Batam Island, just like some other local islands, is a part of the free trade zone. Here you can find a great variety of goods by the world leading producers and for a very good price. Besides, if you want to buy inexpensive but qualitative clothes, then you can find it among the local producers, like Sofie, Ferry Sunarto, Kisoon Harto, Ali Charisma, Talisa House, Biyan, Ghea, Sebastian’s, Poppy Dharsono, Herman Nuary. But it’s better not to buy it without a fitting. The thing is that the islanders are quite short and slim, so they sew clothes here according to their own parameters, even if it’s labeled as the European ones.
Your active city break in Batam Island. Attractions, recreation and entertainment - best places to spend your day and night here
There are lots of ways to do something really active on Batam Island. For instance, if you want to try yourself in water skiing, then go to CableSki Park. Besides, you can also try surfing … Open
Landscaped resort areas in Batam will please fans of upscale vacations. Coast of the island has an advanced infrastructure; you can find a lot of leisure and entertainment centers on its … Open
Wayang puppets (a form of the local puppet theatre art) would be a very unusual present. Wayang often depicts mythical creatures, Gods, and heroes. You can also buy a memento copy of the local music instruments like maracas, mbira, drums, and flutes (and these souvenirs are pretty cheap). You can even produce a simple melody with it. However, if clarity of sound is an important aspect for you, then it’s better to look for a real instrument by the local craftsmen.
The first hotels on the island of Batam started appearing quite recently, less than 30 years ago. All hotel complexes feature first-class equipment, including some of the elite accommodation … Open
Don’t forget to buy a pack or two of coffee, as Indonesia stand on the fourth place in the international coffee production rating. The local sorts are known for its high quality and reasonable price. Or you can buy Jasmine tea, Jasmine honey or chocolate as well. As you do shopping, remember that you do can and must bargain in markets and small shops in order not to pay too much. As you bargain, don’t show how you actually like a product, you can even just leave. If a seller agrees to low the price, he’ll come and catch you up; if not, just look for another seller.