About Batam: Places of Interest
The heart of Batam, Nagoya has what you want to have a good
time. You can find numerous shops, hotels & restaurants,
discotheque, karaoke, cinemas, bars, music lounges, shopping
plazas, night markets, etc. With a string of high-tech discos,
pumping out high-decibel music and state-of-the-art laser
light shows this is definitely the place to party. Most
banks and money changers are situated here.
For the health conscious, there are upmarket health facilities
at Rashinta and Clark gymnasium. In addition, there is a
giant swimming pool, tennis, squash courts and a health
If you are looking for designer labels, try visiting Lucky
Plaza and Jodoh Square. You can find shops and boutiques
selling duty free goods, branded and luxury items as well
as local Indonesian handicraft products.
This is the place that will site the upcoming "Orchard
Road" dubbed the "commercial center of Batam".
The largest departmental store, "Matahari" is
located here. In addition you can find banks, a post office,
book stores, restaurants, supermarkets, resident complexes.
The Central Office of Batam Island Development Authority
(BIDA) and Immigration Office are both located here.
Hang Nadim International airport, is considered as one of
the the largest and the most modern airports in the Sumatra
Region. This airport was officially launched in May, 1995
and has been servicing international flights since December,
Nestled on the north eastern extreme of the island, Nongsa
serves as another getaway to Batam. Golf courses, resort
hotels, marinas, chalet-style bungalows and many tourist
attractions can be found here. The Nongsa ferry terminal
allows tourists to disembark directly from Tanah Merah (a
ferry terminal in Singapore).
Turi Beach Resort, Batam View Resort and Puri Jaya Resort
are situated here too. Tering Bay, Palm Spring Golf Course
and Country Club, and Batam's Hang Nadim International airport
are just a stone throw from Nongsa.
The Nongsa area is still populated by many quaint Indonesian
villages. One can see the culture and way of life through
organized walks and bicycle rides through these areas .There
area also many local 'warungs' (food stalls) and fresh seafood
to choose from.
This is a place where all tourists should go when touring
Batam. Just 35 minutes by ferry from World Trade Center
(Singapore), the resort hosts a wide range of activities
that goes beyond your expectations!
For more information, please check out the
website at www.batam.com.