A holiday haven {Review and Giveaway of HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam}

Posted by ~Summer~ on 13.10.14
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**UPDATED on 31 Oct 2014**
Good news! From 1 Nov 2014 to 1 May 2015, all A Happy Mum readers and friends will get to enjoy a 10% discount off your visit to HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam. Simply go to this link and enter the promotional code 'ahappymum' when you make the booking. Terms and conditions apply. If you wish to upgrade to a family or suite room, please contact the reservation team at res-harris-batamwaterfront@tauzia.com or call +62 778 381 888. Don't forget to like HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

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Everyone likes to go on holidays, am I right to say so? We are definitely the type of family who likes to travel to see more of the world and there are times when we just feel like going on a spontaneous getaway.

The thing is, you can't really be that spontaneous in making bookings when it involves air tickets, car rental, week-long cruises or long road trips. So when we wish to go for a quick retreat, the first thing that comes to our mind is take the ferry and go to islands not that far from our shore. Of course, Batam has to be one of them.

I remember when the hubby and I visited Batam as a couple, we would look out for things like beach resorts, water sports, spas, shopping, fresh seafood and late night parties. Now that we are parents with two kids, we naturally tend to think more for the needs and wants of the little ones and would prefer a destination that is more family-friendly.

When we knew that HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam was going to sponsor us a 3D2N family stay, you bet we were all thrilled because that meant packing our luggage and going on a much needed leisure trip. Today, I'm sharing with you all about our experience at the resort and the fun-filled activities we did!

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ACCESSIBILITY

One good thing about visiting Batam is that it is really easy, convenient and quick to get there. The ferry ride takes only around 45 minutes! To get to Batam Waterfront, you would have to take the SINDO Ferry that departs from Harbourfront Centre. We booked our tickets only two days before but my advice is to pre-book especially if you are going on weekends or peak periods.



One return (2-way) ticket costs S$34 for an adult and S$24 for a child (0-11). From now till 31 March 2015, if you are a SAFRA member, you can enjoy S$10 off per adult for every return ticket. Once we got our tickets and deposited our luggage, we went for brunch at Toast Box and the kids were really excited to spot the vessel even though it was a far cry from the stupendous cruise liner we went on last year.




The ferry arrived right on time and I must say it actually felt awesome to be travelling on a Sunday and to be departing when most guests were arriving. That meant, as you can see, we nearly had the whole ship to ourselves! I do think there are both pros and cons of visiting a holiday destination during peak and non-peak periods, don't you agree?

I have to hereby remind you to hush the kids, as hard as it sounds, at the Batam customs as the immigration officers are now strict on enforcing rules and will deport any visitor who breaks the silence. We were lucky that there was no crowd when we arrived, therefore it took less than five minutes for us to be cleared. It would be sad to have to return to Singapore after all the anticipation for a fun holiday, right?


The moment we got past the customs, we were greeted by the friendly staff of HARRIS, who was so kind to help with our luggage and lead us to the striking orange shuttle bus waiting outside. The shuttle service is a complimentary service provided for all guests and it only takes five minutes to reach the resort from the ferry terminal.

Once we walked into the lobby, the kids were delighted to lay their hands on the refreshing welcome drinks and couldn't wait to take pictures with the dinosaur mascot. Even though our room was not yet ready till 2pm and we had to hang around, I must say everything got off to a great start.

ROOM

HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam has a total of 308 fully renovated rooms in its old and new wings, including suites, residences and themed rooms like Japanese room and Beach Front Cabanas. We were lucky to get one of the eight Family Rooms located on the ground floor in the old wing and we absolutely loved every part of it. I can definitely say that this is one of our favourite rooms in all the places we have stayed in, and believe it, it's quite a long list!







King-sized bed, double decker bed with pull out bed, couch, rattan armchair, bar fridge, huge closet, hairdryer, bathtub and even a cute table and chairs for the kids - we had all the amenities we needed and more. What I loved most about our room was the beautiful pool view and a glass door that opened up to the porch which was complete with deck chairs. You bet this made it convenient for us to go for a dip anytime!

That said, I have to be honest and tell you that we did spot, and we did kill, a couple of mosquitoes in our room. You do have to treat this resort more like a chalet kind of place and not a luxury hotel, yeah?

