Tag Archives: cost of living

Doesn’t work? Never mind.

Today was the day for me to go to Batam Centre to get my “smart card” to allow me to breeze through immigration on my upcoming every-60-days trips to Singapore, under the rules of my new multi-entry business visa. Batam … Continue reading

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Internet is out so a little jalan-jalan time

      Jalan-jalan means walking around and is what I say to the ojek drivers when they ask if I need a ride. They usually just shout out “Mr. Mr.” and move their hands as if they are accelerating … Continue reading

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Finally, the real Batam

Well folks, I have definitely placed myself in “it.” The senses have been energized. My mind is working like it hasn’t in some time. First, yesterday. As I posted previously, I walked to the Nagoya Hill mall with my empty … Continue reading

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