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Indonesian island just 55 min away by ferry, offering both high-end resorts and the "real Indonesia" experience.



Kota Tinggi

town in Johor and district capital of Kota Tinggi District



Kerinci Seblat National Park

national park


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Someday we will visit Batam or begin to dream about going there! However, for now its not on our radar. Let us know in the comments if you think that should change!


Batam is a small but busy island in the Riau Islands in Indonesia of 45 km x 25 km and nearly a million people, hundreds of factories owned by multinationals, towns, shopping centres. It is a gateway to the other Riau Islands.

Batam is a roughly oval island with many bays, islets, and peninsulas, located west of Bintan Island, south of Singapore, north of Rempang and Galang, and east of Bulan Island. The Riau Strait separates Batam and Bintan. Batam Municipality covers 3,990 km², of which 1,040km² is land, a figure which includes some land reclamation. However, Barelang Island (not actually one but three, see above) covers roughly 715 km² of that 1,040 km², and Batam island itself covers only about 410 km² out of the total. The bulk of the municipal population resides on Batam island.

Batam Island was first inhabited by the Malays as the Orang laut in the year 231 AD. The island that once served as the field of struggle of Admiral Hang Nadim against the invaders was used by the government in the 1960s as a petroleum logistics base on Sambu Island.

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