Welcome To Batam

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Batam is among the largest islands within the Riau Archipelago, and not long ago it was just another poor island with coastal villages and unspoiled nature. The declaration of the Batam free trade zone in 1989 has turned the island upside down, after just some years of speedy development it now has a modern airport, vacationer hotel/resort, big malls and business centers and a nonetheless growing infrastructure that has changed the island completely.

It has rapid-rising inhabitants of round 100.000. As the island develops into a significant industrial and vacationer space, it attracts ever-increasing inhabitants from other Indonesian islands who see Batam as a heaven of opportunity.

Batam is a well-liked trip spot for fun starved Singaporeans, who find the Singapore's digital life a bit 'dry'. Batam is best visited from Singapore, where the connecting ferries offer a wonderful service and frequency for connecting to Batam, though the ferry fare of common S$ 45 for a return fare for about an hour trip is sort of steep.

Batam is a short ferry trip away and belongs to Riau Province of Indonesia. The distance between Batam and Singapore is less than 20 km. Nature and panorama sensible, Batam Island doesnt have much to supply, however if you wish to have the benefit of low cost seafood and do loads of procuring at very reasonable value, Batam is the place for you. Nightlife can be fairly lively, though, usually for all of the dangerous reasons. However, spa, massage and beer are very low value here. The resorts are loads and for food, particularly seafood, you're spoilt for choice.

There is not much one can indulge while in Batam. One can try some of these activities:

1. Go for a long Drive through the Arch Bridge (Barelang bridges) to neighboring islands and to the Vietnamese refugee camp.

2. Want some pampering? Get a spa therapy at Batam! It is vitally low-cost as in comparison with the packages in Singapore. You just paid S$70 on top of the accommodation to have a 2.5 hour remedy together with body scrub, body massage, facial therapy and herbal bat.

3. Shopping at Nagoya Hill, It was a half-hour experience from the resort to Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall. Very first thing you could curious was, "Why is it referred to as Nagoya once you're not in Japan?" No idea.

4. Go pubbing in quite a few bars and discos

5. Eating, Batam has a number of advantageous eating places the place you'll be able to take pleasure in some nice cuisine. If you wish to enjoy the Batam quick-meals experience, the best places are the A2 Pujasera, Windsor and other new food courts at Nagoya. In order for you fine dining then don't miss out on going to the Golden Prawn Seafood Restaurant in Bengkong, for some recent seafood dishes.

Batam is not famous for good beaches. So don’t expect a lot. But there are a few seas- facing resorts like Turi Beach Resort, Batam View beach resort, located near Nongsa village, which are worth exploring.

Below are the various tourist attractions in Batam those categories into: Nature tour, Historical tour, culinary tour, Shopping Centre tour, Sports tour, Night Life tour and Special Interest tour.

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