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Batam Island

In the 18th century, Lord Minto and Raffles from England bartered with the Government of the Dutch Indies and consequently handed over the Island of Batam which is the twin island of Singapore, to the Dutch government.

When my visited to Batam Island, I was wonder about the Barelang (cluster of Batam-Rempang-Galang island) Bridge, then when i arrived there.....really amazing bridge...


it's view from plane before we land to Batam island.... soooo many islands...........

Barelang Bridge

Barelang Bridge is one of the bridge from Batam island to Tonton Island, and there still more bridges to connect one island to another. It's a cluster.....

  • Last visit to Pulau Batam: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sep 9, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Where i can find this Obeng Tea ? Did they sell in Supermarket ?

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    Aug 30, 2008 at 9:09 AM

    Hello, Mimi! Thanks for your tips on that beautiful place!

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    Apr 29, 2008 at 5:23 AM

    traded by Raffles, interesting tidbit ;-)))

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    Jan 26, 2008 at 5:40 AM

    Great page of Batam. Bring back fond memories especially Nagoya City :) SL

  • Jul 12, 2007 at 3:34 AM

    Tea is pronounced as "TEH" "O" means black or w/o sugar "Beng" or "Ping/Bing" means Cool/ice. ( Hokien Dialect)contrastingly in Bahasa Indonesia, "Obeng" means "Screwdriver" Thats why many traveller was shock and eager to try the so called "TEH OBENG"

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    Mar 15, 2007 at 5:04 AM

    Very n ice place to shop and eat, nasi goreng yummmmm

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    May 31, 2006 at 7:34 AM

    Very interesting Mimi, good job! Seems like a very modern place, many things going on, and lots to do. Keep it up!


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