Batam may be the last thing popping up your mind when it comes to where to go for a holiday. The Island is not known for its ability to serve tourists with organic attractions and wide variations of them.

Compared to other places in Indonesia, the Island is predominantly industrial in nature thus naturally people would not regard the place as the best when it comes to vacationing. In fact, Batam functions mainly as a gate for trading, making it more suitable as a center for factories and the likes of them.

Contrary to this belief, however, Batam has a number of attractions worth visiting. People from the neighboring Singapore often visit the Island for their getaway and this is a testament to just how capable Batam is when it comes to serving tourists with a chance to leisure.

If this is still too hard for you to have a grip over, you may pay a visit to any special Batam trip blog that you can find on the internet. From there, you can read anything about the Island and what you can possibly enjoy the moment you go there. Batam, being an island, is rich in entertainment and attractions centering on oceanic theme and beaches. In addition, it is entirely possible for you to encounter hundreds of urban entertainment centers and nightlife in this Island is not at all lacking. Anyway, you should not go to the Island without knowing what to expect.

The fastest way to get around the Island’s best attractions is by a Batam travel agent. Said travel agent should be able to provide you with trip packages that cover each and every one of the attractions within a spread of either a full day or a week, depending on how long you decide to stay in the Island. To give you a better understanding about the Island, here are some of the best highlights Batam boasts:

1. Beaches

  • Melayu Beach
  • Ocarina Beach
  • Bale Bale Beach
  • Sembulang Beach
  • Marina Beach
  • Dengas Beach
  • Viovio Beach

2. Malls

  • Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall
  • Mega Mall Batam Center
  • Kepri Mall
  • Diamond City Mall
  • Mall Top 100 Tembesi
  • Mitra Mall
  • Panbil Mall
  • Harbor Bay Mall

3. Markets

  • Samarinda Morning Market
  • Golden City Night Market

4. Bars & Clubs

  • Wine bars
  • Dance clubs and discos
  • Karaoke
  • Country and Western bars

5. Spas

6. Landmarks

  • Barelang Bridge
  • Tua Pek Kong Temple
  • Pura Agung Amerta Buana
  • Nong Isa Cemetery Complex

7. Religious sites

  • Baitul A’la Mosque
  • Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple
  • Jabal Arafah Mosque
  • Batam Grand Mosque
  • Buddha Bakti Temple

8. Bidadari Waterfalls

9. Islands

  • Abang Island
  • Putri Island
  • Belakang Padang Island
  • Mubut Darat Island

10. Vietnam Village

11. The Illusion Specialty Museum

12. Bukit Senyum and Love Hill

13. Funworld Nagoya Citywalk

14. Kebun Jambu Marina

15. Taman Wisata Habibie 1000 Tangga