Located just an hour away from Singapore by ferry, Batam is a small island across the Singapore Strait known for its beautiful beaches and amazing cultural sites. Standing firmly in central Batam, Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple is one of the largest buddhist temple Indonesia. Discover and learn about buddhism and how it flourished in the predominantly Muslim population of the country. Surely a tour around a huge temple can make you hungry, so a visit to the Golden Chocolate and Cake Lapis Outlet to try out Batam's famous layered cake, kueh lapis, is something you should not miss! For lunch, you'll eat at Golden Prawn 933 and indulge in a delicious 7-course seafood meal before heading to the colorful replica of Golden Cheng-Ho Cruise and nearby Mosque. A visit to the Golden City is also something to look forward to. This is where you'll discover indigenous items and various batik designs. To wrap up the entire trip, you'll visit a local batik and designer shop where you can buy Batam souvenirs before heading back to Singapore.
Learn all about the culture and history of Batam city - and a whole lot more - with this full day city and heritage tour. If you're coming from Singapore, your day starts bright and early. Head to Harbourfront Centre, check in at the Batam Fast counter, then wait for your ferry ride. It's a one hour journey from Singapore, so just kick back and relax as the ferry takes you safely from Singapore to Indonesia. If you're already in Batam, meet up with the tour group at the ferry terminal. From there, spend the morning visiting historical and cultural sights including Barelang Bridge, the biggest bridge in the city that links several islands together, Vietnamese Camp (better known as Galang Refugee camp), and Dragon fruits farm, 16 hectares of fruits - with more than 80,000 trees. After a tiring morning, take a break and enjoy a delectable 7-course seafood lunch! After lunch , visit a GTS local product shop, then head to Golden City - where those of you who chose to go Go-Karting will finally enjoy the fun activity! If you chose to get a massage, you'll also be taken to the spa for some well-deserved pampering. Next up: BCS Mall, for some duty-free shopping - and the perfect place to grab some souvenirs. Last but not the least - a visit to the popular 3D Trick Eye Museum - the perfect place to get some fantastic photos, and even better memories.
Located just one hour away from Singapore by ferry, Batam is a small island in the South China Sea. The port city is known for being a trade-free zone, beaches and nightlife - perfect for those looking for a day trip or a weekend trip from Singapore. Start the day early by heading to Harbourfront Centre and checking at Batam Fast Counter. Don't arrive late because your boat will depart on time. At 8:00am (Indonesian time), you'll arrive at Batam, ready to head out and explore the city. Pass by the extensive Barelang Bridge and visit the Coffee Luwak Factory for flavorful local coffee. Then, visit Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple, a large Buddhist temple in the city. Afterwards, head to the Welcome to Batam monument for a few photos before trying out Batam's famous layered cake, kueh lapis. For lunch, you'll dine at Kopak Jaya 007 Restaurant at Barelang and indulge in a delicious seafood lunch. After lunch, visit the Golden Cheng-Ho Cruise Replica and Statue, then head to the Golden City, where you can find the Go-Kart area and Flying Fox, if you wish to participate. Enjoy some time to shop at Polo and Batik and First Factory Outlets and BCS Mall - the perfect place to buy souvenirs. And, as a special treat to Klook customers, you'll be taken to the damous IDR7,500 shop before heading back to Singapore.