I attended a company retreat in Bintan over the weekend (11-13 June 09). Daddy and Dana tagged along for a short holiday. This was Daddy goofing around with Dana on our 40min ferry ride to Bintan.
We stayed at the Nirwana Garden Resort. This was jubilant Dana on board the coach transfer to the hotel.
It was past 2pm when we arrived at the mini tourist town of Pasar Oleh Oleh. Daddy was famished and ordered this special ”Kintamani Fried Rice” which costs S$6.50. Tastewise – average, nothing to shout about but it did well to fill our hungry tummies.
After a simple lunch, we headed back to the hotel for check-in. Nirwana is casual mid-range family friendly resort with gorgeous landscaping. While waiting for our room to be ready, we took Dana around for a walk and discovered this gigiantic chessboard. She was delighted to play around in it!
While I was having my retreat, Daddy was tasked with entertaining and babysitting our Princess for the entire day. Daddy brought her for strolls….
and for swims…
We discovered our lil Princess is quite independent and adventurous. She decided that she enjoys waddling in the pool without a float and she prefers to self-feed. Here, she’s enjoying her leisurely breakfast of Provence buns by the window on the 2nd morning…
Nirwana has a lovely baby pool so we brought Dana for more swims on the 2nd and 3rd day…
This short trip boasts of a few ‘firsts’ for Dana – it was her 1st time taking a ferry; her 1st time on a hammock…
and her 1st time on the beach (though she wasn’t used to the feeling of sand between her toes initially and she was visibly agitated by the scorching morning sun).
Overall, it was a relaxing trip for our family and we thank God for good weather, good health and the chance to get to know my colleagues better through the retreat!
hi love reading ur post and following Dana’s progress, it is a blog with many wonderful pictures,Dana is lovely n adorable..As my son is approaching 1 yr old,m thinking of venue for his celebration.I am interested in Dana’s 1st birthday venue.may I know which branch of Ben n Jerry it was held?what is the bd package like?tks in advance 🙂