Batam Rises as Indonesian Tourism Destination

For you clients looking for something a little different in Indonesia, the island of Batam may be the ticket. Next in line after Bali and Jakarta as the third busiest entry port into Indonesia, Batam lies less than one hour by ferry from Singapore.

The island has six ferry terminals, wide roads, an international airport and a host of hotels and housing estates. Visitors to the island can enjoy the fresh seafood, golfing and duty-free shopping, while adventure seekers are surrounded by top spots to trek, dive and snorkel.

Batam has six golf courses, a large number of hotels for businessmen in Nagayoa town, beach resorts and spas at Nongsa and scores of shopping malls. One of the well-known courses is the Palm Springs Golf and Country Club, just two minutes from Batam's Nongsapura Ferry Terminal. The Nongsa Point Marina also has berthing facilities for yachts, as well as sailing and diving facilities.


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