FOOD

HARRIS Café, the signature restaurant in the resort, is where you will most likely dine in unless you plan to eat out for all three meals of the day. The place gives off a homely ambience with the bright yellow pillars, orange chairs, friendly staff and panoramic view of the pool.

While we were waiting for our room to be ready on the first day, we hopped by for some quick pizza and I must say it was really quite yummy. In fact, I do think I prefer its pizza menu over its lunch buffet and not surprisingly, the kids were happy we chose to go with the former.







I would have loved to try out the New Zealand steaks at the newly opened H Grill & Bar, which is an al fresco seaside casual grill and bar. However, it was closed when we were there and thus we settled our first day dinner with a dinner buffet at HARRIS Café and on the second day, we decided to opt for room service so we could laze in the comfort of our spacious room.



While I wouldn't say the food was bad, it also wasn't that exciting or impressive. Especially after we just had a seafood lunch at a kelong restaurant in Barelang (more to come on that in a later section). If you do eat at HARRIS Café, my recommendation would be to go À la carte and try the Bebek Balado (Deep fried duck with red chilli paste) or the Sop Buntut Rebus (Traditional Oxtail Soup). Or, to be safe, just go for pasta or pizza.





As for breakfast, you can expect the usual offerings like omelettes, cereal, fried noodles, fried rice, porridge, bread, cheese, pancakes, pastry and on top of that, you do occasionally get more unique dishes like kuay teow in Tom Yum soup, nasi lemak and Ariel's favourite was the steamed bananas. The husband was also particularly impressed by how these fresh, sweet and succulent mangosteens were served at breakfast on one morning



I do think that breakfast is an important meal of the day so I was glad that the girls got their tummies filled before we went in search of more adventure.

FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

Now, for the fun part of our stay! I have to first show you more pictures of the awesome freeform swimming pool since it was one of the favourite parts of our stay. If I have to say it again, this pool is HUGE! Like really huge.

It was also very inviting to swim and from the moment we saw it, Ariel would keep dragging us there and even attempted to take off all her clothes so she could jump in. Not kidding.






I love the unique, beautiful design of the pool and kids can have fun crossing the bridge, throwing some hoops, shooting goals or simply have fun in the wading pool. As for the adults, if you are not a fan of the hot sun, then you can always opt for the outdoor lounge beds which come with a canopy so you can rest in the shade and read your favourite book while keeping an eye on the kids.

My only wish is that if this place had slides for the little ones, everything would be even more perfect! In any case, do remember to bring along some water toys for your kids and they'll be kept really busy and happy.






At HARRIS, the fun never stops for the kids. That is because the Dino Kids Club has an abundance of fun activities to offer these young guests every single day! From hand painting, movie screening, fun fishing, cooking classes to games and more, you bet there is plenty of things to keep the kids entertained.

Although you can find a list of the activity program in the room catalogue, we realised that they are subject to changes and thus it is best to head over to the club to check with the staff on the actual timings and activities.



Just so you know, the resort is pretty big and so it can be a short walk to get from your room to the Dino Kids Club, which is located at the ground floor of a building where all the indoor facilities are housed.





Inside the club, you can find toys, slides, swings and colouring materials for the children to play with. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and other than a couple of staff, the whole place was empty! You bet that made the girls shriek with joy to think that they could have the whole playground to themselves.





The activity that thrilled us the most at Dino Kids Club was the fun fishing. You know, the funny thing is the hubby and I were quite skeptical when we heard it and so we asked the lady "Fishing as in fishing? Not with toy fishes?". She must have been very amused by our question from the way she laughed and assured us by saying "Yes, they will get to fish real fish."

So, at 4pm, we made our way to the pond armed with bread and fishing rods. Not surprisingly, this place had more mosquitoes than we would have liked but I tell you, for that first fishing experience and that sense of achievement on the kids' faces, it was definitely worth it.


Just so you know, anyone and everyone will be able to catch some fish because it's really easy! Don't believe me? Well, Angel caught 12 on her own! Of course, it is only nice to release the fish back into the pond and that was what we did. Even the little sister caught a couple of fish and boy was she ecstatic about it!


