Attractions/ Places at Batam

Attractions/ Places at Batam

  1. Nagoya
  • If you like shopping, you should visit the shopping complex at Nagoya Super Block in Batam, Riau Archipelango province.
  • It offers products in several modern shopping malls within one compound. In this pedestrian area, there are 450 kiosks and 170 shops with a Hypermarket on Nagoya Hill.
  • The Nagoya area is located at Sudirman and Yos Sudarso Streets, Jodoh subdistrict, Batam, Indonesia.
  • It is easy to find restaurants selling fast food, Chinese food, Peking duck, steak, and pizza.
  • Visitors can buy various items including electronics, clothing and food in this area.
  • Since it is situated in the city center, tourists will have no difficulty finding accommodations during their trip.
  • Visitors can enjoy walking streets with plenty of food and shopping without having to worry about the heat or rain because these streets have an integrated city walk similar to those in Singapore.
  • The city walk area is located in the mall, but it is designed with wide spaces to look like a “mini city”. I
  1. Abang Island
  • Beautiful underwater gardens featuring fascinating coral reefs decorated with various shapes, sizes, and colors of many sea creatures.
  • That is the view that expects snorkelers and divers under the crystal clear waters of Abang Island, south of in the province of the South Batam in the province at the Riau Archipelago.
  • Abang Island is enclosed by many other small islands, most of which are conservation areas for coral reefs, while the main island of Abang only measures around 10 square km.
  • With relatively shallow waters (around 15-18 meters deep), this attractive underwater wonder is a perfect spot for both diving and snorkeling.
  • Its beauty is often compared to that of the waters around Komodo Island National Park, Bunaken and Raja Ampat since COREMAP (Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Programs) itself has also designated the area as site for a special underwater coral reef observation center.
  • Above the surface, the landscape of Abang Island is still original with hills dominated by granite rocks. Most of the shores are still decorated with beautiful mangrove forests.
  • The most fascinating feature of the waters of Abang Island is the existence of a rare species of coral known as Blue Coral which only lives in clear waters with excellent water quality.
  • Among some of the fish species that find shelter under its calm waves are selar, lencing, red snapper, red sand fish, blow fish, pinang, and many others.
  • Over the years, the people of Abang Island have constantly been taught awareness of the importance to preserve the coral reefs both as tourism assets as well as their significance for the global environment.
  • In turn, they can also benefit from tourism activities next to their daily activity as fishermen or traders.
  • This has ultimately led to the well maintained beauty of Abang Island.

 

  1. Bingka Bakar
  • If you are craving for a true taste of the tourist island of Batam , you should take a bite of the sweet Bingka Bakar, a simple cake with a distinct Riau Malay taste.
  • Bingka (or also known as Bika) is a typical sweet cake of the Malay ethnic group which is also familiar on the island of Sumatra and other Malay dominated regions.
  • What makes Bingka Bakar of Batam different from other Bingka (such as the more familiar Bika Ambon of Medan, North Sumatra) is that it is baked rather than steamed, hence the name Bingka Bakar (Bakar in Bahasa Indonesia means barbequed or grilled).
  • Basically, Bingka Bakar is made of flour, eggs, coconut milk, sugar, and salt, which is uniquely shaped into a blooming flower.
  • Although the original flavor uses Pandan Leaves, nowadays Bingka Bakar also features other flavors such as cheese, chocolate, strawberry, mocha, sesame, corn, durian, peanuts and others.
  • With a soft and tender texture and reasonably sweet (no too overwhelming) taste, Bingka Bakar is a perfect companion for your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
  • Bingka Bakar is said to have initially been a royal treat for Malay Sultans and was served only at special ceremonies or to honor distinguished guests.
  • The distinct taste of Bingka Bakar was said to have been familiar only among royalty and stayed within the palace walls.
  • However, over time the recipes of the special cake also spread among the common people and was widely developed as a popular dessert.
  • Although it evolved into a modern cake featuring popular flavors, the distinct blooming flower shape is preserved from ancient times.
  • You can find Bingka Bakar Nay@dam in many shops all across the island and at Batam’s Hang Nadim International Airport.
  • Nay@dam was founded by Wisnu Wardhana who successfully transformed the traditional cake into a popular snack and one of the most favorite souvenirs of the island.
  • It can be found Bingka Bakar Nay@dam in Outlet Ruko Puri Legenda, Blok D1 No 03, Batam Centre. Phone: +62 778 809 6179, +62 778 731 5376; Fax:  +62 778 809 6174; Website:  nayadam.com

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