Undecided whether you want to pay $70 plus to SingTel or StarHub to catch the FIFA World Cup? Well, Club Med Bintan offers soccer fans a weekend of fun amongst other soccer fans from 10‐12 July 2010 with a special All‐Inclusive package including premiums, World‐Cup‐themed activities, attractive prizes to give away, “live” screenings of the Semi‐Finals (10 Jul) and Grand Finals (11 Jul), and the company of soccer celebrities.
For soccer fanatics, this will have to be the most exciting and best value‐for‐money retreat available in Singapore! From dawn to dusk, it is all‐things soccer before the “live” screening of the matches late at night. Have fun with Fandi Ahmad, R Sasikumar and Eric Francis as you brush up your soccer skills in soccer clinics; pit your soccer prowess in a football tournament with others; challenge other soccer fanatics in a Virtual World Cup Competition; and soak up the atmosphere in the Grand Finals Carnival leading up to the “live” screening of the finale!
Take this opportunity to meet and greet 3‐time Radio Personality of the Year – Class 95 DJ Glenn Ong, who will lead the revelry over the weekend!
Discover the happiness and convenience of an All‐inclusive Holiday with Club Med, where all meals, full access to an open bar, accommodation, sports and recreational activities are included when you purchase a Club Med All‐Inclusive Package. This means that you can concentrate on enjoying a real vacation and enjoy yourselves in all that is available in the resort!
Be the first to book this special Club Med World Cup All‐Inclusive package to receive a limited‐edition Jabulani Adidas World Cup premium (mini soccer balls), while stocks last.
Line up of World Cup weekend activities:
“Live” Screening of semi‐finals and grand finals
Cheer your favourite team with your friends, family and other soccer fanatics at the “live” screening in the main bar on 10 Jul (Semi‐Finals) and 11 Jul (Grand Finals)!
Conducted by soccer personalities the likes of Fandi Ahmad, R Sasikumar and Eric Francis, learn the tips and tricks and brush up your soccer skills with the best players to have played soccer in Singapore!
Take this chance to play alongside Malaysia Cup winning players; or take the game to the next level and compete with them!
Virtual World Cup Competition
Soccer mania continues outside the soccer field as you pitch your skills in a game of “EA Sport’s FIFA 2010 World Cup” on the Microsoft Xbox! What’s more, winners get to win fantastic World Cup premiums!
Celebrity Party Leader – Class 95 DJ Glenn Ong
A 3‐time winner of the MediaCorp Radio Personality of the Year …. and also a die‐hard soccer fanatic! Hang out with Glenn Ong over the weekend and discover common interests in all‐things soccer!
Grand Finals Carnival (11 Jul)
Partake in games and contests as you built up the excitement for the Grand Finals! Whip yourself into a pre‐match flurry with games such as penalty shootout, juggling skills, dribbling contest and ball balancing!
Club Med World Cup All‐Inclusive Package price:
From $699 per adult (twin‐share Superior room)
Booking period from now till 8 Jul 2010
Travel period is from 10 – 12 Jul 2010
What is included in the promotion package:
- Return ferry Singapore‐Bintan‐Singapore
- Two‐way land transfers between ferry terminal and Resort
- 2 nights accommodation in twin‐share room
- Sumptuous Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with free flow of red and white wine and beverages during Lunch and Dinner
- Open bar and snacks
- Participation in Soccer clinics
- Participation in X‐Box virtual tournament on EA Sports FIFA 2010 World Cup
- Participation in friendly matches
- Live screenings of 3rd place match on mornings of 11 July, and Grand Finals on 12 July 2010‐05‐17
- All Sports activities with instruction, for adults and children: Archery, Flying Trapeze, Sailing… and many more
- Nightly entertainment
- There is something for everyone at Club Med Bintan!
Guests staying in Club Med Bintan will be delighted to discover another world of peace and relaxation for their getaway. The sprawling compound, featuring the most beautiful beach of Bintan, offers pockets of privacy and tranquillity away from the soccer frenzy, while the availability of sports and recreational facilities caters to vacationers who prefer something to indulge in something else. Children joining their parents for this trip will also be well taken care of by the Petit Club Med* (2‐4 years),
Pajama Club* (2‐8 years), Mini Club Med (4‐11 years) and and Junior’s Club Med (11‐14 years).
* at extra cost
ABOUT CLUB MED BINTAN
Club Med Bintan Island boasts a 4‐Trident rating and showcases the best of Club Med’s new upscale positioning, offering a hassle‐free, All‐Inclusive Friendly and Luxurious Holiday, allowing their guests to relax and feel renewed.
Singapore’s closest attraction, Bintan, is the largest of 3,200 islands in the Riau archipelago and the third largest of 27 provinces in Indonesia. Located just 45 kilometres south‐east of Singapore, the strategic location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions contribute to its success as an international leading destination for both business and pleasure. Bintan is easily accessible via a 55‐minute ride on a high speed catamaran from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
Club Med Bintan Island, featuring the most beautiful beach of Bintan, is set against a backdrop of white sandy beaches and lush green palm trees on the warm water’s edge of the South China Sea.
