Sunday, July 15, 2018

Turi Beach Resort

14 Jul - First of all, a big thanks to SW for organizing this weekend staycation trip for NPCCC at Batam, though only 3 of the members are available to join. Nonetheless, we still have fun with the friends and family who joined us on this trip. For this round, it is a weekend away at Turi Beach Resort. 

From Singapore Tenah Merah Ferry Terminal, we took a 30mins ferry ride to Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, where Turi Beach Resort has a counter set up after immigration to fetch the guest to their site. Below is the scenery that greeted us when we arrived at the reception - A panoramic view of the sea. During check in, we are all given a refreshing welcome drink.

Panoramic view of the sea @ Reception

For our room, we chose the rain forest canopy theme, so do expect the occasional bugs such as mosquitoes, ants and lizards that may come visit during your stay. Below is the initial view of our room. Everything looks good initially, but upon closer inspection, we found that the curtains are partially spoilt, card reader sensor is not that sensitive....etc. Well, for the price we paid, I guess we cannot complain much... =p

Room 425

Resort pool

Resort Sea swing with the jetty (Currently closed) in the background

Sea sport activities opening hours - All activities need extra charge

Achievement for the night - 3 mosquitoes killed, with one full of blood...

Well, that means I was disturbed by these 3 mosquitoes throughout the night. Food wise, their Indonesian selection at the main cafe was not good. Do not choose the Nasi Kuning, I found the beef too tough, Ikan Bilis too salty and basically, I did not enjoy my meal. For the night, we selected the buffet with live cooking station and surprisingly, the food served and available are not bad... well.. I guess it has to do with who is the one cooking. They also had a lucky draw session with live singing going on. In the end, our group won 3 prizes for the night.

For our room, we are extremely grateful that our hot shower is working very well. We did not faced an instance where they ran out of hot water and we are left with cold water splashing on us. =)

Overall, a decent stay but I do not think I will visit this resort again.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Marvel Studios' Ant-Man And The Wasp

Synopsis: In the aftermath of "Captain America: Civil War", Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past. [Source: Golden Village]

Ant-Man just simply can't rest. No matter where he goes, trouble just simply find him. Like the usual Marvel movie, expect lots of fighting actions all over San Francisco and I simply love the moment when Ant-Man suffer a temporary gender change? Do stay till the end of credits to find out how this sequel of Ant-Man linked up with the Infinity War that just ended. Simply amazed at how Marvel can turn all super heroes movies into a gigantic money making venture.

Rate: 7/10

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island

Synopsis: In the story, Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, and Suneo set out on an adventure in the Caribbean Sea. Nobita is the captain of a ship and fights his enemies on board. Shizuka gets kidnapped, and a storm impede their journey. Mini-Dora help Nobita and friends on their journey. When the adventurers finally find the mysterious Treasure Island, they discover it is more than just an ordinary island. [Source: Golden Village]

Initially, the graphics of the crew and the ship looks seemingly similar to One Piece that I thought the author got his inspiration from there. But as the story progress, what was originally a treasure hunting event turns out into a rescue operation that test the bravery and friendship of the kids to the core. I guess the author did tried to add in educational theme such as protecting the Earth and the value of family bonds in between the movie. Not a bad show to catch to end your day. *The parrot is really cute and irritating in my opinion... haha

Rate: 6.5/10