Now, since HARRIS is a family-friendly holiday destination, there's bound to be some enjoyment for everyone. Apart from the kids, adults can also choose to play or indulge in some of the indoor activities including a spa with 31 treatments available, paint ball, bowling, shooting targets, foot reflexology, fitness centre, billiard and so on.




For the first time in a long while, I allowed myself to be away from the kids and went for a 60-minute traditional Indonesian massage. It felt really awesome to relax those muscles after so long and I do think the short session had a powerful, therapeutic effect on me.

You know, I would have loved to try out the outdoor paint ball or air soft gun battle if we had enough people to form a team. Nope, not keen on teaming up with the kids and fighting against the hubby. So, I had to be contented with a short 10-minute shooting target session where the hubby and I fired 50 bullets using a rifle and a pistol. I must say we did really well and I kind of think I'm not that bad compared to the marksman because he was pretty impressed that I managed to hit even a small silver coin!




If you are more keen on outdoor sports, then you will be glad to know that HARRIS also offers activities like banana boat rides, cable skiing, canoeing, flying fox and ATV motor ride. Previously, I would have loved to try these out but with two young kids who are unable to enjoy any of them, plus considering that the whole of Waterfront was rather peaceful and uneventful on weekdays, we decided to just head to a nearby quiet part of the beach near the swamps.

I have to say that the water appeared a little murky and swimming is probably not allowed at the beach. Not that we would think of swimming here when we had the fantastic pool at our doorstep. But guess what, we found treasure at the beach! By that, I do mean crabs, mudskippers, shellfish, snails and even starfish! These were gems in the eyes of the kids and we managed to see so many of them at low tide which really thrilled everyone.











For me, I feel blessed to have a hubby who not only is great at spotting even the tiniest living creatures, but he is always there to accompany and impart general knowledge to the kids when we are at the beach. And to have two girly girls who are yet not afraid to step into the sea, dig in the mud or even hold a crab with their fingers, I think that is even more awesome.











After every visit to the beach, we went back to the resort with dirty feet, sandy clothes and big smiles. Honestly, when was the last time we slowed down our footsteps to breathe in the fresh air, get close to mother nature and enjoy the simple joy that life has to offer? I really think we should do this more often.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Being a small city in Batam, you don't expect to see many attractions or places of interest in Waterfront or its nearby surroundings. If you are into shopping, you can consider taking the bus shuttle from the resort to Nagoya Hill, which is the biggest shopping mall in Batam and even catch a movie there. The shuttle only runs once on weekdays and twice on weekends, and costs around S$10 per person for a 2-way ticket.

For us, we chose to go sightseeing and headed to one of Batam's most famous icons - Barelang Bridge, which was a 20 minutes drive away. The Barelang Bridge is a chain of six bridges that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang. The full stretch of all the bridges total to two kilometers and the distance from first bridge to the last is about 50km long which takes a travelling time of about 50 minutes.




Well, for practical reasons, we did not make it to the last bridge and were contented to just see the cable-stayed Tengku Fisabilillah bridge that connects Batam Island and Tonton Island. What we were more interested in was the Barelang Seafood Restaurant as our stomachs were growling after a morning swim, plus a visit to Batam is never complete without a good seafood meal.




Touted as the biggest seafood restaurant in Batam (yes, this place is enormous), we were delighted to see that there was a kelong where all the live fishes were kept. A quick check with the staff revealed that we could choose the seafood we wanted and get the chefs to cook them right away. Now, talk about freshness!

There was a wide selection of seafood including lobsters, crabs, squids, prawns, crayfish and many types of fish! The kids were really excited to walk around looking at the fish and observing how they were caught. Why, thanks to a nice uncle, Angel even got to fish while we were waiting for the food and she caught a tiny little fish which we let back into the sea.


It was time to tuck in! We had with us our friendly hosts from HARRIS who were so kind as to show us the way to this part of the island. In fact, they said they had never eaten the live seafood from the kelong here and so it was our pleasure to treat them to a delightful meal. To me, it's not just about blogging or advertising, it's also about making friends from all over the world and I was glad I got to know them better through a hearty chat about kids, family, education and cultures.



