Visit Batam Island - Best of Batam Island

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.

Batam Island Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Batam Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Batam Island

    Know the pollution level of Batam Island 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 Island: Crime and Safety

    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)
  • Living in Batam Island - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Batam Island is 125.19 (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 34 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.37 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.65 (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 Island

    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 2.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.07 USD

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

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