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.
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!
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.