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PULAU BATAM - A relaxing island

The island of Batam is very near to Singapore and can be reached by a 40 minutes ferry ride. It is a very good getaway from the modern and orderly nature of Singapore.

Batam is one of the largest islands in the Riau archipelago, and not long ago it was just another poor island with coastal villages and unspoiled nature. The declaration of the Batam free trade zone in 1989 has turned the island upside down, after just a few years of rapid construction it now has a modern airport, tourist and business centers and a still growing infrastructure that has changed the island completely.

Batam is actually one of fastest growing tourist destinations in Indonesia in terms of visitor arrivals

The climate in Batam is veryhot and humid but we can enjoy ferry ride.

Let me share with you information about Batam Island.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:very cheap to buy stuffs
  • Cons:some places are dusty and dirty
  • Last visit to Pulau Batam: Mar 2006
  • Intro Written Mar 27, 2006
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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2006 at 6:24 PM

    I throughly enjoyed your Batam page. I never heard of this place in 1984. They certainly have developed this place. Looks like similar to our Goa!

  • bkarjee's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 6:39 AM

    Hi Raji, Good tips on Batam. Goddess with husbands are pretty common in India, especially if you visit Ram Temples. Everywhere, Ram, Laxman and Sita are protrayed togather in these temples.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2006 at 10:05 AM

    A second wife?? I can barely keep up with one! Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2006 at 8:31 PM

    Happy Birthday raji....wonderful tips and pictures...i plan to visit singapore so this could easily be a side trip...please enjoy your special day

  • Laura_Mexico's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2006 at 9:44 AM

    Oh god, what does that avocado drink taste like??? I found its recipe on the net a while ago and just wondered who could drink that... is it really so great? Greetings from Mexico! :)

  • hassan_abu's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2006 at 10:06 PM

    Welcome onboard. Great tips on Batam Island. Hope to read more pages from you soon. Cheers, Abu

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