The most popular shopping area in Batam, offering variety of product in an affordable price, it also has cinema, many restaurant and shops in it. The shopping district has many shop house as well, offering variety of services from massage, hair and nail treatments.
Nearby Batam Attraction : Nagoya Shopping Mall, Nagoya City Walk, Top 100 Nagoya, Yong Kee Seafood
Convenient location in the middle of the city. Two malls are the heart of this area, the BCS Mall and Grand Batam Mall, the mall have cinemas, supermarket, lots of restaurants and shops. Never get short of food in this area, there is a A2 food court nearby or try the local street food in this area. There are also many massage center available within walking distance.
Nearby Batam Attraction : Grand Batam Mall, BCS Mall, Thai Best Massage, A2 Foodcourt, Astro Food Court.
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Seafood lovers will love staying here. There are many seafood restaurants in this area, serving fresh tasty seafood. Shopping mall and cinemas are also only minutes away. A truly convenient place to stay for a relaxing trip
Nearby Batam Attraction : Pantai Stres, Bukit Senyum, Wey Wey Batam Seafood , Bayfront Shopping Center
Beautiful residential area with comfortable environment, blending with the natural and beautiful forest atmosphere with easy access to city center. Radisson Hotel and Eska Hotel is in walking distance to Kepri Mall and Sukajadi Golf. While, Batam Center Ferry Terminal is only 10 minutes drive away.
Diamond City (DC) Mall is located in this area. The mall offer various stuff with cheaper bargain. Located around 10 minutes from other shopping area. This location offer a more quiet place to stay, away from the noise of the city.
Nearby Batam Attraction : Diamond City (DC) Mall, Nagoya City Walk, J8 Foodcourt
Batam Island is the largest city in the Riau Province, Indonesia with population of 1,376,009 (2019)* with tropical climate temperature between 26 and 32°C. Batam is conveniently located neigboring Singapore & Malaysia with Batam Time is 1 hour behind Singapore & Malaysia Time.
Less than one hour away from Singapore, this ideal holiday destination offers vast options of activities from chilling on white sandy beaches, have a swing at beautiful World-class golf courses, and Shopping spree or maybe just to simply to satisfy the craving for fresh seafood.
There are many daily ferry options for visitors coming from Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. One can board ferry from HarbourFront Ferry Terminal or Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal which is merely 40 minutes ferry ride to Batam. The journey from Stulang Laut Johor Bahru takes around 90 minutes. Batam has six ferry terminals; they are at Sekupang Batam Ferry Terminal, Waterfront City Batam Ferry Terminal, Batam Center Ferry Terminal, Harbour Bay Batam Ferry Terminal, Nongsapura Batam Ferry Terminal, and Telaga Punggur Batam Ferry Terminal.
Among the ferry operators that serve transfer to and from Batam are Batamfast Ferry, Sindo Ferry, Majestic Ferry, Horizon Ferry, Citra Indomas Ferry, Dolphin Ferry, and Marine Hawk Ferry.
Travelers may take direct domestic flights from major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Pekanbaru, Jambi, Palembang to Batam Hang Nadim's International Airport with airliners like Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink, and Wings Air. There are also direct international flight from Malaysia Subang Airport by Malindo Air to Batam Airport.
Things to do in Batam?
Looking for a weekend getaway to Batam and wonder what are the things to do in Batam with your family and friends? Here we list down top 8 best things to do while visiting Batam.
1. Shopping Spree
There are plenty of choices of shopping spree in Batam. From malls to shops nearby hotels, all offer very cheap and affordable products. Popular shopping shopping centres in Batam are: Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall, BCS Mall and the newest one, Grand Batam Mall. They are all located within 10 mins drive one another.
2. Fresh Seafood Dining
You can feast on fresh seafood in Batam as it is far cheaper than Singapore. There are plenty of seafood restaurants available in Batam especially in Harbour Bay area where you can dine by the seaside. Some of the cheapest and popular amoung tourists and locals are Sei Enam Seafood Restaurant, Rezeki Seafood and Wey Wey Seafood Restaurant.
3. Indulge Batam Massage
Get away from daily routine and pamper your body and mind with a soothing massage treatment in Batam. Batam have many massage parlours offering much cheaper treatment than Singapore. With less than S$15 you can get a 60 minutes body massage.
4. Tee off at Batam Golf Course
For avid golfers, Batam definitely a paradise. There are total of 7 Golf courses in Batam which are designed by reputed designers & architects such as Greg Norman, Larry Nelson, Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett.
5. Explore Batam Nature Beauty
Little people know that Batam offers more than just cheap shopping and massage. There are many other attractions such as enchanting beaches like Nongsa Beach, gorgeous waterfall like Telaga Bidadari, nearby island hopping like Ranoh island & Kepri Coral island or the dense mangrove forest to enjoy the relaxing breeze, scenic nature and fresh air.
6. Enjoy Outdoor Activities
At Batam, there are abundant of outdoor activities from fun thrilling activities such as go-kart, paintball, high-rope, ATV to water sports activities such as jet-ski, banana boat, cable-ski, canoeing and snorkeling. If you're traveling with kids, we will recommend you to visit Batam Ocarina Theme Park or Batam Seaforest for some child friendly activities.
7. Visit Batam Temples
Religion has been part of Indonesian culture and you can feel it in Batam as well. There are many temples in Batam you can pay a visit during your short stay here. Two temples that are mostly visited by tourists are Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya and Vihara Budhi Bhakti or also known as Tua Pek Kong Temple
8. Photo Shoot
You might not know that Batam has many spots where you can take beautiful photos either just to post in your social media or to save the beautiful moment and memories in your album. Vio Vio Beach with its swing right on the shore provides wonderful romantic scenery on sunset. Other than that, Bukit Senyum, Tebing Langit, Wisata Habibie 1000 Tangga are also some of the spots that allow you to feast your eyes on Batam panoramic view form high above. The sites provide some properties for photo taking with pretty design.