Our picks for the day were crayfish, squid and pomfrets along with an egg dish, tofu dish and vegetable dish. All these, including drinks like fresh coconut and beer, cost us only S$60 which the hubby said was really inexpensive. We did wish that there were less flies interested in our food because it seemed like we had to shoo them every five seconds or so in between eating, talking and feeding the kids.



Nonetheless, it was a fun-filled and enjoyable afternoon outing for us and we were really thankful to have been there and done that!

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It's not often that I get to take nice sunset pictures so I'm sharing with you more of the awe-inspiring beach scenery. The beautiful yolk not only heated the waters and the sand, it warmed our hearts so deep that we will remember this place for a long, long time to come.










Carefree days. Relaxed minds. Peaceful life. Loving family. We did nothing much but we had everything we needed and more. Not surprisingly, we returned home with renewed souls and happy hearts. 

Thank you, HARRIS Resort, for the precious memories and wonderful holiday you gave to us!

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Now, how does a couple retreat and spa sound to you?

As always, I'm happy to be able to share good things with my readers so if you are interested in a getaway to HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam, here's your chance to win!

Terms and Conditions 
- Voucher is inclusive of
     >  2D1N stay for a HARRIS Room
     > Buffet breakfast for 2 persons
     > One hour Indonesian massage for 2 persons
- Valid from 13 Oct 2014 to 12 Jan 2015.
- Can be used for both weekdays and weekends (exclude Public Holidays).
- Accommodation dates are subject to availability. Blackout dates apply.
- Original voucher must be presented upon arrival and is not transferable.
- This giveaway is open to readers worldwide and two different winners will be picked.

For those who would like to bring the kids
Now, I am a mum who likes to bring the kids when I travel and I know many of you will wish to bring your children along too. So, I have checked with HARRIS and this is what I can gather:
- Children under the age of 12 (maximum two children per room and using the existing bedding) will be accommodated free of charge if sharing with one or two adults in the same room.
- One extra bed can be added at S$35 and includes breakfast.
- For an upgrade to the Family Room (which is the one we stayed in), it will cost an additional S$40, including breakfast for everyone.
- The above is subject to confirmation and for more booking, pricing or room information, the winners will need to contact HARRIS Resort directly.

How to participate
1) Leave a comment at the end of this post with your name, email address and tell me the activity you would most like to do at HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam.
2) 'Like' HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam on Facebook here.

Indicate in the Rafflecopter widget that you have done the above steps. To gain more chances of winning, you can choose to follow the rest of the options. Best of luck, everyone!

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Disclosure: A Happy Mum is the first family blogger from Singapore to be sponsored by HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam and we received a 3D2N accommodation in the HARRIS Family Room. All ferry transport, meals (excluding breakfast), spa and activities were paid by ourselves. All opinions are our own.

104 comments:

  1. we want to swim in the clean and clear swimming pool.
    we want to play in the Dino Kids Club!

    ho lee choo
    h0043337@gmail.com

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  2. Time for our first family getaway and Harris Resourt Batam could be the place!

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  3. The best to do is swimming together with whole family. Will hope to win and bring my 3 kiddos there <3

    Thank you for having this awesome giveaway :)

    Name : Jolin Lim
    FB Name : Jolin Moonzdestiny
    Email : jolin9087@hotmail.com

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  4. minghui
    joyce_virgo@hotmail.com

    having to enjoy mother nature once again and the tranquility of the beach where the sound of the bursting city and the hectic load of studies are all enclosed at the back of my mind.

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  5. jaime chan
    chueimei@hotmail.com

    fishing

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  6. Name/FB name: Ashley Poh
    Email: fly.ash@gmail.com

    We would love to visit Harris resort and swim in that beckoning pool!

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  7. We woild love to do the fishing activity! The kids will be thrilled to have a go at fishing with minimum fuss!

    Evelyn Hu
    xuelyn@yahoo.com

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  8. The activity I would most like to do at HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam is to have an awesome getaway time in the swimming pool!! Splash! Splash! Splash!

    Name: SHENNY
    FB Name: SHEN NY
    Email: shenny@live.com.sg

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  9. We stayed here twice, once with my girl and once without, love it! Am going to Batam again over the Christmas holidays but we're staying at the sister hotel, Harris Hotel as it is nearer to the mall.

