Friday, September 22, 2006

Tanjung Balai - My first impression of Indonesia

Date: 3 Sep 06
Itinerary: Singapore-Tanjung Balai-Singapore



Kid beggar: healthy kid with both hand and leg
Monthly income: Less than Singapore Dollar $200
Prostitution: Their customers mainly come from Singapore and Malaysia
Corruption: Immigration officers request extra from passengers in public.

Chinese in Indonesia: As a minority group, Chinese here is running business rather than being employed, that's why a lot of Chinese and their shop. Chinese contrubutes a lot to Indonesia, but they are discriminated especially in Java Island


Singapore's city skyline

Sentosa and Merlion


Singapore is world's busiest seaport



Wow, my favourite-Superstar Virgo.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos. You are right about the immigration. Have a look at Tanjung Balai Karimun news.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A UNPLEASANT HOLIDAY IN TG BALAI KARIMUN . ON THE DAY 24TH APRIL WE VISITED THE ISLAND . WE WERE OUT STROLLING THE PASAR BARU , WE CAME ACROSS A MASSAGE NAME EVI MASSAGE PALOUR . WE HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME IN THE MASSAGE PALOUR WHEN MY FRIEND FOUND OUT HE LOST 200 RM . WE CONFRONT THE BOSS WHICH IS A LADY . SHE SHOUTED AT US TO MAKE COMPLAINT BUT SHE SAY THE POLISI IN TG BALAI ARE THEIR FRIEND . IF WE DO WE MIGHT END UP IN JAIL. IS THERE NO LAW ? WE DO MAKE A REPORT BUT SO FAR NOTHING CAN BE DONE . I HOPE THE AUTHORTY DO SOMETHING BEFORE MORE TOURISTS BEING ROB OR CON .

Anonymous said...

That is why when you go out shopping be it in Batam, Karimun or Tanjong Pinang. Do not bring lots of cash. RM$200 is a lot bro. You should deposit the cash and your passport with the return ticket in the Hotel's Safe deposit box and sign for it? That way you could have save your cash. Just bring some cash but not till RM$200. Have fun bro.

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