Club Med Bintan Island


Information on Ria Bintan

Ilker
20 Posts
30
Nov
2005
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Hello everyone,

I am planning to go to Ria Bintan with a friend of mine between the dates of February 1 - 8,2006.
Since it's going to be my first vacation on a CM,I am getting excited and have a few quetions :

1 ) How is he weather like in Bintan ? Will it be boring for us and raining
all day long ?

2) Any places around can you see & visit ?

3) What about this malaria ? Any danger ?

4) Do you think that most of the guests are Asians ?

5) Besides of watersports,which I believe won't be operating,do you think that we can have enough of doing sports ?

6) How about entertainment in the evenings ?

I really appreciate all your help and assistance !

Best Wishes
Ilker
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Minouche
143 Posts
30
Nov
2005
Ilker,

Bintan is a pretty small island and a haven for Golfers.

1 ) How is he weather like in Bintan ? Will it be boring for us and raining
all day long ?
--> I think February should not be too rainy. But even if it rains, there are indoor activites which you can do and CM usually tries to roganise some games or movies to entertain the guests.

2) Any places around can you see & visit ?
--> I don't think there is much to visit on the island. There are a lot of golf courses. Excursions take guests out to Singapore on day trip, but otherwise, there is nothing much to see on the island.

3) What about this malaria ? Any danger ?
--> No danger of malaria. But you want to stock up on insect repellant as the mosquitoes there can be quite aggresive and you get huge welts when bitten. Most doctors recommend taking the malaria shot before coming to Asia anyways.

4) Do you think that most of the guests are Asians ?
--> Difficult to say. It depends on the timing. Weekends are usually quite popular for Singaporeans. Otherwise, i think there is a pretty good mix of European, Australians. AMong the Asians are Koreans (honeymoon couples), Japanese (families & honeymoon couples), Malaysians, Taiwanese.

5) Besides of watersports,which I believe won't be operating,do you think that we can have enough of doing sports ?
Fitness Centre - offering classes in aerobics, pilates, body combat etc..., flying trapeze (must try!!), tennis, archery, petangue, snorkelling, basketball, squash, badminton, beach volleyball, pool games.... Yeah I think you'll find it satisfactory. Unless you are ULTRA active and never stop!

Oh yeah, there is also a beautiful spa - gotta try! And the boutique for shopping on rainy days! Oh and pool tables.

6) How about entertainment in the evenings ?
I am not sure on this as I was told there was a change in the entertainment. Try logging on the www.clubmed.com, that should give an idea of the entertainment.
There used to be a main show in the theatre followed by games or a small show in the discotheque. Somtimes sports events in the pool.

Hope that helps.




All in good time
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
30
Nov
2005
I would like to know more about Ria Bintan as well..er..Like..other than the trapeze is ther er Bungee bouncing and stuff lidat???How r da rooms like and izzit like cherating???
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Ric
520 Posts
30
Nov
2005
Dear Simpleplanfreak,

There is no bungee bounce in Ria Bintan.
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
01
Dec
2005
Oh..then what is there other than the trapeze???Itz fun right???I m thinking of going there...do u have any picz ric???
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Ric
520 Posts
01
Dec
2005
Dear Simpleplanfreak,

You can visit my website and see some Ria Bintan pictures.

http://riccheng.abnhosting.com
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Ilker
20 Posts
01
Dec
2005
Dear Minouche,

thank you so much for all the detailed informations,I really appreciate it !
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
02
Dec
2005
Hey..Thanks...Yea..I wanted to ask as well whether or not u have any of Pual's pictures??Or ways to contact him?
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
02
Dec
2005
The Pictures are magnificent...The place looks great..very very nice..the rooms look exactly the same to the ones in Cherating..Are they the same?Like meaning izzit all spreaded out and looks like chalets???Oh..and the previous mess.I mean Paul
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Ric
520 Posts
02
Dec
2005
Dear Simpleplanfreak,

Inside the rooms, the funiture and electrical applicancies are similar. But, the outlook of the building in Bintan and Cherating are completely different.

I met Paul in Cherating. I have one photo with Paul in the webpage
http://riccheng.abnhosting.com/cherating/cherating.html

The photo number is 139

Is it the same Paul ?
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
03
Dec
2005
Yea..itz da same Paul...Oh..the building is different..meaning ita not like made of wood and chalet type huh???OH..Ic...I met Paul in Cherating as well..He stole my cap and like wore it..Oh...So..Paul will b going to Ria Bintan right???Will he still b there during march or so?
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
03
Dec
2005
U have his e mail???
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Ric
520 Posts
03
Dec
2005
Dear Simpleplanfreak,

Sorry, I do not have Paul's email address.

The building in Cherating is made of wood.
The building in Ria Bintan is not made of wood.
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
04
Dec
2005
SO..how exactly does it looke like..itz okay then..hehe..But I reali luved da picz...Will u b going there any time soon?
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Ric
520 Posts
04
Dec
2005
Dear Simpleplanfreak,

You can find photo number 35 and photo number 55 in the following web page
http://riccheng.abnhosting.com/bintan/bintan.html
These are the building photos.

I do not have any plan to club med yet. I think my next trip will not be club med. I will go to some other countries with my friend in Feb 2006. The plan is not fixed yet.
Thank you for visiting my web page and I am so happy that you like my photos.

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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
04
Dec
2005
Your welcome...well..they were really nice..the building looks nice..hehe...well..I heard tim is going to Aus..is that right???
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climgirl
26 Posts
05
Dec
2005
hi,

do you know if there is an easy internet access in the club ?
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Ginger_NZ
23 Posts
06
Dec
2005
You mean you are gonna bring your laptop?!!! Haha, don't do that!!! Just forget about outside world and work. Enjoy your club med life there. Hehee, you won't have time for computers anyway

There is internet available (internet cafe type). You will have to pay for it, which is not cheap. The speed is ok (Low level broadband I believe). I don't think there is any wireless for laptop or any other fast internet connection in rooms.
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climgirl
26 Posts
06
Dec
2005
thank you for all these informations !! it's not for me actually, but i'm trying to reach someone by email, and as i had no answers, i was wondering if he could have an easy/not expensive internet access in the club ....
i never bring my laptop in hollidays, despite my boss' wishes !!! ;)
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
08
Dec
2005
4 get bout work during hols
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Simpleplanfreak
122 Posts
15
Dec
2005
Does anyone here noe whether or not Paul had arrived at Ria Bintan yet??
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dawne
19 Posts
28
Jan
2006
Yes, Polski is in Bintan. Just saw him yesterday. He's come up with a new chair routine that is gonna premere soon in the circus show
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Circus Crazy
150 Posts
29
Jan
2006
Hi Dawne,
Did u just return from Ria Bintan yesterday? Wow! How lucky that u live less than an hour away from a CM village!!!
How r things there? Last I heard, some of the rooms were quite run down. Planning to go but still deciding between villages.
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