    If can win would be great as we can always go back to Batam again and again! And good reco on the bridge and seafood, definitely will try! =)

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  10. Chill at the pool. The kids will love the dinos kid club.
    Jingxian
    j_xian@hotmail.com

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  11. To swim as a family!!

    Ranice
    ranice.wu@hotmail.com

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  12. Definitely will be swimming at the pool. My kids love water.
    Jolin
    Babyhappie@hotmail.com

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  13. Blogaaholic@gmail.com
    Diana


    I would love to "spa" all the way like there is no tomorrow!

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  14. Swimming in and lazing by the pool sounds just fantastic.

    Carol Lim Mei Mei
    Cmeilim@gmail.com

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  15. We would love a short getaway on the coming school holiday.. I think Harris Resort is a nice place to bring kids, especially both my girls love swimming.

    KaRen Ong
    karen_opk@yahoo.com

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  16. So many wonderful family activities that we can do together at Harris. Love the Dino Kids club which helps to keep the kids occupied while we chill out. A very thoughtful giveaway!
    rosemummy30@gmail.com

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  17. I'd love to swim, indulge in a pampering massage, check out the beach, and eat the fantastic pizzas!

    Sophia Ang
    lave206-biz@yahoo.com.sg

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  18. Would like to do fishing with my family because we have not done that before! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Irene Fock
    puffish03@gmail.com

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  19. I Love to go for Fishing with my little girl. She recently asked me Can I go for it & here seems we get the answer..Yes you can,,,Definitely can...

    Thanks a lot for awesome giveaway..

    Ashmika Jain
    jainash1083@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for awesome giveaway! Would love to dip in the pool with my 3 sons!

    Adeline koo
    Adaline21@hotmail.com

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  21. Would love to spend time in their free form pool
    Rachael
    Rachael02@gmail.com

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  22. Definitely the Fun Fishing!
    Dipping the rod and line into the water will provide so much suspense; there's excitement and thrill when a fish got hooked; a sense of achievement when you pull the fish up; and a sense of inner peace when u release it back into the water.....
    Thanks for the give-away!

    Wendy Tay
    wendyaipeng@gmail.com

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  23. Recently had a new addition to the family and looking for family-friendly places to bring my 2 little ones, especially to the huge swimming pool as both of them love water!

    Julia Chan
    Jule_Chan@hotmail.com

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  24. Oh, the spa, for sure!

    Yann
    yann at bubsicles.com

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  25. Tye Dino Kids club looks pretty awesome! Would love to have a go w my son!

    Geraldine
    Geraldine.chong@gmail.com

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  26. I would love to go for the spa and massage while my kids can join in the various Dino Club activities.

    Katherine Teng
    tengbihlin@yahoo.com.sg

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  27. My boy loves swimming in the pool so our family bonding is swimming in the pool or beach. I would love to go swimming at the Harris Resort Waterfront Batam with my son and hubby.

    Name: Mia C. Alegrado
    Facebook Name: Mia C. Alegrado
    email: miaalegrado@yahoo.com

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  28. Looking forward to just chill at the pool with our kids

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  29. Me please! Everyday wake up will start busy cooking for kids and doing housework, really need a break. My daughter and son will surely have fun in the swimming pool and Dino Kids Club. After a day of playing, would like to bring them to have some pizza! Years ago i went there with my friends and found the pizza was really delicious, from that moment i always wanting to bring them over to try and have fun. But it will cause quite a lot for a short trip for 4pax. :(

    Name: Cynz Teo
    Facebook: Nom Cynz
    Email: piggy_pig0012@hotmail.com

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  30. Me please! Everyday wake up will start busy cooking for kids and doing housework, really need a break. My daughter and son will surely have fun in the swimming pool and Dino Kids Club. After a day of playing, would like to bring them to have some pizza! Years ago i went there with my friends and found the pizza was really delicious, from that moment i always wanting to bring them over to try and have fun. But it will cause quite a lot for a short trip for 4pax. :(

    Name: Cynz Teo
    Facebook: Nom Cynz
    Email: piggy_pig0012@hotmail.com

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  31. I'm looking forward to bring my water babies to enjoy the pool!
    Name: Mag Yeow
    email: mail2magy(AT)gmail.com

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  32. Looking forward to the shooting session and swimming all day long if I win
    Name: Amie Chen
    Email: amycpj@gmail.com

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  33. I wanna let the kids try fishing!

