Category Archives: Bintan

Nirwana at Bintan – Reflections

Bintan reflections

On the overall, the trip has been a great experience for both of us! We managed to tour around our resort, visited some souvenir shops and went for a mangrove tour. Yet, there are still many places we have not visited and activities we have not tried, so it is hard to give an honest overview of Bintan. Nevertheless, I shall still try to give my opinions on Bintan and…

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Nirwana at Bintan – Day 3

Bintan Day 3

Having no plans for the last day, we woke up pretty late and decided to have a short look at other resorts in Nirwana Gardens before we leave. We took the shuttle bus to Mayang Sari Beach Resort, which had chalets with a rustic look facing the beach. Though the chalets looked nicer than the room we lived in, there isn’t many facilities in this part of Nirwana Gardens. Unlucky…

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Nirwana at Bintan – Day 2

Bintan Day 2

After a good night’s sleep and a heavy buffet breakfast, Tiantian and I made our way to Nirwana Resort Centre to try out the activities available there. Having free 25 shots for archery as part of the package we booked, we spent some time there learning and playing with the bow. This is the second time I’ve tried archery though, the first one was back in high school. (: After…

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Nirwana at Bintan – Day 1

Bintan Day 1

Looking through all the reviews on resorts in Bintan, Tiantian and I finally decided to spend 3 days here at Nirwana Resort Hotel for a short holiday. Though we had other resorts in mind, price did come into consideration, with me drawing a poor allowance and her still jobless. On the overall, we spent about $600 on our accommodation, food (very pricey indeed) and a short mangrove tour. Nevertheless, it…

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