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Batam Island Hotels and Travel Guide

Batam Island Travel Information

Batam is a small yet charming Indonesian island, strategically located close to the Malacca Strait and Singapore. Only 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore’s Harbor-front, Batam acts as a gateway to 3,000 islands in the Riau Archipelago of Sumatra. The island is one of the most frequented tourist destinations, welcoming over a million visitors each year; second only to Bali in popularity.

Originally, Batam was a forgotten island with coastal villages and unspoiled nature. The recent declaration of a free-trade zone has transformed it into one of the liveliest places in the Riau Archipelago. Batam was originally intended to become one of the largest ports in Southeast Asia. Today, it is a hub for several Singaporean companies who have established factories on the island specializing in electronics and ship repairs, as well as large oil service sectors.

With several luxurious hotel and resorts, fine golf courses, and places of interest, many Singaporeans wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle come and visit this small island on weekends. Being a special economic zone in Indonesia, many people come to Batam to shop for tax-free products such as cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, perfumes, chocolate, and handicrafts from all over the Indonesian archipelago.

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Batam Island Travel Guide

Batam Hotels

Batam Island offers numerous famous hotel chains such as Novotel, Mercure, and Panorama Regent. All are in Nagoya, where Read More...

Batam Island Attractions

Batam Island features several interesting tourist attractions and spectacular beaches. Many sports clubs and resorts Read More...

Batam Island Restaurants

For such a small island, dining options on Batam are amazingly varied. Fine dining, seafood, fast food, local Read More...

Batam Island Nightlife

Nagoya is the nightlife entertainment district in Batam. Start your evening at the outdoor food hall called Santai, then Read More...

Batam Island Shopping

It is no secret that the layout and design of Batam seeks to imitate neighboring Singapore and that the island wishes to Read More...

Batam Island Activities

Batam is an ideal leisure destination. This laid-back island offers urban tourists an opportunity to enjoy a holiday at Read More...

Batam Island Information

Travellers will find getting around Batam Island simple and inexpensive due to its relatively small size. However, Read More...

Batam Island Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and attractions, Read More...

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