Budget cable skiing in Batam
Sometimes you just want to get out of the country when it seems like there is nothing to do in Singapore. Might be a little slow here, but I’ve finally tried the cable skiing in Batam that some of my friends have been talking about!
For just S$108, you get return ferry tickets, land transfers, lunch, and a full day ski pass including usage of their skiing equipment. Not bad for an entire day right! Compared to cable skiing at East Coast Park, this is a whole lot cheaper, plus you can get out of the country for a change of environment.
We took the earliest 10:30 am ferry from Singapore, and returned around 7:15 pm. It’s possible to return even later, but we got tired so that seemed like the perfect time.
Entrance to Batam Cable Ski Park. Cable skiing equipment to the left, spacious dining/bar area to the right. Trampoline! People use it for training their stunts, but we just jumped around anyway. Chilling area. There are more pavilions to the left too. Not too shabby yeah. Manja cat! Just kept snuggling up whenever we were resting. Domesticated monkeys? Some are quite aggressive so better not to provoke them. Didn’t like this part of the resort too much.New friends Matt and Ann. Ann coaching me on my virgin cable skiing experience. Was aiming to conquer one ramp by the end of the day!But it didn’t go too well. Only managed the full round on my very last try. :PThink I’m much better at doing splits in the air.Mabok Monkey trying to drink beer. Not sure what to feel about it when Matt sent this to us later. This is the friendly monkey that everyone talks about I think.
What I liked most though, is that the entire process was very fuss free from start to end. Although a little casual, the organiser confirms very quickly, all the transfers are seamless, and you only pay at the resort. Will definitely go again whenever I feel like cable skiing or need a quick change of environment and do some sports.
Their weekday promotions seem pretty shiok too. Student Tues & Thur (S$90), Ladies Weds (S$60), and my personal favourite… TGIF with free flow of beer (S$100). Cable Skiing with beer. Thumbs up.
Batam Cable Ski Park
Waterfront City Resort, Batam
Tel: (65) 9487 5007 / (65) 9673 3494