Batam Island Tourism

Batam Island Indonesia is a tiny gem in the islands of Indonesia and has nearly a million inhabitants. With an exponentially growing industrial hub and a major getaway for tourists, Pulau Batam is a promising island and holds a special place in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle.

A Batam holiday is recommended for the luxurious stay at the exotic resorts and the treatments at the grand spas.

Essential travel information and Batam Island tips for your visit

  • Travelling in Batam during night time is not recommended.
  • Beware of the pick pockets at the markets.
  • Know the pollution level of Batam Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70.83 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 80 (Very High)
  • How safe is Batam Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Batam Island.

    • 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)
  • Quality of Life Index of Batam Island is 126.29 (High)

    • Safety Index 55.02 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 64.23 (High)
    • Pollution Index 62.13 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.19 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.02 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.32 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 44.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.9 USD

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

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