How to go to Batam Island
You can take a ferry from either Singapore's HarborFront Center Ferry Terminal or Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
From Malaysia - Stulang Laut Ferry Terminal or Pasir Gudang Ferry Terminal.
Batam Ferry Terminals
There are 4 terminals to choose from as your destination.
- Batam Center
- Waterfront or
Ferry Operator at HarbourFront Center
There are 5 ferry operators to chose
- Batam Fast Ferry
Tel: 6270 0311
- Sindo Ferry
Tel: 6271 4866
- Indo Falcon
Tel: (65) 6275 7393
- Pacific Ferry
Tel: (65) 6278 9688
Tel: (65) 6546 8830
Ferries leave in intervals of 30min-1hr.
What is the cost of a ferry ticket ?
A 2-way return ferry is
$19 child (3-11yrs)
Passenger Departure fee is $22
Batam Tax is $6.00.
Some passport holders are required to pay visa-on-arrival USD10 per person (in effect since 2006). :
Please check with the Indonesian embassy on your nationality requirement before you travel.
Indonesian Embassy Singapore
7 Chatsworth Road
Tel: (65) 6737 7422
Batam time zone is GMT + 7 hours.
Batam is the same time as Jakarta and is one hour behind Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Banks / ATM in Batam
Most of the ATM’s will accept different cards if you have Cirrus, Maestro, ALTO, PLUS, VISA or MasterCard type of ATM card.
Credit cards are also widely accepted in many locations throughout Batam, such as hotels, shopping centers and some restaurants.
Parking Fees at Harbour Front
Daily 6 am and 5 pm First 1 hour $1.07
Next hour or part thereof $1.07
Daily between 5 pm to midnight Per entry $2.14
Daily between midnight and 6 am Per entry $2.14
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Riau Island is a province of Indonesia, consisting of Riau Archipelago, Natuna Islands, Anambas, and Lingga Islands.
The spoken language is Bahasa Indonesia.
The time diference is an hour behind Singapore Time.
Originally part of the Riau Province, the Riau Islands were split off as a separate province in July 2004 with Tanjung Pinang as its capital.
Batam is one with the 3,200 islands, which make up the Riau Archipelago and is closest to Singapore, that is only 20 km apart or 45 minutes by air-conditioned ferry.
The island of Batam, which lies within the central core group of islands (the Riau Archipelago), contains a majority of the province's population.
Over the years we have seen an increased number of hotels, retailers and spa centers to accommodate the number of tourists - Singaporeans being the largest numbers to flock
over the weekends and holidays.
There was even a recreation park called the Ocarina which consists of a theme park and, an outdoor stage to facilitate an event. Due to lack of A&P,
the park has nothing much to offer to the tourist except for the locals.
Perfect for Transit guests
Batam island is actually perfect for tourist who are in transit from Indonesia and tourist staying in Singapore.
The cost of Resort stay is relatively cheaper as compared to the nearby country e.g., Malaysia and Thailand.
This island is a major transit for shipping and has been geared towards tourism for many years.
Get Rubbed Down
Batam Resorts make an ideal venue for Corporate Incentive trip or (M.I.C.E).
The weather on Batam is essentially tropical with high humidity which is ideal for golfers with plenty of stamina.
Despite its size, Batam caters to golfing needs with 5 golf courses:
- Tering Bay Golf & Country Club
Most hotels and resorts and
shopping mall offers FREE WI-FI.
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No one leaves Batam without a spa indulgence. There are few places you can go for a good massage.
Hotels and resorts are generally more expensive compared to the one found at
shopping mall. It would be best to arrange appointment prior your departure as it tends to be full unless you are there on a weekday.
Where to stay?
If you plan to have a rest and relax holiday and staying for more than 2 nights, we suggest you stay at the Resort.
Most of the resorts are located either at Nongsapura Ferry Terminal or Waterfront Ferry Terminal.
These are approximately 30 minutes away from Nagoya town.
However, Resort stay usually have full facility such as water sports, high-end massage center and a big swimming pool.
For shopperholics and staying only for one-night, we recommend staying hotels located within Nagoya town.
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