Batam: Where Business Meets Pleasure

The high rising towers of Singapore gives you the wonderful view of the Batam island located in the Riau island province. When observed from Singapore high rises, it can be seen across the Strait of Indonesian waters.

It is the shortest route that connects Singapore to Batam. Within 40 minutes ferry ride, you can experience a completely changed and pleasurable environment, contrasting the busy metropolitan business city hub, Singapore.

Today, Batam is the 3rd busiest port to Indonesia and also a loved destination for the visitors and tourists from Malaysia, Singapore, and other countries of Europe and Asia. From a grand sailing experience, relaxing beach resorts, and refreshing spas to dutyfree shopping and premier golf courses, Batam makes a perfect spot for leisure as well as business.

Location: Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Coordinates: 1.0828° N, 104.0305° E

Batam – Business Destination

The Riau Island province is bounded by many spectacular islands and for the heartfelt hospitality and exceptional attractions in Batam, it also attracts participants for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) and other commercial activities.

Batam is an ultimate destination for various meetings and convention activities. The Sumatera Convention Center (SCC) also takes place in Batam. It features a permanent stage with 1,064 seated auditorium and an open-air ground to accommodate up to 15,000 people.

You can witness 7 popular golf courses in Batam namely

Pleasurable Facilities and Places at Batam

The Nongsa Point Marina (1.1960° N, 104.0982° E) at Batam also offers facilities like sailing, yachts, as well as diving services for both business and leisure visitor to discover the various islands in Riau.

Barelang bridge (0.9817° N, 104.0416° E) is an iconic architectural landmark which is a must-see for all the visitors. It is at a distance of 35 km from the Batam city and connects Batam island to several other small islands in its south. Some of the small island connected to Batam from the Barelang bridge are Rempang, Nipah, Tonton, Sekotok, Galang Baru and Galang. Barelang Bridge consists of 6 bridges and connects the roads that collectively stretch through Barelang island region of about 715 km square.

The Melayu beach (0.8566° N, 104.1460° E) on Rempang Island offers some of the panoramic sights to behold. With a soothing ambiance and breathtakingly beautiful sceneries, it is one of the most visited sites by tourists and locals.

The Galang Island (0.7394° N, 104.2280° E) is where the former Vietnamese Refugee Camp was. They settled here during the second Indo-China war in the year 1975.

Connectivity To/From Batam

Batam is an industrial zone surrounded by pleasantly and wonderful peninsulas, islets, and bays for work mixed with relaxing holidays. The island has six ferry terminals- Harbour Bay, Nongsapura, Waterfront City, Sekupang, Batam Center, and Telaga Punggur. The ferries are quite frequent and convenient.

The Tanah Merah port in Singapore connects it to Batam as well as Malaysia, Johor Bahru, and Batam. Singapore and Johor Bahru are the major ferries that reach Batam frequently. To reach Batam’s business center, Nagoya, take the ferry ride from Harbour Bay. The Nongsa and the Waterfront city terminals are usually for the tourist resorts.

If you take up the air route, Hang Nadim’s International Airport at Batam connects the island with all the prime cities across the country. Apart from the domestic flights, the international flights are operated from Subang Airport near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Batam by Malindo Air.