!
It's funny though how we stayed so close even though we are no longer working together now... moreover all of us were different outlet girls? Think I only worked with Vanida 2.. or 3 times in Cathay?? Once with Huizhen in Bugis. And Jas, once in Cathay as well I think?? Lol. 
Stef is another story all together. We were besties since 13 years old, & we applied Frolick together. Amazingly, both of us got in together in the same batch! Lol

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YOLO

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Candid shot~ Van trying to fix my hair for me. So sweet this girl lol :)

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What... is... Jas & Van.... doing????
lol

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My two Gemini  friends

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Pictures by Vanida again! Lol
She went like "Shenny gimme your camera! U stay there ur legs look long from this angle" LOL

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Couple shots by urhummm.. Vanida again. Lol :P


And yet, another favourite shot from this trip!!
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Candid shot by Vanida ^_^


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From Turi Beach, we went straight for our dinner at... I forgot where.
Some local seafood restaurant!
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There were 2 more dishes I think?? Too hungry and forgot all about taking picture hahaha
It was only $9/person? Super cheap!!


FINALLY~
BACK TO MONTIGO AND CHECKED IN!!
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First floor - Living Room
So big and spacious omg

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2nd level - Main Bedroom
There is also a 2nd bedroom at the same level. No pictures of it tho cuz this room was the nicest!

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The gigantic bathroom!!


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Took a hot hot bubble bath with my bestie. Lol
Super shiokk!
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So all of us washed up and rested for awhile before meeting up again for...
DRINKS.
Kinda funny cuz Jj, Giam, Stef and I just climbed over the wall and... invaded the other 4's villa. LOL
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Lol sigh pies my friends for you hahahaha.
No chance given.


Some of them got hungry halfway and so we ordered room service!!
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Food was pretty normal though~

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All the girls who were trying to hide the makeup-less face and guys went like "WTH??" lol



FINALLY~
to the 3rd level, the roof top for DRINKS + STAR GAZING!!

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Wearing shades to take pictures cuz.. well... no makeup. HHAHAHA


And so.. we chilled till the late night like this together~
Until we decided that it was time to return back to our own crib to catch some proper rest~
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2nd day.. Woke up in the morning to this view.
Sigh I miss this already!
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Buggy ride which will fetch you to anywhere in the resort!
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Took the buggy to the breakfast area.. and..
Alighted the buggy to witness this view!
SIGH Batam why you so pretty?? Didn't know it was like this before.
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Main public pool~
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Breakfast for the greedy us!

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Lol candid shot above and kinda funny?? I looked like I am asking Jj to ssshhhh. Lol

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Montigo's jetty which is still being constructed!

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Love this group shot!!
Love all the colours!

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Look at my friends taking pictures.... HAHAHAHA

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RUN BABY RUN!!
Favourite jumping shot which turned out.. blur :( Tried my best to sharpen the picture lol
Nonetheless, thank you Giam for this perfect shot!!

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Last photo taken with my favourite Olympus camera..
before my Olympus decided to take a dive and plunged into the swimming pool. Lol
I literally buried my whole camera (body + lens) in a bucket of rice for 6 days before retrieving it out, putting in the battery again to see if its able to switch on. Thankfully!!! My camera survived!! The body was saved but sadly, not the lens~
I was quite pissed initially cuz its my favourite camera but nvm its over because friendship comes first above all. Besides, I am going to get my lens later~
Felt abit guilty towards Jas though cuz she had to pay for the replacement of the lens. :(



Kk so after that, went back to our villa and finally, managed to take pictures at the Rooftop in the day!
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So sunny I need a 


And also, finally took a dip in our very own private infinity pool inside the villa!!!
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Lighting was good and I managed to take a close up shot of the Valentine charm Jj got for me! 

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It was then time to check out~
Went over to... Mega Mall(??) opp batam ferry terminal for arcade!
LOL the child us!
we are forever young~~
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Finally the last shot together in Batam as a group!!
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Fun times with all my lovelies and I miss our time together so much!!
LOVE YOU PEOPLE!!
Also!!!!
The very kind WorldTravelSg will be sponsoring me a trip to Montigo again in March!!
This time round, I'll be going with my family cuz they were all so giann after seeing my pictures. Hahaha
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Looking forward to Montigo again!
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It's been a long post.. hope you guys enjoyed it yes??
As always, thank you for reading!

12 comments:

  1. Hey! mind if i ask which villa is this? Hill Side or Hill top? :)

    -Nick

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  2. hello! where did you guys get your alcohol from?

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  3. Hey! Can 1 hill top villa fit 8 pax, or did you guys get 2 villas? Thanks in advance!

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  4. hi, the local restaurant is a walkin distance or u nid to travel by car,

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  5. Hi, are there private pools in all montigo resort?

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  6. Hi all, WorldTravelSG has been rebranded to Wandergo Travel, please visit our website at http://www.wandergotravel.com
    Thank you!

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  7. Hey! Can 1 hill top villa fit 8 pax, or did you guys get 2 villas? Thanks in advance!

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