    Kathryn Ng
    Kathrynng(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. The best to do is swimming together with my family. I trust we will surely have fun. And i want to show crabs, mudskippers, shellfish, snails and even starfish to the kids. I believe they want to meet them ;).

    Thank you for having this awesome giveaway :)

    Name : Steffi Tan
    FB Name : Steffi SH
    Email : steffi_sh@hotmail.com

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  35. Pam Wong
    pamwong_diver@yahoo.com.sg
    I would like to bring my kids to the Dino Kids Club. Seems so fun!!!

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  36. My kids love the swimming pool at Harris resort,their swimming pool is very big and very nice,been there once and it's such unforgettable memory...we love to be back there & next month is my birthday,I wish I can win this so I can have awesome birthday at Harris resort with all my love one. Thank you
    Umi Solikah
    Umysakae@yahoo.com

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  37. Definitely lounging by the pool all day long although Liam would probably want to hang at the Dino Kids Club the most!

    Name: Natasha Kim
    Email: natashaa_kim@yahoo.com.sg

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  38. nv been there before.. and my kids love waterplay. kids can get to enjoy sun, water, dino club while adults can relax.. nice short gateaway! would love to win it!

    Name: Audrey Liow
    Email: piyo_piyo_13@hotmail.com

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  39. I would love to let Dana and AJ play on the beach and watch the sun set together :) Thanks for hosting this spectacular giveaway.

    Name: Angie.S
    Email: angelinesim(at)yahoo(dot)com :)

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  40. We like to swim there and relax.
    Lyn Teo
    lp8834@yahoo.com

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  41. I want to play the Airsoft gun with hubby and spend time with my girl at Dino Kids Club for indoor play and fishing in the outdoor

    Lu Siu Ching
    precious_qing@yahoo.com.sg

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  42. I am sure my boy would enjoy the pool as much as your girls. We would definitely have a leisure time in the pool!
    Joanne Ho
    joannehmm@gmail.com

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  43. We like to enjoy at the pool.
    Ash Lim
    hionghwee88-a@yahoo.com.sg

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  44. Activity that I most like to do at HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam: The outdoor paintball.
    It looks cool and fun to shoot paintball at each other! It will encourage family bonding and great way for kids/adults to de-stress too!
    Name: Tan Lilian
    Email: durian85@hotmail.com

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  45. We would swim at all the times possible in the pool!

    Thank you Summer for hosting this giveaway!

    Wenqi
    casperian(at)gmail(.)com

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    1. Oops, sorry, update my email add:

      casperian05(@)gmail(.)com

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  46. I would like to let the kids enjoy themselves at the Dino Kids Club.

    Geraldine Lim
    gerlimmh@hotmail.com

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  47. We simply love swimming in the pool! :)
    glad04@hotmail.com

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  48. ATV motor ride
    Cynthia Lau
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  49. air soft gun shooting target session :)
    Christine Rodriguez
    christine.co(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I would love to walk on the Barelang Bridge!
    jennlsk@yahoo.com

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  51. I would like to go for swimming with my family.
    Leong Yee Ming
    leongyeeming@yahoo.com

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  52. I would like to go for fishing activity at HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam. :)

    Nancy Koh
    nancy.koh7@gmail.com

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  53. Hope to win to go for fishing with 3 kids and hubby!
    Khor Lee Ling
    khorleeling@gmail.com

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  54. Michelle Ong, gohonglay@yahoo.com.sg

    I would like to bring my kids to the beach and let them have fun running barefoot on the beach, feeling the sand between their toes and touching live sea creatures that they can spot on the shore :)

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  55. I will love to try the fishing activity with the kids and enjoy swimming at the huge pool.

    Chew Kum Ee kum_ee@yahoo.com.sg

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  56. celin cheang
    celin.cheang@ymail.com

    One of the activity I would love to bring my 2 son for sand play!! They will be surprise by some mini crab found in it!

