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Sunday, October 14, 2012

ClubMed Bintan Trip - Day 1

Daddy and Mummy heard from Uncle Shucheng that ClubMed Bintan is a super nice place for a good family vacation, so Daddy booked a trip to ClubMed Bintan for the entire family.

I was so excited to go on this trip because this is the first time I am taking a ferry (although I have been telling Mummy that I did not want to go on a ferry since the HK boat collision incident).  In fact, the night before, I was super excited that I fell asleep very late (could not get to sleep).  And the following morning, I woke up before 6 am to catch my ferry.

So we reached the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal about 715 am to catch our ferry at 810 am. 

Err ... can I drink that ?


The ferry came on time, and off we go to Bintan !!!


The ferry took only about 45 mins to reach Bintan.  And after we have cleared the customs, the ClubMed bus took us to the resort (about 10 mins or so).  And upon reaching the resort, we were given a very very warm welcome (fanfare) by the staff, with a welcome drink.  Yummy yummy


Still in time for breakfast, so the staff (they are called GO = Gracious or Great Organizers) brought us to the Waterfall Restaurant for buffet breakfast.  The spread was pretty good, and since the resort is family oriented, they had children's cutlery and food.

After breakfast, we headed down to our room.  Size was decent


Forgot to ask for a queen size bed instead ....


But does not matter to me, because I am going to sleep on the day bed (pretty decent size even for an adult) !!!


Shower facilities, with separate toilet.  Place was very clean


And a balcony overlooking the greenery and a pond

After settling down with our luggages, we headed out to explore the resort.  And I was all ready, with my hat and my backpack.  As we passed by some gardener and cleaner, they greeted us.  Very impressive.  In fact, the service culture could be seen from all levels of the organization. 


Played table tennis with Daddy while waiting for a briefing and orientation of the resort and the facilities.

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And after the orientation, we quickly went to the Mini Club.  And this was where I was going to spend most of my time during my vacation.  A club specially dedicated for kids from 4-7 years old, where parents 'park' them at the club and then went to do their activities. 


Trying to familiarize myself with the place.  In fact, I was ready to have Daddy and Mummy leave me alone so that I can get on with my activities. Haha.  There were a few crying kids refusing to part with their daddies and mummies, but I had no problem with that. Haha.  Of course, Daddy and Mummy had to sign me in, and sign me out everytime if I wanted to leave the club.


The petit club, for kids from 2-3 years old.


And the petit club had care bear toy beside each mini bed !!! Really considerate


Daddy and Mummy explored the mini club facilities.


Pool time activity at the mini club.  Changed into my swimming costume, waiting for fun to start



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When lunch time came, Daddy and Mummy peeked at me to see how I was doing.  Of course all settled in with my friends


Time for Daddy and Mummy to have time to themselves at the restaurant.  They saw there was aqua aerobics going on at the pool .... nice.  Buffet spread was good (international).  The western and japanese corners were pretty good, while the rest was average.  Free flow of wine and beer ... superb.

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After lunch, it was beach play !!! Mummy took photos and videos from far, while Daddy went for his afternoon swim at the pool


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After beach play, it was time for soccer at the Coconut Garden area.  And I ended up chasing the ball, instad of kicking the ball. Haha

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Daddy went to try out the flying trapeze.  His first try, but managed to survive the experience. Haha.

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In fact there was free food everywhere, and at anytime of the day.  After lunch time was over, people can enjoy tea break time at a different restaurant, so go for quick snacks / finger food at the lounge.  Can order drinks at the bars (3 different locations). 

Daddy and Mummy went to pick me up close to 445 pm.  And they saw me enjoying myself at the mini club pool.

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We went back to our room, had a shower, then I had a quick power nap for 45 mins, before we went for dinner.  And everyday at 8 pm, there would be a special mini club event.  And that day happened to be Bingo !!!


Won a medal, because one of the GO gave me her almost "bingo" card .... haha.

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Daddy and Mummy were sitting at the lounge watching me from behind.  Ordered cocktail and mocktail to enjoy .... everyday there would be a special cocktail of the day to try.  Dady quickly realized that he did not like the taste of tequila, so no more cocktail with that in it.

We reached back our room at 9 pm (one hour difference from Singapore time - Singapore time would be 10 pm).  We video called 爷爷, 奶奶 and 姑姑 and told them all about our room, and what we did ... haha.

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And I was pretty soon dreaming of all the activities that I had done ....

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