Rooms have been reconfigured to offer 38 additional Deluxe rooms and a reduction of 43 Superior rooms. The new room reconfiguration brought the total 295 rooms inventory to 198 Superior rooms, 94 Deluxe rooms and two Suites as well as a Handicap room. Among the Deluxe rooms, 16 of them are available with balcony. Deluxe rooms have been completely revamped and now boast a chic new look replete with flat screen 26” TVs and DVD players. Warm colours such as oranges and reds were selected for all the rooms.
The reception showcases the site consistency in the decoration. The colours chosen consist of a variety of green and brown which blends with the decor; oversized pots add a modern twist to classics. The reception desk has been modernized and stands prominently among the rest of the decoration as it is important for it to be noticed by clients. The colour scheme is deliberately more distinguished.
For lounge areas, lighter features were used so as to avoid blocking the stunning view and allowing nature to filter through. The area is also decorated with wooden furniture from Indonesia, providing a modern design with pure lines.
The Santai Bar which is located by the pool at Level One has been rearranged for comfort. The Beach Bar is furnished with contemporary items with soft colours and natural elements to blend with the surroundings.
Decorated with graphic reflection, furniture with a metallic structure are used to add vibrancy to this big open space. On this level, the warm colours of oranges and reds, coupled with exotic plants are used in order to retain the warmth of the Club Med ambience. The terrace with a seating area and parasols continues from the bar within proximity of the pool and sea. The bright and shiny red‐orange parasols were chosen to contrast with the mineral façade of the main building.
The Waterfall Restaurant ideally set against a romantic backdrop of sandy white beaches and lush greenery exemplifies consistency and incorporates the same colours schemes of brick and earth tones, as well as some natural elements such as bamboos screens and harmonised furniture. In the main seating area, an illusion of depth is created with a deep coat of paint on the walls and a repetition of selected objects, as well as decorations such as wooden crafts, Indonesian statues, scenes of the traditional Indonesian on copper leaf panels. Translucent pendant lights in the high ceiling area of the restaurant casts a gentle soothing glow amid a light breeze.
This cosy and friendly restaurant offers thematic international buffets daily for breakfast, lunch and diner ‐ a great option for those who love a wide selection of cuisines.
The Terrasse, a 120‐seater alfresco restaurant has also been refurbished with a brand new look. Guests can enjoy late breakfast, late lunch and dinners of the freshest grilled seafood and prime cuts of meats accompanied with endless views of the ocean.
With new dishes to the menu, professionally prepared up by Chef Ravindra Balhoo, one of Club Med’s top chefs, Waterfall Restaurant and The Terrasse Restaurant promise gourmet lovers some of the finest and freshest food and sensorial culinary experience of Asian fusion and international dishes on Bintan Island.
CLUB MED ALL‐INCLUSIVE HOLIDAY
With the Club Med concept, guests have the freedom of doing almost everything on their holiday. Exciting sports and recreational facilities are available for guests who enjoy active sports such as archery, yoga, windsurfing and snorkelling. Club Med also offers swimming and fitness facilities and its very own private white sand beach to relax.
Golf enthusiasts have the luxury of playing at the Ria Bintan Golf Club, located just next to Club Med. The Ria Bintan Golf Club has been awarded:
- Best Golf Course in Indonesia ‐ 2003 ‐ 2007 ‐ Winner (4 consecutive years)
- Best Championship Course in Asia 2007 ‐ 4th Runner up
- Best Clubhouse in Asia 2007 ‐ 6th Runner up
Nature lovers can enjoy a range of excursions such as the Mangrove Discovery Tour, South Bintan Heritage Tour and Tanjung Uban Town Exploration.
Children can look forward to Club Med Pyjamas Club®, which is an optional evening childcare service for children aged between four months to eight years, thus allowing parents to enjoy some private time while their children are in safe and qualified care.
Club Med Bintan Island also caters to all other children up to ten years of age, through the following innovative clubs: Club Med Baby Welcome for children under two years (a service providing parents with baby supplies such as a baby cot, bottle warmer etc), Petit Club Med* for children aged two to three years and Mini Club Med for children aged between four and ten years old. *At extra cost
Each Club Med is run by qualified and caring Club Med G.Os, who coordinate and participate in activities, nature walks, fun play and quiet time for kids to befriend other children of their own age group while mum and dad enjoy some private time relaxing, playing golf or even enjoying an aromatherapy massage in the new double treatment room.
Club Med holidays organise all aspects of travelling so that guests can focus on total relaxation and personal enjoyment. These enhanced premium offerings free customers from worry so they can enjoy all that Club Med has to offer with total peace of mind.
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