Batam Tourism, Indonesia

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Batam refers to both an island, municipality (an Indonesian kotamadya), the largest city in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia, across the Strait of Singapore, the third-largest city in Sumatra region after Medan and Palembang, and the eighth-largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta Raya, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, Semarang, Makassar, and Palembang. Batam is an industrial boomtown, an emerging transport hub, and part of a free trade zone the Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle, located 20 km (12 mi) off Singapore's south coast. The 715-km2 (276-mi2) island, is now slightly smaller than Singapore (due to reclamation work in Singapore), and is the core part of the municipality of Batam, of which 450 km2 is classified as urban. Batam's 2,200 km2 municipality (administratively) covers a number of scattered islands and islets, with Galang and Rempang islands to the immediate south connected to Batam by short bridges, collectively called Barelang. These two islands maintain their rural character. Bulan Island is also rural. The municipality has a population of 1,035,280 (prediction in May 2015)., also It is the closest part of Indonesia to Singapore, at a minimum land distance of 5.8 km, similar in length to the Transbay Tube. According to the 2010 national Census, Batam is the fastest-growing municipality in Indonesia, with a population growth rate of 11% per year.

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This warm abode of Batam is a delightful place to visit in Indonesia. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Bintan Island, Indonesia. Bintan Island is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. A holiday in Batam can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Batam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Batam

    Know the pollution level of Batam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 60 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 65 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Batam: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Batam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Batam.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 28.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.81 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.81 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.81 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.67 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Batam - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Batam is 125.43 (High)

    • Safety Index 55.04 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 64.23 (High)
    • Pollution Index 60.34 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 35.36 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.37 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.6 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Batam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Batam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 44.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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