Batam has been famous for short escapades from neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. This island is one of the busiest ports in Indonesia as one of the entrance gates of tourism. It is also known for both business and pleasure (MICE/Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) and is very easy to reach by ferry for about an hour or even less.
  • Barelang Bridge
    The most iconic spot in Batam that you just can’t miss during your escapade is Barelang Bridge. Located 35 kilometers away from the center of the city, this magnificent bridge connects Batam to several islands in the south. It consists of 6 connected bridges and the name is taken after the three major islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang.
  • Pantai Viovio (Viovio Beach)
    This uniquely named beach is another relatively new destination in Batam. Located in Sembulang, Viovio Beach has a bunch of attractions such as banana boats, a swing in the middle of the sea, water sports, and various culinary adventures. Don’t forget to stay until the evening to enjoy the breathtaking sunset here in Viovio Beach.
  • Pantai Nongsa (Nongsa Beach)
    Nongsa Beach is one of the famous destinations in Batam, located only 10 minutes away from Hang Nadim International Airport. This beach is a must-go-to spot. Along the beach are world-class resorts and hotels. The small waves and white sandy beaches only add to its pristine view of Singapore, especially at night.
  • Ocarina Park
    Ocarina Park is the perfect place to spend time with your family in Batam. This famous theme park is located along the seashore and has a bunch of attractions for children and adults. Along the entrance, we will be greeted with 12 Chinese zodiac sculptures. Across the property, we can enjoy the water park or swimming pool, flying fox, 3D movie theater, extreme sky runners and many more.
  • Sea Forest Adventure
    Sea Forest Adventure is not just another family leisure and edutainment park. It focuses on nature, outdoor activities and survival science. Its prime location among three countries (Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia) has earned its place as one of the internationally- acclaimed attractions in this region. The attractions include Land Adventure, Sea Adventure, camping, and other recreational activities.
  • Cable Ski in Marina Waterfront
    Situated in Waterfront City Resort, Cable-Ski Park is the first of its kind in Asia. Enjoy the adrenalin-pumping cable skiing or wakeboarding in 2 artificial lakes suitable for both beginners and professionals.
  • Vihara Duta Maitreya
    While spending your vacation in Batam, keep calm and visit Vihara Duta Maitreya. This Buddhist temple covers 4 hectares of land and has a 3-story building housing its facilities. This huge temple can accommodate around 5000-6000 visitors. People around the world come here to visit and see, citing it as one of the biggest and one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia.
  • Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall
    Enjoy your day by shopping in the largest mall in Batam at Nagoya Hill. This vast area of shopping has complete retail goods, and importantly, their price is reasonable. The name itself is taken after the region in Batam, Nagoya (which is also known as Lubuk Baja) and its location in the hilly areas.
  • Golf
    Enjoy not only one but 7 different golf courses. Known for being a golfer’s paradise, golf resorts here include bars and eateries too. The more popular here are Batam Hills Golf Resort, Palm Springs Golf and Beach Resort, Padang Golf Sukajadi.
  • Stilt Houses
    Old villages are certainly worth your visit during your stay in Batam. You will find a fishing village with stilt houses rich in local architecture and culture in Tanjung Uma.
  • Spa and Massage
    The center of Batam is filled with dozens of spa and massages. After a full day of traveling, nothing beats a relaxing massage and spa with affordable prices you can find all over the town.
  • Penyengat Island
    The small island across Tanjung Pinang holds numerous histories across. The prominent history is the ancient Kingdom of Sultan of the Johor-Riau. The palace holds the Javanese-Dutch architecture and its dignity still stands over time. Another prominent place to visit in Penyengat Island - the heart of this island is Masjid Kuning (Yellow Mosque). This mosque stands among palm trees like a castle and keeping treasures of preserved handwritings and illustrations of the Quran of over 150 years old.
  • Abang Island
    Abang Island is the most suitable place for snorkeling and scuba diving in Batam. The underwater world of Abang island consists of beautiful coral reefs and colorful fishes and sea creatures. Hold your breath to see the amazing view of turquoise and crystal waters.
  • Pulau Tunjuk
    The surrounding small island in Batam can be your unconventional escapade, such as Pulau Tunjuk. This island has an abandoned shipwreck and you may explore it just like straight out of a pirate movie! After exploring the ship, dip in the clear waters or even stay the night in a camp in Pulau Tunjuk.
  • Batam Nightlife
    The central district of lively bars and clubs in Batam is known as the Nagoya Entertainment District (NED). The alcoholic beverages are relatively cheap compared to Singapore and you can enjoy bar-hopping from the low-key lounges to large nightclubs.
  • Taman Wisata Habibie 1000 Tangga
    Taman Wisata Habibie 1000 Tangga is a spot to see the awe-inspiring view of the green and lush cliffside, beach, and a magnificent view of the skyscrapers of Singapore. This park is a tribute to the former third President of Indonesia (Mr. B.J Habibie) and this place also literally means 1000 stairs, to represent the number of stairs in this park.
  • Seafood
    Batam is surrounded by the sea and therefore it’s famous for its awesome spread of seafood. You’ll get undoubtedly fresh and delicious sea delights such as shellfish, lobsters, and crabs for a more luxurious dinner regardless if you are in a posh restaurant or a kelong type eatery.