Three Things About Batam: the Island, Mall and Resort


Batam is a really well-known place in Indonesia. Among the many south-east Asian nations it's a superb nation for tourism. Batam is well-known throughout the globe especially Singapore. If you speak of luxury then you might be in all probability Batam is a place full of water. It is truly an island. The beauty of nature makes it probably the most attractive. Folks usually travel their because of enterprise deals however more often we discover people mainly coming for leisure or even for  honeymoon. The package provided by the resort authorities really makes it a place to visit more often for the tourists.

Pulau Batam (pulau is a Malay word, means island) is among the largest islands within the Riau Archipelago. After the declaration of free trade zone in 1989, Pulau Batam has been developed rapidly and now has a contemporary airport, vacationer and enterprise centers and a still growing infrastructure.

Moreover, the goal is to turn out to be one of the biggest ports of Southeast Asia and a major worldwide commerce center, its strategic location close to Singapore, Malacca Strait and South China Sea is the role model, which definitely assists to achieve the goals. Sadly, the Asia economic crisis within the late 1990's was a serious blow for Pulau Batam, the economy and growth here had been affected and dragged after the economic crisis.

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About Nagoya Hill

Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall, some also refer it to Nagoya Hill Superblock. The shopping center is positioned within the center of Nagoya town.

Virtually all of the shop on this shopping center could be traded by SGD dollar. Surprisingly, the food in the food court restaurant had been quite cheap. There was a food street within the shopping center, with a number of food retailers selling variety of meals; you should have a tough time to determine what to eat. There has a fast food-A&was it already "disappeared" from Malaysia and Singapore for years you may try it if you missed their onion ring and root beer.

There have been two large retail shops in the shopping center- Matahari and Hypermart. The household merchandise have been cheap, the greens and fruits have been fresh and cheap. Nevertheless, the price of the clothes were not cheap if compare with Singapore and Malaysia, and the quality of the garments may not deserve the price.

Lastly, you can buy kueh lapis (Malay phrase), which was famous cake in Indonesia. The cake was very fresh and delicate, without the using of preservative, so it has to be consumed within three days in room temperature and up to 2 weeks if stored them in fridge. Each unique taste kueh lapis price only about SGD 25, which was very cheap if compare with the retail shops in Singapore and Malaysia, they are selling about SGD 50. Subsequently, a number of tourists from Malaysia and Singapore would purchase as many as they will after they travel to Indonesia. The cake is certainly a finest present for friends and family, as a result of it could symbolize Indonesia.

About Harris Resort Batam

There are various resorts available in Pulau Batam. Harris is one among them. Harris is a 4 star resort and considered as a first-class property. The resort is facing the strait of Singapore, the sea view with spacious lodging, large swimming pool and a lot of facilities accessible throughout the resort.

Cabana Room

There is different type of rooms available in the resort, together with Harris Room, Cabana, Family, Japanese and Residence. Cabana room is positioned alongside the seashore and very spacious, and all of the rooms are functioned with:

  • Satellite television
  • DVD player in all Cabanas, Suites and Residences
  • Mini bar
  • In-room safe deposit box
  • In-house movies
  • Aromatherapy
  • Complimentary coffee & tea making facility
  • Private balcony overlooking the pool or the marina
  • Fully equipped kitchen (Executive Suites & Junior Suites)
  • Room service (24 hours)

Lunch Harris Cafe

Different sorts of food were available there, including western, Indonesian delicacies, seafood, and Harris special.

Bowling Center

The bowling center in the resort was maintained fairly well.

BBQ Buffet

BBQ buffet carnival was purported to be held beside the pool, but if it was a raining day they'll swap the place to indoor. During the dinner, you had been entertained by the Larosa Quartet Band. They carried out with different languages music, including Chinese, English, Indonesian, Hokkien and Cantonese, so no matter the place the vacationers from, they might enjoy the performance during their dinner.

Number of scrumptious meals could possibly be found in the buffet, including chili crab, BBQ rooster, baked fish, fried rice, Indonesian noodle, and etc. Different flavor of ice-cream and fruits have been also available.

Moreover, you may select different mixture of greens and seasoning, and then the chef would cook for us. He cooked fairly well and the taste much likes Chinese cuisine.

Other Facilities in Harris Batam

There were numerous facilities available in the resort. Most of them were, including indoor and out of doors activities.

Indoor Activities

  • Reflexology
  • Traditional Massage
  • Fitness Centre
  • Squash Courts
  • 10-Lane Bowling Alley
  • Billiards
  • SPA with 31 treatments

Outdoor Activities

  • Go Carting
  • ULM - Parasailing
  • Golf nearby
  • Volley ball
  • Teambuilding and New Activities
  • Table Tennis

Moreover, children facilities are available. If you happen to want to bring your children there, then you do not need to worry about them. Particularly children's pool, you might play together with your children. They may enjoy the journey too. The children facilities including:

  • Dino's Kids Club (indoor & outdoor)
  • Games on the beach
  • Children's pool
  • Bicycle Tours
  • Harris Nanny
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