Category Archives: Batam

Myths and history of Belakang Padang Island

Belakang Padang Island rises from the waters of the Singapore strait. (JP/Fadli) A myth says that those who go to Belakang Padang Island will have their yearnings met. Thus, a romantic nickname was born: “Penawar Rindu“, the island that soothes … Continue reading

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Indonesia tourism push: Focus on Jakarta, Bali, Batam, Bintan

Indonesia will focus on Bali and islands near Singapore rather than developing more remote spots in the world’s largest archipelago, as it seeks to double tourist numbers by 2020. The government’s marketing budget has been increased fourfold to 1 trillion … Continue reading

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