"Batam with kids" Pulau Batam by tedandtina

Pulau Batam Travel Guide: 415 reviews and 1,075 photos

One Day Tour

Joined a tour to Batam from Singapore. It was our first time there, and we are already trying to find time to go back for more fun.

Left in morning and back in the evening (9am to 6pm)

Highlights:

Go-Kart racing - fun for kids and adults.

Batam souvenir shop

Temple - very big and good photo spot. Kids enjoyed it.

Batam City Square-shopping shopping shopping, but if you have time check all the stores and bargain. Prices can vary. One toy vendor quoted 25% more than the guy next door for the exact same item.

Seafood Lunch- course by course. Varied and delicious

Good food, go-kart racing was thrilling, shopping haven for clothes/bags/ books etc

But Immigration waiting time for VOA-visa on arrival can take a long time.
At Batam Center-get your visa first at the "bank" and then get in the immigration line. Signs are not clearly marked for the VOA-tourists.

Vibrant seafood lunch

Huge lunch crowd.

Course included Crab, fish, sea shell dish, deep fried squid, vegetable. soup and fruit.

Coconuts were fresh and sweet, must try.

Delicious

V-rooom V-room!!

Lots of fun!

Cost about $15 Sing dollars for 10 minutes but well worth it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Something for everyone
  • Cons:Tours can involve the usual waiting or rushing
  • In a nutshell:One day is not enough
  • Last visit to Pulau Batam: Nov 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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