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Zoe Raymond|Fitness & Yoga|Beauty & Fashion

Abacus Retreat- Bintan

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That's me in Zonia's Leessang cap made popular by Gary from Running Man. I had sometime so I conveniently took the cap to camwhore but it was too big for me to wear it out. My sister has a huge head. 

Abacus were bound for our annual retreat to Bintan and boy! I was excited, who doesn't love to travel?? (: 

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With zee colleagues on the ferry!! (:

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Arriving at Bintan Resorts!!

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And some group shots before we piled the bus and moved on to our resort for the next few nights- Angsana Bintan! (: 

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Managed by the Banyan Tree Group, Angsana Hotels and Resorts is a Luxury 5 Star Resort which operates close to 10 resorts and hotels, over 40 spas, and 40 retail galleries! 

My roomie for the next 2 nights was Dawn. And we were captivated by our room!! 

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Brightly lit, clean and boy! I love the orange!

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View from the balcony.

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Nothing's going to stop 2 girls from camwhoring in the room. Set the camera on self-timer mode and flashing away! (: 

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We were famished and went down to meet up with the rest for our first meal in Bintan. Lunch was at Lotus Café. This cafe is where we will be having our 3 meals for the next 3 days!

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Keropok with the shiok chili!!

This is soooo good! We have endless servings of the keropok and chili! The chili is also for sale at US$25 for 1kg. We decided against getting cause it was quite pricey and thankful that almost every meal we had in Bintan serves this chili! :D :D 

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Grilled Tuna, Sambal Matah Salad.

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Kare Ayam, Braised chicken in Indonesian yellow curry and steamed jasmine rice.

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Vegetarian fried rice and tempura for 2 of our colleagues!

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Fruit Cheese Cake, served with baby Macedonia fruit.

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With Rommie, Dawn!

Not a fan of cakes but this cake is sooo good! It's the light Japanese style cheese cake and i regretted offering to share with 2 others cause I thought I wouldn't enjoy it wahaha!

After lunch, we went to Angsana Spa to take a look at their packages and some of the colleagues booked their session. One of our colleagues used to work for Banyan Tree and knew many there so we got good discounts!! (: 

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It was free and easy so a few of us checked out the beach and the pool while the rest of the colleagues took a free shuttle to Oleh Oleh (A small town) about 30 minutes away for some shopping and cheap massage. 

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Outfit of The Day
Hollyhoque Criss Crossing Cropped Top
Hollyhoque Studded Denim Shorts
Watch: Swatch
Slippers: Havaianas

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Mandatory jump shots at beaches right? :D we took so many because Dawn is bad in jumping! 

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Finallly a shot of us both in the air but our photographer forgot to take the sea and sun! 

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Finally a picture of both of us in the air and view of sea and sand! 

It was slight high tide that afternoon so we could see some water over the rocks on the bridge! (It was dry the next day and unsightly!!) The water was really clear that someone asked me if she could snorkel there!! Sorry dear, you can't cause there's nothing except a few fish and crabs.

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There's this wooden bridge which quite look like Christine's picture taken in Maldives lol! Had to annoy her by taking an exact same shot and sent her over Whatsapp. Wahahaha!

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Christine even did a collage to show her displeasure lol!! 

Leave it up to you guys to see if there's some similarities. Lololol! 

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With Faliq! 

We walked over to Banyan Tree to check out the massages (miscalculated the distance!! There was up slopes and all, we took about 20 minutes to get there!!). Guests can get the buggy to ride you over!   

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Beautiful and quiet pool!! 

Banyan Tree is the more expensive and renowned hotel and the place is really quiet and perfect resort for some unwinding. 

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More OOTD hehe! 

Went back to Angsana or some cocktails before hitting the pool! The bar gave me 2 free drinks and wanted me to try and give my review. Of course, I am the worse person to offer drinks. Dawn the alcoholic, was all at smiles. Haha! 

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Pretty!! 

Coincidentally, both of us brought 2 bikinis and both in red and green! 

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With the colleagues who came back from Oleh Oleh!! 

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Partner-in-crime (: 

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Time goes by really quickly when you have fun! We went back to bathe and freshened up and it was time for dinner! Dinner was at Pantai Grill and Beach Club! Barbecue nights were only available on Fridays! We were lucky while batch 2 of the colleagues weren't! (: 

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The best pumpkin soup!! 

I told Dawn "Let's share a soup!". And she said okay, we finished the bowl within minutes, Dawn got a second serving and said Let's share again and I went back for a third bowl and we shared once again! Lol! 

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My grilled plate of crayfish, prawns, sausage, chicken and duck!! Yummy!! 

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Paul's grilled plate! 

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Macaron 

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& more macarons! 

Lighting was bad so I didn't manage to take pictures of the wide spread of grill and desserts argh! 

Remember I told you we have a colleague who used to work there? Through her connections, some of us got great deals like a free villa upgrade for the massage!! 

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The night ended at a colleague's room with a small little party!! Will blog Day 2 soon with more pictures of the colleagues and boy! We took some really good shots! (: See you! 

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