Tag Archives: shopping

An Indonesian mall

The Avava Mall is about two blocks from my apartment, in the middle of the Indonesian population. It is where I had a “cream bath massage” two weeks ago and where I almost rented an apartment. The cream bath, incidentally, … Continue reading

Posted in Batam, Indonesia, Local Culture, Shopping | Tagged , , , , ,

Above the fray

Well, here I sit on the roof of my apartment building, watching the chaotic scene four stories below. I’ve been meaning to bring m y laptop up here to document the goings-on below and finally remembered. The laptop light I … Continue reading

Posted in Batam, Dining Out, Indonesia, Local Culture, Nightlife | Tagged , , , ,

Tale of the bacon

It was a sweet, sweet gift. Quite unexpected and it’s implications did not register with the giver. It was just a throwaway comment – “Do you like bacon?” – during the course of a discussion with the┬ájust-returned-from-Sydney landlord about rents … Continue reading

Posted in Batam, Indonesia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,