We made this day-long tour from Singapore to see a bit of Indonesia. The journey by ferry takes about one hour, the reservation included the ferry return tickets and a private guided tour of Batam with one-hour massage included. All was nice, maybe not the nicest place on earth and quite different from the luxurious resorts in Bali and other Indonesian highlights, but all the same ok, it was a nice diversion from Singapore. What really made a good day was our guide, Irvin, who was waiting for us to arrive at Batam ferry terminal and stayed with us the whole day, very friendly and conversational, polite and funny, it was just like visiting an old friend and spending time with him for a whole day. During the tour we saw a very interesting Buddhist temple , a coffee factory and a bakery where they bake the traditional layer cake. You can buy coffee and cake if you want but you are not forced to, it’s really up to you. A nice traditional lunch and a fantastic massage we’re also included.