14.01.2008 -17 °C
I took the weekend off from Singapore to go to Pulau Bintan, an Indonesian island about 1.5 hours south. I was not incredibly impressed. Most of the island's property is owned by Singapore resorts...the remaining Indonesians living there have to gouge their prices in order to keep up. It's unfortunate, really...
I stayed on the east end of the island at a place that had huts for about $30SD, which is a LOT for what it is. The guidebook said that they would have been 70,000 Indonesian Rupiahs (about $7). Too many conversions going around in your head? Same here.
I stayed one night and left the next day as my budget was limited.
All the money that I had on me...TOO MANY CONVERSIONS.
Indonesian Rupiah, Chinese RMB, Singapore Dollars, Korean Won, Yankee Dollars, and a full passport.
One of the puppies that was roaming around the grounds.
Palm trees...most of which had been knocked down.
The beach along the East Coast.
One of the staff and his baby.
The hut I slept in.
On the way back...free-range roosters.
Wash hanging out to dry.
Goodbye, Pulau Bintan!
On the way back to Singapore, coming into rain.
Short stay = short blog!