Pulau Batam Travel Guide

Part of the picturesque Riau Islands to the east of Sumatra, Pulau Batam is the main access point to this part of the world and there is plenty to see and do here.

Many visitors to this region of the world like to use Palau Batam as a base to explore as there are plenty of attractions, accommodation and entertainment options to choose from. With regular ferries connecting Palau Batam to surrounding areas, it is also easy to explore from here.

Although small, nearly a million people live on Palau Batam, and the community is active, meaning that there are plenty of attractions such as golf, water parks, restaurants and shopping malls. Those who prefer to spend their time surrounded by natural beauty can soak up the sun on one of the picturesque stretches of sand and swim in the aquamarine water.

Getting around Palau Batam is simple as most of the major towns are connected by bus. It is also possible to hire a bicycle to explore at your own pace, while there are taxis available for hire.

Getting There & Away

Getting to Batam is easy as the island has an international airport, Hnag Nadim Airport. There are regular connecting flights from cities such as Singapore (40 minutes) and Johor Bahru (1 hour). There are also ferries to Batam’s port from Singapore, Malaysia and many surrounding islands.

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