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Travel Blogs from Batam
I had two objectives in pekanbaru.
One, to find a kris manufacturer and to pick his brains. After at least a dozen enquiries I conclude there; is very little english spoken in town; kris now means any sort of knife; and there is no craftsman in town. And not any local interest either. Even the blacksmith I found uses oxy acetalyn to ...
... is always reserved for the VIPs so that they can be seen by everybody. Oups.
Later that day, we visit Kinema, an animation movie studio, and Epson who produces ink cartridges. At both companies we still feel treated like stars :) Have a look at the pictures.
If you want to eat delicious Indonesian food: try this restaurant:
Hj. Yulia Kartikasari
Jln. Teuku Umar Komp. Pelita Regency Park Batam
... like my doorbell at home.
But it does make you wonder what would happen if you (or a monkey) actually pushed it.
I'm not going to find out.
Plus - look at this interesting drink. It wasn't mine (I stuck to Coke Zero). Sweat in a can?
... Didn't buy any copies of copyrighted movies. But those that are in the theater now are on DVD within days. And they only cost between $1-2.
Did get a photo of 4 people on a scooter, although it is fuzzy. Didn't see any 5's on this trip yet.
Had a late lunch at one of the hotels - had a change of pace on the food as well.
One of my old co-workers works here now. He invited us to the normal Friday night game of frisbee football. Apparently most of the expat families meet at the international school every Friday. Then the guys play frisbee while the women talk and the kids play.
Hard to believe I ran around for over an hour. And the next day, I was SORE!!!
But the payoff - they had real pizza delivered. Much better than the food I was getting to eat.