Bintan, Indonesia

Dates:  12 & 13 January 2013 (Saturday and Sunday)

Hotel Reservation:  S$100.00 for 2 in a room.  Bintan Agro Beach Resort or Bintan Cabana 

Participants pay for own ferry tickets, (about S$70.00) inland transportation (about S$20.00) and meal. (about S$30.00)  Van for 8 passenger for 8 hours cost approximately $100.00. No Visa required for Singaporean but for other please check.  Visa on arrival can be obtained on the spot.

Highlight:  Water villages, town central, sunrise and sunset. Swim and relax. Review and critique of photographs in the evening. Sharing of Photography Skills and Technique. Share your old clothes with the poor people of the villages.

Details of time leaving and returning will be broadcast in due course.

Proposal:  Leave by 8 am ferry on Saturday and return by 8 pm ferry on Sunday.

On arrival, drive around bintan, end at city central.  Lunch at city central. Check in hotel after lunch.  Visit water village and other villages to distribute old clothes,  followed by sunset at beach front.  Dinner followed by discussion or free time. 

2nd day:  Wake up for sunrise photography, Drive to Palau Pinang,  Lunch and check out of hotel. Shopping and free time.  Dinner and transfer to Ferry terminal.

Booking of hotel and ferry ticket will be done at the end of December 2012.

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  • santosh

    Please post the Harley Davidson photos...thanks

    January 16, 2013

  • Cheng S.

    Good to meet all, Great company!

    January 16, 2013

  • MagTY

    excellent! thanks for making the area arrangements!

    January 14, 2013

  • Avan A.

    Sorry, can't join as I am in Canada for the whole of 2013. Do check out Penyengat island. I was there last year. Read up on the fascinating history of such a small island before you go. The nutritious Es Koteng drink (http://tataswicaksono.wordpress...­) is sold at the first food stall you encounter as you walk on the stilt-path from the jetty toward the yellow mosque (which got its color from eggs - read the background).

    My album on Penyengat is at https://www.facebook.com/media/s...­ but we need to accept each other for you to see it.

    Have fun guys!

    ~ Shanta in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    January 11, 2013

  • Purvi

    Hi Peter, I wont be able to join in due to conflict. Would keep in touch for next trip.

    January 3, 2013

  • Peter S.

    Please read my posting above. "Hotel Reservation: S$100.00 for 2 in a room. Bintan Agro Beach Resort or Bintan Cabana. Participants pay for own ferry tickets, (about S$70.00). transportation (about S$20.00) and meal. (about S$30.00) Van for 8 passenger for 8 hours cost approximately $100.00."

    Michelle and friend. The agency charge S$150.00 for ferry ticket and hotel reservation S$150.00 per person (sharing a room) and S$200.00 if you opt for a single room. Since there is a misunderstanding of paying a deposit of $100 for blocking ferry ticket and now an additional of S$50.00 to complete the transaction, both of you have decided to opt out of this trip. Please SMS me your home address and a cheque will be sent to you for the sum of S$200.00 paid earlier. Since there is a misunderstanding and confusion of the cost involved, and as the organizer of this trip, I will bear the cost involved.

    January 3, 2013

  • Peter S.

    Presently going: Peter, Amelia, Cheng San, Michelle and friend, Sy, BH Wang, Santosh, Olivia, Boon, Corrie. (Total 11) Pending James Wong, Lee Boon Lian, Tracy Chong, Janet, Purvi, Rebecca Tan and Ankoor. Flora. Please update your status, that is if you not going, remove your name. If going, please provide passport information asap. Call 96188893 if needed

    January 2, 2013

    • Peter S.

      Michelle Lu: Ferry Ticket and hotel (sharing) cost S$150 per person, hotel (single room) cost S$200

      January 3, 2013

    • Peter S.

      Land transportation, total cost divided by participants. Food, pay what you eat. Others: optional to contribute.

      January 3, 2013

  • santosh

    Hi Peter- is there any last day or something to make the payment?
    how does it work on payment, as i donot see the bank account details (sorry if i missed)

    December 27, 2012

    • Peter S.

      Nationality

      January 2, 2013

    • Peter S.

      please not that payment can be made later. However, if you do not turn up, you will have to pay for ferry and hotel booking of S$150.00

      January 2, 2013

  • James W.

    Peter, not sure if you have limited sit. Do share with us on the final detail of the trip. Thanks

    December 28, 2012

    • Peter S.

      James, can you send me your passport number, Name, date started, date of expiry, date of birth, nationality, asap

      January 2, 2013

    • Peter S.

      Payment can be made on the day but if you do not turn up, you will have to pay S$150.00 for ferry and hotel booking

      January 2, 2013

  • Peter S.

    Details of Bintan Trip is also posted in Photography through Charity, Facebook page at this address: https://www.facebook.com/#!/grou...­
    If you have not join this facebook page, take a minute to join to receive future update on the activities of Photography through Charity

    December 20, 2012

  • Peter S.

    Check you email or go to discussion page to see proposal Itinerary. For those who have not signed up and would like to be considered, please let me know asap. At this point 9 person have paid up deposit for hotel reservation and ferry tickets.

    December 20, 2012

  • Peter S.

    For those who have confirmed and paid up your deposit: please provide the following information These are the information required for booking the ferry.

    1) Name as stated in the passport.
    2) Passport no
    3) Date of birth
    4) Passport starting date.
    5) Passport expiry date.( Must have at least 6 months before expiry.)
    6) Nationality

    If you need visa, please let me know whether you qualify for visa on arrival.

