Travel Review: Treasure Bay Bintan | Clozette

Time flies. In a couple of weeks, everyone will be heading off for their own holiday plans and will be welcoming another year in the blink of an eye. If there's one thing that we love to plan ahead for, it's our travels.

Now you might be thinking that it's a little too early to look into your holiday plans for the new year, but some of the best trips need some much needed preparation. Whether you're up for a stress-free and relaxing trip, or one that's full of adventures and adrenaline, Clozette Ambassador Kai Ting found the right place for you. 


Treasure Bay Bintan, the integrated waterfront development located just an hour away from Singapore, is an absolute paradise close to home. The new additions at the establishment add plenty of outdoor fun and thrills for visitors, especially those who are planning a weekend getaway during the upcoming school holidays or even looking ahead into their summer plans.

So dive in to this experience as we catch up with Kai Ting and share why Treasure Bay Bintan should be added to your upcoming travels list. 

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How was your glamping experience like at the Canopi Resort?

The exterior of the tents features a huge and cool tent, while the interior boasts everything from basic necessities like lights and sofa, to air-conditioner and a clean bathroom. It was a very beautiful place! I was amazed when I stepped in. It was very spacious and clean with a grand four-poster bed with white sheets. The toilet sports an outdoor concept, which blended in really well with the whole glamping experience. 



It’ll be good to know that there are electrical sockets all around the tent. I had a good night’s sleep in the huge comfortable bed!

Run us through the activity highlights of your day.

After a short hour of ferry ride from Singapore to Bintan, we only needed five more minutes from Bintan Ferry Terminal to Treasure Bay Bintan. We went for lunch at The Patio, which overlooked the clear blue waters of the crystal lagoon.

Next, we went for a solar boat tour on the Crystal Lagoon and learnt that it’s the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia, which was the size of 50 Olympic-sized pools! Its eco-friendly technology also uses approximately 100 times lesser chemicals than conventional swimming pools. 


We proceeded to change into our swim attire for some water activities. I attempted the exhilarating Jetovator and was guided by the friendliest guide. All the staff at Treasure Bay Bintan provided great service. They were very friendly and approachable.

After an afternoon of water activities, we went back to wash up and head for dinner at a beautiful setting on top of a hill, with fresh food barbecued by the chefs for us. We enjoyed a hearty meal and a good conversation!


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Which activity will you recommend for different groups of people?


I would recommend a group of friends to try out the Jetovator because it’s really fun! It may be slightly difficult from the start, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll become addicted to flying on water.

Family with children should go for the Sea Scooter [or the] Water Tricycle for a good bonding time. The inflatable water park will surely be a children’s favourite as well!

Finally, couples can opt for the thrilling ATV tour around Treasure Bay Bintan, as well as the adventurous tour of the mangrove swamps on a kayak.

Which activity did you enjoy the most and why?

Definitely the Jetovator! The mangrove kayak was not bad as well.

The Jetovator allows you to fly on water; it’s hard not to love the experience! For the mangrove kayaking, it’s quite a feat because you’ll have to paddle accurately to manoeuvre through the mangroves and trees branches.




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Tell us about your overall experience?

It was definitely a fun-filled trip. I never liked water sports because I thought that it was too troublesome and I wouldn’t be able to get the hang of it. However, after this trip, I realised that it’s as fun as it looks and definitely worth a try! The guides were all so friendly and helpful, and they make sure you can really have fun in whichever water sport you choose to try. The food served at The Patio was also fresh and delicious. 



Glamping in The Canopi is a must-try experience. When you open up your tent door, you’re treated to a lovely view of the greenery and the Crystal Lagoon. It’s best for a quick and fuss-free weekend getaway with your significant other or your family. If you’re planning for an all-in-one birthday treat for a loved one, Treasure Bay Bintan will not disappoint!

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(Cover photo from: CelineChiam)


During the holiday season, shopping malls are impossible to be in. From the opening hours until closing time, it’s always jam packed with people going in and out of numerous stores as they make their way down their holiday gifting list.

That is why if you don’t have the patience or the time to be in these malls, online shopping websites are your new Christmas saviour. Not only can you easily browse through thousands of different products, but purchasing them is a breeze too – just add them to your cart, check out, and wait for them to pop up on your doorstep.

So if you haven’t started shopping for your friends and family for the upcoming holidays, and don’t have the spare capacity to hit the malls, here are the six best online shopping sites for all your holiday gifting needs.

