The island of Sumatra has many interesting tourist destinations to visit. In addition to Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Kilometer 0 Indonesia in Sabang, the Tsunami Museum in Aceh, Pahawang Island in Lampung, and Mount Kerinci in Jambi Sumatra there is a small island directly adjacent to Singapore. Its name is Batam Island.
Batam is an island that is part of the Riau Province. Here, you can cross directly to the neighboring country, Singapore, because of its close location. In fact, from Batam you can see Singapore from a fairly close distance, you know. For those of you who have plans for a vacation to Batam, here are 8 recommended tourist attractions in Batam.
- Elyora Beach
Elyora Beach is one of the tourist attractions in Batam which presents a stretch of white sand. The waves on this beach are not big, so it is suitable as a place to relax. You can use trees as a place to take shelter and become an object for taking pictures.
Here it is equipped with tourism supporting facilities. Such as the availability of toilets, prayer rooms, baths, and huts to rest. The charm of Elyora Beach is even more beautiful, with views of the blue sea and the small island across. Not surprisingly, this beach is now quite crowded with tourists.
Elyora Beach is located on Galang Baru Island, Batam City, Riau Islands. You need to cross the Trans Barelang to get here, one way if you want to visit Abang Island. Traveling to Elyora Beach, you need to pay an entrance ticket of IDR 10,000 / person, and if you’re going to rent a hut, you only need to pay IDR 100,000. It’s a perfect choice for a vacation with the family.
- Tunjuk Island
Tunjuk Island is a small island in which there is a dense and natural mangrove forest. You can explore the mangrove forest, then relax and enjoy the beautiful and unique white sandy beaches. There is a myth that is believed by residents about the beach here.
The white sand in this place is believed to disappear and reappear. Therefore, visitors are not advised to sit near the beach jutting into the sea. Many visitors have proven that the sand on this beach is sometimes attracted by seawater.
Tunjuk Island is southeast of Batam City and is the Subang Mas district. As the name implies, this island is not large and has a tail like the tip of a pointing finger. You can go around the island all day for a rental fee of IDR 600,000 / boat. Suitable for those of you who like adventure by boat.
- Mubut Island
In Batam, there are several charming small islands. One of them, Mubut Island. Divided into two, namely Pulau Mubut Darat and Pulau Mubut Laut, you can get a different sensation from the two because Mubut Darat Island is uninhabited. At the same time, Mubut Laut Island is inhabited by residents.
Mubut Darat Island has a beautiful stretch of white sand, clear seawater and is equipped with coconut palm trees that add to the beauty of this island. While on Mubut Laut Island, you can see the activities of the people whose daily activities are gardening, mining, and being fishermen. Suitable for those of you who like to interact with residents.
Mubut Island is located in Karas, Galang, Batam City. From downtown Batam, you can drive to Barelang, then head to Sembulang Harbor to then sail to Mubut Island. Here, you can stay at the pavilion or bring your tent for camping.
- Marina Beach
If you hear Batam, you must be familiar with this one beach. Marina Beach is one of the famous tourist destinations in Batam, so you must visit it when traveling to Batam City. Moreover, this beach is a luxurious yacht stopover port. Suitable as a tourist destination with family.
Marina Beach presents a view with white sand, a natural blue sea, and soothing shady trees. Here it is equipped with tourist facilities, such as children’s playgrounds, tents, gazebos. There is also a luxury resort Marina Water Front City. It can be used as a place to stay for those of you who like a staycation.
Address at Jalan KH. Ahmad Dahlan, Tanjung Riau, Sekupang, Batam City, you can easily access Marina Beach because the location is not far from the center of Batam City. Here, you can rent a yacht or boat to go around enjoying the beauty of Batam Island.
- Vietnamese Village
In Batam, there is a historical place, namely Kampung Vietnam was a former shelter by the original Vietnamese in ancient times. Currently, the village with an area of 80 hectares is no longer inhabited, but it still keeps remnants which are then preserved and used as tourist attractions.
Here, there are former houses, museums, places of worship, prisons, and a monument built by the refugees called the “Boat Monument”. The boat is a vehicle carrying Vietnamese refugees to
- Pancur Telaga Bidadari
In Batam, not only cities and beaches can be used as vacation spots. There is a waterfall that is still natural because it is not yet crowded with tourists. His name is Pancur Telaga Bidadari. Although not as high as other waterfalls, this place is still recommended to visit.
For those who like water tours, swimming in the Pancur Telaga Bidadari will certainly be an exciting experience. Because the height is less than 3 meters, you can jump from the top of the cliff and immediately enjoy the freshness of this waterfall. If you like camping, here you can also do it for free.
Pancur Telaga Bidadari is located in Kabil, Nongsa, Batam City, Riau Islands. A fun place to visit with friends and family. Enjoying the cold waterfall in the heart of the city of Batam, of course, is the right choice.
- Mata Kucing
Batam has a mini zoo called Mata Kucing. Visiting here, you can see eagles, monkeys, black monkeys, and many more. There are also giant fish species live in the pond, gold Arowana fish that reach 1 meter in length, large catfish, and Arapaima Gigas fish with a length of 2 meters. Other tours that you can try are flying fox, hiking, and swimming.
Mata Kucing Tourism Forest is located at Jalan Taman Bukit Golf, Tanjung Riau, Sekupang, Batam City. The entry ticket price is fairly cheap, only Rp. 10,000/person for adults and Rp. 5,000/person for children. Operational hours every day from 08.30 – 18.00 WIB.
- Tanjung Pinggir Beach
Another beautiful beach in Batam City is called the Indonesian state line. Tanjung Pinggir Beach is located at the end of Batam City and directly opposite Singapore. You can see Marina Bay Sands, Universal Studio Singapore, and Singapore’s tall buildings from a distance from this beach.
Tanjung Pinggir beach has brownish sand with a length of 250 meters. Although the sand is brown, the beach is quite clean and fun to enjoy the view of the sea and Singapore. However, because this beach is quite crowded, you need to come early to get a quieter atmosphere.
As the name implies, Tanjung Pinggir Beach is located in Tanjung Pinggir, Sekupang, Batam City, Riau Islands. To travel here, you only need to pay an entrance fee of IDR 5,000/person, and you can already enjoy the view of the sea and Singapore.
Batam City is access to shipping goods from abroad and has tourist attractions that are no less exciting than other tourist attractions in Indonesia, especially the island of Sumatra. So, among the recommended tourist attractions, which places have you visited or will you visit? Before you plan a trip to Batam, be sure to read more about Batam and Indonesia by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.