Just back from Batam for the DMDI convention. This year convention was held at Sumatera Convention Center , Batam, Riau Archipelago. Well if you don’t know where Batam is you can always use google map. For west Malaysia and Singapore, Batam is well known. Like Phua Chu Kang – Best in Singapore, JB and Batam.
Malaysian always use ferry from Stulang Laut Johore Bahru to go there. No direct Flight from KL. Must transit at Jakarta. Easier to ride on a ferry. About 1 1/2 hours trip.
DMDI is Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam or The Malay & Islamic World group lead and initiate by Melaka State Government. I am secretaries for Tourism Biro. Well… let’s not talk about the convention coz I know uolz not interested in sociocultural thingy.
Let’s talk about Batam. Batam is usual Place for us, like every year going there for meeting, seminar etc. This is because the location is closed to Malaysia and Singapore and have all the MICE facilities.
This time we were staying at Harmoni One Hotel. A 5 Star hotel with a 3 Star price compared to Malaysia.
One thing great about traveling to place like Batam are our money have bigger values. Thus shopping spree can be your number one activities. For example massage at hotel around $15 per hour..good deal huh?
Okay here are some pic…:
The DMDI key figure Melaka Chief Minister with delegates..
One of the Award Giving Ceremony at the Convention for DMDI Leaders..
At the Harmoni One..
One thing that Indonesian really like to do..Folk Music
Our Melaka Maju Booth…
At the exhibition center..
One of the main Industry in Indonesia…Kretek Cigarettes..
The affordable SPA..manage to get one..
Going to late night meal, if you ordered the local made coffee here make sure to ask them first what’s in it because you don’t want to be shocked after that ;)……