Batam is an island and city in Riau Islands Province of Indonesia, known for its free trade zone area as part of the Sijori Growth Triangle, is located 20 km (12.5 miles) off Singapore's south coast. The 715 km² (276 miles²) island has a population of 965,062 (Jun 2009)..
The official language on the island is Indonesian, but due to the sizeable Chinese population, Chinese languages including Teochew, Hokkien and Mandarin are also spoken.
We were so hungry that we need to take breakfast before boarding the ferry.
Now off to the ferry boat. Yes! Batam here we coooome!
Cool and happy faces aboard!
Wrong port of arrival. We weren't supposed to alight in here.
But good thing, Harris hotel staff was kind enough to fetch us and safely
send us off to their hotel which is just 15mins away from Kedatungan.
(To be continued)
highlights: Our Batam Tour Package at Harris Hotel