Batam is one amongst the other 3000 islands in Riau. Situated strategically in the middle of the cruise line of Malaysia and Singapore, this city has the most economic growth in Indonesia. Even so, in a city where oil and electronic industry grow rapidly, you can still find numerous captivating beaches here.
Nongsa, Marina, and Sekilak Beaches are just a few areas where tourists like to visit to relax and enjoy the view, trying out exciting water activities, or tasting the fresh plates of seafood from the food stalls. Another unique thing Batam has to offer is the inter-island facility. If Palembang has Ampera to link its two areas, this city has Barelang Bridge – an acronym of Batam, Rempang, and Galang – with a total of 6 lines that connects Batam, Tonton, Nipah, Rempang, Galang, and New Galang Island.