There is also an expat entertainment area like Blok M / Kemang.Four – Five Star hotels run from as low as USD - per night and green fees can range from USD - 5 which includes twin buggy sharing & caddy.Unlike in other parts of Indonesia, you'll find that Batam is rather well organized and clean. NEW REVIEW October 2016: 18 Best Hotels Near Batam Nightlife and Spas The Indonesian island of Batam has long been one the best kept secrets as a low cost getaway for Singaporean local and expats.The island has seven golf courses, several resorts and the costs are a fraction compared to Singapore and Bali.Beers at the pubs run from USD - and mixed drinks from - .
Although a law was passed to have the taxi’s metered – the taxis installed the meters but disconnected them!
Meeting local girls is not easy as they rarely frequent the expat entertainment district although you can meet some in venues like "Noname Club" in Harmoni Hotel or simply in the malls.
During the day, there isn't much to do in Batam, except for golfing, some shopping (cheap clothes, knock-off handbags, Chinese electronics, and liquor is very cheap.(If buying spirits whether traveling back to Singapore or other parts of Indonesia you are only allowed one bottle of spirits and one bottle of wine – they will check at the airport!
In the past few years there have been an explosion of pubs! A visitor may find many of the pubs empty or with less than a handful of customers.
In our Batam Pub Listing below we only added those that are the most entertaining and/or of interest.