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  57. I would definitely enjoy the pampering session at the spa!!! Need it so BADLY...
    Mr. Hubby will enjoy fishing...
    And kids would love swimming!!!
    Everyone in the family gets to enjoy something :)

    Jamie chaw
    Jamiechaw@gmail.com

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  58. I want to have an enjoyable spa with my love as we need it to relax ourselves from our wedding preparation.

    Name: Janice Lee
    Email: leejanicesj@gmail.com

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  59. I would the fishing activity as my kids always like fishing pond and they will be thrilled to be able to fish!

    Debbie Ng
    Debbiengyl@yahoo.com

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  60. Swimming! My boy and baby girl love water. I can forsee they will be in the pool the whole day...

    Phyllis Tan
    sillyphy13@gmail.com

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  61. I will definitely love to try the outdoor paint ball or air soft gun battle .... Or else, the 10-min target shooting session will be great too! Will most likely not enough people to have a battle as well. :)

    Summer, thank you sooo much for this great giveaway!!! :))))

    Felicia
    fur_li@hotmail.com

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  62. The beach! My kids love the beach...and we have not been to Batam before!

    Jazry
    jazry.shop@gmail.com

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  63. Swim swim and still swim! :)
    Joanna Heng
    facebook name: Cherry Joanna
    gekyon82@yahoo.com.sg

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  64. Visit kelong eat fresh seafood

    Grace ng

    nctgrace@yahoo.com

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  65. Spa and seafood dinner at the kelong sound like just like the right ingredients for a perfect holiday!

    Robert Sim
    robert_sim@yahoo.com

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  66. name:peipei
    fb name: peipei jarred jacob
    email:peipei_jarred@hotmail.com

    wish to win this.. we love the pool,beach n sunset.. hopefully can win n let the kids have bonding time wif the daddy.. as hus have been working 4am til 11pm.. the kids hardly see him.. only get to see him on weekend 1-2hr.. this staycation will definitely be good for us...

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  67. OMG the last time i been to Harris Resort was 10yrs ago with my hubby (then boyfriend). The resort was nothing near family-friendly. The restaurant was in dilapidated condition. We didn't go to the beach. We only went cart-racing and shopping.

    I am so keen in bringing the kids for pond fishing and also the beach walk. How to plan for low tide at Batam? I want to bring them to see all these wonderful marine animals!!! *excited* This is a fantastic review. Thank you for the recommendation and bringing this awesome giveaway. Hope to plan a short holiday soon.

    Shirley Yong
    shirley@yong.sg

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  68. Would love to do fishing at the HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam :-)

    Kaye Wong
    kayetky@gmail.com

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  69. Swimming in the pool & fishing with the kids sounds great!

    Kembery Wong
    tassie1995@yahoo.com.sg

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  70. Spa! I heard there's a new Baby & Kids Spa now...We can go for spa as a family. =D
    (I also missed the delicious yummy pizza from Harris too!)

    Ang Siew Tiang
    ang.siew.tiang@gmail.com

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  71. Love the beach and sunset! Hope to bring my family there! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Waiwai
    mami(at)peipeihaohao(dot)com

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  72. I would certainly love the pool and massage there..hope to go for a couple weekend or a family one.
    Dominique
    Dominiquegoh(at) gmail(dot) com

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  73. Never been to Batam before. Would love to bring the family for a stay!
    Cindy
    cindywee28@yahoo.com.sg

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  74. The huge pool and spa

    Kaleen Teo
    kakaleen@ymail.com

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  75. I NEED to eat me some real good seafood and then head to the beach with a nice cool mug/can of beer. I nong time no relak one corner liao wor so this will be such a nice change from my boring daily routine!

    Liza
    motherof@xander.sg

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  76. I definitely need that beach therapy!!!!!!

