Tourist from Malaysia and Singapore Crowded Batam’s Mall in 2014 New Year Eve

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Foreign tourists from Malaysia and Singapore thronged several malls in Batam to spend the weekend before the Christmas holiday and New Year 2014 and enjoy the Batam Great Sale held by the city government.

“We traveling and shopping, spending the holiday weekend, " said a tourist from Singapore in Batam on Sunday.

He said besides interested in performances Batam Great Sale offered in more than 300 outlets in Batam, Batam shopping also cheaper.

“Regardless of the discount, the price is cheap, because the dollar rate is high, " he said.

He admitted knowing Batam Great Sale discount program from a friend who came to Batam last week. From that information, he and five other colleagues interested in spending time in Batam.

New year eve in Batam Island 2014

Of the various discounts offered, he said more interested in discount stores held from typical Indonesian products such as batik and handicraft.

The same thing is said by tourists from Malaysia, Sarah, who said the discounts eyeing Indonesian product, especially the hood. “There are manifold, and withdraw all. Model is more modern, “said Sarah, who met at Nagoya Hill.

Albert said tourists from Singapore to Batam often have a chance every weekend.

"If to Batam, I was just to the mall, eat - meal, looking for something different, more comfortable,” he said.

On this occasion, Albert confessed shopping knick knacks of Christmas; he got a relatively cheaper price in a modern grocery store.

“The price is cheap, if it is calculated with an exchange of dollars right now," he said.

Batam City Government took private entrepreneurs clothing outlets, food, hotel and restaurant held a 10-70 percent discount from 1 to 31 December 2013.

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