My apologies (mainly to my father) for not taking my real camera, only my iphone 3, hence the not so great or many photos.
An early morning start. I left home before the kids left for school (not Kit who had swimming) and set off in the taxi watching a beautiful sunrise. The ferry to Batam Island left at 8:20, pulling away from the fancy new area of "Harbour Front" out around Sentosa Island which is where a lot of Singaporeans now have their weekender homes and east past all the ships for the very short trip to Indonesia.
|This is looking back towards Singapore's CBD...on the far right you can just make out the boat on top of the buildings that I took lots of photos of from the Marina Bay gardens last week.|
As we approached Indonesia, we started to see these little fishing boats on the water.
The spa is at the Tempat Senang resort hotel. I think they only have 12 suites. We weren't staying over night this time, but I'd love to. I was particularly taken with the Javanese Joglo suite (which is a traditional Javanese hut that they had moved there) made entirely of teak.
Then it was back for another round of bliss. This time I had an Indonesian massage, a facial and a mudwrap. You'd think after 6 hours we'd be done with people touching us, but I would quite happily have lain there for another 3 treatments. We all had different things, and I'd quite happily go back to try some of the others.
Then we showered and dressed and went and had dinner on the balcony again before being driven back to the ferry terminal for the ride home.