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ZALORA



Whether you’re looking for gifts for him or her – from clothes and shoes, to accessories and tech gadgets, ZALORA has them all. Plus, they have a quick and easy 30-day Returns policy: just click on a certain product you want to have changed or refunded, choose when you want their rider to pick up your package, and once they receive your goods, your new item will be on its way to you. So if you change your mind on a certain present for someone, you can easily have it exchanged!

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Etsy



If you’re looking for unique, creative or personalised gifts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, Etsy is the place for you. Not only will you help small businesses thrive, but you will also support a community of crafters and artists who put their heart and soul into each product they make.


Sephora



With their unparalleled amount of prestige products and beautifully curated holiday gift sets, you won’t have a problem finding a present for your mum, your best friend, your sister – or even your grandmother – in Sephora.


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Net-A-Porter



Want to give the ultimate treat to your loved ones this Christmas? Then luxury shopping website Net-A-Porter will provide all the sophisticated products you could ever hope to have and give. And the best part? Your packages will come in their standard super-chic black packaging, which saves you time from having to wrap it up yourself. 


Lazada



Whatever gift you’re looking for, you can find it in Lazada at a discounted price. From electronics to clothes and beauty products, they always have the best deals and discounts, and shopping is easy and quick; which will make you and your wallet happy, indeed.


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Typo



If you’re the type who loves to give quirky homeware items or personalised products, you’ll easily find them all at Typo. Famous for their cute and novelty gadgets, mugs, diaries, cases, and whatnot, they have everything you need in order to become a “gift giving hero” this Christmas.

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Which of these websites will you be going to for your holiday gifting needs? To get the most out of your online shopping, read our seven online shopping tips for shopaholics.

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If there’s one thing we love about fashion, it’s that there are no boundaries. Style is not restricted to a certain model, designer or runway – it’s all about playing with pieces to create a style unique to your individual personality. What does that really mean? No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what season you’re in, get this: there are no hard rules in fashion.


Want to pull off Fall looks in our tropical weather? The key is to select the right pieces and you can make it work for you. We collaborated with our friends from leading Taiwanese fashion brand, KODZ, to come up with key looks for the season. Six stylish members from #TeamClozette came together to shoot a look book that expresses each of their own unique style while celebrating the brand’s minimal aesthetics.

Ready to look and feel your best this Fall? Keep scrolling to see what Dhivya, Audy, Becks, Li Wei, Jessie, and Jamie wore – and read what they have to say about their favourite Fall-inspired looks from KODZ that are bound to inspire your next street-ready Fall OOTD.

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Keep it neutral like Dhivya & Audy



Feeling lazy and just want to have a low-key and fuss-free day? Go for a neutral palette that is easy to mix and match.

"I love this outfit because it makes me feel like I’m channelling [my inner] Cara Delevingne on her off-duty days. This outfit is perfect for a date to the movies or a casual brunch with my friends." - Dhivya

"The dress is comfortable yet so chic! I like how I could dress it up for the office and dress it down for a relaxed weekend!" - Audy

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Embrace Fall colours like Becks & Li Wei



Fall is all about darker hues and sweater weather. We say, deviate from your usual monochrome palette by adding pops of berry in your outfit with knitted sweaters that are lightweight enough for the tropics.

“Muted palettes and soft fabrics have a sense of effortless sophistication that appeals to me. Perfect for chilly days in the tropics; the asymmetrical hemline of the turtleneck sweater and side-slit of the fitted skirt help add that extra ‘oomph’ to my ensemble." - Becks

"I'd imagine myself wearing this ensemble during the cooler months in Singapore, or even in Hong Kong! This is a great look to run errands or hit the mall in, because the crop-top-and-pants look isn't too casual and the sweater keeps me warm. Let’s not forget how a pop of colour to my otherwise monochromatic outfit would turn eyes!" - Li Wei


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Stick to staples like Jessie & Jamie



When the weather cools but you’re still not ready to let go of sundresses from Summer, reach for easy pieces that are cut in a slightly heavier fabric. They provide just the right amount of warmth while still keeping you cool and fresh through the humid daytime weather.

"I love that my dress is comfy and not tight-fitting, perfect for a casual afternoon tea session!" - Jessie

"Dresses are great options to save you time and effort on those mornings when you’re running late. And this black one-piece is surprisingly versatile for work and play – whether it's with sneakers or heels! This is a definite closet staple!” - Jamie



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