    Kless
    inthedaisies@gmail.com
    www.jbabiesinthedaisies.com

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  77. I find the fishing part the most appealing of all

    Name: Irene Soh
    Email: ireneyksoh@yahoo.com.sg

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  78. Have cheap and good seafood dinner with my family!
    -Meiyi (littledetour@hotmail.com)

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  79. Your short trip sounds too good! Even if I am not the lucky one to win this, I'm definitely going to list this down as our next short trip destination.
    Karen (kpigsy01@yahoo.com)

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  80. Swimming at HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam and explore the beach :)
    JingRong
    lohjingrong@yahoo.com.sg

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  81. Would like to let the kids (perhaps myself too) to try out the fishing activities :)
    Chuyan Kwek
    Kwek_ce@yahoo.com

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  82. Wow! Now I'm really looking forward to bringing my girls to the resort for a short getaway. With the list of activities recommended in your blog post, I'm pretty sure that 2D1N is certainly not enough... =D
    Name: Pauline Tan
    Email: tan_hui_li@yahoo.com

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  83. Looking forward to laze by the pool and beach and have seafood!

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  84. I want to go swimming and eat yummy seafood!

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  85. I've been to the Harris Resort years back with my hubby, seems like they have since added a lot more activities and facilities. Too bad, I will be on confinement for the period of your offer.

    Do hope to have a chance to visit the resort again when the incoming little one is big enough!

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  86. outdoor paintball because we've never tried it and it looks so fun! thank u! Name:Nikki Yeo Email: nikkiyyl@hotmail.com thanks!

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  87. I want play all outdoor activities with my family to create many precious memory!!
    Name: Clemence Ling
    Email: clemenceangel@hotmail.com
    Thank you very much!!

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  88. Spa for the whole family
    Koh Jun Jie Jason
    coldkohmew@hotmail

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  89. I can imagine my kids' delight upon setting foot into the hotel... the pool, the beach, the bowling, the shooting & fishing!!!! ENDLESS FUN!!

    Athalia Lee
    mummyto3js@gmail.com

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  90. wow ! Harris hotel is my fav ! hope to win this for my family !
    Sharon chintong
    chinsharonzz@gmail.com

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  91. Wow! looks very interesting! Hope to win for this and invite my three kids along! We can go swimming in the hotel pool, sand play or picnic at the beach!! lastly, go for seafood feast!!! :P

    jeslyn
    hui32@yahoo.com

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  92. I'd love to try the banana boat ride.

    Chan Xgg
    chanxgg@gmail.com

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  93. The air soft gun shooting looks fun! Would love to try it!

    Louis
    leechlouis@gmail.com

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  94. Fishing!

    Karis
    hellokaris@yahoo.com.sg

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  95. Spa massage!

    M Lim
    nursingcow@gmail.com

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  96. I want to win this so I can pamper myself and bring my baby girl for a short getaway and bond with her at the same time. I have a hectic schedule. I work study and a full time single mum.

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  97. I want to win this so I can pamper myself and bring my baby girl for a short getaway and bond with her at the same time. I have a hectic schedule. I work study and a full time single mum.

    Jaycelyn
    jaycelyn_013@hotmail.com

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  98. I hope to win this for my two little girl, they are 5 and 10 years old, they make me to be happy mum, I love them so much!!

    Fishing.
    Cheah Kin Kin
    kinkincheah@outlook.com

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  99. would love to be there with my husband & girl!

    Wonderful experience which is a must have !!!!

    Harris Resort is always so tempting when friends are there! The sea, the food, the breeze, the sun, the moon, the ambience, the hotel facilities, the comfortable yet attractive room, the nice swimming pool and all activities...

    Super great once in a lifetime memorable experience with great Bonding Moments with my family :)

    Whats more impt than those family bonding moments

    desireexuena@gmail.com

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  100. Thank you for sharing! Hope to win this for our first holiday (after i became a sahm last year)! My kids, 3 and 5 would love the swimming pool and the fun fishing!

    Cyndi
    limcyndi@hotmail.com

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  101. Fishing !!!!
    Amanda Soh
    amamdasoh@gmail.com

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  102. Taken alot of awesome picture! Very beautiful resorts to enjoy with your little children spending & bonding with them. My girl never had a chance to go any short trip yet, but we are planning soon. I hope to win for my 2 little girl and at the same time to pampers myself. I love massage and the seafood there too :)
    Thank You Happy Mum for sharing with me!

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  103. Fishing and build a mud castle with my princess..... she never have a real fishing just because her mummy...... me need to work hard... ^^ Thank you.
    Queennie Chan
    elleling@outlook.com

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