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The Beach experience

After spending 4 hours in Tanjung Pinang, I compelled not to stay overnight as there is not much to explore. I have noticed that there is no indication that there will be life comes night time. When I asked around how much will be the transportation cost going to Trikora beach I was surprised what I gathered, the fare's expensive considering the distance is just 40 kilometers from the town proper. So I proceeded to the tourist information center to confirm what I have learned. The local guy manning the center informed me that it is not advisable to just go there by taking the transportation on my own but instead contact a resort where I am going to stay and have the hotel pick me up from the center. I was hesitant at first since my plan was to explore the whole stretch of the beach and from there will I then decide where to stay, but he advised otherwise as according to him though there are few cheap resorts but in the end I still have to pay more for the transportation. I succumbed, so he recommended Bintan Agro Beach Resort and true enough in ten minutes time I was on the road to Trikora.


The highway that will lead us to Trikora. Still within the Tanjung Pinang area, this will lead to an old and narrower road soon as you leave Tanjung Pinang.

Outside the reception area.

Here's my room. It's clean, bed is comfy, the comfort room has complete toiletries and clean!

At the reception I was told my room has I breathtaking view of the sea, this is what I got. Does he know what breathtaking means?

Ahh I have to go out of my room, and stand on my door to experience it.

After I settled in, I ordered merienda. The fishball soup was okay, but the mee goreng was tasteless and greasy!

Then I went out to check the vicinity and gone swimming.

The beach looks dirty up close and too narrow from here, so I move towards the end part of the beach area. Its too shallow! I keep going further until I was 50 meters or so, still the water was knee high.

After an hour of just lying in the beach I decided to transfer to the pool. The moment I stepped on the steps I almost slipped as it was slimy. It seems that it was never cleaned in ages, but the water was clean.

Dinner at the seafood resto I end up ordering grilled chicken :) Gonggong was good with the peanut sauce.

I slept early that night and woke up just before the sun rises.

Breakfast here was breathtaking as the sun rises.

I planned to go snorkeling, but was told would not be possible because of this, and have to wait until 3pm for the water to rise.

Practically I slept the rest of the day as I have nothing to do, I intended not to extend my stay so at 12noon I woke up by a call informing me that my time was up and have to leave the room immediately.


In the end, its still awesome trip.




17 comments:

  1. Bro, Tanjun is where exactly? Parang gusto kung dalhin un kalabaw ko dyan ah. Great place. You found the food not much to your liking, but I think the scenery is quite a sight to behold. I sure can blog from that terrace overlooking the sea. Ah, nakaka inspire!

    Pero, wag ka, kalokohan lang naman isusulat ko. Ahahaha.

    Hey, why not put up a travel blog. That will suit you. You know photography. You've discriminating taste in food. You've lots of things going for you. And you've the equipment pa nga. Try it, my friend. ",)

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  2. Naks naman..sarap ng buhay ah...kakainggit...sarap isama wife ko dyan baka sakali makabuo kami sa lugar na yan..hehe

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  3. Hi Jan, bilis ah! Nah i'm using iPhone to capture pictures, besides i'm too shy moving around taking pictures heheh.

    Tanjung Pinang is in Bintan, one of the islands of Indonesia which is too close to Singapore.

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  4. Hi Sherwin, tol palagay ko nga kasi the whole day wala kayo gagawin kundi magkulong sa kwarto hahah.

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  5. Ayos ah! Summer na summer! Gala to da max! jijijijiji... may wifi ba jan?! jijijijiji... Malamang eh noh?! dahil kung hindi eh di mo mapopost ang article na toh... pero the place looks quiet naman... in solitude ka ba tol?! jijijijiji

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  6. Hi JD,this was weeks ago pa, late posting heheh. one reason kaya di na din ako nag extend dahil walang wifi :)

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  7. It looks like you had the place to yourself!

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  8. parang masarap kumain ng kuhol...namiss ko yun ah.

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  9. It's really pretty; looks like you had the whole place to yourself! Too bad about the snorkeling, but breakfast with a sunrise view? Not so bad.

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  10. WOw looks like well traveled ka by just looking at your blog.. saan po ba to? i love it... nature lover kasi ako..

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  11. Hi Holly, welcome! Yes it appears to be, but by the time I check out, a lot of guests are coming in.. I was disappointed really was not able to snorkel, breakfast there is much better than in bed..

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  12. Hi Ever, welcome! sabi nila nga its a must to try that gonggong kasi doon lang meron nun and I would say yeah masarap sya with the spicy peanut sauce.

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  13. Hi Bambie, welcome! di naman paminsan minsan lang heheh. The place is one of the islands of Indonesia, kadikit lang ng Singapore kaya madali puntahan

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  14. With the opening of air space to budget airlines, now it's so much cheaper traveling to Penang by air! Even cheaper than taking those uncomfortable long distance coach from SG to Penang. I love to go Penang, been there a few times to visit relatives. Love the food!

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  15. wow.... you got some nice pics there...

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  16. Hi Eunice, welcome here. I love to go Penang too, one of these days. btw I hope you linked me back to your blog too, thanks.

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  17. Hi reyane, welcome here, if you have great views definitely pictures will turn out good kahit di slr cam heheh

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