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Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Singapore, null...
posts: 5
Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Hi,

My family along with friend's family decided to visit Batam from 10th Feb to 12 Feb 2013 (3D2N).

Each family has one young child and 2 year baby. Young children aged 11 to 12 are interested in Parasailing and Banaboat.

I tried to book in Harris but no availability. Thus, arranged to book in KTM Resort.

Please advise whether Water sports such as Parasailing, Banana boat are available for outsiders or we need to stay in Harris.

Further, any Indian Restaurant near by as our spouses do not prefer Indonesian or Chinese foods.

Any other places of interest that will excite our children.

I would appreciate your help. Thanks in advance

Regards,

Venkat

Batam, Indonesia
posts: 473
1. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Evening .

KTM Resort is only a 15 minutes driver to Harris Resort .

You do not need to pay any charge in using their watersport facility and yes it is available for 'outsiders' .

So far , activities that will excite your kids can all be found within Harris Resort . There is another area in Batam but they propose the same kind of activity so you are best at Harris Resort .

There is one Indian Restaurant I know here but it is located about 30 - 35 minutes ride . i forgot the name but it is within Batam Center , Taman Seruni Indah . you can view it from the road side .

don't cut out on local dishes because they are as spicy and delicious as indian dishes . you should try them .

Singapore, Singapore
posts: 331
reviews: 6
2. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

I know Batam View Resort Hotels has Banana boat, but do not know about Parasailing though...

Batam, Indonesia
posts: 473
3. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

heys , heard you are at Batam now ? o.0

Singapore, Singapore
posts: 331
reviews: 6
4. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

nope. i just came back sg this evening. why?

Singapore, null...
posts: 5
5. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Dear Richard,

Thanks for your quick reply.

Batam, Indonesia
posts: 473
6. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Parapa ila ? haha i think that's 'youre welcome' in tamil .

Edited: 1:39 am, January 21, 2013
Singapore, null...
posts: 5
7. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

It is "Prava Illai".....somewhat close...:-)

Could you please let me know which is the nearest Ferry Terminal in Batam to reach KTM Resort.

Edited: 7:58 pm, January 21, 2013
Batam, Indonesia
posts: 473
8. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Sekupang Ferry Terminal . About 10 minutes less drive from KTM Resort .

Singapore, null...
posts: 5
9. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Since I am holding Indian Passport, I have to get Visa on Arrival. Will Sekupang Ferry Terminal have Visa on Arrival counter?

Thanks...!

Batam, Indonesia
posts: 473
10. Re: Family Trip to Batam for Parasailing and Banana Boat ride

Yup . Harbour Bay , Batam Center and Sekupang Ferry Terminals have Visa on Arrival .

US$10 for one week

US$25 for one month

if you are going to be staying here for 3 days , you still need to pay a full one week .