    December 20, 2012

  • Peter S.

    SY, yes the dates are confirmed.

    December 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi peter if dates are confirmed for 12-13 jan i can go. prefer own room but can share if necessary. thanks!

    December 15, 2012

  • Ivy

    Hi peter! I am very tempted to join. When is the last day for registration?

    December 1, 2012

    • Peter S.

      Ivy, let me know when you decide

      December 2, 2012

    • Ivy

      Hi peter, i have rsvp and bringing a friend.

      December 7, 2012

  • abcd

    Hi guys. I m not photographer. May i join juz for fun, make friends, and enjoying d view?

    December 1, 2012

    • Peter S.

      Sure, you can join us

      December 2, 2012

  • abcd

    Hi guys. I m not photographer. May i join juz for fun, make friends, and enjoying d view?

    December 1, 2012

  • abcd

    Hi guys. I m not photographer. May i join juz for fun, make friends, and enjoying d view?

    December 1, 2012

  • Donald

    Sry Peter. I am will still in Taiwan on the 12/13 Jan Will be back on the 14th. So you buggies hve a good time and enjoy yrself. If you nd any old clothings plse let me kno. I'll be leaving on the 6th Jan. Will be glad to send it to yr place. My journey mercy prayer shall go with you and the group. God Blessed!!

    November 28, 2012

  • Purvi

    Hi, I am keen to join. Dates okay for me.

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Peter, for easier, perhaps we can contact travel agent for all accommodation, transports, etc?

    November 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Peter, I got one. Her name is Lilian. You may contact her at 9654 4349. Last time I joined her package for Bintan trip 2D 1 night. And the price was quite reasonable. Perhaps can contact her for a quotation?

      November 26, 2012

    • Peter S.

      Thank you Tracy

      1 · November 26, 2012

  • Olivia

    Peter, is this trip confirmed. is it on 1st & 2nd or 8th & 9th? if its on, by now we should have our accommodations confirmed, right?

    November 25, 2012

    • Peter S.

      Will consider this trip in January next year

      November 25, 2012

    • Cheng S.

      next year will be better for me, could we visit a school as well?

      November 26, 2012

  • Peter S.

    Hello everyone. The hotels during the December holidays are all full. We will have to reconsider this trip in January next year. Look out for new updates

    November 25, 2012

  • Janet

    I have not seen Bintan Groupon so can't comment, but have gone to Batam on Groupon & it was value for money. They provide local tour guide & coach for local tour & sight-seeing. Personally had an enjoyable time. Ferry Time & Bus might be able to discuss with traval agency.

    November 20, 2012

  • Peter S.

    continue:

    General Fine Print:
    Travel by 30 Mar 2013
    Not valid on 24-25 Dec 2012, 31 Dec 2012, 1 Jan 2013 and 9-12 Feb 2013
    Book by 17 Dec 2012 or at least 7 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier
    Unlimited Groupons per person, may buy multiple as gifts
    2 Groupons per room, based on double occupancy
    Reservation subject to rooms and ferry availability
    No cancellation and amendment allowed upon confirmation of booking
    Additional taxes such as Singapore Passenger Departure Fee, Fuel Surcharge, and Bintan Terminal Fee apply at S$25 per pax
    Additional surcharge of S$20 per pax applies for departures on weekends, eve of and on PH
    Ferry departure timing from Singapore Tanah Merah to Bintan: 8.50am (Daily)
    Ferry departure timing from Bintan to Singapore Tanah Merah: 4pm (Weekdays) 5pm (Weekends)
    Call 6338 8736 for enquiries
    See the rules that apply to all deals

    November 20, 2012

  • Peter S.

    The Bintan Groupon S$99.00 to add S$45.00 so total is S144.00

    Additional taxes such as Singapore Passenger Departure Fee, Fuel Surcharge, and Bintan Terminal Fee apply at S$25 per pax
    Additional surcharge of S$20 per pax applies for departures on weekends, eve of and on PH

    Reservation subject to rooms and ferry availability, so difficult to go as a group as some may not get room via Groupon.

    Read the fine print condition for Bintan Groupon:

    Fine Print
    What You Get:
    2D1N Bintan Agro or Bintan Cabana Beach Resort Stay
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    60 min Massage
    60 min Cycling
    2 Way Ferry Transfer
    2 Way Land Transfer

    continue

    November 20, 2012

  • Olivia

    Peter, you'll be booking hotel for all? Any chance of getting single stay for me if I pay for it? Prefer 1 & 2 as I've something to do on 9 Dec.
    Thanks

    November 20, 2012

    • Olivia

      Peter, what's your itinerary?

      November 20, 2012

    • Peter S.

      See on webpage above

      November 20, 2012

  • Neo Ai C.

    Hi Peter
    I wish I could join u all for a fun outing. Unfortunately, I will be away from end Nov till 11 Dec 2012. Hope to join u for future trip. Wish u and the group enjoy the trip.

    November 20, 2012

  • Ankoor

    hi Peter, so what is the overall cost that you expect per person? I am keen.

    November 20, 2012

    • Peter S.

      Ferry Ticket is S$90.00 Hotel per night twin sharing is S$100.00 per night (if shared each pay S$50.00). Internal transportation is S$20.00 (provided full capacity per mini bus of 8 person. Meals, depending on what you eat. Average meals about S$10.00. Approximately S$200.00 per person.

      November 20, 2012

  • Janet

    This is Bintan or Batam as the Hotel is Bintan Agro Beach Resort?

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    seems very tempting, need to check scheldue first!

    November 20, 2012

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