Batam

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From Singapore to Batam

1) from Tanah Merah to Batam

2) from HarborFront to Batam

From Singapore to Batam

From Singapore to Batam

Traveling with a ferry from Tanah Merah ferry terminal (TMFT) to Batam

To get from the airport to Tanah Merah terminal is more accessible; it is only about 6 minutes in a taxi, or you can catch bus number 35. It is about 55 minutes to take the subway to "Tanah Merah" and then bus number 35 to the ferry terminal.

You can choose from three options from Singapore to Batam with fast ferry:

1) From the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Batam Center

2) From the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Harbor Bay

3) From the Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Nongsapura

 

Sun set at Nongsa Marina and resort

Sun set at Nongsa Marina and resort

Traveling with a ferry from HarborFront Centre Terminal to Batam

It is also lovely to see a little bit of the city before you get on board at the HarbourFront Centre terminal. It is about 30 minutes in a taxi and at least 1 hour when you use the subway train. From the green "East West line" you change to purple "North East Line" at the station called "Outram Park MRT Station" then it is just one stop to "HarbourFront."

You can choose from three options from Singapore to Batam with fast ferry:

1) from HarborFront Centre Terminal to Batam Center  

2) from HarborFront Centre Terminal to Harbor Bay

3) from HarborFront Centre Terminal to Sekupang

 

Nongsa Beach

Nongsa Beach

Ocarina amusment park

Ocarina amusment park

"The Industrial city" zone

"The Industrial city" zone

Batam is an industrial boomtown. The already existing heavy industry complex of Pertamina, the state-owned oil company, was enlarged by the shipping and electronic industry. Ever since it got its nickname "The Industrial City." The recent change in development may be geared towards the vision of becoming the Indonesian version of Singapore. As well as more and more tourist are attracted to the island. More than 1,5 million tourists visited Batam Island in the year 2015. The municipality of Batam has a fast-growing population that exemplifies the national motto of  "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" meaning "Unity in Diversity."

 

 

The Barelang Bridge

The Barelang Bridge

Rempang Island - rustic scenario

Rempang Island - rustic scenario

Vio Vio beach - Galang Island

Vio Vio beach - Galang Island

Why people go to Batam Island?

Well, it is not only the dynamic incredible modern center of Batam that attracts the visitors. It is also the rural parts like Tanjung Uma and old villages with historical relics that attract visitors. Take a trip to the countryside to the botanical garden on Rempang Island or even more south to visit the Melau beach or the Viovio Beach on Galang Island. These places maintain their rustic character and are connected to Batam Island by short bridges. The Barelang Bridge is famous for the sunset vibe. Another beautiful beach called Nongsa is just about 20 munites from the airport. It is good place to be even at night for the view of Singapore city lights.

 

 

 

Batam ferry terminal

Batam ferry terminal

Sijori Resort

Sijori Resort

Party all around

Party all around

Golden City Batam

Golden City Batam

All the best activities in Batam Island for 2019 in 1 paragraph.

Of course, you want to have a great time on your weekend getaway in Batam Island. Encourage yourself to try new things. Batam Island is not just about shopping, massage, and eating. Even if you are not a big fan of water sports, it is a great opportunity to try wakeboard or water ski. It is a chance to evolve some other skills of yours. When was the last time you had fun driving a car or riding a bike? Drak Bike Park is the place to experience some bike arousal. The fun driving Go-Karts is to be found in The Golden city complex. Still not enough amusement? Well then, try the big wheel in Ocarina Park. It is good to calm down now and relax in the Mata Kucing Forest or on the beach. It is also time for the massage & spa, good food and maybe even a lecture on golf. But remember to save some energy if you still up for nightlife fun.

 

Kelong restaurant Citra Utama 188

Kelong restaurant Citra Utama 188

Summer house Batam

Summer house Batam