Batam Fun

With its gorgeous beaches and quaint villages, Batam Island is a perfect place for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The following are just some of the many attractions you can visit while at the island.

Barelang Bridge

Barelang BridgeThe Barelang Bridge (Jembatan Barelang) is a popular tourism icon in Batam. Consisting of a chain of 6 bridges, it connects the islands of Batam, Rempang and Galang as well as the smaller islands of Tonton, Nipah and Setoko. At a height of 38m and spanning 642m in length, the first bridge connecting Batam to Tonton Island is a truly impressive sight.


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Kampung Vietnam

Kampong VietnamPreviously a refugee camp that housed Vietnamese boat people for 20 years, the village was restored and has now become popular spot for tourists. The Quan An Tu Monastery here is one of the island’s most visited attractions.


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Melur Beach

Melur BeachSituated on Galang Island, Melur Beach is popular with tourists thanks to its white sands and excellent sea views. Outstanding seafood restaurants can be found here with guided tours also available.


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Belakang Padang

Belakang PadangA quiet and pristine fishing village, Belakang Padang is a place where many come to unwind and enjoy the serene panorama far away from the maddening crowd. The island is also famous for its gasing or top spinning, a traditional game popular among Indonesians and Malays.


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Nongsa Beach

Nongsa BeachBatam’s northern coastal area of Nongsa is another gateway to Batam. A variety of sea sports is available here including fishing, snorkelling, para-sailing and water-skiing. You will also find a cluster of restaurants built on stilts over the sea offering fresh seafood.


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Sekilak Beach

Sekilak BeachManaged by the Sekilak Company, this beach offers tourists a great sea view, sandy beaches, and many recreational water activities such as kayaking and rides on the duck boat or dragon boat. Swimming in this beach is also very safe and there are lifeguards present to ensure the safety of visitors.


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Kampung Melayu Beach

Kampong Melayu BeachKampung Melayu Beach lets tourists participate in various activities that include kayaking, water cycling, beach volleyball and even dragon boating. There are also food stalls, showering facilities and traditional Malay orchestras performing on stage that help add to the whole village feel.


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Duriangkang

DuriangkangThe Duriangkang Dam is Batam’s main water supply. Built about 20 years ago, the dam waters cover a huge area of 60 square kilometers. Duriangkang’s rural shores are an excellent place to get away from Batam’s crowds to enjoy some natural tranquility. Those who love fishing will also appreciate Duriangkang’s abundance of freshwater fish.


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Galang Baru

Galang BaruFor a truly relaxing time, Galang Baru is where you’ll want to be. A white sandy beach, great waters for fishing, and a kelong-style restaurant serving seafood and local favorites make this tranquil and scenic place a must-go. Remember to bring your camera along to capture some stunning, breathtaking views.


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Tanjung Uma

Tanjung UmaEntering this quaint village feels like stepping backwards to a time when life was simpler. Here you’ll be pampered with delectable traditional dishes and great hospitality from the friendly villagers who are always ready with a smile.


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Nagoya

NagoyaNagoya, the main town of Batam, is located at the southern tip of the island and it’s here you will find the most hotels, eateries and entertainment. For those who love to shop, malls such as Batam City Square, Nagoya Hill Mall and Mega Mall will be right up your alley. Several outdoor food courts provide the perfect opportunity for you to rest in between shopping sprees.


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