Being one of the most popular travel destinations in Indonesia, Batam Island features several fascinating tourist attractions and magnificent beaches. Resorts and many sports clubs lining the Nongsa shore and Waterfront City supply exciting sea sports and activities for everybody.
Not to be overlooked are the Barelang Bridges. These six complex full swing bridges connect the three islands (Batam-Rempang-Galang). There are museums in the city center and several websites. Hop on a speedboat and see Batam’s sibling islands when you have leisure time.
All containing individual engineering fashions, the six magnificent bridges are recognized to Batam. ‘Barelang’ is the abbreviation of those three islands titles: Batam-Rempang-Galang. Barelang Bridges join Galang and Tonton Nipah’s island together, along with Galang Baru Island together. All bridges manage people’s convenient access as if they are traveling on a single huge island.
Six bridges’ entire stretch is all about two kilometers. Traveling by the first bridge to the one needs to take around 20 minutes. The Tengku Fisabilillah Bridge that joins Tonton Island and Batam is the most popular and impressive. Even the Nha Trang Memorial Wall in tribute to some boat people of Vietnam on Galang Island can be worth visiting. Individuals wishing to sail from island to island can hire a cab or participate in a coordinated trip.
Although the northeast peninsula of the Nongsa coast and the Waterfront city will be the best understood to Batam visitors, each shore on Batam Island has its own attributes. One hour’s drive in the Sekupang, you’ll discover a perfect spot to bake in the sun on the beach or splash in the crystal-clear seawater.
Waterfront City is a perfect spot for one to enjoy a seafood lunch or dinner. The Location Is on Nongsa Coast and the Waterfront City area.
Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist temple
One of the largest Buddhist temples Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya, in Southeast Asia is also known as the Laughing Buddha Temple. This space brings thousands of followers each day. Batam’s neighborhood built the temple and is a beautiful example of a modern-day monument on the island.
The main hall includes some fascinating sculptures of Buddha, while the side chambers contain Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) images. Additionally, several restaurants nearby serve tea and vegetarian meals. The location is near to the ferry terminal in the city center.
In years, many past visitors were interested in the casinos near Batam Island, which the government shut down. In any case, we recommend a trip to a number of the islands such as Bintan and the beautiful capital city of the state, Tanjung Pinang. Twenty minutes Bintan Island is a paradise surrounded by stunning shores that are lush, and too much more resorts and areas of interest.
Should you find something more crowded and calm, head to Melur Beach on Galang Island; or Sembulang Beach on Rempang Island. Even though they still retain a warm and peaceful atmosphere due to a few individuals, both manicured beaches have been created for tourism since 2000. To get there, the main port for ferries between Batam and Bintan islands is Telaga Punggur at the end of Batam.
Vihara Budhi Bhakti Temple
The Vihara Budhi Bhakti temple is also known as Tua Pek Kong Bio among sailors. It has been still a site for many visitors. Featuring contemporary Chinese design, its spot that is appealing is the sacred garden. The garden houses rock sculptures, scriptures, Buddha statues, and tables. Visitors may enjoy a cup of java below the afternoon shade given by the neighboring trees. The Location is Nagoya, in the City center.