Need a short getaway from the bustling city life in Singapore? Easily accessible from Singapore, Batam would inevitably be your number one choice for your weekend getaways. Here are some fun things to do while you are at Batam.
- Conquer the adventurous outdoor activities on sea and in the air while you are at Batam! Try out flying fox, jetskiing, windsurfing, and parasailing while you are at Batam.
- Shop at Nagoya Hills Shopping Mall
Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall is one of the biggest shopping malls at Batam and they categorize all food and beverages in one part and on the other side sells apparel, handbags, and souvenirs. The Food Street in Nagoya Hill provides a wide range of cuisine that you can try, including the renowned fast food chains KFC, A&W, Pizza Hut.
Local specialties from various regions in Indonesia such as Padang Food, Meatballs (bakso), Chicken Noodle, Soto are also available as well.
- Visit various temples such as the Tua Pek Kong Temple and Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple
The Tua Pek Kong Temple is the oldest Chinese temple on the island and is also known as Vihara Budhi Bhakti.
Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple is known to be the largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia, and even in Southeast Asia. This temple stands majestically on the Mount Luckily, Batam Center and the Maitreya Buddha statue is as high as 5 meters and located in front of part of the monastery on the 2nd floor.
4. Enjoy your stay in one of the resorts in Batam
One thing special about Woda Villa, it is built over the water and the spa treatments available here are also done in a private villa above the water. You can head down to their spa for your well-deserved massage.
Apart from featuring an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, Woda Villa also offers many services which are definitely plus points for people like YOU who wants an excellent getaway. They also provide spa services, dry cleaning/laundry services, and 24-hour room service. Public areas are also equipped with complimentary Wireless Internet Access.
Woda Villa also provides complimentary shuttle service to 2 shopping malls (Nagoya Hills and BCC Mall). It is also a 5-10 mins walk away from the Golden Prawn 933 Seafood Restaurant. A roundtrip ferry shuttle and an area shuttle are complimentary for guests as well.
The Golden View Hotel is strategically situated at Bengkong Laut, a short ride from Batam Centre and Habour Bay Ferry Terminal, these Ferry Terminals serves Batam Island’s administration, and they are the main ports for modern ferries to and from Singapore as well as Malaysia.
The Golden View Hotel provides shuttle bus services to BCS Mall and Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall. During your stay at Golden View Hotel, you are entitled to a 15% discount when visiting Golden Prawn restaurant when you quote that you are staying at Golden View Hotel.
Batam Harris Resort Barelang also provide free land transfers from Batam Centre/Mega Mall from both Batam Centre Ferry Terminal and Batam Harris Resort Barelang.
The Barelang Bridge, as known as Rempang-Galang Bridge is an arch bridge with total length 385 m and main span 245 m. The road deck was constructed using the incremental launching method, whereby the deck was built on the bridge approach and then launched horizontally by the use of hydraulic jacks with special sliding bearings out over the previously constructed arch. The bridge makes for a great photo opportunity, especially at sunset!
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Your speedy tropical escape begins here, so what are you waiting for?