14 Facts About Batam


Batam is the largest city in the province of Riau Islands, Indonesia.

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Batam Island is the core urban and industrial zone, while both Rempang Island and Galang Island maintain their rural character and are connected to Batam Island by short bridges.

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Batam is a roughly oval island with many bays, islets, and peninsulas, located west of Bintan Island, south of Singapore, north of Rempang and Galang, and east of Bulan Island.

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Batam has a tropical rainforest climate with heavy rainfall year-round.

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BP Batam plays a role in land governance and investment in the Special Economic Zone of Batam.

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Batam city is divided into twelve districts – which include several adjacent islands such as Bulan, Rempang and Galang, as well as Batam Island itself.

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Today, Batam is inhabited by a heterogeneous mixture of people due to labor migration and desire to be close to Singapore; it is very diverse, two-thirds of the population are migrants.

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The location of Batam, which is close to Singapore, is conducive to the development of economic, sociopolitical, and cultural aspects of the local community.

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Batam is the third-busiest entry port to Indonesia next to Bali and Jakarta.

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Trans Batam is the most reliable and the cheapest public transportation in Batam.

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Trans Batam is the second BRT system in Indonesia, after Jakarta's TransJakarta.

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Taxis in Batam are available almost anywhere, at ferry terminals, the airport, shopping malls, hotels, etc.

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BP Batam, which operates Hang Nadim International Airport, will build a new terminal with a capacity of eight million passengers per year for each terminal in late 2016.

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BP Batam intends to build eight paired jetbridges in the new terminal.

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