A short boat ride from Singapore, Batam in Indonesia’s Riau archipelago is a popular destination and a decent side outing from Singapore and Malaysia. Aside from its nearness to Singapore, this little island is regularly visited by travelers due to its awesome sea shores, exquisite hotels, large shopping centers, and lively nightlife.
If you have been to Batam a few times and thought you had encountered all that it needs to bring to the table, you may not be right. Here, I’ve accumulated a rundown of more great things you can (and ought to) do in Batam.
- Go shopping in Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall
Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall is the biggest shopping center in Batam and the most visited shopping center due to its strategic area. You can discover everything – astounding keepsakes, garments, gadgets and perfumes! Unfortunately, I didn’t visit this unbelievable shopping center during my past trips. So, go for my sake, will you?
- Overcome some exciting outdoor activities
If you do not like to go shopping, you can do outdoor activities. From flying fox to jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing, Batam has your inclinations covered, regardless of whether it is on the ocean or high up in the sky.
- Window shopping at Batam City Square (BSC) Mall
Spend (or overdo it) an evening away at BSC Mall. This is the spot to go for a modest dress. You can also pamper up your nails at the numerous modest and great nail salons there. Remember to drop by one of the numerous eateries in the shopping center to fulfill your Indonesian cooking needs.
- Speed on a go kart
Notice the marginally wet surface on the ground in this photograph? Nothing spells more fun than going on full stuff at the most extreme speed, making sharp turns to abstain from slamming against vehicle tires, and having puddles of water sprinkled onto your shirts. You truly need to try this right away!
- Sail in a kayak
Kayaking is the best way to make heartfelt memories with your accomplice or bond with your loved ones. In addition to the fact that it is fun, it assists you in burning those extra calories. The vast majority of the retreats in Batam offer this comfortable water sport, so don’t miss it!
- Visit temples
Not an adventurous individual? Visit the quiet temples like Tua Pek Kong Temple and Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple to reestablish some inward harmony.
Here, you can pray for good health and luck. Additionally, you can clearly spot Buddha sculptures and intriguing highlights of the twelve zodiac creatures straightforwardly inverse the temple.
Try not to stop for a second to snatch some mouth-watering veggie lover buns inside the temple. Eating this chocolate turtle bun left me feeling satisfied and ” cruel ” simultaneously.
- Catch dusks at Barelang Bridge
In San Francisco, they have the Golden Gate Bridge. In Batam, there is Barelang Bridge, a chain of six distinct sorts of extensions associating with the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang. So enjoy the beautiful seascape and hang tight for the staggering dusk while you’re here.
- Relax your muscles
Following a day of exciting exercises in Batam, what your body actually needs is only two strong long periods of massage. Indeed, over at Reborn Massage and Reflexology (next to BSC Mall), and alleviating full body rub waiting for you. However, my favorite part from the massage was when the specialist set a hot towel on the rear of my neck towards the end session. It’s so warm and comfortable.
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