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Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

Singapore, Singapore
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Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

Hello all...

I'm thinking of a day or a 2D 1N trip to Batam during the Hari Raya Puasa + National Day (Singapore) this 8 - 9 August 2013.

Would the malls, massage spas, seafood be opened during this time?

Where should I stay if i decide on staying the night? How about the timings from Batam back to Singapore by ferry?

Thank you.!

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1. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

malls open... massage and spas usually not during first 2 days of hari raya...

cheerss

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2. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

Hi Chandrana, do you know if shops are opened during the puasa month ? I will be in Batam from 6th to 8th July.

Thanks

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3. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

Puasa month business as normal... except maybe those pubs/clubs in the 'angmoh' zone and those sort of entertainments area.

Restaurants, massages, shops, malls, all open as usual :)

enjoy your trip!

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4. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

Thanks Chandrana. I heard that a lot of taxi drivers who are Muslims will stop work.

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5. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

Yeah quite a bit but don't worry, you won't run out of taxis :)

6. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

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7. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

OMG..im planing the same thing as u ... are u going too? wat package u got? mind to share?

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8. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

What package are you referring to OttilieNg?

cheerrss

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10. Re: Batam on 8 - 9 August 2013 (Shops opened?)

Oh BatamAdvisor what a smart guy... you know how to read people mind now?? you crack me up.

She said "OMG..im planing the same thing as u ... are u going too? wat package u got? mind to share?"

If she refers to the thread opener package, then she wouldn't be asking the package you right? I am guessing she probably bought a 2D1N package but want to make sure about the details, which hotel, which spa, how much, etc. But rather than assuming and tried to act smart, I decided it would be better to ask her directly and start from there.

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