For our final four-day weekend of the year, we set sail for Bintan island.
|It is only 55 minutes away by ferry and you can feel the heat of the equator as you get closer.|
|I usually get seasick, but I chose not to take any precautions.|
Instead, I got some salty chips at the appropriately named B(a)RF Deli once we boarded the ferry.
|Bintan is one of several Indonesian islands and is immensely popular with the Singaporeans.|
|We stayed at the Bintan Lagoon Resort with a view of the Jack Nicklaus golf course overlooking the South China Sea.|
|At the Icon Restaurant in town, we ate mutton satay and delicious rice!|
|The skies were velvety purple at dusk.|
|There are many places to get Indonesian massages, but we just admired the relief sculptures instead.|
|We took a mangrove boat tour at night to see fireflies and to gaze at the stars.|
|While recording a heavy rain storm the next day, I captured this lightning bolt accompanied by a loud thunderclap!|
|We topped off the journey by feeding the extra large koi fish in front of the hotel.|