Batam’s water park


Sunday, I had the “opportunity” to do two things I hate to do – go to an amusement park and spend five hours among hundreds of screaming kids. Thus was my day at Batam’s water park. At least Putrie and her daughter had a good time, even if her father and I had to spend the five hours sitting on a wooden bench. Maybe if my knee wasn’t screwed up I could have done a few things but I was not going to take any chances on causing another setback to the healing, which has already been set back three times.

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The water park is about a 20-30 minute drive from Smiling Hill. The cost for the four of us to get in was $18; a float for a couple of hours was $5.

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Most everyone brought their own picnics, as we did, although we had seafood pizza and I’m not into it. There were a number of food stalls inside, however, so I was able to get some lunch, mie ayam, a bowl of chicken and noodles, with a few greens and sliced mushrooms. With some sweet soy sauce added, it was quite good – and only 80 cents. The highlight of my day.

A large bucket filled with water about 20 feet up and continually spilled its load on waiting people below.

A large bucket filled with water about 20 feet up and continually spilled its load on waiting people below.

I really wasn’t sure, however, why my presence was needed, aside from serving as a walking ATM.

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Here’s a few of the photos:

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people in water eating

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jenni waterfall2

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kids in raft

putrie waterfall close

About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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