In My Heart

No matter how busy our life is.

We all deserve some peaceful quiet days to recollect ourselves.

Few days if not more to feed our souls and also celebrate all our wins in life.

It doesn’t matter if they are big or small.

What’s important is to acknowledge every step of our way so we don’t lose ourselves on our journey towards our goals.

The Resort

Montigo Resorts Nongsa (Batam, Indonesia) is 30 minutes short ferry ride from Singapore.

You can book the ferry ticket online via Batam Fast. Their port is Tanah Merah to Nongsapura.

Batam is 1 hour behind Singapore local time.

We visited during weekdays and there was no queue at their immigration.

We booked a 1 bedroom villa with private pool.

Windi was the one who assisted us during our check-in and gave us the very warm hospitality during our 1-week stay.

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Windi from Front office

The Restaurants

Breakfast was at Tadds restaurant, weekdays is ala carte.

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Egg white omelet

During weekends they serve a big buffet with a wide selection from soup, local breakfast selection, Indian and international spread.

During lunch and dinner, Tadds Restaurant offers a la carte menu. The following photos are from the restaurant.

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They have a second restaurant name Pantai, which offers an excellent menu of Chinese food during dinner.

This restaurant serves only set lunch during weekends in which the choices are very limited.

I would suggest go for dinner and enjoy the wide selection.

Most of our dinner was at this restaurant. Our staple was the crabmeat fried rice, the whole steam fish (nonya style) and wok-fried kailan hong kong.

Some nights we tried the other dishes but this is our most favorite.

Special Surprise

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the jetty

This is the jetty and towards the end of our stay, Windi arranged a surprise breakfast set up for my Mahal and me.

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Rina

Rina was the staff who assisted us while having breakfast. It was truly a pleasant surprise.

Another special amenity delivered to our room during our last night 😍. I never had so much surprise given to us by the team during our stay.

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Yummy dessert tray.

The surprise doesn’t end here because when we left the resort Windi sent us a short video with a collection of our photos from our stay.

Final Words

They are so thoughtful. It was so memorable stay with them.

The staff was very hospitable, friendly and very accommodating.

The resort has big grounds and from our villa, we needed to request for a buggy ride down to Tadd’s restaurant.

Our villa was located at the end where they have ongoing construction but it was not noisy.

During weekends the buggy service was slow but weekdays was okay!

What’s inside the 1 bedroom villa? There is a short quick clip included in the video.

They have a public pool too which is located by the Tiigo bar. Please check the video for more photos.

Watching the sunset at the Tiigo bar is a must.

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wheel pose during sunset

They have activities but mostly caters for a group.

They have a big play area for kids which also include a kids pool located near Tadd’s restaurant.

They also have a small gym.

What strikes me the most is their warm hospitality, when you live in Singapore you would know what I mean.

It’s only 30 minutes away, the local vibe and energy is very different. Not to mention the environment too. Calm and serene.

Really a perfect place to unwind from the hectic life of Singapore.

Please watch the video too, click on HD quality.

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