Batam is one of the largest islands in the Riau archipelago with coastal villages and untouched nature. Several resorts here with luxurious hotels and golf courses cater to the incoming tourists looking to have a good relaxing holiday amidst the natural surroundings.
The Barelang bridge is a chain of 6 bridges of various types that link Batam, Rempang and Galang island. consists of 6 islands in south of Batam. This bridge is very popular among the tourists internationally and locally as the bridge is almost 40 meters above the water and provides spectacular ocean and island views.
Batam has a few temples worth visiting like the Tua Pek Kong temple which is used by the locals for their daily prayers and also the Vihara Buddhi Bhakti Temple that is open each day for prayers and offerings.
Batam is known for its picturesque beaches and beautiful resorts. Batam beaches are perfect for those who want to enjoy a day out in the sun and Melur beach is one of last few non-monopolized beaches in South East Asia.