Future Developments of Batam
Harbour Bay Downtown

Challenges and Opportunities
A new Batam initiatives aim to bring digital entrepreneurs where its developers hope they can “work, live and play“.
Indonesia is reviving efforts to boost the role of Batam to be a national logistics centre.
Indonesia is ASEAN’s largest economy and the world’s 4th most populous nation.

Harbour Bay DowntownBatam Developments

Known for its inviting hills and amazing landscapes – which have already attracted many tourists and kept them as investors and entrepreneurs who truly dig the scene in this iconic Indonesian city. Batam is the first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) opened in Indonesia and includes islands of Batam, Tonton, Setokok, Nipah, Rempang Galang and Galang Baru and lies on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes between Sumatra and Singapore. Only 20km away from Singapore and can be passed by ferry. This makes Batam an attractive location for Singaporean manufacturing firms, who enjoy the benefits of cheaper land and competitive labor costs.

“One’s destination is never a place,
but a new way of seeing things.”

PHOTO: LEMBONGAN ISLAND, INDONESIA

SUN & FUNDowntown Harbour Bay

Flanked by three major ports, namely Harbour Bay (Jodoh), Batam Centre, Nongsapura, Sekupang and Waterfront City (Teluk Senimba), The Government of Indonesia (GOI) started developing Batam as a Bounded Ware House to attract Direct Foreign Investment due to its strategic location in 1971. An increasing scarcity of land in Singapore made Batam an even more attractive option for economic development in the decades after. Eventually, declaring Batam as a Free Trade Zone area for the whole island covering 410 square km in 2006 bridged by the Rempang and Galang islands.

Batam Religious LandmarksMasjid Muhammad Cheng Hoo

Cheng Ho Mosque, officially Al Islam Muhammad Cheng Hoo Sriwijaya Palembang Mosque, is a mosque dedicated for Muslim Chinese people located in Jakabaring Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The name of the mosque is in honor to the acclaimed Muslim Chinese Admiral Zheng He. The mosque was founded by the initiative of the elders, advisers, administrators of the Chinese Islamic Association of Indonesia (PITI) of South Sumatra, as well as Chinese community leaders around Palembang. Previously the mosque was led by renowned imam, Ustadz Choirul Rizal, who had memorized 30 juz’ from the Quran. Ustadz Miftah who serves as an imam today, is also a hafiz.

If you’re seeking white sand, spectacular diving, frothing hot springs and hidden traditional villages, Nusa Tenggara is your wonderland. Spreading west from the Wallace Line dividing Asia.

Batam Religious LandmarksMaha Vihara Duta Maitreya Monastery

Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Monastery – as the name suggests, it pays homage to Maitreya who is prophesied to be the next Buddha in the future.

Located in Sei Panas, Batam, the Maha Vihara Dta Maitreya is the biggest temple in Southeast Asia. Built in 1991, on a land area of 4.5 hectres, the monastery houses a colosseum of  Buddha statues scattered across the five buildings. 

Amusement RidesMega Wisata Ocarina Batam

Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam is a theme park and favorite tourist attraction in Batam. This park was built in over 40 hectares area on 2008.

There are many diving spots around Nusa Lembongan, but nothing beats Ceningan Channel, a diving spot located between the Lembongan and Ceningan Islands, of the underwater Buddhist artifacts.

Batam Travel LandmarksHang Nadim Airport

Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Hang Nadim (IATA: BTH, ICAO: WIDD)

A quaint city with an abundance of breathtaking sights and rich heritage, Malacca is easy to get around on foot or trishaw to explore the many places that make it unique.

Batam Adventure AttractionsBatam Cable-Ski

Batam Cable-ski is located in Waterfront City Resort , Batam Island, Indonesia. It is the first Cable-Ski Park built in Asia. The construction began in February 1992 as part of an attraction for Waterfront City Resort.

Explore Bengkulu holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | A real hidden gem, the quiet provincial capital of Bengkulu is quite possibly the nicest city in Sumatra, the beach is kept clean by locals.

Batam Activity AttractionsBatam Hills Golf Resort

Designed by Max Wexler from Australia. The Golf courses has 18 of holes with distance 6,225 m Bluetees and 5,735 m for Whitetees. The greens are Bermuda tifdwarf and fairways Serangoon with green speed 8-9. Batam Hills Golf Resort complete with several elegant & private meeting rooms for meetings & gatherings. the Batam Hills Golf Resort Lounge has a beautiful course view to compliment your dining experince.

Batam Shopping AttractionsMobil Honda Batam – Kepri Mall

Kepri Mall is one of the biggest shopping malls in Batam. Strategically located within the intersections of Batam’s 4 most major roads intersect. Pathed to connect Nagoya, Batam Center, Mukaning and Hang Nadim Airport.

Batam Hotels & ResortsNongsa Village

Nongsa Village is a charming resort in Batam, Indonesia that mixes traditional Indonesian and Old-World architecture

Nongsa Village is a private community of 100 traditional Indonesian wooden villas nestled amongst lush tropical vegetation along the northern coast of Nagoya (Batam’s main city).

Batam Adventure AttractionsAqua Adventure Track I tempat wisata air di batam

This fun and challenging inflatable water sports park is an exciting playground in a pure nature marine environment for the entire family and any kind of groups to play and hang out.’

Sea Forest Adventure Batam is an integrated 10 hectare recreational area designed to be Batam’s new family leisure and edu-tainment destination focusing on survival science, nature, and outdoor activities by offering international standard activities and facilities.

Furthermore, its location in batam, an island sitting just a stone’s throw away from Singapore, provides Sea Forest Adventure Batam with unrivaled access from many neighboring countries. Sea Forest Adventure Batam position in the middle point of three countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore), provide this International acclaimed destination with exceptional access: a more 15 minutes ride by car from the airport or a 30 minutes ferry journey from Singapore.

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