Monthly Archives: April 2012

A visit to Sukajadi

Got off the reservation today (Friday, April 27) when the power went off at Smiling Hill and Doug and Trevor decided to go see Trevor’s new house in Sukajadi. Trevor is one of the owners/directors of Smiling Hill, and works … Continue reading

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The mayor comes to Goodies

The Smiling Hill pool complex and Goodies Restaurant hosted another wedding reception Saturday night. About 160 guests attended for the BBQ dinner and festivities. The highlight for the crowd was the attendance of the mayor of Batam and his wife. … Continue reading

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The garbage insanity

Every morning when I get up, the first thing I do is take my morning walk to the top of the hill, three times. It’s about a quarter-mile lap, with a steep incline, and takes me by all the houses … Continue reading

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