Saturday, 16 May 2009

Escape to Bintan I: Tanah Merah - Tanjung Pinang

Last April, I embarked on a journey to Indonesia, in the island of Bintan. Bintan (Malay: Negeri Segantang Lada) is an island of 1,866 square kilometers, and is part of the Riau Islands province of Indonesia. The capital of Bintan is the southwestern city of Tanjung Pinang.


Departing from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal is located at 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road #01-21 Singapore 498833. It is the base for Bintan Resort Ferries providing a safe, comfortable and reliable ferry service between Singapore and Bintan Resorts.


All aboard! Bye bye Singapore!

I decided to sit at the upper deck of the ferry boat, for a better "view".



Now we're moving...

Passengers on board.


Coleman containers bound to Bintan. (I wonder what's inside?)

Don't turo-turo me!


That's three months from now.

Some nearby islands.

Another neighbor island.

WOW.


Arriving at Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal

Tanjung Pinang or Tanjungpinang is the capital and largest town of the Indonesian province of Riau Islands.

Arrived on time.



Passing through the immigration office, I had a short detour at the waiting area outside the terminal. Still waiting for the tour guide to bring us to the shuttle bus service.



Meanwhile, I noticed the windows of this building. Fake?



I wonder where the drains lead to?



Inside the bus, now entering the city proper. Selamat Datang! (Welcome!)



Half-half.

"Tagay!" naman ang sa Pinoy.

Traffic jam. Reminds me of a typical busy street in Manila.

"Biyaheng Langit"

"Biyaheng Gubat."

"Biyaheng Tulay."

Finally, we're here.



Coming Up Next: Inside Bintan Agro Beach Resort and Spa.


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References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bintan
http://sg.pagenation.com/



Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The End

"And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make."
- The End, The Beatles

Isang masakit na paraan upang magising
Mula sa tila langit na panaginip,
Ay ang bangungutin kung kailan 'di ka handa,
Na bumalik sa ulirat ng katotohanang
Naghihintay ka lamang sa wala.

Si Bro, may mga birong 'di nakakatuwa.
Dahil nang minsan akong humingi ng senyales,
Ang ibinaba niya mula sa langit ay punyal.
Na siyang bumaon sa aking dibdib,
At nag-iwan ng lamat sa aking pagkatao.

Gayunpaman, maraming salamat na rin.
Dahil mula nang bunutin mo ang patalim,
Ay naging malinaw na ang lahat sa akin,
Nasagot na ang mga katanungan,
At nabuo na ang malaking palaisipan.

Sa isinisigaw ng iyong mga kilos,
At sa kung paano ka nagbitiw ng mga salita,
Kung saan mo ako sinukat at hinusgahan,
Lahat ay sapat na para masambit ko,
"Hanggang dito na lang. Tapos na."


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To blog or not to blog, that is the question...

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Bunga ng Pagkabagot

This is me singing "Sana" by Shamrock

Tamang trip lang habang inihahanda ang susunod na blog post. ^_^

Sana po ay magustuhan ninyo...Pero wala naman pilitan. LOL

Sana po ay nasa magandang kundisyon ang tenga ninyo.

Sana po ay maganda ang gising ninyo bago ito pakinggan.

Sana'y hindi ipagkait sa akin ang sandali...



Samantala...dahil jologs ako....

Sana po'y tangkilikin natin ang Musikang Pilipino, tulad ng Aegis.


"Sayang na Sayang" by Aegis.
(video c/o sweetirene29)