Nagoya, Batam city

Batam City, The Industrial Island

Batam’s proximity to Singapore has helped it to develop from a jungle covered island with mangrove swamps to an industrial hub. Due to the shortage of labour in Singapore, Batam has become the place for joint industrial ventures between the two countries. This has attracted workers from all over Indonesia to flock to Batam in[…]

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A Beautiful Melayu Beach, Wrapped in A Serene And Peaceful Ambience

Leaving the bright lights of downtown Batam City, crossing the iconic Barelang Bridge, and setting foot on the quiet little island of Rempang, one will find a beautiful beach wrapped in a serene and peaceful ambience. This is Melayu Beach, located at Rempang Cate Village, Galang district, Batam municipality . The beach is situated some 15 minutes drive from[…]

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Fun Adventure in Golden City Bengkong

Just a short ferry ride away from Singapore, the island of Batam in Riau Archipelago province is not just bustling with industry and business activities, but it is also filled with many wonderful spots offering all sorts of fun and leisure activities for the entire family. One of the best places to take the family on a full day[…]

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The Barelang Bridge, The Prominent Icon Of Batam

A trip to the tourist and industrial island of Batam in the Riau Islands Province is  not considered complete without visiting its most prominent icon: the Barelang Bridge. Situated some 35km from the heart of Batam City, the bridge is an architectural marvel  that connects Batam Island with several small islands to its south, namely  Tonton, Nipah, Sekotok,  Rempang, Galang[…]

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Abang Island

Abang Island Near Batam

Beautiful underwater gardens featuring fascinating coral reefs decorated with various shapes, sizes, and colors of many sea creatures, that is the view that awaits snorkelers and divers under the crystal clear waters of Abang Island, south of Batam in the province of the Riau Archipelago. Abang Island is surrounded by many other small islands, most of which are conservation[…]

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Sumatera Convention Center

Meetings And Conventions in Batam

The island of Batam forms part of the Riau Archipelago located on the east coast of Sumatra. Its proximity to Singapore, one of the most important trade and financial centers in Southeast Asia, has propelled Batam’s development into one of Indonesia’s prominent industrial, trade and commercial zones. With increased investments, the island’s infrastructure and facilities continue to[…]

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Batam City

The Island Of Batam, Riau Archipelago

When one looks out from Singapore’s high towers across the Straits onto the Indonesian islands, there the islands of Batam and Bintan appear very inviting, basking in the sun.  Lying less than one hour by fast ferry from Singapore, the islands promise a completely contrasting environment from that of busy metropolitan Singapore. Batam and Bintan are only two of[…]

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Nagoya Hill Superblock area

Shopping At Nagoya Super Block in Batam

If you like shopping, you should visit the shopping complex at Nagoya Super Block in Batam, Kepulauan Riau province.  It offers products in several modern shopping malls within one compound. In this pedestrian area, there are 450 kiosks and 170 shops with a Hypermarket on Nagoya Hill.  The Nagoya area is located at Sudirman and[…]

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Coastarina, A New Tourist Destination

Coastarina is located in Pasir Putih, Batam Center, Batam, Kepulauan Riau.  It is a new tourist destination recently inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in early 2009.  Coastarina has complete facilities for tourists.  In addition to maritime tourism, there are several types of children’s games here. ACTIVITIES TO EAT Visitors can try various types of[…]

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