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8 Things to Do in Batam in 24 hours

Batam is a small but busy island in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia. Located only 20km from Singapore and 25km from Johor in Malaysia.

The island can be easily reached via a short 45 minutes ferry ride.

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Due to its close proximity to Singapore, Batam has remained the second most popular getaway destinations after Bintan for both Singaporeans and Malaysians.

The foreign money used in Batam is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) and is normally abbreviated to Rp.

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Here are 8 Things to Do in Batam in just one day:

  1. Let your creativity run wild at The Illusion.

  • Location: Golden City Block K No 4-5-6, Bengkong Laut, Tj. Buntung, Bengkong, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 811-7767-668
  • Business hours:Sunday to Saturday at 8AM to 5 PM

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2. Satisfy your seafood cravings at Golden Prawn Seafood Restaurant.

  • Location: Tanjung Buntung, Bengkong, Batam City, Riau Islands, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 778 411142
  • Business hours: Sunday to Saturday at 10AM to 11PMIMG_5117IMG_4996IMG_4997IMG_4998IMG_4995IMG_5002IMG_5003IMG_5197

3. Go on a photowalk.

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4. Pamper yourself with affordable traditional massage at Sawadika.

  • Location: Kota, Batu Selicin, Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29444, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 778 450616
  • Business hours: Sunday to Saturday at 10AM to 9:15PM

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5. Buy some Batik souvenirs at Kampung Oleh-Oleh.

  • Location: Komp Penuin Centre, Jl. Pembangunan, Batu Selicin, Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29441, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 778 423257
  • Business hours: Sunday to Saturday at 10AM to 11PM

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6. Make friends with the locals.

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7. Eat like a local.

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Ayam Penyet is a must-try!

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Telur pindang or pindang eggs

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8. Drink like a local.

Hello to all the coffee lovers out there!

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coffee (kopi)

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ginger tea

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kiwi w lemon juice

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Author:

Leslie is a twenty-something and recently moved to Canada. She loves wandering with her camera and trying new things.

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