Batam is located less than 20km from Singapore, with a ferry ride from Singapore to Batam takes approximately 45 minutes ~ 1 hour. Batam is a great place where you can enjoy fresh seafood, cheap shopping, water sports, interesting attractions and affordable massage parlors.
Here is a list of things to do in Batam for a short holiday weekend:
Shopping at Nagoya Hill
Nagoya Hill is the largest and busiest shopping centers (especially on weekends) in this island. In here you can buy the popular dragon fruit cake, Batam layer cakes and various snacks typical of Batam; you can buy a variety of shoes and handbags imported at a low price after bargaining.
You also can enjoy A & W in this mall (ground floor), ever since A & W pulled out from Singapore a few years ago, the one in Batam is the closest option for tourist from Singaporeans to satisfy their craving for A & W root beer float, curly fries and ice cream waffles.
Cheap massage in Batam
I highly recommend a massage parlor in Center Point Nagoya called Relax, here you can ask for a traditional massage to well-known thai massage or in combination with price only Rp80.000 for about 1.5 hours, there are different therapies such as face massage and foot massage to choose from.
Batam Seafood is delicious and good deals
933 Seafood Restaurant and Seafood Restaurant Harbour Bay is the name that most people Batam will mention when you ask them to recommend the best seafood restaurants in Batam. But there are other seafood restaurants in the form of kelong (restaurant above the sea) that you can choose like Delima Seafood at Marina City, Lucky Seafood in Stone Big Fisherman Seafood in Nongsa and bridge Barelang 4.
Batam Beach Resort & Water Sports
And of course, you can choose a beach resort which is great if you stay overnight. Island getaways are very connected to the beaches and Batam has a beach for every need. For those looking for some water sports activities can come to the beach Nongsa and Waterfront City.
Water sports facilities in particular can be found at resorts throughout Batam. Most of them are accessible not only to the guests, but also to the public. That means you do not have to be a guest of the resort to enjoy the facilities offered. There are all sorts of water activities available that you like to choice: Fishing, Wind surfing, wakeboarding, Snorkeling, Parasailing, fast boating, Banana Boat, Canoeing, Kayaking and Jet skiing.
|Goodway Hotel Batam|
|Sijori Resort Batam|
|89 Hotel Batam|
|Formosa Hotel Batam|
|Sky View Hotel|
|Vista Hotel Batam|
|Triniti Hotel Batam|
|Grand Palace Batam|
|Batam Center Hotel|
|Hotel Novotel Batam|
|Harris Resort Batam|
|Swiss Inn Batam|
|Swiss Belhotel Batam|
|Golden View Hotel Batam|
|Mercure Hotel Batam|
|Panorama Regency Hotel|
|Hotel Utama batam|
|Nagoya Plaza Hotel|
|Planet Holiday Hotel|
|Montigo Resorts Nongsa Batam|
|BCC Hotel and Residence Batam|